As a final point, Punjab government is just going to fulfil its two years old promise. The provincial government until that time declared its policies back then. It is going to exchange vehicle registration books by electronic smart cards. The Excise Taxation and Narcotics Control Department proposes to introduce Automated Registration Cards (ARC) from November of this year.
Consequently, the Taxation department had requested bidders for this plan in April this year. The efforts now assessed based on their technical and economic criteria. The department will perform its evaluation by the close of this month and will award the contract as soon as possible.
Vehicle Registration Books Replacement With Smart Cards
Bidding documents have exposed that the department needs applicants to be able of publishing at least 2 million cards by year. Technical specifications include counterfeit revolution, endurance and secure storage of private data. Each card will be tested for at least five years after being announced. Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, declared the automated card service back in March 2015. Despite, the project saw limited progress throughout this time. Until now that is.
The automated card will provide a lot of benefits for the car owners. The decrease of the size will end the difficulty to keep a registration book including carrying it around. The smart cards has made an accessible the way. These automated cards will get with a Near Field Communication (NFC) chip to achieve a confirmation of car details which includes a registration number, chassis number, as well as expiry date of token tax, etc. The Department of Excise & Taxation originates over 2 million registration books per year. The current books will endure till the end of November within this year. Consequently, it assumed that these smart cards will replace the registration books after the current stock of books comes to an end.