ISU-Finance Deptt supports several public sector reforms: ISU Report.

PESHAWAR -- Finance Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tuesday released the first progress report of its Internal Support Unit (ISU), established to resolve public sector reform challenges including problem solving, quantitative analysis, delivery and communication in different public sector departments.

The unit, established in October 2019, provides operational support to public sector departments, an official document released by the Finance Department revealed.

The improvement in key indicators in KP Finance department were introduced through institutional reforms, and rigorous monitoring and in-depth data analysis.

The year 2019-20 progressed as a year of record revenue growth of 65 percent with Rs. 17.2 billion collection for the provincial ex-chequer.

ISU also developed a new ADP release policy that was approved by the Cabinet, resulting in an increase in budget release from Rs. 24 billion in December 2019 to Rs. 72 billion in January 2020.

The identification of Auqaf properties and proposed business plans to increase annual revenue from Rs. 15.6 million to Rs. 231 million and identification of Rs. 200 billion share of KP in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

ISU's key indicators had played its role in improvement of different sectors of KP Health Department such as increase in medicines budget for secondary and primary healthcare facilities from Rs. 2.5 billion to 4.5 billion for year 2021-22, increase in operational budget from Rs. 8.7 billion to Rs 13.2 billion and Rs 36 billion to Rs 42 billion increase in MTI's grans.

Increasing number of functional COVID Vaccination Centers over 1000 facilities. ISU supported in designing recruitment plans to enhance human resource capacity of the department.

Similarly key milestones achieved during fiscal year 2019-20, 20-21 and 21-22 in Finance Department included approval of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) incentive plan and institutionalized the first performance-based incentive programme in government departments.

It developed and launched a new Integrated Budget...

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