Scrap Policy: Under the scraping policy, all 15 -year government vehicles will become junk

New rules have been implemented by the Transport Department for government vehicles older than 15 years.

Scrap Policy: Under the scraping policy, all 15 -year government vehicles will become junk


New rules have been implemented by the Transport Department for government vehicles older than 15 years. The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft notification under the scrapping policy and sought suggestions on this. Suggestions on this are being prepared at the government level.

The draft notification issued by the Ministry states that the scraping policy is for all government departments, state government, and its departments, municipal corporations, transport corporations, public sector undertakings, central government, and state governments. It will be implemented here from April 2023.

According to this, such vehicles will now be included in junk under the scrapping policy. Suggestions on this are being prepared at the government level. Under this, the government has included 15-year-old vehicles in this category. Vehicles whose age will be completed on April 1 next year will go directly to scrap (junk).

A draft notification has also been sent to the Uttarakhand government, on which suggestions have been sought. The central government will open at least three junk centers in each district to implement the scrapping policy. 

Under this, proposals were sought from all states, in which Uttarakhand has also sent its proposal. Transport Secretary Arvind Singh Hyanki said that from April 1, 2023, all types of heavy commercial vehicles will have to undergo fitness tests under the scrapping policy, while this arrangement for private vehicles will be applicable from June 2024. Draft notifications related to the ministry's upper age limit of government vehicles to 15 years and then sending them to junk have been received. We will send our suggestions to the Center after brainstorming them.