Directs for early establishment of citizen facilitation centers
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Monday said the provision of best and fast public services to people at their doorsteps was the first priority of the provincial government. He was chairing a review meeting on e-governance and setting up citizen facilitation centers across the province.
He said that people access to public services would be made easy with completion of citizen facilitation centers, adding in near future various issuance of certificates including domicile, marriage certificate and other citizen services will be available online. In the briefing, it was told that initially 19 different services would be provided online for which web and mobile applications had been developed for online delivery of services.
Chief Minister directed that establishment of facilitation centers at divisional level which should be completed in two months by ensuring all aspects of e-governance. He said that through initiation of e-governance, KP would become first province to start paperless work in offices. He said that in first phase the all proceedings and working of the provincial cabinet was being made paperless. On the other hand the Information Technology (IT) Board of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has prepared a mobile application for conducting survey of the flood-affected houses in the province.
The Chief Minister further said that the government under a well devised strategy has taken various steps to develop education system including establishment of new schools, rehabilitation and improvement of existing schools, merit based recruitment of teachers, provision of free textbook to students, provision of scholarships to female students to enhance literacy rates, establishment of education monitoring authority, launching of second shift in public schools and hiring of school leaders.
It is pertinent to mention here that, a total of 110 development projects including 79 ongoing and 31 new, of Elementary & Secondary Education sector have been reflected in the current Provincial Annual Development Program with an estimated cost of over Rs. 20 billion.
These projects also include development schemes of newly merged districts having an estimated cost of around Rs. 8 billion. Moreover, during the last four years various steps have been taken in Elementary & Secondary Education sector including regularization of 58 thousand teachers, establishment of 141 schools, upgradation of 174 schools, reconstruction of 89 schools, standardization of 90 schools, provision of scholarships to 2.1 million girls, provision of furniture to 68141 units, provision of free textbooks and school bags to 631,376 students, construction of 400 additional class rooms and renovation of 1585 class rooms in public sector schools, establishment of cadet collage Spinkai South Waziristan and many more.