Peshawar: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has approved the creation of posts for establishing camp courts and registry offices of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Service Tribunal (KPST) in three remote regions of the province and strictly directed the finance department to do away with the traditional practice of imposing unjustified cuts on new posts that are demanded by the government departments and institutions for their effective service delivery functions. He said that his government was facing no shortage of financial resources for such purposes.
He also sought report from finance department regarding the provincial government’s proposal for withdrawing official houses and vehicles from the government officers and enhancing their salaries two to three times instead and said that the proposal would prove beneficial to a great extend for the public servants.
The Chief Minister issued these orders while presiding over a meeting on the affairs of the KPST at CM Secretariat Monday. The Advocate General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Abdul Lateef Yusafzai, Chairman of KPST, Mohammad Tariq, Secretary of Administration and Establishment department, Hassan Mahmood Yusafzai, Secretary Law, Mohammad Arifeen, Assistant Advocate General, Kabeer Khattak and other relevant officers attended the meeting.
In response to the problems and proposals presented by the Advocate General and the chairman KPST, the Chief Minister assured to fulfil all requirements of the tribunal so as to ensure smooth and early disposal of the service cases and disputes of the government servants.
In this connection he directed the concerned authorities to consider feasibility of the idea for constructing a separate Service Tribunal Complex and also asked the finance department to work out the proposal for granting financial autonomy to the tribunal in order to facilitate it in its effective working.
Emphasizing the need for equipping the public service institutions with all necessary facilities including required manpower, the Chief Minister advised the relevant departments that they must not turn down the demands of the public service departments in an outright manner as the departments’ needs for service delivery cannot be compromised upon in the present provincial government, he added.
According approval of new posts for setting up registry offices of the tribunal at Abbottabad, D I Khan and Swat, he directed the Administration department to accommodate the tribunal offices in a rented building at a suitable location for the time being.
The Chief Minister also stressed for discouraging the tendency of transfers in government departments and said that transfer any official be done in case of unsatisfactory performance only.