The Central government has issued a notification for a common format of the Pollution Under Control Certificate to be issued across the country. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued the notification on Monday under Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989.
Under the new format, the ministry has introduced uniform PUC format across the country by linking the PUC database with the National Register. The concept of rejection slip is being introduced for the first time under the new format.
“A common format of rejection slip is to be given to the vehicle owner in case the test result value is more than the maximum permissible value, as mandated in the concerned emission norms. This document can be shown at the service centre for getting the vehicle serviced or can be used, in case the PUC centre device is not working properly when tested at another centre,” said the notification. There will be confidentiality of personal information.