TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOPS) OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT — Finance Department of Government of Sindh has aimed to further strengthen its internal control systems and working processes through development of Standard Operating Procedures – SOPs of its respective wings and units, which would enhance their efficiencies, reduce bottlenecks and turnaround time for better service deliveries to the province. Since the Finance Department (FD) is the custodian of Provincial Exchequer and responsible for the supervision and control of Provincial Finances, preparation of Provincial Budgets, formulation and interpretation of various Rules, management of public funds, management of provincial public debt, banking, coordination of National and Provincial Finance Commissions, administration of Local Fund Audit, Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries etc. The overall objective of the assignment is to develop SOPs of the existing Wings and Units of FD of Government of Sindh, which would standardize operations and enhance performance of the management.

By |2019-09-27T04:05:13+00:00September 27th, 2019|Sindh|0 Comments
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THE SINDH FINANCE ACT, 2019 — It shall come into force on and from 1st day of July, 2019. The term “actual value” means the value recorded in the document. The stamp duty rate shall be 1% for the determination of floating rate. Provided that the floating rate shall only be applicable if actual value is higher than the value determined in the Valuation Table. The Capital Value Tax for all properties to be transferred to and from Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) shall be charged at the rate of one and half percent of the value in the valuation table or at the floating rate charged on the actual value. The Registration Fee for all properties to be transferred to and from Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) shall be charged at the rate of 0.5% of the value in the valuation table or at the floating rate charged on the actual value.

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THE SINDH DELEGATION OF FINANCIAL POWERS AND FINANCIAL CONTROL RULES – 2019 — These rules shall apply to all Provincial Government Departments and offices of Government of Sindh. They shall come into force at once. “First Schedule”, “Second Schedule” and “Third Schedule” mean, the First, the Second and Third Schedules appended to these rules, respectively. “Financial Control” means the public financial management as described in the Third Schedule. “Financial sanction” means sanction of expenditure for the purposes specified in column 2 of the Second Schedule of these rules by the authorities mentioned in column 3 and to the extent specified in column 4 thereof. In other cases, where financial sanction is beyond the powers of sanctioning authorities or where it is not delegated to any authority “Financial Sanction” means sanction of expenditure accorded by Administrative Department after concurrence by the Finance Department.

By |2019-07-27T04:45:04+00:00July 27th, 2019|Sindh|0 Comments
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THE SINDH LOCAL COUNCILS (AUCTIONING OF COLLECTION RIGHTS) RULES, 2016 — They shall come into force at once. For the contract of awarding of collection rights of an income, a public notice for conduct of an auction, in not less than three widely circulated newspapers in Urdu, Sindh and English languages shall be published by the Local Council, at least fifteen days before the date of contract. The contract of collection rights of an income of a Local Council shall be awarded to a highest bidder through an open bid by adopting the procedure of auction as laid down in Chapter-II.

By |2019-05-20T17:34:00+00:00February 23rd, 2019|Sindh|0 Comments
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THE SINDH PUBLIC PROPERTY (REMOVAL OF ENCROACHMENT) ACT, 2010 — It shall come into force at once and shall be deemed to have taken effect on and from 8th September, 2010. Encroachment means unauthorized occupation of or undue interference with Public Property. Public Property means a building, land, place or premises cesting, in or under the management or control of Government, Local Council, Autonomous Body or registered cooperative society or such other authority.

By |2019-05-22T03:49:49+00:00January 27th, 2019|Sindh|0 Comments
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BUDGET CALL CIRCULAR 2019-20 FOR SUBMISSION OF REVISED ESTIMATES 2018-19, BUDGET ESTIMATES 2019-20, ADP 2019-20 AND MEDIUM TERM BUDGETARY FRAMEWORK 2019-20 TO 2021-22 (GOVERNMENT OF THE SINDH) — This Budget Call Circular has integrated the formulation of the Recurrent (non-development) & Development budget and it is being issued in consultation with Planning & Development Department. Accordingly two additional forms have been incorporated in the circular for the formulation of development budget. The Planning & Development Department will have the lead role in development budget formulation, whereas, the Finance department will be formulating the non-development Budget, Receipts and MTBF. All Administrative Departments are required to submit budgetary proposals on prescribed forms which will be scrutinised by Finance Department and Planning & Development Department in detail, as per prevailing practice.

By |2019-05-22T10:12:42+00:00January 12th, 2019|Sindh|0 Comments
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THE SINDH LOCAL COUNCIL (CONTRACT) RULES, 2016 — Contract means an agreement enforceable by law. Contractor means a person, firm, company or organization which undertakes to execute works including services related thereto, other than consulting services incidental to or required for the contract with the council. Where a contract is not performed according to its terms and conditions, the Authority shall take such action as may be necessary to invoke the penalty clause of the contract and to safeguard the interest of the Council.

By |2019-05-23T10:39:09+00:00December 8th, 2018|Sindh|0 Comments
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THE SINDH LOCAL COUNCIL SERVANTS (MEDICAL ATTENDANT) RULES, 2017 — They shall come into force at once. These shall apply to all servants of the Councils, Members of the Sindh Councils Unified Grades Service and Employees of the Sindh Local Government Board. Family means parents, spouse, legitimate children and step children of servant’s parents, sisters and minor brothers residing with and wholly dependent upon him or her. Where the wife of the servant is also an employee, the husband shall be entitled to claim any benefit admissible to him under these rules in respect of the wife if she does not claim the benefit in her own right as the employee.

By |2019-08-01T08:14:40+00:00November 24th, 2018|Sindh|0 Comments
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COMPARATIVE FINANCIAL STUDY OF GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY (GLA) AND CITY DISTRICT GOVERNMENT KARACHI (CDGK) – Studying local government system has always been an enthralling experience. There cannot be denying the fact that local government is supposed to be close to the hearts of the citizens. Much of the problems of common men are attached to the efficient and avid performance of local governments. The pace of legal reforms, the distribution of powers, accountability progression and constant and untiring fiscal innovations and vigilance in English local government system have all contributed in creating the same impression. Since London is capital of U.K and commercial capital of the world, it has always faced criticism and usurpation of powers by the central government. Local Government Act 1899 is said to have aimed at reducing the powers of London County Council (LCC) as it strengthened the powers of boroughs. The same thing has happened with Karachi as being the provincial and commercial capital, all political forces whether at central or provincial levels, have been trying to usurp the functions and powers of Karachi Local Government system.

By |2019-07-12T11:31:03+00:00July 28th, 2018|Sindh|0 Comments
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