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Punjab P&D organizes an oath taking ceremony of executive body of Economists Association at Lahore.

12 Apr, 2019

Punjab Planning & Development Board has decided to acquire land for construction of P&D employees official housing residences to fulfill the basic demands of the P&D officials. In this connection, budgetary allocation would also be provided in upcoming ADP 2019-20.

Chairman P&D Habib-ur-Rehman Gilani stated this while chairing the oath taking ceremony of newly elected executive body of the Economists Association P&D, organized by AOE P&D Board at Defence Services Officers Mess Cantt Lahore. Provincial Secretary P&D Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, Members P&D Board Dr. Naveed Ahmad Chaudhary, Khalid Sultan, Dr. Sohail Saqlain, Additional Secretary P&D Dr. Shahid Adil, all development sectors Sr. Chiefs, Chiefs of Section, Planning Officers and other relevant officers attended the ceremony.

At the ceremony, newly elected executive body of Economists Association included President (AOE) Saleem Masih, Vice President Ali Nazir, General Secretary Rizwan Ali, Joint Secretary Shaiza Mudassar Ali, Finance Secretary Muhammad Rashid & Information Secretary Tassawar Abbas took an oath by the Chairman P&D.

Addressing the oath taking ceremony, Chairman P&D Habib Gilani said that service structure improvement, Human Resource Management and Capacity Building of P&D employees are our top priorities agenda. The performance of P&D has always been on top as compare to output of the other Provincial Departments. He also said that P&D Economists would be on the disposal of administrative departments for delivering their services to prepare PC-Is of the projects and to reduce gap between the respective departments  and P&D for better coordination & monitor all development activities. He appreciated the efforts of Secretary P&D to promote the development sector Chiefs in next posts of Senior Chiefs (BPS-20).

On the occasion, Secretary P&D Iftikhar Ali said that Director Development Posts in divisions are the key positions as well as focal person for development. There is an essential need to establish the professional planning development as the development program of the province is enhancing at present. Secretary P&D also congratulated the newly elected executive body of Economist Association.

Earlier, newly elected President Economists Association Saleem Masih, Chief Health P&D Board said that the steps taken by the P&D to computerization of Annual Development Program and ADP review at Smart Monitoring Development Program (SMDP) are highly remarkable. The P&D also introduced the PC-Is online submission system to facilitate the all executing agencies / departments. During the ceremony, President (AOE) Saleem Maish submitted some important proposals before the Chairman P&D that according to settled 25% quota in existing service rules, P&D senior economists should be appointed as Members of P&D Board. In order to make a fast and active monitor & coordination of development programs system, 9 posts of Director Development & Finance in divisions may be allocated to the P&D officers. The P&D Board must adopt the establishment of Provincial Planning Service (PPS) system like wise KPK & Federal Government.