Streamline system of issuing automobile health certificates: Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom
Chandigarh, January 14
In a major order liable to go a good distance in accelerating the method of issuing automobile health certificates, the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom has directed the Secretary, Division of Transport, to apprise the Bench concerning the streamlining of the system after trying into the matter.
Justice Gurvinder Singh Gill additionally made it clear that the federal government was required to make sure that the house owners didn’t face problem in getting their autos inspected “on the identical day they have been dropped at the workshop or on a day pursuant to the fixation of any dates/appointment for such inspection”.
Justice Gill additionally noticed the obligation of inspecting business autos in as many as 10 districts by one motorized vehicle inspector couldn’t be discharged effectively “having regard to the variety of business autos, which might be required to be inspected each month”.
The assertions got here as Justice Gill granted anticipatory bail to Sangrur Regional Transport Authority (RTA) Ravinder Singh Gill and two others in a dishonest and forgery case registered on August 18, 2022, beneath Sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC and the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act on the Patiala Vigilance Bureau police station.
It was alleged that the autos have been handed with out bodily inspection in opposition to the foundations.
The RTA was on the helm of affairs, Justice Gill noticed through the proceedings.
However it was undisputed that he was not presupposed to bodily examine the autos and act on the premise of the reviews/recordsdata put as much as him digitally by way of a software program after the completion of all formalities by the subordinates.
The petitioners have been represented by senior advocate Dr Anmol Rattan Sidhu, together with counsel Ishan Gupta, Pratham Sethi, Preetinder Singh Ahluwalia, Harkirat Singh Randhawa, Sapan Dhir and Tarunveer Vashisth.
An proprietor is required to get a health certificates revalidated after its expiry and can’t ply the automobile within the absence of a bodily inspection.
Justice Gill asserted it went with out saying the house owners of economic autos, a lot of which might be financed, couldn’t afford to maintain the auto off the street as it will entail losses.
Justice Gill added some sort of system was acknowledged to have been put in place to allow automobile house owners to use on-line for health certificates.
However apparently provision for fixing or selecting date upfront for bodily inspection was not there.
“Within the absence of any such system, the variety of automobile house owners who can be turning up for automobile inspection can’t be regulated. The process must be streamlined and to be made environment friendly, simpler and user-friendly. The better the system is made, lesser the possibilities of corruption and exploitation by touts,” Justice Gill added.
Guarantee house owners don’t face problem
- Justice Gurvinder Singh Gill made it clear that the federal government was required to make sure that the house owners didn’t face any problem in getting their autos inspected
- And it must be accomplished“on the identical day they have been dropped at the workshop or on a day pursuant to the fixation of any dates/appointment for such inspection”