merit system


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merit system

n.
The system of appointing and promoting civil service personnel on the basis of merit rather than political affiliation or loyalty.

merit system

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US the system of employing and promoting civil servants solely on the basis of ability rather than patronage. Compare spoils system

mer′it sys`tem


n.
the system or practice in which persons are hired or promoted on the basis of ability rather than patronage.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.merit system - the system of employing and promoting civil servants on the basis of abilitymerit system - the system of employing and promoting civil servants on the basis of ability
system of rules, system - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
spoils system - the system of employing and promoting civil servants who are friends and supporters of the group in power
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Those include a seniority system, a merit system, earnings that are measured by quantity or quality of production, and a legitimate factor other than sex, such as education, training or experience.
Former Secretary Interior Tasneem Noorani emphasized on ensuring merit system to appoint IGs of the provinces.
He said that their party wrote a note of reiteration in Article -37 regarding the quota system in jobs as it is against merit system.
The Soviet Olympic-training system may be fine for the Soviets, but the summer training camps are closer to the American ideal of how a merit system should work.
By virtue of this the Merit System can also be follow in true letter and spirit," he said.
The committee directed the government to adopt open merit system and abolish quota system.
They said that the college administration has been violating the merit system in admission process and admissions are being made on political bases and favouritism.
Previously, the program was based on merit bases and tutorials and workshops were held in Islamabad but now there will be no merit system and all eligible candidates would get admission as well as the tutorials and workshops would be held in the said cities.
He said the officers should serve public by adopting merit system and seek best performance from their subordinates.