ISLAMABAD: Dr. Jawad Uwais Agha, Chief Collector, North Region issued a reminder note to the FBR regarding the creation of a post of Additional Customs Inspector at the MCCs Islamabad, Sialkot, Peshawar and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The Chief Collector North Region Islamabad has written to the Member Admin, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), on January 2018 regarding the recruitment of the vacant posts of inspectors at the Customs North Region.
The Chief Collector North highlighted the CPEC route and increase of workload in the jurisdiction of all the four collectorates. Jawad Agha wrote a letter to the Board that there is a huge gap of human resources and the operationalization of the New International Islamabad Airport (NIIA). The Chief Collector North said the vacancy in the cadre of Deputy Superintendent was converted to the cadre of Inspector vide FBR letter No.(5)-M-iv Cust-2007-iii dated November 6, 2015. He added that, as per present working strength and future retirement in the coming three years, a large number of posts are due to fall vacant. If the Board did not take appropriate action to fill the vacant posts then it will be hard to continue the work smoothly at North Region.
In this regard, a logical representation of ministerial staff of the MCC Islamabad was given to Collector Customs Islamabad for their departmental promotion quota against the vacant posts in the light of above narrated facts and figures of the Chief Collector North Islamabad. The Chief Collector North Islamabad is very visionary officer as he saw the future planning but in the FBR Customs Wing showed poor performance in this regard.
Similarly, the FBR Sales Tax & Excise as well as Income Tax Wings are very strong. Their lobbying in the FBR is very comprehensive and strengthens the field formation issues and solves them timely. It was notified that If a member customs plays his role to resolve their ministerial employees’ promotion issues, the customs duty performance will become better while the morale of the staff will also boost.