RTO Rules For Scrapping Car in India

RTO Rules For Scrapping Car in India

Do you also want to scrap your old and damaged car? Well, there are many of the things that you must be aware of. In India, car scrapping activity is not organized one that’s why the Indian government recently declared the scrapping of diesel vehicles that were older than 15 years across the country in a bid to curb pollution. There are few parameters that need to be considered before the policy goes into action, which includes the age of the vehicle, fuel type, and the city where it is used, etc.

The government levies a “Green Tax” on vehicles that are older than 15 years in terms of pollution control. Once the incentive policy goes into action, it will be a win-win situation for both owners and manufacturers.

Process of Scrapping a Car

There is a certain process that you need to follow in order to scrap your old car.

  1. Inform RTO
  1. Prepare a bond (agreement on Stamp Paper) stating that this car is going off the road and will be scrapped.
  1. RTO will give you a receipt in writing. Whereas at some of the places in India if you go to the RTO office to surrender the RC Book, you will have to allow for RTO inspection of the vehicle before scrapping. Check with your RTO official about the scrapping process followed by them.

In order to get your old car scrapped from a local car scrap dealer, there is a set process as per the RTO. You must ensure the following things.

  1. Your car must be scrapped in front of your eyes and you click some pics of your car along with the chassis number.
  1. Ask a copy of an ID card to your scrap dealer and mention that the car is being purchased for the purpose of scrapping only.
  1. Keep all the papers with you in case if you need them in future

RTO Rules for Scrapping and De-Registration of Vehicles:

  • First, the car owner has to write a letter to the authorized RTO informing them about the car scrapping.
  • The car owner will then surrender the original RC of the car along with the chassis number. The RTO will keep this as a record.
  • The scrap dealer’s confirmation on a letterhead with the complete address is also required. The pictures of the scrap can be submitted at this time.
  • The vehicle owner should also submit an affidavit with the application for scrap and de-registration. The affidavit will mention that the car is not under any loan, insurance claims, or pending court cases. The affidavit will also confirm that the vehicle is not involved in thefts.

The RTO will verify the documents submitted and proceed with the next steps after it receives diligence reports from the traffic police and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Verification is also done for the records maintained at the RTO office regarding sale or purchase of the car. If all records are found to be satisfactory, the car will be deregistered by the RTO.

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