About P.A.S Association
1st Governer General of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah with first president
of PAS Association Sir Ambrose Dundas.
PAS Association was established in 1948 with the present name. In 1951, its name was changed to CSP Association, in 1990, to Pakistan DMG Association, and in 2001 to CSP & DMG Officers' Association. In 2012, the name was reverted to PAS Association.
Intellect, Integrity, Independence
[here "independence" is used in the meaning of impartiality and free from being influenced by the powers that be, i.e taking decisions on merit, independent of any other considerations or pressure]
The PAS Association logo has its three I's [Intellect, Integrity and Independence] standing on a hammer that reflects the authority and power of the state. The three I's reflect the pillars holding the roof (with crescent and star embossed on it) symbolizing Pakistani State and Government. The Quill on the left signifies that power is exercised by the civil servants through pen.
Being a Service Association, it works for the welfare of officers, but does not (and legally cannot) act as a collective bargaining agent (CBA) for the officers on matters of pay protection or service rights. The right to form collective bargaining Unions is reserved for lower i.e. non officer rank government employees but is not extended to Gzazzetted Officers of the Civil Services of the State.
The Pakistan Administrative Service Association (formerly Pakistan CSP Officers’ Association till 1974 and then Pakistan DMG Association during 1988-2010) is composed of all PAS officers as well as those of the defunct predecessor CSP. There is no membership criterion or procedure. The moment an officer is appointed in the Pakistan Administrative Service after the competitive exams, he/she is treated as member of the Association. The retired or ex officers are also Associate Members, as they are allowed to attend all functions but are not entitled to vote.
-- Raising the standard of the profession of Public Administration in the country in order to provide improved service to the common man.
-- Professional development of members of the association.
-- Provision of a forum to discuss and promote matters of mutual interest such as Welfare, service conditions etc. and providing opportunities for healthy inter action and reaction.
-- To work for elimination of inter service and inter group rivalry and creation of harmony among officers in general.
-- To work for better training and improved working conditions for subordinates in general.
-- To promote introduction of modern equipment and managerial practices.
-- To promote research relating to Public Administration.
The Pakistan Administrative Service Association is headed by a President who is assisted by a Senior Vice President, four provincial Vice Presidents (one each representing each of the four provinces), a Secretary General, a Treasurer and 11 members of the Central Executive Committee, duly elected by the CSP and PAS officers in an annual general meeting (AGM), for a one year term extendable to two years. Though proxy voting is not allowed but electronic/email voting has recently been permitted for officers posted abroad. Never has a voting taken place for the office bearers of the Association as the election is made on the basis of unanimity.
The officers of PAS posted in all four provinces constitute the provincial chapters of the Association for that province. Each chapter elects a provincial executive, exactly on the pattern of the Federal Chapter, except that the each provincial president acts as Vice President at the Federal Chapter representing the province of his posting. The Federal Chapter has certain over riding powers such as amendment to the Charter. The provincial chapters try to arrange social and academic gatherings, lectures and seminars, dinners, and musical evenings for their officers and their families and also undertake public welfare activities with input from the PAS officers’ fraternity.
The Association is protected under Article 17(1) of the Constitution of Pakistan and is a registered service welfare association with the Establishment Division, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad. It is managed under its Charter of 1990, read with Election Regulations 2004. The Charter can only be changed by the General Body while the Central Executive Committee can make an unmake the rules which it has made from time to time, such as the Financial Rules 1991, Meeting Conduct Rules 1991 and Membership Rules 1991.