"Government is planning to introduce in-service compliance in addition to the existing mandatory laboratory level tests on the prototype vehicles. It has been included in the draft notification of BS-V norms by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways," Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises G M Siddeshwara said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

The Minister's reply was in response to a question asking whether the Government has taken note of the concerns expressed by experts including Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) regarding vulnerability of the country to Volkswagen-like frauds.

VW has already admitted that 11 million diesel engine cars worldwide were fitted with the software that helped in manipulating emission tests.

The German auto major has also initiated recall of 3.23 lakh vehicles in India after a government-ordered probe found the company using diesel engines equipped with a defeat device which help cheat emission tests, as it had done in the US and other global markets.

The Minister also informed that under the new Safety Bill, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways is planning to introduce an independent body for monitory the necessary emission checks on vehicles.