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27 ministries receive “Red Letter” by PMO for critical delay in task completion

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Islamabad: Prime Minister’s Office has issued “red letters” to 27 ministries/departments for the critical delay in completing the assigned projects. Prime Minister Imran Khan had directly assigned some tasks to 27 ministries.

The office directed the named ministries to complete the tasks they were assigned by September 9 and to submit a compliance report on the matter to the Prime Minister.

According to the red letter issued to one ministry, a copy of which was obtained by “DawnNews TV” stated ministry was given 30 days to complete the specified tasks. 

As per the issued red letter, the tasks were :

  • Provision of the list of positions lying vacant at all levels for framing or update of recruitment rules.
  • Provision of the list of officers/officials (all type of ex-cadres) eligible for promotion not being promoted due to various reasonsTimely disposal of all disciplinary proceedings initiated against government employees that are lying pending for more than three months
  • Provision of data on a prescribed format regarding record/files to be archived, machinery, vehicles, equipment to be condemned and disposed-off as per the approved procedure

Earlier a yellow letter was given to the Ministry in August. Failure in completing the tasks on time resulted in the issuance of a red-letter. 

27 out of 34 ministries were issued a red letter, which is considered to be a final warning for them to complete their assigned tasks. 

Earlier in March, Prime Minister’s Office issued a press release stating the PMO will quarterly reviewing the performances of the ministries. The PMO had informed the concerned focal persons in advance.

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