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Tiruchirapalli Corporation introduces electronic spot fine system

In an effort to improve the efficiency of spot fine system introduced to check violation of rules and regulations, the Tiruchi City Corporation (TCC) has equipped its officers with hand-held devices to collect the fine.

The device named “Mpol” (Mobile Point of Sale) can be carried in pockets. Whenever the officials concerned detect violations of rules and regulations by city residents, the officials can collect fine on the spot either by cash or debit or credit cards.

Details of eleven types of fines have been incorporated in the device, developed by a Bengaluru based company.

Burning of plastic waste, throwing garbage on the streets and roads, dumping garbage in front of the commercial areas, open urination, indiscriminate dumping and burning of bio medical waste are among the fines. If the violator prefers debit or credit card payment for the violation, the authorised officer will click the electronic payment option to collect fine.

N. Ravichandran, Special Officer cum Commissioner, Tiruchi Corporation, told The Hindu that a total of 100 Mpol devices had been acquired on rental basis for collecting spot fine. They have been handed over to 100 authorised officers.

Tiruchi Corporation was the first civic body in the region to introduce the electronic spot fine collection system. “The new system will ensure transparency on collecting spot fine. It makes the job simple, easy and quick,” Mr. Ravichandran said. He said that the customers could see, track and verify the transaction details on dashboard of the device. There was a facility to record all transactions.

Moreover, seconds after paying fine, e-receipt would be sent to the mobile number of the residents concerned. N. Nivas, South Head, YES bank, said that the device would absolutely require no paper.


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