DCs Ordered To Implement Govt Policies
Punjab Chief Secretary Maj (retd) Azam Suleman Khan Thursday directed all deputy commissioners to implement the government instructions regarding controlling prices of eatables, drive against adulteration, and Clean and Green Pakistan campaign
LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Jan, 2020 ) :Punjab Chief Secretary Maj (retd) Azam Suleman Khan Thursday directed all deputy commissioners to implement the government instructions regarding controlling prices of eatables, drive against adulteration, and Clean and Green Pakistan campaign.
He said that utilisation of funds on schemes under the Annual Development Programme (ADP) should also be ensured while all these tasks would be a yardstick to determine performance and no negligence would be tolereated in that regard.
The meeting was attended by Chairman Planning and Development Hamid Yaqoob Sheikh, Secretary food Waqas Ali Mehmood, Secretary Local Government Dr Ahmad Javed Qazi, Secretary Industries Zafar Iqbal, Commissioner Lahore Division Saif Anjum, Punjab Food Authority DG Irfan Memon and Deputy Commissioner Lahore Danish Afzal whereas other divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners joined the meeting through video conferencing.
The chief secretary told the meeting that model bazaars could be made beneficial in real sense only when edible were available there at concessionary rates.
He ordered the deputy commissioners to regularly conduct visits to hospitals and educational institutes to check availability of medicines and behavior of doctors and staff with patients, besides taking measures for improving cleanliness in these institutes.
Secretary Food Waqas Ali Mehmood briefed the meeting that all sugar mills in the province were functional at the moment.
Issuing instruction about Clean and Green Pakistan campaign, the chief secretary said that special attention should be paid to tree plantation, and improving sanitation in the districts.
He also gave directions about setting up public toilets in bazaars and other public places.
He said that process of identification of land for graveyards should be completed soon.
He lauded the divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners for approving more than 100 unapproved schemes under ADP in last one month, saying that work on uplift projects should be expedited with a focus on new schemes.
He directed that e-tendering for procurement in departments be started at the earliest with a view to rooting out corruption.