JPJ rakes in RM15mil from e-bidding

By THE STAR | 21 August 2019

JOHOR BARU: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has managed to collect RM15.6mil from five states within the last four months in revenue since the launch of its e-bidding system (JPJeBid).

JPJ vehicle registration numbers unit director Datuk Mohd Rusdi Mohd Darus said that the highest collection was recorded in Putrajaya and the Federal Territories since the system began running in April this year.

“So far, we have conducted the JPJeBid in Putrajaya, Federal Territories, Kedah, Penang, Sabah and Johor will be the sixth state.

“In Putrajaya, the department collected RM3.1mil in revenue followed by Federal Territories (RM1.56mil) and Sabah (RM1.1mil), ” he told the press at the state JPJ headquarters here yesterday.

Mohd Rusdi expected the revenue collection through the JPJeBid system would increase by the end of this year when all states had gone through the system.

He said Negri Sembilan would be the last state in the system, which is expected to be on Nov 28.

“So far, about 57,165 individuals have registered as bidders under the JPJeBid system, ” he added.

Mohd Rusdi pointed out that registration was open to all Malaysians and those with permanent resident status aged 18 years and above as well as registered businesses and companies.

He said members of the public or companies that do not have records through the mySIKAP system such as vehicle record, licence or summonses must register at the state JPJ headquarters or branch offices.

Mohd Rusdi said that the JPJeBid system had so far been well received by the public as it was hassle-free.

“Our online system is user-friendly and there is no requirement for documents and bank drafts when bidding for numbers manually, ” he added.

Mohd Rusdi however said that successful bidders had only 12 months after receiving the offer letter issued by JPJ to register the numbers to their vehicles.

If they fail to do so, JPJ had the right to keep the numbers and the government would forfeit their money, he added.

Meanwhile, Johor JPJ director Razali Wagiman said the state was targeting to collect more than RM1mil in revenue through the JPJeBid for the JTR vehicle registration plate numbers.

He added that the results of the five-day bid, starting at midnight today until 11.59pm on Sunday, would be announced on Monday.

JPJ has set the starting price for normal numbers at RM300 with RM15 increments for each bid.

Bidding for “golden numbers” are set at RM20,000, with subsequent bids at RM1,000 increments.