Visit of Member IR (Operations) Dr. Muhammad Irshad to RTO Quetta
The Member Inland Revenue (Operations) Dr. Muhammad Irshad visited Quetta on 05-05-2016 during the visit he held a meeting with officers of the RTO, talked to electronic and print media representatives, held a meeting with Quetta Tax Bar Association and also visited Balochistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Meeting with Officers of Regional Tax Office Quetta.
During the meeting the Chief Commissioner RTO, Quetta gave a detailed presentation on performance and achievements of the Regional Tax Office Quetta. The Honorable Member expressed his satisfaction over the fact that there was a visible turn around in performance of the RTO since last few months and urged the officers to further raise the standards of their performance during the coming months in order to not only achieve the assigned targets but also exceed the same.
During the meeting with the officers various issues and problems of the RTO were discussed in detail. The Honorable Member was apprised of the allocation of expenditure budget which was very low in view of vast territorial Jurisdiction of the RTO constituting 44% of total land mass of the country. The Honorable Member agreed that the sanctioned strength of officers/officials as well as the allocated expenditure budget need to be enhanced especially in view of prospective revenue potential to be tapped out of CPEC.
The Honorable Member was apprised of the potential of coal mining in Balochistan, viz.a.viz current collection of sales tax. He was informed that by invoking the provisions of section 40B of Sales Tax Act in cases of coal mines a sizeable revenue jump of 70% has been achieved through this single initiative in spite of acute shortage of manpower and logistics such as operational vehicles. The Honorable Member applauded the effort and emphasized on enlarging the scope of such in itiatives in thisparticular sector.
The Honorable Member also assured monetary reward for the officers and officials for serving the RTO in such a hard area and assured further incentives for the officer who will serve in Balochistan in future. When informed about the acute shortage of officials and the prospective expanding needs the honorable Member assured the RTO about the induction of further staff in the RTO.