Educational InstitutionsUniversity Of Capital: Purchase Of CCTV Cameras, Equipment Hits …

The purchase of CCTV electronic cameras and other monitoring system for the academic institutions of the federal capital struck snags as all the five shortlisted companies failed to qualifyget approved for the contract requirements worth Rs 60 million, officials revealed.The government has
failed to upgrade security arrangements for some educational institutes of the federal capital even after the passage of about 5 months when terrorists attacked Army Public School in Peshawar. Following the attack, the ICT Administration had directed all public and personal educational institutes to improve their security. Though some steps consisting of raising limit walls and deployment of additional security staffs have actually been taken by some educational organizationsuniversities, they have yet to set up CCTV cams and other monitoring equipments.Senior officials of the Capital Administration Advancement Department told Company Recorder that government Friday empowered schools and colleges of Islamabad Capital Territory(ICT )for their security arrangements as all the 5 shortlisted companies failed to qualifyget the agreement worth Rs 60 million.This was chosen in a conference held here on Friday with Barrister Usman Ibrahim Minister of State Capital Administration Advancement Division in the chair.

About 391 schools and colleges of ICT were equipped to purchase CCTV cameras and keeping track of devices themselves.Earlier for the award security agreements of schools and colleges in ICT 5 companies were shortlisted of them four business were declined on technical ground. Fifth company that satisfied all the requirements at first was likewise later discovered to be ineligible because it was a C6 category company that might get in into an agreement of Rs 50 million as the optimum ceiling according to Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC ). This contract will certainly amount to Rs 60 million for which C5 business is needed as per the PEC guidelines. Therefore, it was chosen in the conference that the DG, FDE will empower the schools Colleges of Islamabad to purchase the security system themselves. The Minister (CADD) likewise sought advice from the Ministry of Info InnovationInfotech, relating to the specification and market cost of the equipments.The Minister even more directed the DG, FDE to liaison with the Ministry of Information Technology for appropriate standards and specs of the items must be conveyed to schools and colleges to ensure that the requirements of openness and quality are met in purchase by schools and colleges and the agreements ought to be granted as per the PPRA rules.The Minister apprised the individuals that transparency would be made sure in the acquiring process and sensitised the authorities about the wise use of taxpayers cash. The Minister had revealed dissatisfaction with the existing security plans at government schools and colleges in Islamabad and directed the Federal Directorate of Education employers to
put in location steps for the foolproof security of kids, instructors and other personnel at local academic institutions.Further the fate of CADD is uncertaindoubts as the cabinet committee of the federal government has suggested the Prime Minister the abolishment of the department, but no choice has actually been taken in this regard. CADD was produced following the passage of the 18th Amendment to look after the affairs of remaining education and health care institutions, which had actually been previously under the federal education and health ministries.Copyright Company Recorder, 2015 No material from Business Recorder shall be replicated, released, broadcast, reworded for broadcast or publication, or redistributed straight or indirectly in any medium.Business Recorder will not be accountable or held liable for any mistake of reality, opinion or recommendation and likewise for any loss, financial or otherwise, arising from company or trade or speculation carried out, or investments made, on the basis of the info posted here.

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