FADA receives additional time from Supreme Court to provide completed affidavit with BS-IV vehicle descriptions

The Supreme Court gave the Center more time to file its affidavit with information of compliant BS-IV vehicles posted on its Vahan database after March 31.

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The Supreme Court gave the Center more time to file its affidavit with information of compliant BS-IV vehicles posted on its Vahan database after March 31.

The Center was given more time by the Supreme Court to file its affidavit with details on compliant BS-IV vehicles listed on its Vahan database after 31 March.

In the last hearing of the case in June, the Top Court, Federation of Automobile Dealers Association of India(FADA) demanded that it include information of the period when the vehicles were sold in their earlier affidavit, sales after the lockdown was lifted on 3 May and the affidavit be revised to see if the government e-portal VAHAN contains these sales or not.

BS-IV vehicles must be registered within 10 days of delivery, although the vehicles purchased before 31 March can be recorded at a later date, as specified by the supreme court in its order of 27 March. Since the lockdown began, the bench was issued a 10-day extension to clear 10 per cent of the unsold product.

The Supreme Court had passed an order on March 27 enabling registration of 1.09 lakh BS-IV vehicles sold till March 31. Furthermore, in the FADA report, the amount of automobiles sold but not registered was more than 2 lakh units.

V.K. Vishwanathan, Senior advocate, speaking for Fada, filed with the court that the vendors had unsold cars and “would be permitted to send the cars back to the manufacturers so that they could be exported to other nations.

In an appeal by the FADA, amidst Lockdown, the court released an order demanding an extension of 30 days on the 31 March deadline for the completion of the selling and registration of BS-IV emission compliant cars.

The plea filed by Fada requesting a two-month extension of the 31 March deadline for the selling and registration of those vehicles was directed by the High Court to sell and register such vehicles.

It is probable that the court will announce its final decision on the matter depending on the revised affidavit FADA is bringing to trial.

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