KARACHI: Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui on Monday has directed revenue officers to improve their performance and explore for new income resources.
He said that if they worked hard, so that, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC) financial resources could improve further and revenue targets be achieved that would help preparing a realistic budget for KMC.
He expressed annoyance over the failure of achieving revenue target by KMC departments while addressing a revenue officers meeting in KMC building. He said every KMC officer wanted to be deputed in some better department, but they were not ready to work. If officers were not achieving revenue targets then the employees would not get salaries or any other facilities.
Farooqui said that KMC budget, though, showed a huge volume but the recovery position had been unsatisfactory and the budget was prepared in the light of revenue sources. Budget deficit was increasing every year along with the salaries and other expenditures and the recoveries head showing decline, therefore, the officers must make all possible efforts for enhancement in the income of the organization.
“Karachi is a big city and the municipal corporation of such a huge city should not be facing financial constraints. KMC resources can increase so much that it could solve the city problems besides paying for its own expenditures, provided that, we all worked together seriously,” he said.
The administrator further said a big operation against the encroachments was under way in the city, therefore the enforcement income must also be increased.
He directed parking department to arrange for auction of all charged parking sites which he said could raise the KMC income.
He also instructed officers to call the departmental meeting with their subordinate officers and suggest the new income resources for budget of next fiscal year. The next meeting would be held in KMC building on 21st May (tomorrow) to review the suggestions submitted by the officers.