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NOTIFICATION

FEDERAL LEVIES FORCE (AMENDED) SERVICE RULES, 2013

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-II, 18th June, 2013]

S.R.O. 580 (I)/2013, dated 8.4.2013.—In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 10 of the Federal Levies Force Regulation, 2012 the Federal Government is pleased to make the following rules, namely;-

1.       Short title and commencement.—(1) These rules may be called Federal Levies Force (Amended) Service Rules, 2013.

(2)  They shall come into force at once.

2.       Definitions.—(1) In these Rules, unless the context otherwise require, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, namely:—

(a)     "Appointing Authority" means the appointing authority specified in Rule 4;

(b)     "Commandant" means Commandant of the Force, who shall be Political Agent of the Agency or, as the case may be, Deputy Commissioner for FRs in their respective jurisdiction;

(c)     "Director-General" means an officer appointed as such by the Federal Government, to exercise such powers and functions as may be prescribed;

(d)     "Director" means an officer appointed as such by the FATA Secretariat who shall have practical experience of civil administration in tribal areas and who shall exercise such powers and functions as may be prescribed;

(e)     "Deputy Commandant (Operations)" means an Assistant Political Agent of a Sub-Division or an Agency or FR or any officer of the District designated as such officer by the Provincial Government, who shall be Deputy Commandant (Operations) of the Force in their respective jurisdiction to exercise such powers and functions as may be prescribed; and

(f)      "Deputy Commandant (Administration)" means an officer of Federal or Provincial civil service or any officer of the District designated as such officer by the Provincial Government in their respective jurisdiction to exercise such powers and functions as may be prescribed and who shall be responsible to the Commandant for administrative and establishment matters of the Force;

(g)     "FR" means Frontier Regions;

(h)     "Government" means the Federal Government;

(i)      "initial recruitment" means appointment made other than by promotion or by transfer from other services;

(j)      "Schedule" means the Schedule appended to these rules;

(k)     "Selection or Promotion Committee" means a Committee for recruitment or as the case may be, promotion of Force personnel as notified by the Government;

(l)      "service" means the Levies Service;

(2)     The expression used but not defined herein shall have the same meanings as are assigned to them under the Federal Levies Force Regulation, 2012.

3.       Composition and eligibility of the Force.—(1) The Force shall comprise of the posts specified in Schedule-I and such other posts as may be determined by the Government from time to time.

(2)  Recruitment to the Force shall be made in accordance with the requirement specified in Schedule-I. The following conditions shall also be fulfilled, namely:—

(a)     A candidate for appointment shall be a citizen of Pakistan and bona-fide resident of the respective district, agency or Frontier Region, as the case may be;

(b)     The candidate shall be in good mental and bodily health and free from physical defect, which likely to interfere in the efficient discharge of his duties;

(c)     Medical Superintendent of the respective District Headquarter Hospital or Agency Headquarters Hospital shall issue a certificate of medical fitness of the candidate;

(d)     Recruitment to all ranks of the Force shall be made from amongst those persons having a minimum height 5'-7" and chest measurement of 34"-35 1/2" with an age of not less than eighteen years and not more than twenty-five years on the last date of submission of application;

(e)     No person (except those who are already in Government Service) shall be appointed to the Force unless he produces a certificate of character from the Principal or Academic Officer of the academic institution last attended and also a certificate of character from two gazetted officers from respective districts not being his relative and who are well acquainted with his character; and

(f)      No person who is married to a foreign national shall be eligible for appointment in the Force, unless allowed by the Government, in writing.

4.       Appointing authority.—(1) Commandant shall be the appointing authority for initial recruitment or promotion of the Force personnel.

(2)     Appointment to the post shall be made in accordance with the provision contained in Schedule-I read with Rule-3 of these rules.

(3)     Appointment either through initial recruitment or by promotion shall be made through duly constituted Selection/Promotion Committees:

Provided that in case of raising of force in a new District, the Commandant shall have the authority to recruit ex-servicemen above the rank, of Sepoy on contract basis for a period of one year extendable for a further period of one year but not exceeding three years in total, with prior approval of the Federal Government;

It is further provided that the ex-servicemen so appointed on contract shall not be more than forty five years of age.

