Officers facing NAB cases will get no promotion, says Shafqat

Govt announces Civil Services Reforms: Minister says no proposal to cut retirement age under consideration

By: News Desk      Published: 04:44 PM, 20 Jan, 2021
Officers facing NAB cases will get no promotion, says Shafqat

Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood has said that the federal cabinet took six decisions as part of Civil Services Reforms and announced if there is an inquiry against a government officer by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) that civil servant will not get any promotion, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Shafqat Mehmood said it has been decided to forward promotion cases of government officials’ pending for more than three years to the board.

Addressing a press conference at Press Information Department in Islamabad on Wednesday, Shafqat said these steps were aimed at improving institutional reforms. Shafqat said officers who will commit corruption and go for plea-bargain will automatically be retired.

He acknowledged that the burden of pensions is increasing on the budget and clarified, “no proposal to reduce retirement age is being considered.” However, suggestions on pension reforms are under consideration, the minister further said.

“If there is a complaint against someone, he has to answer within 14 days and the inquiry committee will complete the inquiry within 60 days and submit a report within 30 days. A government officer who commits embezzlement and returns, he will also be punished and in place of six or over inquiries, there will be one inquiry against that accused,” Shafqat explained. 

It has been decided as per the rotation policy no officer will remain in a province for more than 10 years and will be bound to do service for two years in Hard Areas. 

The federal government also decided that the Establishment Davison can also conduct inquiries against officers posted in the provinces. “If there will be three complaints against a government officer he will be considered as retired also,” Shafqat said.

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