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AG directs FBR to recover inadmissible allowances of Rs24.50m from 519 officials

AG directs FBR to recover inadmissible allowances of Rs24.50m from 519 officials

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and its eleven field formation offices have paid inadmissible pay and allowances of Rs24.50 million to 519 officers and officials during different kinds of leaves, absence from duty and retirement, it has been revealed by the report of Auditor General of Pakistan.

Auditor General has directed to the Federal Board of Revenue to recover government dues expeditiously from the officials of FBR. On the direction of Auditor General, FBR has initiated the recovery proceedings from concerned officials.

According to the report, eleven field formations including Regional Tax Office Rawalpindi, RTO Islamabad, Large Tax Payer Unit Islamabad, Director General Training & Research Inland Revenue Service Lahore, RTO Faisalabad, RTO Sialkot, RTO Gujranwala, RTO Multan, RTO Abbottabad and RTO Hyderabad have paid amount as deputation allowance, travelling allowance, transport monetization allowance, instructional allowance, performance allowance, integrated allowance, conveyance allowance and overtime allowance amounting to  Rs24.50 to the officers.

It is important to mention here that according to revised Rule, 1980 and Rule 7-A of supplementary rules, any employee proceeding on leave for one month than 120 days is entitled to half pay only conveyance allowance is not admissible during leave period.

In case of extra ordinary leave, no pay and allowance are admissible to government servants. Allowances will be admissible up to the period of 48 days earned leave whether availed together or separately in a calendar year. As per Rule 5(9) of the staff car Rules, 1980, the use of staff car and official vehicle is not allowed to an officer and official who is in receipt of conveyance allowance.