5.       Probation.—(1) Persons appointed to posts by initial recruitment, promotion or transfer shall remain on probation for a period of one year extendable by a further period of one year. If no order is issued on the expiry of the first year of probation period, the period of probation shall be deemed to have been extended for further one year. If no order is issued on the completion of extended period, the probation shall be deemed to have been terminated.

6.       Training.—(1) All newly recruited personnel of the Force, shall undergo six months pre-service training before being assigned duties of the rank for which they are selected. Initially, the Appointing Authority shall arrange for appropriate training till a proper Levies Training Centre is established.

(2)  The pre-service training mentioned in sub-rule (1) may contain training on basic laws, investigation techniques, mob control, basic intelligence, arrest and detention procedure, jail duties, drill, weapons training, field craft, bomb disposal, counter assault, traffic control, raids, watch & ward etc. Proper training syllabus and modules shall be developed through mutual consultation with local law enforcing agencies by the Commandant.

7.       Resignation.—No member of the Force shall resign before the expiry of the first three months of his recruitment or he shall deposit an amount equal to his three months pay in lieu of his three months essential service.

8.       Seniority and promotion.—(1) Promotion shall be strictly on seniority cum fitness basis as well as on the required length of service as specified in Schedule-I.

(2)  The service of personnel by initial recruitment, promotion or transfer may be dispensed with or reverted if, in the opinion of the Competent Authority, his work and conduct is not satisfactory during probation period or due to abolishment of posts, as the case may be:

Provided that in case of dispensing with their service or reversion, the concerned authority shall record cogent reasons for such action in writing.

(3) The seniority list of the Force shall be maintained at Agency/FR/District level. Commandant shall be responsible for maintaining the seniority list of the force and shall notify annually.

9.       Transfer during service.—Every member of the Force shall be liable to serve anywhere in their respective District, Agency or Frontier Region. An officer of the force may be transferred to any other District, Agency or Frontier Region in the public interest.

10.     Punishment.—After satisfying himself regarding punishable act (as referred to in Schedule-II) through a charge duly framed in writing necessary punishment specified in Schedule-III shall be awarded by the respective authority:

Provided that punishment so awarded shall be duly incorporated in service roll/dossier accordingly.

11.     Appeal.—If any personnel for the Force is aggrieved by any order issued under these rules, within thirty days of communication to him of such order, may prefer an appeal to the competent authority:

Provided that no appeal shall be lie against the punishments specified at S. No. (1) and (2) of Schedule-III.

12.     Awards and commendations.—(1) Force personnel may be given special award and commendation certificate for devotion to duty, demonstration of gallantry and such achievement in the performance of duty, in the manners as prescribed by the Commandant, and Shall be made part of the service rolls/service dossier.

(2)  Force personnel, if embraces martyrdom in the discharge of his duty, will be given proper Guard of Honour at the time of burial.

13.     Service Record.—Proper service rolls/service dossiers of all Force Personnel shall be maintained in Levy Office of each District or Agency or Frontier Region. Annual Reports of all Havaldars and Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) will also be maintained for the purpose of promotion.

14.     Uniform.—The levy personal shall attire black shalwar qamees with brown chappli, white socks, black barretee cap and black belt whereas the JCOs will wear brown belt during duty hours.

15.     Leave.—(1) Leave may be granted depending on the exigencies and at the discretion of the Commandant. All leave of ten days or above, will be considered as long leave and shall be granted on the recommendations of Subedar Major by the Commandant.

(2)     Casual leave may be allowed upto three days by the Subedar Major. Casual leave upto nine days may be granted by the Deputy Commandant (to be notified by the Commandant) on the recommendation of the concerned JCO.

(3)     Medical leave shall be granted by the Commandant on the production of medical certificate from the Medical Superintended concerned.

16.     Salary.—The Force personnel shall be entitled to receive pay and allowances as per their pay scales notified by the Federal Government from time to time.

17.     Retirement.—All levy personnel shall retire as per Schedule-IV and no extension in service beyond retirement shall be granted.

18.     Conduct.—The conduct of Force personnel shall be regulated by these rules or instructions issued by Federal Government from time to time.

19.  Gratuity and pension.—All Force personnel will be entitled to pension as per prevailing Federal Government rules.

20.     Compensation.—(1) The family of Force personnel shall be granted death compensation in case the Force Personnel embraces martyrdom during discharge of his duty as per rates prescribed by the Federal Government.

