PITB to set up service centres in three more districts
Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Javan Bakht said Wednesday three new service centres will be set up in three more districts in the ongoing financial year under the Punjab Information Technology Board.
Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Javan Bakht was presiding over the 52nd meeting of the Cabinet Standing Committee on Finance and Development at the Chief Minister's Secretariat.
In the new financial year, the board will ensure the presence of service centres in each district. Further, Allama Muhammad Iqbal Wall will be constructed in Iqbal Park. The department should ensure the protection of the importance of cultural heritage during the renovation of historic buildings and gardens.
The provincial minister directed the health department to provide doctors and medical staff in hospitals. Develop a strategy for consulting consultants from the private sector to evaluate performance.
He instructed increasing reliance on non-human resources to monitor performance. He believed that individual performance reports will create opportunities for correction of negligence.
More than 12 recommendations were made by various departments in the meeting. Funds for payment of salaries of daily wage employees of Vocational Training Centers and grant-in-aid for bone transplant for Lahore High Court Judge Shakeel-ur-Rehman have been approved.
The meeting approved the appointments for the recruitment of food grains inspectors and supervisors by the food department.
The provincial minister directed the finance secretary to review the legal issues for bringing the distribution of aid among the beneficiaries under the Zakat and Ushr department under the Punjab Social Protection Authority.
The Department of Information and Culture, after reviewing the policy, should justify the seats of article writers as the minister postponed the demand of hiring of the new article writers.
Other participants in the meeting included Provincial Minister for Industry and Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal, Advisor to the Chief Minister for Economic Affairs Dr Salman Shah and secretaries of relevant departments.