Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif has inaugurated the launch of online Dealer Vehicular System (DVRS) this Saturday.
The owners of the new vehicles can now apply for registration at the point of sale as opposed to visiting the taxation department. The dealers, or showroom owners, can now order license plates for their customers from their own outlets.
The minister, speaking at the opening ceremony, stated that this initiative will help people with their vehicle’s registration process and it will be hassle-free. It will eliminate the role of agent’s mafia, he added.
“Our law enforcement agencies are engaged in fighting against terrorism. DVRS will be another blow to the terrorists by ensuring eradication of fake and illegal number plates,” he said.
The initiative helps the citizens and the government officials in several ways. From tightening noose around terrorist’s necks to minimizing the sale of stolen cars.
However, the main objective, according to the Excise and Taxation Department of Punjab, is:
“To eliminate phenomena of plying of unregistered vehicles and to provide maximum convenience to the purchaser of motor vehicles.”
To achieve this purpose, many well reputed dealers have signaled their support for the system. It was reported earlier that at least 15 dealers from the districts of Lahore, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur and Rawalpindi are in line to get the licenses.
The DVRS was planned by the Special Monitoring Unit’s (SMU) Law and Order Department in collaboration with the Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control department and the Punjab Information Technology Board.
The portal is also connected with National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) database which will help with the following steps:
- Customer pays registration fees.
- Amount till be deducted from dealer’s account.
- It will be transferred to the government online.
- Automated receipt will be generated for the customer.
- Customer will be given the license plate after payment.
- Registration book will be sent to E&T department after verification.
This initiative will save time for not only the citizens and the E&T department, it will also stop the “Applied-for-Registration” trend, where cars bearing this tag become a favorite target of car thieves. Such thefts go unattended since the information isn’t enough to conduct an investigation.