Defence Ministry seeks induction of war-disabled officers in civil service

By
Rana Ghulam Qadir
Pakistani soldiers stand guard in Bannu, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa July 2, 2014. — Reuters
Pakistani soldiers stand guard in Bannu, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa July 2, 2014. — Reuters

  • Defence Ministry writes letter to Establishment Division.
  • Desired quota is apart from the existing 10% quota.
  • Letter seeks inclusion in various professional service groups.


ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Defence has sought an additional quota in civil service for its injured and disabled officers, according to a The News report published Saturday.  

The desired allocation is apart from the existing 10% quota for the officers of the armed forces in the civil service through the Federal Public Service Commission.

The ministry has requested in a letter written to the Establishment Division, the publication stated.

It referred to an earlier letter dated March 29, 2023, requesting that the injured military officers be inducted into the Commerce and Trade Group or the Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service.

The defence ministry said that during the last two decades, many young officers across the country have become physically disabled in the war against terrorism.

Owing to physical disability, they cannot work in the army to their full potential and due to lack of medical fitness, they cannot be inducted even in the 10% quota.

The Establishment Division has again been requested to consider the inclusion of war-disabled officers in various professional service groups including the Security Group, particularly for their posting in the Ministry of Defence.