It is mandatory for every vehicle owner to carry a valid Pollution Under Control Certificate (PUCC) and maintain the vehicle in such a condition so as to make it compliant with the prescribed emission norms. After the expiry of the period of one year from the date of first registration, every motor vehicle is required to carry a valid PUC Certificate.
What is the expansion of PUCC?
- Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate.
What is the validity Period for a PUCC?
- PUCC is valid for six months at a time.
What is the need to pay fines for not having the Pollution Certificate?
- Any vehicle, not carrying a valid PUC Certificate is liable to be prosecuted under Section 190(2) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
Where the vehicle pollution level Checked and PUCC issued?
- At the licensed Auto Emission Testing Centers (AETC). Such centers are available at many Fuelling Stations or Workshops and are spread all over the State. These centers issue Pollution Under Control Certificates (PUCC), if the vehicle is found meeting prescribed emission norms, which includes taking a photo of the vehicle.
What happens if my vehicle is found visibly polluting although I am carrying a valid PUC Certificate?
- You will be directed as per provisions of rule 116 of CMVR to get the vehicle repaired, retested, and to produce a fresh PUC Certificate within seven days. The failure to comply with this direction would result in prosecution under section 190(2) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
Motor Vehicle is BS3 or BS4 Compliant. What is the need to obtain a PUC Certificate?
- As per Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, every motor vehicle (including those conforming to BS-III, BS-IV, as well as, vehicles plying on LPG) is required to carry a valid PUC Certificate.