Odisha STA extends the validity of the driver’s license and other vehicle documents until October 31

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The National Transport Authority (STA), Odisha, announced on Thursday the extension of the validity of the suitability, license, driver’s license, registration certificate and other vehicle documents until October 31. 2021 for the convenience of citizens.

The move came after the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) issued opinions regarding the extension of the validity of documents related to the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 and the Central Motor Vehicle Rules of 1989.

“MoRTH, the Indian government has requested state governments to extend the validity of physical fitness, license (all types), driver’s license and registration certificate, etc.,” STA said.

The validity of the following documents has been extended:

Certificate of physical condition:

Certificate of fitness for all motor vehicles that have expired since 01.02.2020 or would expire before 31.10.2021, these documents will be considered valid until 31.10.2021.

Vehicle registration certificate other than transport:

Registration certificate for vehicles other than transport which have expired since 01.02.2020 or would expire before 31.10.2021, these documents will be considered valid until 31.10. 2021.

Driver’s license:

Driving license expired since 01.02.2020 or expiring before 31.10.2021, these documents will be considered valid until 31.10.2021.

Apprentice license:

Learner’s licenses that had expired since 03/18/2020 or would expire before 10/31/2021, these documents will be considered valid before 10/31/2021 as the driving license exam has been canceled as of March 18, 2020.

In addition, RTOs are responsible for setting up 30-day “advance meeting days” and authorizing the driver’s license test for all working days. Apprentice license holders can contact any nearest RTO office if slots are not available in the relevant RTO.

In the event that the DL test fee has already been paid by the applicant and the slots are not available, then the applicant can contact the relevant RTO to change the RTO where the slots are available. After the change, the requester can reserve the slot in the new RTO as per their request.

Permits for the transport of goods, contractual transport, private service vehicle and bus for educational establishment:

Permits for the transport of goods, contractual transport, private service vehicle and educational institution buses that have expired since 01.02.2020 or would expire before 31.10.2021, these permits will be considered valid until 31.10.2021.

Permanent stage transport permits:

All permanent stage transport permits and permits issued by States Parties countersigned by STA, Odisha on interstate roads which have expired since 01.02.2020 or would expire before 31.10.2021, these documents will be considered valid until ‘on 31.10.2021.

Fancy number reservation:

In cases where the fee paid for the reservation of the notified fancy registration number or other than the number notified from 01.02 2020 and the applicant has not been able to produce the required documents within thirty days, it will remain valid until ‘on 31.10.2021.

Payment of compensation from the Solatium Fund:

Claimants who have not submitted a claim for compensation to the solatium fund whose prescription expired on or after 22.03.2020 or would expire before 31.10.2021, they can submit a claim for compensation until 31.10. .2021.

There is no extension for the following documents:

The validity of the insurance certificate as the same is issued by the insurance companies and it does not fall under the competence of this office.

The validity of the PUCC has not been extended because the PUCC is only issued after examination of the vehicle by the authorized test centers.

Validity of temporary permit

The validity of the authorization issued under Chapter IV of the CMV Rules 1989 for the transport of goods and passenger vehicles is not extended with regard to the payment of the composite annual tax.


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