Centre Extends Validity Of Expired Driving Licences, Permits, Registration Till June 30 (Image: Drivind Licence) (Photo Credit: File Photo - PTI Image)
In view of the novel coronavirus outbreak and nationwide lockdown, PM Modi-led central government has extended the validity of documents like driving licences, permits, and registration (expired since February 1) till June 30, 2020.
In an advisory to all states and Union Territories, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has asked them to treat documents like driving licenses, permits, and registration as valid till June 30.
“The decision was taken to facilitate people facing difficulties in renewing the validity of various motor vehicle documents (fitness, permits, driving licence, and registration) under the Motor Vehicles Act and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules due to nationwide lockdown in the country and closure of government transport offices,” the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said.
In the end, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways requested all states and UTs to implement the advisory in "letter and spirit" so that the people and transporters and organisations rendering essential services do not get harassed and face difficulties.
In India, the death count has reached 38 due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus in the country. According to the latest update, the coronavirus cases has crossed 1,300-mark in India.
It is worth mentioning here that the novel coronavirus, which originated in China, has claimed over 35,000 lives across the world. With no known cure so far for the coronavirus, the deadly disease has become a major issue for the entire world.