KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet has approved new remuneration package for doctors of Sindh government (BPS- 17 to BPS-20), house job officers and postgraduate students with effect from the month of February, in line with existing remuneration of the government of Punjab.
This was stated by Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister (CM) on Information, Law and Anticorruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab while briefing media persons regarding the decisions taken by the Sindh cabinet on Monday.
“The provincial Cabinet also gave approval for new recruitment of doctors which will be non-transferable,” said Wahab, adding that the Cabinet meeting has been convened again on Wednesday.
The advisor said that Sindh cabinet has strongly condemned Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir. The Sindh Cabinet also criticized the Indian craze for war. He said that the Sindh government stands with the federal government on the issue of Kashmir and demanded the federal government to raise the Kashmir issue at the United Nations (UN) again.
The advisor said that the provincial Cabinet had renewed the contract period between the Health Department and Peoples Primary Health Initiatives (PPHI) for five years, extending it from December 6, 2018, to 2023.
Other matters that came under discussion are as follows:
CHILDREN HOSPITAL NEW KARACHI
The Cabinet approved the release of 18 months budget of Sindh government Children Hospital New Karachi contract out to Poverty Education Initiative (PEI) which was ceased due to audit objections.
CITY UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
The Cabinet gave approval for the status of University to Karachi Medical and Dental College.
SAFE HOUSES FOR WOMEN
The establishment of safe houses for women under the social welfare department in all districts of Sindh was approved. A total of Rs145 million would be spent on the establishment of safe houses.
STEVTA Act – 2009
The Section 5(2) of Sindh Technical Education & Vocational Authority Act-2009 has been amended and Secretary Schools and Secretary Colleges have been appointed in the board of governors of STEVTA.
Sindh cabinet approved the constitution of Board of Trustees of Sindh EOBI and establishment of Occupational Safety and Health Council Sindh under Labour Department Government of Sindh.
LAND REVENUE ACT
In the light of recommendations of various committees, the Sindh cabinet approved amendments in the Land Revenue Act, 1976. The amendments included in section 52 and section 3 and section 23 (2) of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894. The draft has been sent to the Sindh Assembly for approval.
Moreover, matters regarding the recruitment of JST & HST, revival of Karachi master plan, K-IV Project and water supply for Thar Coal Power Project were also discussed.