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FBR reviews proposals on Performance Allowance

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Raza Kazmi

ISLAMABAD: Chairing a detailed meeting held on 30th November, 2021 at FBR (HQs) to review the proposals for Performance Allowance, Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed, Chairman FBR/Secretary Revenue Division has emphasized on the scope of qualitative performance of officers/officials in order to promote a culture of efficiency, transparency and integrity within FBR.
He issued clear directions that only those who maintain the highest standards of professional conduct and exhibit outstanding performance should be rewarded while the laggards and poor performers should not be recommended for the award of Performance Allowance.
He further directed the Admn/HR Wing of FBR to put forth a comprehensive proposal to bring FBR Performance Allowance at par with other Federal Government Departments so that the high achievers are duly compensated for their exceptional performance.
He emphasized on the need to promote fairness and merit in order to encourage Team FBR in maintaining the highest standards of moral integrity and professional conduct. He further stated that a belt tightening exercise was of paramount importance in order to make a strong case for the financial and administrative autonomy of FBR.
Member (Admn/HR), SA to Chairman FBR and Chief (FATE) also attended the meeting wherein Ms. Aisha Farooq, Chief (T&D), gave a detailed presentation on existing and proposed revised draft of Performance Allowance Guidleines-2015.
Meanwhile, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has advised all the Chambers of Commerce & Industries, all Trade Bodies and Trade Associations of the country to strictly comply with the legal requirements of Track & Trace System on Sugar Sector in order to avoid any legal repercussions. This was informed to all the stakeholders vide a letter issued by the Project Director, Track and Trace System, FBR.
In the letter, FBR has referred to Sales Tax General Order No.05 of 2021, wherein it was notified that no sugar bags, for the current crushing season 2021-22, would be allowed to move out from a production site and the factory premises or warehouse without affixation of tax stamps and Unique Identification Marks (UIMs) with effect from 11th November, 2021.
FBR has highlighted in the letter that all supply chain operators including distributors, wholesalers, dealers and retailers are also required not to accept or receive and sell any sugar bag, of current season, without tax stamp affixed on the sugar bag. In case of non-compliance by any of the supply chain operator, Penal action will be initiated against them in accordance with the provision of Sales Tax Act, 1990.