Election Commission of Pakistan bans recruitments in Federal Government, provincial and local government departments

Election Commission of Pakistan bans recruitments in Federal Government, provincial and local government departments

 

Islamabad, February 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): No. F.8(12)/2012-Cord.— WHEREAS the Minster for Law and Justice, through his letter, dated 29-01-2013 has sought review of the Directive, dated 22-01-2013 issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), whereby the ECP was pleased to direct as under:

a. “That all kinds of recruitments in any ministry, division, department or institution of the Federal Government or any department or institution of any provincial and local governments is banned forthwith except recruitments by the federal or provincial public service Commission.”

b. “That diversion of funds already allocated to various development projects in the country is banned forthwith and the spending of funds so diverted shall stand frozen forthwith.”

AND WHEREAS the above letter and other similar requests from various Ministries / Divisions / departments were considered by the ECP in its meeting held on 06-02-2013;

AND WHEREAS after detailed deliberations, the ECP resolved that the ban on all kinds of recruitments and diversion of funds, as reproduced above, will continue. It was further resolved that some of the requests for grant of permission to make recruitments in relaxation of ban were genuine and required sympathetic consideration;

AND WHEREAS some misperceptions about the above referred Directive require clarification;

NOW THEREFORE, in exercise of its powers conferred upon it under Article 218 (3) of the Constitution and all other powers enabling it in that behalf, theCommission directs as under:

Recruitments:

i. All vacancies which were advertised on or before 31st August, 2012 are outside the purview of the afore-referred Directive and may be filled in.

ii. All appointments shall be made strictly in accordance with the rules applicable to such appointments and purely on merit.

iii. The institutions established under the Constitution are exempted from the ban on recruitments.

iv. Requests from Ministries/Divisions/Departments or Institutions of the Federal Government or any department or institution of any Provincial or Local Government including Health and Education Department will be considered on case to case basis by ECP.

Diversion of funds:

i. The development projects already in progress may continue without interruption where no diversion of funds is required.

ii. Requests from foreign donors’ to divert funds from one project to another will be considered by ECP on case to case basis.

iii. Diversion of funds in respect of projects of strategic importance will also be considered by ECP on case to case basis.

iv. No funds will be diverted from an ongoing project to a new or existing development project in any constituency.

For more information, contact:
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)
Election Commission of Pakistan Secretariat
Election House, Constitution Avenue G-5/2,
Islamabad
Tel: +9251 920 1975, +9251 920 6062
Fax: +9251 920 5402, +9251 920 5300

 
 
 

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