Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding implementation of Section 136A of MV Act 1988, 06/04/2023

  • 06/04/2023

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of S. Rajaseekaran Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/04/2023.

The SC was informed that in pursuance of the court order of January 6, 2023, the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety has held several meetings. At the meeting held on March 15, 2023, the Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MORTH) indicated that the Ministry will take up the exercise of standardisation and bring out detailed guidelines to integrate software and hardware with E-Vahan/E-Challan.

Further, MORTH intends to standardise national guidelines for hardware and software so that there is uniformity across the nation with regard to the modalities for implementing Section 136-A of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988.

The Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety in its interim report said that NCRB is to prepare a concept paper on the modalities for implementing a nation wide roll out of the e-enforcement of Section 136-A. Taking into consideration, the above fact, SC decided to stand over the proceedings to August 7, 2023.

Section 136A of MV Act 1988 deals with electronic monitoring and enforcement of road safety.