Odisha

Validity of vehicle documents extended till June 30

Bhubaneswar: As the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on Friday directed State governments to extend the validity of fitness, permit (all types), driving license and registration certificate of vehicles, the State Transport Authority (STA) Odisha, extended the validity of some vehicle documents up to June 30, 2021.

The STA stated fitness certificate of all motor vehicles which had expired since 01.02.2020 or would expire by 30.06.2021, the documents will be treated as valid till 30.06.2021.

Registration certificate of non-transport vehicles which had expired since 01.02.2020 or would expire by 30.06.2021, such documents will be treated as valid till 30.06.2021.

Driving licenses which had expired since 01.02.2020 or would expire by 30.06.2021, such documents will be treated as valid till 30.06.2021.

Learner’s licenses which had expired since 18.03.2020 or would expire by 30.06.2021, such documents will be treated as valid by 30.06.2021 as the driving licenses test has been cancelled w.e.f. 18.03.2020.

Goods carriage, contract carriage, private service vehicle and educational institution bus permits which had expired since 01.02.2020 or would expire by 30.06.2021, such permits will be treated as valid till 30.06.2021.

All Stage Carriage Permanent Permits and permits issued by reciprocating States countersigned by STA, Odisha on interstate routes which had expired since 01.02.2020 or would expire by 30.06.2021, such documents will be treated as valid till 30.06.2021.

However, validity of authorisation issued under the CMV Rules, 1989 for goods carriage and tourist vehicle is not extended as it relates to payment of annual composite tax.

In cases where fees paid for reservation of notified fancy registration number or other than the notified number on or after 01.02.2020 and the applicant could not produce required documents within thirty days, it shall be remain valid till 30.06.2021.

The applicants who have not submitted application for compensation from solatium fund whose limitation expired on or after 22.03.2020 or would expire by 30.06.2021, they may file application for compensation up to 30.06.2021.

The STA further said there is no extension of validity for the following documents:

i. Validity of insurance certificate as the same is issued by insurance companies and it is not under the purview of this office.

ii. Validity of PUCC has not been extended as PUCC issued only on examination of vehicle by authorized Testing Centres.

iii. Validity of temporary permit.

iv. Validity of authorisation issued under Chapter IV of CMV Rules, 1989 for goods carriage and tourist vehicle is not extended as it relates to payment of annual composite tax.

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