Chief Secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar has directed authorities to expedite pace of work on e-procurement project. He added that process of purchases in government and semi-government departments would be made more easy and transparent through the latest online system.
He issued these directions while presiding over a meeting of the board of management of the Punjab Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) at Civil Secretariat here on Wednesday.
The chief secretary said that the PPRA should ensure transparency in the procurement of government departments and information technology (IT) should be used for this purpose.
The meeting gave approval to making PPRA a financially-autonomous institution and charging fees for the provision of services.