FBR considers transfer back customs officials

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is considering transfer back the officials of Pakistan Customs, who were posted outstation during last year.

In an official memorandum issued on Friday, the FBR said that a large number of BS-16 officials, who were posted at same collectorates/directorates prior to December 31, 2016 were transferred during the year 2019.

Since then, a number of applications / representations are received in the board for transfer back due to various reasons.

The FBR said that in order to consider the genuine grievances of officials, it was decided that in first instance, the cases of inspector/intelligence officer (BS-16) and other BS-1 to 15 officials would be examined/considered after consultation with the concerned chief collector of customs/director general.

It is, therefore, requested to examine the cases of all such inspector/intelligence officer and other officials (BS-15 and below) who were transferred to outstation (out of city) during the year 2019 and submit recommendations/proposals to the board of consideration of the competent authority.

While forwarding the proposals, the following aspects may be kept in view:

i. only those cases may be examined where transfers were made out stations and their transfer back are necessary for genuine reason.

ii. cases of officials whose transfer back are extremely necessary in the public interest due to official requirement.

iii. request for transfer on medical grounds or due to wedlock policy (in case of female employee).

iv. the justification (with documentary evidence, if any) may be given against each individual.

v. The names of their substitute/replacement may also be proposed.

The FBR asked customs collectorates/directorates to provide such details within next 15 days.

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