24 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 28, 1435

‘The pensioner’s plight’

Published Mar 24, 2013 08:04am

THIS is apropos of the letter “The pensioner’s plight” (March 19) by Syed Saadat. He has touched a very sensitive yet obscure issue of governance. It will not be wrong to suggest that despite spending millions of dollars in the World Bank Project (PIFRA), the department could not address some of the very basic issues of service delivery, such as prompt processing of pensions and collection of GP funds of employees.

As a matter of fact, the accounting system of government employees is so fractured that it becomes a  Herculean task for an officer posted at different places of the country to gather his GP fund and pension contribution at one place.

I cannot agree more with the writer that the main reason for this is highhandedness by junior level bureaucrat accountants which has shackled the entire system.

M.H. CHOHAN     Lahore


Do you have information you wish to share with Dawn.com? You can email our News Desk to share news tips, reports and general feedback. You can also email the Blog Desk if you have an opinion or narrative to share, or reach out to the Special Projects Desk to send us your Photos, or Videos.

More From This Section

Remembering Tabish Dehlvi

SYED Masood-ul-Hasan Tabish Dehlvi (1911-2004), who died 10 years ago on Sept 23, 2004, will be remembered as a...

Business centres

PAKISTAN needs investment from both local and foreign investors in many sectors of business and trade, especially...

Corruption allegations

MUCH has been said in the media about the marathon joint session of parliament which saw regular presence of the...

Comments (0) (Closed)