All government departments of UP will have only electric vehicles. All government and their subordinate working organizations will be able to buy electric vehicles from Rajasthan Electronics Instrument Limited (REIL) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) etc. on nomination basis without tender. A deadline has also been fixed for this. By 2030, only electric vehicles will remain.
Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra has issued an order in this regard. The prevailing upper ceiling limit on the purchase of EVs for government works has also been relaxed, the order said. Electric vehicle will also be included in vehicle advance payable to employees working in government departments.
The state government aims to make UP the first state in the country to use 100 percent electric vehicles in all government departments before 2030. To encourage the use of these vehicles, the UP government had issued notification of UP Electric Vehicle Manufacturing and Mobility Policy-2022 on 14 October 2022.
Under this, the government has also made a provision to give exemption for three years on the purchase of these vehicles.