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In terms of Section 200(1) of the Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Section 349 of West Bengal Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, the officers of the various ranks of the police and the Transport Department, Government of West Bengal have been empowered to compound the offences punishable under Sections 177, 178(1), 178(3), 179,180,181,182,183(1), 183(2), 184, 186,189,191,192,194,196 and 198 as per the Govt. of West Bengal Notification No. 7859-WT Dt. Calcutta, the 4th July, 1989  and subsequently amended vide  Notification No. 520-WT/3M-80/02. Dt. Kolkata, the 14th February, 2003 which also mentions the penal amount of compounding of various offences .

Schedule – I

Areas of operation

Category of officers empowered to compound

1.In Calcutta Police area

(a)Police officers not below the rank of Sub-Insprs or Sergeant.

(b)Officers not below the rank of Motor Vehicle Inspr. in the office of  Director, Public Vehicles Dept

2.In Districts/ Commissionerates

(a)Officers not below the rank of motor vehicles Insprs. of the district

(b)Police officers not below the rank of Sub-Inspr or Sergeant of the district.

3.For the entire State

Any officers of and above the rank of Astt. Secretary in the Transport Department. 

Once the Compound Slip is issued by the competent authority after the seizure of the documents, the offender is directed to submit the fine amount with the Branch of the designated bank within 15 days of the issue of the Compound Slip and produce the fine deposit slip before the Compounding Officer. Thereafter, the seized documents are handed over to the offenders. In case, the violator fails to pay the Compound Slip Fine amount with the designated bank within the stipulated period, Non-FIR prosecution under the relevant section of Motor Vehicle Act and the Rules is submitted before the concerned Ld. Court along with the seized documents.  Thereafter, the notice to the parties is issued  and the matter is disposed off by the Ld Court following due process of law.

Click here to view the Specimen Compound Slip and T.R. Form-7.