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Sitting on 29th March 2021

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List of Business

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

ORDERS OF THE DAY

MONDAY, THE 29TH MARCH, 2021

 

Business to be brought forward before the Legislature on Monday, the 29th March, 2021 at 12.00 Noon.

 

I.      (A)    RECITATION FROM THE HOLY QUR’AN.

(B)    NAAT SHAREEF.

 

II.     QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

(Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities)

 

III.    CALL ATTENTION NOTICES:

 

01-   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 06 OF 2021;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. ADEEBA HASSAN, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Women Development, Sindh may please to give answer/ statement that what steps are taken by the department regarding redressal of increasing cases of Domestic Violence in Sukkur and its surrounding areas?


02-   CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 08 OF 2021;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ARIF MUSTAFA JATOI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Food be pleased to answer whether it is a fact that the department owes commodity loans to commercial banks over 50 billion (50,000,000,000) for wheat purchased. If so, would the Minister state as to actual wheat quantity in stock and how the department will arrange financing to procure wheat in April and at what price and whether Section 144 will be imposed to meet targets?


03-     CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 09 OF 2021;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. RANA ANSAR, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Women Development, Sindh may please to give answer/ statement that women’s economic situation has been greatly affected during COVID-19; What steps have been taken by the Government to deal this situation; Furnish detail thereof?

 

04-     CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 10 OF 2021;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. JAMAL UDDIN SIDDQUI, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Works & Services, Sindh may please to give answer/ statement that contract employees of Sindh House, Islamabad have been deprived from their salaries since many months why they are being treated like this; when their salaries will be released?

 

05-     CALL ATTENTION NOTICE NO. 07 OF 2021;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MR. ABDUL RAZZAQUE, MPA: Will the Honourable Minister for Public Health Engineering, Sindh may please to give answer/ statement that almost R.O. Plants are out of order in Tharparkar and salaries to the employees working thereon have not been paid for one year; what steps are being taken by the Government in this regard?                     

 

IV.    LEAVE APPLICATION OF MEMBERS, IF ANY.

 

V.     PRIVILEGE MOTION, IF ANY.

 

VI.    ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 03 OF 2021;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. KULSOOM AKHTAR CHANDIO, MPA REGARDING HARASSMENT CASES IN UNIVERSITIES.

 

VII.   LAYING BEFORE THE ASSEMBLY REPORT ON 1ST BIANNUAL MONITORING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL FINANCE COMMISSION (NFC) AWARD FOR THE PERIOD JULY-DECEMBER, 2019 AS REQUIRED UNDER CLAUSE 3(B) OF ARTICLE 160 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN.

 

VIII.  INTRODUCTION OF THE GOVERNMENT BILL NO. 25 OF 2020-THE SINDH INSTITUTE OF MUSIC AND PERFORMING ART BILL, 2020.

 

IX.    PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE ON HIGHER, TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, SCHOOL EDUCATION (UPTO MATRICULATION) AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ON GOVERNMENT BILL NO. 24 OF 2020-THE MILLENNIUM INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP BILL, 2020.

 

X.     PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE ON LAW & PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ON THE GOVERNMENT BILL NO. 09 OF 2021-THE SINDH TRUSTS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021.

 

XI.    GOVERNOR’S MESSAGE ON GOVERNMENT BILL NO. 03 OF 2021-THE SINDH LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION AND SUCCESSION CERTIFICATES BILL, 2021 FOR RECONSIDERATION.

 

XII.   DISCUSSION ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION NO. 01 OF 2021;GIVEN NOTICE OF BY MS. SADIA JAVED, MPA REGARDING RISING PRICES OF ELECTRICITY IN THE COUNTRY.

