MACT should decide claims as per unamended Section 166 of Motor Vehicles Act as amendments on limitation yet to be notified: Allahabad HC
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MACT should decide claims as per unamended Section 166 of Motor Vehicles Act as amendments on limitation yet to be notified: Allahabad HC

"I have enquired from Sri Ojha, State Law Officer and the position is that 166 (3) has not been brought on the statute book.....166 of 1988 Act would still govern the litigation as of today," the order said.

The Allahabad High Court recently clarified that since the amendments proposed to Section 166 (Application for compensation) of the Motor Vehicles Act (MV Act) of 1988 are yet to be notified, the proposed limitation period of six months for filing a claim petition before the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has not come into force as of now.

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