Eligibility for Appointment of Punjab Civil Servants

You always read the eligibility criteria contains in the advertisement of PPSC, FPSC, NTS or any other jobs. All the recruitment based on eligibility requirement. Now you can read here what is the exact eligibility criteria of Punjab civil servants.


Punjab Govt Eligibility Criteria For Appointment


(i) Article 27 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan provides that no citizen, otherwise qualified for appointment in the Service of Pakistan (which includes Federal as well as Provincial Service) shall be discriminated against in respect of any such appointment on the ground of race, religion, caste, sex, residence
or place of birth.

(ii) Article 27 (2) of the Constitution provides that the Provincial  Government may prescribe the condition of residence in the province prior to appointment against any post under the provincial Government or authority.

(iii) Rule 20 of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appointment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1974 requires that posts in connection with the affairs of the province shall be filled from persons domiciled in the province of Punjab, in accordance with merit.


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(iv) From the above provisions of Constitution/law, it is clear that all persons who are domiciled in Punjab are eligible for appointment on merit either on regular or on contract basis, against any post in any department, attached department, autonomous body, district  Government, etc., provided they are otherwise eligible i.e., they meet the criteria/requirements of qualification, experience, age limit, etc., as provided in the service rules for the post or as prescribed by the competent authority/Government.

(v) The existing regular/confirmed Government servants are eligible for appointment on contract basis and the issues regarding their lien etc., to their permanent substantive posts shall be dealt with under the provisions of this Policy.

(vi) Under Section 13(1) of the Punjab Civil Servants Act, 1974, a retired Government servant is not eligible for appointment either on regular or on contract basis. Thus all categories of retired Government servants are not eligible for initial appointment against Government posts except under the provisions of Reemployment Policy.


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The various kinds of retirement are explained as under:

(a) Retirement on attaining the age of superannuation i.e., 60  years under Section 12(1)(ii) of the Punjab Civil Servants Act, 1974.

(b) Compulsory retirement under Section 12(1) of the Act ibid after completion of 20 years service.

c) Compulsory retirement under the provisions of Punjab Civil Servants (E&D) Rules or Punjab Removal from Service (Special Powers) Ordinance, 2000.

(d) Retirement on grounds of invalidation under rule 3.3 of Punjab Civil Service Pension Rules.

(e) Optional retirement after completion of prescribed qualifying service for pension, under rule 3.5 of the Punjab Civil Service Pension Rules.

(vii) Retired armed forces personnel are eligible for appointment on contract basis on merit only at the time of making general recruitment through advertisement against civil posts, provided they are otherwise eligible for appointment, under the rules.

Eligibility for Appointment of Punjab Civil Servants

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