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Punjab Excise Deptt operations computerised

By jpgupta |

27th December 2010

Taking a big leap in e-Governance, the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department has taken various initiatives to computerise many of its operations. In a major initiative, toll barriers across Punjab have gone online with the introduction of electronic-barriers. As many as 36 information collection centres (ICCs) have been established for all distilleries, courier companies, and bottling plants.

Chandigarh: Taking a big leap in e-Governance, the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department has taken various initiatives to computerise many of its operation. 

In a major initiative, toll barriers across Punjab have gone online with the introduction of electronic-barriers. As many as 36 information collection centres (ICCs) have been established for all distilleries, courier companies, bottling plants, carrying and forwarding (C&F) agents and cement manufacturers sending their goods to Punjab. 

They have been issued unique identification numbers from the department to ensure the entry of goods in the state is much faster with no long queues and congestion at the 36 ICCs in the state by reducing the manual work at these tax barriers. 

“The e-Barrier concept was introduced in August. At present almost 25 per cent of goods vehicle entering into the state are using this electronic facility. By March 31, we plan to have a majority of our operations shifting on this system,” Punjab Excise and Taxation Commissioner A Venu Prasad said. 

Long queues of trucks at these ICCs have become a thing of the past as data entry of goods or their physical verification is not required. Though manual work at these ICCs has not yet been done away with, a number of bulk consumers have already shifted to using this system, thereby saving a lot of time. 

It is at these ICCs that the goods being brought from outside the state are declared and entry tax (wherever applicable) is paid. The staff at the ICC verifies the challans and bills presented to them, and match them with stocks in the goods carrier. This generally takes a lot of time.

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