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FBR cautions its officials for bringing any influence

ISLAMABAD: FBR has caution its officials to refrain from bringing any superfluous influence, including political pressure, in respect of service matters such as transfers/postings/deputation and other related issues which in case shall be recognised as breach the Government Servants Conduct Rules as well as ‘Misconduct’.

A notification issued in this regard stated, “It has been observed with great concern that some officials attempt to bring extraneous influence, including political pressure, in respect of service matters such as transfers/postings/deputation and other related issues which is not only breach of rule 19 and 29 of Government Servants (Conduct) Rules, 1964 but also constitutes ‘Misconduct’ in terms of rule 2(4) of the Government Servants, (E & D) Rules, 1973.”

Therefore, the FBR’s administration has taken serious view of such acts on part of the government’s officials and directed in their own interest to abide by the rides and avoid such conduct in future, failing which, stem action will be taken against those found involved.

Government Servants (Conduct) Rules, 1964 state:

“19. Approach to member of the Assemblies, etc: – No Government servant shall directly or indirectly, approach any Member of the National Assembly or a Provincial Assembly or any other non-official person to intervene on his behalf in any matter.”

“29. Use of political or other influence: – No Government servant shall bring or attempt to bring political or other outside political influence, directly or indirectly, to bear on the Government or any Government servant in support of any claim arising in connection with his employment as such.”

Government Servants (E&D) Rules, 1973 “ ‘Misconduct’ means conduct prejudicial to good order or service discipline or contrary to Government Servants (Conduct) Rules, 1964 or unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman and includes any act on the part of a Government servant to bring or attempt to bring political or other outside influence directly or indirectly to bear on the Government or any Government officer in respect of any matter relating to the appointment, promotion, transfer, punishment, retirement or other conditions of service of a Government servant.”

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