FBR orders recovery of awards, stipends sanctioned to officials

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has notified that the funds allocated under the heads of stipend, incentive, awards and allied expenditure through budget grant, supplementary grant and re-appropriation orders for FY2019-20 are withdrawn immediately.

FBR has ordered all heads of all field formations to ensure recovery of payments sanctioned from the head of account stipend, awards, allied expenditure.

A customs official said the cash rewards for detecting cases and effecting recoveries was an honorable source of income for the officials and served as deterrence against illegal and corrupt practices.

The official criticized this decision adding the cash rewards for efficiency and exemplary performance should be restored and increased.

 

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