Budgetary allocation: IL-Pakistan begins awareness campaign in Balochistan
Aimed to create awareness regarding the budgetary allocation, spending chart and responsibilities of various public departments among the local population of Balochistan, Individual land Pakistan (IL-Pakistan) has started an initiative titled 'Public Participation for Good Governance and Accountability in Balochistan.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2014
According to an announcement of IL-Pakistan issued here on Saturday, the IL-Pakistan has recently started a 19-month initiative (starting from March 2014) titled 'Public Participation for Good Governance and Accountability in Balochistan'. The initiative aims to sensitise the citizens of thirteen districts of Balochistan regarding their respective district's budget allocation in the thematic areas of health, education, infrastructure, law and order and women development.
In order to achieve this goal, Social Audit Teams (SATs) will be given trainings that will analyse the allocated budgets of their respective districts. The teams will then be dispatched in the encompassed districts in order to identify any loopholes and discrepancies in the district budgets. The findings of the Social Audit Teams will then be shared with the local citizens and a 'citizens' budget' will be formulated using their inputs and feedback.
Currently, the Social Audit Teams (SATs) have successfully been sensitised about the allocated budgets of eleven districts in Balochistan: Qilla Saifullah, Ziarat, Pishin, Qilla Abdullah, Dera Murad Jamali, Jhal Magsi, Dera Bugti, Chaghi, Kharan, Mastung and Quetta.-PR