Penalty for delay in getting PUC: Drive hampered by software glitches
The penalties were to be applicable from November 4.
Jaipur: Rajasthan transport department’s policy to impose penalties for delay in getting a Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate has received a setback. As per the orders from the department, the penalties to be charged from the two-wheelers are Rs 200, from four-wheelers Rs 500 and bigger vehicles than these are Rs 1000. The penalties were to be applicable from November 4, however, the officials have still not been able to update the software required to do so.
The policy was launched about a month ago by PWD Minister of Rajasthan Yunus Khan and penalties were to come into force only after these were first updated in the software. This is still not possible as the software made by NIC doesn’t have the option to charge penalties. This has created concerns for the officials as the orders to charge penalties are already issued by the department, however, there is no option to do so.
Transport Commissioner (pollution) BL Meena was handed over the responsibility of ensuring pollution control measures for vehicles however he was unable to give any specific orders until Friday. The officials did get the new policy inaugurated by the minister on October 3, however, haven’t been able to make any significant progress thereafter.
The city has witnessed long queues of vehicles at PUC centers from the time the last date for getting the certificate was announced. It took people more than half an hour to get this done after receiving a token.