Customs appraising officer awarded ‘dismissal from service’

Customs appraising officer awarded ‘dismissal from service’

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday awarded major penalty of ‘dismissal from service’ upon an appraising officer of Pakistan Customs on the charges of misconduct.

According to an official notice, the FBR stated disciplinary proceedings were initiated against Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah, Appraising Officer (BS-16), Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (North), Islamabad by the Authority/Member (Admn/HR) by issuing order under Rule-7 read with Rule-6 of the Civil Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 2020 dated July 20, 2022 on account of acts of omission and commission constituting “Misconduct” under Rule- 3(b) read with Rule-2(1)(K) of the Civil Servants (E&D), Rules, 2020.

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A Show Cause Notice was served upon Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah, Appraising Officer (BS-16). In response to the Show Cause Notice, the accused submitted defence reply to the Authority on August 16, 2022 along with the request for personal hearing.

The Member (Admn/HR) / Authority afforded an opportunity of personal hearing to the accused on September 08, 2022.

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After having gone through the case record including reply to Show Cause Notice, verbal submissions made by the accused during the personal hearing and other relevant record, the Member (Admn/HR) being Authority in this case, is of the considered opinion that the charges of “Misconduct” stand established against the accused.

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Therefore, the Authority Member (Admn/HR) has decided to impose a major penalty of “Dismissal from Service” upon Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah, Appraising Officer, Directorate of Post Clearance Audit (North), Islamabad under Rule- 4(3)(e) of the Civil Servants (E&D) Rules, 2020.

The officer will have a right to appeal against this Order to the Appellate Authority under Civil Servants (Appeals) Rules, 1977 within a period of 30 days from the date of communication of this Notification.

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