ISLAMABAD – The High Powered Selection Board (HPSB) is likely to meet next week and Establishment Division has also finalised panels of Grade-21 officers of different services groups in this regard.
According to the officials, the Establishment Division has intimated the Prime Minister Office about the complete preparation of Board meeting. They said that most probably PM would summon the Board meeting next week. They mentioned that board meeting was scheduled in mid of May under the chair of Prime Minister Imran Khan but delayed due to increase in cases of COVID-19 and Eid-ul-Fitr holidays. They said that transfer of outgoing Secretary Establishment Division Dr. Ijaz Munir was also one the reasons in delay of board meeting.
The officials said different sections of the Establishment Division had completed lists of Grade-21 officers of different services groups in first week of May which would be presented by Secretary Establishment in the meeting of the HPSB to review performance of the officers. They said new Secretary Establishment Division had resumed the office last week and was waiting the PM Office signal to arrange the meeting of HPSB. Secretary Cabinet Division, Secretary to PM and Special Assistant to PM Shahzad Arbab would also attend the meeting.
Senior officers of the Establishment Division have appreciated the government for arranging two board’s meeting as per rules in a year. They said the previous government had arranged only five to six meetings of HPSB in five years tenure.
In October last, PM had approved promotions of 13 officers of different services groups in Grade-22. According to the services rules, the meeting of HPSB should be held after every six months.