Innovation is being introduced for efficient service delivery: CM
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan on Sunday said that innovation is being introduced in the provincial departments and institutions for timely and efficient delivery of services to the people adding that for this purpose KP Information Technology Board (KPITB) and other institutions are being made truly active.
Talking to the Member Provincial Assembly in the Chief Minister Secretariat, Peshawar, the Chief Minister said that the KP government is on the path to advancement in the field of information and communication technology.
He said that the technology board is in constant touch with other agencies to achieve the proposed goals under the provincial government’s digital policy.
“To promote the IT industry is inevitable, we have to move beyond our traditional style of governance to innovation”, he added.
“There are many opportunities in the ICT sector of the province”, he asserted and said the government was moving forward in this regard with full planning.
Mahmood Khan maintained that currently various projects were being underway in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Digital Youth Employment Program in which young people were being provided vocational training.
“Not only are these young people doing profitable businesses but they are also providing employment opportunities to the unemployed youths”, he said.
The Chief Minister maintained that the government’s move would definitely help in tackling the problem of unemployment in the country adding that thousands of youths have benefited from this program so far.
He revealed that under the Early Age Program, Hundreds of government schools have trained children for Innovation, Technology and Ideas.
Mehmood Khan said that work on the important projects like digitalization of government offices, automation of FIRs, journal automation, online application and shortlisting for recruiters, Cyber record centers, including the issuance of online registration for admission to colleges were being underway.
The Chief Minister said that his government wanted to make full use of IT to ensure transparency in the province, evaluate the performance of institutions, develop accountability system and promote innovative ideas. For this purpose, all departments have been directed to ensure cooperation.
He added that the ultimate objective of all these efforts was to ensure that the delivery of change-oriented services was in line with the expectations of the people.