Universal Service Fund Company (USF Co) 49th Board of Directors Meeting was convened on Tuesday November 22nd, 2016 in the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, Islamabad.
The Chairperson; USF Co Board and the Minister of State for IT & Telecom; Mrs. Anusha Rahman chaired the meeting and took an overview of the existing and upcoming Projects of USF pertaining to the establishment of Telecenters, Establishment of Computer Labs in Women Empowerment Centers administered under Bait Ul Maal. Establishment of 100 Computer Labs under project “ICT’s for Girls” were also discussed in the meeting.
The Minister directed USFCo authorities to devise an internal evaluation and monitoring mechanism to ensure transparency & efficiency in the company. The board also directed that performance appraisal of all employees working in USFCo should be conducted on the basis of tangible and measurable KPIs on quarterly basis and report should be submitted to board. Minister further stated that it’s our utmost priority to connect the unconnected. Therefore, we are focusing on “broadband connectivity & provision” to even remote and far flung un-served rural areas of KPK & Baluchistan so that our dream of Digital Pakistan could be materialized by 2018 Insha’Allah. MoS further directed USF to bolster monitoring and evaluation resources to ensure optimal use and sustainability of the rolled out projects.
Other Board members including the Secretary IT; Mr. Rizwan Bashir Khan, Member Telecom; Mr. Mudassar Hussain, Chairman PTA; Dr. Ismail Shah and CEO USF Co; Mr. Faisal Sattar also attended the meeting.