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Oracle to make single national database to improve citizen services

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The Income-Tax Department has chosen Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware as the platform to develop a single national database, to increase efficiencies and improve citizen services.

This attempt would enable mass processing of returns, speedier issuance of refunds, and electronic-filing of returns on a wider scale. In two phases, Oracle will consolidate the existing 36 regional databases into a single national database. All 745 Income-Tax offices in 510 cities will be linked to this single national database. The e-Delivery of Taxpayer Services Project is an initiative of the Ministry of Finance and is one of the largest e-Governance projects undertaken by the Government. The project is expected to be operational by December 2006.

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