KARACHI: The Directorate General of Internal Audit has detected short-recovery of Rs18.678 billion during July 2013 to April 2014, by different collectorates; these collectorates and directorates are now required to make these recoveries.

It is worth mentioning here that in the same period last year the Directorate of Internal Audit had detected short recovery of Rs1.297 billion only, which proves that the department has worked quite efficiently this year.

According to the details the Internal Audit has detected short recovery of Rs2.177 billion by MCC Preventive these ten months (July 2013-April 2014) as compared to Rs16 million last year.

MCC Port Qasim short recovered Rs1.398 billion this year as against Rs268 million last year; MCC Appraisement West short recovered Rs3.26 billion this year compared with Rs148 million last year; MCC Export is required to recover Rs1.521 billion this year as against Rs148 million last year; MCC Quetta is required to recover Rs33 million as compared to Rs7.0 million last year; Directorate of Customs Valuation has to recover Rs3.0 million these ten months as against Rs28 million for the corresponding period last fiscal year; MCC Appraisement East has short-recovered Rs7.224 billion this year as compared to s816 million last year; MCC Hyderabad Short-recovered Rs2.86 billion while Directorate of I&I Quetta short-recovered Rs186 million.

These short-recoveries arise due to mis-declaration, under-invoicing or imposition of inappropriate Valuation rulings.

It was known that none of directorates or collectorates is serious in making these recoveries as the scope of Reward Rules has been made quite limited.

It was also known that there are many postings in Customs including Internal Audit, IOCO, PCA, WeBOC Project, which are considered as bad postings, therefore there should be some special allowances for these postings and Reward Rules should be revised to incentivize the officers and officials.