FBR sacks senior auditor on corruption charges

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has sacked a senior tax auditor on the charges of corruption and misconduct.

In an office order issued on Tuesday, the FBR said that disciplinary proceedings under Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973 were initiated against Mian Muhammad Ibrahim, Senior Auditor (BS-16) (under suspension), Regional Tax Office, Islamabad vide Charge Sheet No.2(95)/2009-IR-III dated 21.02.2017.

Tauqir Ahmad, the then Additional Commissioner, Regional Tax Office, Rawalpindi was appointed as Inquiry Officer to conduct inquiry on account of various acts of omission and commission committed by the accused officer; constituting “Misconduct” and “Corruption”.

The Inquiry Officer submitted inquiry report dated 23.10.2017 according to which the charges of “Misconduct” & “Corruption” stand established against the accused officer.

A Show Cause Notice dated 11.12.2017 was issued to the accused officer by the Authorized Officer and in response, he submitted his defence / written reply. Opportunity of personal hearing was provided to the accused officer by the Authorized Officer, which was availed on 30.10.2018.

After considering the inquiry report, reply of the accused to the Show Cause Notice and his oral submissions during the personal hearing with the Authorized Officer, the accused officer has been found guilty of “Misconduct” and “Corruption” under Rule 3(b)&(c) of the Government Servants (E&D) Rules, 1973.

Now therefore, Member (Admn), being the Authority in this case, after having considered all aspects of the case and the recommendations of the Authorized Officer has imposed major penalty of “Removal from Service” upon Mian Muhammad Ibrahim, Senior Auditor (BS-16) under Rule 4(1)(b)(iii) of the Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973 with immediate effect.

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