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Collectorate of Adjudication faces shortage of staff

Collectorate of Adjudication faces shortage of staff

KARACHI: The Collectorate of Adjudication is facing acute shortage of the office staff which badly hampers its daily affairs, it is learnt here.

One of the senior officers in Adjudication Collectorate informed Customs Today that the collectorate is facing shortage of lower staff including appraisers, lower divisional clerks (LDCs), upper divisional clerk (UDCs) and superintendents, which is affecting the working of entire collectorate.

To a query, the officer said that none of the officials are interested to work in the Adjudication Collectorate and want immediate transfer to other collectorates.

He appealed the authorities concerned of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to take notice of the prevailing situation, so that the working of the Adjudication Collectorate would also make an impression of efficiency at the administrative level.

When contacted, some of the affected parties including importers and other stakeholders confirmed this scribe that they were getting the show-cause notices served by the Collectorate of Adjudication through computerised system timely. However, they have been facing difficulties in case of appearing in person, as no one is there to entertain them at clerk level due to shortage of staff in the Collectorate.