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FBR to consider transfer back customs inspectors posted out-station subject to genuine reason

FBR to consider transfer back customs inspectors posted out-station subject to genuine reason

LAHORE: Following intense opposition of transfers and postings of customs inspectors at the out-stations, Federal Board of Revenue has decided to consider the transfer back of inspectors posted out-station subject to genuine reason.

In a letter addressed to Director General of Intelligence & Investigation-Customs, Chief Collector of Customs (North), Islamabad, Chief Collector of Customs (Enforcement) Central, Lahore, Chief Collector of Customs (Appraisement) Central, Lahore, Chief Collector of Customs Balochistan, Quetta informing them about the development.

The Board said that a large number of BS-16 officials who were posted at same Collectorates/ Directorates prior to 31.12.2016 were transferred during the year 2019. Since then, a number of applications/ representations are received in the Board for transfer back due to various reasons. In order to consider the genuine grievances of officials, it has been decided to that in the first instance, the cases of Inspector/ Intelligence Officer (BS-16) and other BS-1 to 15 officials may be examined/ considered after consultation with the concerned Chief Collector of Customs/ Director Generals.

It is, therefore, requested to examine the cases of all such Inspector/ Intelligence Officer and other officials (BS-15 and below) who were transferred to out-station (out of city) during the year 2019 and submit recommendations/ proposal to the Board for consideration of the Competent Authority.

While forwarding the proposals, the following aspects may be kept in view:-

Only those cases may be examined where transfers were made out stations and their transfer back are necessary for genuine reason. Cases of officials whose transfer back are extremely necessary in the public interest due to official requirement.

Request for transfer on medical grounds or due to wedlock policy (in case of female employees are also on the card. The justification (with documentary evidence, if any) may be given against each individual.  The names of their substitute/ replacement may also be proposed. i) ii) iii) iv) v) 3. The above information may be furnished to the Board within a fortnight.