New Delhi (NVI): Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has extended the validity of all documents related to the Motor Vehicles Act, including driving licenses, permits, to June 30, 2021.
The latest advisory applies to fitness certificates, driving license, registration and other permits 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 ministry had earlier also issued advisories dated March 30, 2020, June 9, 2020, August 24, 2020, and December 27, 2020, in connection with the extension of validity of documents related to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.
However, stating that this may be last advisory in this regard, the ministry has asked the states to implement this advisory in letter and spirit, so that citizens are not harassed or face difficulties.
The MoRTH further asked all states and union territories to implement the advisory so that the citizens, the transporters and various other organizations, which are operating under this difficult time, may not get harassed and face difficulties.
Earlier through various notifications, it was advised that the validity of fitness, permit (all types), licence, registration or any other concerned documents may be treated to be valid till March 31, 2021.