Delhi govt to hire pvt couriers to deliver car RCs within 4 days, will be fined up to Rs2K for late delivery

New Delhi: No more waiting for months or standing in the queue to get registration certificate (RC) of your vehicles as the transport department of Delhi government is planning to deliver these certificates in just four days via courier service, making them accountable for the late delivery.

Delhi’s transport department is going to home deliver RCs through private courier service instead of the postal department. If the RC is not delivered within four days then the courier company will have to pay a fine of Rs 1,000 and if the delay is over seven days then they may have to cough up to Rs 2,000. Strict provisions have been made to ensure no misuse of RCs are being done. The courier company will have to pay a fine of Rs 1,000 if a parcel containing RC is lost.

Close to 85,000 RC and duplicate RCs are printed from 13 zonal offices in Delhi in a month. Currently, these were sent through the post but to ensure more efficiency and accountability, a private courier service has been hired.

According to officials, due to non-availability of staff, RCs keep lying at the MLO office or with the postal department and there is hardly any check. To strengthen the system, it will be the duty of courier service to collect all the printed RCs from the MLO office and deliver it to its rightful owner. After delivering the parcel, they will also have to submit a receiving in the next three days. Once the service is started then the vehicle owners will also be able to track their parcel through SMS service.

Currently, the government is paying around Rs 25 for delivering through postal service. The government expects that cost through courier service will be lesser as they will give tender of delivering 85,000 parcels each month. They are yet to float the tender after which cost of delivery will be ascertained.