Reforms in Motor Vehicles Registration

Previously, a decentralised system, known as MTMIS, was used for registration of motor vehicles across the province. Each district was working in isolation, with no record of other districts available to them for cross-checking or verification. The PITB introduced reforms in the process for registration of motor vehicles. These reforms had four main components:

  • Centralisation of the Motor Vehicle Registration MTMIS database
  • Motor vehicle registration through licensed dealers (DVRS)
  • Token tax stickers
  • Specialty number plates
  • Development of software for DVRS and specialty number plates

Reforms in registration of motor vehicles envisaged the following objectives:

  • Outsourcing vehicle registration to licensed dealers
  • Registration of vehicles at the time of sale
  • Convenience of motor vehicle owners
  • Eliminating time lag in collection of government revenues
  • Enhancing government revenues

This project has enabled licensed motor vehicle dealers to enter data of vehicles through an interface in the MTMIS database for registration. The Excise and Taxation Department issues token tax stickers to vehicle owners. These stickers are displayed on windshields of vehicles which enable checking teams to identify defaulters. This system has also saved the vehicle owners from hassle and unnecessary checking. The Centralised Motor Vehicle Registration System (CMVRS) is running successfully in 36 districts of the Punjab whereas Dealer Vehicle Registration System (DVRS) is being used in 10 districts with more than 40 dealers adding a new information almost every week.