ISLAMABAD:  The Cabinet Implementation Committee (CiC) for Re-organizing the Federal Government has directed the Finance Division to abolish all posts that have remained vacant for more than one year in BPS 01-16 in all Ministries, Divisions and Executive Departments.

It has been stated that number of the employees in Federal Government has increased consistently during the last decade and due to this the annual salary bill has increased by three folds and pension bill is becoming unmanageable.

Further, the structure of the Federal Government is lopsided with 95% employees in Grades 1-16 consuming 65% of the salary bill.

It may be added here that it has already been desired by the Prime Minister’s Office and World Bank that governance apparatus may be right sized and smart and unnecessary expenditure be curtailed.

The matter has been examined in Finance Division, which is of the opinion that the decision of abolition of vacant posts in BS 1-16 is a new policy recommendation. The recommendations of Cabinet Implementation Committee are required to be submitted to the Federal Cabinet for approval, after seeking permission of the Prime Minister.

The recommendations unless approved by the Federal Cabinet shall have no legal backing.

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