Inland Revenue Officer Awarded Dismissal form Service for Misconduct

Inland Revenue Officer Awarded Dismissal form Service for Misconduct

Islamabad, June 21, 2023: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has imposed a major penalty on an Inland Revenue Officer (IRO) for inefficiency and misconduct.

Ahmad Shafique Ellahi, IRO (BS-16), RTO, Abbottabad, faced disciplinary proceedings initiated against him, according to the Charge Sheet/Statement of Allegations dated October 6, 2022.

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An Inquiry Committee was constituted, consisting of Fazal-e-Subhan, CIR, RTO, Abbottabad, as the Chairman, and Asif Rasheed, CIR, RTO, Faisalabad, as a member. The Inquiry Committee submitted its report on December 5, 2022, confirming the charges against Ellahi. Based on the findings of the Inquiry Committee, a Show Cause Notice was served on the accused officer on December 21, 2022, under Rule-16(6) of the Civil Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 2020.

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However, Ellahi failed to respond to the Show Cause Notice within the stipulated 14-day period. Despite subsequent notices and attempts to contact him, he continued to evade the proceedings. The final notice to submit a reply was issued on April 18, 2023, but Ellahi remained non-compliant.

Considering the available record and the inquiry reports, the Member (Admn/HR)/Authority under the Civil Servants (E&D) Rules, 2020, concluded that the charges of obtaining Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs) from incorrect Reporting/Countersigning Officers and unauthorized absence from duty during various periods were established against Ellahi. These actions were deemed as “Inefficiency” and “Misconduct” under the E&D Rules, 2020. The Member (Admn/HR) found Ellahi uninterested in his service and incorrigible, making him unfit for retention in government service.

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Taking into account Ellahi’s refusal to respond to the Show Cause Notice as evidence of his defenselessness, the Member (Admn/HR) invoked Rule 4(3)(e) of the Civil Servants (E&D) Rules, 2020, and imposed the major penalty of “Dismissal from Service” upon Ahmad Shafique Ellahi, IRO (BS-16), RTO, Abbottabad.

The dismissal serves as a clear indication of the FBR’s commitment to upholding discipline and efficiency within its workforce, ensuring the integrity of public service.

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