Local Fund Audit and Treasury & Accounts are two subsidiary departments of the Punjab Finance Department. Both wings are performing very important functions at the Tehsil and District levels. For the promotion of officials of both wings, departmental training is provided through the Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (PIPFA), which is compulsory. For this training, the Finance Department seeks nomination from both wings, as one official from each division of the Local Fund Audit wing, and one official from each District from the Treasury and Accounts wing is selected. This means that 36 officials participate from Treasury and Accounts wing and only 9 officials from Local Fund Audit in each session.

This depicts a bias of the Finance Department towards the Local Fund Audit wing which is creating disparity and a sense of inequality and is, no doubt, injustice with the officials of Local Fund Audit wing. I would like to request the concerned authorities to treat them both equally and give them the same opportunities of training.

MUHAMMAD YAQUB,

Okara, June 5.