India: Tax inspectors in the south Indian metropolitan city of Bengaluru are facing problems due to a bug in the GIS-based Property Identiry (PID) system. The system has not been able to validate more than 4,000 properties. Experts have started working on the issue.
Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the municipal corporation in Bangaluru, had implemented GIS-based PID to increase tax collection. The idea was to validate each and every property through this system. However, revenue inspectors and tax inspectors have informed the higher authorities that they are unable to validate more than 4,000 properties. The system is allowing numeric entries only. It does not accept alpha-numeric entries. Experts have started their efforts to get the system rectified.