Secretary Senate suggests Common Parliamentary Services for Federal and Provincial Legislative Secretariat
Islamabad, February 01, 2019 (PPI-OT): Capacity building and training programs provide a good opportunity for improving the parliamentary services at federal and provincial Legislative Secretariat. For having a similar nature of work, the interaction between the officers and officials of the Federal Legislative Secretariat and provincial assemblies may lead to synchronize and integrate for having common parliamentary services at some point of time. Secretary Senate Amjed Pervez Malik said this while talking to the participants of the concluding event of a week long on job training and placement program of officers from the provincial assemblies of Balochistan and KPK with Senate Secretariat in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
He said that placement of the provincial assemblies officers with the Senate Secretariat was productive experience which not only provided an opportunity to the officers to learn from expertise of each other but also has further enhanced the interaction between provincial and federal Legislative Secretariat. He said that this program would serve as pilot project for future interaction to this effect.
He said that the Senate Secretariat is always proactive in its approach and is keen for new initiatives to facilitate the law makers. He suggested that joint parliamentary service would be fruitful to improve the parliamentary working and would provide a chance for further integration between federation and its federating units. He said that UNDP may further deliberate on this idea and work closely with the stakeholders to materialize this suggestion. He said that Speakers Conference may also provide an opportunity to discuss the idea and find commonalities in parliamentary service of the provincial and federal Legislative Secretariats.
The officers of the Balochistan and KPK assembly appreciated the Chairman Senate and Senate Secretariat for extending this fruitful and productive opportunity which has given them a chance to learn new ideas to serve the legislators in an effective manner. The Senate Secretariat in collaboration with UNDP have evolved a mechanism to offer a week long placement to research and library staff at federal and provincial legislative Secretariat to provide them an opportunity to interact, observe working and share experiences for improving service delivery and enhancing research capacities.
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