Customs official awarded ‘dismissal from service’ for misconduct

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday awarded major penalty of ‘dismissal from service’ upon a customs official on the charges of misconduct.

An office order issued by the FBR stated that disciplinary proceedings under Government Servants

(Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973 were initiated against Riaz-ul-Haq, Inspector (BS-16), Model Customs Collectorate (Enforcement & Compliance), Lahore on October 28, 2014 on account of his unauthorized absence from duty since April 02, 2014.

Ms. Ammara Durrani, the then Deputy Collector (PCS/BS-18), MCC (Appraisement), Lahore was appointed as Inquiry Officer to conduct inquiry on various acts of gross “Misconduct” as prescribed in Rule 3(b) of the Government Service (E&D) Rules, 1973.

The Inquiry Officer submitted her inquiry report April 15, 2015, according to which the charge leveled against the accused officer has been established.

A show cause notice was issued on August 01, 2016 to the accused officer and he was also called for personal hearing by the Authorized Officer on September 10, 2020.

After considering the charge framed in the charge sheet, inquiry report and other documentary evidences, the Authorized Officer is of the considered opinion that the accused officer has been found guilty of “Misconduct” under rules 3(b) of the Government Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules, 1973 and recommended to the Member (Admn)/ Authority to impose upon the accused officer the major penalty of “Dismissal from Service” under Rule 4(1)(b)(iv) of the Government Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules, 1973.

The Member (Admn) FBR being Authority in this case, after having considered all aspects of the case and the recommendations of the Authorized Officer has therefore, imposed the major penalty of “Dismissal from Service” upon Riaz-ul-Haq, Inspector 3 with immediate effect.

The period of his unauthorized absence from duty from 02.04.2014 onwards is treated as Extra Ordinary Leave (EOL) without pay as admissible under the rules.

He shall have the right of Appeal as admissible in the Civil Servants (Appeal) Rules, 1977.

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