Secretary P&D for utilization of development funds

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Staff Reporter

A two-day review meeting was held under the chairmanship of Secretary Planning and Development South Punjab Shoaib Iqbal Syed on the occasion of the half yearly review of the annual development program in which the officers of all departments of the South Punjab Secretariat participated. The meeting gave a detailed review of the performance of their respective departments directly on the SMDP portal. The officers of C&W Department apprised the participants about the progress on ongoing development schemes under their respective departments as well as the ongoing development works of the Health Department, Education Department and other departments. Ongoing projects under the Dera Ghazi Khan development package initiated under the direction of Sardar Usman Bazdar the progress was also reviewed. Secretary Planning and Development Department, South Punjab, Shoaib Iqbal Syed issued instructions to ensure timely completion of ongoing development projects. He directed that all resources should be utilized for speeding up the work on these projects and assistance of district administration should be sought where necessary. He directed all the departments to ensure regular progress on development projects. To be updated on SMDP portal and no negligence should be tolerated in this regard.
Secretary Planning and Development further said that funds from sluggish development schemes should be shifted to faster schemes to ensure their completion so that maximum budget could be allocated for new development projects for the next financial year ۔ He directed all the departments to ensure 100% and proper utilization of all the funds released for the current financial year. He specially directed the senior officers of all the departments to personally go to the field regularly. Inspect the ongoing development schemes so that the speed and quality of work on the development schemes can be improved, including immediate redressal of the problems faced by them.

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