THE PAKISTAN WAPDA COMMON CADRE ADMINISTRATIVE
POSTS SERVICE RULES, 1980
No. S/O(R) 80/936-1535, dated 30 January, 1980.— In exercise of the powers conferred by section 18 of the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority Act, 1958 (West Pakistan Act No. XXXI of 1958), the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority is pleased to make the following rules regulating the procedure for recruitment to the Pakistan Wapda Common Cadre Administrator Service, namely:–
1. Short title and commencement.—(a) These Rules may be called “The Pakistan WAPDA Common Cadre Administrative Posts Services Rules, 1980.”
(b) These Rules shall come into force at once
2. Extent of application. — Unless otherwise decided by the Authority at any time by general or special order, these Rules shall apply to all officers of the Service in NPS-17, 18 & 19 who opt for these rules, under Rule 6 except “Deputationists”.
3. Definitions.— In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say:–—
(a) “Appointing authority” means the authority specified in Rule 5 competent to make appointment to a post in the Service by initial recruitment or by transfer or by promotion, as specified in column 5 of the Appendix to those Rules, or as may be prescribed by the Authority by a general or special order from time to time.
(b) “Authority” means the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority;
(c) “Cadre Strength” means the strength of the Service as hereinafter described or part of the Service sanctioned as a separate unit, from time to time, within the Common Cadre Administrative Posts Service.
(d) “Common Cadre” means cadre comprising the Administrative posts in NPS-17 and above sanctioned for Common Services. Water and Power Wings of the Authority.
(e) “Initial Recruitment” means appointment made otherwise than by promotion or transfer from another Service/Department/posts;
(f) “Post” means a post as specified in column 2 of the Appendix to these Rules, or such post(s) as may be added to the said Appendix by an order, in writing, issued by the Authority;
(g) “Probation” means the period for which an employee is placed on trial in a vacancy on initial recruitment or on promotion;
(h) “Secretariat” means that part of the Authority office which is headed by the Secretary Wapda.
(i) “Selection Board” in relation to filling the vacancies in the various potss included in the Service means the Selection Board as specified in column 5 of the Appendix to these Rules.
(j) “Service” means the Pakistan Wapda Common Cadre Administrative Posts Service.
(k) “University” “Board” or “Institution” means any University, Board or Institution established by law in Pakistan or any other University, Board or Institution declared by the Authority or the Government of Pakistan to be recognized University, Board of Institution for the purpose of these Rules.
4. Constitution and Composition of the Service.— (a) The service shall comprise the posts specified in column 2 of the Appendix to these Rules and such other posts in the Common Cadre Administrative Posts Service as may be specified by the Authority, by a general or special order from time to time
(b) The service shall consist of only the Common Cadre Administrative Posts in the following branches:–
(1) Common Services.
(2) Water Wing.
(3) Power Wing.
5. Appointing authority.— Appointment to the posts in the cadre in the service shall be made by the appointing authority as specified in column 5 of the Appendix to these Rules
6. Option.— (a) Officers in NPS Nos. 17, 18 and 19 working on administrative posts, such as, Section Officers, Junior Officers (Admn), Deputy Directors, Senior Officers (Admn), and Deputy Secretaries working in Wapda Secretariat, in Water and Power Wings may exercise option for these Rules within a period of six months from the date of publication of these Rules. The option will be communicated in writing to the Head of the Division concerned as well as to the appointing authority in case where the Head of the Division is not the appointing authority and the option once exercised shall be final. Those officers who fail to exercise option within the stipulated period shall be deemed to have opted for the Pakistan Wapda Common Cadre Administrative Posts Service Rules, 1980.
(b) The terms of service of those who were governed by the rules in force uptil now, will be governed by these Rules unless they opt otherwise.
7. Method of recruitment.— Subject to the provisions of Rules 5 and 8 of these Rules, the method of recruitment to the posts included in the Service shall be as indicated in column 4 of the Appendix to these Rules.
Note:— Upper age limit of 28 years is relaxable upto 35 years in case of employees of Government/Autonomous/Semi Autonomous Bodies or candidates with higher post graduate qualification or experience with the prior approval of Managing Director/Member concerned in each case. Relaxation in age beyond 35 years will rest with the authority.
