Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has cautioned all Inland Revenue officers working in field formations of Pakistan Revenue Automation Limited (PRAL) against sharing their login credentials with anyone. According to the FBR’s instructions given to the field formations on Thursday, all officials are advised not to share their login credentials, and the responsibility will lie on the officer for any misuse or unlawful activity conducted through his login.
Sub User Accounts Have Been Created to Stops Officers from Sharing Their Login Credentials
Moreover, sub-user accounts have been created to address the excuse given by some Inland Revenue officers that they had to share their passwords with their assistants because they were overworked. To which IT Wing discovered that the field officers were not conducting their work efficiently because the system requires them to complete all the tasks themselves through their user-IDs.
As an outcome, Inland Revenue officers have to perform various monotonous tasks, such as opening and downloading returns and preparing notices and orders themselves, which consumed too much time. It was then realized that some officers were sharing their user access with their staff to expedite the work tasks. In order to address the issue, the IT Wing instructed PRAL to prepare “sub-user” or “assistant” roles in IRIS.
The Sub User Account Cannot Execute Any Legal Function
The administrator in the custody of a unit, range, zone, or other formation will be able to create one or more “sub-users” through the IRIS login credentials. The sub-user would be able to view all the returns and reports available in the folder of his officer and produce draft notices and orders. However, the sub-user would not be able to issue any notice or order. Therefore, while the sub-user will aid his officer in routine tasks, he cannot execute any legal function through the system, stated FBR said.
Source: Pro Pakistani