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FBR decides to recruit 600 Grade-1 to -16 officials

FBR decides to recruit 600 Grade-1 to -16 officials

Former PM and president violated merit and put “jobs for sale” tag



ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to recruit as many as 600 Grade-1 to 16 officials to overcome a shortage of manpower.

The recruitment aims at improving enforcement system. Ads will be published in the newspapers in this regard. The FBR is facing a shortage of manpower which is affecting its enforcement system. The former government had also decided to employ officials in the FBR, but the move could not be materialised due to a rift between the then prime minister and president.

Both the PM and president violated the merit and put a “jobs for sale” tag. Millions of rupees were received from applicants for these recruitments. Both the PM and president had sent two different lists to the FBR chairman in this regard. Due to this rift the recruitments could not be made.

A large number of FBR officials have retired and most of the officials currently serving in the enforcement departments were between 50 and 55 years old. The department needs induction of fresh blood, because a shortage of manpower is a big hurdle in action against tax evaders. Customs and Land Revenue officials said there is a dire need of more appointments. The move will help the FBR improve its efficiency and achieving tax targets.