Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates to be issued online in Rajasthan
The move to bring transparency and uniformity.
Jaipur: You will now get a pollution under control (PUC) certificate only online in Rajasthan. All the authorized centers in Jaipur and other districts have been connected with a network. The scheme has been rolled out from Jaipur in the first phase. The district’s 151 authorized centers have already been connected by the network. People will get PUC in Jaipur online from August 19.
You will get an e-certificate through SMS on your moible phone. Not only that, you will also get an alert before your vehicle’s PUC certificate of your vehicle expires.
Rajasthan transport minister Yoonus Khan said on Thursday that the provision has been made under Rajasthan Motor Vehicle Pollution Online Checking Centre Scheme 2017.
The move has been taken to “bring transparency and uniformity in the functioning of the authorized vehicle pollution checking centers in the state,” the minister said. The announcement to make PUC certificates online had been made in 2016-17 budget, he added.
The transport department has signed an agreement with the Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) to set up the network.
In the second phase, more than 1.000 authorized centers in the other districts will be connected through network in the next three months.
Questions were being raised over the authenticity of PUC certificates currently being issued by pollution checking centers in Rajasthan. There were complaints that these centers were issuing PUC certificates without even checking the pollution level of the vehicles.
“It would be impossible to cheat the new system because the process will be controlled online and it will be closely monitored,” said Khan.
Shailendra Agarwal, principal secretary and commissioner of the department, said internet connectivity, computers with Windows software and others equipment have been procured for networking of vehicle pollution checking centers.
“After checking pollution level, the certificate will be issued with QR (quick response) code for verification. By scanning the QR code, the certificate can be verified,” he said.
“With the authorized centers going online, the pollution checking will be monitored through a server and there will be no scope of any irregularity.” Agarwal further said that it will be necessary for the authorized service centers vehicle manufacturers to set up pollution checking center. Each vehicle coming to the authorized service center, will be checked for pollution and PUC certificate will be issued.