On Saturday, 19th June the Lahore High Court (LHC) passed an important decision related to the government officers’ deputation period and transfers during the deputation.
The LHC has declared that the deputation period of the officers will be three years but the concerned authority can send back the officers to their departments whenever they want.
The verdict was passed by Justice Shan Gul and consisted of 16 pages, plus it was also mentioned in it that the petitioner failed to clarify as to which of his legal rights were affected.
According to the verdict, the procedure was not defined in the Punjab Civil Service Act 1974. Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has defined deputation in many of its verdicts.
Furthermore, it was stated in the verdict that there was no difference in transfer and deputation according to the court's approved definition.