Punjab, Civil Servants (Amendment) Ordinance 2001

             XIV OF 2001

8th August, 2001

An  ordinance  further to amend the Punjab Civil Servants Act, 1974.

Whereas, it is expedient further to amend the Punjab Civil Servants Act, 1974 (VIII of 1974) in the manner hereinafter appearing;

 Now, therefore, pursuant to the instructions of the Chief Executive of Pakistan under Article 4 of the Provisional Constitution (Amendment) Order No. 9 of 1999 as amended by Chief Executive’s Order No. 11 of 2000, the Governor of the Punjab is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:–

1.       Short title and commencement.– (1) This Ordinance may be called the Punjab Civil Servants (Amendment) Ordinance 2001.

(2)     It shall come into force at once.

2.       Substitution of Section 12, Act VIII of 1974– In the Punjab Civil Servants Act, 1974 (VIII of 1974), for section 12 the following shall be substituted, namely:–

“12 Retirement from Service– (1) Civil Servant shall retire from service–

(i)      on such date after he has completed twenty years of service qualifying for pension or other retirement benefits as the competent authority may, in public interest, direct; or

(ii)     where no direction is given under clause (i) on the completion of the sixtieth year of this age.

(2)     No direction under clause (i) of sub-section (1) shall be made until the Civil Servant has been informed in writing of the grounds on which it is proposed to make the direction and has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the said direction.

Explanation: In this section, “competent authority” means the appointing authority prescribed in rule 6 of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appointment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1974.”

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