Every journey begins with a first step, taken in the right direction. Dr. Muhammad Irshad, Chairman FBR/ Secretary Revenue Division, while presiding over the first meeting of Board-in-Council, expressed his resolve to make every possible effort aimed at welfare of employees, weather serving or retired. FBR Foundation was an ideal platform, through which all types of welfare services could be offered in more structured fashion.
To realize the dream of welfare of retired and serving employees, this platform needed activation and full scale operationalization. Chairman FBR, in his capacity as the Chairman FBR Foundation, provided impetus, momentum and inspirational energy. He assigned the responsibility to Member Admn and Chief Reforms for developing an Operational Plan .
Several rounds of meetings and brainstorming sessions eventually translated into a workable Operational Plan. The Board of FBRF is pre-defined in the Act and first meeting of FBRF was held, on April 12,2017, almost six years after the enactment. The Operational Plan, developed by Member Admn and Chief Reforms was shared with the board members and after detailed deliberations, the same was unanimously adopted. Brisk steps were taken, and finally during the second meeting of the Board of FBRF, Mr. Saleem Ahmed Ranjha, a BPS-21 officer of Pakistan Customs Service was unanimously designated as the CEO of FBR Foundation on April, 19-2017.
Dr. Muhammad Irshad, administered oath to newly elected CEO of FBR foundation, Mr. Saleem Ahmed Ranjha, on April 21, 2017, in a graceful ceremony in which Special Assistant to PM on Revenue Senator Haroon Akhtar Khan was invited as guest of honor.
The long-list of aims objectives of FBR Foundation may be categorized under following sub-heads:
Dr. Irshad has a vision to transform FBR into a choice organization in the public sector, by providing best environment for discharge of duties. He wishes to transform into an organization which cares for its employees, even when they retire. He believes in the fact that a happy employee is a productive employee and employee satisfaction and employee welfare, within the ambit of law, are positively correlated.
Dr. Muhammad Irshad, in his speech, during oath taking
ceremony, on April 21, 2017 (which also happens to be last working day, before
superannuation) expressed his desire to mobilize funds for an endowment funds,
for providing educational scholarships, health care services to all members of
The membership drive for FBR Foundation is being started from April 24, 2017.Multiple projects, for the welfare of FBR employee are envisaged and will be launched, after the membership drive. Chairman FBR further directed to make plans so that every employee, owns a house at the time of retirement.