IRS bureaucracy shaken

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has shaken the Inland Revenue bureaucracy and around 97 senior officials were transferred, sources said on Monday.

According to the sources around 83 officers of BS-20 out of the total 97 were part of this major reshuffle.

The sources said that BS-20 is the key post and usually this official grade had portfolio of Commissioner Inland Revenue.

The FBR so far issued four notifications i.e. one on August 08, 2020 and three more on August 10, 2020 to make changes in the IR bureaucracy.

The sources said that usually when a new chairman assume the charge the posting transfers were normal.

It is important to note that Ms. Nausheen Javaid Amjad, a BS-22 officer of IRS was removed from the post of FBR Chairperson on July 04, 2020 after severing only four months on this key post.

Muhamamad Javed Ghani, BS-22 officer of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) has been given additional charge of FBR chairman for a period of three months on July 07, 2020.

It is surprising to see a large number of posting and transfers in Inland Revenue Service (IRS) especially for the key posts of BS-20 when the FBR has not full-time chairman.

Following are the postings and transfers orders issued by the FBR.

01. 1406-IR-I/2020 dated August 08, 2020

02. 1408-IR-I/2020 dated August 10, 2020

03. 1410-IR-I/2020 dated August 10, 2020

04. 1420-IR-I/2020 dated August 10, 2020

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