No administrative set-up yet in Sindh’s new districts
* People facing hardships in getting domiciles and PRCs
HYDERABAD: Hyderabad District Coordination Officer Mohammed Hussain Syed asked executive district officers and branch officials of Hyderabad on Friday to assist the DCO Matiari in establishing administrative facilities in the newly formed district.
He was chairing a meeting held to streamline the running of administrative affairs in Matiari.
On April 4, the Sindh government created three new districts by dividing Hyderabad into four new districts. The three new districts were Matiari, Tando Mohammed Khan and Tando Allahyar.
People of the above districts are facing serious difficulties as even though the new districts were created on April 4, a proper set-up to take care of each district’s matters has not yet been established.
The provincial government recently appointed a DCO for Matiari while the charge of the offices of DCOs at Tando Mohammed Khan and Tando Allahyar are still held by the Hyderabad DCO.
Sources said the absence of a formal set-up was causing great inconvenience to people seeking a domicile and permanent residential certificate (PRC) and other documents as the process to issue these certificates in the new districts has been halted since April 4.
The Hyderabad DCO directed the officials concerned to transfer the records of domiciles, PRC and other matters to the DCO Matiari so that the people of the area would not suffer in getting their important documents issued.
He also asked the EDO Works and Services and EDO Agriculture to maintain a record of development schemes at the district administration of Matiari so that the pace of development work could be monitored independently. He agreed with the DCO Matiari’s suggestion to form a joint monitoring team to ensure that development work was carried out correctly.
The DCO Hyderabad also directed the human resource branch of his office to prepare a human resources plan for the newly created district after consulting the DCO concerned.
Muhammad Hussain Syed assured the DCO Matiari that he would provide complete administrative as well as financial support by June 30 to ensure the smooth transition of the administration of the new district. However, the participants of the meeting urged the provincial government to provide supervisors and ministerial staff for the new district of Matiari as soon as possible to ensure the proper provision of service to people and to protect their economic, administrative and civil rights.
The DCO Matiari said the difficult adjustment period could be handled with the help of the administration of Hyderabad. He asked the EDOs of Hyderabad to brief him regularly about the matter.
He hoped that the administration process of the new district would be streamlined June 30 and that officers selected could begin their work by the start of the new financial year.