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Federal Budget 2013/2014: FBR imposes restrictions on information system usage for three days

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has imposed restrictions on usage of information system for the Federal Budget 2013/2014, which is scheduled to be announced on June 12.
A FBR notification said that due to budget announcement on June 12, 2013, restrictions on the access on services / information system running at FBR Headquarter would come in force from June 10-mid day to June 12, 2013.
The FBR said that Internet services in FBR would remain unavailable in FBR HQ till conclusion of budget speech by the finance minister.
While local networks of PRAL head office and FBR HQ would remain operational individually, transfer of any file, document from FBR HQ network to PRAL HQ network and vice versa would be banned.
The notification further said that messages and engagement features would be disabled and would not be accessible for the internal users of FBR House. “Users located in the FBR House premises would only be limited in routing/marking their correspondence in the wings located within FBR House premises; No one within FBR HQ will be allowed to mark/rout and file/document to FBR wings/offices outside FBR HQ premises,” it said. However, it added that external users such as RTOs/LTUs/MCCs would be able to mark their correspondence to the internal users/wings of FBR.
All training versions of the e-Dox system would be inaccessible during the budget days, FBR said and announced that help desk for e-Dox would be closed.
The FBR said that access to the system for correction of disposition lists, online application of leave and other facilities will be completely banned for field formations further help desk for HIRS would also be closed.
The e-FBR portal will remain accessible for authorized users outside FBR HQ premises but no one within FBR HQ will be allowed to access e-FBR portal during budget exercise.
Furthermore, STARR and Sales Tax system will be remained inaccessible for FBR HQ users, however, authorized users/outside FBR HQ premises will be allowed to access the system, the FBR announced.

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