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FBR not to extend employment period of officers on deputation

FBR not to extend employment period of officers on deputation

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has imposed a ban on extension in employment period for any officer working on deputation in various departments.

An FBR official said, “We have conveyed to all field formations that FBR will not provide replacement against any officer if he or she will be granted a leave for availing any scholarship abroad.” FBR is also discouraging officers, frequently availing vacations by presenting various excuses by using administrative and political influence, said the official.

This ban on deputation has been imposed at a time when FBR is facing the task of achieving tax collection target of Rs 2,475 billion for the current fiscal year. Therefore, it seems human resource constraints would really make it difficult or perhaps impossible to achieve the target.

The official said that FBR was facing numerous human resource constraints for running its affairs in an effective manner. Dozens of officers belonging to both Inland Revenue Service and Customs groups were working in various ministries on deputation basis for the last several years, he added.