FPSC is Failing to Deliver Quality Civil Servants: Senate

The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) is producing below average civil servants who have proved to be complete disappointment despite making their way into elite permanent bureaucratic authority, said the lawmakers in Senate of Pakistan.

Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani announced to form a committee comprising eight members – 4 each from both treasury and opposition – in consultation with the opposition leader and leader of the house in Senate that will give its recommendations how to regain the lost glory of civil service.

Taking part in a debate on FPSC Annual Report for 2015, the senators said that all the 12 directorates, especially Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS), Foreign Service of Pakistan, Police Service of Pakistan and the Customs, have lost their glory due to poor selection as not a single young bureaucrat who is supposed to be the brightest of the country, is capable enough to carry forward the legacy of his predecessors who had left their mark.

They also strongly recommended to immediately stopping hiring of politically well-connected retired military generals and bureaucrats who make their way to FPSC after their retirement from government service, adding these are the retired baboos who have destroyed the Commission just for the sake of perks and privileges.

In an obvious reference to Nargis Sethi, a retired bureaucrat who is now member FPSC after her retirement, Seher Kamran of PPP said that some pensioned bureaucrats are also running their academies for CSS aspirants, and they must not be allowed to run such centres.

Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, who had taught the Foreign Service officers, seemed completely heartbroken, saying the same curriculum which he used to teach some 35 years back is still taught to the newly appointed officers.

“The world has changed altogether but we are still stuck where we started off some over four decades back, which is the reason the new officers are unable to come up to our expectations,” he regretted.

Senator Shibli Faraz, the son of a renowned poet Ahmed Faraz, said thanks to his great father who asked him not to join the civil service after a panel of selection committee led by a pensioned army general asked him the name of Thailand ’s capital.

“This was the level of the interview from civil servants who are supposed to represent your country at international level,” he added.

Senator Taj Haider of PPP proposed to change the pattern of training being imparted to newly appointed CSS officers at Civil Service Academy (CSA), Lahore . He said that the new officers are told the very first day of their training at the academy that they are the rules and the rest of the people are ‘cattle and goats, who should be treated the way they deserve.’


  • FPSC K Paper NTS Se Zaida Mushkil hote hai :
    CSS Karne Wale Real Ko Jagah Nahi Milti Paise Khila Kar Minister K Jaan Pehchaan Wale CSS PASS Kar Lete hai

  • Fakhre Alam

    Alarming:
    He said that the new officers are told the very first day of their training at the academy that they are the rules and the rest of the people are ‘cattle and goats, who should be treated the way they deserve.’

    • naughtycat39

      nothing like that is said. It’s quite the opposite. don’t fall prey to hearsay.

  • Shahid

    Signs are ominous yet again. Fearing a change in policy when only 4 months are remaining in 2018 exams. I will bang my head in a wall if they are going to turn all things upside down at this stage, when serious aspirants are 70 percent through their preparation. Allah mian ap he sahara ho.

  • Muzamil Sarfraz

    what have assemblies produced asif zardari ? nawaz sharif ? ishaq dar the most maligned people of pakistan as the head of the state ? what a shame these assemblies have brought upon pakistan and they are the reason of all this incompetence. Prime ministers, Cheif minister serving thieves like nawaz sharif and zardari that is the competence of these assemblies why should they point to others

    • Roheel

      Agreed whole heartedly. What assemblies have produced uptill now. Assemblies themselve failed to protect them from killers, robbers, theives, mafias and corrupt ellite. Now these corrupt will decide how FPSC have to make its hiring policy for induction of quality CSp officers.

  • Ali

    “Senator Shibli Faraz, the son of a renowned poet Ahmed Faraz, said thanks to his great father who asked him not to join the civil service after a panel of selection committee led by a pensioned army general asked him the name of Thailand ’s capital.”

    Exactly. They actually check the “Ratta”, and not the intelligence. That’s why we have bunch of illiterate and arrogant civil servants. Stupid trainers fill their mind the very first day that you are superior than others while we expect them to work for the welfare of public. Instead of training them how to run a institution for welfare of public, the trainers are teaching them how to eat, how to NOT touch the gravy while eating Rpti, how to dress, how to sit and how to talk rudely to common man.