Atta Ur Rehman
The Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar has said that the Planning Commission has streamlined the process of authorization of Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) funds for the Ministries and Executing agencies.
According to details, the Planning Minister chaired a meeting to review the progress of Federal Education and Professional Training projects under PSDP in Islamabad on Friday. The issues and bottlenecks of PSDP funded projects, of the Education Ministry were discussed thoroughly and way forward was agreed for each project.
Asad Umar said that in the first quarter of the PSDP 2020-21, 20% of PSDP allocation of each Ministry were authorized in one go by Planning Ministry, so that the sponsors release and utilize the funds on time. He said that this process will ensure speedy implementation of the projects and passing on the benefits to the public.
The Federal Minister made it clear that no compromise would be made on timely and quality completion of the development projects. In this regard, all the concerned authorities and Ministry of Education have to make sure that agreed timelines are strictly followed.
Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood, Minister for Economic Affairs Khusro Baktiyar, Parliamentary Secretary Wajiha Akram, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Secretary Planning, Secretary Education and senior officials of Planning Ministry were also present in the meeting.