KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) sought on Wednesday replies from the federal establishment division secretary and others on a petition filed by Traffic AIG Ghulam Qadir Thebo, seeking his promotion from BS-21 to BS-22.
A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Irfan Saadat Khan, also directed the petitioner to submit further record and details in this regard by February 20.
AIG Thebo had approached the court against the establishment division secretary and selection board for not considering him for promotion to the next grade in the meeting for promotions.
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The petitioner informed the court that he had joined the police department in 1985 after passing the Central Superior Services examination. He said he was a civil servant in the police service of Pakistan and was currently serving in BS-21 under the government of Pakistan as traffic AIG.
The police officer further informed that he was not promoted to grade-22 by high-powered selection board despite the fact that he met the criteria laid down in the Civil Servants (Promotion to the Post of Secretary, BS-22 and Equivalent) Rules, 2010.
The petitioner claimed that during his service tenure, he had been posted against various positions including assistant superintendent, superintendent, senior superintendent, deputy inspector-general (IG), prisons IG, and additional IG.
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Besides, Thebo claimed that he had also served in the United Nations mission in Bosnia from August 2000 to December 2001 and as provincial enquires and anti-corruption chairperson from June 2016 to July 2017.
The petitioner said it was his right to get promotion to the next grade, but he had not been considered in violation of the service rules as well as the provisions of the Constitution. The court was pleaded to direct the federal authorities concerned to consider him for the promotion in BS-22 as per rules.
The bench issued notices to the deputy attorney general with direction to submit replies on behalf of the federal authorities concerned by February 20. In the meantime, AIG Thebo was also directed to submit the relevant record by the next date of hearing.
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