Supreme Court: All vehicle owners must produce PUC to renew insurance
The Supreme Court of India has issued a list of directions in an attempt to curb pollution that includes no renewal of vehicle insurance unless the owners produce pollution under control certificates.
The Supreme Court of India issued a list of directions to curb pollution on 10 August 2017.
One of the main directions is for the insurance companies, which states that the companies will not renew insurance of a vehicle unless the owner provides pollution under control (PUC) certificate.
The decision was taken by a bench of justices headed by Justice Madan B Lokur.
The bench further asked the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to ensure that all fuel refilling centres in the National Capital Region (NCR) have PUC centres.
For the smooth implementation of the same, the apex court has given four weeks time to the Centre to make sure there are functional PUC centres in NCR, which will, in turn, ensure that vehicles plying in the area have PUC certificate.
The order was issued following the hearing of a PIL filed by environmentalist M C Mehta, way back in 1985, which dealt with various aspects of pollution.
Prior to giving out its order, the court considered the suggestions given by the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA).