Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Wednesday endorsed a one-year action plan for the Kyber Pakhtunkhwa Information and Technology Board (KPITB). The plan for KPITB aims to digitize public services under many digital governance initiatives that will be launched over a period of one year.
Mr. Khan emphasized that transparency and efficiency of government departments through maximum use of information was the core priority of his government.
Mahmood Khan approved the one year plan while addressing a meeting of KPBIT. After different public services such as domicile certificates, marriage certificates, issuing of a driver’s license, and motorcar registration are digitized these will be provided to citizens at the Citizens Facilitation Centres, under one roof.
One year plan introduces E-office systems
Under the one-year plan, starting from the CM secretariat, e-office systems will be introduced in various government offices. Along with this, mobile apps on all the departments will be compromised under one app and a centralized system of online data for the departments will be initiated that will provide public access to government data.
The CM asked the respective authorities to mastermind a plan for centralized online system for the mutation of lands and to provide necessary training to the staff of the Board of Revenue in order to achieve transparency. In addition to this, to ensure the security of the government’s online data, he pushed forward the proposal and guided the officials to start working on it.
Furthermore, CM Mahmood Khan, set in motion the initiative of mobile water quality testing labs for the divisional headquarters of the province. This strategy was to ensure good quality drinking water to the remote areas of the province. He further added that this initiative was a milestone that would provide quality of services to people in the social services sector.
Mahmood Khan emphasized that transparency and efficiency of government departments through maximum use of information was the core priority of his government, which this one year plan for KPBIT ensures to achieve.
Sehat Sahulat Program
Earlier this year, in August PM Imran Khan, launched the Sehat Sahulat Program in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Under this program the entire population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will receive health coverage through the Sehat Insaf cards. The program provide Rs.1m health insurance per year in both government and private hospitals.
The cards are interlinked with NADRA in order out of fear and misuse.
Imran Khan said, this program will motivate the government hospitals to provide good quality health care similar to the private sector hospitals. Where as, hospitals will be built in remote areas, so that people would not have to travel to cities to seek basic medical treatment.
Sehat Sahulat cards cover advanced complex treatments such as, heart surgeries, kidney transplants, breast cancer screening etc that can cost up to Rs.4 Lakh. The program covers all districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. So far, around 250,000 people have been treated under this program at the expense of Rs. 10 billion.
The PM is hopeful to extend these initiatives in the other two provinces, Punjab and Balochistan, where PTI is in government.