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=> All records of the Revenue Department of the City

All records of the Revenue Department of the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) are being computerised under public-private partnership and in this regard a private company has been selected for maintaining the records and investing in new technology for the purpose, sources told The News.

According to them, the cost of the new system is estimated to be Rs200 million and tenders were earlier floated to select firms. After a detailed scrutiny of papers and proposed processes, a private company has been selected.

Under the project, the sources said, about 100 people will be trained and more than 1,000 recruited at subsidiary offices in different locations of the city.

The sources told The News that this would be a highly-centralised and integrated E-service project which will also have an office abroad. All records (issues) related to the city government can then be accessed from overseas.

The sources said that the decision had been taken to curb rampant corruption in various departments of the city government. With the inception of the new system, the tampering with records of the city government through fraudulent means would be a closed chapter.

More importantly, the sources said that all current records of the city’s 18 towns have been seized through surprise raids and recorded electronically. These records have been sealed after being computerised, thus making it impossible to manipulate them at the eleventh hour before the computerised system is launched.

“After seizure of the records through the surprise raids by the revenue department, all fake entries have been eliminated, sealed and stamped and record has been saved,” the sources said and added that, under the new system, the records of the land department of the defunct KDA and defunct KMC would also be computerised and all ambiguities would be removed.

The sources added that this will also help increase the revenue as the CDGK could sell its services through the Internet. The new system would be linked to all departments of the city government and the 18 towns besides being connected to other organisations of the country. It will also have research and development centre attached to it.

Source: The News
Date:1/29/2008