Tamil Nadu Government issues the Draft Amendment to the Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicles Accident Claims Tribunal Rules

Jul 11, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The State Government of Tamil Nadu on June 19, 2019, has proposed the Draft amendment to the Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicles Accident Claims Tribunal Rules, 1989.

After rule 25, the following rule shall be added, namely:

Rule 26:

(1)    No Court shall release a Motor Vehicle involved in an accident resulting in death or bodily injury or damage to property, when such Vehicle is not covered by the policy of insurance against third party risks taken in the name of registered owner or when the registered owner fails to furnish a copy of such insurance policy despite demand by the investigating police officer, unless and until the registered owner furnishes sufficient security to the satisfaction of the Court to pay compensation that may be awarded in a claim case arising out of such accident.

(2)    Where the Motor Vehicle is not covered by a policy of insurance against third party risks or when registered owner of the Motor Vehicle fails to furnish a copy of such policy in circumstances mentioned in sub-rule (1), the Motor Vehicle shall be sold off in public auction by the Magistrate having jurisdiction over the area where the accident occurred, on expiry of three months of the vehicle being taken in possession by the investigating police officer, and proceeds thereof shall be deposited with the Claims Tribunal having jurisdiction over the area in question, within fifteen days, for purpose of satisfying the compensation that may have been awarded or may be awarded in a claim case arising out of such accident.

The Draft amendment will be taken into consideration on or after the expiry of thirty days from the date of publication of this Notification in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette that is July 10, 2019.

Objection or suggestion, if any, should be addressed in duplicate to the Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Home Department, Secretariat, Chennai - 600 009.

[G.O. Ms. No. 307]


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