PM Imran issues second ‘red-letter’ to lax ministries

Premier gives 16 ministries 21 more days to complete assigned tasks


Rizwan Ghilzai May 08, 2020
Prime Minister Imran Khan. PHOTO: PID/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan for the second time issued a ‘red-letter’ to 16 ministries for delay in implementation of previously given orders by the federal cabinet.

The notification issued by the PM office on Friday said that the federal cabinet had assigned eight tasks to relevant ministers which were to be completed in the allotted time. However, the ministries were still to implement five cabinet decisions.

“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 on their part to implement the instructions given in the new ‘red-letter’.

The PM’s delivery unit would prepare a detailed report after 21 days.

PM Imran tightens screws on tardy ministries

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.

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