Okara secures 1st position, Chiniot stands at 33rd in Punjab’s assessment report

Across Punjab, two districts of the Faisalabad division were ranked third and sixth in terms of the performance of the Deputy Commissioner and other district officers. In comparison, two districts were ranked 32nd and 33rd for poor performance. Faisalabad made it to the top three due to the excellent performance of district officers. At the same time, the performance of Toba Tek Singh was also satisfactory, on which the district was placed at No. 6 in the list of 36 districts. But the performance of the other two districts of the division was abysmal, and the district reached 32nd in Punjab while the Chiniot district reached 33rd.

The Punjab Government has released the performance report of all the districts of the province. It included Faisalabad Division, which has been compiled on the performance of the Deputy Commissioners and other District Officers of the concerned district. The Punjab Performance Management Unit has prepared this performance report in which 50 numbers of Pakistan Citizen Portal were placed. Which included complete statistical data based on how many complaints were received, how many were resolved and what was the feedback from the public. Similarly, 30 marks were kept for the Chief Secretary Management System. The marks were given based on implementing the task assigned to the Deputy Commissioner by the Chief Secretary Punjab. In addition, 20 performance numbers of the Assistant Commissioner have been placed, including controlling the prices of food items, supervising the auction, land record centres, revenue collection, relinquishment of land and other issues.

A performance report has been prepared to keep in view all these TORs, and this is the first performance report issued after the appointment of Chief Secretary Punjab Kamran Ali Afzal. According to this, Faisalabad district has secured the third position in all the districts of the province while only Okara and Bhakkar districts are doing better. Similarly, Toba Tek Singh is at No. 6 in 36 districts with the best performance, followed by Bahawalnagar at fourth and Jhelum at fifth. The best performing districts include Khanewal, Lodhra, Bahawalpur and Narwal.

According to the report, in terms of poor performance, two districts of the Faisalabad division include Jhang and Chiniot, ranked 32nd and 33rd in this list. Along with them, Kasur district, Multan, Sheikhupura and Layyah are also poor-performing districts.
According to the report released by the Punjab government, Okara is top of the list, Bhakkar second, Faisalabad third, Bahawalnagar fourth, Jhelum fifth, Toba Tek Singh No. 6, Khanewal No. 7, Lodhran No. 8, Bahawalpur No. 9, Narowal No. 10, Rahim Yar Khan No. 11, Khushab No. 12, Nankana Sahib No. 13, Pakpattan No. 14, Sahiwal No. 15, Mandi Bahauddin No. 16, Sargodha No. 17, Vehari No. 18, Gujrat No. 19, Gujranwala No. 20, Sialkot No. 21, Hafizabad No. 22, Rawalpindi No. 23, Chakwal No. 24, Lahore No. 25, Mianwali No. 26, Attock No. 27, Rajanpur No. 28, Muzaffargarh No. 29, Dera Ghazi Khan No. 30, Sheikhupura No. 31, Jhang No. 32, Chiniot No. 33, Kasur No. 34, Multan No. 35 and Layyah No. 36.

Chief Secretary Punjab Kamran Ali Afzal reprimanded the Deputy Commissioners of the districts for not performing well and directed them to improve their performance. In contrast, appreciating the performance of the Deputy Commissioners of the top 6 districts led them to show more excellent performance.

According to the report issued by the Punjab government, the performance of the districts was poor. The version of the Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners of these districts does not control essential commodities’ prices. Not resolving the grievances related to various government departments, health, education, and other matters has been disappointing.

It is also interesting to note that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s home district of Mianwali and Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Bazdar’s Dera Ghazi Khan District has also been impoverished.