The Collectorate of Appraisement West Karachi collected over Rs. 339 billion during FY 2020-21 and posted growth of 44% in overall revenue collection. Last year, revenue collection was 235 billion.
A meeting for reviewing performance for the financial year was held on the eve of 30th June. All officers of the Collectorate attended.
The collection of revenue through administrative measures remained the main focus which helped exceed the revenue targets with wide margins, the participants of the meeting were informed.
The Collectorate collected over Rs. 28 billion through administrative measures showing an increase of over 282% over previous financial year.
Jamil Nasir, Collector, who chaired the meeting, lauded the efforts of officers and officials who sat late hours and worked even on Sundays to clear the import cargo.
‘Every member of the Collectorate, additional collectors, deputy collectors, assistant collectors, principal appraisers, chemical examiners ,appraisers, office superintendents, steno typists, assistant private secretaries, personal assistants, naib qasids, havaldars, drivers and sepoys irrespective of their position in the organizational hierarchy played vital role in revenue collection.
Some had a direct role while others contributed indirectly; it was a team effort’ he said. The collector in particular highlighted the efforts of the officers who made hectic efforts to auction long-pending import containers, conducted timely post release scrutiny of GDs, and finalized provisional assessments.
He said that around one thousand long-pending containers were disposed of through auction and destruction which not only helped ease port congestion and release containers for exports but also generated revenue of around Rs. 1.2 billion for the government exchequer.