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- Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - From Print Edition


ISLAMABAD: The meeting of the Central Selection Board scheduled for August 12, 2011 to recommend promotion of Grade 19-20 officers of the federal government to the next scales has been postponed.


Reportedly, only 8 vacancies of senior joint secretary (BS-21) and 2 vacancies for promotion to BS-20 in the secretariat group are being proposed for promotion, which is being viewed as highly unjustified and a violation of the established practice and rules.


This situation has also disturbed the officers of secretariat group.


The calculation of vacancies for promotion to next higher grade in all occupational groups/services is as under:


i) Clear vacancies;


ii) Anticipatory vacancies due to retirement of officers up to next 3 months from the date of board’s meeting;


iii) Resultant vacancies due to promotion of officers to next higher grade.


Accordingly, clear vacancies for promotion of Secretariat Group officers to BS-21 are 26 and if other anticipatory vacancies are added the total becomes 34.


Similarly, some new adjustments are being made in the federal government ministries as under the devolution plan some ministries/divisions have been abolished, resultantly most of the work has been shifted to the provinces, however some work has been assigned to other ministries/divisions or some new ministries like CAAD, ministry of national harmony, ministry of human resource development and the newly created ministry of professional and technical training. Total posts of joint secretaries therefore remain same after shifting and adjustments.