ISLAMABAD - The Establishment Division has failed to finalize minutes of the Central Selection Board meeting, which was held last week, The Nation has learnt.

The CSB meeting was held from January 9 to January 12 and the huddle reviewed promotion cases of more than 600 officers of grade-19 and grade-20.

On December 29, 2017, the Establishment Division issued a notification about the CSB meeting stating: “A meeting of the Central Selection Board to consider the promotion cases of officers from BS-19 to BS-20 and BS-20 to BS-21 of all groups/services and ex-cadres posts will be held from 9th to 12th January 2018 in Committee Room of the Establishment Division with the Chairman FPSC/CSB in the chair.”

The notification further said that Amir Haider Hoti Khan, member of National Assembly, Senator Saud Majeed, Dr Muhammad Saqib Aziz, Secretary Postal Services Division, Amjad Ali Khan Secretary (retd), Mehr Khaliq Dad Lak, Joint Director General, Intelligence Bureau Islamabad, Aamir Ashraf Khawaja, Naveed Kamran Baloch Secretary National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Muhammad Hashim Popalzai, Secretary Ministry of Overseas Pakistan and Human Resource Development, Co-opted members for PSP items including IGP Punjab, Sheikh Nasim uz Zaman, Commandant National Police Academy and Shaukat Hayat, IGP Motorway and National Highway will be members of the CSB meeting.

Talking to The Nation, a senior official said that the Establishment Division should have prepared the minutes of the meeting by the end of this week and forward the cases to the prime minister for a final approval. He said that the PM Office will also take two to three weeks to review the CSB recommendations. He said that the PM Office took almost two months for giving a final approval to CSB earlier recommendations and referred back to the CSB cases of 380 officers.

He said that more than 400 officers were awaiting promotions and the Establishment Division should move the CSB minutes to the PM Office without wasting time.