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Govt to Do Away With Special Treatment for VIPs

Staff reporter, New Delhi
08/01/2018   0 Comments

The Government of India wants to do away with the special treatment given to the vehicles of the VIPs, the country’s top Constituting Authorities, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Governors, Lieutenant Governors and protocol division of the Ministry of External Affairs to transport foreign dignitaries. The decision was encouraged after an activist group by the name of Nyayabhoomi, filed a petition in the Delhi High Court, stating that the said vehicles by only displaying the State Emblem of India and not the registration mark are violating the Section 41(6) of the Motor Vehicle (MV) Act, 1988.

Section 41(6) of the MV Act states that “The registering authority shall assign to the vehicle, for display thereon a distinguishing mark (in this  Act  referred to as the registration mark) consisting of one of the groups of such of those letters and followed by such letters and figures as are allotted to the state by the Central Government from time to time by notification in the official gazette, and displayed and shown on the motor vehicle in such form and in such manner as may be prescribed by the Central Government.” In a memo addressed to Sanjay Kothari, Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind, the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry says, “In light of the provisions contained in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, it is requested that it may be ensured that all the Vehicles of the Rashtrapati Bhawan also display the registration mark as per the rules.” Similar memos have also gone out to IV Subba Rao, Secretary to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Principal Secretaries/Secretaries to Governors and Lieutenant Governors of all states and Union Territories and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar.


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