Validity of Driving License & other Documents Extended

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Due to the ongoing pandemic, the validity of driving licences and motor vehicle documents has been extended till 31 December, said the government on Monday. Earlier, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highway extended the validity of documents till 30 September 2020 keeping in mind that the pandemic brought the economy to a standstill in the logistics sector of India.

In an official statement, the ministry said: “Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to extend the validity of Fitness, Permits, Licenses, Registration or other documents under Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 till the 31st of December 2020. The Ministry had earlier issued advisories on 30th March and 9th June this year regarding extension of validity of the documents related to Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989. It was advised that the validity of Fitness, Permit (all types), License, Registration or any other concerned document(s) may be treated to be valid till 30th of September 2020.”

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MoRTH said that the decision was taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19. This is likely to help out the citizens in availing transport related services.

Further, the ministry added, “Taking into consideration the situation still continuing due to conditions for prevention of spread of COVID-19 across the country, it has further advised that the validity of all of the above referred documents whose extension of validity could not or not likely be granted due to lock-down and which had expired since 1st of Feb, 2020 or would expire by 31st Dec 2020, the same may be treated to be valid till 31st of December 2020. Enforcement authorities have been advised to treat such documents valid till 31st of December 2020.”

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