Customs official awarded major penalty for corruption, misconduct

Customs official awarded major penalty for corruption, misconduct

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has imposed major penalty of ‘compulsory retirement’ upon a BS-16 officials of Pakistan Customs on charges of corruption, misconduct and inefficiency.

According to an official note issued on Thursday the FBR said that disciplinary proceedings under Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973 were initiated against Mansab Shah, Inspector (BS-16), Model Customs Collectorate of Preventive, Lahore on account of “Inefficiency”, “Misconduct” and “Corruption” under E&D, Rules 1973 after placing him under suspension vide notification 25.03.2019.

“On receipt of preliminary fact finding inquiry report, all charges were established.”

A Show Cause Notice dated 27.03.2019 was accordingly issued to him and he was also called for personal hearing by the Authorized Officer / Collector, MCC (Preventive), Lahore on 28.05.2019.

After considering the charges framed in the charge sheet and other available record, the Authorized Officer / Collector, MCC (Preventive), Lahore recommended to the Authority for imposition of major penalty of Compulsory Retirement.

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 “Compulsory Retirement” upon Mansab Shah, Inspector, under rule 4(1)(b)(ii) of the Govt. Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973 with immediate effect.

The period of suspension of the accused officer w.e.f 25.03.2019 till date will be treated as a leave of kind due as admissible under the rules.

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

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