Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has released a mobile application for police or excise officers to identify any vehicle’s ownership with just one click on their smartphones. The step taken is said to be beneficial for the taxation department and citizens who forget to keep ownership documents with them.
Digitizing the functionalities of Excise Department will help in smooth running of its efforts to curb corruption and acquiring taxes in timely fashion. Moreover, the citizens will not face unpleasant situations of being narrated for documents in the middle of the road leading to time wastage and delay in routine tasks.
According to a recent post on PITB Facebook Page, the project “Integrated Command, Control, and Communication (IC3) Center” will be introducing smart monitoring of vehicles. It means that number plates of vehicles on the roads will be auto-recognized and registration numbers will be auto-saved in the database. This will help in maintaining a digital record for future smart analysis of movements of vehicles.
DG Excise and Taxation Punjab, Ahmed Aziz Tarar, praised the efforts of PITB for provision of resourceful IT expertise to the Punjab Excise Department. He mentioned the department website which contains important information for citizens regarding Taxation laws in Pakistan and a helpful property tax calculator. He further added that a new helpline 08000-8786 has been introduced with the help of PITB through which citizens can call and record their queries 24/7.
He also added that the department has set 22 Billion PKR target for tax collection for the current fiscal year. Currently, the department collect taxes from 3.9 million different properties and 11.44 million vehicles.
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