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NOTIFICATION

PAKISTAN STANDARDS AND QUALITY CONTROL AUTHORITY (RECRUITMENT) RULES, 2013

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

S.R.O. 579 (I)/2013, dated 15.5.2013.—In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 26 of the Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority Act, 1996 (VI of 1996), the Federal Government is pleased to make the following rules, namely:—

1.  Short title and commencement.—(1) These rules may be called the Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (Recruitment) Rules, 2013.

(2)  They shall come into force at once.

2.  Definitions.—(1) In these rules, unless, there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,—

(a)     "appointing authority" means authority competent to make appointment to a post in the Authority;

(b)     "appointment by promotion" means appointment by promotion made on regular basis to a post by appointing authority on recommendation of appropriate promotion and selection committee and does not include initial appointment and appointment by transfer;

(c)     "appointment by transfer" means appointment by transfer made on regular basis to a post by appointing authority on recommendation of appropriate promotion and selection committee and does not include initial appointment and appointment by promotion;

(d)     "initial appointment" means initial appointment made on regular basis to a post, through an open advertisement, by appointing authority on recommendation of appropriate promotion and selection committee and does not include appointment by promotion and appointment by transfer;

(e)     "post" means a post, in any of Basic Pay Scales (BPS) 1 to 22, specified in column (2) of the schedule and sanctioned with its budgetary allocation in the Authority;

(f)      "promotion and selection committee " or "committee" means a committee constituted under these rules to recommend to the appointing authority persons or employees of the Authority for initial appointment or appointment by promotion or appointment by transfer, as the case may be, after conducting tests and interviews, if any;

(g)     "regular" in relation to appointment, means appointment made to the post, by appointing authority on recommendation of appropriate promotion and selection committee, by–

          (i)      initial appointment from amongst persons of the same Province or region to which the post is allocated; or

          (ii)     promotion from amongst employees of the Authority, eligible for such promotion, and against the post falling in the quota reserved for promotion; or

          (iii)    transfer, from amongst persons of the Federal Government, a Provincial Government or an organization, body or authority under their administrative control or employees of the Authority, eligible for such appointment, and against the post reserved for appointment by transfer; and

(h)     "schedule" means the schedule to these rules.

(2)  Words and expressions used but not defined herein shall have the same meaning as assigned to them in the Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority Act, 1996 (VI of 1996) and the Civil Servants Act, 1993 (LXXI of 1973).

3. Appointing Authorities.—(appointment, promotion, seniority and transfer)

(a)

Posts in BPS-1 to BPS-5

Director of the Concerned components of PSQCA

(b)

Posts in BPS-6 to BPS-16

Director General, PSQCA

(c)

Posts in BPS-17 to BPS-19

Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology

(d)

Posts in BPS-20

Minister Incharge, MoST

(e)

Posts in BPS-21

The Prime Minister of Pakistan

(i)      Terms and Conditions of Service.—Terms & conditions of service of an employee of the Authority shall be laid down in these Regulations or in the rules of subsidiary or the instructions which might be issued from time to time, with the approval of the Authority.

(ii)     Appointment against sanctioned posts.—All appointments in the Authority shall be made against sanctioned posts.

(iii)    Employment to be whole time.—Unless otherwise provided, the whole time of an employee shall be at the disposal of the Authority and the may be employed in the manner as required by the competent authority without claim for additional remuneration.

(iv)    Appointment by Contract on Special Pay Scale.—Appointment by contract shall be made in accordance with the Federal Government instructions issued vide O.M No. 6/2/2000-R.3, dated 6th May 2000 as amended from time to time.

(v)     Appointment of Employees Children.—5% quota will be reserved for appointment of PSQCA employees children in BPS-1 to BPS-15.

4.  Methods of appointment.—(1) Appointment to the posts shall be made by initial appointment, promotion or transfer as per Selection Boards/ Promotion Committees.

(a)

Head of the Authority & Head of the concerned component center of the Authority would be competent authority for the selection and promotion for BPS -2 to BPS-7.

(b)

Composition of "Selection and Promotion Committee" for BPS-8 to BPS-16:

 

1.

