Senator Rana Maqbool Ahmad, Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat presiding over a Meeting of the Committee at Parliament House Islamabad 

Islamabad, October 05, 2022 (PPI-OT):Meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat was held here Parliament House on Wednesday with Senator Rana Maqbool Ahmad in Chair. The senate body was apprised by establishment division with respect to requirements and syllabus for Section Officers Promotional Examination.

Senator Muhammad, mover of the matter, remarked that number of attempts for appearing in exams shall be extended because the applicants are government servants and it is evidently difficult for them to prepare for exams with their jobs. Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah opined that the subject ‘USA History’ has no relevancy with contemporary Pakistan Political history and scenario and it shall not be included in syllabus.

However, Rana Maqbool Ahmad suggested that the subject related to Behavioural Practice of Senior and Juniors Officers shall made part of course. The Chair with assent of majority of members recommended the establishment division to extend the number of attempts for appearing in Section Officers Promotional Examination from three to five. However, Senator Saadia Abbasi expressed dissent on it.

Senator Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah informed that the women, civic bodies and retired Parliamentarians have no representation in Board of FPSC and there is a dire need to review the Federal Services Act. Senator Rana Maqbool Ahmad asked the former to submit recommendations before the committee in this regard.

Furthermore, the committee discussed the matter regarding the regularization of daily wages staff of National Institute of Management (NIM). DG NIM told the committee that the total of 132 employees has qualified the basic requirements and consequently their services have been regularized. The Chair advised that services of all employees except those accused of gross misconduct shall be regularized.

In addition, senate body decided to conduct exclusive session to review and discuss the report titled “Institutional Reforms in Federal Government 2018 to 2021” by Dr Ishrat Hussain. The meeting was attended by Senator Saifullah Sarwar Khan Nyazee, Senator Khalida Ateeb, Senator Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah, Syed Moula Bux Chandio, Senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Senator Engr. Rukhsana Zuberi, Senator Saadia Abbasi, Senator Muhammad Akram, Secretary Establishment Division Inam Ullah Dharijo, Secretary FPSC Syed Hasnain Mehdi, DG National Institute of Management Dr. Tariq and other concerned officers were also in attendance.

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