New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has extended the validity of vehicular documents like DLs, RCs, Permits etc till Mach 31, 2021 keeping in mind the Covid -19 pandemic.
The Ministry on Sunday issued an advisory to the States and Union Territory administrations in this regard.
MoRTH had earlier issued advisories dated March 30, June 9 and August 24 regarding extension of validity of documents related to Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.
It was advised that the validity of Fitness, Permit (all types), License, Registration or any other concerned document(s) may be treated to be valid till December 31, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement here on Sunday.
The advisory says, ‘Taking into consideration the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is further advised that the validity of all of the above referred documents may be treated to be valid till 31st March 2021. This covers all documents whose validity has expired since 1st Feb, 2020 or would expire by 31st March 2021.’
It said, ‘Enforcement authorities are advised to treat such documents valid till 31st of March 2021. This will help out citizens in availing transport related services, while maintaining social distancing.’
All the States and Union Territories, Union Ministry said, are requested to implement this advisory in letter and spirit so that the citizens, the transporters and various other organizations which are operating during this difficult time during of Covid pandemic may not get harassed or face difficulties.