The institutional reforms committee of the federal cabinet has decided to allow bureaucrats to get appointed to the MP-I scale at least once in their careers without resigning.
Until now, bureaucrats were required to resign from government service first in order to apply to vacant positions of the MP-I scale.
According to details, bureaucrats will be appointed to the MP-I scale for a maximum of 5 years and will receive a monthly salary of Rs. 0.8 million along with other perks.
In June last year, the institutional reforms committee had allowed appointing professionals and technocrats to MP scales.
The initial appointment to MP scales had been fixed for a period of 3 years with an option to extend for additional 2 years subject to satisfactory performance and evaluation.
The maximum age limit for the vacant positions of MP-I, MP-II, and MP-III scales had also been reduced to 62 years.