Islamabad, January 31, 2013 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that security of tenure of government servants during service is a critical element in improving efficiency, good governance and better service delivery.
He made these observations during a meeting of 3rd Steering Committee of National Commission for Government Reforms (NCGR) held under his Chairmanship at the Prime Minister’s House this morning.
He urged the Commission to come up with concrete recommendations to ensure security of service tenure of government’s servants so that they can work without fear or favour.
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf also emphasized the need to revitalize the Secretaries Committee so that Inter-Ministerial Coordination which is of paramount importance to good governance is made effective.
Appreciating the work being carried out by the Commission and terming it as important, the Prime Minister expressed the confidence the Commission would give useful recommendations for improving government structures and business process.
The Prime Minister said that reforms is an ongoing process and hoped that the Commission will deliberate on specific areas of weaknesses in governance and come up with solution to those for better service delivery to the people, which is the prime objective of the people’s government.
Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor, Chairman of NCGR apprised the Prime Minister that the Commission had reviewed various government functions, rules and procedures before presenting its recommendation to the Steering Committee on Government Reforms.
NCGR has been given the broader mandate to reform and review the size and structure of the government at different levels with the objective of providing modern, efficient and accountable system of governance on sustainable basis.
The National Commission for Government Reforms (NCGR) is chaired by Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor with Mr Khan Ahmad Goraya, Mr Muhammad Hasan Bhutto, Mrs Parveen Qadir Agha, Dr Nelson Azeem, Khawaja Ijaz Sarwar and Mr Afzal Shigiri. All the provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan as well as women and minorities are represented in the Commission.
Those who participated in the meeting included Mr Farooq H. Naek Minister for Law and Justice, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh Minister for Finance, Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Chairman NCGR and senior officials of the government.
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