PMIC dis­posed of 12,507 com­plaints against Govt de­part­ments

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD: Prime Min­is­ter's In­spec­tion Com­mis­sion (PMIC) has set­tled more than 75 % com­plaints re­ceived dur­ing the year 2015 by con­duct­ing in­quiries in a fair, free and trans­par­ent man­ner. "A to­tal of 16,626 com­plaints were re­ceived against the govern­ment de­part­ments and the com­mis­sion re­mained suc­cess­ful in set­tling 12,507 com­plaints," Chair­man, Prime Min­is­ter's In­spec­tion Com­mis­sion (PMIC), Lt. Col. (R) Saif-Ud-Din Qureshi, told APP on Sun­day. He said that ma­jor­ity of the com­plaints were about ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties, cor­rup­tion, neg­li­gence, ex­ces­sive use of pow­ers by the govern­ment of­fi­cials'es­pe­cially in po­lice, Sui Gas, De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­i­ties, Hous­ing So­ci­eties and Rev­enue depart­ment.

How­ever, the PMIC took timely ac­tion and de­cided the com­plaints within short­est pos­si­ble time, be­sides tak­ing ini­tia­tive to set up a round-the-clock com­plaint reg­is­ter­ing tele­phone hot­line for the pub­lic com­plaints with No: 1818. The Com­mis­sion, he said, took no­tice of il­le­gal ap­point­ments in the Fed­eral Di­rec­torate of Education and rec­om­mended ac­tions against four of­fi­cials' who were in­volved in it.

Chair­man said that PMIC was mak­ing ef­forts to en­sure good gov­er­nance, trans­par­ent and ac­count­able ad­min­is­tra­tion in the Fed­eral and Pro­vin­cial Gov­ern­ments' Min­istries, Divi­sions, De­part­ments and Au­ton­o­mous Bod­ies, Town Com­mit­tees through mon­i­tor­ing, eval­u­a­tion and en­abling guide­lines.

An­swer­ing a ques­tion, he said that PMIC was mon­i­tor­ing and bring­ing fur­ther trans­parency in the mega projects by re­view­ing the en­tire process from open­ing ten­der to its com­ple­tion. Elab­o­rat­ing the process of ac­tion on the re­ceived com­plaints, he said, PMIC con­tacted with the rel­e­vant depart­ment or de­part­ments and de­cided about in­quiry within three days as 11-mem­ber com­mis­sion ap­proved in­quiry into the mat­ter, af­ter seek­ing ap­proval from the of­fice of the Prime Min­is­ter.

"There is no fo­rum to chal­lenge the de­ci­sion of PMIC ex­cept for the Prime Min­is­ter who could be ap­pealed within 30day of is­suance of the de­ci­sion," he added. The Chair­man said that PMIC had ap­pointed fo­cal per­sons in the fed­eral de­part­ments and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments who were pro­vid­ing as­sis­tance for ear­lier dis­posal of the com­plaints be­sides keep­ing vigil on their day-to-day per­for­mance. He said that the PMIC played very ef­fec­tive role for elim­i­na­tion of cor­rup­tion from the fed­eral and pro­vin­cial govern­ment de­part­ments be­sides giv­ing re­lief to num­bers of com­mon man.

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