If you want to know about what is FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (FPSC) and How FPSC Institute contribute and work in Pakistan? So in this article I will tell you about FPSC and how you can set out your career with it step by step.
Federal Public Service Commission Post Contains
- Functions of the Commission
- Composition of the Commission
- CSS Results
- Pay/Allowances of the Members/Chairman
- Secretary of FPSC
- Officers and Staff of the Commission
- Chairman FPSC
- Wings/Departments of FPSC
- Contact FPSC
Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) of Pakistan
FPSC is abbreviation of “Federal Public Service Commission” which is a Federal Government of Pakistan institution and they are responsible for recruiting civil servants and bureaucrats in government of Pakistan. It is among the best trustworthy institutions in Pakistan and there is no reference or bribe involved in there hiring process. FPSC office is located in F-5/1 sector of Islamabad, it is near to parliament house of Pakistan, secartirate, Marriott hotel, PTV and other renowned places.
This public service commission was established in Pakistan in 1947 after the independence under the provision of Government of India act 1935, presently this commission is functioning under the article 242 of the constitution of Islamic republic of Pakistan. It was actually set up for the 1st time in in British rule time in sub-continent (British India) in 1926. This commission has been given administrative and to some extent financial autonomy to perform its functions independently.
At present, the commission is functioning under article 242 of the constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It has been provided autonomy under the Rules of Business, 1973 and FPSC Regulations, 1978 in its working. The Commission has also been given administrative as well as, to some extent, financial autonomy to perform its functions independently.
The function of this commission is to conduct tests and examinations for recruitment of persons to All Pakistan Services, the civil services of the Federation and civil posts in connection with the affairs of the Federation in basic pay scales 16 and above or equivalent.
Another function of this commission is to advise the President on matters relating to qualifications for and methods of recruitment to, services and posts. FPSC also give advice to president On the principles to be followed in making initial appointments to the services and posts and in making appointments by promotion to posts in BS- 18 and above and transfer from one service or occupational group to another and on any other matter which the President may refer to the Commission.
Federal public service Commission is consisting of a Chairman and the Members (11). The Chairman of FPSC is appointed by the President of Islamic republic of Pakistan, in his discretion which he has through Article 242 (IA) of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973. The members are appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The Commission is assisted by the Secretary who is an officer of BS-22 and he/she provides a link among the Commission (FPSC), its Secretariat and the Government Agencies.
There should be not more than 11 members present in commission at same time, numbers of members are fluctuating at if any time due to increase in work of commission or because of any other reasons if it is requiring to hire a new member, president of Pakistan on advise of Prime minister of Pakistan can appoint additional members. This appointment of additional members can be temporarily as per the requirement of the work.
FPSC recruit people through advertising the positions and conducting tests for those position. CSS is renown test in Pakistan, although it is not the official name of the test but it is commonly known as CSS (Central superior services) through this test FPSC recruits the bureaucrats who are then appointed in different departments, it is the biggest competitive exam of Pakistan. It is very tough examination and every year thousands of candidates appear in this exam having dreams in their eyes that they will clear this exam and serve Pakistan in different departments but even after they prepare very hard for this only a maximum of 5% candidates are able to pass the exam.
Below is results of last 3 years which showed how tough it is to clear this exam,
|CSS Results 2014 Candidates Applied||24,640|
|Successful male candidates||294|
|Successful female candidates||145|
|CSS Results 2013 Candidates Applied||15,998|
|Successful male candidates||172|
|Successful female candidates||66|
|CSS Results 2012 Candidates Applied||14,335|
|Successful male candidates||588|
|Successful female candidates||200|
If a serving government official is appointed as member of the federal public service commission (FPSC) he should withdraw his pay as per his pay scale from where he is deputed to FPSC. And If during the time he is serving in FPSC and get promoted in his/ her original department, he shall withdraw his pay accordingly along with the increment from the date when is applicable.
If a retired government servant is appointed as a member of this commission he shall be paid as per his last drawn salary from any government organization.
All members are entitled for all allowances to serving government officers of the corresponding grade such as senior post allowance, local compensatory allowance, entertainment allowance, conveyance allowance, travelling allowance, medical treatment etc…
Pension is not allowed for a member, a member who is a retired government servant and reemployed as a member of FPSC is not entitled for any pension or gratuity other than what if he is already taking some because of his last post from which he is retired.
Any FPSC Member who was not a Government servant nor a retired Government servant at the time of his appointment as Member will be entitled to gratuity equal to one month’s pay for each completed year of service as Member, he will get a maximum of eight months’ pay as gratuity.
President of Pakistan or any authorized person appointed by him is eligible to appoint a secretary for FPSC, he/she should appoint a person from serving government servants by consultation of chairman of FPSC. Secretary can serve for four years in FPSC after which his transfer is due however president does have rights that he/she can extend the term of secretary for as many tenure as president feels appropriate. Secretary’s retirement age should remain the same as of for the retirement age of Government servants from the service unless the president gives him/her extension to continue his service as secretary of FPSC.
The Chairman of FPSC or a person designated by him have authority to make appointments to various posts of Officers and Staff of the Commission as and when required.
