Surplus Pool

The services of civil servants can be terminated on abolition of posts in terms of Section 11(2) of the Civil Servants Act, 1973.  However, the government, on human consideration, decided not to terminate the services of surplus employees and created a surplus pool in Establishment Division in 1993 as a result of implementation of recommendations of the Economy Commission and in 2001 implementation of the recommendations of the Committee on Restructuring & Rightsizing (CRR) of Federal Government organizations for absorption of surplus employees against vacant posts in other Ministries / Divisions / Departments. The surplus employees while remaining in surplus pool continue receiving their salaries from their parent departments till their absorption elsewhere. The Surplus Pool is being managed by the MS Wing.