FBR Directs IR Officials to Submit Documents for Age Verification

FBR Directs IR Officials to Submit Documents for Age Verification

Islamabad, May 22, 2024 – The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued a directive on Wednesday, instructing officials of Inland Revenue (IR) to submit attested documents for age verification purposes.

This move aims to address discrepancies and streamline administrative processes within the department.

The FBR has mandated that officers and officials of the Inland Revenue Department in Basic Scales (BS) 1 to 16, as well as those in the time scale of BS-17, provide the following attested documents:

• Attested copy of Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC)

• Attested copy of matriculation certificate

• Attested copy of the service book page indicating the date of birth

This directive follows the FBR’s earlier initiative to verify date of birth records for officials within Pakistan Customs. The verification process is part of a broader effort to ensure accurate records for managing retirement cases and other administrative matters effectively.

To facilitate this verification, the FBR has instructed all chief collectors of Customs, director generals of the Customs Department, and all collectors and directors within the Customs Department to ensure the compliance of date of birth verification for their officers and officials, specifically those in BS-1 to BS-16 and Time Scale-17.

This initiative was prompted by concerns raised during the processing of retirement cases, where inconsistencies in the dates of birth of officers and officials were frequently observed. These discrepancies have resulted in complications and delays in administering retirement benefits and other related processes.

The Chairman of the FBR has expressed serious concerns regarding these issues, noting that incorrect dates of birth submitted by various field offices have adversely impacted the efficiency of human resource management within the Customs Department. The chairman emphasized the need for strict adherence to verification procedures to prevent such errors in the future.

As part of the verification process, customs officials are required to compile detailed information for each employee. This information includes the employee’s name, designation, and date of birth as recorded on various documents such as educational certificates, CNIC, the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) records, and the FBR’s Human Resource Information System (HRIS).

By ensuring that all records are accurate and verified, the FBR aims to enhance the efficiency and reliability of its administrative processes. This will not only facilitate smoother retirement case management but also improve overall human resource management within the Inland Revenue and Customs departments.

The FBR’s directive underscores its commitment to maintaining accurate and reliable records, which are crucial for effective governance and administrative efficiency. The compliance with this directive by all relevant officials is expected to mitigate future discrepancies and streamline processes within the department.