Appointments Division

Following functions relating to the appointment of public officers (other than Ministry Secretaries, Heads of Departments and officers of the Provincial Public Service and Judicial Officers) in respect of whom the powers of the Public Service Commission have not been delegated, published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 1941/41 dated 20.11.2015 as amended by the Gazette Extraordinary No.1955/22 dated 25.02.2016 and also published in the Gazettes Extraordinary No. 1989/29 dated 29.01.2016, No.1990/24 dated 27.10.2016 and No. 1992/7 dated 07.11.2017 are carried out by the Appointments Division of the Public Service Commission.


  • Recruitment in accordance with the approved Service Minutes / Schemes of Recruitment
  • Absorption into new Service Minutes / Schemes of Promotion
  • Confirmation in Service at the end of the period of probation / acting / Termination of Service
  • Reversion to the former post
  • Granting of covering approval for appointments on acting/attending to duties basis
  • Outright / Temporary Release from public service
  • Recruitment on contract basis
  • Granting of approval for resignation from service
  • Reinstatement in service / post
  • Retirement (on compulsory / medical grounds in terms of P.A. Circular 30/88)
  • Reemployment of retired public officers on contract basis
  • Appointment to Scheduled Posts in the Service Minutes (where applicable)
  • Granting of relief for Efficiency Bars
  • Preparation / Submission of reports with observations on appeals made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as well on cases filed in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal against the orders / decisions made by the Public Service Commission on aforesaid duties / Appearing for the call ups of the Administrative Tribunal and Attorney General’s Department.
  • Preparation / Submission of reports for appeals made to the Human Rights Commission and Ombudsman relating to the above mentioned tasks. And Appearing before the Public Petitions Committee
    • Dealing with appeals made to the Public Service Commission against orders / decisions made by the Health Service Committee and the Education Service Committee
    • Dealing with requests on promotions under Right to Information Act