The Federal Public Services Commission (FPSC) is an agency of Government of Pakistan which is responsible for recruiting civil servants along with bureaucrats in the Government of Pakistan. The agency was set up for the first time in British colonial rule in 1926. The commission was established in Pakistan after independence in 1947 under the provision of Government of Pakistan Act.
Presently, the commission is functioning under the article 242 of the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The commission has been given both administrative and financial anatomy so as to perform its functions independently.
1. COMPOSITION AND CONDITION OF SERVICE
According to Regulations, 1978, the president ought to make the following regulations in accordance to powers conferred by sub section (2) of section 3 of the FPSC Ordinance, 1977 (XLV of 1977).
Short title: – The regulation may be called the Federal Public Service Commission.
Definitions: – here, 'Commission' refers to the FPSC. 'Member' refers to any partaker of the commission.
The commission is composed of a chairman and not more than eleven members. Any increase of member is solely done by the president. All members of the commission are paid as an admissible government servant. Keep in mind that serving government servant is promoted to a higher grade after his appointment. After retirement, he or she is awarded a retirement program. The members are awarded allowances such as senior post allowance, entertainment allowance, local compensatory allowance, conveyance allowance among others. In addition, the workers are allowed leaves in accordance with the act of government servants of the corresponding grade. It is worth noting that no member is attached any pension.
The term of the office of the members is as follows: –
A member of the commission is allowed to hold office for a fixed term from the date which enters to the time fixed and shall not be eligible for re-appointment
A member may resign his office by writing. It ought to be addressed to the president.
3. PROTECTION OF SERVICE OF THE COMMISSION
The Commission may work without the interference of the Government or any other pressure, as Member of the Commission can not be removed from his office without the advice of the Supreme Judicial Council of Pakistan, which consists of;
i) Chief Justice of Pakistan
ii) Two next most senior Judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
iii) Two senior most Chief Justice of High court, (Section 6 of FPSC Ordinance, 1977 & article 209 of the Constitution).
In view of above protection, a Member of the Commission can, therefore, work without any pressure.