Transport Ministry plans uniform PUC certificate with QR code
New Delhi : The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) is working on introducing a uniform pollution under control (PUC) certificate for all vehicles in India.
According to a report by ET Auto, it has been claimed that the ministry will soon launch a new PUC certificate that will have a QR code on it and important details will be made available through its scan. The QR code on the uniform PUC certificates will have specifics of the owner, vehicle and emission status.
The transport Ministry has already proposed the changes in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules and will have the provision for a system generated SMS to the registered mobile number of the owner before getting the PUC done.
According to the report, officials said that uniform format of the PUC certificates has been proposed for linking the PUC database with the national register. The government has also planned to provide a rejection slip for the first time, specifying the reason for rejection. The rejection slip will also include where the engine emission values exceed the limits set under the CMVR.
Meanwhile, according to the new Motor Vehicle Act, if the driver or person-in-charge fails to provide the PUC certificate then he/she is liable to pay a hefty fine of Rs 10,000.