Government of the Pakistan, Cabinet Secretariat, Establishment Division has issued Notification No. S.R.O.572(I)/2009 dated 16th June 2009 in connection with Seniority of Civil Servants Appointed in the same calendar Year.
According to this Notification, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the civil servants acts 1973 (LXXI of 1973), read with Notification No. S.R.O. 120(I)/98 dated 27-02-1998, the prime minister is pleased to direct that the following further amendment shall be made in Civil Servants (Seniority) Rules 1993, namely:
“6. Inter se Seniority of civil servants appointed in the same calendar year:- Civil Servants appointed by promotion, Transfer or Initial Appointment to a service, cadre or post shall take seniority from the date of their regular appointment to that service, cadre or post.
Provided that the provisions of this rule shall not in any manner effect or impair the rights of the existing incumbents.
Note: Before the amendment of this rule the same was in the shape as mentioned below:
6. Inter se seniority of civil servants appointed in the same calendar year.–
Persons appointed by transfer in a particular calendar year shall, as a class, be Senior to those appointed by promotion or by initial appointment to such posts in that year, and persons promoted to higher posts in a particular calendar year shall, as a class, be senior to those appointed by initial appointment to such posts in that year.
According to the present amendment the employees’ seniority will be counted from the date of their regular appointment at a particular scale. In the same way the employee who were promoted in a particular calendar year were senior to those who were freshly appointed to that post even the promotion was held on 31st December and fresh appointment on 1st January in the same year.
It is a good decision by the Government for the fresh appointed in connection with their seniority. Special Thanks to Mr. Muhammad Arshad.