8. Qualifications.— except as otherwise decided by the Authority, by general or special order:–
(a) No person shall be appointed to any post in the Service by initial recruitment, unless be possess the qualifications and experience prescribed for the post in column 3 of the Appendix to these Rules.
(b) No person, not already in the service of the Authority, shall be appointed to a post in the Service unless he has satisfied the appointing authority with regard to his character and antecedents and has furnished a certificate of Pakistanis Citizenship from the authority competent to issue such certificates in the appropriate form.
(c) No person, not already in the service of the Authority, shall be appointed to the Service unless he produces certificates of character from the Head of the Academic Institute last attended by him, and also certificates of character from any two of the following, not being his relatives, who are well-acquainted with his character and antecedents:–
(1) A Member of the Senate/National/Provincial Assembly.
(2) A Magistrate of the First Class.
(3) A Government Officer in NPS 18 or above.
(4) An Employer of a Corporation of Semi-Autonomous Body holding a post in NPS 18 or above.
(d) No person, not already in the service of the Authority, shall be appointed to a post in the Service unless he gives a written declaration to the effect that he has not previously been convicted by a Court of Law, for an offence involving moral turpitude, or screened out, or dismissed or removed from the Service of Government (Provincial or Central), Wapda or any other Government Corporation, or Semi-Autonomous Body, as a result of disciplinary action or criminal proceedings against him. If such a declaration is subsequently found to be false, then, notwithstanding anything contained in these Rules, his services shall be liable to be terminated forthwith, without notice.
(e) No person, not already in the service of the Authority, shall be appointed the Service unless he is declared medically fit by a Medical Officer of the Authority or where there is no Medical Officer of the Authority, by a Government Medical Officer.
9. Probation.— (a) A person initially recruited to a post in the Service shall remain on probation for a period of one year, in the first instance.
(b) If the work or conduct of a person appointed to a post in the Service by initial recruitment during the period of probation is found to be unsatisfactory the appointing authority may, notwithstanding that the period of probation has not yet expired, dispense with his services without giving him any notice to that effect.
(c) On completion of the period of probation of person the appointing authority, subject to the provisions of sub-rule (d) below may, (1) declare him ‘Regular’ in his appointment with effect from the date of his initial appointment to the Service or may, (2) extend the period of probation by a period not exceeding two years in all, including the initial period of probation, and during or on the expiry of such period, pass such orders as it could have passed during or on the expiry of the initial period of probation.
Explanation I.—If no orders have been passed by the day following the completion of the initial period of probation, the initial period of probation shall be deemed to have been extended.
Explanation II. – If no order shave been passed by the day on which the maximum period of the probation expires, the probationer shall, subject to the provision of sub-rule (d) below, be deemed to have been declared ‘Regular’ in his appointment to the Service with effect from the date on which the period of probation was last extended or may be deemed to have been extended.
(d) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (c) above, no person shall be declared or be deemed to have been declared ‘Regular’ in his appointment unless he successfully completes such training and passes such departmental examinations as may be prescribed by the Authority, as a condition precedent to declaring him ‘Regular’ in his post.
10. Seniority.— Unless otherwise decided by the Authority, at any time by general or special order, the seniority of the members of the service in the various pots of each cadre, shall be determined as under:–
(a) In the case of persons appointed by initial recruitment, in accordance with the order of merit assigned to them by the appointing authority at the time of making selection or if no such order has been drawn up, in accordance with the dates of their firs entry into the cadre provided that where the date of entry into the cadre of two or more persons is the same, the person order in age shall rank senior to the person younger in age.
Note-I. Where two or more persons are placed equal in the order of merit, the person older in age shall rank senior to the person younger in age.
Note-II. A person selected for appointment to a post in the Service, in an earlier selection at a particular station, shall rank senior to a person selected for the post in a later selection at the same station, but will not be considered senior to other persons selected at another station in the same “selection tour”.
(b) In the case of persons promoted from a lower post to the next higher post in the Service in accordance with the dates of their continuous appointment to the higher post in the Service.
