Tax auditor awarded major penalty for misconduct

Tax auditor awarded major penalty for misconduct

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has awarded major penalty of removal from services to an auditor. The auditor is assistant director of Inland Revenue Service (IRS).

The FBR order the removal from service to Sardar Abdul Rab Nashtar, Assistant Director (Audit), Regional Tax Office (RTO), Quetta.

The FBR imposed major penalty on the officer because he was absent from duty. The officer was absent during April 16, 2008 to November 12, 2010.

Previously, the FBR awarded the major penalty on November 12, 2010. But the major penalty converted to withholding of increment for one year on the orders of Federal Service Tribunal.

Supreme Court of Pakistan in its order November 02, 2016 set aside the penalty order. The supreme court also directed to initiate disciplinary proceedings.

The FBR initiated the inquiry against the officer but found unsatisfactory reply from the officer. Therefore, the competent authority awarded major penalty on the charges of misconduct and inefficiency.