ISLAMABAD: National Bank of Pakistan and Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) Monday signed an agreement for e-Challan and payments system in Islamabad Capital precinct.
The signing ceremony was held here at office of Inspector General of Police and this partnership will enable the issuance of paperless challan to the driver through a hand held smart phone mobile application along with electronic receipt to driver via SMS.
This state of the art solution being deployed by NBP will digitize the issuance mechanism as well as the payment collection at J Cash (JS Bank’s Branchless Banking) outlets along with its Mobile Wallets.
The agreement was signed by Saeed Ahmed, CEO/President National Bank of Pakistan and IG Islamabad Sultan-e-Azam Temuri, in the presence of senior officials including Mudassir H. Khan – SEVP/Group Chief Payment Services & Digital Banking Group from NBP, Khurram Shaikh, SEVP/Group Head Digital Banking from JS Bank, Malik Matloob– SSP Traffic, and other delegates.
This initiative of NBP and ITP, will bring transparency as well as convenience for both the general public of Islamabad and the ITP officials; to receive real time confirmation of e-challan along with opening of thousands of outlets for challan payments for the ease of public, as they would not have to look for a bank to pay challan after waiting in long queues.
Speaking at the occasion, Saeed Ahmed said this service offered simplification of work, which led to time saving, and minimized book entry errors as everything would be done digitally. Leveraging the bank’s financial expertise coupled with the extensive network of J-Cash and our other partner organizations; we are continuously striving to provide digital solutions to meet financial needs of the general public of Pakistan.
He said that NBP would also add more payments channels to create further ease to general public including M-Wallet, Plastic, ATMs etc.
He emphasized on continuous training needs to ensure that the solutions created the real benefit, although NBP had already conducted three training sessions for ITP officials but regular trainings and public awareness would bring the real outcome of this digitization. He further said this solution would also help ITP in building a database that could be analyzed to further improve their systems, for enforcement and safety, and for performance evaluation of their officers.
IGP Islamabad Sultan Azam Temuri said that this was a very special day for ITP, as it took lead in providing the digital solution that was the first initiative. In our Safe City initiatives, we shall strive to make extensive use of digital facilities. He said ITP was extremely proud and happy to partner with NBP, which had resulted in this solution, designed to facilitate not only our traffic officials but also the general public at large. “Convenience has become a necessity of time and we are glad that NBP along with their strategic partners is taking the lead in ensuring not only ITP, but the general public experiences the ease of technology.”