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Plea in SC: Only 7.61% of E-challan fine recovered


Published on: April 7, 2023 | Updated on: April 8, 2023

Supreme Court of India (PTI)

NEW DELHI: An application was filed before the Supreme Court to evolve an effective mechanism for time bound recovery of the fines imposed through e-challan for violation of traffic rules.

The applicant relied upon the response of the Union government in the Rajya Sabha that only 7.61 per cent of the fine amount imposed through e-challans could be recovered against a total of over Rs 3,877 crore.

It was said that the exercise of issuing e-challans to deter vehicle owners from committing traffic rule violations stood substantially reduced by the low recovery rate of the fine.

In response, a bench led by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud asked the applicant to approach the Supreme Court Committee on Road Security chaired by Justice A.M. Sapre (retired) which is working to evolve a national road safety policy in consultation with the Union road ministry.

E-challan is an initiative under intelligent traffic management system where violations of traffic rules are electronically monitored by the law enforcement agencies.