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ORDINANCE NO. VII OF 2012

SERVICES OF PAKISTAN (REDRESSAL OF UNDER-REPRESENTATION ORDINANCE, 2012

An Ordinance to address under-representation in the Service of Pakistan

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 1st October, 2012]

No. F. 2(1)/2012-Pub.—The following Ordinance promulgated by the President is hereby published for general information :—

WHEREAS clause (1) of Article 27 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan provides that posts may be reserved for persons belonging to any class or area to secure their adequate representation in the service of Pakistan;

AND WHEREAS under-representation of provinces and areas, namely, Sindh, Balochistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and other areas in the service of Pakistan need to be addressed;

AND WHEREAS the National Assembly and the Senate are not in session and the President is satisfied that the circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;

Now, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (I) of Article 89 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:–

1.       Short title and commencement.—(1) This Ordinance may be called the Services of Pakistan (Redressal of Under-Representation) Ordinance, 2012.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

2.       Appointment by transfer.—(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Civil Servants Act, 1973 (LXXI of 1973), and any other law for the time being in force, the Federal Government may make appointment by transfer to the post of Senior Joint Secretary (BS-21) and Additional Secretary (BS-21) in the Secretariat Group of regular (BS-21) Provincial Civil Service officers recommended by the respective Provincial Government of Sindh, Balochistan, Administration of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and such other areas as may be notified by the Federal Government in the official Gazette, who meet the criteria specified in the Schedule to this Ordinance.

(2)  The appointment by transfer may take place against posts not exceeding ten per cent of sanctioned posts of Senior Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary (BS-21). The aforesaid percentage posts shall be further sub-divided in the ratio of 19: 6 : 4 for induction of officers of Sindh, Balochistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas including such other areas as may be notified by the Federal Government in the official Gazette:

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