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Centre Announces Validity Extension Of Documents

New Delhi: Driving licence, health certificates, permits and all such motorcar paperwork will stay legitimate until September 30 even when folks have didn’t renew them since February, the federal government mentioned on Tuesday in view of the COVID-19 state of affairs.

In March, the federal government mentioned these paperwork would stay legitimate until June 30.

“Given the current circumstances to avoid hardships being faced by transporters and citizens, state governments are further advised that these documents be considered valid till September 30, 2020 for enforcement purpose,” Highway Transport and Freeway Minister Nitin Gadkari mentioned.

In a notification issued on Tuesday, the ministry suggested that validity of the paperwork which have expired since February 1 or would expire by September 30, 2020, be handled as legitimate until September 30.

The ministry’s resolution got here after making an allowance for the grim state of affairs nonetheless persevering with because of situations for prevention of unfold of COVID-19 throughout the nation.

The extension of validity could be relevant on “fitness, permit (all types), learner’s licence, driving license, registration or any other concerned document”, as per the notification.

To facilitate residents throughout the interval and situations for prevention for COVID 19, the ministry had relaxed charges validity and /or extra price underneath the Central Motor Autos Guidelines, 1989, until July 31.

States and Union Territories have additionally been requested to contemplate provisions accessible underneath the Motor Autos Act 1988 or different such provisions accessible underneath different Acts, for contemplating leisure in requirement of allow, or charges or taxes for renewal/ penalty for permits to supply aid throughout these extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19, it added.

“… considering the situation for prevention of COVID-19 still continues, and as per the requests received, Gadkari directed his ministry to issue advise for extension of this period till 30th September for treating the documents valid for enforcement purposes,” the ministry mentioned in a press release.

The nationwide lockdown to curb spreading of coronavirus infections was imposed on March 25.

(PTI)

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