Kohima, December 28 (NEx): The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has extended the validity of vehicular documents like DLs, RCs, Permits etc till Mach 31, 2021 to prevent the spread of Covid -19. The Ministry issued a directory to the States and Union Territory administrations on December 27, 2020, regarding the extension.
MoRTH had earlier issued advisories on March 30, 2020, June 09, 2020 and August 24, 2020 regarding extension of validity of 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 December 31st, 2020.
The advisory says, “Taking into consideration the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19 , it is further advised that the validity of all of the above referred documents may be treated to be valid till 31st March 2021. This covers all documents whose validity has expired since 1st Feb, 2020 or would expire by 31st March 2021.”
The ministry advised the enforcement authorities to treat such documents valid till March 31st, 2021. It said that this will help out citizens in availing transport related services, while maintaining social distancing.
Union Ministry also requested all the States and Union Territories to implement this in letter and spirit
so that the citizens, the transporters and various other organizations which are operating under this difficult time during Covid Pandemic may not get harassed or face difficulties.
(News source: PIB)