RAWALPINDI: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Rawalpindi has requested the provincial government to carry out a special audit of the construction of the board’s new building, it has been learnt.
Officials at the BISE informed The Express Tribune that the authorities had asked the Punjab government to carry out a special audit of the money spent on the building before making the final payment.
Construction of the building for the BISE was completed near Morgah at the cost of Rs800 million in 2013.
Before the construction of the building, there were several offices of the board across the city creating problems for the candidates.
According to the officials, the board has yet to pay Rs120 million to the contractor but the money will only be released after the special audit was carried out.
The officials said that the board had constructed the office from its own sources. To remove all doubts and risks, the board has decided to request the special audit.
The new office of the BISE in Morgah accommodates all branches of the board under one building facilitating visiting students and candidates.
The office has its administration, finance, stores, meeting, enquiry, physical education, legal cell,
and registration branches under the BISE secretary’s office.
Presence of all branches in one building has made it easy for the visitors to get their work done without delay.
The BISE Secretary, Rana Javaid, when contacted, said that the board had asked the provincial government to initiate a special audit of the building project.
He said that the complex consisted of over 40 kanals of land and that the office would meet the requirements of the board for the next 50 years.
Javaid said that it was necessary for the board to have the audit as the costly project was completed by the BISE through its own resources.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2016.