The government has promoted 87 joint secretaries to the post of additional secretary.
The Ministry of Public Administration issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday.
Currently, there are 417 additional secretaries. With the addition of 87 additional secretaries, the number has increased to 503.
According to sources at the Ministry of Public Administration, the ministry considered more than 300 officials with the rank of Joint Secretary for promotion to the post of Additional Secretary this year. Of them, 87 were promoted and over 200 officials were deprived of promotion.
Earlier, on September 26 last year, the government promoted 98 officials to the post of additional secretary. Even after that promotion, more than 200 officers were deprived of promotion.