The Chapter 2 of Estacode (Published on website of Establishment Division 2007 version) covers Civil Servants’ (Appointment, Promotion, and Transfer) Rules, 1973.
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 25 of the Civil Servants Act,1973 (LXXI of 1973), the President is pleased to make the following Rules, namely:–
PART I –- GENERAL
1. These rules may be called the Civil Servants (Appointment, Promotion and Transfer) Rules, 1973.
2. In these Rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,–
(a) “appointing authority”, in relation to a post means the person authorized under Rule 6 to make appointment to that post;
(b) ["selection board" means a Board constituted by the Federal Government, for the purpose of selection for promotion or transfer to posts in basic pay scales 19 to 21 and equivalent, consisting of such
persons as may be appointed by Government from time to time].
(c) “commission” means the Federal Public Service Commission;
(d) *[“departmental promotion committee” means a Committee constituted for the purpose of making selection for promotion or transfer to posts under a Ministry, Division, Department or Office of the Federal Government in Basic Pay Scales 18 and below and equivalent; and].
(e) **["departmental selection committee" means a Committee constituted for the purpose of making selection for initial appointment to posts under a Ministry, Division, Department or Office of the Federal Government in Basic Pay Scales 1 and above other than appointments which fall within the purview of the Federal Public Service Commission under Rule 3 of the Federal Public Service Commission (Functions) Rules, 1978; and]
3. (1) Appointments to posts shall be made by any of the following methods, namely:–
@@[by promotion [* * * *] in accordance with Part II of these Rules;
(b) by transfer in accordance with Part II of these Rules, and (c) by initial appointment in accordance with Part III of these Rules].
(2) The method of appointment and the qualifications and other conditions
applicable to a post shall be as laid down by the Ministry or Division concerned in
consultation with the Establishment Division.
[(3) "Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule(I), or the method of appointment laid down in the recruitment rules, a person who is rendered surplus as a result of the re-organization or abolition of a Division, Department, Office or
permanent post in pursuance of any Government decision or as a measure of economy may be appointed to a post in the Basic Pay Scale to which he belonged, if he possesses the qualifications, and fulfils other conditions, applicable to that post"].