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Bangladesh: Online Registration of Vehicles, Pay Tax
Source: unbconnect.com
Source Date: Sunday, November 14, 2010
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Country: Bangladesh
Created: Nov 23, 2010

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday reiterated her governments strong stance to crack-down nexus of bribery and corruption while providing services to the people.

We want to raze the nexus of bribery and corruption in providing government services, she said while inaugurating the collection of vehicle tax and fees through online banking for Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA).

Communication Ministry organized the programme where Minister Syed Abul Hossain was present as the special guest.

The Prime Minister said that it was not a mere decision of raising just slogans against corruption. We have to introduce a system to eradicate corruption, she said.

Referring digitization she said that when everything would be brought under digital system corruption will be stopped automatically.

In this connection she said that her government already started online tendering system for public procurement to some extent and gradually all tendering system will be placed under online system. At that time no one will be able to grab tender by muscle power, she said.

Sheikh Hasina asked the authorities concerned to introduce online system for vehicle registration and licensing.

She expressed her hope that BRTA would get pace in their day to day activities due to the online system of vehicle tax and fees. Besides, the hassle of the customers will be reduced a lot, she said.

She mentioned that like the filling of admission forms for admission in universities her government is thinking to introduce such system for the admission in schools as well.

The Prime Minister underscored the need of a safe and secured journey for the people apart from providing a strong road communication network.

Giving instances of casualties in road accident every day she said that inefficient driver, dilapidated vehicles and violating traffic rules are the main causes of high rate of road accidents.

She said that her government is firmly committed to stop such kind of irregularities to provide safe road for all.

Regarding the intolerable traffic congestion in the capital city she said that the government has taken short, long and medium term steps to free the city from traffic jam.

She informed the government has already imported 100 buses to ease the public transport. Another 168 busses will start plying on different routes. Additional 750 single decker and double decker buses are on the way from Korea and India.

Sheikh Hasina said they have concentrated in brining discipline in all sectors and establish Bangladesh a place of modern, corruption free, terrorism free and peaceful country.

Later she witnessed the process of filling vehicle tax and fees through online.

Rail and Roads Division secretary M Mozammel Huq Khan chaired the inaugural session when BRTA chairman Ayubur Rahman also spoke.
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