Pakistan Administrative Service (called District Management Group – DMG till 2012) is a branch of Civil Service of Pakistan. Officers are selected through CSS exam.

BPS Scales of Pakistan Administrative Service

Below is the list of BPS scales of CSP officers of Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) or District Administration Group (DMG):

  • BPS 17:
    • Under Secretary to Provincial Government
    • Section Officer in Federal Secretariat
    • Assistant Commissioner (AC)
    • Assistant Political Agent (APA)
    • Assistant Director of Federal / Provincial Department
  • BPS 18:
    • Deputy Secretary to Provincial Government
    • Senior Section Officer in Federal Secretariat
    • Deputy Commissioner (DC) for a smaller district
    • Political Agent (PA) for a smaller agency
    • Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) for a larger district
    • Additional Political Agent for a larger agency
    • Deputy Director of a Federal / Provincial Department
  • BPS 19:
    • Deputy Secretary to the Government of Pakistan
    • Additional Secretary to Provincial Government
    • Additional Commissioner of a Larger Administrative Division (Appointment created on required basis).
    • Deputy Commissioner (DC) for a larger district
    • Political Agent (PA) for a larger agency
    • Project Manager for Federal Scheme
    • Director of a Federal / Provincial Department
  • BPS 20:
    • Joint Secretary to the Government of Pakistan
    • Secretary to Provincial Government
    • Member Provincial Board of Revenue
    • Commissioners of Administrative Divisions
    • Director General of Federal Department
    • Project Director for Federal Scheme
  • BPS 21:
    • Acting Secretary to the Government of Pakistan
    • Additional Secretary to the Government of Pakistan
    • Additional Chief Secretary to Provincial Government (e.g. ACS Planning)
    • Senior Joint Secretary to the Government of Pakistan
    • Senior Member Provincial Board of Revenue
    • Senior Secretary to Important Departments in Provincial Government
    • Commissioners of Larger Administrative Divisions
    • Chairman of Federal Organisations
    • Chief Executive / Managing Director of Public Corporation
    • Chief Secretary to AJK / Gilgit-Baltistan Government
  • BPS 22:
    • Federal Secretary
    • Chief Secretary to Provincial Government
    • Director General of Autonomous Federal Department/Agency
    • Chairman of Autonomous Federal Organisation
    • Managing Director / Chief Executive of Autonomous Public Corporation

Note:

  • BPS 20 is equivalent to Brigadier rank in Pakistan Army (1 star officer)
  • BPS 21 is equivalent to Major General in Pakistan Army (2 star general)
  • BPS 22 is equivalent to Lieutenant General in Pakistan Army (3 star general)