FBR gears up to achieve the goal of a corruption free FBR

ISLAMABAD: Chief Collector Customs Dr. Asif Mahmood Jah, who is appointed in-charge of the Integrity Management Cell (IMC), has advised all field formations of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to activate the recently established regional Integrity Committees at the field level, as these can be very useful to achieve the goal of a corruption free FBR, as envisioned by the Government and general public.

With a view to giving an easy access to the general public for redressal of their grievances and transforming Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) into an accountable, fair and responsive organization, an “Integrity Management and Performance Management System was established at FBR (HQ) in 2014.

The system was aimed at combating corruption within the organization and providing checks to ensure the integrity of its employees. Nevertheless, the accountability mechanism remained sluggish and slow owing to various HR and other related issues.

It must, however, be understood, without any ambiguity, that FBR is following zero tolerance policy for corruption. Recent suspensions of many officials/ officers, clearly establishes the resolve against corrupt elements.

Recently, keeping in view with the vision of the incumbent Government for a corruption free Pakistan, FBR also geared up its efforts to plug the loopholes and further strengthen its internal integrity management system and accountability mechanism within the department.

All field formations of FBR are, therefore, expected to follow a policy of “Zero Tolerance” for corruption and take every possible step to curb this menace.

In this regard; I would earnestly request that the recently established regional “Integrity Committees” at the field level may be activated at the earliest as these can be very useful to achieve the goal of a corruption free FBR, as envisioned by the Government and general public.

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