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SRB modernisation to help raise revenue

SRB modernisation to help raise revenue

KARACHI: The Sindh Board of Revenue (SRB) is being transformed into a modern and vibrant entity, having the capacity for facilitating all taxpayers, protect their rights and raise the government revenue.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah stated this while presiding over a meeting held to review the SRB performance, especially the tax collection and pace of implementation of its automation project.

The Sindh CM said that the government had launched the project of Land Administration of Revenue Management Information System (LARMIS) within the SRB with a cost of Rs4.3 billion.

He hoped that the project would be completed by December inn the current year with a view to computerise land record in the form of central database connected with all districts to improve public services deliveries. He said that under the LARMIS revenue services centre was being set up in each district headquarters, where other co-related organisations such as Excise & Taxation Department would also be provided to facilitate the people under one roof.

On the occasion he was informed that land revenue record of all 29 districts in the province, comprising approximately 15 million pages, had been scanned, indexed and provided to data entry firms, whereas construction of centres for services delivery of LARMIS was in progress in all districts, adding that work at Hyderabad, Jamshoro and Tando Muhammad Khan had been completed.

He said, “We have fixed the revenue collection target of Rs120 billion for the current year and hopefully the target will be achieved easily.” Syed Qaim Ali Shah directed the officers to prepare draft for New Land Grant Policy with consultation of revenue and legal experts.