The Central Government has decided to extends the validity period of essential Motor Vehicle documents till June 30. The MSME department on Wednesday announced that documents related to Motor Vehicle Act and Central Motor Vehicle Rules whose expiry dates are between February 1 2020 and June 30 2020 will be considered valid till June 30. Amid the ongoing lockdown, the Central government has made this statement considering the difficulty in renewing the documents.
'Since it is not possible to renew documents during lockdown, various documents related to MV Act 1988 and CMV Rules 1989 whose validity expires between February 1, 2020-June 30, 2020 will be treated as valid,” Road Transport, Highways and MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari said.
In the wake of lockdown and norms laid down for social distancing the Government of India has extended the validity period of essential Motor Vehicle Documents till June 30. Validity of Documents including Driving License (LMV/HMV), Motor Vehicle Insurances, Pollution Certificates etc are extended till end of June month, a report said. The decision is take at a time when officer, institutes are shut down which made it impossible to renew the documents.
According to notice the validity of the documents getting expired between February and June has increased till June 30. Various documents related to MV Act 1988 and CMV Rules 1989 will be considered authentic and will be accepted till June 30.
The citizens have been facing difficulties in renewing the documents amid the nationwide lockdown since March. To prevent the extra worry in keeping old documents the Decision to extend the validity period till June 30 is taken so that all essential Motor Vehicle Documents being considered valid. Now a days many trucks carrying goods were being stopped for invalid dates which had expired in March-April months, created a hurdle in efficient delivery of goods.
The Centre has extended the validity of all essential Motor Vheicle documents like driving licenses, pollution certificates and Insurance covers including registration that had expired since February 1 till June 30. The step has been taken to ensure the smooth movement of cargo and other essential items during the lockdown.