ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Prof.Ahsan Iqbal on Friday said that civil services reforms would be completed within few months to evolve performance management system for civil servants and institutions.
“Government is fully committed to make reforms in civil services institutions to enhance the capacity and services delivery mechanism of individuals and institutions”, he said this while talking to APP here.
Ahsan Iqbal said the mechanism would focus on performance evaluation, providing required training and skill development and offering rewards and incentives to the civil servants.
He said quality human resource had been employed to maintain merit, integrity and transparency in national institutions.
Ahsan Iqbal said that a roadmap for Vision 2025 and framework had been launched by taking all stakeholder on board and was being implemented with full vigor.
Replying to a question, he said that development was not possible without public sector reforms and “We are working with academia and research institutions to move forward with a view to bringing reforms in different areas including civil service, taxation system, policing, judicial system and education”.
Ahsan said international best practices would be used for bringing reforms in the civil service besides considering the previous studies conducted domestically on the subject.
He said the salary structure of civil service must be improved to give better incentives to bureaucracy while strengthening their accountability mechanism.
The Minister said that there was a disconnection between the efficiency and performance, there was lot of best officers in the ministries but institutions performance was not accordingly.
Replying to another question, he said the world was going through the war of information adding that media had big role for development and prosperity of any nation.
“We need joint efforts with responsible and pro- active media to highlight the developmental stories and promote the human interest issues for development and prosperity of the country”, he added.
Ahsan Iqbal said now “We need dialogue with world through strong media and government is committed to enhance the capacity of national media to compete with modern information war fare”.
The Minister said the government allocated funds in current budget for capacity building of economic journalists and consultation with media houses was going on in this regards.
Ahsan said Media should be used for constructive purpose adding that it should adopt mature approach to point out the issues of development and prosperity.