According to documents of the department, over 50 entry- level gazetted officers from its administrative section have been promoted to the next higher grade in the last five years.
As per the department’s rules for promotion of the entry-level gazetted officers — effective since 2011 — 10 per cent promotions are reserved for those in the translation wing.
However, this rule has been thrown to the wind as only two officers have been promoted from translation wing in the last five years.
In the latest promotion orders issued by the department on 27 December, while 27 officers from the administrative side were promoted to the next higher grade, only one officer from the translation wing was promoted.
Assistant Draftsman in Urdu Translation Cell of the Law Department Nahida Bashir was the woman officer left out for the promotion. (PTI)