ISLAMABAD - The government has constituted a special committee that would decide the fate of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) after reviewing its four-year programme on September 15. A meeting of Cabinet Committee on NCHD, headed by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Salman Faruqui, Wednesday looked into the status of the commission. The Planning Commission (PC) set up a special committee, which would review PC-I of NCHD's four years programme and take all stakeholders into confidence before deciding the future of the NCHD. The special committee consists of parliamentarians, key govt officials and PC members. The committee will hold the crucial meeting on September 15 and submit its proposals to Central Development Working Party, body with a mandate to approve up to Rs 500 million worth projects. After looking into the proposals, the CDWP in its September 18 meeting will decide either to release funds for the NCHD or scrap it. The NCHD is in hot water nowadays, as its 80,000 employees have already been sacked and the Chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf has resigned. The Commission was set up to spread basic education across the country. The NCHD has become controversial due to Dr Ashraf's close affiliation with former president Pervez Musharraf and surfacing of alleged financial irregularities during the past seven years. The Cabinet Committee after detailed discussion recommended that an efficient programme should be undertaken and funded, having priority to Community Feeder Schools providing universal primary education. The Committee took note of the operations of the NCHD in the light of government's commitment to the Universal Primary Education, Human Resource Development, and the Millennium Development Goals. The Committee also observed that all physical assets of the NCHD spread all over the country should be protected and advised the Cabinet Secretary to ensure those assets were properly documented and fully protected.