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Offline PUC certificate to be issued till Sept 30 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:68/98/19: In a respite for those struggling to obtain Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate in Odisha after imposition of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, 2019, the Transport Commissioner has allowed issuance of the certificates through offline mode till September 30.

Online issuance of PUC certificates will be implemented from October 1, official sources said.

In a letter to all RTOs of the state, the Transport Commissioner has mentioned that only 36 Pollution Testing Centers in Odisha have been authorised to issue online PUC certificate through VAHAN application, for which people are suffering as other existing authorised centres are yet to be linked online.

Notably, those driving vehicles without possessing a PUC certificate will be fined Rs 10,000 under the act. However, the Odisha Government has relaxed the norm for a month.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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