Smart Card to replace vehicle registration books in Punjab
Finally the implications will be done on replacing book with an automated card.
According to print media news by the end of the November this year, the Excise Taxation and Narcotics Control Department to finally launch automated vehicle registration cards.
Earlier in April the department has already called on bids for ARCs. The higher authorities have asked the managers to complete all the financial and technical evaluation by end of July.
ARCs will end the problem of keeping the book that usually is large in size to carry, difficult to handle and temporary because it get worn out in no time.
Back in 2015, the Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif approved the replacement of the registration book with the automated card.
The new card has Near Field Communication (NFC) chip that will help to keep the record of the card details and expiry date of token tax.
Every year, 2 million books are issued in Pakistan. 1.6 million Are issued for the new vehicles and this system is most probably going to be used till the end of November.
According to the bidding documents,
“The department has demanded that the interested parties should have the capability of printing 2 million cards per year, which seems to be the current demand for Pakistanis.”
Counterfeit resistance, durability and the card’s ability to securely store the data for at least five years are the important requirements for the system.
Remember that, Govt of Punjab already launched online driving license system few months ago.