Punjab Chief Secretary terms merit, transparency top priority
Chief Secretary Punjab Major, retired, Azam Suleman Khan said that improvement in governance, public service delivery and promotion of transparency in the province is top priority of the government.
Addressing a meeting of senior civil and police officers at Civil Secretariat in Lahore on Friday, the Chief Secretary said that performance of officers would be reviewed on a monthly basis and those who would fail to deliver would be sent packing.
He said that officers would be given free hand but they would be held accountable.
He said that merit and transparency would have to be promoted to improve performance of departments.
He directed the officers to perform their duties diligently and honestly so that desired targets could be achieved and said that corruption and nepotism would not be tolerated in any case. He said that the government wants to address problems of the common man. He directed the officers to keep doors of their offices open for the public to resolve their problems.
Chief Secretary Punjab said that implementation of open door policy and observance of office hours must be ensured.
He said that civil and police officers should enhance coordination and hold joint open courts in districts. He also issued instructions to administrative secretaries to conduct field visit of districts and submit a report on regular basis. He announced that he would himself pay surprise visits to districts along with Inspector General of Police.
He warned that profiteers, hoarders, and adulterators would be dealt with sternly. He directed the divisional commissioners to ensure availability of daily use commodities at the prices fixed by the government and said that deputy commissioners and district police officers must visit fruit and vegetable markets to supervise auction process.
He ordered that campaign against adulteration and spurious drugs be expedited and stern action be taken against land grabbers. He asked the commissioner and deputy commissioners to pay special attention to tree plantation and measures to combat smog.
The Chief Secretary also issued instructions regarding use of IT to improve governance, timely resolution of complaints received through Pakistan Citizen Portal and holding regular meetings of divisional and district intelligence committees.
Source: Radio Pakistan