The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on 11th March, 2021 has issued the Central Motor Vehicles (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.
The amendment provides following new obligations of Manufacturers, Importers or Retrofitters.
Every manufacturer, importer or retrofitter, as the case may be, of a motor vehicle shall have in place procedure for regulating the recall of motor vehicle as specified in Annexure XII to these rules. Every manufacturer, importer or retrofitter of the motor vehicle, as the case may be, shall also have it placed in the organisation, a procedure to enable them to comply with the said procedure. The said procedure may be reflected with in the organisations quality manual.
The manufacturer, importer or retrofitter of the motor vehicle, as the case may be, is required to: (a) inform risks posed by the motor vehicles being manufactured, imported or retrofitted, by them; conduct investigations, and may take samples of motor vehicles and subject them to safety checks.
These amendments shall come into force from 1st day of April, 2021.