Minister briefed on IT project
PESHAWAR – NWFP Information and Technology Department has planned 14 projects costing Rs 192 million in differÂent 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 inÂformed the Minister that proÂposed 14 IT projects for automaÂtion of office of Chief Secretary and Science, Technology and InÂformation Department, CompuÂterization of Information Department, Registration deeds, PubÂlic Service Commission, Disbursement and Management system of Zakat and Police/ Services Hospital Peshawar, esÂtablishment 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 compuÂterization 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 PrisÂon Management Information System (Peshawar and Haripur Prisons Pilot Project).
The Minister IT on this occaÂsion 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 expeditÂing work on the on-going project Kanju maintained that compuÂterization of government departÂments and institutions aimed to ensure corruption free govÂernance to the people, enhance its efficiency and capacity building of the governÂment employees.
He added that preparation of market-oriÂented human resource and abÂsorption of the jobless IT profesÂsionals 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 laboÂratories of the government school under the-umbrella of newly created STIT departments for promotion of science and technology in the province.
SimÂilarly, a Mega Project of estabÂlishment of science museum in Peshawar was also under active consideration of the governÂment, he concluded.
Source: The Nation