For the facilitation of the citizens, the Excise and Taxation (E&T) Department has decided to introduce a complete package of vehicle transfer, which includes Smart Card, Vehicle Registration Book, Universal Serial Number, and Number Plate. The department has started working on this project and it will announce this package before the month of June 2017.
Instead of getting a registration book, a person would have to get a smart card on his name if he purchases a vehicle from someone. The old number plate will remain with the previous owner while the new owner will have to acquire a new number plate.
With the help of this new system, the process of vehicle transferring will be improved and the entire record of the Motor Branch of Excise and Taxation Department will be upgraded while the trend of using the vehicle on open transfer letter will come to an end.
According to Dunya News, the Excise department had decided to introduce the universal numbers of vehicles from the current month to decrease the long queues of citizens at the department’s offices in all over Punjab, but now the officials have decided to bring a complete package regarding the registration of the vehicles. Moreover, the people would not have to pay any additional charges for this package.
The sources revealed that the decision of introducing the smart card was taken to remove the system of agents in the Excise department and remove the corruption of excise data entry operators and key punch operators (KPO).
The Excise and Taxation Department is trying hard to upgrade its system. Just a few months ago, the management uploaded the data of the number plates on its website to let the citizens easily get the number plate information from an online system of the Excise and Taxation Department.