New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday deferred hearing of the plea by Federation of Automobiles Dealers Association (FADA) and granted more time to the Centre to file its affidavit with details of BS-IV compliant autos that had been uploaded on its portal VAHAN post-March 31, 2020.
Ashish Kale, President, FADA informed ETAuto, “The court will next hear the matter on 31 July.”
In March this year, the apex courtroom was knowledgeable concerning the unsold stock of BS-IV autos — round seven lakh two-wheelers, 15,000 passenger vehicles and 12,000 business autos.
FADA had filed an affidavit giving details of bought however unregistered BS-IV autos and pleaded that the registration of those autos be allowed post the March 31 deadline.
On March 27, the highest courtroom had relaxed the March 31 deadline amid the countrywide lockdown put in place to include the sp of the worldwide pandemic. It allowed the sale of BS-IV autos for 10 days throughout the nation, besides in Delhi-NCR, after lifting of COVID-19 induced lockdown.
Next, on June 15, the apex courtroom had made it clear that no sale and registration of BS-IV autos could be permitted within the nation and pulled up the car sellers affiliation for violating its earlier order that had given some restricted rest.
On July 9, the SC recalled its March 27 order. As per the courtroom, vehicle sellers violated its directives and BS-IV autos had been bought in the course of the lockdown within the last week of March and after March 31 additionally.
The BS-IV autos bought after March 31 this year is not going to be presently registered, the courtroom had said.
The bench additionally famous that details of more than 17,000 autos haven’t been uploaded on the e-Vahan portal of the Government of India and it could ask the federal government to check the e-Vahan information.
It had requested the car sellers affiliation to furnish details of the autos bought by them to the federal government after which posted the matter for hearing on July 24, 2020.
Bharat Stage (BS) emission norms are requirements instituted by the federal government to regulate output of air pollution from motor autos.
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