(2)     Force personnel shall be granted compensation in case of sustaining fatal injury or injuries during the discharge of his duty. If he is declared incapacitated for further service due to such fatality, he shall be entitled to gratuity and pension as per Federal Government Rules.

(3)     5% quota shall be reserved for sons and wards of martyred in initial recruitment of Force personnel:

Provided that in case of permanently incapacitated personnel of the force during the course of duty, preference shall be given to the sons and wards of such incapacitated force personnel in general recruitment.

21.     Funds.—(1) Force personnel shall be governed by the provision of general provident funds, benevolent funds and group insurance as prescribed for other employees of the Federal Government.

(2)  A special welfare funds for Force personnel shall be created by the Government at Federal level with monthly contribution from all Fore personnel at the rate as prescribed by the Commandant, which shall be utilized for the general welfare of Force personnel and their families.

22.     Health care.—Medical facilities for the Force personnel and their families shall be catered for at Government hospitals and dispensaries at par with other employees of the Federal Government.

23.     Monitoring and evaluation.—(1) Commandant or Deputy Commandant of the Force shall set up suitable number of levy posts in the respective jurisdiction and shall assign suitable number of Force personnel at each of such levy post. In case of establishment of Levies Station within their jurisdiction shall require prior approval of the Federal Government.

(2)     There shall be levy line in each District, Agency or Frontier Region which shall have all necessary facilities including parade ground, barracks, quarter guards, koth/armory etc.

(3)     Duty register showing the duties assigned to each individual on day to day basis shall be maintained in each levy post/Levy Station/Levy Lines by a Muharrir.

(4)     Naib Subedar shall be responsible for carrying out the work assigned to Force personnel whose duties shall be entered in advance with written entry in the duty register.

(5)     Registers including roznamchas as prescribed by the Commandant shall be maintained in every post/Station/Lines.

(6)     Commandant, Deputy Commandant or any other officer of the District Administration shall in the course of their tours in their jurisdiction, may inspect levy duty register and roznamchas of Levy Posts/Stations and satisfy themselves that Force Personnel are carrying out their assigned duties. A note regarding absence from the post or from the place of duty of any Force personnel without leave shall invariably be recorded by inspecting officers in the duty register. Such entry shall be communicated to the Commandant and Deputy Commandant (Operation) by in-charge of the Post/Station within twenty four hours for appropriate action.

24.     Anomalies.—An Anomaly Committee duly constituted/notified shall be set up in the States & Frontier Regions Division and remove such anomalies from time to time referred to the competent authority.

25.     Repeal.—Any rules, orders or instructions enforce in respect of the Federal Levies Force, immediately before the commencement of these rules shall stand repealed in so far as those rules, orders or instructions are inconsistent with the rules.

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SCHEDULE-I

see Rule 4(2)

A.        Uniformed Force

S.
No.

Post/Rank

Eligibility for promotion

Promotion Quota

Direct Quota

Qualification

1.

Subedar Major (BS-16)

Three years service as Subedar

100%

2.

Subedar (BS-13)

Three years service as Naib Subedar

100%

3.

Naib Subedar (BS-11)

Three years service as Havaldar

100%

4.

Havaldar (BS-8)

Three years service as Naik

100%

5.

Naik (BS-7)

Three years service as Lance Naik

100%

6.

L/Natk (BS-6)

Three years service as Sepoy

100%

7.

Sepoy (BS-5)

100%

Middle pass preferably Matric

8.

Head Armourer BPS-5

5 years service as Assistant Armourer

100%

Middle pass preferably Matric with Certificate of Armourer

9.

Assistant Armmourer BPS-1

100%

Middle pass preferably Matric with Certificate of Armourer

B.         Ministerial Staff

S.
No.

Post/Rank

Eligibility for promotion

Promotion Quota

Direct Quota

Qualification

10.

Assistant (BS-14)

KPO/Computer Operator/Senior Clerk/Junior Clerk (i) Minimum five years service as KPO/Computer (ii) Five years service as Senior Clerk (iii) Seven years service as Junior Clerk

50%

50%

B.A. or equivalent for direct recruitment and by promotion seniority-Cum-fitness from amongst KPO/ Computer Operator/ Senior Clerk/Junior clerk on the basis of their date of entry in to service

11.

KPO/Computer Operator (BPS-12)

100%

Intermediate with one year diploma in IT from a recognized institute

12.

