GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU

ABSTRACT

Motor Vehicles Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 Delegation of powers to Police Officials for compounding of offences in the Cities of Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchirappalli and the Transport Officials in the Check Posts Notification under Section 20 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 issued.

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HOME (TRANSPORT VII) DEPARTMENT

G.O.Ms.No.30                                         Dated:  11.01.2000

      Read:

1.    G.O.Ms.No.1757, Home (Tr.VII) Department, dated 28.1.1992.

2.    G.O.Ms.No.628, Home (Tr.VII) Department,  dated 29.04.1995.    

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ORDER:

 

        In the Government order first read above, the system of compounding of offences otherwise known as the spot fine system exercisable by the Police Officers not below the rank of Inspector of Police was introduced in Chennai city.  The spot fine system was extended to the cities of Madurai and Coimbatore in the Government order second read above.  It was also ordered therein, that the Transport officials be allowed to exercise the power of compounding of offences in check posts on the lines of Police officers exercising such authority.  The Government have decided the spot fine system be extended to the city of Trichirappalli also.  They have also decided that the existing rates of spot fine be doubled.  They accordingly direct that the existing rates or spot fine be doubled and the system be introduced in the city of Tiruchirappalli with immediate effect.  The Government have also decided to issue a fresh comprehensive notification in this regard. 

 

        The following notification will be published in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette:-

 

 

NOTIFICATION

        In exercise the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 200 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (Central Act 59 of 1988) the Governor of Tamil Nadu, in supersession of the Home Department Notification No.II(2)/HO/5524/92, dated 28.10.1992, published at pages 667-668 of part II section 2 of the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette dated the 18th November 1992, No.III/NO/2646/95, dated 28.4.1995, published at page 622 of part II section 2 of the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette, dated 2.8.1995 and No.II(2)/HO/2641/95, dated 28.4.1995, published at pages 622-623 of the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette, dated 2.8.1995, hereby specifies the officers of the Transport Department not below the rank of a Motor Vehicles Inspector (Non-technical) in the check posts of the Transport Department in respect of the vehicles coming from other States and also specifies the police officers not below the rank of an Inspector of Police having jurisdiction over the areas in the cities of Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Tiruchirappalli other than the check posts of Transport Department, to compound offences committed under the said Act and punishable under the sections specified in column (3) of the table below either before or after the institution of prosecution for the amounts specified in the corresponding entries in column (4) hereof:-

THE TABLE

Sl.

No.

Nature of offence

Section under which offences punishable

Amount to be compounded

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

1

General provision for punishment of offences contravening of section 41(7) of the Act failure to renew registration.

 

177

100

2

General provision of punishment of other offences not indicated above

 

177

100

3

Disobedience of orders, obstruction and refusal of information

 

179

100

4

Allowing unauthorized person to drive

 

180

100

5

Driving vehicle in contravention of section 3 or 4 without driving licence or under the age of 18 years.

 

181

500

6

Offences relating to licences

 

182(1)

500

7

Offence relating to licences (disqualified of holding or obtaining conductors licence)

 

182(2)

100

8

Driving at excessive speed limits

 

183(1)

400

9

Driving at excessive speeds etc. (causes to drive and exceeding speed limits)

 

183(2)

300

10

Driving dangerously

 

184

1000

11

Driving when mentally or physically unfit to drive.

 

186

200

12

Racing and trials of speed

 

189

500

13

Using the vehicle without registration

 

192

500

14

Driving vehicle exceeding permissible weight

 

194

100

15

Driving uninsured vehicle

 

196

1000

16

Unauthorized interference with vehicle

 

198

100

 

   SHANTHA SHEELA NAIR,

SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

To

The Special Commissioner and

Transport Commissioner, Chennai-5.

The Director General of Police, Chennai-4.

The Director of Stationery and Printing, Chennai-2.

(For publication of notification in Tamil Nadu Government Gazette and supplied 200 copies to Home (Trpt.VII) Department.)

The District Collector of Chennai/ Madurai/ Coimbatore/ Trichirappalli.

The Commissioner of Police, Chennai/ Madurai/ Coimbatore/ Trichirappalli.

 

Copy to:

All Regional Transport Officers /Deputy Transport Commissioners.

All Transport Secretaries in Home Department.

 

Forwarded / By order

Section Officer