Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) has become the first municipal corporation in Gujarat to introduce property tax collection through mobile phones. RMC has joined hands with Atom Technologies, a leader in providing mobile commerce (m-commerce) solutions, for implementing its mobile payment and IVR payment platforms.
"Property tax contributes the largest share of our total daily collections. We are glad that through our partnership with atom, we will be able to provide an alternative option to the people of this city to make their property tax payments at their convenience using their mobile phones. We are also sure of improving our collections and reducing the overhead costs involved by facilitating property collection through atom’s payment platform," said Ajay Bhadoo, Municipal Commissioner of RMC.
RMC collects about Rs 19-20 lakh every day through various taxes, of which it collects about Rs 11-12 lakh worth property tax.
It should be mentioned here that RMC is the first who launched e-payment facility in Gujarat some time ago even as it begins multiple payment system from November 19. "We are moving ahead to serve batter services to people of Rajkot and upgrading ourselves through technology," said Bhadoo.
According to Bhadoo, this is the second time that the civic body is embracing technological innovations for offering better services to citizens of Rajkot. Its latest initiative in partnership with Atom is in line with various other plans implemented by RMC for improving its citizen-focused services for serving people better and more efficiently, he added.
Meanwhile, Dewang Neralla, director of Atom Technologies, said, "Atom payment platform is a simple, safer and a more convenient channel for accepting payments. More and more people are discovering the comfort and cost benefits of paying and receiving payments through our mobile payment platform. We are confident that our solution will help Rajkot Municipal Corporation to offer better and hassle-free option to their customers for making property tax payments."