Says Collectorate post 44pc growth in customs duty collection
LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement Additional Collector Rashid Munir has said that on the direction of Collector Customs Appraisement Jamil Nasir Collectorate is committed to facilitate trade and business in every possible way.
Talking to Customs Today, he said that the very strategy has proved instrumental in enabling Collectorate of Customs Appraisement posted the mega customs duty collection growth of 44 percent in customs duty by collecting Rs16,880 million from July 2017 to December 2017 against Rs11,888 million collected during the same period of the last year.
The additional collector of Customs Appraisement said that collector Jamil Nasir has congratulated all the officers for ensuring unprecedented increases in revenue collection and advised them to extend maximum facilitation to the importers and exporters for speedy clearance of goods.
He said that a performance review meeting of the officers of Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement was held to review revenue collection and other initiatives taken by the Collectorate during the last six months.
“Collector Jamil Nasir chaired the meeting. During the meeting, it was noticed that Model Customs Collectorate Appraisement has shown remarkable growth in revenue collection during first half of the fiscal year as it has consistently met its monthly, quarterly as well as six monthly targets of revenue collection,” he added, further informing during July 2017 to December 2017 customs duty amounting to Rs16880/- million was collected against Rs11888 million collected during previous corresponding period, thus registering record increase of 42%.
“Besides optimum revenue collection, the performance of other areas like audits, recovery of arrears, auction and overhauling of different sections was also discussed,” Rashid Munir said.
He said that Rs457 million have been collected through audits conducted by Post Release Verification (PRV) Cell, MBCO and DTRE sections.
“Fresh initiatives taken by the Collectorate in the fields of Human Resource Management and ICT interventions were also discussed.
Collector Jamil Nasir expressed his satisfaction on feedback mechanism started through Collectorate’s indigenously developed software FAST (Feedback and Suggestion Tool) as well as ‘Employee of the Month’ scheme,” the additional collector said.
He said that on achieving the significant growth the Collector of Customs Lahore appraisement congratulated all the officers on unprecedented increases in revenue collection and advised to extend maximum facilitation to the importers and exporters for speedy clearance of the goods.
The collector also also emphasized that efforts be made to consolidate the initiatives taken during the last six months for better service delivery and satisfaction of the trade, the additional collector informed .