Thursday, February 9

Balochistan Govt optimist to attain more strengthened, improved mechanism for Revenue collection

QUETTA: To strengthen the capacity for Sales Tax on Services collection and to improve accountability in Public Financial Management and Public Service Delivery in the Education and Irrigation Sectors in Balochistan is the main objective of Governance & Policy Project (GPP).

Mujeeb ur Rehman, Chief of Section and Coordinator GPP Mahfooz Ali Khan held a meeting along with their team in an orientation to “Governance and Policy Project ”given to Additional Chief Secretary Planning and Development Naseebullah Khan Bazai.

Respectable, Additional Chief Secretary Naseeb Ullah Khan Bazai was informed that Increase transparency and effectiveness in public resource management are the main focus of the project, And to strengthen the upstream of government (planning & financial) and downstream (service delivery) government systems and planed of automation of PSDP and M&E System have been initiated after obtaining concurrence from competent authorities and ready for floating EOI.

ACS was told that the logical frame work of the project appraisal document was shared and the secretary planning and Development was told about the bifurcation of the funds provided through this project.

Coordinator GPP further informed about the project focus which is improving and strengthening the monitoring and evaluation mechanism of the GoB through Monitoring and Evaluation Frame work and the geo tagging/mapping of the ongoing project.

The information about other targeted institutes and the activities done with Ombudsman Secretariat, Anti Corruption Establishment and BPPRA was disseminated to the secretary planning.

Additional Chief Secretary showed his concerns regarding the digitization of all PSDP (Public Sector Development Programme) schemes upon which he was informed that this initiative has already been taken by GPP and initial documentation is in process.

ACS appreciated the work done through the project staff and showed his keen interest in the finalization of the pending tasks on the behalf of P&DD Balochistan.

He also appreciated the efforts done by the Project Staff so far and shared his concerns/optimism for the obvious outputs the project will focus through Revenue Generation and Strengthening of the Public Investment Management through GPP.