Government Extends Validity of Driving Licenses, Fitness Certificates
GUWAHATI: Amid the 21-day lock-down owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the central government, on March 30, announced that it will extend the validity of certain documents including driving licenses, vehicle fitness certificates, permits and registrations that have expired since February 1, till June 30.
The enforcement authorities are further advised to treat such documents as valid till 30th June 2020.
In a notification from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways it stated, "“The Government has provided for the availability of the essential goods and production thereof and has allowed vehicles for the transport of such goods/cargo. It has come to the notice of the Government that citizens are facing difficulties in renewal of validity of various documents related to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 due to complete lock-down in the country and closure of Government Transport offices.”
Furthermore, the government has also announced that citizens can access the the ‘non-use clause facility’ provided by VAHAN platform online for the suspension of tax liability.
- Central Government
- Driving Licenses
- Fitness Certificates