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The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

217. Repeal and savings. 

  1. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1939 (4 of 1939.) and  any law  corresponding to  that Act  in force in any State immediately  before  the  commencement  of  this  Act  in  that  State (hereafter in this section referred to as the repealed enactments) are hereby repealed.
  2. Notwithstanding the repeal by sub-section (1) of the repealed enactments,--
  1. any  notification, rule,  regulation,  order  or  notice issued, or  any appointment  or declaration  made,  or  exemption granted, or  any  confiscation  made,  or  any  penalty  or  fine imposed, any forfeiture, cancellation or any other thing done, or any other  action taken  under the  repealed enactments,  and  in

force immediately before such commencement shall, so far as it is not inconsistent  with the  provisions of  this Act, be deemed to have  been  issued,  made,  granted,  done  or  taken  under  the corresponding provision of this Act;

  1. any certificate of fitness or registration or licence or permit issued  or granted  under the  repealed  enactments  shall continue to have effect  after such  commencement under the same conditions and  for the  same period  as if this Act had not been passed;
  2. any document referring to any of the repealed enactments or the  provisions thereof,  shall be  construed as  referring to this Act or to the corresponding provision of this Act;
  3. the   assignment  of   distinguishing  marks   by   the registering authority and the manner of display on motor vehicles in accordance  with the  provision  of  the  repealed  enactments shall, after  the commencement of this Act, continue to remain in force until a notification under sub-section (6) of section 41 of this Act is issued;
  4. any  scheme made under section 68C of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1939 (4 of 1939.) or under the corresponding law, if any, in force  in   any State   and  pending   immediately  before   the commencement of  this Act shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of section 100 of this Act;
  5. The permits issued under sub-section (1A) of section 68F of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1939, (4 of  1939.)  or  under  the corresponding provision,   if  any,   in  force   in  any  State immediately before the commencement of this Act shall continue to remain in  force until  the approved  scheme under  Chapter VI of this Act is published.
  1. Any penalty payable under any of the repealed enactments may be recovered in the manner provided by or under this Act, but without prejudice to any action already taken for the recovery of such penalty under the repealed enactments.
  2. The mention of particular matters in this section shall not be held to prejudice or affect the general application of section 6 of the General Clauses Act, 1897, (10 of 1897.) with regard to the effect of repeals.

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