VIP Car number- Allahabad High Court has refused to entertain a plea for allotment of fancy number for car.
Issue Before the Court
A petitioner recently approached the Allahabad High Court and prayed that directions be issued to the Respondent no.2
to provide Registration No. U.P.85BQ0001 of LMV (four-wheeler) to him.
The Court held that the period for reservation of the registration number had expired and that is why his request cannot be granted.
A deposit Rs 1,00,000 for the VIP number.
Learned counsel for the Petitioner stated that the Petitioner had deposited a sum of Rs 1,00,000
for reserving the VIP Car number, but he was not able to purchase the vehicle.
However, the Petitioner wants to purchase a vehicle now and requested the Court to direct the Respondent no.2 to grant him two weeks to purchase the vehicle.
Hon’ble Allahabad High Court examines various provisions of the Uttar Pradesh Motor Vehicles Rules, 1998 to adjudicate the case.
As per clause (ii) of sub-rule (2) of Rule 51A, the Transport Commissioner by way of advertisement notifies that registration of specific numbers which are considered attractive are open for registration.
Some rules that affect registration are that reservation fee once paid will not be refunded, and if a vehicle is not produced within 30 days, the registration stands cancelled.
No refund of Registration fee for VIP Car number : Allahabad High Court:
The Court held that even though the Petitioner paid the prescribed fee for registration, but he did not purchase a vehicle.
So, as per clause 6 of subrule (2) of Rule 51A, the registration number granted to the Petitioner stands cancelled.
It was further observed that as per the bar contained in clause (v) of Rule 51A (2). the registration fee cannot be refunded.
On the issue that the registration number stands cancelled, the Court observed that cancellation is covered in subrule (2) of Rule 51A of the Rules, 1998.
In the instant case, the Petitioner was not able to produce the vehicle within thirty days of reserving the vehicle.
Therefore as per subrule (2) of Rule 51A of the Rules, 1998 the reservation stands cancelled.
Title: Rajesh Gaur vs State of UP and Another
Case No.: WRIT A No. 7938 of 2020
Date Of Order: 15.10.2020
Coram: Hon’ble Justice Surya Prakash Kesarwani and Hon’ble Justice Yogendra Kumar Srivastav
Counsel for Petitioner: Bhanu Prakash Verma
Counsel for Respondent: CSC.