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   April  20, 2015



CM asks the authorities to implement all ADP schemes

Chitral Times Report

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak has asked the relevant authorities to implement all schemes initiated under Annual Development Program (ADP) in letter and spirit. Ruling out any prospect of reduction in the size of ADP for next financial year, he directed the Planning & Development and Finance departments to propose amendments in the rules of business that could help remove unnecessary barriers in the approval process of development schemes and ensure their smooth execution. Seeking final financial and administrative arrangements for up-gradation plan of Grade-1 to 14 government employees by next week, he formed a committee comprising the Finance and health Ministers and their respective Secretaries for resolving the issue of paramedics’ up-gradation from Grade 09 to Grade 12.

He issued these orders while chairing a meeting held at Civil Secretariat here today for reviewing 3rd quarter progress of ADP-2014-15. The Senior Ministers Inayatullah Khan and Shahram Tarakai, Finance Minister Muzaffar Said, Education Minister, Atif Khan, Minister for Public Health Engineering, Shah Farman, Special Assistant to CM on P&D Khaliqur Rahman, Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Amjad Ali Khan, IG Police, Nasir Khan Durrani, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Hamad Awais Agha and Administrative Secretaries of all the provincial government departments attended the meeting.
The meeting had a deep review of the progress made in ADP schemes up till end of 3rd quarter, i.e. 31 March, of the current financial year and it was informed that 44% of the finances, allocated for ADP, have so far been spent. It was told that the Higher education department took the lead in such spending with 70% financial progress followed by Environment and R&D sectors with 67% expenditures each. On the lower side of the progress, the Labor, Mines & Minerals, and Industries were identified as the departments with lowest spending on ADP schemes which were 10, 15 and 20% respectively.

Highlighting progress of the Provincial Development Working Party during the current fiscal, the ACS told the meeting that PDWP held 22 sessions and approved 483 schemes while 70 schemes were deferred or withdrawn due to technical deficiencies. He also suggested that 91 unapproved projects of the current financial year should be reflected in the next ADP.

Addressing the meeting Chief Minister Pervez Khattak remarked that engaging MPAs for submitting development schemes would be a futile exercise and proper work out on all schemes in shape of PC-1 was required instead. He said that in order to maintain a fool proof discipline in considering development plans, PC-1s of all schemes must be finalized by 31 July of every year. He was of the view that process of approval for ADP schemes should be made easier and directed the concerned authorities to propose appropriate changes in the rules of business. He also directed the Finance department to present final plan for up grading the pay scales of 1-14 government employees and also solve problems that surfaced in the wake of already up graded posts. He also expressed concern over inefficiency of works departments due to non availability of vehicles to the engineers and other field officers and asked the related authorities to submit details of required vehicles.


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