N.-W.F.P. Civil Services (Secretariat Group) Rules 1997

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NORTH‑WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE PROVINCIAL CIVIL SERVICE (SECRETARIAT GROUP) RULES, 1997

[26th June, 1997]

No. SORIV(S&GAD)3‑7/95.Vo1.II, dated 26‑6‑1997.‑‑In exercise of the powers conferred by section 26 of the North‑West Frontier Province Civil Servants Act, 1973 (N.‑W.F.P. Act XVIII of 1973), the Governor of the North West Frontier Province is pleased to make the following rules, namely:‑‑

1. Short title and commencement.‑‑(1) These rules may be called the, North West Frontier Province Provincial Civil Service (Secretariat Group) Rules, 1997.

(2) They shall come into force at once.

2 Definition.‑‑In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say:‑‑

(a) "Appointing Authority" means the authority specified in column 3 against serial No.l of the Table in rule 4 of the North‑West Frontier Province Civil Servants (Appointment, Promotion and Transfer) Rules, 1989;

(b) "Attached Department" means a Department defined in rule 2 (b) of the North‑West Frontier Province Government Rules of Business. 1985;

(c) "Commission" means the North‑West Frontier Province Public Service Commission;

(d) "Government" means the Government of the North‑West Frontier Province;

(e) "Governor" means the Governor of the North‑West Frontier Province;

(t) "Initial recruitment" means appointment made otherwise than by promotion or transfer;

(g) "recognised University" means any University incorporated by law in Pakistan or any other University which may be declared as recognised by Government

(h) "post" means a post specified in the Schedule appended to these rules ;

(i) "Schedule" means the Schedule appended to these rules at Appendix "A" to be revised from time to time;

(j) "Secretariat" means the North‑West Frontier Province Civil Secretariat, as defined in rule 2 (r) of the North‑West Frontier Province Government Rules of Business, 1985 ;

(k) "service" means the North‑West Frontier Province Provincial Civil Service (Secretariat Group);

(l) "share" means the share of the Officers of the service in the posts as allocated under these rules; and

(m) "Province" means the North‑West Frontier Province.

PART II‑‑RECRUITMENT

3. Number and Nature of Posts.‑‑The service shall comprise‑‑

(a) 80% of the total number of posts of Section Officers in the Secretariat ; and ,

(b) various other posts in B‑17 to B‑21 as per share allocated under rule 6 of these rules.

**4. Appointing Authority.‑‑**Appointment to the service shall be made by the authority as specified in rule 2 (a).

5. Method of Recruitment.‑‑The members of the service shall be recruited in BPS‑17 as per following method:‑‑

(i) 50% of posts in B‑17 shall be filled by initial recruitment based on the result of a Competitive Examination to be held by the Commission for this purpose in accordance with Appendix B to these rules ; and

(ii) the remaining 50% of the posts in B‑17 shall be filled in by promotion on the basis of seniority‑cum‑fitness from amongst the Superintendents and private Secretaries who have undergone a training course of nine (9) weeks at the Provincial Management Academy/Provincial Staff Training Institute.

Note.‑‑A common seniority list shall be maintained of the Superintendents and Private Secretaries for the purpose of promotion to the posts of Section Officers.

6. Share of the service in Schedule Posts.‑‑(1) The share of Provincial Officers in Schedule posts in various grades shall be distributed between Provincial Civil Service (Secretariat Group) and Provincial Civil Service (Executive Group) at the ratio worked out on the basis of their cadre strength i.e. the total sanctioned posts of Section Officers and Extra‑Assistant Commissioners respectively (less 10% of the Secretariat Posts in B‑18 and above which shall be reserved for the Officers of the Technical Departments on tenure basis) as may be revised from time to time.

(2) For the purpose of sub‑rule (1) above, the number of posts falling to the share of Provincial Officers shall be worked out at the following ratio:‑‑ .

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | BPS/Grade of the Posts Share of Provincial Officers ' --------------------------------------------------------- 21 35 % 20 40% 19 50% 18 60 % 17 75% |

7. Age.‑‑(1) No person shall be appointed to the service by initial recruitment in PBS‑17 who is less than twenty‑one years or more than twenty eight years of age; provided that in the case of persons serving in connection with the affairs of the Federation (on regular basis) who are domiciled in the Province and the persons serving in connection with the affairs of the province (on regular basis), with at least three (3) years' service as such of the upper age limit shall be 35 years:

(2), The age shall be reckoned from the 1st January of the year in which the Competitive Examination is proposed to be held by the Commission.

8. Qualification.‑‑(1) No person shall be appointed to, the service by initial recruitment unless he is a Graduate from a recognised University.

(2) No person, not already in Government service, shall be appointed to the service unless he produces a Certificate of character from the Head of Academic Institution last attended, and also certificate of character 60m two other responsible persons, not being his relatives, who are well acquainted with his character and antecedents.

PART III ‑‑PROMOTION

9. Promotion.-‑The appointments against various posts in BPS‑18 and above shall‑be made by way of promotion as per following manner:‑‑

(a) To ensure minimum possible standards, the promotion to the posts in 13=18 as worked out under rule 6(1) shall be made on the basis of seniority/fitness from amongst the members of the service, holding posts in BPS-17 who have successfully completed the prescribed training course at the Provincial Academy for Management and have passed the 'prescribed departmental examination, if any, and have completed the minimum length of service in B‑17 as notified by Government from time to time.

(b) Promotion to the posts in 13‑19 20 and 21 shall be math on the basis of seniority/fitness from amongst the officers holding posts in BPS‑18, 19 and 20 respectively who have completed the minimum length of service as prescribed by Government:

10. Repeal.‑‑The West Pakistan Secretariat (Section Officer) Service Rules, 1952 and the West Pakistan Deputy Secretaries Recruitment Rules, 1963 are hereby repealed.

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