Training of local government officials on planning, budget preparation begins
MULTAN – The district government has started providing training for officials from Local organizations for their capacity building in planning and budget preparation in line with modern trends to ensure transparency and efficiency.
It’s time to avoid outdated budget preparation methods and embark on a transparent budgeting system, ”said Deputy Commissioner Amir Khatak as he chaired a meeting of the district reform committee here. Friday. District team leader Ahmad Rajwana informed the meeting that officials from different departments have started to receive training on developing modern budgets to ensure transparency. He added that funding has been linked to performance in modern budgeting.
Rajwana added that a planning manual has also been finalized for local organizations. He added that local development councils would be formed and that taxation and royalty rules would be incorporated into the new budgeting system.
DC Amir Khatak said the budget should be prepared considering long-term development goals instead of one-year planning and its quality should improve. ADCs Muhammad Tayyab Khan and Hidayatullah Khan, Deputy Commissioners Aabgeenay Khan, Muhammad Zubair and Mudassir Mumtaz, Deputy Director of Development Irfan Anjum, Director General Iqbal Khan, SNG Representative Muhammad Ibrahim and other officials attended the meeting.
Conversion of 94 brick kilns to zig-zag technology completed
Up to 94 percent of traditional brick kilns have been converted to zig-zag technology across the district so far.
Deputy Environment Director Zafar Iqbal, in a conversation with APP here on Friday, said 455 of the district’s 492 brick kilns have been zigzagged while 37 remaining brick kilns will be relocated by the next day. next week. The 37 brick kilns were the ones that were rented or have other issues.
He said all the old technological brickyards and the polluting industry are closed as per instructions from the Punjab government. However, the only brick kilns with zig-zag technology were allowed to operate. He said that it was found that there was a shortage of skilled manpower to operate brick kilns with modern technology, and brick kiln owners were trying to train their workforce. work by themselves. He said five watch teams regularly monitor the brick kilns.
Zafar said the government of Punjab has offered a loan under the Apna Rozgaar program and brickyard owners could take the opportunity to relocate their brickyards. The loan of up to one million rupees was granted through the Punjab Bank. The deputy manager said about 30 brick kiln owners have applied for the loan in the district so far and urged brick kiln owners to take the opportunity.