Punjab government creates online portal ‘Aap Ki Rai’ for parliamentarians

Muhammad Sudhir Chaudhry Deputy Bureau Chief Lahore

14th Apr, 2020. 11:41 pm
Punjab government creates online portal 'Aap Ki Rai'

Punjab government created a designated online portal for the parliamentarians to get their suggestions and schemes for the provincial budget 2020-21 in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

The portal named ‘Aap Ki Rai’ is created in order to maintain the social distancing in the wake of covid-19 while the all members of Punjab assembly will be access to the portal with their passwords and logins to submit their recommendations for the budget. Earlier, in the past the government holds pre budget discussions with the parliamentarians before the budget to include their schemes, suggestions and recommendations.

The Punjab Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bkaht Tuesday chairing a review meeting of provincial budget disclosed that the new portal is created with ‘budget2021.punjab.gov.pk’. He said the budget preparation was an important component and responsibility of the government and could not be completed without inclusions of the stakeholders, public representatives and elected members of the assembly. He said the despite delay in assembly session due to coronavirus pandemic, the pre-budget session and discussions were underway.

The minister said the portal is user friendly while the member parliamentarians can send their suggestions in simplified method to the Punjab finance department in two weeks of time. The finance department will present these suggestions and recommendations to the cabinet for the approval. The members can send their suggestions through simple survey from their logins. The parliamentarians suggestions and demands were review and consider accordingly as it were entertained in the past.

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