PM Imran Khan okays new rules to ensure transparency in bureaucracy

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to ensure transparent and effective internal accountability of civil servants and bringing efficiency in the process, Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the Civil Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules, 2020.

To speed-up the process of ensuring efficiency and discipline among the civil bureaucracy, the tier of Authorised Officer has been eliminated, leaving only two tiers, which include Authority and Inquiry Officer and Committee.

The two-tier process will resolve the issue of the decision of disciplinary proceedings at a lower level by awarding minor penalties by the Authorized Officer, without seeking approval of the authority.