Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi presided over the 15th provincial cabinet meeting at CM Office on Friday, which took an important step regarding e-governance and decided to end traditional file system in all gov-ernment departments.
An approval for the imposition of paperless system was accorded during the meeting. E-filing system for the de-partments would be implemented by May 15, which would save huge amount of funds.
The caretaker CM ordered for digitalising the annual confidential reports (ACRs). The Punjab cabinet acknowl-edged the endeavours of Chairman Planning & Development Board, Secretary Implementation and Chairman Pun-jab Information Technology Board on introducing paperless system in the departments.
The Punjab cabinet decided to give laptops to shining male and female students of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir. The cabinet also granted approval to award available laptops to the promising male and female students. The Punjab cabinet granted approval to give Rs 1.5 million financial assistance per head to the heirs of the youth resident of Ichhra, who lost their lives due to falling down of a jeep into River Neelum.
Approval to the amendment to Punjab Police (Ministerial Posts) Rules 2017 was granted during the meeting. Con-ditional approval was granted during the meeting for signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Special Education Department and ‘Tare Zameen Per’ NGO Trust. The Cabinet Standing Committee for Legal Affairs will make a final decision after reiewing the MoU. The cabinet endorsed the decisions of the provincial cabinet taken at the 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th meetings. The cabinet meeting also endorsed the decisions of 2nd and 3rd meetings of the cabinet standing committee for finance and development.. —APP