Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding extension of registration of period of specialized armoured vehicles of Special Protection Group by 5 years, 07/11/2023

  • 07/11/2023

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs Union of India & Others dated 07/11/2023.

The Miscellaneous Application is on behalf of Special Protection Group (SPG) seeking a direction to the Transport Department NCT of Delhi/Registering Authority to allow extension of registration period of 3 specialized armoured vehicles by 5 years till December 23, 2029.The registration of these diesel vehicles is going to expire on December 24, 2024 on completion of 10 years. An application was made to the Government of NCT of Delhi, the registering authority which was rejected,June 6, 2023.

The counsel for the applicant, Special Protection Group (SPG) said that the Notification dated January 16, 2023 issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways which incorporated Rule 52A in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. The rule says that "the restriction will not apply to special purpose vehicles (armoured and other specialized vehicles) used for operational purposes for defence of the country and for maintenance of law and order and internal security".

The NGT directed notice to be issued to the Transport Department, Delhi government and the NCT of Delhi. The matter was listed for January 19, 2024.