The importance of having an Aadhar card is about to reach another level. The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill will be once again proposed to the Rajya Sabha for approval.
The Narendra Modi-led government had earlier managed to get the bill passed in the Lok Sabha in its first tenure but failed to get a nod from the Rajya Sabha.
But now with even greater majority, Modi government 2.0 will be pushing again for the bill.
The bill makes Aadhar card compulsory for getting a drivers license and Vehicle registration.
The first parliamentary session of the Modi government 2.0 starts from June 17 and Nitin Gadkari has made it clear that the government is going to push the bill in this session.
The bill which was pending a nod from the Rajya Sabha lapsed when the Lok Sabha was adjourned in February.
Gadkari, who has taken the office of transport minister for the second time, has said that radical reforms were expected in the transport sector once the bill gets a permanent nod.
Here are the key proposals of Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill
- It makes owners of the vehicle responsible for any violations caused by their children (juveniles) unless they can prove that the act of violation happened without their knowledge or if they tried to prevent it. In such cases, the registration for the vehicle might get cancelled and the juvenile will be tried under the juvenile justice act.
- In case of a death in hit and run case, the government will provide the family of the deceased with a sum of Rs 2,00,000 which is an upgrade to the current sum of Rs 25,000.
- Minimum fine for drink and drive will be increased from Rs 2,000 to Rs 10,000.
- Fine for rash driving will be increased from Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000.
- Minimum fine for driving without license will be increased from Rs 500 to Rs 5,000.
- Over speeding fine will be increased from Rs 400 to Rs 1,000-2,000.
- Fine for driving without seatbelt will be increased from Rs 100 to Rs 1,000.
- Fine for talking on phone while driving will be increased from Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000.
- A Motor Vehicle Accident Fund will provide compulsory insurance cover to all road users in India for certain types of accidents.
- It will be mandatory to alter vehicles to make them suitable for specially abled people.
- Contractors, consultants and civic agencies will be accountable for faulty design, construction or poor maintenance of roads leading to accidents.
- A time limit of six months has been specified for an application of compensation to the Claims Tribunal with regard to road accidents.
- The Bill removes the cap on liability for third-party insurance. The 2016 Bill had capped the maximum liability at Rs 10 lakh
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