However, the HPSB chairman can nominate anyone as a member,' he said.
Mr Fawad was a member of HPSB when his own promotion was discussed.
Although the HPSB
made some recommendations and deferred the names of others in the seniority list in its last meeting, the PM Office had not communicated those names to the Establishment Division in writing.
The silence from the PM office with regard to the HPSB
meeting's result led to speculation among top bureaucrats.
The Establishment Division had made a specific statement that the name of Rao Tehseen will be considered for promotion in the forthcoming meeting of HPSB
A senior official said that the circular regarding the HPSB
meeting has raised eyebrows among the officers because the federal government was going to convene the meeting just after three months.
'The Prime Minister Office did not communicate the outcome of the HPSB
meeting to the EstabliAshment Division,' a senior official told Dawn on Monday.
Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani had approved the promotion of 22 officers to the post of Federal Secretary (BS-22) and equivalent, on the recommendations of the High Powered Selection Board (HPSB
) on November 25 last year.