ISLAMABAD Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on civil service matter of the Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA) till June 22 and summoned Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Advocate General and the Attorney General of Pakistan. A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday and Justice Ghulam Rabbani is hearing the FATA civil service petition. Some 23 government employees of BPS-16, 17 and 18, who were rendered surplus after the dissolution of FATA Development Corporation, were accommodated in different federal departments, but they were not allowed deputation allowance moved the court for relief. They were uncertain as which law applied on them, whether Federal Civil Servant or Provincial Civil Servant. They were getting salaries from Auditor General of Pakistan for the last 20 years. The court has decided whether Civil Service Act 1973 or Presidential Order 30, 1972 under Article 247 be extended to the area and inquired if those laws did not apply on them, which law was applicable. The Chief Justice said that if Electorate Laws of the federal government applied in FATA why the Service Law were applicable there. Justice Ramday giving suggestion to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa counsel said the provincial government should help the employees in the province and FATA. He remarked First step for justice should be taken in the lawyer chamber and it was the responsibility of lawyers to assist the court. The federal employees work on deputation in the provinces then the provincial laws apply on them. Justice Iftikhar said that the benefit of Constitution provision was to provide maximum benefits so that they had trust in the institutions. Iftikhar Gilani, counsel for the employees, said after the judgement of the apex court, hundreds of employees of the federal government working in FATA would be benefited.