FBR starts hiring advocates for forming smart legal team

FBR starts hiring advocates for forming smart legal team

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started hiring advocates to form a smart legal team to represent in appellate forums and court in tax matters.

The FBR on Thursday said that the revenue body was in the process of evolving a smart legal team for its sub-ordinate offices to plead the departmental cases of Inland Revenue before various courts.

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Legal team shall be hired at regional level at different stations of Inland Revenue Field Formations i.e. Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan Sialkot, Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Abbottabad, Peshawar, Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Quetta.

Panel Advocates shall provide legal opinion / endorsement / recommendations on matters relating to taxation or services.

They shall appear before the various courts on the direction of the department.

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Further, they should help in preparation of parawise comments wherever required for vetting by the department and for submission before the courts. Besides, conveying the court’s directions to the department in time.

Terms and Conditions

Candidates shall apply for one station, application for multiple stations shall not be considered.

Candidates shall apply for the station of his/her residence/domicile/station of practice.

Interview/call letters to eligible candidates shall be issued by the head of respective station as prescribed in FBR’s policy of advocates.

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Incomplete applications and applications received after due date shall not be entertained.

Original documents shall be produced at the time of interview.

No TA/DA shall be admissible for interview.

The Competent Authority has the right to increase/decrease the number of Panel Advocates or cancel the hiring process at any time.

Remuneration shall be given on case to case basis as per FBR’s professional fee structure.

Required Qualification and Eligibility

Bachelor or Master Degree in Law.

In case the degree is obtained from foreign university, equivalence certificate from HEC has to be submitted by the candidate.

Enrolled in Pakistan Bar Council as Advocate High Court.

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At least 3 years practice/experience as Advocate of High Court in taxation or service matters.

Having good reputation and professional competence.

In case of retired officers of FBA who have served in Inland Revenue Service (IRS) or Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) for at least ten years, minimum one-year experience as an Advocate High Court is required

Excellent written & oral communication and presentation skills in English and Urdu.

How to apply

Interested candidates are required to apply and send their applications alongwith curriculum vitae, copy of CNIC, High Court enrolment card, academic credentials, and list of reported / un-reported judgements to the office of Secretary (Panel Advocates), Room No.517, 5thFloor, Legal Wing, Federal Board of Revenue (Hq), Islamabad by 31.12.2022.