After reviewing the relevant features of Dealers Vehicle Registration System (DVRS) for an elimination of bogus and non-registered vehicles from the province, the government has now decided to introduce this system in Lahore, Multan, and Faisalabad. Through this new kind of scheme, the citizens will be facilitated for registration of motorcycle or vehicle at the point of sale.
With the facility of Dealers Vehicle Registration System, the dealers will be able to deposit money to NBP electronically via a website portal, register vehicles on behalf of E&T department and issue license plates to customers at the dealership.
The abolition of motorcycles and vehicles with fake number plates was a challenge. Mostly vehicles and motorcycles having false number plates are used in the incidents of crime or terrorism. Therefore, this new kind of system is being introduced.
Moreover, the government has ordered the Excise & Taxation Department to take actions for curbing fake and unregistered vehicles. Other than this, the orders are issued for the effective legislation for checking use of vehicle or motorcycle with a fake number plate.
In this regard, the Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif presided over a high-level meeting at committee room of Punjab Assembly. He stated that the authorities should also consider the issuance of number plates from service centers of Punjab Information Technology.
Senior Member Special Monitoring Unit, Salman Sufi gave a detailed briefing regarding Dealer Vehicle Registration System. Provincial Ministers Rana Sanaullah, Mian Mujtaba Shuja your Rehman, Parliamentary Secretary Mian Muhammad Munir, concerned secretaries, and senior officials attended the meeting.
It is worth mentioning here that section 23 of Motor Vehicles Ordinance (MVO) says that no vehicle can enter the road without being registered first. However, owners do not come for registration on the same day as the vehicle is bought. These unregistered vehicles are problematic as they cannot be tracked. They are often used for crime.
Recently, TCS returned more than two lac vehicle registration plates to the Excise department after placing various objections on them. The objections include some wrong or incomplete addresses that are mentioned on the parcels containing the number plates. The Excise department has now decided to return the number plates to the TCS.
Police and other law-enforcement agencies are also ordered to take action against unverified number plates.
DVRS is an excellent system; however, its scope will have to be expanded to every city. Corruption will reduce, and resources increase through this scheme.