OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS

The competitive examination shall be conducted by the Commission in respect of the Occupational Groups and Services consisting of:- 

1: Police Services of Pakistan (PSP): 

Police is the function of that branch of the administrative machinery of government which is charged with the preservation of public order and tranquility, the promotion of the public health, safety, and morals, and the prevention, detection, and punishment of crimes. 

In Pakistan Police officers are selected on the rank of ASP (Assistant Superintendent of Police) through CSS and then promoted to SP, SSP, DIG, Additional IG and IG.

Police is carried out by several federal and provincial police agencies. The four provinces and the Islamabad Capital Territory each have a civilian police force with jurisdiction extending only to the relevant province or territory.

2: Pakistan Administrative Services (PAS)

Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) was previously known as the District Management Group (DMG).

The starting point for the PAS officers at the district level is the position of Assistant Commissioner of a subdivision. They are entrusted with general management, administration of the State land, revenue matters, coordination between the governments departments and (except in Punjab and Sind) law and order. 

The prospects for promotion are very high and the promotion of the PAS officers is very rapid as compared to other occupational groups.

3: Foreign Services of Pakistan (FSP): 

Foreign Service of Pakistan was formally created in October 1952, after having been an improvised organization since the creation of Pakistan. The Foreign Policy of Pakistan is based on country’s commitment to regional and global peace and security.

After the initial training period, junior officers join the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad and serve as Assistant Directors in the political, administrative or protocol wings. The hierarchy at the Ministry comprises of five stages: 

1) Section Officer 

2) Director 

3) Director General 

4) Additional Foreign Secretary 

5) Foreign Secretary 

Junior officers begin their diplomatic careers abroad as either Third Secretary or Vice Consuls. The hierarchies in Pakistan Embassies/High Commissions/Permanent Missions/Consulates abroad comprise six stages: 

1) Third Secretary or Vice Consul 

2) Second Secretary 

3) First Secretary or Consul 

4) Counselor 

5) Minister or Consul General 

6) Ambassador/High Commissioner/Permanent Representative 

4 : Pakistan Customs Services (PCS):

Pakistan Customs is the guardian of Pakistan’s borders against movement of contra band goods and is a facilitator of bona fide trade. Pakistan Customs is manned by officers from the Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) which has been one of the premier occupational group amongst Pakistan’s civil services. Previously known as the “Customs & Excise group”, it was re-classified as Pakistan Customs Service in November 2010, when the responsibility of Sales Tax & Federal Excise was taken away and a new occupational service developed to collect Sales Tax, Federal Excise and Income Tax namely Inland Revenue Service (IRS)

After CSS officers are appointed on 17th scale on the post of Assistant collector on the post of Assistant collector. 

5:  Commerce & Trade Group (PCG): 

The officers of Commerce and Trade are entrusted with the responsibility of trade promotion, facilitation, regulation and development through different organizations and Pakistan’s commercial missions abroad. The total number of officers in the group is 266. 

The officers of Commerce and Trade Group are posted mainly in Ministry of Commerce and its attach departments which include Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development (PITAD), Directorate General of Trade Organizations (DGTO), Trade Corporation of Pakistan (TCP), National Tariff Commission (NTC) and different insurance organizations. Moreover, their services are also requested by the ministries dealing with trade and economy such as Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Textile, Ministry of Investment, and Economic Affairs Division and so on. 

6: Income Tax group (ITG): 

Income Tax Department is the wing of the Revenue Division (CBR) dealing with the collection of direct taxes, i.e. Income Tax and Wealth Tax. Very few people know about the specialized nature of the income tax work and the dedication and the hard work it demands. Revenue collection is, by its very nature, an important job and with the ever diminishing foreign aid, the importance of tax collection is now being appreciated by everyone. 

Already there are indications that the Income Tax Group has moved up to number 2 or 3 in the priority list of the candidates aspiring to enter the prestigious civil service of Pakistan. 

7: Information Group (IG) 

the Information Group plays a vital role in national image building within and abroad. On completion of specialized training, these officers are posted in (1) Press Information Department (PID) (2) External Publicity Wing (EP Wing) (3) Internal Publicity Wing (4) ABC (5) Directorate of Films and Publications (DFP), (6) Cyber Wing etc. in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. 

8:. Railways (Commercial & Transport) Group (RCTG) 

Pakistan Railways is a national state-owned rail transport service of Pakistan, head-quartered in Lahore. It is commonly referred to as the “life line of the country”, by aiding in large-scale movement of people and freight throughout Pakistan. 

After completion of CTP officers go to Pakistan Railway Academy Walton Lahore where they have to complete departmental training. The Academy is headed by a Director General, assisted by Joint Directors heading each of the Engineering disciplines viz, Civil, Mechanical Engineering, Signaling Telecommunications, Electrical/Electronics and the Traffic (Operations and Commercial) Departments. 

9 : Postal Group (PG) 

Pakistan Post Office is one of the oldest government departments in the Sub-Continent. In addition to its traditional role, the Pakistan Post also performs agency functions on behalf of Federal and Provincial governments, which include Savings Bank, Postal Life Insurance, Collection of Taxes, Collection of Electricity, Water, Sui Gas and Telephone bills.

After completion of CTP you will undergo Postal Training at Islamabad Postal Staff College and then after training you will be posted as Divisional Superintendent Post Offices (DSPO) BS 18. 

Ranks of Postal group are: 

Director General BS 21 

POSTMASTER GENERAL BS 20 

Deputy POSTMASTER GENERAL BS 19 

Divisional Superintendent Post Offices BS 17 

10: Office Management Group (OMG): 

The officers of the OMG function in the Federal Secretariat at the level of Section Officers (BPS-17 & 18) and are also posted on deputation or to provincial governments, attached/subordinate departments, authorities/corporations, District Governments etc. up to the level of BPS-18. The entire cadre of OMG in BPS-19 is elevated/merged into the Secretariat Group (SG), a specialized group consisting of officers of all occupational groups according to an allocated share. They are then posted at senior levels in the federal and provincial secretariats and elsewhere in any government organization/body as part of All Pakistan Unified Group (APUG). 

11:  Military Lands and Cantonment group (MLCG) 

Cantonments in Pakistan are permanent military stationed areas, which are administered by Cantonment Boards under the control of the Military Lands & Cantonments Department (MLCD), Ministry of Defense, and Government of Pakistan. 17 – 19 Grade Officers are posted as CEOs (Cantt Executive Officers) and MEOs (Military Estate officer).

In small stations like Risalpur, Mangla, Kharian, Havelian BS-17 officers are usually posted. BS-18 officers are posted to Gujranwala, Sargodha, Hyderabad, and Abbottabad or as Additional CEO in big cities. 19 grade officers are posted as CEOs and MEOs at Peshawar, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Karachi and Quetta. 

12:  Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service (PAAS): 

The SAI Pakistan carries out the audit activities in accordance with the INTOSAI auditing standards and international best practices. About 1500 qualified officers assist the Auditor General in the discharge of his responsibilities. The SAI Pakistan is an equal opportunity employer. 

The Auditor General’s organization is the prime institution in the country for ensuring public accountability and fiscal transparency in governmental operations. The organization is expected to bring about improvements in the financial discipline and internal control environment in the executive departments for minimizing the possibility of waste and fraud.