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Civil Servants (Appointment, Promotion and Transfer) Rules, 1973

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 25 of the Civil Servants Act, 1973 (LXXI of 1973), the President is pleased to make the following rules, namely:­

Part I -GENERAL

1. These rules may be called the Civil Servants (Appointment, Promotion and Transfer) Rules, 1973.

2.         In these rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,­

(a)        “appointing authority”, in relation to a post means the person authorized under rule 6 to make appointment to that post;

(b)        “Selection Board” means a Board constituted by the Federal Government for the purpose of selection for promotion or transfer to posts in basic pay scales 19 to 21 and equivalent, consisting of such persons as maybe appointed by Government from time to time.

(c)        “Commission” means the Federal Public Service Commission;

(d)       “Departmental Promotion Committee” means a Committee constituted for the purpose of making selection for promotion or transfer to posts under a Ministry, Division, Department or Office of the Federal Government in basic pay scales 18 and below and equivalent; and

(e)        “Departmental Selection Committee”, means a Committee constituted for the purpose of making selection for initial appointment to posts under a Ministry, Division, Department or Office of the Federal Government in basic pay scales 1 and above other than appointments which fall within the purview of the Federal Public Service Commission under rule 3 of the Federal Public Service Commission (Functions) Rules, 1978;

(f)        [ Omitted]

 

3. (1) Appointments to posts shall be made by any of the following methods, namely:­

(a)        1[by promotion [….] in accordance with Part II of these rules;

(b)        by transfer in accordance with Part II of these rules; and

(c)        by initial appointment in accordance with Part III of these rules.]

 

1 Substituted vide SRO 742(I)/02, dt. 28.10.02.

(2) The method of appointment and the qualifications and other conditions applicable to a post shall be as laid down by the Ministry or Division concerned in consultation with the Establishment Division.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (1) or the method of appointment laid down in the recruitment rules, a person who is rendered surplus as a result of the reorganiztion or abolition of a Division, Department, Office or permanent post in pursuance of any Government decision or as a measure of economy may be appointed to a post in the basic pay scale to which he belonged, if he possesses the qualifications, and fulfills other conditions, applicable to that post.

(4)        Where a person referred to in sub-rule (3),­

(i)         possesses educational qualifications which are considered interchangeable with, or equivalent to the qualification prescribed in the relevant recruitment rules; or

(ii)        fulfills the prescribed qualifications and the conditions for initial appointment to the post in relevant rules except the condition relating to prescribed experience.

 

the appointing authority may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, relax the requirement of educational qualifications or ,as the case may be, the prescribed experience.

4. (1) In each Ministry, Division, Department or Office of the Federal Government, there shall be one or more Departmental Promotion Committees, and Departmental Selection Committees, the composition of which shall be determined by the Ministry or Division concerned in consultation with the Establishment Division.

(2) Each such Committee shall consist of at least three members one of whom shall be appointed Chairman.

5. Where an appointing authority for [posts in basic pay scales 15 and below and equivalent] does not accept the recommendation of a Departmental Selection or Departmental

Promotion Committee, it shall record reasons therefor and obtain orders of the next higher authority.

6.(1) The appointing authority specified in column (3) of the table below shall be competent to make appointment to the various posts in the basic pay scales specified in column (2) of that table.

Sl. No.

Basic pay scale of posts.

Appointing Authority

(1)

(2)

(3)

(1)

Posts in basic pay scales-20 and above or equivalent.

2[Prime Minister]

(2)

Posts in basic pay scales-17 to 19 or equivalent.

Secretary of the Ministry or Division concerned.

(3)

Posts in basic pay scale-16  or equivalent.

An officer notified by the Secretary of the Ministry or Division concerned.

(4)

Posts in basic pay scales 3 to 15 or equivalent.

An officer notified by the Secretary of the Ministry or Division concerned.

(5)

Posts in basic pay scales 1 and 2 or equivalent.

An officer notified by the Secretary of the Ministry or Division concerned.

 

3[“Provided that appointment to posts in Basic Pay Scales 20 and above or equivalent in the President’s Secretariat shall be made by the President.”.

“(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (1), the Appointing Authority specified in column (4) of the table below shall be competent to make appointments to the posts specified in column (3) of that table in the department specified in column

(2) thereof.

TABLE

S.No.

Name of Department

Basic Pay Scale of posts

Appointing Authority

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

1.

Pakistan Audit

(i)

17 to 19 or equivalent

Auditor-General of Pakistan

 

Department and Officers of Inter ­

(ii)

16 or equivalent

An officer notified by the

 

Departmental Cadre of Accounts Group.

(iii)

3 to 15 or equivalent

Auditor-General of Pakistan An officer notified by the

 

 

 

Auditor-General of Pakistan

 

2 Substituted vide SRO 01(I)/03, dt. 1.1.03 3 Added vide SRO 607(I)/02, dt..10.9.02

(iv)                                              1 to 2 or equivalent An officer notified by the Auditor-General of Pakistan.”.

2.                                                                                                  Intelligence Bureau (i) 17-19 or equivalent Director-General, Intelligence Bureau.

(ii)                                               1-16 or equivalent. Officer(s) notified by the Director-General, Intelligence Bureau.

Part II – APPOINTMENTS BY PROMOTION OR TRANSFER

1                    Promotions and transfer to posts in basic pay scales 2 to 18 and equivalent shall be made on the recommendation of the appropriate Departmental Promotion Committee and promotions and transfer to posts in basic pay scales 19 to 21 and equivalent shall be made on the recommendation of the Selection Boards.

2                    Only such persons as possess the qualifications and meet the conditions laid down for the purpose of promotion or transfer to a post shall be considered by the Departmental Promotion Committee or the Central Selection Board, as the case may be.

 

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