PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has appreciated the performance of Excise & Taxation Department and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) for their excellent performance in achieving the targets set by the government during every fiscal year.
He was presiding over the 5th meeting of the policy Council of KPRA at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar on Thursday. He approved certain incentives and agreed in principle to reward regulation 2017 that he added would further enhance the performance and capacity building of the department and KPRA.
He also empowered the DG KPRA to get the technical support of the international development partners. He expressed satisfaction over the revenue generation of the authority.
The council approved the minutes of the previous meeting and the council was briefed about the implementation process on different decisions taken in the previous meeting. The council was informed about the recruitment plan prepared in the light of previous decisions and the recruitment process has been started.
The council was further informed that the draft of the KPRA act was ready which would be put to the authority for approval. It was also briefed about the new website to be ready by September 10 that will given all details of the department and authority and other details related to the revenue generation and other information needed by the general public. The Chief Minister agreed to the proposal for the telecom special audit and directed to hold a meeting with FBR in this regard. He also agreed to the fix tax mechanism in order to remove the space for tax theft given by the previous system.
The Council also took for debate different problems including the double taxation and the Chief Minister directed the industries and excise department to give viable proposal to address to this problem once for all.