What is Initial Appointment

Initial appointment to the All-Pakistan Services, the Civil Services of the Federation and posts in connection with the affairs of the Federation in basic pay scales 16 & above or equivalent, except those which under the Federal Public Service Commission (Functions) Rules, 1978, do not fall within the purview of the Commission, shall be made on the basis of tests and examinations to be conducted by the commission] : and

11. **[Initial appointments to posts in basic pay scales 1 to 15 and equivalent, shall be made on the recommendations of the Departmental Selection Committee after the vacancies have been advertised in newspapers].

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12. A candidate for initial appointment to a post must possess the educational qualifications and experience and, except as provided in the rules framed for the purpose of relaxation of age limit, must be within the age limit as laid down for the post ***[ ]:

***[Provided that unless otherwise specified in the method of appointment, qualifications and other conditions applicable to a post as laid down under sub rule (2) of rule 3, the experience prescribed for initial appointment shall be the post-qualification experience].

[12-A. Alteration in the date of birth.–The date of birth once recorded at the time of joining government service shall be final and thereafter no alteration in the date of birth of a civil servant shall be permissible].

13. A candidate for appointment shall be a citizen of Pakistan; 

@ Provided that this requirement may be relaxed with the approval of the Establishment Division:

Provided further that, in the case of candidates to be appointed on temporary basis to posts in the Pakistan Missions abroad, such relaxation shall not be accorded for a period exceeding one year at a time.

14. Vacancies in the undermentioned posts shall be filled on All Pakistan basis in accordance with the merit and provincial or regional quotas prescribed by Government from time to time:

(i) All posts in *[basic pay scales 16 and above and equivalent].

(ii) Posts in **[basic pay scales 3 to 15 and equivalent] in offices, which serve the whole of Pakistan **[:]

**[Provided that if no suitable person holding the domicile of the Province or Region to which a vacancy has been earmarked and fulfilling the prescribed qualifications is found even after the vacancy has been advertised twice, the appointing authority may fill up the vacancy on open merit on contract in the following manner, namely:-

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(i) contract appointment shall be made initially for a period of one year, and if the post falls under the purview of the Federal Public Service Commission, the Commission shall be informed about contract appointment;

(ii) if nomination is not received from the Federal Public Service Commission within one year, contract appointment may in the public interest be extended for another one year; and

(iii) the Federal Public Service Commission shall ensure that the nominations of the qualified candidates are made within a period of two years. If Federal Public Service Commission does not find a suitable candidate, it shall advise the appointing authority, for the extension in the contract].

15. Vacancies in posts in *[basic pay scales 3 to 15 and equivalent] in offices which serve only a particular province or region shall be filled by appointment of persons domiciled in the province or region concerned.

16. Vacancies in posts in *[basic pay scales 1 and 2 and equivalent] shall ordinarily be filled on local basis.

17. A candidate for appointment must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the discharge of his duties. A candidate who after such medical examination as Government may prescribe is found not to satisfy these requirements, shall not be appointed. (Ref: ESTA CODE)

What is Initial Appointment

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