Bhubaneswar: Acting on the request of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Odisha government has extended the validity of the vehicle documents till September 30.
The State Transport Authority (STA) issued a notification on Thursday stating that the validity of documents of all vehicles relating to the fitness, permits, driving licence (DL) and registration certificate (RC) has been extended.
—The fitness certificate of all motor vehicles, registration certificate of non-transport vehicles and the driving license which expired on February 1, 2020, or would expire by September 30, 2021, will be treated as valid till September 30, 2021.
—Learner’s Licence, which expired on March 18, 2020, or would expire by September 30, 2021, will be treated as valid by September 30, 2021, as the test for the same has been cancelled since March 18, 2020.
—Goods carriage, contract carriage, private service vehicle and educational institution bus permits that expired on February 1, 2020, or would expire by September 30 will be treated as valid till September 30. However, the validity of authorization for goods carriage and tourist vehicle has not been extended as it relates to payment of annual composite tax.
—All stage carriage permanent permits and permits issued by reciprocating states countersigned by STA, Odisha, on inter-state routes that had expired on February 1, 2020, or would expire by September 30, 2021, will be treated as valid till September 30, 2021.
—In cases where fees paid for the reservation of notified fancy registration number or other than the notified number on or after February 1, 2020, and the applicant could not produce required documents within 30 days, it shall remain valid till September 30, 2021.
—The applicants, who have not submitted the application for compensation from solatium fund whose limitation expired on or after March 22, 2020, or would expire September 30, 2021, may file an application for compensation up to September 30, 2021.
However, the STA made it clear that there will be no extension in case of the following documents:
—Validity of Insurance Certificate as the same is issued by insurance companies and it is not under the purview of this office.
—Validity of Pollution Under Control Certificates (PUCC) has not been extended as these are issued only on examination of vehicles by authorized testing centres.
—Validity of temporary permit.
—Validity of authorization issued for goods carriage and tourist vehicle is not extended as it relates to payment of annual composite.