The Manjung Municipal Council (MPM) reached a milestone when it became the first local authority (PBT) in the country to digitise business licences.
Known as myPATIL, the system is hoped to be more efficient and systematic.
The installation of myPATIL smart devices was carried out through a collective effort between MPM and Gates IT Solution Sdn. Bhd. (Gates IT), the company that built the system.
Yang Dipertua of MPM, Syamsul Hazeman Md. Salleh said that this shift from the use of printed licences aligns with MPM’s goal to move towards digitalisation.
He added that services such as the renewal of licences are easier, quicker and safer as business licence owners only need to go through the relevant processes via their smartphones.
“MPM officers are also able to implement enforcement digitally, hence reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection.
“myPATIL has been introduced to residents of Manjung district, especially owners of business licences, since October,” he shared.
Additionally, MPM was able to avoid nearly RM3 million-worth of losses that stemmed from irresponsible business premises owners who were unlicenced and did not pay taxes.
The irresponsibility of this handful of traders were able to be detected when MPM shifted to the digital licencing system.
Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of Gates IT, Husni Ruslai said that myPATIL which uses smart technology is for all business premises integrated with portable applications.
“This system that uses local technology is also the only digital premises licensing that is available in the market,” he said.
So far, 3,000 out of approximately 7,000 premises under MPM’s administration have successfully been installed with a myPATIL smart device.
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