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REHABILITATION OF PAF RETIRED OFFICERS  
   
Introduction  
The Rehabilitation of retired Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and Airmen has always been a matter of great concern for the PAF. In order to accommodate the ever increasing number of aspirants for rehabilitation and ensure judicial selection, a Rehabilitation Cell was established in March, 1997. The aim of this cell is to implement the rehabilitation policy in respect of retired officers in its true letter and spirit. A waiting list is maintained by this Cell according to the SOD dates of retiring officers. Personnel Branch explores avenues for re-employment in Govt/Semi Govt Departments and Fauji Foundation, while Shaheen Foundation explores employment opportunities in private enterprises and abroad. Selection of officers is based on point system as well as suitability for the job.
 
   
Registration of Officers  
PAF personnel desirous of seeking post retirement employment through the PAF are required to register themselves with Rehabilitation Cell, Personnel Branch. The registration is made by filling in the specified “Post Retirement Rehabilitation Bio-data Form” which may be obtained from Rehab Cell Per Branch AHQ Islamabad.
 
   
Point System  
In order to accord greater transparency and balance to the Rehab Policy, a point system has been instituted where weightage is given to various factors like number of years in service, privileges availed during service, deputations, compensations and performance earned during the service career. Selection factors have been accorded some numerical values, so that the aspirants scoring maximum points are automatically selected for the slot in the required rank. However, compassionate cases even when not on top of the list are also given due consideration at the discretion of Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) and Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS). The point system has been proved very effective in decision making in majority of the cases.
 
   
Criteria for Selection  
The criteria for the selection of an officer against any slot is appended below :  
   
Officers seeking post retirement employment through the PAF must have been released/retired honourably from service on completion of their specified age/service limit.  
Officers must possess the requisite experience/qualification for the job.  
Service seniority, professional competence and honours and awards earned during service.  
Must be below 60 years or have any compassionate reasons or medical grounds necessitating assistance.  
Preference is given to those officers who have not availed deputation/posting abroad during service.  
Not allotted with any residential plot/agricultural land through Dte of Welfare.  
 
   
Procedure for Selection and Nomination  
Selection and nomination of personnel is done in accordance with the following procedure :  
Govt Department & Semi Govt Selection is done by the Personnel Branch. A Panel is submitted to the CAS for nomination to the concerned Ministry/Deptt.  
Shaheen Foundation Head Office and its Subsidiaries Officers Selection is processed by Personnel Branch. Recommendations of Managing Director Shaheen Foundation are also incorporated. Final approval is made by Deputy Chief of the Air Staff Personnel, DCAS(P) in cases of officers upto the rank of Gp Capt and for Air Cdres & Above by the CAS.
JCOs & Airmen Selection is processed by the Shaheen Employment Agency. Final approval by Managing Director (MD) Shaheen Foundation.
 
Private Enterprises including Foreign firms and employment abroad Selection and nomination is processed by Shaheen Employment Agency (HQ Shaheen Foundation) for approval by the concerned organization.  
 
   
Period of Employment  
Initially, officers are re-employed for a period of two years extended by another one year. However, in some cases officers are retained in Shaheen Foundation beyond 03 years provided no officer with requisite qualification, experience and managerial skill is available on the waiting list.