STOP MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS FROM COLLECTING LOGISTIC/HANDLING CHARGES FROM CUSTOMERS
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Buying a car is a very joyous moment for a middle class Indian.Cars in India are heavily taxed and one has to shell out close to 40% of the car value (On Road Price) as Excise Duty,VAT & Hefty Road Tax.
Motor Vehicle dealers are levying additional charges such as logistic/handling charges from customers which are ''ILLEGAL''.These charges range from Rs 1,500 for a moped to 1Lakh+ for a high end car.
There is a public notice from Transport Department of Delhi which says that many dealers in Delhi are levying additional charges such as logistic/handling charges from customers.The Transport department of delhi has warned that any excess amount charged from customer, which is not authorized by manufacturer, would be in violation of various rules of government and action would be taken against them like withdrawal of trade certificates, cancellation of self registration powers and/or imposing of penalty.
The Motor Vehicle Department of Kerala has in recent times raided many vehicle dealers who are charging these ''ILLEGAL'' handling charges and have penalized them heavily.These dealers have been warned that their trade licences will be cancelled if they continue to fleece customers..Apart from Delhi and Kerala, other states have failed to take action against these Dealers and have been mute spectators to this day time robbery.
1,97,52,580 motor vehicles were sold in India in the year 2014-15.(Figures from SIAM).Conservative estimate of Rs 5,000 per vehicle as handling charges takes us to a staggering amount of Rs 9,876,29,00,000.(Nine thousand eight hundred and seventy six crores and twenty nine lakhs ONLY).
Our demands are:
1, To issue similar Public Notice/notifications like Delhi Transport Department to all the dealers in your respective states/Union Territories and publish the same in leading newspapers of the state.
2, Ask Motor Vehicle dealers to give affidavits to the Transport Department that they will not charge any extra amount which is not authorized by the manufacturer.
3, The dealer has to display the affidavit in the premises.
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