The federal authorities, beneath the civil service reforms, has decreased the cadre energy of Pakistan administrative officers within the provinces from 1,725 to 1,121.
In accordance with a notification, the adjustments have been made within the cadre schedule of Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) preserving in view its unwieldy energy, and bringing it in keeping with the accessible officers.
In 1993, put up sharing components was determined between the Federation and the provinces and the chances therein have been utilized to full cadre and energy of the provinces.
Their software of percentages to the overall variety of posts intimated by the provinces took the sanctioned seats of PAS to virtually 1,739 within the provinces. Nonetheless, the precise variety of officers accessible for posting to provinces was not adequate and there was a persistent scarcity of PAS officers.
To beat the shortages, an train was began in 2019 to determine the posts the place PAS officers haven’t been posted traditionally however such posts have been getting used for calculation of cadre energy of the PAS.
After identification of such posts, in session with provinces, it was determined that these posts must be subtracted for the aim of software of percentages determined beneath the 1993 components.
After deduction of the variety of seats the place PAS officers have been by no means posted, the put up sharing components was utilized on the remaining seats which introduced down the cadre energy of posts in provinces to 1,061 from 1,739 in BS-17 to BS-20.
The rationalisation of cadre energy has served two functions. On the one hand, it would scale back the scarcity of PAS officers in provinces, whereas on the opposite, it has given the provinces a leverage of 678 posts, deducted from PAS cadre, which will be utilised for promotions of provincial service officers.
Additional, along with the above 678 seats, the federal authorities has determined to induct 51 BS-19 officers of Provincial Administration Companies (PMS) and Provincial Civil Companies (PCS) into PAS towards the cadre energy of service within the Federal Secretariat.
In summation, virtually 729 posts of PAS cadre have been opened for promotions and induction of PMS/PCS officers of all provinces.