Poor performance: PM issues warning to 16 ministries

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ISLAMABAD (ENNS) Prime Minister Imran Khan issued a red-letter to 16 different federal ministries over delays in the implementation of the decisions taken by the cabinet.

This is the second time the PM office has issued the red-letter, which is a warning and a sign of displeasure. Last year, secretaries of 27 ministries were issued red-letter for failing to act upon cabinet orders.

According to a notification issued by the PM Office, the federal cabinet had assigned eight tasks to relevant ministries, which were to be completed in the allotted time, but many were still pending.

“The 16 ministries have been given 21 [more]days,” the notification stated. A performance report of the ministers was also to be submitted along with the mention of any failure to implement the instructions.

The ministries and their respective divisions were supposed to provide a list of positions lying vacant at all levels to the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) for framing or updating of the recruitment rules.

The list of vacant positions include those that can be re-designated, rationalised or deleted. They were also to provide a list of officers/officials (all type of ex-cadres) eligible for promotion but not being promoted due to various reasons.

The ministries and divisions had also been asked to timely dispose of disciplinary proceedings – initiated against government employees – pending for more than three months.

They were also to provide data of ‘the prescribed format’ regarding record/files to be archived, machinery, vehicles, equipment to be condemned and disposed of as per the approved procedure.

With the issuance of the red-letter to 16 ministries, reports of another reshuffle in the federal cabinet have started making rounds in political circles. PM Imran might take decision on this soon, The News claimed.

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