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PM forms committee to introduce IT in offices

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday constituted a committee, which would be headed by the deputy chairman Planning Commission, to improve the functioning of various government organisations through application of the latest information technology (IT).

The prime minister took the decision during a meeting on the Emergency Response and Social Administration Information System Project at the Prime Minister’s House on Saturday. The secretaries of information technology, finance and interior will be members of the committee.

The prime minister said the government would use all possible sources at its disposal to provide an efficient communication and a foolproof security system for citizens.

In this connection, he added that modern information technology offered multiple options to enhance surveillance and security in cities and towns. “Our objective should be to look into our future needs,” he said. He directed the committee to work out an effective and efficient system of security and communication to achieve this objective. He tasked the committee to examine the projects to avoid overlapping of functions and to assess reasonability of the project cost.

Earlier, the interior minister, assisted by the Nadra chairman and the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Information Technology, Sardar Latif Khosa, supported by the secretary information technology made presentations on the Emergency Response Information and Communication System.

The presentations made by both the ministries were aimed at improving the efficiency of the government organisations through introduction of the latest IT as well as information-sharing and monitoring for the purpose of vigilance and security.

The projects were designed to cover the entire country for which various stakeholders had already been consulted.

At the start of the meeting, the prime minister and the participants prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls who lost their lives in the Lahore and Mingora blasts.
Source: The News
Date:3/14/2010