Project Rolled Out in Punjab to Strengthen Upcoming GST Regime

It includes procurement, deployment, operations and maintenance of the Excise and Taxation Department's IT Infrastructure across the state.

Wipro Infotech has bagged a contract from the Punjab government to deploy the Tax Management System across the State. As part of the scope, Wipro will be responsible for design, implementation and management of IT infrastructure and outsourced transaction processing along with other support activities.

This includes procurement, deployment, operations and maintenance of the Department's IT Infrastructure at various project locations as well as  data migration, setting up of various front windows, training, helpdesk  and maintenance activities.

The Excise and Taxation Department is one of the major revenue collecting agencies and plays an important role in the fiscal structure of the State.

Wipro would also undertake design, development, customisation, testing and rollout of the Application Software across the state including support for a period of 5 years. The engagement includes migration of the application and data to the new Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime when it is rolled out nationally.

Migration of the application and data as required for implementation of GST is also a part of the project. The department had proposed a scheme for computerisation of Sales Tax procedures in July, 2000. To implement this, the government created an autonomous body called Excise and Taxation Technical Services Agency (ETTSA).

There are 23 tax districts in Punjab for which there are about 100 offices at all levels. The revenue is collected in the shape of various levies such as Taxes, Excise duties and fees.

Speaking on the occasion,Vivek Sharma, Wipro General Manager and Business Head, Government and Defence Vertical,  said “We are delighted to be partnering with the Punjab Government to further the cause of e-Governance.”

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