Cyber security certifications no longer needed to scarp vehicles
The ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH) on Saturday said that the requirement of necessary cyber security certifications for the Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF) has been removed.
The ministry in a series of tweets said RVSF will not be required to verify the records with local police before the scrapping of vehicles.
The deregistration process has been simplified and made IT-driven, it added.
The ministry also said that it notified new rules to simplify and streamline the Trade Certificate regime in a bid to promote ease of doing business.
There were some anomalies in the existing regulations, which were causing harassment in business establishments.
“Accordingly, Trade Certificate will be required only in case of vehicles which are neither registered nor temporarily registered.
“Application for Trade Certificate can be made electronically on Vahan portal, without visiting the RTO, it said.
The vehicle scrappage policy came into effect from April 1. The policy provides for fitness tests after 20 years for personal vehicles, while commercial vehicles will require it after 15 years.
As many as 58 citizen-centric services related to driving licence, vehicle registration, and transfer of ownership can now be availed online with the help of Aadhaar authentication on a voluntary basis.
MoRTH on Saturday said that providing such services in a contactless and faceless manner would go a long way in saving critical time of citizens while easing their compliance burden.
Consequently, the footfall at the regional transport offices is likely to significantly reduce, which would lead to greater efficiency in their functioning.
■ No need to verify the vehicle’s records with local police before scrapping
■ Trade certificate required only for vehicles which are neither registered nor temporarily registered. Application for certificate can be made on Vahan portal