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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Transport Authority (STA) on Friday extended validity of several crucial motor vehicle documents in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

As per an official notification, the STA has extended validity of Registration Certificate (RC), fitness, permits, Driving License (DL), Learner’s License (LL), fancy number bookings and application for solatium fund till June 30, 2021.

Earlier, the the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had requested State governments to extend validity of these documents

Here is the complete list:

Fitness Certificate:- Fitness Certificate of all motor 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.

Registration Certificate of Non-transport vehicles: 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 License: 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 License: 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. This has already been notified vide letter No.3695/TC dated 18 03.2021.

Goods Carriage, Contract Carriage, Private Service Vehicle and Educational Institution Bus Permits: 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.

Validity of authorisation Issued under Chapter4V of CMV Rules, 1989 for goods carriage and tourist vehicle is not extended as it relates to payment of annual composite tax.

Stage Carriage Permanent Permits; 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 a would expire by 30.06 2021, such documents will be treated as valid all 30.06.2021.

Reservation of fancy numbers: 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.

Payment of compensation from Solatium Fund:- 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 30.08.2021, they may may file application for compensation upto 30. 06.2021.

There will be no extension of the following documents:
-Validity of insurance certificate as the same is issued by insurance companies and it is not under the purview of STA.

-Validity of PUCC has not been extended as PUCC is issued only on examination of the vehicle by authorized testing centres.

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