Recently, the Government announced that all the Motor Vehicle Act-related documents are to be considered valid until June 30 inspite of their original expiry date
The Indian government has recently announced that all the documents related to the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989, including the car insurance and PUC, will be valid until June 30. The order issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways states that,
All the Motor Vehicle Act related documents will be valid until June 30.
“The validity of fitness, permit (all types), driving license, registration or any other concerned documents whose extension of validity could not or not likely be processed due to lockdown and which have expired since 1st Feb 2020 or would expire by 30th of June 2020, the same may be treated to be valid till 30th June 2020.”
The extension comes as a result of the government transport offices being closed due to the nationwide lockdown which has been imposed by the government from March 23, 2020 and has been extended two times, the most recently to May 17, 2020. This is done as a means to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, which has surpassed the 50,000-case mark.
The Government has also stated that ‘non-use’ clause facility provided by VAHAN platform online is also now available to suspend tax liability, which can support commercial vehicles such as buses, taxi, etc. which are not operated at the moment. All the Union Territories and states are required to conduct the advisory in the letter so that transporters, people and many organizations that are doing essential services can easily complete their tasks during this difficult time.