It had directed that all states, to fully implement the scheme of fixation of HSRP in their entire State, positively by April 30, 2012, for new vehicles and by June 15, 2015, for old vehicles.
The court had warned that no state will be allowed any further extension of time for implementation of this direction and failure to comply with its direction will lead to contempt proceedings against the “Secretary (Transport)/Commissioner, State Transport Authority and/or any other concerned person or authority under the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.
The court had passed the order on a PIL petition filed by the chairman of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front, M S Bitta, seeking its direction to introduce tamper-proof number plates and licenses for vehicles, contending that the present system was prone to misuse by anti-social elements.
The apex court had said that it has found “unwarranted conduct” and “willful disobedience” of the orders of the court by the Andhra Pradesh
It had directed Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Punjab, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh to complete the tender process in four weeks.
( Source – PTI )