KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has given go ahead and directed the departments concerned to take 335 prioritised new development schemes, conceived at an estimated cost of around Rs 41940 million included in annual development programme ADP-2013-14 with annual allocation of Rs 10575.511 million.
The CM Sindh strictly directed that the officers must complete 313 ongoing development schemes by December 31, 2013 without fail as they had committed earlier and added that no excuse would be entertained in this regard.
He said this while presiding over a meeting regarding implementation on new approved ADP schemes 2013-14 held at CM House here, said a statement on Tuesday.
Addressing the meeting the CM Sindh said that the PPP-led Government has earmarked Rs 165 billion for development schemes of provincial government out of which Rs 95 billion would be utilised on ongoing schemes and Rs 70 billion on new development schemes, besides Rs 8.6 billion are being spent on the schemes recommended by the MPAs.
The CM Sindh directed the officers to give priority to the schemes which can be completed by the end of this fiscal year and the finance department to facilitate in releasing fund for such development schemes.
Expressing his reservations over the schemes prepared with a schedule of completion in long period and same included in ADP with little annual allocation, the CM Sindh directed all administrative secretaries to prepare development schemes with substitutional amount and annual allocation with these completion schedules within 3 years.
He said that though 55 ongoing development schemes are reported to be completed by the end of current financial year however still there is room for importance and intensifying the pace of development work to complete maximum numbers of development schemes to facilitate the common man.
The CM Sindh while taking notice of substandard works at some development schemes directed the related executing authorities to get such schemes rectified by the contractors concerned before handing over to the concerned departments failing which strict action would be taken against them.
He directed the administrative secretaries also to monitor their schemes in addition to the other monitoring agencies.
The Additional Chief Secretary while briefing the meeting said that all provincial ministries were asked to submit most important prioritised development schemes for implementation.
The Planning and Development Department has received 335 such schemes which include 62 schemes from Sindh Irrigation Department, 12 from education, 20 from health, 93 from local government, 64 public health engineering, 80 from works and services while the rest related to home energy and P&D department, he said.
He said that many of these new schemes would be got completed by the end of this financial year.
He said that works and services department has committed to complete 92 ongoing development schemes for construction of about 1800 kilometres roads by the end of December, 2013 and 57 new schemes by the end of June 30, 2014.
Similarly, the Local Government department has also committed to complete at least 50 per cent of the new schemes by the end of current financial year, he added.
Sindh Chief Secretary Sajjad Saleem Hotiyana, Additional Chief Secretary (P&D) Arif Khan, Additional Chief Secretary Home, Syed Mumtaz Shah, Secretary Finance Shoail Rajput, Secretary to CM Rai Sikandar and provincial and other administrative department attended the meeting.