895 clear CSS exams but govt offers job to 388

Published: June 29, 2010

Service quota plan is also ready for jobs distribution among different service groups.

The government has decided to offer gazetted posts to 388 candidates out of 895 persons who cleared Central Superior Service (CSS) examination 2009, it is learnt reliably.

Sources in the Establishment Division told The Express Tribune that the authorities (of the division) have forwarded a service quota plan to the Federal Service Public Commission (FPSC) in this regard.

“We have decided to offer jobs to 388 successful candidates who appeared in CSS examination in 2009. To this effect, we have also forwarded a service quota plan to FPSC,” sources said.

Under the suggested quota plan for 300 candidates, as many as 40 seats will be allocated to Income Tax Group, 13 to the Customs and Excise Group, 20 to Information Group, 13 to Military Land and Cantonment Group and 50 to Office Management Group.

Furthermore, 45 seats will be allocated to Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service, 3 to Railways Group and 13 to Postal Group whereas 40 seats are being allocated to District Management Group.

Of these 40 seats, 36 will be filled by candidates clearing CSS examination while four seats will be allocated under quota reserved for armed forces.

Similarly, the Establishment Division has proposed to allocate 26 seats to Foreign Service out of which 24 will be filled by candidates clearing CSS while two candidates would come in under armed forces’ quota.

Likewise, 17 seats will be allocated to Police Service of Pakistan, of which 15 will be filled through candidates clearing CSS exam whereas two persons will join under quota reserved for forces.

It may be recalled that former military dictator Ziaul Haq had fixed 10 per cent quota for the armed forces in civil services which is still being observed.

Although the government has purged the constitution of all the anti-democratic articles inserted into it during the Zia era, including the dictator’s name, the decision to fix quota for the armed forces remains intact.

In addition to these 300 gazetted posts, the sources said 88 posts have been carried forward in 2007 and 2008, as not many people succeeded to clear the CSS examinations.

These 88 seats will also be filled after strictly observing job quota reserved for provinces, the sources maintained. “We are offering 88 posts to successful candidates this time as these seats are still lying vacant due to low number of successful candidates during 2007 and 2008,” sources familiar with the situation added.

It is also learnt that written tests for CSS have been held whereas the government plans to hold CSS exams for the year 2011 in February.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2010.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Adnan
    Jun 29, 2010 - 4:08AM

    Ten percent quota for armed forces in civilian jobs!! That happens only in Pakistan. These guys have no shame. On one hand they look down upon all civilians and on the other gatecrash into services meant for them. The present goverment should immediately end this joke.Recommend

  • Syed A. Mateen
    Jun 29, 2010 - 9:40AM

    This will hurt many candidates who have passed the examination after exhaustive preparations but could not get the jobs in the Federal Government as there are less vacancies available comparing to the candidates who have passed the examination in the year 2009.

    One of the reasons for availability of fewer vacancies is that mostly bureaucrats are given extensions in service despite reaching the age of superannuation.

    To keep the wheel rolling, we need to induct the fresh blood who should come up with fresh ideas to run the bureaucratic system of the country in an effective and diligent manner.

    Not a single day of extension in service should be allowed to a retired bureaucrat, no matter how useful he or she may be, as no one in the country is indispensable.

    I hope that government will take up the matter on priority basis and will accommodate all the candidates who have passed FPSC 2009 examinations so that left over candidates should not feel that despite passing the examinations, they have been denied jobs in the Federal Government.

    No body can feel the agony of such successful candidates, as neither they are given jobs nor even a single certificate that they have cleared Federal Public Service Commission’s Examination. What a pitty.Recommend

  • ADNAN SWATI
    Jun 29, 2010 - 10:40PM

    quota for armed forces. very sad. is there anything in Pakistan where armed forces has not demanded share.Recommend

  • Atiq Rehman
    Jun 30, 2010 - 12:12PM

    If you’re going to criticize a particular quota, criticize the quota system in general. If Baluch, Sindh (rural) etc can all have a quota, why not the armed forces? I dont agree with the quota system but I also do not agree with silly army bashing on every pretext.Recommend

  • Bilal Salim
    Jul 10, 2010 - 8:07AM

    Atiq Rehman is so right . Army owns this country . We , the bloody civilians, should be thankful to them for leaving 90% seats to us . It should also be noted that the 10% army quota is filled through NOMINATIONS (i.e. sons and nephews of major-generals etc) , while the stupid civilians are selected from around ten thousand candidates .Recommend

  • umair
    Jul 11, 2010 - 10:21PM

    @Mr.Bilal Saleem: What an excellent answer! hats off!

    @Atiq Rehman: The quota for Baluchistan,Sind Rural is just because the education level in these parts and the rest of pakistan are not equal. A student from a govt school in Baluchistan cannot compete with a student from an expensive private school from Karach, Lahore. Where as the quota system of giving seats to army through NOMINATIONS is simply unfair. Army should defend the border, not try to get a stake in every thing profitable.Recommend

  • hamza iqbal.
    Jul 29, 2010 - 4:39PM

    everythng is going worng.Recommend

  • Bilal Salim
    Aug 3, 2010 - 1:24AM

    @ Atiq : Sir I just want to point out that a student from Karachi,Sindh urban, has far more opportunities than a guy from say Layyah or Thar in Punjab.If the quota system is about providing equal opportunities, than the quota system should be reformed to give weightage to the background of the students as well. For example , American universities relax their admission criteria for oppressed communities ( although their purpose is to promote diversity )Recommend

  • ELAHI BUX UJJAN
    Aug 24, 2010 - 1:53AM

    strong text what,s going in pakistan! quota system, its levish please break it. and take those students, who passed css exams, why those students whose parents in forces its not merit.we all appeal to govt that now finished it,and promte to merit.Recommend

  • General
    Sep 11, 2010 - 11:27AM

    people who r bashing pak army watch to much of geo news…..don’t blame army for everything going wrong in this country…..u r forgetting tht beaucrats are not priests either they are involved in lot of corruption….beaucrats also enjoy perks and benefits and as far as quota system for armed forces in css seats well tell the government to cancell army quota…..akhir now we have so called “Jumhiriat”….. Recommend

  • Zoya
    Oct 2, 2010 - 5:23PM

    Very sad…. and disheartening for the ones who have done it and who are planning for it….Recommend

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