Government implemented new rule
Companies are required to pay a fine of up to one crore rupees if the government is ordered to recall the vehicles unnecessarily due to manufacturing shortage. This arrangement will come into effect from April 1, 2021.
Have to recall
The Ministry said that it has been notified that in case of vehicles of a particular category, more than a minimum number of complaints are received against the total sales on the portal for recall of vehicles, then it is mandatory for the manufacturer to fix those vehicles. The order to withdraw from will apply.
Provision for fine up to 1 croreAccording to the notification, depending on the number of vehicles and their type, the fine will range from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crore. Under the Central Motor Vehicles Act, there is a provision in the rules for the testing and compulsory recall of vehicles. This penalty is imposed when the manufacturers or importers fail to purchase the vehicle voluntarily. At the moment there was no penalty on this.
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The new rule will apply on these vehicles
The new rule will apply to vehicles that are less than seven years old. In this, any defect in the vehicle or parts or software will be considered as a risk, which is a risk to road safety.
Complaint portal will be made for customers
The intention of the government is to set up a portal for vehicle owners so that they can lodge their complaints, on the basis of complaints, a notice will be sent to the auto companies, which will have to be answered in 30 days. Let us tell you that the government is very serious about road safety. The Ministry of Road Transport is working on a plan to reduce the death toll in road accidents by 50 percent. This step has also been taken in the same direction.