The Union Ministry of Road and Transport has issued a draft notification for linking Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates of vehicles with a central database of vehicles, the Parliament was told today.
According to reports, the government has set up a central depository called 'VAHAN' to store data relating to all vehicles.
"Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways has issued draft notification GSR 196 (E) dated 28.02.2018 for the linking of PUC with VAHAN database for proper implementation of PUC regime," Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma said in the Lok Sabha.
To a question whether the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has any monitoring mechanism regarding the functioning of Pollution Control Centres (PCCs) in the national capital, he said the Delhi government's transport department is responsible for monitoring the performance of equipment, calibration and manpower at these centres.
The Central Pollution Control Board conducts random audit of these PCCs every year in respect of testing facility available, code of practice, procedure followed, technical skill of operator, instrument calibration and reliability of Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificates issued.
"CPCB audited 68 PCCs during last 2 years and irregularities were found in 24 of these PCCs. The audit reports have been sent to Transport Commissioner, Department of Transport, Delhi for taking necessary action," Sharma said.
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