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FBR team dissatisfied over poor construction of Tax Facilitation Centre building in Daska

FBR team dissatisfied over poor construction of Tax Facilitation Centre building in Daska

ISLAMABAD: A four-member monitoring and evaluation technical team of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR has expressed dissatisfaction over the deficiencies and shortcomings in the newly constructed Tax Facilitation Centre (TFC) in Daska.

Presently, the Tax Facilitation Office is functioning in a rented building which is badly affecting the performance of tax collectors and other staff members.

“The monitoring and evaluation team headed by Secretary Projects Khalid Jamil accompanied by Chief Architect Muhammad Makhdoom and other members wound up two day inspection visit to said building of tax facilitation centre Daska and directed the Pak Works Division (PWD) authorities to remove the deficiencies in the building and report back to team in two weeks” a well placed source at FBR told this scribe here on Friday.

Although, the building has been beautifully constructed with the cost of 15 million, yet the team found out main deficiencies and shortcoming in the floor, paints and interior and exterior decoration of the building.

Therefore, Chief Commissioner Abdul Rehman Dogar also asked the concerned authorities to complete the removed the deficiencies in two weeks so that office could be shifted to this building from the rented building.

In October last, an important meeting of the Central Development Working Party (CWDP) held in October last approved the PC-I of the phase-II of the development project for infrastructure of the FBR. With a special interest of Member Admin and his team, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) got approved PC-1 for infrastructure development worth of Rs 900 million by CDWP.

As per proposals of the PC-I, offices of the Inland Revenue are being established at least. At the post CDWP final meeting, procurement of land at 15 stations with the cost of Rs 175 million was for the procurement and construction office buildings while remaining Rs 325 million were to be spent on construction of offices of Inland Revenue in those cities and towns where FBR owned land would be available.

By the first week of December last, under the initiative of Chairman and Member Admin of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to improve the existing infrastructure, construction and development work had been completed at four cities including Kasaur, Ghotki, D I Khan and Bnnu while construction continued work in three stations including Rahim Yar Khan, Okara and Daska. Rs 15 to 20 million were been approved for construction/ renovation and repair of offices in seven cities in a bid to improve the infrastructure of the FBR.

With the completion of ongoing development projects related to infrastructure, working capacity and efficiency of officers will further enhanced along with improvement in standards of the work. It will also facilitate the taxpayers, increase tax collection and improve FBR,s image in the general public.