The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has dismissed 29 officials from civil service on charges of inefficiency and misconduct in the past one year, including seven officers, amid resistance from within the tax machinery and the politicians to an ongoing cleansing move.
The authorities have started making some progress on disciplinary cases – some of them have been pending for more than eight years due to strong backing that these allegedly corrupt officers receive from within the system.
The FBR’s integrity drive that was limited to only the low-grade staff till a year ago has finally targeted high-ranked officers despite resistance from within the headquarters, according to the sources.
The FBR’s data showed that since July last year, it had dismissed 29 officials from service. These include one grade-20 officer, two grade-19 officers, four grade-18 officers and 15 grade-16 officials, according to the official record.