Bangalore:Software firm Wipro Infotech on Wednesday announced it has been selected by the department of excise and taxation, government of Punjab to deploy the Tax Management System across the State.

Wipro will also manage the solution for a period of five years, a company release said. The Excise and Taxation Department is one of the major revenue collecting agencies in the state.

As part of the scope, Wipro will be responsible for design, implementation and management of IT infrastructure and outsourced transaction processing along with other support activities.
Wipro would also undertake design,development, customization, testing and rollout of the application software across the state including support for a period of five years. The engagement includes migration of the application and data to the new Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime when it is rolled out nationally.

Speaking on the occasion, Vivek Sharma, General Manager and Business Head, Government and Defence Vertical, Wipro said “We are delighted to tie up with the Punjab Government for furthering the cause of e-governance. We plan to deploy IT systems and services that are extremely robust, scalable and flexible to ensure efficient payment and collection of taxes across the state.”