KP govt issues guidelines for austerity in petroleum expenses

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The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued additional guidelines to all the government departments regarding austerity in petroleum expenses, repair and maintenance of vehicles. These guidelines have been issued with the approval of the Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in wake of the decision of 35% cut in the petroleum expenses of all departments in view of the recent increase in the petroleum prices in the country, said an official handout issued here on Saturday.

These additional guidelines have been issued as another important step under the provincial government’s austerity policy already in place. In this regard, the Chief Minister’s Secretariat has issued formal letters to the Chief Secretary and administrative heads of government departments for strict compliance of the guidelines at all levels.

According to the guidelines, all types of meetings/review meetings under the chairs of Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary and Inspector General Police which requires the presence of Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, RPOs and DPOs shall be convened through secure video links. Similarly, all types of internal/departmental meetings under the chairs of administrative secretaries which require the presence of District Officers is required, shall also be convened through video links.

Moreover, all types of meetings under the chairs of Commissioners and RPOs which requires the presence of DCs/ ACs, DPOs/DSPs shall be convened through video links.

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