The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has further extended the validity of important vehicle documents like driving licences, registration certificates, fitness certificates and permits, till June 30, 2021, to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In an advisory issued on December 27, 2020, the ministry had extended the validity of documents related to Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, till March 31, 2021. Prior to that, similar extensions were provided on three separate occasions in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
“Taking into consideration the need to prevent the spread of Covid-19, MoRTH has advised state and UT governments that the fitness, permit (all types), licence, registration or any other concerned document(s) may be treated to be valid till June 30, 2021,” the ministry said in a tweet dated March 26, 2021.
“This covers all documents whose validity has expired since February 1, 2020, or would expire by June 30, 2021. Enforcement authorities are advised to treat such documents as valid till June 30, 2021,” another tweet, dated March 26, 2021, said.
The ministry has also written to DGPs, principal secretaries and secretaries, department of transport, transport commissioners of states and UTs regarding the extension of validity of vehicle documents.