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(From Business Recorder)
Byline: KHALID ABBAS SAIF
Asian Development Bank emphasised the need for establishment of a change management unit (CMU) in Punjab to help the provincial government identify opportunities for restructuring the civil service and making it more efficient and accountable.
According to an ADB report, the public sector was overextended with nearly one million employees. There are about 862,000 official positions in education, health, police, irrigation, and agriculture.
The administrative structure is centralised and does not allow for flexibility in responding to needs, in particular in those areas where services are delivered at the local level.
Most employees are at lower salary grades, including 20 percent at grade 1, which …