To capitalize on tools of new age, the Excise and Taxation Department has initiated computerization drive since last decade. In this regard computerization of Motor vehicles registration and taxation system namely MVRS is on the fore front. MVRS is a web based system with Oracle 10g Database on the backend and PHP on the frontend. District Excise & Taxation Offices access the MVRS database through a web browser over the internet. The use of live web has eliminated the chances of fake vehicles registration. The 14 district Excise & Taxation Offices are currently online connected with main database located at Directorate General Excise & Taxation Peshawar whereas the remaining districts would soon be on-lined. In this way record of motor vehicles registered in any district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is stored in a central database server located in Peshawar. Through MVRS, not only motor vehicles data has been safeguarded but management of this important sector has been made simplified. Now, with just a click of bottom data of any specification is retrievable. An undue/unauthorized alteration with the vehicles data/files which was ripe in the old paper based system is no more possible in the MVRS. Collection or motor vehicles data in a unified and easily accessible form also supported the idea of collection of motor vehicles related taxes through one window operation for public as well as departmental facilitation.
Further that, since April, 2005, the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has engaged a German based private sector firm M/S EHA Hoffmann GmbH on Built Operate and Transfer basis for manufacturing and supply of Reflective Motor Vehicles Registration Number Plates, Third Number Plate (windscreen sticker), Passport type Registration Book and Computerization, networking, scanning, archiving and software development and implementation of Motor Vehicle Registration System.
To facilitate the general public in payment of motor vehicle taxes at Excise and Taxation offices, the Department has established 3 Tax Facilitation Centers in its most busy offices namely Peshawar, Mardan and Abbottabad. A firm M/S Digit Ware Systems is operating those TFCs on BOT basis.
Joint ventures with the private sector firms have been a success story in the Department in terms of efficiency, economy, transparency and facilitation.