Following are the number of posts and name of Posts in FPSC, 1at we start with the gazetted officers post,
S.# Post Name BPS No. of Posts
1- Secretary 21 01
2- Executive Director General 21 01
3- Director General 20 03
4- Chief Psychologist 20 01
5- Chief I.T. 20 01
6- Directors 19 09
7- Senior Psychologist 19 02
8- Educational Consultant 19 01
9- Deputy Chief I.T. 19 01
10- Deputy Directors 18 13
11- Psychologists 18 02
12- Senior Research Officers 18 01
13- System Analyst 18 01
14- Programmer 18 01
15- Database Administrator 18 01
16- Quality Assurance Officer 18 01
17- Junior Programmer 17 02
18- Website Manager 17 01
19- Network Administrator 17 01
20- Assistant Psychologist 17 04
21- Data Control Officers 17 03
22- Research Officers 17 03
23- Assistant Directors 17 35
24- Private Secretary 17 12
25- Deputy Assistant Directors 16 11
26- Assistant Librarian 16 01
27- Superintendent Record 16 01
28- System Operator 16 03
29- Computer Operator 16 01
30- Transport Officer 16 01
31- Assistant Database Administrator 16 01
32- Hardware Engineer 16 01
33- Assistant Network Administrator 16 05
34- Data Processing Assistant 16 18
Following is the list of non gazetted staff working in FPSC,
S.# Post Name BPS No. of Posts
1- Stenographer 15 30
2- Assistant in charge 15 02
3- Steno typist 12 47
4- Statt. Assistant 11 06
5- Assistant 11 64
6- Security Supervisor 11 01
7- Library Assistant 11 01
8- Draftsman 11 01
9- KPO 10 15
10- Terminal Operator 10 02
11- UDC 07 35
12- Telephone Operator 07 02
13- L.D.C. 05 61
14- Driver 04 31
15- D.R. 04 02
16- D.M.O. 04 03
17- Electrician 04 01
18- Lift Operator 03 03
19- Book Sorter 02 01
20- Daftry 02 16
21- Qasid 02 14
22- Naib Qasid 01 58
23- Frash 01 02
24- Chowkidar 01 10
25- Bus Cleaner 01 01
26- Khakroob 01 10
One can apply for the above mentioned posts if he/she have the required qualification and relevant work experience.
Chairman and Members of FPSC
Below is the list of current Chairman and Members of FPSC,
- Mr. Naveed Akram Cheema
- Mr. Amjad Nazir
- Mr. Imtiaz Hussain Kazi
- Mr. Rizwan ul Haq Mahmood
- Mr. Ahmed Bakhsh Lehri
- Mr. Akhlaq Ahmad Tarrar
- Mr. Mazhar Ali Khan
- Mrs. Nargis Sethi
- Mr. Ahmad Farooq
- Mr. Aziz Ahmed Bilour
- Mr. Haseeb Athar
Director General (Admin/C&R)
- Dr. Syed Hyder Ali
- Mr. Tahir Iqbal
- Mr. Ramiz Ahmed
Director General (Research)
- Ms Sabina Qureshi
Currently Mr. Naveed Akram Cheema is chairman of FPSC, he is very known personality in Pakistan especially in civil service/ bureaucracy. He was appointed as chairman of FPSC by president of Pakistan on September 30, 2015 before this he served Pakistan at various positions. He was manager of Pakistan cricket team before his appointment as chairman FPSC, Mr. Cheema also served as chief secretary of Punjab and he is very seasonal and experienced bureaucrat. Mr. Cheema has replaced retired Maj-Gen Niaz Muhammad Khan Khattak.
FPSC have following different departments or wings
- Information technology wing
- Legal Wing
- Psychological assessment wing
Information Technology Wing
Information Technology Wing has been providing technical backbone to automate the processes involving recruitments for various posts and conduct of Competitive Examinations. Systems in place are both department and candidate centric.
As cleared by name legal wing of FPSC is looking after the legal matters of the commission, these legal matters may be with other government organization or private organizations. This wing is also performing the following duties
If a candidate is not satisfied by any decision of the Federal Public Service Commission can within thirty days of the decision, make a representation to the Commission and the Commission shall decide the representation within fifteen days after giving the candidate a reasonable opportunity of hearing. The decision of the Commission, subject to the result of review petition, shall be final.
If candidate is not satisfied with the decision of the Commission, he/she can submit a review petition within fifteen days of the decision, submit a review petition to the Commission and the Commission shall decide the review petition within thirty days under intimation to the petitioner.
Psychological Assessment Wing
This Wing was set up in 1963. The main purpose is to assist the Commission in selection and placement of candidates for various jobs and occupations. This wing is also responsible for all technical aspects related to test construction, development etc. The objective of Psychological Assessment is to estimate candidate’s abilities and personality characteristics with special regard to their aptitude for the public services. FPSC has been using a combination of the major psychological techniques i.e. paper and pencil tests; situation tests with devised observation techniques; and psychological interview.
To contact FPSC please use the below information,
Address: F-5/1 Aga Khan road, Islamabad.
Following are the regional offices in different cities of Pakistan of FPSC,
H.M.2 Bath Island, Karachi
31-Civic Centre, Mustafa Town,
Wahdat Road, Lahore
Plot No.29, Behind Rehman Medical Complex,
Sector B-2, Phase-V, Hayatabad, Peshawar
No.758/A/A-2, Sharah Samungli,
Jinnah Town, Quetta.
House No.1, Gulsher Colony,
Eid gah Road, Konodas,
Near Sakarkovi, Opposite Amphary, Gilgit.
House No.10,Haider Street,
Shalimar Colony Multan.
Professor Co-Operative Housing Society,
Shikarpur Road, Sukkur.
House No.30, Shami Road, D.I.Khan Cantt.