PESHAWAR: Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mohammad Azam Khan has stressed upon the administrative secretaries to work with full devotion and dedication for redressal of public grievances and ensure quick disposal of official matters.
He further instructed to set clear goal and road map for achieving the desired results. The basic purpose should be to provide relief to the common man, he stressed.
He was chairing the maiden meeting of administrative secretaries, after assuming the charge of the office of Chief Secretary, at Civil Secretariat, Peshawar Tuesday.
The Chief Secretary said that during his tenure in office, transparency, efficient delivery will be the top most priority. He called upon the officers to work hard and in return their career progression would be ensured. Meetings of Provincial Selection Board will be held regularly. Recent promotions of hundred of officers in one go is a crystal clear example to this fact.
The Chief Secretary directed the Administrative Secretaries to submit
pending promotion cases within a month. This step would help create vacancies to ensure job opportunities for the unemployed educated youth.
He directed all departments to dispose of all pending promotion cases at
departmental level and submit a certificate to the Chief Secretary Office in this regard.
The Chief Secretary also directed to notify a committee under ACS to
review all cases where government employees have gone to service tribunal/court of law. The aim is to provide justice to employees at their executive level thereby reducing burden on the courts.
Chief Secretary also directed the Administrative Secretaries to
undertake field visits, hold open kutchery at district level to resolve the problems of masses at their door steps.
He further advised his team to exercise their power and authority with
the sense of responsibility, God fearing as being a civil servant, we are not only accountable to the General Public but also answerable to the Allah Almighty on the day of judgment.
The Chief Secretary further said that Rules and Regulations were framed
for the betterment of masses; it is felt that some laws/rules may create hindrance in service delivery; it is our responsibility to suggest amendments in the larger public interest to ensure better service delivery.
Chief Secretary also directed for quick disposal of court cases, fresh recruitment cases pending with Provincial Public Service Commission, issues relating to office accommodation, vehicles, staff shortage etc. To resolve these issues on fast track, next meeting will be held after a week time to review pace of progress on the decisions.