The online land development tax system will be fully operational by March next year as the ongoing training on it will be completed by next month, a high official of the land ministry said on Monday.
The official disclosed this at a workshop titled 'Challenges and ways to implement online-based land development tax management software to build a digital Bangladesh' at the conference room of the ministry.
Speaking as the chief guest, Land Secretary Md Muksodur Rahman Patwary said online tax system would have a positive impact on the overall GDP of the country and bring about a qualitative change in the economy.
Once the online system becomes operational, people would not need to go to the land office for paying land development tax, rather they could do it online, which would help save their valuable time and money, he added.
He also said this system would enable citizens to pay land development tax from any place through mobile or online banking or using any other electronic system.
Mr Patwary asked the land officials to provide services with honesty, dedication and utmost sincerity.
"People-friendly land services are also our innate responsibility as public servants," he said.
Chairman of Land Reform Board Md Yakub Ali Patwary said the field level training for land officials on online land development tax system will be completed by December 10.
He hoped that the land development tax system will be fully operational across the country by March next year after evaluating the feedback from the field level.
Members of the Land Reform Board and the additional secretaries of the land ministry participated in the workshop.
The total number of holdings in the country is about 35 million.