Faulty printer at UT licensing body leaves 22,000 vehicles without RCs
Another 4,000 residents have been left to drive their vehicles with receipts, issued by the RLA.
Reason: The only printer at the Registering and the Licensing Authority (RLA) office is not functioning.
Ironically, the RLA, otherwise earns lakhs of rupees almost every three months through auctions of numbers alone.
Sample this: A Chandigarh resident who bought a car in June 2012 was asked to collect his RC in August. In August, the date was extended to September 26. When he went to collect it on the due date, he was given yet another extension and asked to collect the registration certificate in January 2013.
He is just one of the 22,000 residents waiting endlessly for registration certificates from one of the UT Administration’s highest earning departments.
The delay has been caused after a printer, which prints the RCs and licenses, suffered from technical trouble that could not be rectified. The department then decided to buy a new printer, for which, an order was placed with a firm in Mysore over two weeks ago. This, however, is yet to arrive.
Insiders say that officials in the RLA and the Society for
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