DIFFERENT LEVEL CAREER PROSPECTS IN ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION DEPARTMENT

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Environment Protection Department, Punjab has its set up at District Level through its attached department i.e Environmental Protection Agency, Punjab. Key field positions are as under:-

  1. Director BS-19.
  2. Deputy Director (Field) BS-18
  3. Assistant Director (Field) BS-17
  4. Senior Inspector BS-16
  5. Inspector BS-13
  6. Field Assistant BS-06

Posts of Assistant Director (Field) BS-17 & Deputy Director Field BS-18 are important posts when it comes to the implementation of the policies of the Government and Punjab Environmental Protection Act, 2012 and its subsidiary Rules/ Regulations. All the important documents such as routed through Assistant Director (Field) BS-17 & Deputy Director Field BS-18. Assistant Director (Field) BS-17 & Deputy Director Field BS-18 are assigned the tasks of monitoring of their respective field offices particularly with respect to the polluted sites, industrial units, general sites for environmental reviews. They supervise the work of Inspector Environment BS-13 who prepares site inspection reports SIR, Initial Environmental Examination IEE, Environmental Impact Assessment EIA, General Reports, Reports for Courts and Environmental Tribunal etc. Overall implementation of the Punjab Environmental Protection Act, 2012, Hospital Waste Rules, Dengue Act, NEQS, Safety Measures Rules and other Rules.

In big cities with more pollution the District is headed by the Deputy Director Field and in the remaining cities Assistant Director Field does the job. Environmental Sciences and Engineering Degree holders have better prospects as career in Environmental Protection Agency and Environment Protection Department.

Field cadre is very effective in the field of environment but its Research cadre / Laboratory cadre has also the same importance in functioning of the Department. Collection of samples and their analysis as per standards is highly important for completion of investigation and thrashing out the cases in detail. Lab Sampling Rules are implemented by the Laboratory & Research cadre. The sampling reports generated by the Environmental Laboratory of Environment Protection Department are considered and not challengeable at any level. These reports are considered authentic even by Courts.

Key positions of Laboratory and Research cadre in Environmental Protection Agency are as under:-

  1. Director (Monitoring, Laboratories & Implementation) BS-19.
  1. Deputy Director (Research / Laboratory) BS-18
  2. Assistant Director (Research) / Research Officer BS-17
  3. Research Assistant BS-16
  4. Laboratory Technician BS-13.

There are total 07 Laboratories in Environmental Protection Agency, Punjab at Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Rawalpindi, Multan, & Rahim Yar Khan.  Central Laboratory is at Lahore. All these are headed by Deputy Director Laboratory, BS-18 aided by Research Officer BS-17, Research Assistant BS-16 & Laboratory Technician, BS-13. Each Laboratory is equipped with latest Analysis Technique & Equipment with qualified & trained staff.

The above mentioned posts are for the implementation of the policies of the Government and Punjab Environmental Protection Act, 2012 and its subsidiary Rules/ Regulations, monitoring of the polluted sites, industrial units, general sites for environmental reviews, site inspection reports SIR, Initial Environmental Examination IEE, Environmental Impact Assessment EIA, General Reports, Reports for Courts and Environmental Tribunal etc. Overall implementation of the Punjab Environmental Protection Act, 2012, Hospital Waste Rules, Dengue Act, NEQS, Safety Measures Rules and other Rules.

Here we shall discuss Service Rules of different posts along with career prospects.

Laboratory Technician BS-13

Name of the post Laboratory Technician
Qualification as per EPD Service Rules, 1997 B.Sc (2nd Division) with Chemistry Sciences from a recognized University.
Method of Recruitment i.    50 % by initial recruitment;

ii.  50 % by promotion on seniority cum fitness basis from amongst Lab. Assistant BS-06 who hold the qualification of F.Sc (Second Div.) from a recognized Board with 10 years experience as such.

Career Prospects Lab. Technician is eligible for promotion as Research Assistant BS-16. Research Assistant after 05 years service is eligible for promotion as Research Officer BS-17.
Important Note Very good post and conducive environment.

Research Assistant BS-16

Name of the post Research Assistant BS-16
Qualification as per EPD Service Rules, 1997 BS (2nd Division) Environmental Sciences from a recognized University.

 

Method of Recruitment i.  75 % by initial recruitment;

ii. 25 % by promotion from amongst Lab. Technician BS-13 having qualification B.Sc (2nd Division) Chemistry on seniority cum fitness basis with 05 years experience.

Career Prospects Research Assistant BS-16 is eligible for promotion as Assistant Director (Research)/ Research Officer BS-17 after 05 years service. Research Officer / Assistant Director (Research) BS-17 is eligible for promotion as Deputy Director (Lab/ Research) BS-18.
Important Note Post is very powerful in the field of Environment and very good chances for promotion.

