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EPCA to work with insurance companies to ensure mandatory linking of PUC with vehicle insurance

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Environment Control Authority (EPCA) Monday said they will work with bodies to ensure complete compliance of the order of mandatory linking of under control (PUC) certificate with issue of annual

The bodies said they will also start a pilot project in region to identify the set of vehicles that do not come back for registration of the

"We will then share the details of such vehicles with the Transport Department," the companies said.

The EPCA also said it would direct the government to "strongly advertise that insurance is mandatory and so is PUC".

"What we can make sure that there is good compliance of the order in NCR," said Sunita Narain, EPCA member.

"Let us work towards 100 per and 100 per cent compliance in NCR and see what are the loopholes and let us see how the improvements can be made," she said.

In July, the (IRDA) had said vehicles without a certificate will not be insured.

The IRDA, in a notification, had directed all general insurance companies not to insure a vehicle unless it has a valid PUC certificate. is renewed every year. The insurance regulator's move follows an order of the in this regard.

In August 2017, the apex court in M C Mehta vs Union of and others case had directed insurers not to insure a vehicle unless it has a valid PUC certificate on the date of renewal of the

It is mandatory for every vehicle owner to have a valid PUC certificate to comply with the prescribed emission norms. A vehicle without such certificate is liable to be prosecuted under the Motor Vehicles Act.

Computerised facilities for checking levels and issue of PUC certificate - to vehicles meeting emission standards - are available at many petrol pumps/workshops.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 19:50 IST