Road Transport & Highways Ministry notifies common format for pollution control certificate

New Delhi, Jun 17 (Agency) Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a notification dated June 14, 2021 for a common format of the PUC (Pollution Under Control) Certificate to be issued across the country, under Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989. The new PUCC format is to carry introduction of uniform Pollution Under Control Certificate (PUC) format across the country and linking the PUC database with the National Register.

The concept of ‘Rejection slip’ is being introduced for the first time which will be issued to the vehicle owner in case the test result value is more than the maximum permissible value, as mandated in the concerned emission norms and that can be shown at the service centre for getting the vehicle serviced or can be used, in case the PUCC centre device is not working properly when tested at another centre. The confidentiality of information such as vehicle owner’s mobile number, name and address, engine number and chassis number (only the last four digits to be visible, the other digits shall be masked) will be maintained while owner’s mobile number has been made mandatory for SMS alert for validation and fee.

In case of the enforcement agencies believe that a motor vehicle is not complying with provisions of Emission standards, he may communicate in writing or through electronic mode to direct the driver or any person in-charge of the vehicle to submit the vehicle for conducting the test in any one of the authorized Pollution Under Control (PUC) testing stations. If the driver or person in-charge of the vehicle fails to submit the vehicle for compliance or the vehicle fails to comply, the owner of the vehicle shall be liable for payment of penalty. The QR code shall be printed on the form containing the complete information about the PUC Centre.