Now PUC Mandatory for Vehicle Insurance Renewal

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI)has asked insurers to ensure that the direction of Supreme Court of India that stated insurers must not renew any motor policy until the vehicle owner provides a valid Pollution Under  Control certificate (PUC) as per the Supreme Court’s directive. Although the directive is with focus on compliance in National Capital Region of Delhi (Delhi – NCR, it is not long before all states follow suit.

The consumers are wondering if this new emphasis on PUC, will really control the pollution or just increase the documentation time for renewal. Further how accurate are the PUC checking machines that are available in the service stations?  For any test equipment to be relied upon, it has to be to periodically calibrated against standards. How many of the checking stations do really carry out the calibration?

Will this notification only increase the harassment of the customer in these troubled times?  These are questions that time alone can answer.


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