FBR starts consultation with IR field formation on proposed restructuring

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started consultation with tax officials on proposed reform program following resentment of senior officers on proposed plan of setting up Pakistan Revenue Authority (PRA) and other reforms.

The FBR through an official memorandum invited proposals from all field formation of Inland Revenue on the restructuring of FBR.

In order to address the concerns of the officers and officials of FBR and to make ‘restructuring of FBR’ a more inclusive exercise, the FBR chairman has been pleased to approve the formation of three committees.

The three committees have been formed at Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi/Islamabad and these committees are comprised of senior officers of IRS.

The committees formed as:

01. Karachi Committee

Faiz Illahi Memon, Chief Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Large Taxpayers Unit (LTU) Karachi (Head of Committee)

Amir Ali Khan Talpur, CCIR, RTO-III, Karachi

Dr. Aftab Imam, CCIR, CRTO Karachi.

Shahid Iqbal Baloch, CCIR, LTU-II, Karachi.

Badaruddin Ahmed Qureshi, CCIR, RTO-II, Karachi.

Lahore Committee:

Syed Nadeem Hussain Rizvi, CCIR, CRTO Lahore (Head of Committee).

Asim Majeed Khan, CCIR, LTU Lahore.

Ahmed Shuja Khan, CCIR, RTO-II, Lahore.

Rawalpindi/Islamabad Committee:

Asim Ahmad, Director General, Intelligence and Investigation, IR, Islamabad (Head of the Committee).

Bashirullah Khan, CCIR, RTO Rawalpindi

Shamsul Hadi, CCIR, RTO Islamabad

Muhammad Naseer Butt, CCIR, LTU Islamabad.

The FBR chairman advised the Chief Commissioners of remaining RTOs can also frame their recommendations by co-opting officers from BS-17 to BS-20 and BS-16 and below.

The FBR chairman also approved the following Term of References (TORs):

01. Future status of Tax Authority.

a. Under Federal Government as an attached department (as present)

b. Under Federal Government as a Semi-Autonomous Body.

c. Completely autonomous.

02. Human Resource issues such as recruitment, retention, capacity, remuneration etc.

03. Financial Autonomy – its extent and nature.

04. Organizational structure (Qualifications/growth/career path).

05. Work processes.

The FBR chairman advised the committee to ensure engaging officials falling in BS-16 and below and other cadres falling under their jurisdictions so that their input can also be obtained and incorporated in the recommendations framed by the committees.

The FBR has asked the committees to finalize their recommendations by November 18, 2019.

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