Call to make all KMC departments active for recovery

KARACHI: Under the directives of KMC Administrator, Sr Director Finance Muhammad Rehan Khan directed Revenue and Recovery Departments to prepare a report of recovery position every week and briefing about recovery condition will be presented to KMC Administrator every month.

He said this while chairing a meeting of officers of Finance and Recovery Departments, which was attended by officers of Department of Local Taxes Advertisement, Municipal Utility Tax, Land Department, KDA/KMC, Department of Estate, Kachchi Abadi, Master Plan, Charged Parking, KDA Recovery, Veterinary Department and other concerned departments.

Sr Director Finance expressed dissatisfaction over recovery condition last year and said that all departments should set their targets for first quarter of current fiscal year and focal persons should prepare recovery report every week so that comprehensive and viable strategy in the light of current situation and figures could be formed under which recovery targets could be set.

He said policy for better utilization of available resources would have to be adopted for timely payment of employees’ salaries and pensions at this rate financial condition of KMC could be improved. He directed heads of relevant departments to start work for achieving recovery targets immediately. The officers who fail in achieving recovery targets disciplinary action would be taken against them.

Sr Director Finance urged officers to give recommendations for new revenue resources along with improving current ones and start recovery campaign for dues and follow legal methods whereas officers and staff of all departments should enhance their performance regarding working on revenue and recovery and notices should also be issued for recovery of dues.

He said that KMC Administrator and Financial Advisor Khalid Mehmood Shaikh were paying special attention on recovery matters and issuing necessary directions in this regard. Efforts were being made to achieve targets set in KMC budget of current fiscal year so that financial condition of organization could be improved.

He said that all officers should make their departments dynamic and active regarding recovery and concentrate on achieving recovery targets as soon as possible as full attention on recovery targets were very necessary to enhance financial condition of KMC and recovery sector was very important to stabilize organization financially therefore no negligence in recovery targets would be endured and disciplinary action would be taken against the officers who would fail in achieving recovery targets.