In view of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Central government today extended the validity of important vehicle documents, including driving licences (DLs) and registration certificates (RCs), till September 30, 2021.
"Taking into consideration the need to prevent the spread of Covid-19, MoRTH has advised the enforcement authorities that the validity of fitness, permit (all types), license, registration or any other concerned document(s) may be treated to be valid till September 30, 2021," the transport ministry said in a tweet.
The validity extends to documents eligible under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989. These include the fitness certificates, permit (all types), driving license, registration certificates and other motor vehicle documents, whose validity could not be renewed due to the lockdown and have expired since February 1, 2020, or would expire by September 30, 2021.
"This covers all documents whose validity has expired since Feb 1, 2020, or would expire by September 30, 2021. This will help out citizens in availing transport related services, while maintaining social distancing," it added in a tweet.
Similar advisories extending the validity of vehicle documents were issued by MoRTH to all states and union territories on March 30, 2020; June 9, 2020; August 24, 2020; December 27, 2020; and March 26, 2021.