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The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

20. Power of Court to disqualify.

  1. Where a person is convicted  of an  offence under  this Act  or of  an offence in the commission of  which a  motor vehicle  was used,  the Court  by which  such person is  convicted may,  subject to  the provisions of this Act, in addition to  imposing any  other punishment  authorised by law, declare the persons  so convicted  to be  disqualified, for  such period  as the  Court may specify, from  holding any  driving licence  to drive  all classes  or description of  vehicles, or  any particular  class or  description of such vehicles, as are specified in such licence:

Provided that  in respect  of an offence punishable under section 183 no such order shall be made for the first or second offence.

  1. Where a person is convicted of an offence under clause (c) of sub-section (1)  of or, the Court convicting  any   person  of   any  such   offence  shall   order  the disqualification  under   sub-section  (1),  and  if  the  offence  is relatable to clause (c) of sub-section of  or, such disqualification shall be for a period  of not  less than one month, and if the offence is relatable to , such  disqualification shall  be for  a period of not less than six months.
  2. A  Court shall,  unless for special reasons to be recorded in writing it  thinks fit  to order otherwise, order the disqualification of a person--
  1. who having been convicted of an offence punishable under is again  convicted of  an offence  punishable under that section,
  2. who  is convicted of an offence punishable under section 189 or
  3. who  is convicted of an offence punishable under section 192:

Provided that the period of disqualification shall not exceed, in the case  referred to  in clause  (a), five  years, or,  in  the  case referred to  in clause  (b), two  years or, in the case referred to in clause (c), one year.

  1. A  Court ordering  the disqualification of a person convicted of an offence punishable under may direct that such person shall, whether  he has  previously passed  the test  of competence  to drive as  referred to  in sub-section  (3) of or not, remain disqualified until  he has  subsequent to  the making  of the order of disqualification passed that test to the satisfaction of the licensing authority.
  2. The  Court to  which an  appeal would ordinarily lie from any conviction of  an offence  of the  nature specified in sub-section (1) may set  aside or  vary any  order of disqualification made under that sub-section notwithstanding  that no  appeal  would  lie  against  the conviction as  a result  of which  such order  of disqualification was made.

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