Mah taking rules for fitness checks of vehicles lightly: HC
THE Bombay High Court on Tuesday rapped the Maharashtra Government, saying it should stop making a mockery of court orders and decide whether it wanted to strictly implement the Motor Vehicles Act provisions pertaining to fitness certificates of vehicles.
A division bench of justices A S Oka and A K Menon said it had passed several orders in the past in a Public Interest Litigation raising the issue of non-compliance of rules by the Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) while issuing fitness certificates for vehicles or renewing the same.
“We have been passing orders asking the Government to take the rules for fitness checks of vehicles seriously but in vain. The Government seems to be taking it very lightly and casually. This amounts to a mockery of our orders,” the High Court said here on Tuesday.
It was time the Maharashtra Government took a decision on whether it proposed to strictly implement provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act pertaining to fitness certificates and stop making a mockery of court orders, the court said.
The bench was on Tuesday informed by the petitioner, Shrikanth Karve, that an officer posted at a border post in Solapur was coming to the RTO in Pune and issuing fitness certificates without any authority.