Islamabad : Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has approved amendment in the Staff Car Rules, 1980 as observed by the Public Accounts Committee in its meeting on 15th May, 2012.
Under the amendment a proviso has been inserted under rule 24 (2)(A) of the Staff Car Rules, 1980 which reads
provided that the protected vehicle shall be allocated to a vulnerable dignitary subject to availability and approval of the Prime Minister.
However, the repair/ maintenance and POL of the vehicle shall be responsibility of the respective Ministry/Division/Department or the dignitary concerned .
It may be mentioned that the Public Accounts Committee observed that the rules on the subject do not have any provision for allocation of the protected vehicles to any office holder/dignitary.
The PAC directed that the relevant rules may be modified for regularization of the matter or bullet proof vehicle allocated be taken back within one month period.
In view of the current security environment prevailing in the country, the retrieval of the vehicle from the dignitaries would not be a viable option.
Therefore, on summary by the Cabinet Division, the Prime Minister approved the above insertion of proviso in the Staff Car Rules, 1980.