Updates:

Ongoing Reform Initiatives

 

  • The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act 2013 has been implemented after delimitation of the whole of province.
  • The revenue wing of the Department plays a pivotal role as far as successful undertaking of its roles and functions are concerned. To ensure sustainability of measures and efforts, improvement in local revenue generation has been identified as one of the key priority interventions by the Provincial Government.
  • The Department is putting a lot of emphasis on enhancing the reach and accessibility of municipal service delivery to every citizen of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In the buildup phase, a province wide cleanliness and sanitation campaign was rolled out which has received considerable support and admiration from citizens and stakeholders.
  • Encroachments have been an underlying issue for the local administration since long. Under the new leadership, the Department gave the directives along with the necessary implementation support to clear public roads and residencies from intrusions, thereby, bringing long-standing relief to commuters and pedestrians.
  • The “Clean and Green Peshawar” initiative is a major breakthrough of the Department aimed at beautification of the Provincial Capital to bring back its lost glory. This will be done through revival of green belts, rehabilitation of pedestrian sidewalks, widening of major roads and provision of public recreation opportunities.
  • Local governments’ ability to minimize and manage disaster risk remains one of the imperative considerations for the Department. To that effect, comprehensive capacity development support will be provided to local councils at the district and tehsil levels to counter threats from any disaster.
  • Under the Municipal Services Program, the Department has equipped municipalities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with modern solid waste management apparatus. Resultant, the municipalities are better placed to expand the reach of their services.
  • In line with the Provincial Government’s “E-enablement Vision”, all the local councils in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be brought online in a phased wise manner. The Department’s website has been launched in the first phase, thus paving the way for the introduction of an ICT culture to enable accessibility and provision of public services to all the citizens of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • Two-way communication has been underpinned as an essential input to strengthen state-citizen relations and improve social dialogue. The Department is setting up a “Grievance Redressal System” to sustain an open communication link with the citizens and at the same time collect their feedback on service delivery.
  • e-tendering has been implemented in all Local Councils and Local Area Development Authority under the LGE&RDD for fair, transparent and accountable tendering system.
  • Laws Promulgated
    1. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act 2013
    2. The Peshawar Development Authority Act  2017
    3. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Delimitation Act 2015
    4. The Galiyat Development Authority Act-2016
    5. The Kaghan Development Authority Act 2017
  • Rules/Procedures/Policies Notified
    1. The KP Delimitation of Local Council Rules-2013
    2. The KP Local Councils (Conduct of Election) 2014
    3. The KP Local Govt Rules of Business (District Govts) 2015
    4. The KP Local Govt Rules of Business (TMAs) 2015
    5. The KP Local Govt Rules of Business (VC/NCs) 2015
    6. The LGC Conduct of Business Rules-2015
    7. The KP Local Council Budget Rules (District Govt) 2016
    8. The KP Local Council Budget Rules (TMAs) 2016
    9. The KP Local Council Budget Rules (VC/NCs) 2016
    10. The KP Local Councils Fiscal Transfer Rules–2016.
    11. The KP Local Councils Taxation Rules-2016
    12. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University Town Peshawar Conversion, registration and Management of building and lands rules-2017
    13. Model Bye-laws for LCs (Conduct of meetings)-2015
    14. Model building control bye laws 2017
    15. Revised Service Rules for LCS-PUGF-2016 under section 118 (2) of LGA-2013
    16. LGs General Powers & Standard Procedure-2015
    17. Policy for remuneration & allowances for elected officials
    18. Policy  guidelines for the exposure visits of elected representatives
  • Establishment of PFC and LGC forums
  • Development & Non-development Funds release to LG’s
  • Staff deployment to LG’s including VC/NCs
  • Timely resolution of Logistics, operational and honoraria issues
  • Positioning of Local Governance School as a focal point for capacity-building activities of newly elected councillors
  • Construction of Local Councils Resource Centers
  • Sanction for vehicles for Nazimeen
  • Extension of building control to Malakand
  • Establishment of special wings/cells like:-
    1. Chief Planning Office
    2. MIS Cell at LGE&RDD
    3. WATSAN Cell at LCB
    4. Smart Cities wing in LCB
    5. M&E wing in LCB
    6. Architect wing in LCB
    7. Planning wing in LCB
  • Strengthening Directorate General of Local Government done
  • Solid Waste Dumping Grounds at Tehsil levels and collections points at Village/Neighbourhood councils levels
  • Online e-bidding system launched in all Local Councils across the KP
  • Online e-auction system launched in all TMAs
  • Online Key Performance Indicators for all field offices
  • Website/Social media/WhatsApp utilization for inter connectivity and enhanced projection
  • Litigation and Case Tracking System launched
  • Bab-e-Peshawar flyover (constructed in record 5-months time)
  • Construction of Missing links of Ring Road is in progress
  • Safe city Project, Hayatabad implemented
  • Modernization of slaughter houses is in pipleline
  • Solarization of Street lights directives issued
  • Establishment and renovation of public parks is a major initiative
  • Master planning for Galiyat region is in progress
  • Development of more Local Area Authorities
  • Establishment of Local Resource Centers
  • Establishment of Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) and
  • Six Water and Sanitation Companies (WSSCs) at divisional HQs established
  • NTS and ETEA, Pakistan, engagement for recruitment of emerged positions
  • Provincial Service Commission to induct all LCB employees over BPS-11 first time in history
  • Average 84% increase in revenues has been witnessed via more transparent and accountable process
  • Uplift and beautification of divisional Headquarters
  • Computerization of some of the Service delivery affairs of the Local Councils is in progress
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