FBR Directs BS-21 IRS Officers to Submit Asset Declarations

FBR Directs BS-21 IRS Officers to Submit Asset Declarations

Islamabad, February 7, 2024 – The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued directives to officers of the Inland Revenue Service (IRS) in BS-21 to submit their asset declarations.

This move is in connection with the upcoming promotion process of IRS officers from BS-21 to BS-22.

The FBR announced that a meeting of the High Power Selection Board (HPSB) for the promotion from BS-21 to BS-22 is scheduled shortly. To facilitate a smooth promotion process, all officers in BS-21 of the IRS are requested to ensure the submission of their Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Declaration of Assets up to June 30, 2023, to the Board by the latest deadline of February 7, 2024.

In a notice, the FBR highlighted the importance of the timely submission of required documents to ensure the completion of the promotion process. The submission of PERs and asset declarations is a crucial step in evaluating the eligibility and performance of IRS officers for elevation to the next grade.

The FBR also released a list of IRS officers in BS-21, where it was observed that several officers have yet to submit their asset declarations and PERs. The issuance of this list serves as a reminder and a call to action for the concerned officers to comply with the submission requirements promptly.

The asset declaration requirement is part of the transparency and accountability measures adopted by the FBR to ensure that officers holding key positions within the Inland Revenue Service maintain ethical standards and financial integrity. By mandating the submission of asset declarations, the FBR aims to enhance transparency and build public trust in the tax administration system.

The promotion process from BS-21 to BS-22 is a significant career milestone for IRS officers, and compliance with the asset declaration and PER submission is vital for a fair and comprehensive assessment. The FBR’s emphasis on the timely completion of these requirements underscores the importance of integrity and accountability within the tax administration framework.

As the February 7, 2024, deadline approaches, IRS officers are expected to expedite the submission of their asset declarations and PERs to meet the stipulated timeline. The FBR’s commitment to maintaining a rigorous and transparent promotion process reflects its dedication to fostering a professional and accountable environment within the Inland Revenue Service.