New rules of Renewal of registration govt vehicle: Government departments will not be able to renew registration of vehicles older than 15 years from 1 April 2022. If the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry finalizes this proposal, then this system will become effective. The Ministry has issued a notification for amendment in the rules related to this and has sought comments from the stakeholders.
The notification states that once this proposal is approved, this rule will be applicable to all government vehicles… .Center and State Government, Union Territories, Public Undertakings, Municipal Bodies and Autonomous Bodies.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways tweeted, “From April 1, 2022, government departments will not be able to renew the registration of vehicles older than 15 years. This rule will be applicable to Central, State, Union Territories, Public Undertakings, Municipal Bodies and Autonomous Bodies. ”
The draft rules have been issued on 12 March through notification. Comments, objections and suggestions have been invited from stakeholders in 30 days.
MORTH has issued a draft notification proposing that registration of motor vehicles owned by Central Govt, State/UT Govts, Local Govt institutions, PSUs, State Transport Undertakings, Autonomous bodies with Central / State Govts, will not be renewed after 15 years. pic.twitter.com/UbK3vS6bzv
— MORTHINDIA (@MORTHIndia) March 13, 2021
Scrapping policy announced in the budget
Earlier, in the Budget 2021 presented on February 1, the government has announced a voluntary vehicle scrapping policy. Under this, it is necessary to undergo a fitness test after 20 years of private vehicles and 15 years of commercial vehicles.
Road, Transport, Highways and MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari had said that initially, one crore vehicles will go for scraping. This policy will generate new investment of about 10,000 crore rupees and about 50,000 jobs. These old trains pollute 10 to 12 jewels more than the new ones.