Thursday, November 23, 2017

Raise more revenue, Finance Minister Muhith tells DCs

  • Senior Correspondent
    Published: 2017-07-25 22:26:08 BdST


Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith wants deputy commissioners to collect more revenue for his big budget which relies heavily on internal sources for funds.

"Our most important task is to gather revenue, which when successful can enhance services. Services can never grow without it," he said during a meeting at the Secretariat on Tuesday.

Deputy commissioners who head district administration also act as chief revenue officials.

"I reminded them of their authority, which they should use to assist in the collection of revenue. I asked them to talk to people and tell them that paying taxes leads to results," Muhith told reporters after the meeting.

When asked if the DCs complained to him about facing limitations, he said, "No, no, they have not said much about limitations.  

Deputy commissioners had assembled in the Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday, the first day of their conference.