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I am an active member of change.org since 2015 and have signed many petitions through out these years. I thought it several times to start my own petition regarding various environmental, corruption issues etc. Most of the time I abandoned the plan but this time I want to raise my voice and I need support of all the change.org community to stop the fraudulence in the name of PUC (pollution under control) certificate. PUC is a certificate issued to the vehicle owner if the pollution emitted by the vehicle is as per norms. It is checked by instrumentation after running vehicle engine and measuring emission of gases from vehicle exhaust. If the measurement is under the norms, then certificate is issued after charging nominal fees of ₹60-100. Few months back I went to get PUC certificate for my four wheeler. When I turned on my engine, the checker told me that there is no need to turn on the engine and he himself set the values of different gases on the computer and issue me certificate after charging the fees. I asked him to do it honestly but he replied now-days it works this way. Again same thing happened when I went for PUC for my two wheeler. I don’t know that if it happens at all PUC checking centres but if it happened with me then I am sure there are others who do the same. My point is on one hand we say that we want to have our surroundings clean and pullution free but if the vehicle we are driving is emitting toxic gases to our environment, how is this going to work? Whenever I talk about this issue with people no one seems to be bothered but if this fraudulence is happening in the name of PUC, we should fight and stop this. We are paying for PUC every 3 month or 6 month period depending upon our vehicle and if they are just issuing this certificate without checking then it’s just a FRAUD. Please sign my petition so that Ministry of Road Transport and Highways can be made aware of this and can control this fraudulence before this thing become universal.