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Ban On Mentioning Designation & Profession on Vehicles; P&H HC Sets 72 Hours' Implementation Deadline

Lawstreet Journal 26 Jan 2020 1:31am

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court on January24, 2020 passed an order banning the display of designation and profession on government or private vehicles in the tricity (Panchkula, Mohali and Chandigarh), which applies brakes to the VIP culture which should have been done away with long ago. The police were asked to implement the ban within 72 hours of the order in the tricity. 

The order was given by a division bench consisting of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Amol Rattan Singh. With this order the court prohibits any display or mention of designation or position of any office through any form. For example words like army, press, journalist, High Court, doctor, etc. should not be on the vehicle. Even the vehicles of judicial officers were not given exemption. However exemption was given to ambulances, fire engines and other vehicles used for salvage purposes and the court also stated that the ban does not apply to parking stickers given by different organizations. During the proceedings the compliance of the order began from the court itself. 

The Bench asked the court staff to see whether anything in contravention of the direction was displayed on the High Court vehicles before ensuring its removal. Justice Rajiv Sharma was the first to remove the “High Court” sticker from his vehicle and the same is expected to be followed by other judges. This particular decision extends only to the vicinity of tricity which include Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali. The first step in abolishing the VIP culture was… Continue Reading...

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