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FBR to take stern action against customs officials for using political influence

FBR to take stern action against customs officials for using political influence

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has warned the officials and officers of directory retirement in case they are found involved in exerting political pressure in service matters.

The FBR through an official memorandum warned all the officials of Inland Revenue Service (IRS) and Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) of directory retirement for exerting political or external pressure in service matters.

Through the memo the FBR expressed serious concerns over the issue that certain officers resorted to exerting political/external pressures on the top management in connection with their posting/transfers/deputations and other service matters etc.

“It is once again reminded to all officers of IRS and PCS that the said act is a ‘Misconduct’ under the Government Servant (Conduct) Rules, 1964 read with Government Rule 2(I)(k) of Civil Servants (E&D) Rules, 2020 and attracts disciplinary action under the relevant rules,” the FBR said.

The FBR further said that under Rule 5(e) of the Directory Retirement Rules, 2020, this act is unbecoming of a Civil Servant and can be one of the grounds for directory retirement of Civil Servants.

“In future all such cases shall be placed before the DRB/DRC for consideration. All officers of FBR are hereby warned in their own interest to shun this attitude. All such officers are immediately marked and necessary observations are placed in their personal dossiers, for recognizance at a later time.”