ECC okays voluntary separation from the service scheme of PIA

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the federal cabinet has approved, in principle, the voluntary separation from service scheme for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
The decision was taken during a meeting of the committee held here on Monday with Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue, Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh in the chair.
Under the scheme, the PIA employees could submit an application regarding early separation from the airline. The Board of Directors of the PIA had already approved the VSS scheme 2020 during its 48th meeting.
The forum approved budgetary allocation in favour of National Information Technology Board for provision of ICT services at the Prime Minister’s Office for Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Programme for current fiscal year to the tune of Rs53 million.
The ECC gave concurrence to the proposal by the Petroleum Division, in principle, regarding allocation of gas from Bashar X-IST to third party up to 1.0 MMCFD.
The ECC also approved four separate technical supplementary grants for the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Interior for various projects during the current fiscal year.
The ECC recommended to form a committee consisting of representatives from the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of National Food Security and Research to decide a time line for the export of mango and kinnow. -TLTP

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