Nepal: Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI), Nepal, announced to introduce GPS and GIS – based vehicle monitoring system from the next fiscal year, to control the rising trend of revenue fraud. “DRI has asked Finance Ministry to introduce a policy of inspecting vehicles based on geographic information system,” said deputy director general of DRI Rajendra Sharma Laudari, adding its introduction will help control revenue fraud.
GIS integrates computer hardware, software and data for capturing, managing, analysing and displaying all forms of geographically related information. The introduction of a vehicle monitoring system will make it possible to generate special maps which show the routes used and the condition of the vehicle, he informed, adding that the tax administration and other agencies who are responsible for controlling revenue leakage can inspect all activities of vehicles from their respective offices.
Source: The Himalayan Times