News Updates’We Must Modernize’ : Karnataka High Court Refuses To Stay FASTag Implementation Mustafa Plumber5 March 2021 8:09 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Friday refused to stay the notification issued to amend the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, by which fitment of FASTag has been made compulsory for all vehicles and a valid FASTag is mandatory while getting a new 3rd Party Insurance. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty said “Someday we must modernize.” Referring to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Friday refused to stay the notification issued to amend the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, by which fitment of FASTag has been made compulsory for all vehicles and a valid FASTag is mandatory while getting a new 3rd Party Insurance. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty said “Someday we must modernize.” Referring to the present COVID-19 situation it said “In the present circumstance should it not be welcomed? People don’t need to handle notes which may be handled by 50 other people in a day.” Amended Central Motor Vehicle Rules:In the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 (hereinafter referred to as the principal rules), in Rule 47, in sub-rule (1), after clause (i), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:- “(ia) proof of fitment of FASTag specified in Rule 138A;”. In the principal rules, for the Rule 138A, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:- “138A. Fitment of FASTag.- (1) Categories M and N motor vehicles manufactured on and after the 1st July, 2017, shall be fitted with FASTag having such specifications as may be specified by the Central Government:Provided that in case of any vehicle which is sold in the form of drive-away-chassis without windscreen, such FASTag shall be fitted in the windscreen by the dealer at the time of providing such windscreen.(2) The fitment of FASTag shall be verified by the registering authority at the time of registration.Explanation – For the purposes of this rule, FASTag means an onboard unit (transponder) or any such device fitted on the front windscreen of the vehicle. The application for stay was filed by petitioner Geetha Mishra who has moved the court challenging provisions of the National Highways Authority Act (NHAI) and the National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules. Advocate G R Mohan appearing for the petitioner submitted that the Notification dated 06-11-2020 is in violation of the Fundamental Right of people who use Four Wheeler within the City and who may not go outside the city or use the National Highway. The bench in its order noted that “Perusal of writ petition shows that challenge is to validity of section 8 (a) of NHAI act and also to validity of NHAI 3 (Determination of rates and collection) Rules. By filing IA the applicant in the petitioner is seeking stay of operation of the amended CMV and notification issued pursuant to amended rules. There is absolutely no challenge to the amendment made to the said rule of 1989 in the main petition.” It added “An interim relief can be granted in aid of final relief. In this case there is absolutely no challenge to amended rules of 1989.” The court also turned down the reliance made by the petition in a case of the Bombay High Court, by which a notice has been issued in a petition. The court said “Even the said order is irrelevant as in the petition there is no challenge to the validity of the amendment to the rule of 1989. Hence the application is misconceived and the same is rejected.” The court will now take up the case on April 9, when it will fix a date for final hearing of the main matters. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Related posts:No related photos. Virtual reality: Welcome to my worldBy Personnel Today on 3 Feb 2010 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Virtual reality is a common theme in popular fiction. Movie makers have repeatedly explored the concept of an alternate, and often sinister, existence that has been created alongside the real world. Films such as The Matrix, Total Recall and Lawnmower Man have encouraged the viewer to imagine an entirely man-made reality. But the fascination with virtual, alternate and parallel existences stretches back further than the past two decades. Doctor Who was arguably one of the first television shows to depict different worlds that coexisted with our own, and Lewis Carroll created an elaborate and sometimes bizarre alternate existence for his heroine in Alice in Wonderland. Director James Cameron’s current multi-million dollar 3D blockbuster Avatar has taken this concept a step further, with the hero being able to telepathically control and ‘exist’ within an alien being in another world. So is this still fantasy, or is it just possible that we are now at a point where these notions are not altogether as far-fetched as they might have once seemed?When two worlds collideAlthough computer-simulated worlds are by no means a new concept, the past few years has seen an explosion in the number and type of virtual worlds being launched. According to research and analysis company KZero, there are about 150 in existence. Indeed, investment in virtual world technology and the development of new virtual world experiences does not appear to have been significantly dampened by the recession.Originally called MMORPGs (massively multi-player online role-playing games) they have, as the name would suggest, traditionally focused on gaming. More recently, however, virtual worlds have moved more towards social interaction and community generation, especially for children. In addition, the past 18 months has seen organisations such as Michellin and Intel start to use virtual worlds for business collaboration, training and shared learning, citing benefits in cost savings through reduction in travel, and greater inclusion of a geographically dispersed workforce. So what do virtual worlds offer that more traditional video-conferencing, webinars or group telephone calls don’t? Virtual learning Central to the appeal of virtual