Now Pollution Check Stickers On Vehicle Windscreens

SRINAGAR — Calling for enforcing strict pollution check measures for ve­hicles, Transport Commis­sioner, J&K, Saugat Biswas Monday asked the Pollu­tion Checking Centres to ensure computerized test­ing and certification with minimum levels of human interface.

Transport Commissioner was speaking at a meeting convened today through Vid­eo-Conferencing with RTOs, ARTOs and owners of the Pollution Checking Centres across the State.

Biswas said, in accordance with the recent instructions of the Governor, foolproof certification of Pollution Control and its strict enforce­ment should be ensured. He enjoined upon the owners of the Pollution Checking Centres not to deviate in any manner from the pollution checking norms.

Transport Commissioner instructed the Regional Transport Officers and As­sistant Regional Transport Officers to conduct surprise checks, and monitor the working of the Pollution Checking Centres in their jurisdiction strictly, and also submit monthly report in this regard.

He further instructed the RTOs/ARTOs to check all as­pects of the working of Pollu­tion Checking Centres includ­ing availability of Pollution checking equipment of ap­proved specifications, avail­ability of trained and techni­cal manpower to operate the machines, updated software and requisite computer in­frastructure, back-up facility, updated calibration and An­nual Maintenance Contract.

It was decided in the meet­ing that the Pollution Check­ing Centres shall, henceforth, issue Pollution Under Control Stickers displaying the Pol­lution Checking Certificate validity on the windscreen to the vehicle owners. “The department will make the stickers available at nominal cost to the Pollution Checking Centres” Biswas said.

The owners of Pollution Checking Centers assured their full cooperation and also expressed their grati­tude for enhancing the rates of the Pollution Checking Certificate and bringing them at par with other States. 

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