Software installed to keep Punjab Police’s Rs119b annual budget under check

The finance wing of the Punjab Police has presented a comprehensive financial management software to prevent corruption and embezzlement of funds in police accounts.

Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) helped within the development and installation of the software. this type of software has not been deployed before in any state-run department in Pakistan.

The software will monitor the budget of Rs119 billion that’s allocated to police annually. The initiative was taken keeping in sight the previous mega scams of corruption in police accounts when the district accountants had withdrawn funds worth many many rupees and misused them for private gains.

Recently, an identical scandal has embarrassed Punjab Police when an inquiry panel of senior cops proposed disciplinary action against a senior officer following a mega scam of Rs340 million within the accounts of the traffic local department .

With this new software, the accounts are going to be made online, giving access to the Regional cops (RPOs), District cops (DPOs) and therefore the Finance wing at the Central police station (CPO) to stay monitoring of the funds withdrawn by the accountants of the concerned districts.

Meanwhile, consistent with a police handout, military officer of Police (IGP) Punjab, Shoaib Dastgir said that police headquarters could also be a basic unit in local department and officers should play a supervisory role for improving working and prestige of this basic unit in order that problems of citizens may be resolved by the timely provision of justice.

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