Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Government has constituted an expert Committee to review the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and to suggest changes therein. The Committee will be chaired by Shri S.Sunder, Former Secretary, Ministry of Surface Transport. It will review the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 in a comprehensive manner in order to ensure that the provisions of the Act address present days requirements of the Road Transport Sector in an effective manner. It will also study the contemporary Act of the leading Asian countries like China, Japan etc. and make suggestions to adopt best practices suitable for India.

It will have ten members including Professor Dinesh Mohan, IIT (Delhi), Shri O P Agarwal, CEO & MD, UMTC, Shri S R Marathe, Director (ARAI), Pune, Shri Dilip Chenoy, DG (SIAM), and Transport Commissioners of Government of M.P and Karnataka amongst others. Shri S K Dash, Joint. Secretary (Transport), Ministry of Road Transport & Highways will be the Member Secretary. The Committee may co-opt any other member as deem appropriate by the Chairman.

The Committee will submit its report to the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways within a period of three months.

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