Deputy Director General (Finance), PSQCA

Chairman

2.

Section Officer, MoST

Member

 

3.

Director of the concerned center, PSQCA

Member

4

Secretary of the Authority

Member/ Secretary

 

In absence of D.D.G.(F), the Secretary, PSQCA will act as Chairman of the Departmental Selection/ Promotion Committee.

(c)

Composition of "Departmental Selection and Promotion Committee" for BPS-17 to BPS-18:

 

1.

Director Genera, PSQCA

Chairman

2.

Section Officer, MoST

Member

 

3.

Deputy Director General (Finance), PSQCA

Member

4

Director of the concerned center, PSQCA

Member

 

5.

Secretary of the concerned center, PSQCA

Member

(d)

Composition of "Departmental Selection and Promotion Committee" for BPS-19:

1.

Director General, PSQCA

Chairman

2.

Deputy Secretary, MOST

Member

3.

Secretary of the Authority

Member/ Secretary

(e)

The appointment to posts BPS-20 to BPS -21 shall be made as per procedure circulated by Establishment Division vide O.M No. 6/4/96-R.3 dated 13-06-2002 and amended from time to time.

(2)     Appointment to the posts shall be made in accordance with per cent share allocated to promotion and initial appointment as respectively specified against the posts in corresponding columns (3) and (4) of the schedule.

(3)     For the purpose of maintaining accurate share of posts allocated to promotion and initial appointment, there shall be maintained a roaster showing complete account of vacancies in various posts.

(4)     In case of a tie, while calculating share in allocating a vacancy in a post to promotion and initial appointment, preference shall be given to promotion by debiting its account with the points in excess of the quota and crediting account of initial appointment with the deficient points.

Illustration.—When a vacancy in the post of Director General (BPS-21) is proposed to be allocated either to promotion or initial appointment respectively in its share of 50% : 50% and prior to this allocation both the accounts thereof have zero balance, share after application of the said quota against each account comes to 0.50 denoting half post which is impracticable, in such a case, the existing vacancy shall be allocated first to promotion debiting its account by 0.50 points giving its balance as -0.50 and crediting account of initial appointment by 0.50 points giving its balance as + 0.50.

5.  Conditions for appointment by promotion.—(1) A person specified in column (5) of the schedule who fulfils the conditions specified in corresponding column (6) thereof shall be eligible for promotion to the post specified in corresponding column (2) thereof.

(2)  Promotion to the posts in BPS -1 to 19 shall be made on the basis of seniority-cum-fitness and in all other cases on the basis of seniority-cum-selection.

(4)  Where a person has rendered service in BPS -16 and below, one-half of his service in BPS -16 and one-fourth of his service in BPS -15 and below shall be counted as service BPS -17 exclusively for the purpose of his promotion or, as the case may be initial appointment in the Authority.

(5)  Where no person is found eligible for promotion to a vacant post, reserved for promotion and the appointing authority considers it expedient to fill it, such post may be filled by initial appointment and failing that by transfer:

6.       Conditions for initial appointment.—(1) A person who possesses minimum qualification specified in column (7) of the schedule, having minimum experience specified in corresponding column (8) thereof and is within maximum age-limit specified in corresponding column (9) thereof shall be eligible for consideration for initial appointment to a post specified in corresponding column (2) thereof.

(2)  Where no person is found eligible for initial appointment to a vacant post, reserved therefore and the appointing authority considers it expedient to fill it, such post may be filled by promotion and failing that by transfer.

7.       Conditions for appointment by transfer.—(1) Where it is expedient to fill a vacant post by transfer, it may be filled from amongst persons, holding an equivalent post in the Federal Government, a Provincial Government or any organization, body or authority under their administrative control, who possesses the qualification and experience prescribed in the schedule for initial appointment to the vacant post.

(2)  Appointment by transfer to a post shall be made, from amongst a panel of at least three persons, by the appointing authority on recommendation of the appropriate promotion and selection committee.

Schedules see on Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-II, 18th June, 2013 at page 1761-1774.