Exemption Vehicles from BS – IV Norms
Bharat Stage-VI Emission Standards
Mandated mass emission standard Bharat Stage-VI (BS-VI) throughout the country for new vehicles manufactured from April 1, 2020.
The Government, vide G.S.R. 889(E), dated 16.09.2016 has mandated mass emission standard Bharat Stage-VI (BS-VI) throughout the country for new vehicles manufactured from April 1, 2020. This has been notified after consultation with all stakeholders.
The Ministry agrees for the exemption being sought. Exemption has been sought from the new stringent vehicular emission norms which are set to take effect from April 1, 2020 with the reasons that the vehicles involved with the forces operate in remote and inhospitable terrains with most challenging operational and environmental conditions and that due to security challenges and specialized operations required for such operations and that the development of suitable engine would require considerable time.
Further, it is difficult to maintain ideal transportation and storage conditions of fuel.
The Government, vide G.S.R. 485(E) dated 19.05.2017 has exempted motor vehicle used for Government purposes relating to the defence of the country from BS- IV norms and the Government, vide G.S.R. 871(E) dated 13.09.2018 has exempted special purpose vehicles (armoured and other specialised vehicles) used for operational purposes for maintenance of law and order and internal security from BS-IV norms, for a period up to 31st December, 2019.
The above information stated in the Parliament on 18th July 2019 by the Road and Transport Minister Nitin Jairam Gadkari.
BS Norms (Bharat Stage Norms)
- Preparation for Bharat Stage VI Vehicles started from 2017
- BS Norms (Bharat Stage Norms)
- BS-VI Fuel Norms: Introduction of BS-VI norms vehicles from April 2020
- BS-VI Norms: Sale of BS-VI Norms Vehicles