July 17: The government has made it mandatory for transportation companies and traders to enter the details of their goods for internal transportation on its website under the new Vehicle and Consignment Tracking System (VCTS). According to the government, the new system has come into effect from Wednesday, July 17.
The government said that it introduced this new system to ease the operation of vehicles carrying goods across the country.
However, the traders and businessmen have urged the government to discard the VCTS. They have also warned of protests if the system is not scrapped immediately.
They have also urged the government to remove the provision of PAN for transaction of goods more than Rs 1000 and to do away with the Value Added Tax (VAT) on basic food items.
The new system was implemented partially since mid-June has been fully implemented from July 17, said the Department of Revenue Investigation. The department claimed that the system will help in smooth operation of trade and also increase in the surveillance on illegal trade.
The department’s Managing Director Dirgha Raj Mainali said that there will not be any check posts once the system comes into execution completely. He said, “The system will record all the details of the transporters through online system.”