New Uniform PUC Certificate – Pollution Under Control Certificate

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway’s recently revised policy for the PUC Certificate highlights a uniform documentation format for all vehicles across the country. From now on PUC certificates will no longer be required to refresh for a different location and will share the same details across all means of transport. The certificate will have the owner’s mobile number, name and address, engine number, and chassis number. Further, the new PUC will now be linked to the database kept with the National Register.

The New PUC Certificate Highlights

  • The PUC certificate will display the owner’s mobile number, name and address, engine number, and chassis number.
  • Information through the new PUC certificate will be accessible using a QR code.
  • Vehicle owners will now receive SMS alerts on their registered mobile numbers for updates regarding validation and fees for the PUC. Further, they will also be able to see their validation status on an online portal.

What is a PUC Certificate? 

A PUC certificate states that a vehicle’s emissions are within the permissible levels as mandated by the government. It is essentially a verification that the vehicle plying on the road complies with the pollution norms of the country. This of course does not apply to electric vehicles.

Is PUC Certificate Mandatory To Renew Motor Insurance 

Just last year the IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory And Development Authority Of India) issued a circular to all General Insurance companies stating that a vehicle must have a valid PUC Certificate at the time of renewal of motor insurance.

Is A PUC Certificate Necessary To Have?

There are more than a few reasons to have a PUC certificate for your vehicle. First, the emissions from internal combustion engines contribute approximately 29% of the world’s total carbon emissions. Second, Not being able to produce a PUC certificate when asked can land you a hefty penalty of 10000 rupees. And in case the owner is found to be without a PUC certificate a second time, he/she will have to serve 6 months in prison plus a 10000 rupees fine.

What Is The Cost Of A PUC Test?

Since car owners are required to take the pollutions test every 6 months, it is important to know how much it costs. The cost of a pollution test varies based on the type of vehicle but generally is in the affordable range of 60 – 100 rupees.

How To Download Your Puc Certificate Online?

Upon successfully passing the emissions test, the owner of the vehicle is allotted a certificate which he/she can obtain digitally from an online portal. 

The owner can download the PUC Certificate online using the Registration number, last 5 digits of chassis number, and a security code provided to them. 

How To Download Your Puc Certificate Online Step By Step – 

Visit https://vahan.parivahan.gov.in/puc.

Click on the PUC Certificate section.

Enter the registration number and the last 5 characters of the vehicle’s chassis number.

Now fill in the captcha code.

The page will redirect to your pollution control certificate online if still under validity from where you will be able to print and/or download your PUC certificate.

Here is how to check PUC certificate status online Step By Step – 

Go to the official PARIVAHAN website https://vahan.parivahan.gov.in/puc.

Click on the PUC Certificate section.

Enter your registration number and the last 5 characters of the vehicle’s chassis number

Your PUC Certificate status, as well as its validity and readings, will be displayed.

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