FPSC goes online for recruitments
Islamabad, March 02: Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) has launched online application system for all general recruitments which will be operational from April 2013 and this fast tracking system will benefit more one hundred thousand students apply for around 1000 seats annually. The online system will also be adopted for the Central Superior Services (CSS) from the next year.
Previously, FPSC usually took 10 to 12 months to complete the lengthy process and now after installation of this new online system such a lengthy process could be completed in simply three-month time.
A press release issued by the system says that all applications for general recruitment in BS-16 and above shall only be invited online through consolidated advertisement No.04/2013 (April, 2013) to be published in newspapers on the first Sunday of April, 2013 i.e. 7.4.2013. Applications on manual forms and hard copies of certificates, degrees etc. will no longer be a requirement.
FPSC press release reads, "Screening tests for general recruitment will now be conducted on bi-monthly basis. To facilitate the candidates, admission certificates for general recruitment cases shall be placed online on website of FPSC www.fpsc.gov.pk after the provisional acceptance of their candidature and candidates will be intimated about their written test through FPSC website and SMS. Candidates are therefore, advised to visit FPSC website frequently after having filed their online applications. FPSC has further decided that after acceptance of their candidatures:
(i) It will be mandatory for the candidates to bring original CNIC and down loaded admission certificates as well as original treasury receipts at the time of reporting for written test.
(ii) To determine eligibility of the candidates for posts requiring experience, the pre-selected candidates in the ratio of 1:5 for merit vacancies and 1:3 for provincial and regional quota's vacancies will be required to furnish requisite documents within 15 days of the receipt of intimation from the Commission.
(iii) Candidates called for interview will bring their original documents as well as one set of attested documents for scrutiny and record at the time of the interview.
(iv) "Candidates, whose documents are found deficient will be provisionally interviewed but will be required to provide proof of their eligibility within a period of 7 days without fail otherwise their candidature will be cancelled."
It further adds, "The online application system will offer convenience to the applicants in general recruitment cases. They will no longer be required to collect manual application forms and deposit those in the FPSC Offices. They will also not be required to furnish copies of documents at the time of online applications, which may be done on 24/7 basis rather than just within specific office timings. Online applications will have the facility of receiving instant confirmation and will be able to receive SMS intimations also. It may be pointed out that FPSC receives more than one hundred thousand (100000) applications each year for over 1000 vacancies. The launching of online application system will streamline the process, provide significant advantage and facility to the applicants and will significantly reduce processing time of cases as well". The news
6,000 laptops given to PhD, M.Phil scholars
Lahore: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the provision of resources for the improvement of education sector is not expenditure but a useful investment and right of the youth which the Punjab government has fulfilled efficiently.
The chief minister was speaking at a laptops distribution ceremony among PhD and M.Phil scholars from all over Punjab at the Oval Ground of Government College University on Friday. Laptops were given to 6,000 PhD and M.Phil scholars on merit.
Mr Shahbaz said that scholars should use the laptops to develop new methods of generating energy through alternative sources, utilization of natural resources, elimination of energy crisis and increase in agriculture production.
He said the Punjab government took revolutionary steps for the welfare of male and female students and uplift of the education sector during the last five years.
He said that laptops worth Rs8 billion were distributed among university students and the Ujala Programme had been launched with an amount of Rs2.5 billion to provide solar panels to talented students of government schools on merit.
The chief minister said since Pakistan was far behind in the field of science and technology there was a need for development in information technology, science and research for putting the country and the nation on the road to prosperity.
He said the process of distribution of laptops, started for creating awareness among youth about information technology, would bring positive results as students would have an access to modern knowledge and bring the country on a par with the developed nations.
He said laptops could be helpful in the preparation of recommendations for improvement of economy.
Mr Shahbaz said that there was a lack of positive contacts between the faculty and industry, trade and agriculture and called for improving these contacts. Stating that if leadership was committed, the destiny became easier, Mr Shahbaz said the resolution of country's problems was difficult but not impossible.
He said the Punjab government created the Punjab Education Endowment Fund having Rs10 billion reserves and added that over 40,000 male and female students were getting education in local and foreign educational institutions through this fund.
The chief minister said that Daanish schools, established in backward areas, were better than Aitchison and Grammar schools. He said medical colleges and women universities had also been set up.
The chief minister presented laptops to PhD and M.Phil scholars. GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Kahleequr Rahman and Punjab Higher Education secretary Dr Ijaz Munir also spoke. Dawn