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CS orders submitting PC-1 of ADP projects by 31st

By Our Correspondent
July 11, 2024
Chief Secretary Punjab Zahid Akhtar Zaman presides over a meeting at the Civil Secretariat on November 15, 2023. — Screengrab via Facebook/Chief Secretary Punjab
Chief Secretary Punjab Zahid Akhtar Zaman presides over a meeting at the Civil Secretariat on November 15, 2023. — Screengrab via Facebook/Chief Secretary Punjab

LAHORE:Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman directed the provincial departments to submit the PC-1 of the projects under the Annual Development Programme (ADP) by July 31. He gave this direction while chairing a high-level meeting at the Civil Secretariat to review the ADP and Dastak Programme on Wednesday.

The Additional Chief Secretary, Senior Member Board of Revenue, administrative secretaries of departments attended the meeting while all divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners participated through video link.

The chief secretary said that all the departments must adhere to timelines in connection with the ADP and ensure timely and transparent utilisation of funds in uplift schemes. He said that concrete steps were being taken to improve the financial discipline and governance of the province, adding that the implementation of e-filing and office automation system in the departments had yielded positive results. He said that the abolition of the traditional file system would help save billions of rupees. He said that the main objective of the Dastak Programme is to provide services to the people at their doorsteps through use of IT. The Chairman of Planning and Development Board issued necessary instructions to the departments regarding the implementation of the annual development programme.