The Supreme Court in June had ordered all major automobile manufacturers to adhere to the order passed previously order which stated that no BS4 vehicle was to be sold post 10 days of lockdown relaxation which has been reportedly neglected by all car dealerships.
A bench led by Justice Arun Mishra has observed that besides setting such strong directives almost every carmaker did continue to sell their leftover BS4 stock post the 10 days of lockdown relaxations.
According to the report submitted the Supreme court had only permitted the sale and registration of only 1.05 lakh BS4 vehicle but the number recorded stood almost double at approximately 2.55 lakh BS4 vehicles.
Now, the Supreme court is seeking an explanation from all the designated authorities on why the excessive sale took place during the lockdown despite the order being passed. The court has also expressed its displeasure on why such fraudulent activities were conducted.
The Final Solution
- The bench has also directed the FADA (Federation of Automobile Dealers Association) to submit the details of all BS4 vehicles sold after the order was passed and came to effect from March 27, 2020.
- The Court has also directed all major carmakers to not to take any advantage of the earlier rulings and that no further BS4 vehicle will be registered with the court’s order.
- The bench has also pointed out that the sales conducted in during last week of March and after 31st March were done through the company’s online portals for which the registration process is being conducted at the moment.
- The bench has now barred the registration of such vehicles by extending the previous order and has set a next date of hearing for August 13th 2020.