Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Asim Ahmed has expressed serious concern over the instances where heads of field formations failed to impose penalties on 32 accused Customs officials under the Civil Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 2020.
On Tuesday, the FBR issued instructions to all Chief Collectors/Directors of the Customs Department, Collectors/Directors of the Customs Department, and Collectors/Directors of the Customs Department.
The FBR chairman has taken serious note of instances in which the Competent Authority imposed penalties under the Efficiency & Discipline Rules but field formations failed to implement/implement the penalties. According to the FBR, this tainted the spirit of the entire E&D process and squandered the man-hours spent on it.
In light of the foregoing, a list of officers on whom penalties were imposed pertaining to various field formations has been communicated, with the request that documentary evidence (e.g. field formations’ notifications of pay and allowance reductions, stoppage of IJP allowance and pay slips after the change, etc., as applicable) be furnished to the Board for the chairman’s review by March 6, 2023.
The exercise would ensure that the penalties imposed on the accused were carried out in a timely and proper manner.
According to the statement, it is the responsibility of the formation’s leader to ensure that the penalties are carried out in letter and spirit as soon as possible.