NEW DELHI: The road transport ministry on Monday issued a guideline to all state police and transport departments to treat all documents such as vehicle fitness, driving licence and registration till June 30 in cases where the validity of any such document has expired after February 1.
“Enforcement authorities are advised to treat such documents as valid,” the ministry said. It added that ‘non-use clause facility’ for transport vehicles for suspension of tax liability may be adopted by states to give relief to commercial vehicles such as taxi, bus, which are not operating now due to lockdown.
In yet another relief to vehicle owners, the insurance regulator, IRDA has deferred revision of the third party motor insurance premium, which comes to effect from April 1. The insurance companies will “continue to charge the rates currently being charged until further orders.”
This means the insurance premium will be the same for 2020-21 as it was for 2019-20.