|In one measure aimed to crack down on the violations, the VR on Monday suspended seven registration workers from the 3601S Register Centre in Thanh Hoa Province. — Photo dantri
HA NOI (VNS)— A total of 32 registration staff and one registration centre were suspended from work due to violations pertaining to vehicle inspection and registration, said Viet Nam Register's (VR) deputy director Nguyen Minh Cuong.
The suspension comes after unscheduled inspections were carried out by the VR in more than 30 centres across the country, showing multiple violations. The regulatory breaches ranged from document storage to off-duty vehicle safety checks by registration staff which had resulted in sup-par inspections.
In one measure aimed to crack down on the violations, the VR on Monday suspended seven registration workers from the 3601S Register Centre in Thanh Hoa Province. The suspensions will range from six months to indefinitely depending on the seriousness of violations.
The actions of the seven suspended workers had reportedly caused long lines in the centre and showed flaws in the inspection of a lorry. The seven workers and leaders at the centre later confessed their careless practices had hampered efforts to ensure vehicle safety standards and traffic safety, said director of the VR Tran Ky Hinh.
The VR later requested the Thanh Hoa Department of Transport to hand down administrative penalties for both the seven workers and the centre director under the Ministry of Transport's Circular 42/2012/TT-BGTVT which was put into effect in October 2012.
The actions follow measures taken earlier this year in March, when the VR suspended the 6004D Register Centre in the southern province of Dong Nai after 16 registration workers from 10 different centres carried out poor inspections of vehicles and were found using substandard equipment. — VNS