The purpose of the Federal Public Service Commission, Government of Pakistan Islamabad besides selecting the suitable officers in BS/17 for the Civil Service of Pakistan is also to promote National Integrity by providing equal opportunities to candidates appearing for the examination from all the Federating units and Areas. The national integrity demands that the rules for conducting CSS examination must be fair and apply equally across the board to all candidates irrespective of their place of origin, language and educational background. After 1973 Civil Service reforms, introduced by Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to inject equality in opportunity and natural justice a blanket approval was given in Qualifying Marks for the CSS examination, that any candidate of the this examination who obtains 25% of the marks in any subject (compulsory & optional) will be considered passed. Later on, during Gen. Zia's, regime it was again decided that any candidate who obtains 33% in any subject (Compulsory & Optional) would be considered passed as it marked with the education system in vogue in Pakistan. During 2003 Gen. Pervez Musharraf's time the policy of qualifying marks was further changed on the pretext that standard of education has improved and equal opportunities are available to the candidates in all the Federating units/Areas, irrespective of their place of origin and financial background. Moreover, it was also stressed that the standard of the English language of the CSS Officer is not up to the mark and the qualifying marks were fixed as under. According to this rule a candidate to be declared as qualified/pass must fulfill the following criteria. Secure at least 40% marks in compulsory subjects. Secure at least 33% marks in optional subjects. Secure at least 50% marks in aggregate of all subjects. Secure at least 100 marks out of 300 marks in viva voce test. Interestingly, the General Knowledge paper has been assessed collectively i.e. a candidate requires an aggregate of 120 Marks collectively not individually to clear in all the three subjects. This perhaps has been done to give the advantage to Arts candidates. Strangely enough, this principle or philosophy has not been applied when it comes to the subject of English where a candidate have to clear both the papers individually by scoring 40% marks in each paper. This anomaly certainly tilts the equilibrium in favour of candidates with background in Arts/English literature as compared to Science candidates who have been concentrating on the concept of the Science subject which is full of vocabulary rather than on the English grammar. It is interesting to note that after obtaining 40% marks in each English paper the candidate would never be subjected to any test in English throughout his service carrier even in NIPA, Staff College & NDC, the courses are accomplished on the basis of skills, ability, experience and art of tackfullness. Moreover, in the developed and developing countries there is thrust on the quick disposal of business instead of concentrating and correcting the language/grammar. It would not be out of question to point out that in Govt. official business the officers remain haggling in correcting language and punctuations and a single summary takes even months to reach to the chief executive for orders; the basic cause of red-tapism. Therefore, the nation needs civil servants for quick disposal of official business not the status quo oriented baboos. Keeping in view, the FPSC discussed the combined qualifying marks of English Essay and English (Prcis & Composition), i.e. 80/200 for competitive examination 2008 and recommended to the Establishment Division, that the marks of both the papers of English (Essay) and English (Prcis and composition) may be combined and 80/200 marks in aggregate may be treated as qualifying marks for the forthcoming CSS-2008 onwards, for the following reasons: (i) Undue heavy emphasis is being given to English language. (ii) Base of qualified candidates needs to be increased for selecting appropriate persons for civil service. Unfilled vacancies are piling up every year. The same procedure is already being followed by the commission for the three general knowledge compulsory papers i.e. candidates need to get an aggregate of 120/300 to pass in the three papers (Every day science =100, Pak Affairs=1000, Current Affairs =100 respectively and proposed to amend rules for the removal of such anomaly between Arts and Science divide. But the baboos in the Establishment Division instead of supporting the proposal of the FPSC which was formulated after due diligence and deliberation that proposed to the caretaker Prime Minister during February, 2008 that for the efficient performance of official business, the proposal by FPSC may not be accepted. Nobody in the Establishment Division bothered to analyze/examine the case, that the recommendations of the FPSC are based on natural justice in order to remove a serious bungling between two sets of compulsory papers, instead the baboos changed the track towards deterioration of English standard and the recommendation of the FPSC was killed in the Prime Minister' Secretariat due to lack of proper examination and prudent analysis. The same matter was again taken up by the Present Prime Minister during September, 2008 in order to remove the anomaly, but the Establishment Division again without focusing on the issue, reiterated its old logic which was endorsed by the PM's Secretariat to the Prime Minister and in this way again the baboos succeeded in sabotaging the recommendations of the FPSC. Establishment Division further proposed to the Prime Minister that the result of CSS competitive examination, 2008, has already been announced, now making any change in the Rules would be treated as retrospective effect and liable to litigation. It is important to indicate that Establishment Division and FPSC have included more than 40 seats of OMG (SOs) retrospectively during October, 2008 after the announcement of the 2009 CSS result without any fear of litigation/ favouring of selected candidates. In view of the above facts, and for the sake of national justice, national integration, encouraging intelligent and capable candidates and at the same time eliminating Arts and Science divide, the Prime Minister must look into to and candidates who have secured 40% marks in aggregate (80 Marks out of 200 marks) in English compulsory papers on the analogy of General Knowledge in aggregate (120 Marks out of 300 Marks) may be declared successful/ pass for the forthcoming CSS, 2009 onwards.