Tehsil/ Town Municipal Officer Syllabus

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Tehsil/ Town Municipal Officer Syllabus, Functions, Paper Solution

What shall be the syllabus for the test of Tehsil/ Town Municipal Officer?
Can we expect the same syllabus as that of tehsildar?

ACCORDIDNG TO THE PUNJAB TEHSIL/TOWN MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION RULES OF BUSINESS, 2002

Functions and Powers of the Tehsil/ Town Municipal Officer.-
In addition to the duties and functions assigned to Tehsil/ Town Municipal Officer under any other provisions of the Punjab Local Government Ordinance, 2001, (XIII of 2001) and these rules, the Tehsil/ Town Municipal Officer shall-
(a) be the Principal Accounting Officer of the Tehsil/ Town Municipal Administration and shall be the focal person in the Tehsil/ Town Municipal Administration;
(b) co-ordinate the activities of all Tehsil/ Town Offices and shall be responsible for execution of sanctioned policy relating to the Tehsil/ Town Municipal Administration;
(c) have the powers to call for any case or information from any Tehsil/ Town Office;
(d) where the Tehsil/Town Nazim’s orders appear to involve a departure from rules, regulations or Government policy, 2refer the case to the Government for decision; and
(e) in matters of policy and important decisions, the Tehsil/ Town Municipal Officer shall obtain approval of the Tehsil/Town Nazim before communicating such matters and decisions to the Government.

What is the job description of Tehsil/ Town Municipal Officer..?
What are the job duties..?
What powers they have…?
What perk and privileges they have…?
What are future prospects in this job..?

Post of TMO was created under PLGO 2001. His functions have been defined in section 58 of the Act. TMO is Principal Accounting Officer of a TMA (Tehsil Municipal Administration). This post carries reasonable perks such as vehicle and house.
However under PLGA2013, post of TMO has been replaced with “Chief Officer”.

According to THE PUNJAB TEHSIL/ TOWN MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION RULES OF BUSINESS, 2002

Functions and Powers of the Tehsil/ Town Municipal Officer.- In addition to the duties and functions assigned to him under any other provisions of the Punjab Local Government Ordinance, 2001, (XIII of 2001) and these rules, the Tehsil/Town Municipal Officer shall-
(a) be the Principal Accounting Officer of the Tehsil/ Town Municipal Administration and shall be the focal person in the Tehsil/ Town Municipal Administration;
(b) co-ordinate the activities of all Tehsil/ Town Offices and shall be responsible for the execution of sanctioned policy relating to the Tehsil/ Town Municipal Administration;
(c) have the powers to call for any case or information from any Tehsil/Town Office;
(d) where the Tehsil/Town Nazim’s orders appear to involve a departure from rules, regulations or Government policy, 2refer the case to the Government for decision; and
(e) in matters of policy and important decisions, the Tehsil/Town Municipal Officer shall obtain approval of the Tehsil/Town Nazim before communicating such matters and decisions to the Government.

Tehsil/ Town Municipal Officer (TMO) is BS-17 Govt. servant then how it is possible that he even didn’t receive his salary…??

Because the salary budget of Tehsil/ Town Municipal Officers is not affiliated with Accounts General Of Province. EVER HEARD OF AG PUNJAB ? that means no online salary system. TMA generates its own budget and prepares salaries autonomously as per the wish of the MPA or MNA of the area. No one cares about the proper and equal pay to all the employees of TMA.
Secondly in local govt. the deadliest of all issues is the salary issue. funds are plundered politically and the office runs short of balance for paying emoluments regularly, every month. Last but not the least, if you are posted anywhere in field offices you’ll be paid a salary. if you are reported to the secretary (that means your services are held in headquarters) you are paid nothing.. you just wait for your posting. this period of waiting is so so so so so long that sometimes ten years pass by but employees can not be posted because they do not have a political recommendation or they can not pay demanded sums as a bribe to the staff of Secretary Local Govt Board.

In this case, awaiting officers of grade 16 or 17 do private jobs and earn their living. Their status is just like unemployed fellows.

Secondly why they are insulted by PAS officers…??

Because Assistant Commissioners are recently given the charge of administrators in TMAs and DMCs by the secretary local government.
so TMOs and CMOs have to serve their authorities.
Assistant Commissioners who are CSS officers are more privileged and competent so they enjoy their sway.

Proper Study Material for TMO

For proper preparation, consult ‘Caravan Publishers Encyclopedia of General Knowledge’ by Ch. Najib and, PPSC Past Papers published by Advanced Publishers by Imtiaz Shahid. These two books are sufficient. For online preparation, I don’t think the method can award success as one has to study properly and extensively from the books as it is MCQs based general knowledge paper.

For the Urdu portion, one should get the know-how of the important books or authors of Urdu Literature. But, the above-mentioned books also comprise the Urdu section and that is almost enough.

In Sindh, this post is a personal revenue-generating tool for the concerned members of the provincial assembly or the feudal lords, the influential few in the region. Taluka Municipal Administration is a very preliminary institute where the feudal lords are trained with typical politics. The office serves as a launching pad for the new politicians to begin their ventures high up to professional corruption. Only those who can play well to the tunes of local politicians can be posted as Tehsil/ Town Municipal Officer in Sindh. Grades, scales, cadres have no meaning at all. Even we witness bps-17 officers serving under BPS-5 employees who are posted as TMO on the strong recommendation of the MPAs in their tehsils.

There’s is no accountability of the funds which are utilized beyond the budget book. Here TMOs are millionaires and their bosses, MPAs, are billionaires. Newly appointed officers in grade 17 are posted as under training officers as long as the learn the art of plying puppets and taking audit risk of embezzled funds wholly Solly on their tiny shoulders.
Here local Government Department works extra judicially and in blatant contempt to the court orders and no one gives a shit about it. Salary system is quite awkward since salary accounts are not manipulated by Accounts General Sindh. That means you are not like other government departments where employees have their salaries on line. If you are posted any where you are entitled to draw your salary and if you are reported to the Secretary, you’ll have to starve. Not a single penny will be paid to you. And let me tell you this period is called the awaiting period in which the majority of local govt employees suffer from famines only because they can not bribe the demanded sums to the team of the Secretary for their postings.

Here If you have efficient political patronage go for the Tehsil/ Town Municipal Officer (TMO) job but if you have neither political
l recommendation nor potential bank account, this job is just not for you.
TMO Job Advertisement Posting in Daily Jang News Paper

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