Hi, I was stopped by a traffic cop today in Mumbai and he asked for car papers. I was not having PUC certificate, as the car is just 7 months old and I was under impression that no PUC is required for new cars for 1 year. However, the cop said that there is no such rule. I checked the RTO website as well, however did not find any such thing there. This incident raised some queries. 1. Are new cars really exmpted from obtaining a PUC certificate for 1 year ? 2. If Yes, then the duration of 1 year is counted from date of registration or date of manufacturing ? 3. Also found out this article in ToI that traffic constables do not have powers to impose fines. Only RTO officers of the rank Asst Sub Inspector have that authority. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ts-without-PUC-papers/articleshow/6253890.cms 4. The article also says that, RTO cannot fine you on the spot for lack of PUC certificate. They can only send a notice to you. One needs to submit the PUC within 8 days after receiving the notice. I think there is a lot of confusion about traffic rules and how and by whom they are imposed. Fellow members can throw some light on this.