Delay in postings of PCS officers impact efficiency of formations

KARACHI: The transfers and postings of BS-19 officers of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) recently notified by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) seem to have been done in haste and without proper planning, which had adversely impacted the efficiency of formations.

Sources said that various directorates were ignored while notifying the postings of BS-19 officers. Directorate of Inland Revenue is short of additional director as none is posted in the directorate against the two vacancies.

In the Directorate of Post Clearance Audit, one post of additional director is still vacant while two posts of deputy directors are also vacant. There is no additional director at Directorate of Customs Intelligence Peshawar.

On the contrary, in Directorate of Customs Valuation four additional directors are posted against only two positions.

The position of Collector Preventive is also vacant as no officer of BS-20 has been posted for the office. The office of Collector Preventive is a very desirable position and member customs as well as chairman are flooded with recommendations and pressure. However, Ishaq Dar has given complete autonomy to FBR with advice not to succumb to any pressure.

The office of Director Customs Intelligence Islamabad, office of Director Transit Trade Peshawar, office of Director Customs Intelligence Peshawar are also vacant.

FBR has completely reshuffled the Inland Revenue Service, while Pakistan Customs Service is still awaiting transfers and postings of officers. Several officer have returned from tra0de missions abroad and are now awaiting postings.  Officers returning from management courses are also awaiting postings.

Chairman FBR Nisar Mohammad Khan is quite busy in his tours, meetings with IMF and assignments given to him by Ishaq Dar. Member Customs Nasir Masroor has not done his homework, which already delayed the postings. As Chairman FBR returns from USA, Member Customs is leaving the country, which may further delay  the reshuffling.

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