Govt introduces new promotion criteria for senior bureaucrats
ISLAMABAD: The federal government has introduced new marking system for promotion of senior bureaucrats to higher grades.
Under the new promotion system, the Central Selection Board (CSB) and Departmental Selection Board (DSB) have been given more discretionary powers to upgrade the bureaucrats on the basis of better service record.
The chairman of the Federal Public Service Commission is head of the CSB, while it comprises two parliamentarians, secretaries of the cabinet and establishment divisions, provincial chief secretaries, representatives of the federal governments in provinces and secretaries of the relevant ministries.
On Dec 3, the establishment division following approval of the prime minister notified in an official gazette the Civil Servants Promotion (BPS-18 to BPS-21) Rules, 2019.
According to the fresh rules, the bureaucrats of 18 Basic Pay Scale (BPS) will require 60 aggregate marks of efficiency index, BPS-19 bureaucrats will require 65 marks, BPS-20 will need 70 and BPS- 21 will have to get 75 marks to be eligible for promotion. 40 percent of the marks would be given on the basis of annual confidential reports, 30 percent on the basis of courses and 30 percent marks would be given by CSB and DSB after evaluation.
Here’s the link to the new promotion policy.
In the end of November, the federal government had issued orders for the appointment, promotion and transfer of 44 officers in Islamabad and 90 officers in Punjab.
The massive reshuffling had taken place after Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his disappointment over the performance of the provincial bureaucracy and directed the government to remove the officer from his seat who put hurdle in the good governance.
The federal government had promoted Zahida Perveen as Federal Secretary Information and Broadcasting in grade BS-22 with immediate effect. According to a notification issued by Establishment Division, Zahida Perveen was earlier posted as Additional Secretary Information and Broadcasting in grade BS-21.