According to a database kept by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), at least 18 top officials in the promotion zone, including 10 from the Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) and 8 from the Inland Revenue Service (IRS), have not disclosed their assets in years.
More than twice as many officers have gone years without submitting their performance evaluation reports (PERs). FBR has written these officials letters again, requesting that they submit their missing declarations of assets and PERs by May 31, 2022.
According to FBR, a meeting of the Central Selection Board (CSB) for the promotion of IRS and PCS officers from BS-20 to BS-21 and BS-19 to BS-20 positions is expected to take place soon, based on information from the establishment division. By June 1, 2022, all promotion cases must be filed to CSB’s Establishment Division.
PERs for IRS and PCS officers in the Promotion Zone, as per the accompanying lists, have not yet been received despite reminders.
According to the list, the PCS has 25 BS-20 officers and 50 BS-19 officers, while the IRS has 28 BS-20 officers and 37 BS-19 officers in the promotion zone for the following grade.
According to the list, 10 of the PCS’s BS-20 officers did not submit their Declaration of Assets reports until 2015, and 18 officers have not completed their PERs since 2015. Since 2008, 10 of the 50 officers of BS-19 have failed to file their wealth declarations.
Furthermore, Mehnaz Bhaur, a grade 19 officer, has not filed a declaration of assets since 2008, and 29 BS-19 PCS officers have not filed PERs for the years up to 2015.
Three of the IRS’s 28 BS-20 officers have not yet completed their asset declaration reports, and eight have not yet submitted their PERs. Only 12 officers have filed their PERs so far, out of 37 officers in BS-19 who have not revealed their assets.
According to the FBR, all IRS/PCS BS-19 and BS-20 officers in the promotion zone are reminded to submit their PERs and Declaration of Assets for the period ending June 30, 2021 to the Board by May 31, 2022.
Under the Civil Servants Promotion (BS-18 to BS-21) Rules, 2019, completion of PERs and submission of a Declaration of Assets are required for promotion to selection grades.
At the next CSB meeting, the board is working hard to ensure that all qualified officers are considered for advancement. However, your assistance in completing the service record on time is equally important. According to the FBR, any officer who fails to submit the documentation by the deadline of 31 May 2022, would be held liable for non-consideration, deferral, or supersession.
The reporting/countersigning officers are also asked to provide the aforementioned officers’ PERs to the Board (ERM Section) as soon as possible.