In the recent news, Sindh has now become the first province to introduce the new automated system, Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) at the local commission level to automate the accounting and finance administration process across Sindh’s municipal agencies.
It was declared by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad while witnessing the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Controller General of Accounts, Islamabad, Sindh local government, and the finance department.
The New Automated System Will Directly Disburse the Salaries into Bank Accounts
Moreover, the CM said that there were more than 60,000 employees of the local councils in the province. After the introduction of the automated system, IFMIS, the provincial government would be able to disburse salaries and pensions directly into the bank accounts of the workers without delay.
Furthermore, the automated system would enable the local councils to produce real-time and flexible reporting, and track and trace the funds at each spending unit level. “The new system shall bring added transparency and accountability at the local council level,” he said. Secretary Finance Sajid Jamal Abro, Local Government Secretary Najam Shah, and Director General Management Information System Mohammad Umar signed the MOU. In the first phase, the new automated system would be introduced in Karachi.
Sindh Govt is Working to Increase Govt Employees’ Salaries by 15%
In addition to this, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has recently forwarded the proposed provincial budget for fiscal 2022-23 with a total expenditure of Rs1.7 trillion in the assembly. In the budget allocation, Murad Ali Shah announced increasing government employees’ salaries by 15% and pensions by 5% and stated that if any province will provide extra raises in salaries then Sindh will also increase its salaries package for all government employees and pensioners.