In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on Thursday extended the validity of motor vehicle documents like driving licence (DL), registration certificate (RC) and permits till September 30, 2021.
The Ministry said it has advised the enforcement authorities that the validity of fitness, permit (all types), licence, registration or any other concerned document(s) may be treated to be valid till September 30, 2021.
"Taking into consideration the grim situation still continuing in this regard, it is advised that the validity of all the above-referred Documents, whose extension of validity could not or was not likely be granted due to lock-down and which had expired since 1st of Feb, 2020 or would expire by 30th September, 2021, the same may be treated to be valid till 30th September, 2021. Enforcement authorities are advised to treat such documents valid till 30th September 2021. This will facilitate citizens in availing transport-related services," the Ministry said in the advisory.
The Ministry's advisory said all the states and union territories are requested to implement this advisory in letter and spirit so that citizens, transporters and various other organisation, which are operating under this difficult time, may not get harassed and face difficulties.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had earlier issued advisories dated March 30, 2020, June 9, 2020, August 24, 2020, December 27, 2020 and March 26, 2021 in connection with extension of validity of documents related to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.