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Vehicle scrapping policy: Government notifies draft rules

Authorities will have to respond within six days to any vehicle owner seeking no dues clearance for scrapping, according to the draft vehicle scrapping notified by the Department of Road Transport and Highways on Monday.

The ministry sought public comments on the draft notice outlining the way of not using quotas from various government departments to scrap a vehicle.

Under the proposed rules, the concerned authorities will have to respond within six days of a voluntary application, else no dues certificate will automatically be granted to the vehicle and the owner could proceed with scrapping.

Vehicle scrapping policy

In addition, the vehicle owner can apply for grant of no dues for vehicle scrapping, through the portal of the Ministry of Vahan.

All Non-Payment Certificates must be valid for up to 30 days from the date of issue. Once a Do Not Charge Certificate is issued, the vehicle owner may submit a request for voluntary cancellation of the vehicle registration certificate. The ministry also proposed changes to the rules for the registration of vehicle dismantling facilities. A Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF) must have the necessary cyber security certificates for IT systems before start of operation for safe access to the Vahan database.

The scrapping facility will also have to verify the records of vehicles produced for scrapping with the database of stolen vehicles.

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