Govt extends validity of driving licence, vehicle documents till June 30

Govt extends validity of driving licence, vehicle documents till June 30

All the states and Union Territories have been requested to implement this advisory in letter

The government on Friday extended the validity of motor vehicle documents like driving licence (DL), registration certificate (RC) and permits till June 30, 2021, in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In an advisory to states, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) said it is extending the validity of fitness, permit, driving licence, registration and other documents whose extension of validity could not be granted due to lockdown and which had expired since February 1, 2020, or would expire by March 31, 2021.

The advisory stated, "Taking into consideration the grim situation still continuing due to conditions for prevention of spread of COVID-19 across the country, it is advised that the validity of all of the above-referred documents whose extension of validity could not be, or was not likely to be, granted due to lock-down and/or COVID -19 and which had expired since 1st of Feb, 2020 or would expire by 30th June 2021, the same may be treated to be valid till 30th June, 2021." "Enforcement authorities are advised to treat such documents valid till 30th June 2021. This will help out citizens in availing transport-related services. It may be the last advisory in this regard," it read further.
Govt extends validity of driving licence, vehicle documents till June 30
Centre extends validity of motor vehicle documents like driving licence, permits till March 31

All the states and Union Territories have been requested to implement this advisory in letter and spirit so that the citizens, the transporters, and various other organizations, which are operating under this difficult time, may not get harassed and face difficulties, said the ministry.

It is worth noting that the Ministry had earlier issued advisories dated March 30, 2020, June 9, 2020, August 24, 2020, and December 27, 2020, in connection with extension of validity of documents related to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.

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