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Government extends validity of motor vehicle documents

Government extends validity of motor vehicle documents

The number of coronavirus cases has been increasing in the country. Several activities have been restricted and the partial lockdown has been going on.

In this context, it is difficult for the citizens to avail different services hassle-free as they were in the past.

Hence, the government tries to help citizens to the possible extent.

In the wake of coronavirus crisis, the government extended several due dates like income tax filing, linking of PAN to Aadhaar card etc.


The extension of the validity of expiring motor vehicle documents and driving licenses is also among them.

It is the third time for the government to extend the validity of these documents.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways earlier issued advisories on 30th March and 9th June this year regarding the extension of validity of motor vehicle documents to 30th September.

Now the validity of these documents has been extended to December 31, 2020.

The motor vehicle documents include vehicle registration, fitness, all types of permits, licenses or other documents related to Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.

The decision of extension has been taken by the MoRTH considering the existing conditions in the country and to help citizens in availing transport-related services amid COVID-19 outbreak.

As per the extension, the expired documents in this year from the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, is considered valid till December 31, 2020.

For example, if a person’s driving license had expired on March 30, 2020, he has to renew it in normal conditions. But now, the license is considered as valid till December 31, 2020, even though it is expired. He can renew after the date or as per the government notification in the future. The enforcement authorities should have to treat them as valid and not impose fine for the expiry of the documents.

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