The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has released the rules for setting up the Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF) named ‘Motor Vehicles (Registration and Functions of Vehicle Scrapping Facility) Rules, 2021’ under the Vehicle Scrapping Policy.
i.In the Union Budget 2021, the Vehicle Scrapping policy was announced to phase out old and unfit vehicles with effect from April 1, 2022.
ii.In August 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Automobile Scrappage Policy to discard/Scrap the old inefficient and polluting vehicles in an environment-friendly manner. Click here to know more
The Frameworks for RVSF
The rules are applicable to all automobile collection centres, automobile dismantling centres, scrapping and recycling facilities, and recyclers.
ii.The ministry plans to set up a single-window clearance portal for the registration or renewal of RVSF. All applications for grant of registration will be disposed of by the Registration Authority within 60 days (from the date of application).
Validity and Renewal of registration:
The registration of an RVSF will be valid for 10 years and can be renewed for 10 more years at a time.
The RVSF will provide connectivity and access to the VAHAN database of vehicle registration to make suitable entries regarding scrapping of the vehicle and issuance of Certificate of Deposit and Certificate of Scrapping.
- For access to the database, RVSF needs to obtain the necessary cyber security certifications for their IT system.
- In case of the RVSFs not having e centres adequate provisions to carry out responsible recycling of the hazardous waste, the waste should be handed over to duly authorised recyclers/agencies.
- The RVSFs will also be provided with access to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) to check if a stolen vehicle was brought for scrapping.
- The scrapping have to be carried out in compliance with norms laid down by the ministry of environment and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
Orange Category Industrial Zone :
It should have an adequate useable area of land in the orange category industrial zone of the State or Union territory i.e. ‘Orange Zone’.The Orange category of industrial sectors would be 83.
Categorization of Industrial Sectors under Red, Orange, Green and White Category
The concept of categorization of industries as ” Red”, “Orange” and “Green” with the purpose of facilitating decisions related to location of these industries. It has been categorized based on the Pollution Index(PI) which is a number from 0 to 100 and the increasing value of PI denotes the increasing degree of pollution load from the industrial sector. Splitting of the industrial sectors list is also considered based on the use of raw materials, manufacturing process adopted and in-turn pollutants expected to be generated.
- Red category – Industrial Sectors with PI score of 60 and above and industrial sectors list would be 60.
- Orange category – Industrial Sectors with PI score of 41 to 59 and industrial sectors list would be 83.
- Green category – Industrial Sectors with PI score of 21 to 40 and industrial sectors list would be 63.
- White category – Industrial Sectors with PI score incl.& upto 20 and industrial sectors list would be 36.
- No Red category of industries shall normally be permitted in the ecologically fragile area / protected area.
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In June 2021, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) introduced a common PUC (Pollution Under Control) certificate format for all vehicles Pan-India under Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989.
About Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) :
Union Minister – Nitin Jairam Gadkari (Constituency – Nagpur, Maharashtra)
Minister of State – Vijay Kumar Singh (Constituency – Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh)