Government Extends Validity Of Driving License And Other Documents Related To Motor Vehicles

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New Delhi, 30th September 2021: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had issued advisories dated 30th March 2020, 9th June 2020, 24th Aug 2020, 27th Dec 2020, 26 March 2021 and 17 June 2021 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) might be treated to be valid till 30 September 2021.


Taking into consideration the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is further advised that all of the above-referred documents may be treated to be valid till 31st of Oct, 2021. This covers all documents whose validity has expired since 1st February 2020 or would expire by 31st of Oct 2021. Enforcement authorities are advised to treat such documents valid till 31st of October 2021. This will help out citizens in availing transport related services, while maintaining social distancing, the ministry stated in a press release.