Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about P.U.C. Certificate

Certificate It is mandatory for every vehicle owner to carry a valid Pollution Under Control Certificate and maintain in such a condition and shall be so driven so as to comply with the prescribed emission norms. 

Q1. What is the penalty for not having the pollution certificate?

Ans. A vehicle, not carrying a valid PUC Certificate is liable to be prosecuted under Section 190(2) of the Motor Vehicles Act. A penalty of Rs.1000/- for first offence and Rs.2000/- for every subsequent offence of violation has been provided. 

Q2. Where should I get my vehicle pollution level checked?
Computerised facilities for checking of pollution levels and issue of PUC Certificates (to vehicles meeting emission standards) are available at many petrol pumps/workshops. These authorised Pollution Checking Centres are spread all over Delhi . At present, 388 Centres for petrol / CNG driven vehicles and 273 Centres for the diesel driven vehicles are functioning. Theses centres issue Pollution Under Control Certificates (PUC) if the vehicle is found meeting prescribed emission norms. In case the vehicle is found polluting beyond prescribed norms, necessary repairs/ tuning in the vehicle would be required. 

Q3. What are the fees for pollution checking? 
Following fees for pollution checking including minor rectifications, if required have been fixed by the Government: - 

Petrol / CNG / LPG vehicle
Two &Three Wheeler Rs. 60

Four Wheeler Rs.80

Diesel vehicle Rs. 100

Q4. What happens if my vehicle is found visibly polluting although I am carrying a valid PUC certificate?

Ans. The PUC Certificate of your vehicle shall be cancelled and you will be directed (under Rule 116 of CMV Rules) 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.

Q5 When does a vehicle require a PUC Certificate?

Ans. After the expiry of period of one year from the date of first registration, every motor vehicle is required to carry a valid PUC Certificate .

Q6. My vehicle is BS-I/ BS-II/BS-III/BS-IV Whether I need to obtain a PUC Certificate? 

Ans. As per Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, every motor vehicle (including those conforming to BS-I/ BS-II/ BS-III/BS-IV as well as vehicles plying on CNG/LPG) is required to carry a valid PUC Certificate after the expiry of period of one year from the date of its first registration. However the validity of 4 wheeled  BS-IV compliant vehicles  is one year and for other  vehicles it is three months.

Q7. What should I do if I see any vehicle polluting?

Ans. You should report to Complaint Cell/Control Room at Tel No.42-400-400.

Last Update Date :- 08-06-2018

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