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FBR bans use of information system till budget announcement

FBR bans use of information system till budget announcement

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has put a ban on using information system from June 11, 2020 till announcement of budget 2020/2021, which is schedule for June 12, 2020.

In an office order, the FBR said that due to budget announcement on June 12, 2020 restrictions on the access of servers/information system running at FBR Headquarters will come in force on June 11, 2020 from 8:00am till the end of budget speech.

The FBR said that message and engagement features will be disabled and would not be accessible for the internal users of the FBR house.

Users located in the FBR house premises would only be limited in routing/marking their correspondence in the Wings located within FBR House. However, external users such as RTOs/LTUs/Customs collectorates would be able to mark their correspondence to the internal users/Wings of the FBR.

The FBR said that access to the system for correction of disposition list, online application of leave and other facilities will be completely banned for field formations.

However, FBR’s e-Portal/server will remain accessible for authorized users outside FBR headquarter premises but no one within FBR HQ will be allowed to access FBR e-portal during budget exercise.

STARR and Sales Tax systems/services will remain inaccessible for FBR HQ users, however, authorized users/outside FBR HQ premises will be allowed to access the system/servers.

While the local network of PRAL HQ and FBR HQ will remain operational individually, transfer to any files/documents from FBR HQ network to PRA HQ network vice versa will be banned.

Internet services in FBR HQ will remain unavailable in FBR HQ till conclusion of budget speech.