PPSC ensures fair, merit-based, speedy system: Sajjad Akram

Lahore—Chairman Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) Lt Gen (R) Sajjad Akram HI (M) has said that PPSC has ensured a system which is fair, free, merit-based and expeditious with the sole aim to promote excellence and professionalism through right selection.
Talking to media on Sunday, he said the commission had recommended suitable and the best candidates for recruitment to different provincial departments maintaining merit, transparency and fairness which are hallmarks of the PPSC since its inception in 1937.
The Chairman PPSC said that many policies had been adopted to ensure speedy disposal of requisitions, recruitment process, new facilities for candidates and SoPs regarding efficiency and performance since he assumed charge in July 2014.
About the speedy disposal of requisitions, the Chairman PPSC said the time-span from requisition to recommendation for a post by the PPSC has been reduced to mere 91 days in the year 2015 under him while, previously, the minimum time period was 280 days.
Claiming the year 2015 as a record-breaking year in PPSC history, he said the year 2015 had been a record-breaking year vis-à-vis number of requisitions, applications, interviews and selection of candidates in a 10-year comparison, adding that some
426 requisitions were processed for 12,275 vacancies, 7,91,216 applications were received, 34,452 candidates interviewed and 10,349 candidates recommended during the year 2015 despite shortage of staff as on average 10 members out of a total of 16 could be available uptil October 2015.—APP

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