The government has decided to go ahead with an in-depth analysis of the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) results data for the past three years. The government will also do a comparative analysis of the recruitment process with other developing countries.
The decision was taken in a meeting which was chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Civil Service Reforms at Prime Minister’s Office.
The Prime Minister, during the meeting, observed that there was a need to review the methodology of induction in order to address the issues resulting in low success rate in the competitive examinations.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Interior and Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal, Chairman FPSC Naveed Akram Cheema and senior officials of Planning, Establishment and Finance Divisions, said a press release.
A detailed briefing was given to the Prime Minister by Mr. Ahsan Iqbal on various proposals aimed at restructuring of the present structure of the civil service, in order to make it more vibrant, professional and capable of meeting modern day challenges.
It was decided to upgrade and elevate the National School of Public Policy to the status of National University of Public Policy and Administration for improving standards of professional training. The Prime Minister directed that the legislation process should be initiated to bring this proposal to realization.
The Prime Minister also directed the Establishment Division to review the need of reducing the number of occupational groups, as part of the Federal Civil Services in view of the reduced domain of Federal Government after the 18th Amendment.
It was also decided to continue the consultative process to review the incentive structure of the bureaucracy which is the biggest impediment in getting quality human resources in the civil services.