Since the announcement of the nationwide lockdown on March 25, 2020, the economy has been reeling under tremendous pressure from severe livelihood losses (78 percent), rising unemployment rate (47 percent), severe decline in consumption and production and an almost 24 percent contraction in GDP.
The halt brought in various sectors by the novel virus Covid-19 is now being jiggled to open up the sectors. After a streak of complete lockdowns, a streak of ‘unlocking’ has now joined its hands with the former.
The Supreme Court has held: "When the court passed specific orders directing the states to file affidavits, the court’s intention was to see the working of the aforesaid acts. Non-filing of affidavit clearly indicates that the states are not interested in implementing the aforesaid enactments.”
SC has allowed the registration of all BS IV vehicles which were sold in March. The order has come as a relief to thousands of customers who purchased BS IV vehicles in March but could not be get them registered before the deadline of March 31, in the wake of the COVID pandemic and subsequent lockdown.