PFM

With the direct support of World Bank’s Governance and Policy Project in Balochistan, a unit namely Public Finance Management Unit (PFMU) is established in Finance Department, Civil Secretariat and performing the following tasks:

  • PFM – Budget Reforms
  • PFM – Training and Development Immersion Program
  • Monitoring and Reconciliation Cell

The unit is headed by the PFM specialist who further reports to the Secretary Finance, via the Additional Secretary Resources and Development. Brief of the description of its sub-units is mentioned as below:

PFM Unit – Budget Reforms

  • Train the DDOs on new and improved methods of budget making;
  • Prepare a base line budget according to the needs and requirements and actual trends of expenditure in a DDO;
  • Improving allocation efficiency and maximizing output and outcome of the allocated expenditure;
  • Assist the Finance Department in preparing following year’s revenue and expenditure forecasts and setting department wise budget ceilings;
  • Assist in minimizing the lapsing of budget and issuance of supplementary grant;
  • Train the DDOs on better receipts management;
  • Review and revise the Balochistan Budget Manual 1987;
  • Work on drafting Balochistan Government Financial Management Act and rules under the Act;
  • Review and update the Balochistan Finance Manual 2008.

PFM Unit – Training & Development

  • Training programme for Secretary, Additional Secretary and Deputy Secretary level officers (including equivalent rank in attached departments)
  • Customized international training on Public Financial Management – Strategic Planning and Controls from a well reputed international institute,
  • Targeted to the highest level government officials mainly the Principal Accounting Officers, heads of Attached Departments and Senior Additional Secretaries.
  • will initially be offered to thirty beneficiaries in three batches of ten participants in each batch.
  • customized domestic training on Public Financial Management targeted to mid-level management officers
  • Target number of 50 beneficiaries from among the administrative and attached departments.
  • will be outsourced to a well reputed management institute for imparting these training.

PFM Unit – Monitoring & Reconciliation

  • Huge unreconciled amounts between Treasuries and Banks, resulting in billions of overbooking;
  • Unreconciled receipts and expenditure between the District Accounts Office (DAO) and the DDOs;
  • Misclassified head of accounts, remained un-identified
  • The Cell will be established through a notification of the Finance Department in the Office of the Director General Treasuries and Accounts;
  • Staff will be deployed by the DG Treasuries from among its staff who have already worked at the DAO level;
  • One Accounts Officer will be provided by the GPP for a period of 1 year;
  • GPP will also provide IT equipment, Furnishing and support for training the DAOs’ staff in reconciliation methodologies and reporting