Despite the political turmoil, the Punjab government is continuing its digitization journey.
The Punjab Excise and Taxation Department has simplified the process of obtaining NOCs for the sale of properties, which is another step in the right direction.
Citizens no longer need to visit the department’s branches and wait in long lines, according to details, because they can now obtain the NOC for their properties online.
It is worth noting that a No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by the Excise and Taxation Department is required for selling properties in the province’s urban areas.
On a daily basis, the department issues over 1,000 NOCs. The new system currently contains records for 40,000 properties. NOCs will not be issued online for properties with pending court cases.
Separately, the Punjab government authorised the Excise and Taxation Department to begin hiring for vacant positions.
The department has 416 open positions ranging from grades 5 to 15. The department is expected to post job openings soon.
There will be no need to visit excise offices in Punjab province to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) at the time of property sale, as the Excise Department has implemented a digital system to issue the certificate online.
According to Excise officials, any citizen (property owner) can draw an online challan in the event of property tax arrears.
It is important to note that the Excise NOC is required during the sale of urban property in Punjab province, and on average, over 1,000 NOCs are issued daily.
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