Odisha State Transport Authority Extends Validity Of Driving License, Fitness

Bhubaneswar: In view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the State, the Odisha State Transport Authority (STA) extended validity of several motor vehicle documents on Friday. The STA issued a notification in this regard today.

The STA has extended the validity of Registration Certificate (RC), Fitness, Permits, Driving License (DL), Learner’s License (LL), Fancy number booking and application for Solatium Fund till June 30, 2021.

However, Transport Authority clarified that there is no extension for Pollution Under Control Certificates (PUCC), Insurance, Temporary Permits, Authorisation for goods carriage and tourist vehicles.

Check out the complete list of STA:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Chapter-IV of CMV Rules, 1989 for goods carriage and tourist vehicle is not extended as it relates to payment of annual composite tax.
  1. 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 or would expire by 30.06.2021, such documents will be treated as valid till 30.06.2021.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 30.06.2021, they may file application for compensation up to 30.06.2021.
  4. There is no extension to the following documents:
  • Validity of Insurance Certificate as the same is issued by Insurance Companies and it is not under the purview of this office.
  • Validity of PUCC has not been extended as PUCC issued only on examination of vehicle by authorized Testing Centres.
  • Validity of Temporary Permit.
  • Validity of authorisation issued under Chapter-IV of CMV Rules, 1989 for goods carriage and tourist vehicle is not extended as it relates to payment of annual composite tax.
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