No unnecessary transfers of senior officials: FBR

No unnecessary transfers of senior officials: FBR

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday asked the senior officers to concentrate on their work as no unnecessary transfers and posting will be notified.

An office order issued by the FBR stated that there had been a tradition in the revenue body for en-bloc transfers and postings each financial year, especially at senior level at the beginning of each financial year.

“Henceforth, this tradition would not be made as a norm unless necessitated in the interest of revenue or reforms in the organization.”

All the senior officers and their staff should concentrate on optimal collection of due taxes, facilitation of taxpayers, expansion of tax base and identifying economic activities and business units in their jurisdiction.

“We all work as a team and shall continue to do so without affecting our ongoing efforts and efficiency,” it added.

The FBR recently notified transfers and postings of over 3,000 employees of lower cadre. This large scale transfers and postings created panic like situation in the FBR field formation and the work of duty and tax collection was almost at halt.

The senior officers were also waiting for notifications for their transfers. The revenue collection in the July 2019 witnessed sharp decline and unconfirmed sources said that the collection in the month was so far in the negative zone when compared with the same month of the last year.

The government has set a target of Rs5,550 billion as collection by the FBR during current fiscal. It is also a fact that the FBR failed to meet the revenue figures of past year of Rs3,852 billion.

In these challenge situations the transfer and postings created panic and FBR had decided to be careful in shuffling the senior officers of Inland Revenue Service and Pakistan Customs.

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