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FBR imposes major penalty on senior auditor for holding dual nationality

FBR imposes major penalty on senior auditor for holding dual nationality

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has imposed major penalty of ‘compulsory retirement’ upon a senior auditor for obtaining citizenship of another country and for visiting abroad by concealing facts of his government job.

The FBR on Friday said that the inquiry proceedings were initiated against Tahir Gul, Senior Auditor (BS-16), RTO Islamabad on the directions of the Federal Services Tribunal (FST); by issuance of charge sheet and statement of allegations by the authorized officer i .e. chief commissioner, Regional Tax Office, Islamabad.

Additional Commissioner Mussaratullah Khan, was appointed as the Inquiry Officer. The Inquiry Officer submitted Inquiry report dated 02.08.2019, on the basis of which the Authorized Officer recommended to the Authority for imposition of Major Penalty of “Dismissal from Service” under Rule 4(1)(b)(iv) of the Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline), Rules 1973.

The Authority i.e. Member (Admn) FBR, after considering the facts of the case, available record, recommendations of the Authorized Officer and verbal submissions of the Accused Officer during the personal hearing conducted on 26.09.2019; has been imposed Major Penalty of “Compulsory Retirement” upon Tahir Gul, Senior Auditor (BS-16), Regional Tax Office, Islamabad under rule 4(1)(b)(ii) of the Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973 with immediate effect.

The period of his absence since initial order of Removal from Service on 04.11.2011 till his reinstatement on the direction of FST with immediate effect, on 06.05.2019; shall be treated as Leave without pay and allowance.

Mussaratullah Khan was awarded ‘removal from service’ through a notification on November 04, 2011, on the basis of following facts established against the official:

  1. i) He obtained Passport on mis-representation of facts showing him as an ordinary citizen and not a civil servant.
  2. ii) Proceeded abroad without approval of the competent authority/authorized leave.

iii) Obtained citizenship of another country without permission of the Government.

  1. iv) He furnished bogus medical certificate.