As we hinted earlier, the Dealers Vehicle Registration System (DVRS) went live in 3 districts viz. Lahore, Faisalabad, and Multan today. Excise and Taxation Department, Punjab in collaboration with CM’s Special Monitoring Unit (SMU) Law & Order and Punjab IT Board has launched this historic initiative that will streamline vehicle registration and issuance of license plates.
The system has introduced a transparent vehicle registration process to mitigate corruption and facilitate citizens. Interestingly, Pakistan is the first country in Asia to use this kind of technology.
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 has been introduced.
For making easier the process of registering a vehicle, the government has started Dealer Vehicle Registration System (DVRS) under the Transport Facilitation Program. The system is created for the citizens to receive their number plates at the point of sale.
It was a headache for the people to get their vehicles registered. As part of their practice, E&T department would get the fee upfront from the car buyer who would be asked to expect the registration plates through courier. Customers had to wait for months before the plates could finally reach their home address. In few cases, they wouldn’t get the plates even after months.
With the launch of advanced DVRS system, people will be able to register their vehicles quickly at the point of sale.
On the other hand, Producing a fake number plate or copying a number plate will now be considered as a crime. The authorities have fixed two-year incarceration and 15,000 – 200,000 penalty for this offense. A person who uses a fake number plate will be charged with a fine, and his vehicle would be taken into detention.