New Delhi, Dec 20: In order to prevent use of forged certificates, the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) has launched the certification with high security features.
This is a first of its kind initiative taken by any automotive certification agency in India for enhancing the security of the CMVR certificates which includes Type Approval Certificates (TAC) and Conformity of Production (COP) Certificates for vehicles, engines and components, an official statement said on Thursday.
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Priyank Bharti and CEO, NATRiP Implementation Society, Neeti Sarkar released a new ICAT certificate format in the presence of senior officials of the Ministry and ICAT recently.
The new ICAT certificate format consists of nine new and unique security features incorporated in the certificate. The most important security feature is the paper itself on which the certificate is to be printed as it is a special paper which is made especially according to ICAT’s specific requirements.
While some of the security features are generic in nature same for all the certificates, the other features are specific for each certificate such as the contents or the information covered through these features will be specific for that particular certificate.
Another distinction is that some of the features are visible only through ultraviolet light. The certificates will be printed using special printers which have been imported by ICAT for this very purpose.
With the new high security features it will become difficult to forge or counterfeit the ICAT certificate. (UNI)