The validity of documents such as driving licence, registration certificate (RC) and permits has been extended tillSeptember 30, 2021, amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The government had earlier set the deadline for the same for June 30.
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) the above documents which had expired by February 1, 2021, or are due to expire by June 30 and could not be renewed due to the lockdown, will now be valid until September 2021.
“Taking into consideration the grim situation still continuing in this regard, it is advised that the validity of all the above-referred Documents, whose extension of validity could or not likely be granted due to lock-down and which had expired since February 1, 2020, or would expire by September 30, 2021, the same may be treated to be valid till September 30, 2021,” said MoRTH.
The ministry had issued advisories dated March 30, 2020, June, 2020, August 24, 2020 and December 24, 2020 and March 26, 2021 to all states and Union Territories regarding extension of validity of the documents related to Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.
It was advised that in case of Fitness, permit (all types), Driving License, Registration or any other concern documents whose extension of validity could not or was not granted due to lockdown and which had expired since February 1, 2020, or would expire by June 30, 2021, the same may be treated to be valid till 30th of June, 2021. This deadline has now been extended with a fresh notification.
The ministry said the relaxation has been granted as it noticed the problems being faced by the citizens in renewal of the documents related to Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 due to lock-down being at various stages in the country. Such citizens are likely to face long queues in front of Government Transport Offices…Read more>>