The Madras High Court has given the order that the driver may show the documents of the vehicle in electronic format when sought by the police or any other official. It was also said in a notification of the Central Government last month. A bench of Justice Dr. Vineet Kothari and Justice Anita Sumant passed the order on several petitions against a memorandum. Social worker 'Traffic' Ramaswamy, Tamilnadu Lauri Swami Sangh and Tipper Lauri Swamy Sangh and All India Association of Goods Owners' Owners Association challenged this memorandum in the High Court.
It has been said in this memorandum that the drivers should keep the original documents along with the license. The court disposed of it last month after recording the notification issued by the Surface Transport and Highways Ministry. The bench said, "The petitions have failed in view of the amendment brought on November 2 by the Central Government."
In the petitions, a goods vehicle has been filed on behalf of All India Union of the Swami organization, in which the memorandum issued by the ADGP of State Traffic Planning Cell has been challenged on August 24, 2017. The memorandum said that a person driving a non-licensed vehicle will be prosecuted under sections 130 and 171 of the Motor Vehicles Act. According to the memorandum, all the drivers will keep original copies of all papers including the license while driving.