New Delhi: In a bid to curb pollution, the road transport ministry may be very strict in its rules regarding pollution under control (PUC) certificate. As per reports in the media if your vehicle does not have a PUC certificate from next year, the authorities may confiscate your vehicle's registration certificate (RC).
According to a report in Hindustan Times’s sister publication Hindustan, the road transport ministry has issued a draft notification. The ministry has sought suggestions from stakeholders while the process is expected to take two months.
An online system has been proposed, the report said, adding that if people fail to renew their vehicle’s PUC within a stipulated time period, their RC could consequently be seized.
On August 20, 2020, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) had issued a circular stating Central pollution control board has raised issues regarding the status of compliance and asked companies to follow the instructions.
"Central pollution control board (CPCB) has raised concern regarding the status of compliance of above direction of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in National Capital Region of Delhi (Delhi – NCR). Please ensure that the direction of the Supreme Court of India is followed scrupulously with a special focus on compliance in the National Capital Region of Delhi (Delhi – NCR),” the insurance regulator said.