New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has extended the validity of vehicle documents like DL, RC permits etc. till 31 March 2021, in view of the need to stop the spread of COVID-19 (COVID-19). The Ministry has issued a consultation to the States / UT Administrations in this regard today.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had earlier issued advisories on March 30, 2020, June 9, 2020 and August 24, 2020 regarding extension of validity of documents related to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. It was suggested that the authenticity of fitness, permit (of all types), license, registration or any other related document be considered valid till 31 December 2020.
“Considering the need to stop the spread of Kovid-19, it is advisable that all the documents mentioned above be valid by 31 March 2021,” the advisory states. This includes all documents whose validity has expired on February 1, 2020 or by March 31, 2021. ”
It also states, “The enforcement authorities have been advised to consider such documents valid till 31 March 2021″. This will help citizens to avail transport related services while retaining social distancing. ”
The Union Ministry said that all the States and Union Territories have been urged to implement this advisory in the spirit so that the citizens, transporters and various other organizations operating during this difficult time during the Kovid epidemic, They do not have any problem and they do not have to face problems.