PESHAWAR: KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has directed for timeline progress on the 2014 act for the senior citizens giving special package and incentives to the senior citizens in the province. The Chief Minister directed for the immediate arrangement for issuance of Sehat Insaf Cards to the disabled.
He was chairing a review meeting on performance of social welfare department and implementation status on senior citizens act 2014 at Chief Minister House Peshawar.
The Chief Minister asked for improved performance in all public sector institutions including Social Welfare Department. He cautioned that the officials falling short of their performance for the achievement of their targets should realize that the government would come hard and would not allow such a lethargic and below standard performance. He directed for immediate finalization of procedure for the appointment of Head of Child Protection and Welfare Commission. The entire task should be finalized within a week.
CM also directed to finalize the package of incentives for the senior citizens under the laid down procedure of the act. The entire task of printing the Sehat Insaf Cards for the destitute, disabled and poor segment of the society should be done as expeditiously as possible. It is strange to see a body established for the social welfare of the people but the officials running the department were falling short of their responsibilities and therefore the goals behind such bodies remained allusive to be availed by the poor. It should be taken an obligation and the officials should devote themselves.
Pervez Khattak asked the officials of social welfare department to communicate their demand within two months to the finance department in order to release resources for the social welfare activities in the province. The department should also show the status of implementation on the guidelines given to it by the government. The department should place order right now for the package for the senior citizens and the Chief Minister directed the Secretary health to look in to the proper finalization of order placement for the printing of Sehat Insaf Cards, preparation of list for the 3 lac 80 thousands senior citizens in collaboration with NADRA adding that the welfare of poor should not be compromise. It is unfortunate that the public servants in most of the cases do not do justice to their responsibilities adding that their attitude would trigger an action against them.
Furthermore KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has directed the concerned authorities to expedite works on developmental schemes in Shangla district to ensure timely and quality completion of these schemes.
He was presiding over a meeting regarding developmental schemes in Shangla district at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar. It was attended by Advisor to Chief Minister Abdul Munim, Shaukat Ali Yousaf MPA, SMBR, Secretaries of Irrigation, PHE, C&W, DC Shangla and officials and representatives of other concerned departments. The meeting was briefed about progress on various developmental schemes in the district and the issues surfaced in the process of implementation.
Chief Minister expressed concern on delay in issuance of the work order to put on ground certain schemes and directed to issue work order within 48 hours after floating the tenders and send its copies to his CM Secretariat.
He also instructed for removal of hurdles in different developmental schemes and asked for accelerating the pace of work on them.
Pervez Khattak said that schemes must be executed after preparation and approval and should be completed within stipulated time. He directed the TMO Shangla to submit schemes to district development committee to communicate schemes within one week time. He asked the authorities concerned to prepare the notification of new tehsils and sub tehsils announced by the provincial government so that it could be announced and notified once the delimitation process is completed and the ban lifted. Chief Minister also directed the Deputy Commissioner Shangla to inform the public representatives much earlier before holding the open katchery so that their participation could be ensured in such open katchery and the people problems addressed there.