PITB in collaboration with Industries, Commerce & Investment Department, Labour & Human Resource Department, Punjab Employees Social Security Institution and World Bank has developed an online Registration Portal to facilitate business registration process for the general public. This has reduced the registration processing time from at least 7-days to 2-days. Now citizen can register their businesses by sitting at their homes using this portal. Currently, the portal is also integrated with NADRA, SECP and in future it will also be integrated with FBR system for further facilitation. With the use of this portal, any new business can easily be registered online, saving the need of visits to different departments for paper based documentation. The portal also provides tracking of applications and timely issuance of online registration certificates. A helpline has been established to handle public queries regarding registration processes and facility is also made available at Facilitation Centres (e-Khidmat Markaz). The Government also aims to enable online payments for registration with aforementioned departments, which may encourage more entrepreneurs and investors to start a business.
The Business Registration Portal caters registration for the following:
- Partnership Firm Registration (Industries, Commerce & Investment Department, Punjab)
- Shops & Establishment Registration (Labour & Human Resource Department, Punjab)
- Registration with Punjab Employees Social Security Department (PESSI)