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Additional Commissioner-IR compulsory retired over misconduct

Additional Commissioner-IR compulsory retired over misconduct

ISLAMABAD: Banda Ali Memon (Inland Revenue Service officer of BS-19) Additional Commissioner-IR, Regional Tax Office, Karachi has been compulsory retired over misconduct.

As per details, the disciplinary proceedings were initiated against Banda Ali Memon on the charges of unauthorised absence from duty for 333 days from February 16, 2014 constituting ‘misconduct’ as provide under Rule 3(b) of Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973.

A direct show cause notice was issued on 24.072014 to the accused officer by the authorized officer, dispensing with the condition of holding an inquiry as provide under Rule 5(1)(iii) of Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973, with the directions to show cause within 14 days of the receipt as to why one or more penalties including Major Penalty of dismissal from service should not be imposed upon him. He was also directed to state as to whether he wants to be heard in person.

The accused officer furnished reply to the show cause notice on 09.04.2014 and denied charges levelled against him. However, he did not avail the opportunity of hearing.

After examine the record of the case, reply to the Show Cause Notice, the authorized officer recommended imposition of a major penalty of “Compulsory Retirement” under Rule 4(1)(b)(ii) of Government Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules, 1973 upon Banda Ali Memon.

The Competent Authority, i.e the Secretary Revenue Division directed the accused officer to appear for personal hearing on 02.1.2014. However the accused officer did not attend the personal hearing.

The Secretary after having considered all the aspects and material relating to the case, reply to the show cause notice, and recommendations of the authorized officer, has decided to impose a Major Penalty of “Compulsory Retirement” under Rule 4 (1) (b) (i) of Government Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules, 1973 upon the accused officer.

However, Banda Ali Memon will have a right to appeal to the Appellate Authority under Civil Servants (Appeals) Rules, 197 within a period of 30 days from the date of communication of this Notification, as provide under the relevant Rules.