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Peshawar Customs Inspector Zia punished for misconduct

Peshawar Customs Inspector Zia punished for misconduct

ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Zia Khan, a Pakistan Customs Service officer of BS-16, has been given minor penalty for misconduct.

Disciplinary proceedings under Government Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973 were initiated against the officer, presently posted as Inspector at Model Customs Collectorate, Peshawar vide charge sheet dated November 16, 2016.

Adeem Khan, Deputy Director (BS-18), Directorate of Transit Trade, Peshawar was appointed as inquiry officer to conduct inquiry on account of various acts of omission and commission committed by the accused officer constituting “inefficiency”, and “misconduct”.

According to the inquiry report, the charge of “misconduct” was established against the accused officer. A show-cause notice dated April 3, 2017 was issued to the accused officer and he was also called for personal hearing by the authorized officer on May 10, 2017. After considering the charges framed in the charge sheet, inquiry report, personal hearing and other available record, the accused officer has been found guilty of “misconduct” under rule 3(b) of the Government Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules, 1973.

The authorized officer imposed minor penalty of “withholding of four increments with cumulative effect” upon Muhammad Zia Khan under rule 4(1)(a)(ii) of the Govt. Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 1973. His period of absence from 10.05.2016 till his joining i.e. 19.08.2016 is treated as having been spent on leave without pay.