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Centre Extends Validity Of Driving Licences, Registrations, Fitness Certificates & Permits That Expired Since Feb 1 Till Dec 31 [Read Advisory]

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25 Aug 2020 5:15 AM GMT
Centre Extends Validity Of Driving Licences, Registrations, Fitness Certificates & Permits That Expired Since Feb 1 Till Dec 31 [Read Advisory]
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The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has extended the validity of documents like driving licenses, permits and registration that expired since February 1. In an advisory to all states and Union Territories, the Ministry has asked them to treat such documents as valid till December 31, 2020. The documents include Fitness certificates, Permit (all types), Driving License,...

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The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has extended the validity of documents like driving licenses, permits and registration that expired since February 1. In an advisory to all states and Union Territories, the Ministry has asked them to treat such documents as valid till December 31, 2020.

The documents include Fitness certificates, Permit (all types), Driving License, Registration or any other document under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

The decision has been taken in consideration of the "grim situation" continuing due to conditions for prevention of spread of COVID-19 across the country.

An advisory issued in this behalf by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways states,

"Taking into consideration the grim situation still continuing due to conditions for prevention of spread of COVID-19 across the country, it is advised that the validity of all the of the above referred Documents whose extension of validity could not or not likely be granted due to lockdown and which had expired since 1st of Feb, 2020 or would expire by 31st Dec 2020, the same may be treated to be valid till 31st of December 2020. Enforcement authorities are advised to treat such documents valid till 31st of December 2020. This will help out the citizens in availing transport related services."

The Government has asked all the states and UTs to implement the advisory in letter and spirit, so that transporters who are rendering essential services are not harassed unnecessarily.

The Ministry had earlier issued advisories on 30th March and 9th June this year regarding extension of validity of the said documents till September 30, 2020.

Click Here To Download Advisory

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