Customs officer awarded ‘dismissal from service’

Customs officer awarded ‘dismissal from service’

ISLAMABAD: An officer of Pakistan Customs has been awarded the major penalty of ‘dismissal from service’ on charges of inefficiency and misconduct.

According to an official order issued by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday, disciplinary proceedings under the Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973 were initiated against Ghulam Hussain Khoso, Inspector (BS-16) posted in Collectorate of Customs (Enforcement), Quetta through a charge sheet issued on June 20, 2020 on account of ‘Inefficiency’ and ‘Misconduct’ under Rule-3(a)&(b) of the Government Servants (E&D) Rules, 1973.

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Akbar Jan, the then Deputy Collector (PCS/BS-18), Model Customs Collectorate (Enforcement & Compliance), Quetta was appointed as Inquiry Officer to conduct inquiry into the case on account of acts of omission and commission as detailed in the Charge Sheet / Statement of Allegations.

The inquiry officer submitted the report dated October 09, 2020. According to the report the charges of inefficiency and misconduct were established against the accused officer.

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Accordingly, the Collector, Collectorate of Customs (Enforcement), Quetta / Authorized Officer served Show Cause Notice dated November 26, 2020 upon the accused.

Upon receipt of reply to the Show Cause Notice, the accused was granted personal hearings on December 14, 2020, December 22, 2020 and December 31, 2020 to show cause in his defence.

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The authorized officer, after considering the inquiry report, reply to Show Cause Notice and oral submissions made during the personal hearings, found the accused guilty of “Inefficiency” & “Misconduct” under Rule-3(a)&(b) of the Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973 and recommended to the Authority i.e Member (Administration/Human Resource), FBR to impose major penalty of “Dismissal from Service” upon the accused officer as prescribed under Rule-4(1)(b)(iv) of the Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973.

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The Member (Admn/HR) / Authority after having considered all aspects of the case and submissions made by the accused during the personal hearing granted to him by the Authority, has imposed major penalty of “Dismissal from Service” upon Ghulam Hussain Khoso, Inspector (BS-16), Collectorate of Customs Enforcement, Quetta under Rule-4(1)(b)(iv) of the Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973.

The accused shall have the right of appeal as admissible under the Civil Servants (Appeal) Rules, 1977, according to the FBR.

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