 

XIII.  ANY OTHER BUSINESS WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE CHAIR.

 

 

KARACHI, THE                                     G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

28TH MARCH, 2021                                    SECRETARY

        PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 

 

Summary of Proceedings

PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH

 DEPARTMENT OF EMPOWERMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

LIST OF STARRED ASSEMBLY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR

MONDAY, THE 29TH MARCH, 2021

 

101.     *Mr. Arif Mustafa Jatoi:      Will the Minister for DEPD be pleased to state:-

 

(a)      Is it a fact that funds have been earmarked during 2018-19 for economic support to handicapped women in the province;

(b)      If answer to (a) above is affirmative, district wise expenditure todate and criteria for selection?

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for DEPD:

No funds had been earmarked for economic support to handicapped women in the Province during the year 2018-19.

 

917.     *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:  Will the Minister for DEPD be pleased to state:-

 

Number of handicapped children registered in district Tharparkar along with steps taken for their welfare during 2013 to-date?

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for DEPD:

It is to inform that the District Tharparkar comprises only 01 centre and total 28 number of disabled children registered @ Government Special Education & Rehabilitation Centre Mithi District Tharparkar.

STEPS TAKEN FOR THE WELFARE OF DISABLED CHILDRED DURING 2013 TILL TO-DATE

i)                    Government vehicle providing free Pick & Drop facilities of disabled children from home to Centre & back.

ii)                  Providing free uniforms, shoes & books for all disabled children.

iii)                The stipend amounting to Rs.2, 000/- p.m to the special children is going to start.

iv)                Providing Wheel chairs to the Physically Handicapped Children.

v)                  Providing Hearing Aid to the Hearing Impaired Children.

vi)                Providing Free Education, Rehabilitation Services & Vocational Training to the disabled children.

vii)              Nutrition for students with disabilities to commence soon.  The matter is pending with the Finance Department for allocation of funds.


2940.   *Ms. Adeeba Hassan:           Will the Minister for DEPD be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that department is addressing the issues of low pay and innovation of Special Education Teachers;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the details thereof?

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for DEPD:

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of Sindh is planning capacity building training for the teachers to train them through innovative approaches.  For this purpose, the Department has established Training Centre viz: “Teachers Training Academy Sindh Jamshoro at Kotri”.

 

2941.   *Ms. Adeeba Hassan:           Will the Minister for DEPD be pleased to state:-

(a)    Is it a fact that training programs have been introduced by the government for Special Education Teachers;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the details thereof?

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for DEPD:

Government of Sindh through the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities has established “Special Education Teachers Training Academy Sindh (SETTAS)”, at Kotri District Jamsoro for enhancing professional skills of staff through in-service training. The Academy is being run by the Director, Teachers Training Academy. Following seminar/workshops have been conducted at SETTAS:-

1.      Presentation and distribution of books in sign language of six kalma & Namaz.

2.      Introduction to learning disabilities-Dyslexia.

3.      Introduction to Autism.

4.      Hearing assessments of the newly born.

5.      How to build individual Education Plan for disabilities.

6.      Follow up workshop for Individual Education Plan (IEP).

7.      Introduction to Braille.

 

 

3139.   *Syed Abdul Rasheed:         Will the Minister for DEPD be pleased to state:-

(a)   Is it a fact that department has made plans to improve access to Special Education in rural areas of the province;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the detail thereof?

 

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for DEPD:

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of Sindh is already providing special education in rural areas.  The detail of 30 Govt. Special Education and Rehabilitation Centres is at Annexure Placed on the Table of the House.

In addition to this, one Centre in Tando Muhammad Khan is in planning stage and 2nd in Sujawal would be run in collaboration with an NGO.

 

3146.   *Syed Abdul Rasheed:         Will the Minister for DEPD be pleased to state:-

(a)  Is it a fact that department is addressing the issues of low pay and motivation of Special Education Teachers;

(b)  If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the details thereof

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for DEPD:

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of Sindh is addressing the issues of low paid and motivation of Special Education Teachers. The Competent Authority i.e. Chief Minister, Sindh has approved incentive for low paid employees working in Government Special Education & Rehabilitation Centres under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities by allowing two additional basic pay besides their salary.

