SC bans BS-IV vehicles registration till further orders, next hearing on August 13

SC bans BS-IV vehicles registration till further orders, next hearing on August 13

New Delhi: Supreme Court on Friday ordered the ban on registration of BS-IV automobiles until additional orders. 

Expressing displeasure on the sale of huge variety of automobiles in March throughout Covid-19 lockdown, the SC mentioned that an uncommon variety of BS-IV automobiles had been bought through the time.

SC has posted the matter for subsequent listening to on August 13.

In its final listening to on July 24, the SC gave extra time to centre to file affidavit of Vaahan knowledge on registration of Bharat Stage (BS)-IV automobiles.

The high court docket had additionally rejected FADA’s request to permit exports to African nations. Auto seller affiliation FADA had knocked SC doorways urging the court docket to rethink determination on disallowing sale and registration of BS-Four automobiles with impact from April 1, 2020. 

The apex court docket in its listening to noticed that producers had been aware of BS VI deadline, therefore they need to take the automobiles again. 

The SC on July eight had recalled its March 27 order by which it had allowed sale of BS-IV automobiles for 10 days throughout India, besides in Delhi-NCR, after lifting of COVID-19 induced lockdown, a directive which is able to impression registration of many of those automobiles. The high court docket had on March 27 mentioned it was allowing sale of 10 % of unsold BS-IV automobiles to make up for six days misplaced as a result of nationwide lockdown which was imposed on March 25.

The SC bench had mentioned Bharat Stage (BS)-IV automobiles bought after March 31 this yr and people whose particulars haven’t been uploaded on the e-Vahan portal of the federal government won’t be registered. In October 2018, the court docket had mentioned no BS-IV automobile can be bought or registered in India from April 1, 2020.

In its July eight listening to the court docket had noticed that particulars of greater than 17,000 automobiles haven’t been uploaded on the federal government’s e-Vahan portal. The bench mentioned it could ask the federal government to test the e-Vahan knowledge and would enable registration of these BS-IV automobiles, whose particulars are uploaded on the portal until March 31. It additionally requested the federal government to put earlier than it the information of automobiles which had been uploaded on the e-Vahan portal after 31 March. The court docket requested the car sellers affiliation to furnish particulars of automobiles bought by them to the federal government.

Bharat Stage (BS) emission norms are requirements instituted by the federal government to control output of air pollution from motor automobiles. The BS-IV norms have been enforced throughout the nation since April, 2017. In 2016, the Centre had introduced that India would skip the BS-V norms altogether and undertake BS-VI norms by 2020.