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Transfer, posting rules of FBR being infringed in Customs Service

Transfer, posting rules of FBR being infringed in Customs Service

KARACHI: The rules and regulations of the transfers and postings, issued by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) are being floundered in the Pakistan Customs Service (PCS), sources said.

As per the orders issued by the board, none of the PCS officers is allowed to hold an office for more than three years.

The same orders are also applicable on the lower grade officials of the Pakistan Customs, including Lower Divisional Clerks (LDCs), Upper Divisional Clerks (UDCs), appraisers and others. However; the staff of oil section of the Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Preventive has been working for the last 16 years.

One of the LDCs, sharing his views with Customs Today, said that he has been working in the oil section for last 16 years consecutively without any change.

An official of Grade BS-7 said that he was one of the veteran officials of the oil section, as he had experienced to work with most of the officers of Pakistan Customs in last 16years.

He further said that no official was interested in transfer/posting in oil section, as the department was already facing dearth of manpower and those who deputed at oil section were not taking interest in the working affairs of the section.

He said that environment of oil section was not favorable for working such a long tenure of around 16 years, as it is risky for health  and causes lung and pulmonary diseases.

He further informed that the authorities concerns of MCC Preventive transferred him at Air Freight Unit (AFU) in the start of this year, but he is still waiting for posting since three months.