Under the Clerks Program, individuals from across the country with 16 years or higher education will be taken for 18 months internships through a competitive process. Clerks of the Parliament Program has been advertised in the national press on 21st January 2016. Shortlisted candidates will appear in an MCQ and essay test to be conducted by IBA Karachi. Test centers will be in Karachi and Islamabad.
After competitive selection, ‘Clerks’ will be on probation for first two months. A sixteen-month contract will be offered on satisfactory performance in the initial two months of probation. On successful completion of entire one and a half years’ internship, interested ‘Clerks’ may be considered for appointment against permanent posts subject to availability of posts, performance-based-merit and suitability to be determined through final test/interview at the completion of internship period. Option of consideration for appointment will not, however, in any way, create right of the ‘Clerk’ for a permanent appointment.
The Clerks will get a lifetime experience of working at the Senate of Pakistan while they can make vital contributions with the knowledge & fresh ideas they bring.
The Clerks of the Parliament Program would help improve human resource profile of the Senate Secretariat. It will serve as a means of inducting graduates who are not just looking for a job but are interested in the working for the Parliament, possess sound academic knowledge and modern day skills. It will also be a mechanism for matching interns’ skills with specific requirements of the Secretariat leading to ‘right person on the right job’ scenario.
Rs.60,000 per month stipend will be paid to each Clerk.