This will ensure fast implementation of the PSDP projects and optimum utilization will be ensured leading to economic growth. While reviewing the progress of PSDP 2019-20, it was noted that various initiatives taken by the Federal Government have contributed towards expediting. The poor segments of society from the adverse impacts of lockdown. The meeting approved GDP growth target along with sectoral growth projections of agriculture, industry and services for FY 2020-21. Macroeconomic Framework for proposed Annual Plan 2020-21 was also approved by the NEC. The NEC reviewed, in detail, Public Sector Development Program for FY 2019-20 and the proposed development outlay for FY 2020-21. It was informed that this is the first time that PSDP includes only those projects that have already been approved by the relevant forums which is strictly in accordance with the best practices of planning This will ensure fast implementation of the PSDP projects and optimum utilization will be ensured leading to economic growth. While reviewing the progress of PSDP 2019-20, it was noted that various initiatives taken by the Federal Government have contributed towards expediting he development process by the timely implementation of critical development schemes. These initiatives include among others enhancing the sanctioning powers of Departmental Development Working Party (DDWP) from Rs. 60 million to Rs. 2 billion, Central Development Working Party (CDWP) from Rs. 3 bn to Rs. 10bn and ECNEC above Rs. 10bn, quarterly authorizations without originating demand, real-time information on expenditures through SAP system and establishment of Public-Private Partnership Authorities to facilitate the involvement of private sector in complementing the development process. It was informed that 149 projects costing Rs. 827 billion would complete /expected to complete by 30th June, 2020, and getting their feedback on the implementation status of the projects. The Prime Minister directed that biannual meeting of the National Economic Council be ensured to review progress of PSDP projects. The NEC approved National Development Outlay 2020-21 and Federal PSDP. The meeting approved constitution of NEC Sub-Committee to provide strategic guidance, maintain oversight and ensure inter-provincial coordination on Sustainable Development Goals.
Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI today chaired meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at Islamabad.— PTI (@PTIofficial) June 10, 2020
The meeting reviewed the state of economy during current FY 2019-20 and the outlook for FY 2020-21. pic.twitter.com/KtXW4S0Ucc