12 officials of Revenue terminated, 110 faced legal action over corruption: Zafar Ali Shah
PESHAWAR, May 6 (APP): Senior member of Board of Revenue Syed Zafar Ali Wednesday said that taking notice of public complaints and on corruption charges, as many as 110 officials of Revenue department faced strict legal action including termination, suspension and withdrawal of annual increment this year.
During the last few months, 12 officials were fired and 12 were suspended while annual increments of 11 personnel were stopped as a departmental punishment, he added.
He said that 65 inquiries were still going on, which would be disposed of in the next two to three months, adding the outdated Patwar culture is being rebranded so that people could get sigh of relief.
He said that as per vision of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, 553 people who had spent two years against the same post were transferred during the period.
Syed Zafar Ali Shah further elaborated that under the conflict of interest, as many as 350 Patwaris, Gurdawars, Qanungo and other staff were appointed and posted in areas other than their own town or village.
Referring to complaints on the Citizen Portal, he said that the customer satisfaction with the Board of Revenue remained 50 percent. After such drastic actions and punishments, it is hoped that the level of satisfaction would improve further, he remarked.