Islamabad: Today Federal Minister for Professional and Technical Training Mian Riaz Pirzada chaired the meeting of board of governors of National Education foundation and told that board of governors will be reconstituted entirely.
Riaz Pirzada told that as the Supreme Court of Pakistan has given her verdict regarding the safety and working of education foundation so we will respect and implement the court decision as I myself staunchly believe on the promotion of education but for that National Education foundation must work with new zeal and enthusiasm.
Federal Minister also took the serious notice of audit reports (2010-11) and regarding to NEF and asks the board and Secretary of the Ministry that all decisions must be taken in the light of audit reports. Federal Minister said that he himself is a member of the PAC so he ensures that all the decisions will be taken according to audit reports regarding NEF and basic education community schools.
Federal Minister told that I always abide by the law and there is zero tolerance to the corruption or inefficiency as far as I am working as a Minister. In the meeting the decision for the scholarships is taken and it is said that number of scholarships and budgetary allocation will be increased from the previous years.
Federal Minister also ordered that monitoring and rationalization of all the schools in Pakistan should complete as soon as possible. it was asked to the Minister that what will be the fate of those schools that were working the cooperation of NEF as Endowment community schools and Schools under NGOs whose budgetary supports were coming through NEF and Federal Minister told that Endowment community school will continue while those schools that were running under the supervision of the NGOs will be decided later as there was existing the conflict of opinions between the M.D and D.G of NEF so thorough investigation is required before doing any decision.
It was told to the Minister that due to the previous ignorance of the Government and lack of budget most of the NEF offices did not pay the rent and electricity also has been cut due to non payment of the bills so Minister said that newer grants will be given to make the system stronger, efficient and substantial.
Riaz Pirzada said that no Board of Governors body should think that they are motherly and fatherly free but everyone will be responsible here and everyone must know that I am deadliest against the undue favours and recommendations.
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