 

3546.   *Ms. Rana Ansar:     Will the Minister for DEPD be pleased to state:-

Number of Centres for the rehabilitation of disabled persons working in the Province along with details/numbers of staff working therein?

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for DEPD:

There are 18 Centres for rehabilitation of disabled persons working in the Province. There are 247 employees working against the 274 sanctioned posts in the Rehabilitation Centres.  The details are at Annexure Placed on the Table of the House.

 

3742.   *Mr. Rabistan Khan:           Will the Minister for DEPD be pleased to state:-

Number of Trainings conducted for blind and deaf persons in province and explain the nature of Trainings?

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for DEPD:

There are 27 numbers of trainings being imparted to blind and deaf persons in different centers throughout the province. The details of which are given as under.

Nature of Training for Blind.

                       i.            Chair Knitting

                     ii.            Music

                   iii.            Call Training Centre

                   iv.            Salesman Ship

                     v.            PABX Board Operation (Private Automatic Branch Exchange)

                   vi.            Packing

                 vii.            Stitching

 

Nature of Training for Deaf

                       i.                     Candle Making

                     ii.                     Leather Machine Work

                   iii.                     Basic Electric work

                   iv.                     Paper packing & Flower making

                     v.                     Welding

                   vi.                     Tailoring

                 vii.                     Hand Embroidery

               viii.                     Wood work

                   ix.                     Painting & Colours

                     x.                     Computer (Basic Soft and Hardware Orientation)

xi.          Plumbing

xii.         Printing

xiii.        Architecture

xiv.        Electric work

xv.         Art

xvi.        Auto Mechanic

xvii.       Catering

xviii.      Painting (Basic and Portrait Painting)

xix.        Embroidery Work

 

 

4808.   *Dr. Seema Zia:         Will the Minister for DEPD be pleased to state:-

Laws passed by Sindh Assembly related to Special Education during May, 2008 to May 2018 as well as status of implementation of the same as of August, 2018?

 

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for DEPD:

A law namely “Sindh Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Act-2018” related to Special Education was passed by Sindh Assembly in May 2018. Compliance in the respect of the provisions of law had immediately been started.

 

The supplementary material for the period of three (03) months is at Annexure Placed on the Table of the House

 

 

4881.   *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:  Will the Minister for DEPD be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that recruitment rules of the department are not yet framed;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is affirmative, the reasons there of including the period of Abeyance?

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for DEPD:

No, it’s not a fact. In fact the Recruitment Rules had been framed for all the sanctioned posts as reflected in the budget of the department vide Notification No. SO-I/SPL. EDU/REC: RULES/2018 dated 21st March, 2018. At Annexure Placed on the Table of the House. It is further clarified that after issuance of notification of recruitment rules they were not held in abeyance.

 

4918.   *Ms. Nusrat Sehar Abbasi:  Will the Minister for DEPD be pleased to state:-

 

(a)   Is it a fact that measures have been initiated to computerize the record of the employees and their salaries;

(b)   If answer to (a) above is in affirmative, the details there of?

 

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for DEPD:

The Accountant General and all the District Accounts Offices in Sindh has installed SAP system for computerization of salaries of the employees since long time. As such, all government employees are drawing their salaries through SAP System.

 

As far as the computerization of record of employees is concerned, it is intimated that no such scheme /program regarding computerization of record of employees has been introduced by the Government.

 

5630.   *Mr. Khurrum Sher Zaman:           Will the Minister for DEPD be pleased to state:-

           What is the timeline to constitute a Provincial Advisory Council?

 

ANSWER

Syed Murad Ali Shah (Chief Minister), Minister for DEPD:

A Provincial Advisory Council has already been constituted and duly notified vide Notification No. SOVI(SGA&CD)/13-30/2019 dated 22.10.2019 is at Annexure Placed on the Table of the House.

 


KARACHI:                                                               G.M.UMAR FAROOQ

DATED THE 28TH MARCH, 2021                              SECRETARY

                                                                             PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH