Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Govt keen to set up ST/SC Land Commission: Champai Soren

Jamshedpur : Jharkhand Industry and Tribal Welfare Minister, Champai Soren today said the department has plans to set up a land commission for ST/SC people for quick disposal of pending land related cases. “We are planning to form an ST/SC Land Commission in the state,� he noted. Soren said he would soon discuss it with Chief Minister Hemant Soren to give the proposal a concrete shape.

Soren has said that the high security number plates meant for installation in motor vehicles would undergo testing for quality and standard. The Minister further went on to add that stringent action will be taken against guilty persons in case ordinary number plates are installed in vehicles in place of high security number plates.
He said a decision on removal of vehicles more than 15 years old would be taken after studying the issue deeply. He said the court too, had objected on this matter. For the time being, there is prohibition on issuance of permit to old vehicles.

It will be ensured that vehicle owners do not have to face any trouble unnecessarily. Soren said passenger facilities would be enhanced in Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Hazaribagh and Dumka bus stands.

New vehicle owners will have to follow one of the 14 local RTOs to secure the registration number. The motor licensing officer will issue an authorization slip to the owner, who will then approach the High Security Registration Plate center and pay the requisite amount to the get the new HSRP affixed.

However, fate of old vehicles is still unknown and officials concerned said that these would be fitted with the HSNPs in a phased manner later on.

The high-security number plate would help in ensuring security and uniformity. Above all, once these number plates become mandatory, use of fancy letters, unnecessary wordings, use of various sizes of number plates affecting visibility, would stand completely eliminated. In addition, when the vehicles are stolen, detection of the same would be easy.

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