Public Notice under Punjab VAT regarding E-payment


Excise and Taxation Department 


Dated: 25th March 2013 

Attention: All VAT Dealers, Advocates, Chartered Accountants and Cost Accountants 

Subject: Launching of e-Payment facility 

1. The Department of Excise and Taxation has over the last couple of months received observations regarding inconvenience caused to dealers in submitting payments. In the existing process the dealer has the following inconveniences:

1.1. The dealer visits Department’s office to collect Challan.

1.2. Then he fills the challan manually and visits the Bank to deposit the amount.

1.3. After successfully submitting the Payment, Dealer visits office of AETC to submit the copy of Challan.

1.4. Submission of Challan in the Department is dependent on availability of staff and can be done only during specific working hours.

1.5. Challan is manually handled and reviewed manually by the department.

1.6. Dealer has to retain photocopies of the Challan Copy submitted to the department.

1.7. Dealer Ledger is updated only after Physical Challan is submitted and verified by the department.

2. To eliminate these inconveniences and to make the payment procedure user friendly, the Department is launching an integrated e-payment facility.

3. This e-Payment facility would bring in following benefits for the dealers

3.1. Anytime, anywhere payment facility to the Dealer.

3.2. No need to visit departmental office or Bank for payment.

3.3. No need of waiting or standing in Queues.

3.4. No scope of manual error at Department’s end.

3.5. Automatic update of Dealer Ledger.

3.6. Provision to view past payment details on Portal.

3.7. Provision to view pending payment details on Portal.

3.8. Option to make payment from multiple Banks.

3.9. Automatic three way reconciliation between the Department, Bank and Treasury, hence eliminating the chances of any inconvenience due to non-reconciliation.

 4. The Department has already tied up with Punjab National Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank for providing this facility. Dealer can start using the facility with PNB and Kotak Mahindra bank from now onwards. More Banks such as SBI, SBoP, Union Bank of India, Vijaya Bank and Axis Bank would be included in second phase. The existing facility of e-Payment through State Bank of India would continue to be available to the dealers, till it gets upgraded to the integrated e-Payment mode.

5. Dealers are requested to use and test this e-Payment facility.

6. Department intends to make e-Payment mandatory for ALL VAT payments more than Rs.25,000 with effect from 10th April 2013. Concerns, suggestions or objections, if any, may be conveyed through email to latest by 31st March 2013. 

7. The step wise procedure is provided at the end of this notice.

8. Training sessions on the procedure and facility were scheduled by the Department at six major cities of the State between 22nd January and 28th January 2013. Additionally, a detailed step-by-step training video has been uploaded, since 29th January 2013, which can be accessed at

9. Suggestions, views and objections are invited from all concerned stakeholders on the proposed procedure. The suggestions, views and objections may be e-mailed to latest by 31st March 2013.

10. Thank you.
Anurag Verma 
Excise and Taxation Commissioner 
Govt. of Punjab 

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