LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has ordered the setting up of a Cabinet Committee under the command of Senior Adviser Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa to review various aspects with regard to the powers and responsibilities of the province and other related issues after the passage of 18th Amendment and formulate its recommendations. He issued instructions in this regard while chairing a meeting of the provincial Cabinet on Friday at CM Secretariat. Ministers and advisers Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police and administrative secretaries of various departments attended the meeting. He directed the Provincial Law Minister to prepare a private bill for enhancement in the compensation rate for the victims of road accidents under Motor Vehicles Ordinance and send it to the Standing Committee of the Provincial Assembly for consideration. Addressing the meeting, the CM said the responsibilities of provinces had increased manifold after 18th Constitutional Amendment and now it was up to the provincial governments to prove that they were fully capable to exercise the enhanced administrative and financial powers judiciously and responsibly. He also constituted a subcommittee under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Punjab to hold consultations for the capacity building of provincial departments and the use of newly-granted powers and their responsibilities. The subcommittee would submit its recommendations to the Cabinet Committee. Shahbaz said it was an important matter and the Cabinet Committee should consider all aspects meticulously before formulating its recommendations so that the important issues could be highlighted in the next meeting of the implementation commission. CM said 'Sasti Roti scheme for the benefit of the poor of the society would continue and it was the collective responsibility of the society to remove the flaws in the scheme. He stressed that transparent utilisation of every penny of public money would be ensured and the shortcomings in the scheme were being removed. He said it was ironic that those who robbed Bank of Punjab of billions of rupees were allowed to escape from the country, while a welfare project like 'Sasti Roti scheme for the poor was being criticised. He asked all segments of the society to come forward and play their role in the effective implementation of this welfare-oriented programme of provincial government. He also asked ministers and advisers to visit their respective areas to review the performance of 'Sasti Roti Tandoors for the benefit of the deserving persons. The Chief Secretary said a comprehensive strategy has been crafted to remove flaws in 'Sasti Roti scheme and all DCOs have been given strict instructions to cancel registration of 'Sasti Roti Tandoors involved in irregularities instead of imposing fines. He said the number of 'Sasti Roti Tandoors has also been rationalised and 'Tandoors have been set up at places like Katchi Abadies, Railway stations, hospitals and bus stands so that maximum number of poor persons could benefit from it. He said a comprehensive system has been adopted for monitoring the scheme and complete transparency is being ensured. Earlier, Secretary Law gave a detailed briefing to the Cabinet regarding the constitutional powers and responsibilities of the provinces in the wake of 18th Amendment, whereas Secretary Transport presented amendment bill, envisaging enhancement in the amount of compensation provided to the victims of road accidents. under section 50, 53 and 67 of Motor Vehicles Ordinance 1965.