PPSC Chairman Lt Gen (retd) Sajjad Akram presented the performance report of the commission for the year 2016 to the CM. While lauding the efforts of the team, CM said substantial steps should be taken for strengthening and continuous improvement of the commission to comply with the latest trends. Officials have been asked to explore ways of bringing the whole system online and facilitate candidates by conducting their interviews via video links or Skype.
The chief minister also formed a high-powered committee tasked with formulating a comprehensive report regarding the implementation of the aforesaid suggestions. The committee will also work on furnishing a report regarding improvement in service rules and pre-services training.
PPSC Chairman Sajjad said the PPSC had established regional offices in seven divisions of Punjab while the online complaint system had bore good results. Use of technology and ensuring merit has reassured public trust in the PPSC system, he added.
“Merit, transparency and integrity are distinguished features of our institution, which has won the confidence of the public”
He ordered increasing the number of members of the PPSC and hiring a renowned consultant for improving its performance.
Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Ayesha Ghuas Pasha, Adviser Dr. Umar Saif and the chief secretary, additional chief secretary, senior Board of Revenue member and secretaries also participated in the meeting.