Government of the Punjab, Services and General Administration Department (Implementation & Coordination Wing) issued a notification regarding amendments in the Punjab Government Rules of Business 2011.
In exercise of the powers conferred under Article 139 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan read with rule 49 of the Punjab Government Rules of Business 2011, Governor of the Punjab is pleased to make the following amendments in the Punjab Government Rules of Business 2011 with immediate effect:
In the Punjab Government Rules of Business 2011:
1- In the rules:
(1) In rule 2:
(a) in clause (j), after existing entry, the following proviso shall be added: "Provided further that the Chief Minister may notify more than one department for conduct of business of the Government in distinct and specified sphere for the same set of subjects in public interest";
(b) in clause (x), after existing entry, the following shall be added: "Provided further that the Government may notify one or more Secretariat of the Provincial Government in public interest"; and (2)
(c) in clause (y), after the words "Additional Chief Secretary" the words and expression "Additional Chief Secretary South Punjab" shall be inserted.
(2) In rule 3: (a) in sub-rule (1), after the words "First Schedule", before the full stop, the words "or as many departments as specified by the Chief Minister" shall be inserted;
(b) in sub-rule (2), after the words "the departments", before the full stop, the words "or may create more than one Department for same set of subjects in public interest" shall be inserted; and
(c) In sub-rule (3), alter existing entry, the following proviso shall be inserted: "Provided further the Chief Minister may, by notification, allocate business of the Government to specific geographical areas i.e. Division, District, Sub-Division as the case may be, to any department in public interest.".
(3). After rule 9, the following shall be added: "9A: Functions of the Additional Chief Secretary South Punjab.- (1) The Additional Chief Secretary South Punjab shall, except the power under clause (b) of rule 9 of the rules, exercise all powers of the Chief Secretary given under laws, rules, notifications and standing orders of the Government, unless notified or directed otherwise by the Chief Secretary.
(2) The Additional Chief Secretary South Punjab shall co-ordinate and supervise the activities of all the Departments in the South Punjab Secretariat on behalf of the Chief Secretary
(3) The Additional Chief Secretary South Punjab shall keep the Chief Secretary informed of all the developments and acts strictly in accordance with the instructions and directions conveyed to him by the Chief Secretary.". In the First Schedule:
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