Supreme Court Rounds Up Dealers For Flouting Registration Norms
The Supreme Court has pulled up automobile associations for flouting BS4 registration norms.
The Indian auto industry moved to the new BS6 emission norms from 1st April 2020. The original deadline for the registration of BS4 vehicles was valid till 31st March but it couldn’t be followed because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown which meant everything was shut from 25th March.
The Supreme Court then put out a ruling that registration of BS4 vehicles can take place for 10 days after the first phase of the lockdown is over. The Court granted this relaxation on the condition that a maximum of 1.05 lakh vehicles would be sold and registered.
However, it then came to light that dealers had sold almost 2.55 lakh vehicle since then. The Supreme Court then pulled up various automobile associations including FADA and asked them to furnish details about the sale and registration of these vehicles. Once FADA submits these details by Friday, the Court will decide the further course of action.