National Accountability Bureau approved an effective Internal Accountability Mechanism

Islamabad, May 26, 2015 (PPI-OT): Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman National Accountability Bureau chaired a meeting at NAB Headquarter to review the Internal Accountability Mechanism (IAM) within NAB. The Chairman emphasized the need to augment and strengthen the process of Internal Accountability Mechanism with a view to weed out such elements that for reasons of inefficiency, misconduct, malpractice and violation of laid down SOPs/Rules and bring a bad name to the organization.

The Senior Member, Chairman Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI and MT) gave a presentation after incorporating the suggestions/proposals received from all concerned on the proposed Internal Accountability Mechanism within NAB under which NAB officers/officials shall be liable to adverse action for acts of delinquency, violation of SOPs/Rules and unethical behaviour.

He informed that in line with the directions of Chairman NAB during last meeting held at NAB headquarters, in which it was decided that (CI and MT) should seek suggestions/feedback from NAB’s Regional Bureaus, Operation and Prosecution Divisions of NAB HQ in order to further improve/revise the Internal Accountability Mechanism on the basis of best practices enabling NAB to have a regular Quantitative Monitoring and Qualitative analysis of the professional output.

In his presentation Senior Member (CI and MT) informed that as directed by Chairman NAB, an effective Internal Accountability Mechanism has been devised in order to encourage the culture of adherence to Rules and SOPs and creating deterrence against indulging in violations.

He further informed that under Internal Accountability Mechanism the matters related to delinquency of NAB’s officers/officials shall be firstly dealt by NAB’s Regional Bureaus in accordance with law. The Regional Bureau of NAB will fix responsibility in case of any remarks by superior judiciary regarding poor investigation and prosecution.

Subsequently, HRM Division of NAB HQ will proceed against those delinquent officers/officials as per laid down rules/SOPs under TCS/NAO. Moreover, complaints against NAB officers/officials referred by the Honourable Courts about any malpractice or received from any individual or Government Department against any NAB employee(s) for involvement in corruption and corrupt practices, asking or receipt of bribe, the matter shall be dealt strictly by HRM Division, NAB HQ under E and D Rules/TCS and NAO whichever is applicable.

Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB said that NAB is Pakistan’s apex Anti-Corruption Organization with the mandate to eliminate corruption from the country. NAB’s performance has been appreciated by International Independent Watch Dog “Transparency International” as well as “PILDAT” in their recent reports.

NAB can further rise in the eyes of people and public for when the menace of corruption is dealt with an iron hand. NAB’s priority is that we should be first Accountable to our self under Internal Accountability Mechanism under which unwarranted actions will not go unnoticed, as the name of the NAB is more important than individuals.

All complaint verifications, inquiries, investigations and prosecution work must be done as per laid down SOPs. He said that all stakeholders should know publically that efficiency, honesty, dedication, commitment and hard-work is NAB’s main priority. Any violation by NAB employees of the laid down laws/procedures SOPs/TCS/NAO shall be dealt strictly in NAB across the board.

Chairman NAB approved the Internal Accountability Mechanism (IAM) and directed Senior Member Chairman Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI and MT) to issue the policy guidelines to all Regional Bureaus of NAB for implementation and application.

He reiterated that NAB believes in zero tolerance policy against corruption across the country. We have decided to adopt a holistic and proactive approach to check corruption and corrupt practices within NAB so that NAB becomes a more efficient and credible organization and public can look at its work with satisfaction and appreciation.

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