Promotions in Bureaucracy: IHC to hear 27 petitions on Sep 27

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday adjourned a plea challenging promotions in Bureaucracy from BPS-20 to BPS-21, till September 27.

A single judge bench of Justice Aamir Farooq adjourned the 27 identical petitions moved by aggrieved officers due to shortage of time.

Additional Attorney General (AAG) Afnan Karim Kundi appeared before the court in compliance with court orders.

On previous hearing, counsel for the petitioner alleged that in last two meetings of the Central Selection Board (CSB), board promoted some juniors officers superseding senior bureaucrats.

He alleged that selection board while breaching its rules and regulations promoted some blue eyed persons, adding the authorities had a sketch in their mind to promote a specific group on impotent positions for upcoming ten years.

He was of the view that a meeting of CSB in this regard also going to be held on Friday and sought directions for CSB to avoid from superseding senior officers.

Justice Aamir Farooq remarked that the establishment division had submitted reply in another case that the meeting of CSB would be held at the end of this month and if it would be wrong then contempt of court proceedings could be initiated against the division, he maintained.