worlds for learning and collaboration is the concept of immersion; that is the suspension of disbelief that allows the perception of actually being with other individuals in time and place. One creates a virtual representation of oneself, commonly known as an ‘avatar’, and interacts with others through it using voice or text chat. Just as one would do in the real world, the avatar can see everyone around them, hear what others who are near them are talking about, and move around the virtual environment by either walking or, for longer distances, flying or teleporting.It would seem intuitive that this kind of application of virtual worlds could also be used to deliver low-cost, but high-impact health promotion and coaching to populations and specific high-risk groups. Using virtual environments to deliver health advocacy solutions is new so there is little good research about the outcomes, but there already appear to be a number of established uses of virtual worlds for health-related activities. A recent review of virtual world Second Life found 68 separate instances, covering a wide range of uses including education and awareness, support, training, marketing and recruitment for research.Virtual world technology has been successfully used to simulate emergency hospital scenarios to train physicians and medical students. Indeed, London’s Imperial College has created a virtual world hospital that it is being used to augment the training of medical students and junior doctors. OutcomesAlthough there is a lack of good quality published research, the medium has the potential to improve engagement and drive behaviour change if used with more traditional health management channels. Technology-based health improvement programmes have been shown to decrease health risks, improve work performance and generate a return on investment for employers. The anonymity of participants within the environment can help with discussions about potentially sensitive health-related topics. People have a shared (rather than isolated) online experience with peer-to-peer communication and support. There are no geographical limitations to participation. And there is no need for expensive technological infrastructure, as all participants need is a PC/Mac, a broadband internet connection and a headset. A recent pilot implementation of a virtual world-delivered healthy eating and weight management programme in Second Life showed 65% of the eligible population registered for the programme, with 54% of participants reporting at least one lifestyle change based on the information and advice received during the pilot, and a high level of acceptance of the medium. Healthcare systems need to better understand how they can use existing and emerging technologies to enhance the management of the populations they serve. Technological advances – be they virtual worlds, other social media or wearable devices – have the potential to improve societal health while managing costs. Consultations with a healthcare professional in an artificial world are no longer beyond the realms of Hollywood fantasy. These are indeed exciting times, but only if we are prepared to boldly go where no man (or woman) has gone before. By Dr Peter Mills, population health expertReferences A Survey if Health Related Activities on Second Life. JMIR.LeRoy Heinrichs et al. Simulation for team training and assessment: case studies of online training with virtual worlds. World Journal of Surgery 2008; 32: 161-70Mills et al. Impact of a Health Promotion Program on Employee Health Risks and Work Productivity. American Journal of Health Promotion 2007; 22: 45-53.CIGNA-vielife in Second Life: Engaging and Interactive Health & Lifestyle Training for the Global Workforce. Comments are closed.
ASTON VILLA VS CHELSEAAston Villa are doomed; they are bottom of the Barclays Premier League with 16 points, nine behind 19th-placed Newcastle and a massive 11 from safety with just seven games remaining. As it stands they need four wins to move out of the relegation zone. And now they have no manager after Remi Garde left the club after just four months and only two wins in 20 league games. Garde left by mutual consent on Tuesday night.NORWICH CITY VS NEWCASTLE UNITEDBoth Norwich City and Newcastle United are fighting to stay in the Barclays Premier League. Norwich are just clear of the relegation zone, in 17th place on 28 points while Newcastle are 19th, with 25. The Canaries won 1-0 at West Bromwich Albion last time out, securing their first league win since January 2 and ending a sequence of 10 games without a win and just two points secured from a possible 30.STOKE VS SWANSEA, Stoke suffered a blow ahead of this game when first-choice goalkeeper Jack Butland broke an ankle in England’s recent 3-2 win in Germany. With second-choice Shay Given also missing Mark Hughes will have to give a Barclays Premier League debut to 23-year-old Dane Jakob Haugaard. Stoke, though, are enjoying an improvement in form with just one defeat from their last six Premier League games.SUNDERLAND VS WEST BROM,Sunderland have drawn their last three league games, and though Sam Allardyce’s men have won just once in their last nine, five of those games were stalemates. West Bromwich Albion, meanwhile, have won three and drawn one of their last five league outings, but suffered a 1-0 home defeat by another of the strugglers, Norwich, last time out.WEST HAM VSCRYSTAL PALACEWest Ham United can sense a place in next season’s Champions League; they are in fifth place in the Barclays Premier League just one point behind fourth-placed Manchester City. Palace, meanwhile, last won in the league, at Stoke in December; since then they have played 13 games, losing nine and drawing four, taking just four points from a possible 39.MAN UNITED VSEVERTONManchester United have won three of their last four games in the Barclays Premier League and now face Everton in what could prove to be a dress-rehearsal for the FA Cup semi-final if United beat West Ham in their sixth-round replay. Everton’s record at Old Trafford is poor; in 23 visits they have won just twice, while losing 17 and drawing four.