Customs officials to get reward only after realization of duty, taxes

Customs officials to get reward only after realization of duty, taxes

ISLAMABAD: The government has amended reward rules and announced that customs officials will get reward money only after realization of duty and tax involved in evasion cases.

According to budget 2021/2022 documents, amendment to Customs Act, 1969 has been proposed through Finance Bill, 2021.

The proposed amendment through the bill is as:
“Reward to officers and officials of Customs and Law Enforcement Agencies.-(1) In cases involving evasion of customs-duty and other taxes and confiscation of goods, cash reward shall be sanctioned to the officers of Customs Service of Pakistan, as defined under the Occupational Groups and Services (Probation, Training and Seniority) Rules, 1990 and officials including officers and officials of other law enforcement agencies, who assist Customs officers and officials or are actually instrumental in seizure of smuggled goods and vehicles as confirmed by the respective Collectorate of Customs, for their meritorious conduct in such cases, and to the informer providing credible information leading to such confiscation or detection, as may be prescribed by rules by the Board, only after realization of part or whole of the duty and taxes involved in such cases.”

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