ICT Local Govt (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Smoothly Sails Through Senate
Sumaira FH Published July 21, 2016 | 07:07 PM
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21th july, 2016) : The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Thursday smoothly sailed through the Senate. The bill aimed at devolving political power and decentralized administrative and financial authority for effective delivery of public services at grassroots level. State Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Balighur Rehman piloted the bill to amend the Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Act, 2015 the Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the House as reported by the Standing Committee. The statement of objects and reasons of the bill says, there is a strong realization that urban and rural areas of Islamabad Capital Territory have been receiving disproportionate financial resources in disregard to the local needs.
This inequitable allocation of resources had led to inefficiencies in local governance and effective delivery of service.
Moreover delivery of municipal services, both in urban and rural areas of ICT, requires targeted focus to identify local needs and to meet them in accordance with inviolable right guaranteed to the people by the Constitution.
� �In line with the manifesto of the government, it has been decided to devolve political power and decentralize administrative and financial authority to accountable local government in ICT for effectively delivery of public services at grassroots level.
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