CS seeks proposals for future roadmap

Chief Secretary Punjab Akbar Durrani on Tuesday directed the administrative secretaries to submit issues of their departments and their solution within five days for devising a future road map.
Addressing a meeting of all administrative secretaries here at Civil Secretariat, the Chief Secretary said that there was a need to take practical steps for bringing improvement in education, health and other sectors.
Officers should come up with innovative ideas instead of relying on the traditional mechanism, he said and added that the gigantic task of holding free, fair and peaceful elections was accomplished due to hard work and commitment of civil officers, police, rangers and Army personnel.
The chief secretary said that Punjab was on top regarding strict implementation of the code of conduct for polls.
He also expressed the hope that government servants would continue work with the same passion in future. He directed that special cells would be set up at departments to deal with the court orders regarding regularization of employees and for supervision a provincial level committee under the chairmanship of secretary services be also constituted. The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary Tariq Najeeb Najmi, Additional Chief Secretary Home Capt. (R) Nasim Nawaz and administrative secretaries of different departments.
Earlier, chairing a meeting held on the direction of Lahore High Court, the Chief Secretary ordered that all possible steps should be taken for rehabilitation of historic buildings situated at The Mall.
He asked the deputy commissioner Lahore to standardized boards of shops besides ensuring a colour scheme for all buildings, adding that preservation of historic buildings and sites was the collective responsibility of all citizens.—APP

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