An early retirement policy has been introduced for all government employees. It has been decided in principle to implement the Civil Service (Compulsory Retirement Service) Rule 2020, under which it has been decided to dismiss employees in government departments from three categories of premature retirement. The government plan to lay off 100,000 government employees.
Sources said that under the Federal Government’s Public Service Rules 2020, it has been decided to force a large number of employees and officers in government departments to retire and send them home. Two separate committees have been formed for up to 19 employees and officers. The plan is to lay off employees from Grade 1 to Grade 17, Grade 17 to Grade 20 and then from Grade 20 to Grade 22 at the age of 58.
Sources said that the committee members have been given a target of two months to prepare a list of various department including Federal Department of Railway, WAPDA, SuiGas and PIA. It has been decided to file charges of incompetence, including indulged corruption and abuse of power and thus a large number of government employees will be laid off.