LAHORE The District Management Group is out to block implementation of decisions taken by the Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa Committee, constituted by Chief Minister Punjab in July 2010, for solution of problems of the provincial officers. Despite a lapse of more than six months, the decisions taken by the committee are yet to be implemented and the few decisions which are being implemented are totally against the agreement reached in meeting and endorsed by the Committee. Moreover, the DMG officers preparing summary for the CM misrepresented the facts, and got approved minutes from the CM which were against the decisions taken by the Committee. This was stated by President PCS, PSS & PMS Officers Welfare Association Rai Manzoor Hussain Nasir, while addressing gathering of provincial officers outside the office of Secretary Services at Civil Secretariat Lahore. He was of the view that gathering of more than sixty provincial officers just on the information of his visit to the Secretariat, was indicative of deep resentment that was again permeating among the provincial officers. Rai Manzoor said every effort was being made by the DMG officers to block the promotion of provincial officers to higher grades. Even under the disputed seat sharing formula of 1993, 300 posts of provincial services share in Grade-18, 60 in Grade-19, 34 in Grade-20 and 7 in Grade-21 were lying vacant. Provincial officers were being denied promotion deliberately, he said, while quoting example of DCO Jhelum Hameed Ullah Khan, who retired on the last December 31in Grade-20, and despite the posts availability in Grade-21, the Provincial Selection Board in its meeting held on December 30, did not have the compassion to consider him for promotion. He lamented that DMG was allowed to hold the provincial services under subjugation only in Punjab. In other provinces, the provincial officers had been given their rights and no post of provincial share remains vacant even for one day. In Punjab, the provincial officers are victim of worst exploitation, and they have to serve for 15 to 21 years in Grade-17 only, while DMG officers are promoted to Grade-18 just after five years. Moreover, senior provincial officers are posted under the junior DMG officers, while provincial officers are posted on insignificant posts, he averred, while further asserting that every action of the DMGs was aimed at depriving the provincial officers of their legitimate rights and for this, malafide tactics were being used. Training has been made mandatory for promotion of provincial officers. However, holding of training has been left to the sweet will of the DMG, and Secretary MPDD never concealed her bias against provincial services and she has publicly declared that she will not allow training to 1992 batch of the PCS, he added. Enlisting decisions of the committee, Rai mentioned that timely training of provincial officers, abolishing discriminatory condition of the Minimum Service length, wrong representation of facts to the CM about retention of houses, and doors of the Punjab Civil Officers Mess closed for provincial officers.