The Punjab government on Thursday issued a pruned list dignitaries,who can use red beacons atop their official vehicles. The notification was issued following instructions by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal,who had asked for the list to be curtailed and vehicles of those using red or blue beacons without authorisation impounded.
Governor of Punjab,Chief Minister,Cabinet Ministers,Minister of State,Deputy Ministers,Chief Parliamentary Secretaries,Parliamentary Secretaries,Chief Justice and Judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court,Member Parliament from Punjab (one vehicle only),Speaker,Deputy Speaker and MLAs (one vehicle for MLAs).
Among others who have been authorised to use red beacons include the Chief Secretary,Financial Commissioners,Principal Secretaries,Advocate General of Punjab,Director General of Police,ADGPs,IGs,Commissioners of Police,DIGs and SSPs,Vice Chancellor of all universities in Punjab other than private universities,President SGPC,Jathedars of Five Holy Takhts and Head Granthi of Sri Harimandir Sahib.
The beacon is also allowed to Administrative Secretaries,Principal Secretary to CM,Legal Remembrance,Chairman of State Level Boards,Corporations,Commissions with the rank of State Minister and above,Registrar of Punjab and Haryana High Court,District Session Judges and Additional District Session Judges,all advisors to CM with status of State Minister or above,Mayors,Lokpal,Accountant General Punjab and UT,besides four vehicles for state guests. punitive action
In case vehicles with red light atop is not carrying the dignitary then such beacon should not be used and covered with black cover,the notification said.
The stickers of red light would be issued by IG Traffic.
All eligible dignitaries have been requested to deposit their old stickers and get the new stickers issued.
Instructions have been issued to impound the vehicles that were found using red beacon without any authorisation.