The recruitment process in NAB started in November 2011 when the bureau advertised several different posts through different newspapers.
In June 2012, tests were held for the said posts through the National Testing Service. A merit-based cut-off was set and successful candidates were called for psychological tests, which were held in August the same year. After that, successful candidates were called for interviews, which were held in October and November 2012.
A high level of transparency was shown throughout the whole process but NAB authorities are unable to issue appointment letters due to a restraining order issued by the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Since CSS examinations are going to be held from February 23 and will last two weeks, I appeal to the authorities concerned that if the stay order is lifted by the IHC, the training of the successful candidates should start immediately after the CSS examinations, and not before, to prevent wasting the precious chance of many CSS aspirants who are likely to be selected in NAB.
Name withheld on request
Published in The Express Tribune, February 2nd, 2013.