Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has directed for the required staffing of different public sector entities with officers and auxiliary staff throughout the province in order to ensure the full utilization of under-utilized government departments engaged in the provision of social services to the people. The government departments should be responsive to the poor people complaints and should have a structured complaint redressal system along with the public welfare oriented functions, he added.
He was presiding over a meeting that focused on the scale of welfare activities, the legislations, the revamping and the provision of necessary funding and officers and officials to the social welfare department at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar. Chief Secretary Muhammad Azam Khan, Additional Chief Secretary, Shahzad Bangash, Secretary Finance Shakeel Qadir, Secretary Social Welfare. Principal Secretary to CM Shahab Ali Shah, Head of SSU Sahibzada Saeed attended the meeting.
The meeting discussed the overall staffing positions, the required officers to overcome the shortage of officers and manpower, the over- lapping of different functions, the current budgeting position, the spending and the revitalization of different institutions under the social welfare department for dedicated social services to the poor segment of the society. The meeting also discussed the new schemes and the ongoing with focus on the provincial government component and the international donors. The meeting also focused on the issues the creation and rationalization of different functions and the finalization of different laws and regulations by the social welfare department. The meeting was also informed about the status of Zamung Kor, an institution for the state children, the provincial government commitment to certain obligations because of being signatory to different international agreements and made a number of decisions refocusing the social welfare department activities to its dedicated mandate and responsibilities.
Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister directed to conduct a survey for the shortage of officers and officials of different public sector entities in order to provide them necessary staff to undertake its mandated responsibilities. He also directed for the accelerated recruitment both through public service commission and stop-gap arrangements required for bringing dynamism to the functions of all public sector entities throughout the province.