Punjab decides to form commission for accountability of govt employees

LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to form an independent commission to hold government officers and employees accountable.

The commission will not only investigate the government officers but will be able sentence those who misuse their powers. It will also clarify the difference between the duties of government officers and private interests.

The commission formed under the Conflict of Interest Act 2018 will comprise three members, including a chairman. The commission chairman will be an individual who is eligible to be a high court judge while one of the members will be a Grade 20 retired civil servant and the other will be a financial management expert.

Citizens will be able to file a complaint in the commission against government employees who misuse their powers.

The draft bill of the commission has been handed over to special committee number 1 for further lawmaking.