Federal babus occupying 680 provincial posts

Provincial civil servants wary of govt over unfulfilled promise

By: News Desk      Published: 03:37 PM, 17 Sep, 2020
Federal babus occupying 680 provincial posts

As the bureaucrats from the federal civil service manage to occupy top slots in provinces too, the officials from the provincial civil services from across Pakistan are unhappy with the Centre for not fulfilling the promise made earlier, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

The reason behind this is the appointment of these officials – like from the Pakistan Administrative Service formerly known as District Management Group (DMG) – on 680 provincial posts.

In this connection, the All Pakistan Provincial Civil Services Association (APPCSA) – a representative body of provincial bureaucrats who are the members of Provincial Management Service (PMS) in their respective provinces – wrote 11 letters to the prime minister but did not receive any reply to none of these.

These officials are of the view that they were assured that the 680 posts in question would be denotified by July 20 but no progress has been made on the issue so far. 

And this resentment is natural as it was supposed that the above-mentioned posts would be made available to the PMS and other technical officers after the denotification process.

24NewsHD has obtained the letters written to the prime minister. The PMS Officers Association Punjab is a party this issue.

Urging the prime minister to take notice of the matter, it is mentioned in these letters that some officials are ignoring the recommendations made by Dr Ishrat Hussain for reforms in civil service.

Dr Ishrat is heading the government panel formed to propose changes in the bureaucratic structure in different respects – from induction and training to promotion and salaries/pensions.