The Road Ministry has formed a panel to probe into the recall of 1.14 lakh units Chevrolet Tavera by General Motors India for violation of emission norms, and it will decide if any penal action would be taken against the company. According to sources in the Ministry of Road transport and Highways, Nitin Gokarn, CEO, National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project, has been asked to head the committee.

“The committee will find out how it happened when there are standard emission norms specified in detail by the government,” a ministry official told PTI.

The committee will also consider “whether any penal action can be taken against the company for not following the standard prescribed norms and measures to avoid such things in the future“.

When asked by when the committee would submit its report, the official, without sharing a timeline, said: “As soon as possible.” — PTI