The Supreme Court ruled that no Bharat Stage-IV vehicle shall be sold across the country with effect from April 1, 2020. The Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission norm would come into force from April 1, 2020 across the country.The ruling was made by a three-judge bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur. The bench clarified that only BS-VI compliant vehicle will be sold in India from April 1, 2020.
Source- The Hindu
Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018:
- Bharat Stage emission standards were introduced in 2000 in line with recommendations made by RA Mashelkar Committee.
- The Bharat stage emission standards were instituted by the Government to regulate the output of air pollutants from motor vehicles. The BS-IV norms were in force across the country since April 2017.
- Ranjan Gogoi is the present Chief Justice of India.