There is relief news for those people whose driving license or vehicle registration certificate has expired or is about to expire in the next few months. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on Thursday issued a fresh advisory directing all state transport departments not to challan motorists. According to this order of the government, those driving with expired driving license (DL) or vehicle registration certificate (RC) will be given exemption till 30 September.
The second wave of Corona has wreaked havoc in the country, after which the lockdown was implemented in different states. Although the situation is slowly returning to normal, but the danger is not over yet. Keeping this in mind, the government has taken this decision, so that the travel of the people can be made convenient.
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According to this advisory, in addition to driving license and vehicle registration certificate, the validity of vehicle fitness certificate and all types of permits have also been extended. “Keeping in view the prevailing situation in this regard, all such documents whose validity could not be extended due to the lockdown and which expired by 1st February, 2020 or will expire by 30th September 2021, shall be deemed to have expired by the next 30th September. shall be considered valid till
After the order of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, now the State Transport Department will issue specific orders soon. This is the sixth time that the validity of documents has been extended. Earlier last year on March 30, June 9, August 24, December 20 and March 26 this year, the government had extended the validity of documents.
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This document will not be exempted:
It is clarified that the exempted documents do not include Pollution Control (PUC) certificate. The same department has appealed to the people not to queue at the RTO, unless one has to obtain a learning or permanent license for the first time. The ministry has extended the validity of licenses, registration or other document permits, under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to be valid till 30 September 2021.
It is to be noted here that there is no exemption for driving without a driving license (DL). If caught driving without a license, a challan of Rs 5,000 will be deducted. The Ministry has advised all the States and Union Territories to implement this order in letter and spirit so that citizens, transporters and various other organizations working in these difficult times do not face any inconvenience.