Government officers in Punjab have been issued show-cause notices and warning letters for their inaction on public complaints registered with the Citizens Portal.
According to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), 263 Punjab bureaucrats have been given warning letters, while seven have been served show-cause notices.
The Prime Minister took note of the officers’ under-performance in a Cabinet meeting. The Punjab Chief Secretary had completed the scrutiny of 1,586 officers’ performance, and a report of the PM’s Delivery Unit was submitted to the Prime Minister.
In addition to the show-cause notices and warning letters, 833 officers were told to be “careful in future,” according to the report. Another 111 officers were asked for explanations regarding their inefficiency.
The performance of 403 officers, however, was appreciated in the report.
Punjab Secretaries on information, agriculture, excise, and irrigation were also told to improve their performance.
Warning letters have been issued to 20 Deputy Commissioners of Punjab, including Lahore, Gujrat, and Sheikhupura. Moreover, 43 Assistant Commissioners, including those in Raiwind, Jhang, Burewala, Sadiqabad, Nankana Sahib, and Pindi Gheb, have been issued show-cause notices.
“All out steps are being taken to extend facilities to the people as per the prime minister’s vision,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.