The federal government is looking to establish a “National Job Portal” by June 30, 2020, where all federal and provincial vacant positions will be available, according to the National Information Technology Board (NITB).
The National Job Portal will be established following the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, said NITB official while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication.
The committee met with Rubina Khalid in the chair on Wednesday.
Regarding the e-office, the committee was informed that 11 ministries still haven’t done anything to implement it. Also, the websites of some important ministries are at risk of hacking.
The committee was briefed on the current budget situation of the ministry and the expenditure so far. The committee was informed Rs. 7.342 billion was allocated for 19 projects for the current fiscal year where Rs. 930 million has been utilized so far. Under the non-development Rs. 386 million was allocated for the current fiscal year with Rs. 68 million utilized so far.
The committee also reviewed the recommendations given earlier. In reviewing the PTCL employees’ pension issue, the committee reviewed the recommendations and said that a solution was urgently needed by the authorities in this regard. The authorities’ concerned said that they were given the time till March 31, 2020, and would inform the committee in this regard.
To which the Chairperson’s Committee expressed serious concern and said that the pensioners are facing problems and they are not being provided justice. Senator Rukhsana Zubairi and other members called on the pensioners’ issue to resolve the issue properly. Senator Rehman Malik called for special funds to enhance FIA capability
He said that cyber crimes are of a special nature and require that the FIA be equipped with the skills needed in the field of modern equipment and IT. The committee also questioned the extension of the tenure of chairman NTC and sought the necessary details in this regard.
Committee chairperson Senator Robina Khalid said that IT projects are very important and that all expenditures should be taken forward with proper planning. He also called for resolving the PTCL employees’ pension problem and directed that pensioners be paid within the stipulated period of the committee.
The meeting was attended by Senators Rehman Malik, Kulsoom Parveen, Dr. Shahzad Waseem, Engineer Rukhsana Zubairi, Sana A. Jamali, Fada Mohammad, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri and Faisal Javed, while Additional Secretary of IT Ministry and top officials of the relevant bodies were also present.