PSV Permits Not For Sale: LTA Chair
Public Service Vehicle (PSV) permits are not for sale says Land Transport Authority board chairperson, Vijay Maharaj.
He made these remarks to the Fiji Sun highlighting issues on psv permits sold for monetary value.
Mr Maharaj said the selling of permits is illegal.
“Once reported to LTA the selling of psv permits, LTA will investigate and the board will deal with them accordingly.
“The permit can either be suspended or cancelled.
“Permits are properties of the Government (LTA) and there are no leasing arrangement mentioned in the law, therefore they are not for lease by public,” Mr Maharaj said.
He said if someone passed away, the permits are transferred to the probate holder.
“Eventually to whoever is entitled under the estate,” Mr Maharaj said.
“Currently two is the maximum number of permits a person can hold based on the fair distribution of wealth policy.
“The authority is requesting the public’s assistance in providing any information of related to employees or former employees holding on to psv permits,” Mr Maharaj said.
LTA regulation says:
Return of permits to the Authority
14.—(1) If a permit expires, is suspended or is revoked, the holder must within 14 days after a notice to that effect has been delivered to him or her personally or by registered post at the address shown in the records of the Authority, send or deliver the permit to the Authority for retention during the period of suspension or cancellation.
(2) The Authority must, at the end of the suspension period, return the permit to the holder unless the permit has expired during the period of suspension.
(3) The Authority may request the holder of a permit to deliver the permit to the Authority.
(4) A request under sub-regulation (3) must be in writing and served on the holder personally or by registered post addressed to his or her last known address.
(5) The holder of a permit must deliver the permit to the Authority within 10 days of being requested to do so under sub-regulation (3).
Edited by Jonathan Bryce