KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has made it mandatory of wearing uniform for officials in the grades up to BS-21 of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS).

The FBR issued SRO 722(I)/2021 on Monday to notify draft rules for making mandatory the wearing of uniform by all customs officials from July 01, 2021.

The FBR said that the purpose of the single uniform is to enhance the espirit de corps.

The revenue body said that there shall be service and office uniform of Charcoal Grey colour for all the officers and officials as prescribed from BS-I to BS-21, of Pakistan Customs Service.

Uniform allowance shall be made permanent part of the salary as per admissible limits determined from time to time by the FBR.

The FBR said that a Customs General Order (CGO) would be issued for the detailed design, description and accessories of the uniform.

All ranks of Pakistan Customs Service whether serving in Collectorates or Directorates except FBR Headquarters, shall wear the prescribed uniform with specific formation insignia as prescribed in the CGO issued in this regard.

 “All ranks shall abide by the instructions or guidelines contained in the CGO for manners, etiquettes, appearance and official conduct whilst wearing uniform,” the FBR said.

Any breach of the guidelines as mentioned above, respective CGO or guidance notes annexed to the CGO shall be construed as misconduct under Civil Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules, 2020, and may entail disciplinary proceedings, it added.

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