Planning Commission conducts field monitoring of 170 development projects

Engineering Post Report

The Planning Commission of the Ministry of Planning, Development  and Special Initiatives has conducted  field monitoring of 170 projects listed in the Public  Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2022-23  of various   sectors against the annual target of 150 to review and track physical progress of the schemes on ground.

According to the sources concerned, the remedial measure and recommendations  were accordingly communicated to the sponsoring/executing agencies for appropriate corrective actions.

PC-IVs of 20 development projects were  also evaluated against the annual target of 25 projects during the period under report.

Furthermore, in line with the authorization of the highest economic body, National Economic Council (NEC), an Financial Management and Powers of Provincial Accounting Officers (PAOs) Regulations 20231, Ministries/ Divisions have also been empowered to make necessary re-appropriations to cater for additional funds requirements from slow-moving to fast-moving projects. Some inter-grant adjustments were   also been recommended  to ensure optimum utilization  of PSDP.

During July 2022-May 203223, an amount of Rs 64 billion  was re appropriated by various Ministries/Divisions whereas TSGs amounting  to about Rs 69 billion  were recommended to important projects and programmes within the already approved size of PSDP 2022-23.