November 24: Finance minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel has warned government employees that they will be punished if they do not meet the revenue collection target mentioned in the budget statement of the current fiscal year. He also said that the employees who achieve the target will be rewarded.
Speaking with the finance secretary, director general of Inland Revenue Department and customs department on Monday, he directed the officials to perform their work to meet the aim despite facing the challenges created by covid-19.
Out of the target of 25 percent revenue collection in the first four months of the current fiscal year, the government was able to collect 24 percent revenue. According to the Ministry of Finance, Rs 240.15 billion revenue has been collected in the first four months.
The finance minister gave such directive after failing to meet the revenue target in the first four months. Explaining that the employees should not be pressurized to work with fear and intimidation, he stressed on creating favorable working conditions with respect to qualifications and abilities.
“The ministry provides support, facilitation and encouragement to solve difficulties and problems. If the goal is achieved, we respect it. If not, you should be punished,” he said.