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FBR to appoint CM Customs, CM IRS from respective groups

FBR to appoint CM Customs, CM IRS from respective groups

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue has removed conflict between Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) and Inland Revenue Service (IRS), and decided to post the officials of PCS and IRS as ‘FBR chiefs’ from the respective management’s in the Administration Wing.

Sources said that as per the decision taken in the Board-in-Council meeting, the officials of other occupational groups and services cannot be appointed as FBR Chief Management (Grade-20). Two positions of Chief Management Customs (Grade-20) and Chief Management Inland Revenue Service (Grade-20) would be appointed from respective PCS and IRS Groups respectively. In line with the decision of the Board-in-Council, only Grade-20 officials of the PCS and IRS would be posted at FBR House as FBR chief management.

Sources further said that the issue was put forth before the Board-in-Council seeking approval that IRS and PCS officers shall always be posted at respective chiefs of the management in the Administration Wing for the purpose of smooth functioning thereof and safeguard interests of the respective groups. The issue was discussed in detail whether such matter shall be taken up as a policy decision, or as a matter of practice.

The Chairman, FBR sought voting of the Members of the Board-in-Council in this regard. By majority of voting by Members of Board-in-Council, it was decided that IRS and PCS officers shall always be posted as respective chiefs of the management, as a matter of practice, sources added.