ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday imposed ban on leaves of tax officials during last quarter of the current fiscal year in order to ensure maximum revenue collection for the year.
The FBR in an office order stated that the last quarter of the fiscal year is of paramount importance for tax collection.
All field formations of the FBR are expected to perform at their optimum capacity which entails presence on duty of all available human resources.
However, it has been observed that some field formations are still forwarding leave requests of officers and officials which is prejudicial to the achievement of target assigned to the FBR during the current fiscal year.
The FBR said that foregoing in view, it is decided that competent authorities shall not grant leaves to FBR officers/officials till June 30, 2022 except in the cases: Hajj; extreme hardship cases; and study leaves for officers and officials, who are already selected and have obtained NOCs.
The revenue body further said that leaves forwarded to competent authorities at FBR (HQRs) shall only be considered and granted in the above mentioned cases till June 30, 2022 on case to case basis.
All field formations are required to strictly adhered to the instructions and play their part in optimization of revenue collection and achievement of revenue target.