ISLAMABAD: 500 officers of various service groups have been promoted in grade 20 and 21. The CSB’s recommendations were forwarded to the PM two months ago.
Establishment Division issued the notifications of more than 350 officers of different services groups and ex-cadres to grade 20 and 150 officers to grade 21 with new assignments.
The three-day marathon meeting of Central Selection Board (CSB) was held in the mid of December last year under the chair of Chairman Federal Public Service Commission. CSB had gone through the promotion cases of more than 700 officers of different services groups and ex-cadres of Grade-19 and grade-20 and it recommended promotions of more than 500 officers, and in the second week of January and sent minutes of the board meeting to PM House for formal approval.
According to sources, Prime Minister office has held back promotions of more than 500 officers to Grade-20 and Grade-21 due to poor intelligence reports of a few officers. They said that the PM Nawaz Sharif carried the minutes of meeting of CSB during his last visit of Turkey last week and reviewed the recommendations of CSB .
They Said that the PM had given the approval of the promotions of officers to next grades just after completion of his visit. PM office had sent the PM formal approval to Establishment Division with advice to issue the notifications of promoted officers immediately.
They said that the Establishment Division called its relevant officers on Saturday evening who were already stand-by in this regard.
According to the notifications, 11 officers o grade 20 of Secretyarite group have been promoted to grade 21 and 17 officers grade 19 of same group have been promoted to grade 20.
14 officers of grade 20 of Police Service of Pakistan have been promoted to grade 21 and 27 officers of grade 19 of PSP have also been promoted to next grade.
Similarly, the 31 officers of grade 20 of Pakistan Administarive Service have been promoted to grade 21 as well as 40 officers of grade 19 of PAS have been promoted to grade 20.
Six officers of grade 20 of Pakistan Foreign Srevice have been promted to grade 21 and 12 officers of garde-19 of same group have also been promoted to next grade. The 13 officers of grade 20 of Pakistan Inland Revue Service and 52 officers of grade 19 of same group have been promoted to next grades.
PM had also approved the promotions of 37 officers of Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service to grade 20 and 21.
It is pertinently mention here that the meeting of CSB should be held after every six months under the law but the last meeting of CSB was held after 21 months.