THIS is apropos of Hussain Nadim’s article on civil service in Pakistan (Aug 27). The writer tried to prove that the selection process in civil service is rotten and there should be some improvement in it.
I second his opinion, but there are some other focal points which I want to add. There must be pre-CSS analytical test. The selection of optional subjects must be according to the department or service for which they are competing.
Police service should have separate recruitment examinations like in India and the other developed countries.
Moreover, every occupational group has a separate examination. In this way, there will be selection of specific candidates for the specific service group.
They will compete on equal grounds for a particular service or group. Ultimately they will perform better in their relevant and specific occupational groups. The FPSC and the authorities concerned must look over it for the betterment of civil service in Pakistan.
SALMAN AFZAL Islamabad