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Minister briefed on IT project

PESHAWAR – NWFP Information and Technology Department has planned 14 projects costing Rs 192 million in differ­ent sectors for financial year 2.006-07 and its justification and working papers are ready for onward necessary action. , Director IT Sarwar Gondal in a briefing at Peshawar told to IT Minister Hussain Ahmad Kanju on Friday. He was also briefed about the update progress on on-going IT projects and achievement of the department in detail.

Giving details, Director IT in­formed the Minister that pro­posed 14 IT projects for automa­tion of office of Chief Secretary and Science, Technology and In­formation Department, Compu­terization of Information Department, Registration deeds, Pub­lic Service Commission, Disbursement and Management system of Zakat and Police/ Services Hospital Peshawar, es­tablishment of 84 IT Labs in Government High School, IT Training Centre for earthquake affect areas (Pilot Project at District Mansehra), Help Call Centre at Civil Secretariat Peshawar for free technical support in compu­terization and computer centres [n the most thickly populated and remote areas of each district, -replication of Online Hospital.

Management System after LRH To Khyber Teaching Hospital & Hyderabad Medical Complex, Human Resource Management for Health Department and Pris­on Management Information System (Peshawar and Haripur Prisons Pilot Project).

The Minister IT on this occa­sion also directed to include the computerization project of Anticorruption Department and Police Special Branch as the high-ups of it desired so.
Issuing directives for expedit­ing work on the on-going project Kanju maintained that compu­terization of government depart­ments and institutions aimed to ensure corruption free gov­ernance to the people, enhance its efficiency and capacity building of the govern­ment employees.

He added that preparation of market-ori­ented human resource and ab­sorption of the jobless IT profes­sionals was the priority of the MMA government. He asserted that the provincial government was striving hard to put all the technical institutions and its board and science labo­ratories of the government school under the-umbrella of newly created STIT departments for promotion of science and technology in the province.

Sim­ilarly, a Mega Project of estab­lishment of science museum in Peshawar was also under active consideration of the govern­ment, he concluded.
Source: The Nation
Date:4/15/2006