He said that under this policy, the government has sanctioned Rs 40 crore for the proposed lump sum contribution etc. on the purchase of such vehicles.
The official said that a notification in this regard was issued by the Transport and Road Safety Department on Wednesday. Accordingly, to promote the use of electric vehicles in the state, the state government is notifying REVP 2022. This policy will be applicable for a period of five years with effect from September 1, 2022.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had approved this policy on May 24 this year. Under this, the government has approved the proposed one-time contribution on the purchase of such vehicles and an additional budget provision of Rs 40 crore for the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) recharge.
A government spokesperson expressed hope that with the implementation of this policy, the pollution caused by diesel-petrol vehicles will come down in the state.
It is noteworthy that the Chief Minister had announced the introduction of Electric Vehicle Policy in the budget for the year 2019-20. He had said that the state government was committed to encourage the operation of all types of e-vehicles. According to the announcement, along with the recharge of SGST to the buyers of these vehicles, Rs 5 to 10 thousand per vehicle for two wheelers and Rs 10 thousand for three wheelers according to battery capacity in the form of a lump sum grant to encourage the purchase of such vehicles. 20 thousand will be given per vehicle. E-vehicles have been kept out of the purview of motor vehicle tax in the state.
At the same time, another official had recently said that the wait for the grant for the purchase of these vehicles for the people who have bought electric vehicles in the state will soon end as the Transport Department has received Rs 40 crore in this item. “Now, we have got a fund of Rs 40 crore from the state government. All pending dues related to electric vehicle purchase grant will be cleared soon,” said Transport Department Commissioner K L Swamy.
According to a transport department official, Rs 18 crore was given as grants to people who bought e-vehicles in the state’s 12 Regional Transport Office (RTO) areas in the last financial year. He said that a grant amount of Rs 5 crore is to be disbursed to 3,000 vehicle owners of RTO areas, which will be done soon.