By Reema Sharma
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has come out with new guidelines for issuing and renewing driving licenses.
Under this new rule, the entire process of obtaining Learner’s license i.e. from application to printing will now be done online. Also, electronic certificates and documents can be used for medical certificates, learner’s license, surrender of driver’s license and renewal of Driving License.
It is to 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.
In 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 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 30th June 2021, the same may be treated to be valid till 30th June, 2021.
The ministry further advised enforcement authorities to treat such documents valid till 30th June 2021. This will help out citizens in By reema Savailing transport related services. It may be the last advisory in this regard, it added.( Zee News )