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FBR technology head resigns on over four times higher salary than management pay scale-1

The Federal Board of Revenue’s (FBR) technology head has resigned from his position due to differences over his salary package. Chief information officer (CIO) resigns on over four times higher salary than management pay scale-1.

Mansoor Sultan, who had been hired hardly a year ago as chief information officer (CIO) resigned from his position due to disagreement over the salary package, according to The Express Tribune.

Current Salary of CIO

Sultan had been hired at a monthly package of nearly Rs3 million. The package was over four times higher than the maximum salary being offered to an individual engaged from the private sector on management pay scale-1.

The sources said that the FBR management wanted to retain Sultan but it could not find a solution after objections were raised by other concerned government departments.

Event of Biggest Data Hacking of FBR

During job period of Chief Information Officer (CIO), the FBR’s biggest data hacking took place, Which paralyzed the tax system for several weeks. During his tenure, the FBR’s data up-gradation also could not take place.

Appointment of New CEO of PRAL

The FBR has already advertised the post to hire a new CEO of Pakistan Revenue Automation Limited (PRAL) but it has changed the criteria compared with the advertisement given last time. The academic qualification has been set at master’s degree in business, business related discipline or bachelor of engineering (BE) preferably in software engineering.

Information Technology to maximise the income tax collection

Prime Minister Imran Khan had vowed to use information technology (IT) to maximise the income tax collection. For this purpose, the government has brought major changes in tax laws, including granting National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) the access to taxpayers’ data.

Source: The Express Tribune.

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