ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has taken serious notice of an illegal practice in the field formation where controlling officers are assigning additional charges (Grade 17-20) to their junior officers without approval of the board.

According to the FBR's instructions to the field formations here on Monday, it is unfortunate that board is receiving receipts whereby, controlling officers in the field formations are still assigning additional charges to their subordinate officers contrary to the instructions circulated by the board.

It may be clearly noted that the Head of the Department i.e. secretary, Revenue Division is the competent authority to assign current/additional charge in respect of posts in BPS-17 to BPS-20 and for posts in BPS-21 to BPS-22, the authority is the prime minister of Pakistan.

In view of above, henceforth, all field formations should ensure that no additional charge is assigned to any officer without the approval of Competent Authority i.e. Appointing Authority, strictly in accordance with the instructions of the Government of Pakistan. In future, no claim of additional charge allowance will be entertained assigned irregularly and strict disciplinary action under E&D Rules, 2020 will be initiated against the officers granting/assigning additional charge by deviating from the laid down instructions of the government. The legal impacts of such illegal additional charges may also be kept in mind in this regard, the FBR added.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021


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