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Old 8th February 2010, 16:36   #16
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It's illegal mate. It might get you some benefits, but if you are caught, you are in for big trouble (impersonating a public servant) I guess.

Avoid it.
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Old 8th February 2010, 16:40   #17
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I have seen stickers that say "Republic of India" in a similar font/colour as that of the GoI stickers
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Old 8th February 2010, 16:44   #18
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Only vehicles registered in the name of GOI can have GOI sticker. Personal vehicles of GOI officials ( even cabinet secretary, highest civilian officer for GOI) can not have sticker. it is punishable offence
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Old 8th February 2010, 16:44   #19
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Yaar dekho.

If you are the frivolous kind, please don't.

If you want to use it to ensure safety while driving through badass places like MP tribal areas at night - its illegal but I personally would think its a great idea. However, no one would clearly support you in that.

But if you do manage it, PM me - I'd want such a sticker on my car before I embark on a MP road trip second half of 2010!

/Dear moralists - its horses for courses!
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Old 8th February 2010, 17:05   #20
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This brings to mind a yesteryear (Or do people follow it even now?) practice in TN.

People are used to displaying Advocate or Press stickers on their vehicles. Useful at times to getaway from traffic constables who are keen in extracting money from us or getting access to roads blocked for silly reasons like VIP visit.

My dad's an advocate and I used to have the advocate sticker on my scooty in school days. It did work. Have escaped manytimes and was able to bring the fine amount since my dad was an advocate
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FYI. There is a scheme in some public sector companies that employees can use to acquire a vehicle for office use and eventually own as a a personal vehicle in the long term. Initially it will be owned by the PSU and carry stickers such as "Ministry of Defence". It is even eligible for free tolls on toll-roads. The employee uses it as an official vehicle and makes monthly (interest free) payments to the PSU and in 4-5 years will become a personal vehicle. I wonder if in many cases the MoD sticker never comes off ;-)
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Old 8th February 2010, 17:48   #22
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Well over here in Hyderabad every other vehicle is either Govt. or on Govt. Duty. These get abused left right and centre over here and don't get any special mention.

BTW GoI sticker on a HONDA Accord will definitely look out of place.
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Old 8th February 2010, 17:52   #23
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Just read this in today's Ahmedabad Mirror

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Going OT, but the latest "trend" is to sport stickers : All India Anti Corruption Committe!!

Seems it's a Political Party having that name and people become members and get ID cards et all.
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Old 8th February 2010, 17:55   #24
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I echo condor: why why why?

You know the first thought that comes into my mind when i see an amby or such a government car with a bharat sarkar sticker on the bonnet and boot? BHARAT SUCKER! Cause, that's what most of these guys do - suck out everything from the country!
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Why would anyone want to do that? I understand that have a state govt. or GOI sticker gets extra benefits at some places, but if you are not a govt. servant it will attract imprisonment as well. Out of curiosity on the same lines: Is it possible to get that infamous green sticker on the number plate which says Govt. Of Karnataka? Ther reason i ask is because almost every second car near my residence has this sticker. At times i wonder if its non govt. folks pretending to be a neta!
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Old 9th February 2010, 15:50   #26
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Most of if there is a dharna or an andolan or a protest against the governement which turns violent people are going to vent out anger on the stickered vehicle.
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