Chief Secretary Punjab

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Chief Secretary Punjab
Coat of arms of Punjab.svg
Reports to Chief Minister of Punjab
Seat Lahore
Appointer Prime Minister of Pakistan
Website Government of Punjab

The Chief Secretary Punjab, also referred to as CS Punjab, is the bureaucratic chief and highest-ranking official of the Government of Punjab, Pakistan. The appointment of the Chief Secretary is made directly by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The position of Chief Secretary is equivalent to the rank of Federal Secretary and the position holder usually belongs to the Pakistan Administrative Service. [1]

Government of Punjab, Pakistan

The Government of the Punjab, a provincial government in the federal structure of Pakistan, is based in Lahore, the capital of the Punjab Province.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Leader of the executive branch of the Government of Pakistan

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Federal Secretary Secretary to the Government of Pakistan

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The Chief Secretary is the province's administrative boss as all administrative secretaries report to him. The CS in turn reports to the Chief Minister of Punjab, however the Chief Secretary is not under the charge of the Chief Minister as only the Prime Minister can appoint or remove the CS from his position. The Chief Secretary also serves as the Chief Advisor to the Chief Minister and as Secretary to the provincial Cabinet. [2]

List of chief secretaries

The following table lists down the names of chief secretaries that have remained in office since December 2003.

No.Name of Chief SecretaryEntered OfficeLeft Office
1Kamran RasoolDecember 2003October 2005
2Salman SiddiqueOctober 2005March 2008
3Javed MehmoodMarch 2008February 2009
4Najibullah MalikFebruary 2009April 2009
5Javed MehmoodApril 2009February 2010
6 Nasir Mahmood Khosa February 2010April 2013
7Javed IqbalApril 2013October 2013
8Naveed Akram CheemaOctober 2013January 2015
9Khizar Hayat GondalJanuary 2015April 2016
10Zahid SaeedApril 2016June 2018
11Akbar Hussain DurraniJune 2018October 2018
12Yousuf Naseem KhokharOctober 2018Incumbent

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Pakistan Administrative Service

The Pakistan Administrative Service, or PAS is the most elite and prestigious cadre of the Civil Service of Pakistan. The Pakistan Administrative Service over the years has emerged as the most consolidated and developed civil institution, with the senior PAS officers of Grade 22 often seen as stronger than the government ministers. The service of PAS is very versatile in nature and officers are assigned to different departments all across Pakistan during the course of their careers. Almost all of the country's highest profile bureaucratic positions such as the federal secretaries, the provincial chief secretaries, and chairmen of top-heavy organisations like the National Highway Authority, Trading Corporation of Pakistan, Federal Board of Revenue and State Life Insurance Corporation usually belong to the elite Pakistan Administrative Service. Currently Rabiya Javeri Agha serves as the first female president of the Pakistan Administrative Services.

Establishment Secretary of Pakistan

The Establishment Secretary of Pakistan is the Federal Secretary for the Establishment Division and is in charge of the country's civil service. Transfers, postings as well as promotions of civil servants come under the domain of the Establishment Secretary. The position holder is a BPS-22 grade officer, usually belonging to the Pakistan Administrative Service. The Establishment Secretary reports directly to the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The current Establishment Secretary is Ijaz Munir.

Cabinet Secretary of Pakistan

The Cabinet Secretary of Pakistan is the Federal Secretary to the Cabinet of Pakistan. The Cabinet Secretary serves as the administrative head of the Cabinet Division, providing policy advice to the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Usually the senior-most BPS-22 grade officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service is appointed to this post. The Cabinet Secretary reports directly to the Prime Minister.

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References

  1. "Provincial Departments - Punjab Portal". www.punjab.gov.pk.
  2. "Several bureaucrats in race to become CS". www.thenews.com.pk.