The federal government has decided to further ‘empower’ the Central Selection Board-I (CSB-I) and enhance its influence in selecting top bureaucrats of the country.
A policy in this regard is being reviewed by the Establishment Division and a meeting has been called on Monday.
On the other hand, a senior officer privy to the development said the board’s powers were being reviewed and it would be allocated additional discretionary marks to increase its weightage in the process of selecting candidates.
The total marks, 100, accorded in the review process are currently broken down between the Annual Confidential Reports (ACRs), which account for 70 marks; training at the National Institute of Management and under the National Management Course, which account for 15 marks; and the CSB-I, which has 15 marks at its disposal; with overriding five marks for each candidate.
The marks awarded by it could increase to at least 30 or at most 40, making CSB-I the “most powerful” selection board in the country.