ISLAMABAD - The federal government has sought nominations of officers for Senior Management Course from all provinces, ministries and departments.

The federal government has declared all training courses mandatory for promotion, therefore, the controlling ministries, divisions, departments and governments should relieve the officers .

According to the Establishment Division’s notification, the 23rd Senior SMC will start from February 26, 2018 at the National Management College, Lahore and National Institute of Management , Islamabad, Karachi and Peshawar respectively. It said that panel of BS-19 or equivalent Officers belonging to various occupational groups/services, including ex-cadre officers of ministries/divisions/departments/sub-ordinate offices/ autonomous/semi-autonomous bodies/provincial governments/Government of AJ&K may be forwarded to this division latest by 05-01-2018.

It said that this division will finalise nominations of officers belonging to PAS, PSP, and Secretariat Group. The nominations received directly from the departments/ autonomous organisations etc would not be entertained.

The criteria should strictly be observed while nominating the officers , including officer(s) is in BS-19 or equivalent on regular basis, officer(s) is/are in the promotion zone and the officer(s) may be considered in order of seniority in their respective cadres, the officers otherwise senior to them must not be ignored and the officers , who are on deputation in international organisations may not be nominated.

Similarly, the officers posted in Pakistan’s mission abroad, except those belonging to Foreign Service of Pakistan, may also not be nominated and the overall quantified score of PERs should be 75.

It also said the Officer is selected for mandatory training declines to proceed on the training for two consecutive training course, then he/ she would forfeit the right to be considered for promotion, provided that the Prime Minister may dispense with this provision (in any case) in the public interest.

It mentioned that the course will be fully residential. The course fee is Rs2,50,000/- per participant which covers the boarding and lodging expenses at the National Management College Lahore and National Institute of Management Islamabad, Karachi and Peshawar, Hostel and expenses on mandatory inland study tour.

The Establishment Division will make payment of course fee in respect of the officers of all occupational groups/services. However, the fee in respect of officers belonging to the other services / groups, including ex-cadre officers of federal government/of officers provincial governments and autonomous bodies/corporations etc will be paid by the concerned ministries/divisions/provincial governments/autonomous bodies/corporations.