ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has approved the upgradation of 4384 Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) employees from BS-14 to Bs-16, said a statement issued by the FBR here on Thursday. Chairman FBR Ali Arshad Hakeem had taken up this important but long outstanding issue with the Prime Minister, during his visit to the FBR Headquarters on October 4, 2012. The Chairman had presented the facts of the issue and the negative effects it was causing to the morale of the workers. After getting the verbal approval from the Prime Minister, the Chairman FBR personally pursued the summary and finally got it approved from the Prime Minister.
According to details 4384 posts of BS-14 to BS-16 including 1596 Inspectors Customs/ Sales Tax, 1226 Inspectors Inland Revenue, 361 Preventive Officers, 119 Intelligence Officers, 185 Examiners, 263 Appraisers, 07 Valuation Officers, 44 Sr. Intelligence Officers, 50 Inspectors (Preventive Service) and 533 Deputy Superintendants in Customs and Sales Tax would be upgraded with this approval.
With this, a long outstanding demand of the employees of FBR has been accepted.
The employees of FBR have thanked Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and Chairman FBR Ali Arshad Hakeem for taking care of their welfare and accepting their demand for upgrading these posts, the statement added.