Lahore, July 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): A video conference regarding review of implementation status of ADP 2021-22 was held under the chairmanship of Chairman Planning and Development Board Mr. Abdullah Khan Sumbal at P and D Complex. The objective of the meeting was to discuss the approval of status of un-approved schemes, and release of funds against on-going projects at spending level of all sectors. It was informed that against 4,680 un-approved schemes on 1st July 2021 3,179 schemes have been approved. Whereas, progress of approval of schemes at DDC level remained more than 96%.
It was also informed that Finance Department has released 100% funds allocated for approved on-going schemes i.e. Rs. 131 billion on 1st July 2021. The Administrative Departments have placed Rs. 68 billion at spending level and balance amount of Rs. 63 billion is yet to be placed at the spending level. The Chair observed that to ensure fast track implementation of ADP 2021-22, the guidelines and timeliness notified by the CM Punjab should be followed in the letter and spirit.
For this purpose, a proactive approach is required to kick start implementation of the ADP with a robust monitoring mechanism at all levels. It was reiterated that regular review meetings on fortnightly basis will be convened at all levels to monitor implementation of ADP 2021-22.
The bottlenecks hindering implantation of ADP must be highlighted and forward to the concerned quarters of removal. The government will be focusing on the streamlining the process by reviewing the status on main concern. Meeting was attended by all Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners, Members of P and D Board and other Senior Officers.
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Directorate General Public Relations,
Government of the Punjab