The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in Pakistan has formed special groups comprised of top tax officials in a major step aimed at simplifying operations and limiting unnecessary expenditure. What is their mission? Pakistan Revenue Automation Limited (PRAL) will be restructured. But what exactly does this reorganization involve, and why is it so critical? Let’s explain it in layman’s words for a 13-year-old.
Consider a cluttered room with too many toys and items strewn around. Isn’t it difficult to find what you’re looking for? Well, the FBR feels that PRAL, a firm they deal with, has a similar issue.
PRAL has too many staff, and they are spending money on things they shouldn’t. So, much as you’d clean your room, the FBR wants to clean up PRAL.
Imagine your room has too many toys, and you need to pick which ones to keep and which ones to give away. That’s what this organization is doing with the workers at PRAL.
They will assess how many staff PRAL has, what they do, and whether they need to keep them all. If they have too many or too few, they will notify PRAL.
They will also check to see whether the workers are doing what they should be doing, such as playing with the appropriate toys. If not, they will assist PRAL in resolving the issue.
If you discover that you have toys in your room that you seldom play with, you should consider giving them away. The second group is doing something similar using PRAL funds. They will examine how PRAL spends its money and determine if it is being spent correctly. If they discover that PRAL is overspending, they will tell PRAL to cease.
They will also check to verify whether PRAL employees are being paid correctly. If not, they will propose modifications to make things more equitable.
The FBR has given both of these organizations a deadline, much as when your parents order you to tidy your room by a specific time. They must complete their task and notify PRAL within 15 days.
Simply put, the FBR is assisting PRAL in being more efficient and making better use of its resources. They want PRAL to be like a tidy and orderly chamber, with everything in its proper place and nothing thrown away. This will improve PRAL’s performance and benefit Pakistan’s budget.
So it’s kind of like a huge cleaning and organizing job, and we’re hoping it’ll make things better for everyone.