Establishment Division issues federal recruitment policy

Published: November 1, 2014
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Over a month after the government lifted a ban on recruitment for federal jobs, the Establishment Division under the directive of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  issued on Saturday its first  recruitment policy for federal services, autonomous bodies and corporation. 

According to an official handout, “Administrative ministries and divisions shall ensure merit and transparency in the recruitment process at all levels.”

It also stated that the policy in pursuance of the Establishment Division’s order of September 25, 2014 regarding lifting the ban on recruitment under the federal government, will be applicable to ministries, divisions, attached departments, subordinate offices, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies, corporations , companies and authorities.

According to the policy, the recruitment to posts in BPS-16 and above shall continue to be made through the Federal Public Service Commission as before.

“The initial appointment to posts which are required to be made on an all-Pakistan basis shall be made under rule-14 of the Civil Servants (appointment, promotion and transfer) Rules, 1973,” the handout stated,” the handout stated.

It further added that, “The initial appointment to posts in BPS-3 to BPS-15 and equivalent in offices which are required to serve only in a particular Province/Region shall be filled by appointment of persons domiciled in the Province/Region concerned under rule-15 of the Civil Servants (Appointment, Promotion & Transfer) Rules, 1973.”

“Vacancies in posts in BPS-1 and BPS-2 and equivalent shall ordinarily be filled on local basis under rule-16 of the Civil Servants (Appointment, Promotion & Transfer) Rules, 1973,” said the official handout.

Initial appointments would be made strictly in accordance with the provisions contained in the recruitment rules of the post concerned.

However, in the absence of recruitment rules, ministries, divisions, attached departments, subordinate offices, autonomous bodies, semi-autonomous bodies, corporations, companies and authorities are first required to frame the recruitment rules and lay down the eligibility conditions for such appointments.

“No recruitment shall be made in the absence of approved recruitment rules,” it stated, adding that the no objection certificate (NOC) from the surplus pool of the Establishment Division will continue to be obtained for all recruitments.

Further, national, provincial and regional newspapers would be used to advertise vacancies for each ministry, division, department, autonomous body and corporation, “as per the provincial/regional quota”.

Additionally, the said departments are to finalise recruitments within 60 days from the date of the advertisement.

“No direct advertisements would be placed by any organization,” it said.

“Draft advertisements to be published for recruitment may be submitted to the Establishment Division for routing of the same to the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage.”

Applicants will be required to apply on a prescribed format without being asked for copies of their educational qualification – and will be given a “minimum of 15 days for the receipt of applications”.

However, at the time of the written test and interview, candidates may be asked to bring original certificates and documents.

The official handout also stated that, “Candidates using or attempting to use any extraneous influence at any level shall be liable to be disqualified.”

“The regional/provincial quota, women quota, minorities (non-Muslim) quota and disabled persons quota, or any other quota prescribed should clearly be indicated against the vacant post(s) advertised,” the handout stated.

The required qualification and age limit as provided in the recruitment rules – including the general age — should also be advertised clearly, and vacancies in posts should only be filled against the approved sanctioned strength of the said category.

According to the policy, any deficiency in the existing provincial and regional representation – and if any in the federal services including autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies – may be adjusted.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • AJamal
    Nov 1, 2014 - 5:46PM

    New recruitment policy will not apply to Sharif cronies.


  • salman
    Nov 1, 2014 - 6:51PM

    Does this cover maryam nawaz appointment as head of the loan scheme?


  • Jibran
    Nov 1, 2014 - 7:02PM

    Like we have seen in the case of PIA, Privatization Commission, PCB, OGRA, Prime Minister Youth Loan Program, PEMRA, NADRA, and what not.


  • Faraz
    Nov 1, 2014 - 10:45PM

    Looks like elections are around the corner. Time to stuff govt posts with your political cronies and workers.


  • Sabir
    Nov 2, 2014 - 4:11AM

    Oh I love the frustrated and hate filled comments of PTI trolls. The continous negativity even when others do positive will be the death of PTI. I voted PTI last election but for some reason I don’t like the double standards and hate it is preaching. Shame on PTI


  • Sabir
    Nov 2, 2014 - 4:13AM

    Continue with the good work PMLn. If you deliver I will vote for you, for I am not blind and will vote for who performs.


  • Raza
    Nov 2, 2014 - 4:15AM

    Though I am not a fan of PMLn, this is a good initiative.


  • Rambo
    Nov 2, 2014 - 4:17AM

    Please continue with privatization as we need to get rid of white elephant organizations. This is a good step by NS and deserves appreciation.


  • Malaika
    Nov 2, 2014 - 4:20AM

    A step in the right direction by the government. PTI trolls and Imran Khan need to come with something original then taking credit of the good being done by others. Keep it up PMLn, move a bill for womens rights as well.


    Dec 11, 2014 - 12:25PM

    We request to PM and Finance Minister to resolve the issues of superintendent regarding upgradation B-16 to B-17 according to others up gradation of post as per rules.The ministry of finance has not follow the FST and EStab Div directives and issued the notification without any incentives of B-17 while KPK high court and Punjab High court issued notification with the full benefits of upgradation of the post of Supdt. B-16 to B-17.

    W request to the P.M of Pakistan kindly look in to the matter in the best interest of Fed.govt supdt. and may be issued the instruction to Finance Div. for amendment in the notifications which was issued in the Sep,2014.

  • Jan 29, 2015 - 8:42AM

    I think there is no jobs gain wdout any recomandation supports, these r total fake, cheat, and imposter. totaly full daramalization. and formility of advertisment. i don,t agree . . .for example we assume, and check it the recent vocncies and in the end we can observe with the help of media trail and let see the answer and output of cruption


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