Under Appointment, Transfer & Promotion (APT) Rule No.04, Appointing Authorities are determined.

Secretary of a concerned Department under Sub-Rule(3) part(ii) is Appointing Authority for BS-3 to BS-15. Therefore, Secretary has the following powers in respect of the above quoted spectrum of grades/BPS:

  1. Appointment
  2. Posting/Transfer
  3. Promotion
  4. Disciplinary Action
  5. Leave of all kinds except study leave and disability leave (Rev. Leave Rule 1981)