C M Sindh orders action against absent officials/employees & demands vacancies list in 3 days

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has strictly directed to the Provincial Secretaries to submit detailed list of the vacancies within three days failing which action would be taken against them. The Chief Minister Sindh declared appointments if any made during ban period, as illegal and unauthorized.
The Chief Minister Sindh also warned the Provincial Secretaries to fully comply with the Government’s policies and his directives letter and spirit and also to ensure, transparent and efficient utilization of development fund aimed to provide relief to the common men. This he directed while presiding over high level meeting of all Provincial Secretaries Government of Sindh which also attended by Acting Inspector General of Sindh Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali at committee room New Sindh Secretariat Building today.
Addressing the meeting the Chief Minister Sindh said that at the very beginning of second tenure of his Government, the ban on the appointment was imposed in the Cabinet meeting. He said that this ban was imposed to complete the inquiries of irregularities and illegal appointments made by some departments, before starting the fresh and regular appointments this year, so that employment of genuine and deserving candidates could be ensured on the merit. But he has received feedback about the appointments during the ban period which according to him are illegal and violation of ban. He said that during the inquiry about irregularities in appointments made last year, he had taken strict action against defaulting officers and even some of them got arrested in criminal negligence.
He said that no officer would be allowed for ignoring or violating the ban on the employment and added that who so ever found irresponsible would be taken to task. The Chief Minister Sindh directed the Secretaries, not to take Government’s policies lightly but to comply the same with letter and spirit. He asked the officers to realize their position and obligation towards the Government and people of Sindh, as they are equally accountable to the people along with him. He said that the leader ship of my party is monitoring the performance of Sindh Government and I am also watching the performance of the officers.
He said that he (CM Sindh) personally had paid surprise visits of Sindh Secretariat two to three time but most of Secretaries found absent, thus caused criticism on the Government from various circles. He directed the Secretaries to be punctual in their offices, resolve the problems of the people who used to come from far flung areas without causing them difficulties.
The Chief Minister Sindh also directed the Provincial Secretaries to ensure the promotions of the officer’s officials in their departments though regular department promotion committees on the merit and justice.
While talking about the development performances, the Chief Minister Sindh said that though it remained higher than other provinces in Pakistan as per assessment of the impartial organizations including media but still there is room of improvement.
He said that the development funds which were released to the department last year had not been utilized fully. He said that after the employment to the youths, the development is the second most important factor to provide relief to the people of Sindh.
He said that Education, Health, Agriculture, Water and Energy were the sectors which are being given priority by this Government. While discussing on the reports about pending lot of Government cases in the courts, the Chief Minister Sindh expressed his dissatisfaction over the co-operation of the officers concerned with Law Department or Advocate General (AG) of Sindh.
He said that the cold response of the officers is causing losses to the Government and it was not getting the relief from the courts accordingly because of laziness and apathy of officers concerned. He directed the Secretaries to follow their cases properly and co-operate the AG Sindh according to law.