ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has observed that lethargy of officials working as assistant private secretaries and steno typists is causing problems in speedy and efficient disposal of work.
The FBR said that during a drive to check the efficiency of Assistant Private Secretaries (BS-16) and Steno typists (BS-14), working in Inland Revenue field formation it had been observed that shorthand and typing speed had declined far below the prescribed standard threshold.
“This lethargy on part of the officials is causing problems in speedy and efficient disposal of official work,” the FBR said.
An official memorandum sent to all the heads of IR offices, said that in terms of recruitment rules for the said posts following criteria was laid down for shorthand and typing:
Assistant private secretary – minimum shorthand speed 100 words per minute (WPM) and minimum typing speed 50 WPM.
Steno typists – minimum shorthand speed 80 WPM and minimum typing speed 40 WPM.
Considering the present situation, the FBR has decided that all assistant private secretaries / steno typists Inland Revenue field formations will undergo the shorthand and typing speed test to be conducted by all the heads of Inland Revenue field formation after 60 days from issuance of this memo i.e. August 30, 2019.
The FBR further said that the results of the test would be shared with the board which would be incorporated in the personal dossiers of the respective officials and would also have a bearing on the performance allowance.