Provided that where the order of promotion of two or more persons is issued by the appointing authority on the same date, their seniority inter se in the higher post in the Service shall be determined in accordance with the order of seniority they held in the lower post in the Service from which they are promoted.
Explanation-I.—A person holding a lower post in the Service, when promoted temporarily (promoted until further order) to a higher post in the Service, shall not be considered in the fixation of seniority in the higher post, as senior to a person otherwise senior to him in the lower post.
Explanation-II.—A person holding a lower post in the Service, when promoted on regular basis to a higher post in the Service by superseding a person otherwise seniority to him in the lower post, shall, subject to the note under this explanation, be considered as senior for fixation of seniority in the higher post, even though the person otherwise senior to him in the lower post in also subsequently promoted to a higher post.
Note. A junior person shall be deemed to have superseded a senior person only when both the junior and the senior persons were considered for promotion to a higher post simultaneously and the junior person was promoted to the higher post in preference to the senior person.
(c) Subject to the above, the seniority inter se of the members of the service appointed by initial recruitment vis-à-vis those appointed otherwise than by initial recruitment shall be determined with reference to the dates of their continuous appointment to a post in the Service, provide that if the date of continuous appointment to the post of two or more members of the Service is the same, the members of the Service appointed otherwise than by initial recruitment shall rank senior to the members of the Service appointed by initial recruitment.
11. Change in place of service, appointment, designation, responsibilities or duties, deputation outside Authority.— Notwithstanding anything contained in these Rules, or in any other general or special order of the Authority, the whole time of a member of the Service shall be at the disposal of the Authority, the whole time of a member of the Service shall be at the disposal of the Authority and he shall be liable to serve the Authority anywhere in Pakistan, in any capacity, or by any designation and with such duties or responsibility as the Authority may decide, from time to time, provided, however, that he shall not be made to suffer in basic pay or status.
(L/M No.S/DD (R)/07452/832/2532, dated 12.1.1982).— A member of the Service shall also be liable to serve anywhere in Pakistan, in any post under Federal Government, or Provincial Government or local Authority or a Corporation or a body set up or established by any such Government, if so ordered by the Authority, by general or special order.
Provided that where a member of the service is required to serve outside the Authority, his terms and conditions of service as to his pay shall not be less favourable than those to which he would have been entitled if he had not been so required to serve.
12. Termination of service, retirement and resignation.— (1) The services of the Member of the Service may be terminated without notice, on the abolition of a post, or a reduction in the number of posts in a cadre or grade. The whose services are terminated shall be the one who is most junior in such cadre or grade.
(2) A member of the Service shall hold office until he attains the age of superannuation, unless he is sooner retired under the Pakistan Wapda (Retirement from Service) Rules, 1979, or is dismissed, or removed, or retired from service in consequence of award of punishment under the Pakistan WAPDA (E & D) Rules, or is removed, or retired from service under any other law inforce, or on acceptance of resignation by the competent authority.
13. Punishment and appeal.— In matters relating to discipline, punishment and appeals, etc. members of the Service shall be governed by relevant E&D Rules, orders or instructions, as have been prescribed or may from time to time be prescribed by the Authority.
14. General.— In all matters not expressly provided for in these Rules a member of the Service shall be governed by such Rules, orders or instructions as have been prescribed, or may, from time to time, be prescribed or issued by the Authority.
15. Amendment or relaxation.— The Authority shall have the powers to amend, modify substitute, add or relax any or all these Rules, or any orders or instructions issued thereunder.
16. Interpretation.— These Rules shall be interpreted by the Authority whose interpretation shall be final and binding upon all members of the Service
17. Delegation.— The Authority may delegate all or any of its powers under these Rules to any officer subordinate to it.
18. Repeal.— Any order, instructions, rules already issued by the Authority in pursuance of Section 18 of the Act in respect of matters connected with these Rules which are inconsistent with any of these rules shall be deemed to have been rescinded, to the extent of such inconsistency, from the date of promulgation of these Rules.
The separate cadres of Section Officers, Junior Officers (Admn), Senior Officers (Admn), Deputy Directors (Admn) and Deputy Secretaries in the Water Wing, Power Wing and Secretariat and S&GA previously sanctioned would stand abolished with the promulgation of these Rules.