ISLAMABAD  - The Establishment Division has started working on Central Selection Board of promotion of grades 18, 19 and 20. The board meeting will be held in the first week of the May after 14 months, The Nation has learnt.

The Establishment Division has issued the notification of Central Selection Board from May 5 to 8. The board will also meet on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at PM House. The last meeting of the Board was held in February 2014.

A well placed source in Establishment Division informed this scribe that it was clearly mentioned that the meeting of Central Selection Board should be held after every six months under the service rules. He said that several posts of grade 19, 20 and 21 were vacant in all occupational groups of services. He said that the promotion of officers of grade 19, 20 and 21 were pending for the last two years.

A senior official of Establishment Division told The Nation that the Division was vigorously working on files of hundred of officers. He said that the meeting of Board will be attended by Secretary Cabinet, Secretaries Establishment Division and Secretary to PM.