Lahore: The Punjab government Friday lifted ban on sanctioned seats for constables and traffic police alongside allowing two new 16-grade Risaldar seats in the Border Military Police in Rajanpur and recruitment for vacant BMP seats in Dera Ghazi Khan.
The approval was given in the 60th meeting of the Cabinet Standing Committee on Finance and Development.
More than 19 recommendations from various departments were presented in the committee meeting.
The meeting also lifted the ban on recruitment from various seats scale 1 to 15 in the Planning and Development Board besides extending the period for ongoing appointments in the Public Private Partnership Authority.
The meeting also approved the lifting of the ban on recruitment to the Technical Assistance and Special Monitoring Unit in the Phase-II of the Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education Department's Advanced Quality Alternative Learning Project, of the JICA.
The meeting instructed the Finance Department to provide proper justification for approving the committee's reservations for the approval of technical allowances for engineers in various departments while the recommendations of the Communications Department were directed to be discussed in the Cabinet Committee.
Stressing on the need for psychological analysis to check the trends of the candidates for recruitment in the Police Department, the Finance Minister directed the Home Department to ensure merit while maintaining transparency during recruitment in sensitive institutions.
He asked improve the performance of institutions for special incentive. He observed that given incentives to someone and deprives the others from the same institution of the equal performance and competence was unjustified. It lowers the morale of those who do not get incentives, he added.
The meeting was chaired by Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht held at the Chief Minister's Secretariat and attended by Chief Secretary Punjab Jawad Rafique, Secretary Finance Iftikhar Ali Saho, Chairman Planning and Development Board Abdullah Sanbal, officers of all concerned departments while Advisor to the Chief Minister for Economic Affairs Dr Salman Shah attended the meeting through video link.