PM approves additional posts on cadre of secretariat group

10:54 PM | 9 Sep, 2020
PM approves additional posts on cadre of secretariat group

ISLAMABAD - In order to boost the promotion prospects of Secretariat Group, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday approved 65 additional posts on the cadre of Secretariat Group including 15 posts for BS-21, 29 posts for BS-20 and 44 posts for BS-19.

As the promotions of Secretariat Group had come to a standstill since 2015, this amendment in the relevant rules will enhance the promotion prospects of Secretariat Group significantly, a press release issued by the PM Media Office said.

Civil Service of Pakistan (Composition & Cadre) Rules, 1954 provided for induction of PCS/PMS officers in Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) after requisite amendments in 2014.

The Prime Minister has directed that the said Rules may be placed before the Federal Cabinet for its approval.

The amendment/approval will provide opportunity to eligible PCS/PMS officers to be inducted in PAS on the same lines as was being done in Police Service of Pakistan and Office Management Group.

This step was likely to strengthen the Federation as provincial officers will now also form part of an All Pakistan Service and would serve the entire length and breadth of the country.

The Prime Minister has also approved the appointments of technically qualified and experienced persons from the open market based on the needs of various Ministries/Divisions in BS-19 and BS-20, on contract basis, in Federal Secretariat against the share of PAS.

The proposal will not affect the cadre strength of any occupational group and will bring in the much needed technical resource in the policy-making of Federal Government from the private sector.

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) - Pakistan's Premier News Agency


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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