LAHORE - The Federal Revenue Alliance Employees Union (FBR Union) has submitted a charter of demand with the Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue, Regional Tax Office, Lahore, threatening to go on strike if their demands are not fulfilled with in the given period.
The union central president Mian Abdul Qayyum said that initially the strike may be conducted in RTO Lahore and if workers grievances are not redressed the protest will be extended to all over the country.
He informed that Union’s Lahore region general secretary Shehzad Khurshid and president Syed Naeem Abbas have submitted the charter of demand with the Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue, RTO, Lahore M Ashraf Khan. And the same demands would be presented by the union’s regional leaders to Inland Revenue’s 14 regional offices heads across the country.
He said that workers promotions have been stopped for a long time as the regional heads have no power in this regard. So, the union demands that powers may be delegated to concerned Chief Commissioners Inland Revenue/Collectors in respect of promotion matter from BS-14 to BS-16 for speedy process of promotion.
Mian Abdul Qayyum said that several high-ups of the FBR, including Chairman Tariq Bajwa have several time admitted the genuine nature of workers’ demand but they are not ready to implement those demands.
He appreciated the National Industrial Relation Commission for vacating the stay and dismissing the appeal to ban activity of the FBR union.
He lamented the miserable security of the all regions of the FBR since no properly trained security staff has been appointed in RTOs. He said that in all offices only peons and notice servers are performing this duty, who do not know even how to catch a rifle which is absolutely a security risk.
He said that promotion of Inspectors Inland Revenue/ Ministerial Staff (Sales Tax) in respect of waiting list on OPS against direct quota may be taken up on priority basis.
He added that all Class-IV employees, having matriculation or above qualification may be promoted. Besides, activation of FBR Foundation to be accelerated in its true spirit.