Senior Clerk (BS-9)

Five years service as Junior Clerk

100%

F.A. or equivalent(Preferably know Typing/ Computer)

13.

Junior Clerk (BS-7)

10% from lower staff with Matric

90%

Matric with a typing speed of 30 w.p.m./ preferably Computer literate

14

Behishti (BS-5)

100%

Literate.

15.

Driver (BS-5)

100%

Driving License/ Driving Experience

16.

Pesh Imam (BS-2)

100%

Moulvi Fazil

17.

Tracker (BS-2)

5 years service in 
BS-1

10%

90%

Primary Pass

18.

Naib Qasid (02)

100%

19.

Sweeper (BS-2)

100%

Literate

SCHEDULE-II

(see Rule 10)

Grounds of Penalty

The concerned authority may impose one or more penalties where a personnel of the Force, in the opinion of the authority,

(a)     is inefficient or has ceased to be efficient;

(b)     is guilty of misconduct, like unauthorized absence from duty, breach of order, disobedience, unruly behavior, passing on official secrets to unauthorized persons, etc;

(c)     is corrupt, or may reasonably be considered as corrupt;

(d)     is guilty of any violation of duty;

(e)     losses, misplaces or causes harm to a weapon through insubordinate or lack of maintenance;

(f)      is insubordinate to his superiors;

(g)     is convicted of a criminal offense;

(h)     is guilty of cowardice, or abandons any piquet, fortress, post or guard which is committed to his charge or which is his duty to defend;

(i)      is engaged in propagation of sectarian, parochial, anti-state views and controversies;

(j)      is engaged or is reasonably suspected of being engaged to excite, cause or conspire to cause or joins in any mutiny, or being present at any mutiny and does not use his utmost endeavor to suppress it;

(k)     attempt collective bargaining, conspiring or attempting to call off duty or take procession to press for the demands, or is guilty of omission and commission under the law and rules;

(l)      is guilty of omission and commission under the law and rules;

(m)    deserts the service;

(n)     Being a sentry, sleeps upon his post or quits it without being regularly relieved or without leave; or

(o)     Without authority, leave his commanding officer, or his post or party, to go in search of plunder; or

(p)     Quits his guard, piquet, party or patrol without being regularly relieved or without leave; or

(q)     User criminal force to, or commits an assault on, any person brining provisions or other necessaries to camp of quarters, for plunder, or plunders, destroys, or damages any property of any kind; or

(r)      Internally causes or spreads of false alarm or rumor during action or in post, camp, lines, or quarters.

SCHEDULE-III

(see Rules 10)

Punishment and Competent Authority

S.
No.

Punishment

Subedar Major & Subedar

Naib Subedar or Havuldar

Naik or Lance Naik

Sepoy

1.

Extra Drill not exceeding fifteen days fatigue or other duties

Subedar

Naib Subedar

2.

Confinement to quarter guard upto fifteen days

Commandant

Deputy Commandant

Deputy Commandant

Subedar Major

3.

Censure

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

4.

Forfeiture of approved service upto two years

-do-

Commandant

Commandant

Commandant

5.

Stoppage of increment not exceeding one month's pay

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

6.

Fine to any amount not exceeding one month's pay

-do-

-do-

•do-

-do-

7.

Withholding of promotion for one year or less

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

8.

Reduction from substantive rank to a low rank or reduction in pay

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

9.

Dismissal or removal from service or compulsory retirement

-do-

-do-

-do-

-do-

 

SCHEDULE-IV

(SEE Rules 17)

S.
No.

Post/Rank

Length of service/age

1.

Subedar Major (BS-16)

38 years service or 03 years service as Subedar Major or 60 years of age whichever is earlier

2.

Subedar (BS-13)

35 years service or 03 years service as Subedar or 57 years of age whichever is earlier

3.

Naib Subedar (BS-11)

32 years service or 03 years service as Naib Subedar or 54 years of age whichever is earlier

4.

Havaldar (BS-8)

29 years service or 03 years service as Havaldar or 51 years of age whichever is earlier

5.

Naik(BS-7)

26 years service or 03 years service as Naik or 48 years of age whichever is earlier

6.

L/Naik (BS-6)

23 years service or 03 years service as L/Naik or 45 years of age whichever is earlier

7.

Sepoy (BS-5)

20 years service or 42 years age whichever is earlier