VET certificate a must for revenue licence from Oct. 1
All motor vehicle owners will have to obtain the Vehicle Emission
Test (VET) Certificate to be eligible for the Revenue Licence from
A mobile VET station with testing equipment.
A Gazette notification issued on January 25 this year has made it
mandatory that motor vehicle owners should pass the VET to qualify for
the Revenue Licence. The objectives of the program are to minimise
carbon emission, make vehicles’ fuel efficient and environment friendly.
A change of attitude towards using vehicles which are in good condition
is a long-term objective.
Director, CleanCo (Pvt) Ltd., Dr. Nishantha Nanayakkara said the VET
program will help to save fuel and reduce the number of low quality
vehicles within the next few years.
India has been able to improve the quality of vehicles and reduce
carbon emission by testing the emission levels of vehicles.
Eight mobile and 32 fixed stations will be set up throughout the
country by CleanCo (Pvt) Ltd. and Laugfs Holdings to conduct the tests.
Air Mac, the steering committee comprising ministry and university
experts will advise the Registration of Motor Vehicles (RMV) and monitor
the progress of the project.
Dr. Nanayakkara said there will be no manipulation or issuing of
bogus certificates since the system will generate certificates
automatically for vehicles which comply with the required standards.
Information regarding the vehicle will be stored in a bar code. The
system will be sophisticated and of high standard unlike obtaining a
A test has to be completed within six minutes. Owners of new vehicles
are not required to obtain the VET certificate for three years.
The VET fee for vehicles is as follows; motor-cycles (Petrol) Rs.
247.50, motor-cycles (Diesel) Rs. 247.50, motor- tricycles (Petrol) Rs.
302.50, motor tricycles (Diesel) Rs. 302.50, cars (Petrol) Rs. 660, cars
(Diesel) Rs. 660, dual purpose vehicles (Petrol) Rs. 715, dual purpose
vehicles (Diesel) Rs. 715, motor lorries (Petrol) Rs. 935, motor lorries
(Diesel) Rs. 935, buses (Petrol) Rs. 605 and buses (Diesel) Rs. 605 and
prime movers (Diesel) Rs. 990. Ten per cent of the income from the
program will be allocated to the VET Fund to monitor the progress of the
tests and ensure that they comply with the standards.
The RMV has already taken steps to register garages which are
equipped with suitable machinery to meet the VET certification
The investment for the project is Rs. 1.1 billion.