The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has extended the validity of all expiring motor vehicle documents like driving license, fitness, permits and registrations under Motor Vehicle Act 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 till December 31, 2020 amidst disruptions created by the pandemic .
The MoRTH has issued an advisory dated 24th August 2020 to all States and Union Territories apprising them of the same.
This marks the third time that the government has extended the validity of driving license and other motor vehicle documents.
In its previous advisories dated March 30 and June 9, it had extended the validity to June 30 and September 30 respectively.
“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 or 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”, stated the advisory.
“All the States and Union Territories are requested to implement this advisory in letter and spirit so that the citizens, the transporters, various other organisations which are operating under this difficult time may not get harassed and face difficulties”, it said.
The advisory was signed by Piyush Jain ,Director, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt of India.