BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
GILGIT: Over 700 vacant posts of service grade 17 and above would be filled through federal public service commission (FPSC).
“This will ensure transparency which we promised to,” Chief minister Hafeezur Rehman said on Tuesday.
“If we had ill-intentions, we would have formed a committee for inductions but we didn’t do that.”
He said within months, 750 positions of scale 17 and 18 would be advertised by FPSC and then test would be held accordingly.
Rehman’s comments came a day after the legislative assembly of G-B approved an amendment in G-B Public Service Commission Act, allowing federal public service commission to conduct test for the vacant posts in G-B. The amendment passed by G-B legislative assembly unanimously on Monday was tabled by parliamentary secretary on law Aurangzeb Khan advocate.
Commenting on the amended act, Aurangzeb Khan advocate said over the years FPSC refused to conduct test and interviews for G-B candidates on the grounds that G-B had its own public service commission. “This was an issue due to which several candidates in G-B got lost their upper age limit.” He said G-B public service commission act passed by the assembly in 2010 wasn’t functional and thus couldn’t conduct test and interviews for the post.
He said FPSC would do the hiring till G-B’s public service commission was fully operational.
In addition, G-B assembly also adopted a resolution seeking amendments in schedule 5 in G-B governance order 2009 for separation of G-B quota from FATA in federal government jobs.
Parliamentary secretary law while presenting the resolution said jobs in federal government are jointly advertised for G-B and FATA which go against the interest of G-B as candidates from FATA fill up most of the seats for reasons of population and better education. The house had unanimously passed the resolution.