Government is going to make an amendment in the Motor Vehicle Act, which will give 60 days time to pay the challan for violating travel and transport rules. If the vehicle owners do not pay the amount of the fine within this time-limit, then their license or vehicle registration will not be renewed. This information has come out from the draft Ministry of Transport rules.
The license will not be renewed
Transport officials, however, will be allowed to deal with applications related to vehicle permits, fitness and tax. A ministry official said, "This means that if the challan is not paid, the department will not renew the registration and license of the vehicle." In many cases, challan cases against vehicles and drivers are sometimes pending for months and sometimes years, in view of which we decided to bring this provision. When we are going to adopt a completely IT based information system, people and officials cannot get the time to settle matters.
Compoundable offenses will be applicable
If a person has not deposited the challan amount and is caught violating traffic rules again, he will have to pay a higher fine than before. He said that all these rules would apply to compoundable offenses. Compoundable is that category of challan, in which you can pay the fine with the traffic police without going to court. Details of the violation will be on the portal. However, traffic analysts say that if the traffic authorities refuse to register and renew the license, then the violator will have the option to go to court. An official said that the new rule will be focused on e-challaning through an online point of sale system and agencies will have to keep all the details of violation of rules by the people on one portal so that the traffic authorities can seek help if needed.