Civil Servants (Third Amendment) Ordinance 2001

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(An Ordinance further to amend the Civil Servants Act, 1973)

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part I,

7th November, 2001]

F. No. 2(1)/2001-Pub.---The following Ordinance promulgated by the President is hereby published for general information:

Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Civil Servants Act, 1973 (LXXI of 1973), for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

And whereas the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;

Now, therefore, in pursuance of the Proclamation of Emergency of the Fourteenth day of October, 1999, and the Provisional Constitution Order No.1 of 1999, read with the Provisional Constitution (Amendment) Order No.9 of 1999, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:---

1. Short title and commencement.---(1) This Ordinance may be called the Civil Servants (Amendment) Ordinance, 2001.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

**2. Insertion of new sections 23A and 23B Act LXXI of 1973.---**In the Civil Servants Act, 1973 (LXXI of 1973), after section 23, the following new sections shall be inserted, namely:--

"23A. ++Indemnity.++---No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against a civil servant for anything done in his official capacity which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or the rules, instructions or directions made or issued thereunder.

23B. ++Jurisdiction barred.++---Save as provided under this Act and the Service Tribunals Act, 1973 (LXX of 1973), or the rules made thereunder, no order made or proceedings taken under this Act, or the rules made thereunder by the President or any officer authorized by him shall be called in question in any Court and no injunction shall be granted by any Court in respect of any decision made, or proceedings taken in pursuance of any power conferred by, or under, this Act or the rules made thereunder.".


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