Driving License And Motor Vehicle Document Validity Extends Till Sept 30

by Jatin Chhibber | 14/06/2020
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The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway has extended the validity of all extended motor vehicles till Sept 30.

Recently, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and MSMEs has announced to extend the validity of motor vehicle documents till 30th September 2020. Moreover, the Ministry has already issued an advisory to all the states and union territories around the country. A few months back, the Ministry had issued a similar type of advisory on March 30 to all states and union territories, in which, it was mentioned that Permits, RC, Driving License and Fitness Certificate whose deadline could not be extended owing to the country-wide lockdown should be considered valid till 30th June 2020.

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The ministry  had issued a similar type of advisory on March 30, 2020

Nevertheless, looking towards the ongoing situation and how this deadly virus is spreading across the nation affection millions of lives, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has now decided to issue an advisory for the extension of validity till 30th September.

Road Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari said, “Given the current circumstances to avoid hardships being faced by transporters and citizens, state governments are further advised that these documents be considered valid till September 30, 2020, for enforcement purpose.” 

Furthermore, to help citizens of the country during these tough times, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notification on May 21, 2020, to de-stress the fess validity or additional fees under rule 32 or Rule 81 under of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, till next month.

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The Ministry has already asked all states along with the Union Territories to offer relaxations in the permits

As per the notification issued by the Ministry the fees paid on or after 1st Feb for the motor vehicle document related activities such revision will be held valid even if the process cannot be completed.

The notification further read, “If there is a delay in paying the fees from February 1 till the period of lockdown, there would not be any additional or late fee to be charged for such delays till July 31.”

The Ministry has already asked all the states along with the UTs to offer relaxations in the permits or fees for renewals under the provisions in Motor Vehicle Act 1998.

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