FBR re-designates posts of BS-16 Customs officers

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has notified re-designation of 180 vacant post of (BS-16) in the Customs Department.

Accordingly, as many as 13 posts of Superintendent Customs (BS-16) have been re-desginated as Principal Appraisers. Similarly, 10 posts of Senior Auditor (BS-16) are re-designated as Principal Appraiser.

Moreover, 48 posts of Senior Auditor (BS-16) are re-designated as Appraising Officer.  As many as 109 posts of Inspector Customs/Intelligence Officer of BS-16 (including posts in dying cadres of Deputy Superintendent and Senior Intelligence Officer) are converted into the post of Appraising Officer.

This development has spread a wave of panic among Superintendent Customs, Senior Auditors, Inspector Customs and Intelligence Officers as this re-designation of posts would adversely impact the seniority of these officials.

An official said Superintendent Customs, Senior Auditors, Inspector Customs and Intelligence Officers were quite close to their promotions and conversion of their posts as Principal Appraiser and Appraising Officer would dim the prospects of their promotions as they would be lowest on the seniority list of Principal Appraisers and Apprising Officers.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has also notified transfer/relocation and readjustment of the executive and operations posts (BS-16) in the Customs Department.

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