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Computer technology is need of hour: Administrator

Karachi, November 19, 2012 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed said it was need of the hour to equip the government machinery especially the municipal organizations with the requirements of present day needs. The computer and I.T technology has to be given basic importance in all fields to serve the citizens in a better way.

He said this while chairing a meeting of the information technology department which was attended by Senior Director I.T Masood Alam and other senior officers.

Administrator Karachi on this occasion directed to make the computer training essential for all the employees of KMC and to arrange for I.T courses in the computer training center including the basic office automation and advanced computer courses and further expand this on gradual basis so that the officers and subordinate officials in various departments could utilize the computer technology in a better way and improve their performance.

He said the Municipal Services, Education, Health, Master Plan and Land Management Departments especially need to be equipped with the modern tool of information technology. Karachi was counted in the seven big cities of the world and it enjoyed the metropolitan status, therefore the citizens here need to be served in an efficient way.

Administrator Karachi said that despite having limited resources, KMC was making it sure to provide well standard computer training to its employees and for this purpose a relatively big and modern computer training center will soon be setup with the latest computer systems, multimedia projectors, networking and other necessities.

He said he will personally monitor the training courses and all the needs of I.T Department will be fulfilled in this regard.

Senior Director Masood Alam gave a detailed briefing to Administrator on the working of Information Technology Department. He said the training courses were started in 1995 and so far computer training had been imparted to over 1400 employees through more than 73 I.T Courses.

The employees of KMC, defunct KDA, Building Control Authority, DMCs and KW and SB availed the training facility.

He said soon more advanced I.T courses will be introduced for KMC employees which were expected to bring improvement in the overall working.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406
Email: administrator@karachicity.gov.pk

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