The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has come out with new guidelines for issuing and renewing driving license, which are hassle-free.
Under this new rule, the entire process of obtaining a Learner's license i.e. from application to printing will now be done online.
Moreover, electronic certificates and documents can be used for medical certificates, learner’s license, surrender of driver’s license and renewal of Driving License.
It may be noted that the guidelines are aimed at making the process of registration of new vehicles easier.
Renewal of registration certificate can now be done 60 days in advance while the time limit for temporary registration has also been increased from 1 month to 6 months.
At the same time, the government has now made changes in the procedure for learner's license, according to which the driving test will now be done online through the tutorial. In other words, there will be no need to visit the RTO office for the license test now.
At the end of March, the Road Transport & Highways extend the validity of motor vehicle documents like driving licence (DL), registration certificate (RC) and even permits till 30 June 2021, in view of the ongoing pandemic.
The Ministry in a circular wrote, "Taking into consideration the grim situation still continuing due to conditions for prevention of the spread of COVID-19 across the country, it is advised that the validity of all of the above-referred documents whose extension of validity could not be, or was not likely to be, granted due to lock-down and/or COVID -19 and which had expired since 1st of Feb, 2020 or would expire by June 30, 2021, the same may be treated to be valid till 30th June, 2021."
The ministry further advised enforcement authorities to treat such documents as valid till June 30, 2021. This will help out citizens in availing of transport-related services.
It may be the last advisory in this regard, it added.
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