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Pakistan Govt. mulls changing Civil Service & Bureaucratic Strucutre

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    Pakistan Govt. mulls changing Civil Service & Bureaucratic Structure

    Pakistan mulls revision of civil servants’ retirement age as on performance based like Military

    All civil servants retire at 60 regardless of their performance in their respective departments.


    Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Ministry of Finance to find ways to revise service structure of civil servants by increasing retirement age of competent officials and an early retirement of dead wood.

    According to current service structure, the superannuation age of Pakistani civil servants is 60 years old and it is believed that there is a room for enhancing the retirement age by at least three years with an average life expectancy of 69 years in the country, Xinhua news agency reported citing the local media on Friday (June 14).

    All civil servants retire at 60 regardless of their performance in their respective departments, unlike the country's armed forces where an officer or soldier has to retire if he fails to get promotion, based on performance.

    Khan wants the Ministry to evaluate legal, financial and administrative implications of increasing the age of retirement and early retirement after due consultation with concerned departments, the Express Tribune reported.

    The Prime Minister's new plan can transform bureaucratic structure of Pakistan, but at the same time, the proposal of an early retirement of dead wood is likely to face criticism from the powerful bureaucracy and their supporters in opposition parties which may lead to failure of the revision.

    A change in retirement age limit would require an amendment in the Civil Service Act in the Constitution and the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government led by Khan does not have majority in the upper house of the Parliament to get any bill passed.

    The idea of restructuring the civil service was initially floated by the Task Force on Institutional Reforms, working under the Prime Minister, as they believe that there is a need to increase the superannuation age as the minimum age to enter civil service has been increased from 28 years to 30 years by the previous government.

    The opponents of the increase in superannuation age said that the move would increase unemployment in the country due to growing young population, the report said.

    It is not for the first time that a government has proposed increase the retirement age in the country. Earlier, Pakistan Peoples Party government also reviewed the possibility but eventually dropped the plan.

    https://www.khaleejtimes.com/international/pakistan/pakistan-to-change-retirement-age-of-employees
     
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    Well, It should be in fact lowered because that's one of the ways to get rid of these crooks and let the fresh blood enter the system. Pakistan is no Europe where the population growth rate is low and old people are in large numbers with high life expectancy.
     
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    How long before people cry political intent and take the government to court?

    The elitist government and her policies are perplexing, unstable and do not provide conditions of business on any level imaginable. These elitists are too distant to ground realities suffering their countries and are nothing but despots doing foreign bidding in Pakistan.

    Sadly with such a charged political atmosphere anyone even criticizing out of genuine concern is abused and harassed on all spheres of the society. Sadly fascism has taken a deep root in Pakistan owing to massive injustice the population faces by policymakers and parliament.
     
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    Increasing returement age to 63 will save KP government 23 billion each year , report said. I hope it is a short term thing. Once we get a stable economy that no more depend on chinese loans and KSA money in 5-6 years, it better be reversed.
     
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    No, the old corrupt bureaucrats will continue and they will keep damaging the country through corruption and mismanagement while we need young & fresh people and this way IK will reduce the opportunities for the youth. It is totally contrary to IK's philosophy.
     
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    But a necessity for now
     
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    So Babu, give us your proposal to reform the Civil Service!
     
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    What does Babu means?
     
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    An office worker. More of a colloquial term for Government office worker. The guy probably reads a bit too much of Indian media. jk
     
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    lol