Buzdar approves Punjab Local Govt Finance Commission Punjab lifts ban on appointment of grade 1-4 employees


Amraiz Khan


Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has approved the establishment of 13-member Punjab Local Government Finance Commission.
He was presiding over 18th meeting of Punjab cabinet at his office here on Tuesday.
This commission would be headed by Finance Minister in order to devise the formula of provincial taxes. The meeting decided to lift ban on recruitment against vacant posts from grade one to four and the Chief Minister directed the departments to forward their cases for recruitment against such grades.
The Chief Minister will give approval to the recruitments after reviewing them on case-to-case basis. The Punjab cabinet decided to shutdown Sasti Roti Authority and decided to hold special audit of irregularities in this scheme. Action will be initiated in the light of special audit report.
The meeting was also given a detailed briefing about anti-dengue measures.
The meeting decided to amend the table of registration fee of Registration Act, 1908 and the scope of e-stamping scheme will be further expanded after the amendments.
Approval was given to increase fines for violation of traffic rules as well as adoption of different steps for ensuring traffic management in the light of Provincial Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2019.
The meeting gave approval to amendments in Punjab Border Military Police and Baloch Levies Service Rules, 2009. It also decided to establish University of Technology in Rawalpindi and approved draft bill 2019 in this regard. Permission was granted to outlets of less than one cusec size.
The meeting approved release of funds worth more than six crore rupees with regard to operations of speedo buses from Bahawalpur to Lodhran.
The meeting also granted approval to the draft of Punjab Demarcation, Numbering and Naming of Village and Neighbourhood Rules, 2019.
The meeting gave approval to the appointment of Iftikhar Taj Mian as non-official member of management committee of Punjab Pension Fund. Minutes of 17th meeting of Punjab cabinet were also endorsed besides approval of decisions made in the 14th and 15th meetings of cabinet standing committee on finance and development.
Provincial ministers, advisors, special assistants, chief secretary, administrative secretaries and high officials attended the meeting.

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