PAC helped recover Rs 115bn in 2010-11
18 September, 2012
ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) helped recover approximately Rs 115 billion from various government organisations and individuals in 2010-11 as compared to Rs 5.12 billion in 2000-2001 and only Rs 3.93 billion in 2006-07. However, the recoveries stood at Rs 19.43 billion in the year 2008-09 and Rs 24.967 billion in 2009-10.
According to the performance report of the National Assembly and subsidiary departments during the tenure of present speaker, 184 officers/officials of various government organisations were punished during the last four years for corruption pointed out by the audit, resulting in dismissals, removal from service, compulsory retirement, demotion, censure and stoppage of increments.
The Budget and Accounts Section of the NA surrendered saving of Rs 52 million during year 2011-12 as compared to Rs 125 million during 2010-11 as the NA Transport Cell bought 45 brand-new vehicles for chairmen of the standing committees. Besides this, new furniture was bought for the chairmen standing committees' offices.
The Establishment Wing of the NA reported that 134 persons were recruited against the vacant posts while 155 posts in different cadres were created. Around 30 officers were taken on deputation for smooth working of the NA Secretariat', said the report. A total 44 sessions of the National Assembly were held up to September 2012 in which 83 bills were passed as well as three constitutional amendment bills. Thirty-nine standing committees held 912 meetings and reported back 115 bills out of 223.