Punjab govt relaxes norms for issuance of vehicle fitness certificate
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
After the public faces problem is getting vehicle fitness certificate from the state government, the state transport department has relaxed the norms, for the convenience of the public.
The transport department has issue a notice,” It is brought of the notice of the general public that due to Covid-19 Pandemic the owners of the vehicles irrespective of the area/region in which they are residing & where their vehicles are actually registered can get issue the certificate of fitness to the vehicles including the tourist vehicles (PB01 series) from anywhere in the State of Punjab. The members of the Board of Inspection will meet virtually to share the information. 3 tabs to each of the Regional Transport Authority in the State are being provided for the purpose of sharing the required information.
Punjab govt relaxes norms for issuance of vehicle fitness certificate. Further, the Tests of Fitness & Grant of Certificates of Fitness in the State of Punjab so far are being done by the prescribed authority (Board of Inspection). The same are being plagued with the problems of capacity including the expert manpower & infrastructure required for testing as well as the perennial complaints regarding transparency. In the light of the same it has been decided to increase the availability of quality facility for testing fitness & for grant of certificates of fitness to improve the Ease-of-Doing-Business and transparency in regulation.
Fitness Certificate is an official document certifying that the holder’s vehicle is fit to drive at public places. As this certificate is a very important document in renewal of permits. The renewal of fitness certificate is highly regarded. An applicant should apply for renewal of his vehicle Fitness Certificate within 30 days from the date of expiry of its validity. RTO officials has the right to decide upon the issue of certificate