MoRTH Announces Rules for Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility and Automated Testing Stations

The ministry will create a single-window clearance portal for the registration and renewal of such facilities within 60 days in a manner stipulated by the individual states. An RVSF's registration will be good for ten years.

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MoRTH Announces Rules for Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility and Automated Testing Stations

According to the Motor Vehicles (Registration and Functions of Vehicle Scrapping Facility) Rules, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has published procedures for establishing a Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF). These regulations apply to all automobile collecting centers, dismantling, scrapping, and recycling facilities, and recyclers of all sorts of automotive waste products. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernisation Programme (VVMP), also known as the automotive scrappage policy, during the Investor Summit in Gujarat last month. The policy calls for the establishment of 450 to 500 automated testing stations (ATS) and 60 to 70 Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facilities (RVSF) around the country.

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The ministry will create a single-window clearance portal for the registration and renewal of such facilities within 60 days in a manner stipulated by the individual states. An RVSF’s registration will be good for ten years. The facility will be given access to the VAHAN database and will be required to receive the relevant cyber security certifications in order to gain secure access to the VAHAN. The scrapping facility will be authorized to make scrapping entries as well as issue Certificates of Deposit and Scrapping Certificates. RVSF will have access to the NCRB’s stolen vehicle database. The facility will be required to verify the person or representative handing over the vehicle for scrapping, as well as the NCRB record and pending dues.

The rules also stipulate the required documentation from the vehicle’s owner or authorized agent in order to issue the ‘Certificate of Deposit (COD),’ which may be utilized to obtain incentives and benefits when purchasing a new car. The owner must supply information about the vehicle for scrapping in accordance with Form-2. The facility shall keep a cut portion of the chassis number in safe custody for six months from the date of the Certificate of Vehicle Scrapping and keep a copy of all papers for record and examination during its necessary yearly audit. The entire process would be computerized, and vehicles registered in any state will be able to be scrapped at RVSF locations across India. Furthermore, the scrapping site must have a suitable area in the orange zone for vehicle movement and storage, as well as equipment for de-polluting, de-risking, and dismantling ELV, and must comply with all applicable environmental standards. Scrap yards must also comply with the most recent version of quality requirements within twelve months of starting operations.

If the facility lacks suitable provisions for recycling hazardous trash such as e-waste, lead-acid batteries, or lithium-ion components, such products must be sold to authorized recyclers or agencies. These standards also specify how the RVSF will be audited by the designated authority and how the audit report will be uploaded to the ministry’s portal. The rules also describe the procedure for appealing the registration authority’s action.

For pre-registration or registration of the ATS, the ministry will establish a single-window clearance mechanism. The registering authority shall not be lower than the rank of the State’s Transport Commissioner. Appointments for fitness tests at Automated Testing Stations must be made through an online portal created by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). All automatic and manual data, as well as the results of vehicle tests, will be automatically communicated to a central unit. On the test lane, all results will be hidden, and test data will be encrypted. After all, tests have been completed, the test report will be generated automatically and emailed to the vehicle’s registered owner or authorized signatory.

If a vehicle fails the statutory tests, the registered owner/authorized signatory of the vehicle may request a re-test after paying the re-testing charge. If the vehicle fails the re-test, it will be declared an End of Life Vehicle (ELV). If the registered owner or authorized signatory is dissatisfied with the test results, he may file an appeal together with the required cost. Within fifteen working days of receiving the appeal, the appellate authority may order a partial or total re-inspection of the vehicle. Following such re-inspection, the appellate authority shall order the granting of a Certificate of Fitness to such vehicle.

The appellate authority’s ruling is final and binding. Every six months, National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) approved organizations will audit the ATSs established under these guidelines. The expense of such an audit shall be met by the station’s operator. A surprise audit may also be undertaken in extraordinary circumstances that are fully documented.

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MoRTH Announces Rules for Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility and Automated Testing Stations
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The ministry will create a single-window clearance portal for the registration and renewal of such facilities within 60 days in a manner stipulated by the individual states. An RVSF's registration will be good for ten years.
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