Management of education, health depts at local level ordered

Chief minister says departments with huge human resources could not efficiently managed at provincial level.

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PESHAWAR: At a meeting Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ali Amin Khan Gandapur directed that to streamline the existing system of education and health in the province, a press released issued by the CM Secretariat stated.

The chief minister stressed the need for devolution of management of the two sectors to lower level, adding additional directors general should be appointed at the regional level for better and efficient management of the departments.

He remarked that departments with huge human resources could not efficiently managed from provincial level, adding that service delivery can be improved only when managed and looked after at local level; and,  therefore, it is necessary to shift the workload to regional level.

He directed that teachers and paramedical staff recruited on domicile basis should be re-posted in the areas of their respective domicile where they are supposed to serve, and necessary amendments be proposed in the relevant laws for this purpose. He directed the high ups of health department to collect complete data of the unused or under used medical equipments in all the government hospitals of the province within a week and said that steps should be taken to put the medical equipment into use or otherwise shift them to hospitals where they can be utilized to the optimum.

He underscored the need for digitizing the health and education departments for better utilization of resources and effective monitoring of service delivery.

The meeting was informed that the initiatives of the government had resulted in significant improvement in primary healthcare system.

The chief minister directed the concerned authorities that there should be no transfer of teachers without vacant posts in the education department. Apart from this, appointment of teaching cadre employees against administrative positions should be stopped and the teaching cadre and management cadre should be kept separately in the health and education department. Matters related to the launching of education card on the analogy of health card were also discussed in the meeting to facilitate the children to get admissions in private sector schools in areas where public sector schools do not exist or are inaccessible for any reason.

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