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CLARIFICATION REGARDING LOOK AFTER CHARGE

Government of Pakistan, Cabinet Secretariat Establishment Division clarify regarding assigning of look after charge and additional charge to an officer.

Ministries / Divisions have been found indulging in the practice of assigning look after charge of higher post to an officer during the absence of its actual incumbent which cause administrative / financial inconvenience. 

In this context it is clarified that there is no provision of look after charge in Civil Servants Act, 1973 and Rules made thereunder, rather an officer can be deputed temporarily as an internal arrangement to look after the work of another post for disposal of day to day work of urgent and routine nature in the Ministry / Division / Organization concerned.

As a matter of principle, the senior most officer is normally asked by the head of the Division / Department to look after the work of a post when its incumbent is temporarily away. Regarding the decision making process, there may be certain issues which are of quasi-judicial nature and decision cannot be taken by an officer not formally designated to exercise those powers. Likewise, certain financial and administrative powers can only be exercised by an officer to whom additional / current charge of the post is entrusted in the prescribed manner. An officer looking after the work cannot exercise such powers as he has not been delegated with such powers by the competent authority. As regards day to day decisions, these can be taken by an officer looking after the work and can also be reviewed / revised by the head of the Organization depending upon the merit of the case. 


CLARIFICATION REGARDING LOOK AFTER CHARGE


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