MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT REFUNDS FINE FOR WRONGLY CHARGED E-CHALLANS

TECHNOLOGY IN THE TRAFFIC SYSTEM-

The Traffic Police Department does its duty every day excellently. Issuing challan and charging fines is a way of punishing traffic violators. With the advancement of technology, the method of issuing challans and charging fines has also modernized.

A few years earlier, the method of issuing challans and collecting fines from the violators was all done by the police themselves. The E-challan system was fully operational from the years 2016 and 2017 in the entire country.

But now, E-Challan systems have made their work a little easier. CCTV cameras help track the violators and the way of collection penalty is also done online.

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WRONGLY CHARGED FINE-

But it may sometimes happen that they might issue a challan and charge a fine from some people because of some mistake. Until now, there was no system by which the wrongly charged penalty could be refunded.

To correct such mistakes that may have happened, the Maharashtra government decided to refund all the fines for e-challans that were charged wrongly.

REFUND OF THE WRONGLY CHARGED FINE IN MAHARASHTRA-

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“However, sometimes, people also end up paying the fine amount and later realizes that they were wrongly charged. Once the money is paid even for e-challan, it goes to the government treasury. Until now, there was no mechanism to refund the money to the motorists and we had requested the government to derive a way wherein money can be refunded,” said a Traffic Police Officer.

  • To refund the wrongly charged penalty to the people the Maharashtra government has created a separate account to refund such amount.
  • The additional director general of the Traffic Police department has been appointed as the Nodal officer to make sure that the money is refunded to the wrongly charged people.

REFUNDING PROCESS-

When a complaint about a wrong fine is filed-

  • The unit first verifies the complaint.
  • If the complaint is true, a report about it is sent to the Traffic Department.
  • The report contains details about the car number and the reason for issuing the challan.
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