The General Insurance Council has provided clarification that the ministry of road transport and highway's (MoRTH) notification extending the validity of all vehicle documents such as driving license, fitness certificates and related documents till 31 December 2020, will not apply to insurance papers.
General Insurance Council is the representative body of insurance companies.
"The MoRTH letter on August 24, 2020 advising state governments over the validity of vehicle papers only extends to fitness certificates, permits, driving licences, and registration certificates," it said.
"It is hereby clarified to all policyholders that the letter issued by MoRTH does not include motor insurance policies, which needs to be renewed as per the renewal date. All vehicle owners are advised to get their insurance policies renewed on or before the due date of renewal for continued validity of the insurance policies," the Council added.