For the first time in Pakistan, special examinations will be conducted on vacant seats of Civil Superior Services (CSS) across the country.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister in Establishment, Arbab Shehzad, said this in a TV interview on Monday. He said that on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, a special exam will be conducted for recruitment on 188 vacant seats across the country.
Arbab said that the examinations for 41 seats of Sindh, 49 seats of Balochistan, 22 seats of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and 16 seats of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and newly-merged tribal districts will be taken during the month of November this year if the coronavirus situation in the country improves.
First time in the history of Pakistan:PM @ImranKhanPTI allowed a special exam of CSS to fill 188 vacant seats(49 Balochistan 41 Sindh 22 KPK 16 FATA/GB) this special exam will take place in November this year pic.twitter.com/KD61sPHj8V— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) May 4, 2020
Including minority quota, there are a total of 188 vacancies for which it has been decided to conduct special examinations to bring development in these areas.
He highlighted that matters have been finalized with the chairman of the Federal Public Service Commission and that it will be the first time in history that vacant CSS seats will be filled by a mid-term examination.
Previously, the unfulfilled seats remained vacant for the rest of the year and were added back to the provincial quotas for the next year.