 

Research Officer / Assistant Director (Research) BS-17

Name of the post Research Officer / Assistant Director (Research) BS-17
Qualification as per EPD Service Rules, 1997 M.Sc /BS (2nd Division) in Chemistry / Bio Chemistry / Environmental Sciences from a recognized University.

 

Method of Recruitment i.  50 % by initial recruitment;

ii. 50% by promotion from amongst Research Assistant BS-16 having qualification B.Sc (2nd Division) Chemistry on seniority cum fitness basis with 05 years experience.

Career Prospects Research Officer / Assistant Director (Research) BS-17 is eligible for promotion as Deputy Director BS-17 after 05 years service. Deputy Director (Lab. / Research) BS-18 is eligible for promotion as Director BS-19 & then DG BS-20.
Important Note One Research Officer has served EPA has DG BS-20 after getting promotion.

Inspector BS-13

Name of the post Inspector  Environment BS-13
Qualification as per EPD Service Rules, 1997 B.Sc (2nd Division) with Environmental Sciences or Chemistry as Major Subject from a recognized University.
Method of Recruitment i.    50 % by initial recruitment;

ii.  50 % by promotion from amongst Field Assistants BS-06 having qualification of F.Sc and one year Diploma in Environmental Control Technology with 10 years experience as such.

Career Prospects An Inspector is eligible for promotion as Senior Inspector after 10 years service and with 05 five years service as Senior Inspector, he is eligible for promotion as Assistant Director (Field) BS-17. An Assistant Director (Field) is eligible after 05 years service for promotion as Deputy Director (Field).
Important Note In past Inspector BS-13 had enjoyed promotion as Deputy Director BS-18.

Senior Inspector BS-16

Name of the post Senior Inspector Environment BS-16
Qualification as per EPD Service Rules, 1997 M.Sc / BS (2nd Division) in Environmental Sciences / B.Sc in Chemical Engineering (2nd Division) from a recognized University. If none is available with above qualification then B.Sc (2nd Division) in Environmental Sciences from a recognized University.
Method of Recruitment i.  50 % by initial recruitment;

ii.50 % by promotion from amongst Inspector BS-13 B.Sc (2nd Division) with Environmental Sciences or Chemistry as Major Subject from a recognized University with 10 years experience as such.

Career Prospects A Senior Inspector with 05 five years is eligible for promotion as Assistant Director (Field) BS-17. An Assistant Director (Field) is eligible after 05 years service for promotion as Deputy Director (Field).  Deputy Director is eligible for promotion  as Director BS-19 on completion of minimum length of service as may be prescribed by Government from time to time.
Important Note Post of Senior Inspector is new one.

Assistant Director Field BS-17

Name of the post Assistant Director Field BS-17
Qualification as per EPD Service Rules, 1997 M.Sc/ B.S (2nd Division) in Environmental Sciences from a recognized University.

B.Sc (2nd Division) in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Agricultural Engineering Sciences from a recognized University.

Master Degree (2nd Division) in Environmental Management or Equivalent from a recognized University.

Method of Recruitment i.    50 % by initial recruitment;

ii.  50 % by promotion on seniority cum fitness basis from amongst Senior Inspector BS-16 who hold the qualification of B.Sc (Second Div.) from a recognized University and have 5 years experience as such.

Career Prospects An Assistant Director Field BS-17 is eligible for promotion as Deputy Director Field BS-18 after 05 years service. Deputy Director Field BS-18 is eligible for promotion ass Director BS-19 on completion of 12 years Service in BS-17 & above.
Important Note There are great chances for promotion and career prospects for Assistant Director Field BS-17.

Deputy Director Field BS-18

Name of the post Deputy Director Field BS-18
Qualification as per EPD Service Rules, 1997 Ph.D in Environmental Engineering / Environmental Sciences from a recognized University.

If none is available with the above qualification then M.Phil in Environmental Engineering / Environmental Sciences from a recognized University with two years experience in the relevant field.

If none is available with the above qualifications then M.Sc/ MS in Environmental Engineering / Environmental Sciences from a recognized University with three years experience in the relevant field.

Method of Recruitment i.  20 % by initial recruitment;

ii.80 % by promotion from amongst Assistant Director Field     BS-17 on seniority cum fitness basis with 05 years experience.

Career Prospects A Deputy  Director (Field) BS-18 is eligible for promotion as Director BS-19 on completion of minimum length of service as may be prescribed by Government from time to time and then as Director General BS-20..
Important Note Post is very powerful in the field of Environment and very good chances for promotion.

 

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