Ref No.(5)FGSECC/2013 Dated: 25.03.2013
Government of Pakistan
Subject: DEMANDs OF APS FOR PROMOTION AS SECTION OFFICER(O.M.G) OR EQUIVALENT POST.
With profound regards, I being the S.V.President, Welfare Association for A.P.S, P.S and Sr.P.S of All Pakistan Secretariat Employees Coordination Council and on their behalf have the honour to Appeal/request the following genuine demands for favorable consideration please.
Induction of APS & Superintendents as Section Officer (O.M.G) or Equivalent Post
In Provincial governments quota are reserved for Stenographers for Induction in the P.M.S Cadre. But in the Federal Government there Is no quota for Induction of the APS in the O.M.G Cadre. The 10% quota which is reserved for the Stenographers as Superintendent is not feasible because they are in the same scale.
“A reference is invited to the Establishment Division O.M No.61/3/50-ME dated the 30th August, 1951 which, inter-alia, lays down that a maximum of 10% of vacancies which are filled on a permanent or a quasi permanent basis in the grade of Superintendent should be reserved in each Ministry/Division/Attached Department for Stenographers. These reservation orders did not, however, apply to purely temporary vacancies. It has now been decided, in consultation with the Federal Public Service c omission that promotion of Stenographers against temporary vacancies of Superintendent in the Secretariat and its Attached Departments may also be made. In order to overcome the difficulties and complication that might arise in making adjustment against 10% agreed quota of temporary posts of Superintendents, the Ministries/Divisions/Departments should maintain a roster of vacancies for this purpose. “ [Authority O.M No.F.18(18)/70-FII dated 23rd June, 1973].
Some Departments like FBR, Staff Welfare Organization (Establishment Division), DG Audit K.P and other Departments are enjoying the said benefit.
A.P.S (Stenographers) working with BPS-20 Officers and Head of Departments have no way of promotion. Mostly APS are working in BPS-16 have no chance of promotion because BPS-17 Private Secretaries are entitled to BPS-21 and above officers.
The post of APS (Erstwhile Stenographer) has been upgraded to BPS-16 vide Finance Division O.M No.F.19(55)Legal-II/2010-1055 dated 23.12.2011 and Superintendent is also working in BPS-16, how they will get promotion benefit to next higher scale. It is requested that 10% quota may kindly be fixed for APS and 10% for Superintendents promotion to the next higher scale i.e Section Officer, BS-17 (O.M.G) or equivalent post. And Entitlement of Private Secretary B-17 may kindly be allowed to BPS-20 Officers (Heads of Attached Departments) to enable them to enjoy promotion benefit.
Re-designation of the post of Steno-typist as Junior Private Secretary.
The post of Stenographer has been re-designated as “Assistant Private Secretary” B-16 vide Finance Division O.M F.No.1(110)R-I/2012-124/13 dated 28th February 2013 while the post of Steno-typist has not been considered for re-designation as “Junior Private Secretary” B-14. The duties of APS and Steno-typists are the same as per Secretariat Instructions.
It is requested that the post of Steno-typist B-14 may kindly be re-designated as Junior Private Secretary B-14 and promotion quota may kindly be enhanced to honor the demand of the Steno-typists.
Thanking you in anticipation.
For APS,PS and SPS