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Odisha government launched e-challan system in all the 30 districts

Bhubaneswar6/12/18:In an effort to bring transparency in the collection of revenues in the transport department, the Odisha government on Thursday launched e-challan system in all the 30 districts.

Commerce and Transport Minister Nrushingha Charan Sahu launched the e-challan system at a function at Gita Gobinda Sadan in Bhubaneswar.

The transport department will now receive payment of taxes, fees and fines through digital mode. Besides, all motor vehicle-related taxes or fines can be paid through debit and credit cards.

“The e-challan system was introduced as the existing manual system has many loopholes and failed to provide better services to the people,” the Minister said after launching the system.

He said the performance report of Odisha in improving the road safety and reducing the number of accidents and fatality rate was not good.

Notably, the transport department entered into a pact with HDFC Bank on October 15 this year for collection of motor vehicle taxes/fines. The bank has provided 162 point of sale (PoS) machines and 195 mobile e-challan devices to the department.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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