PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed the health department to include the liver transplant in the Sehat Sahulat Program making it clear that liver transplant facility along with provision of free medicines should be ensured to the poor people of the province. He also directed to identify suitable land for establishment of Cadet College Dir Upper further directing that work on other feasible projects of Cadet Colleges in the province be initiated without any delay. The Chief Minister directed the Elementary & Secondary Education department to complete transfer/posting of all clerical staff of its Directorate, EDO offices and schools working on the same posts for more than two years and submit a report to this effect. He also directed that strengthening of existing forest check posts and establishment of new forest check posts should be completed within the stipulated timelines further directing the Environmental Protection Agency to improve its performance adding that environmental pollution was a severe problem and EPA should take concrete steps to overcome the issue.
He was chairing a progress review meeting of different provincial departments here at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar on Wednesday. Besides Principal Secretary to CM Shahab Ali Shah, Administrative Secretaries of concerned departments and other relevant officials attended the meeting. The meeting was briefed that under the transfer policy of the provincial government, Establishment & Administration department had completed the transfer/posting of 437 employees working on the same post for the last two years whereas transfer of 500 more such employees would also be completed within a week. Similarly, a total of 72 employees of different cadres have been transferred and posted by the food department whereas all the employees of forest and environment department working on the same post for more than two years have been transferred.
The Chief Minister on the occasion directed for transfer/ posting of all District Food Controllers working in the same district for more than two years. The meeting was informed that data of the employees of health department working on the same post for last two years was being prepared and process of transfer/posting of all such employees would be completed by 5th of December this year. The meeting was informed that under the Elementary & Secondary Education department 3442 teaching posts for merged areas have been advertised. The hiring process against advertised posts has been planned to complete within next four months. Similarly, more than 20,000 teaching posts of settled districts have also been advertised. Apart from above posts, 132 posts of ADEOs/ASDEOs have been advertised through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission. The authorities told that PC-1s of 21 developmental schemes out of total 41 have been approved whereas approval of remaining PC-1s was in progress. It was further informed that double shift schools policy has been prepared in consultation with Establishment and Law department. The Chief Minister directed the authorities concerned to provide proper timelines for formal launching of double shifts in the schools.
While briefing the meeting about health sector, it was informed that the process of transfer of health department’s ambulance service to rescue 1122 will be started this month. The chief minister directed the quarters concerned to ensure the completion of ambulance transfer process across the province by March next year. Further, it was informed that the work on launching E-transfer policy in health department was underway while the revamping of Basic Health Units and Rural Health Centres in merged districts would be completed by June next year.