Frequently Asked Questions

What is the key function of Planning & Evaluation Cell? Top
Facilitate other formations of Agriculture Department for identification, preparation and processing of foreign funded projects and monitoring/evaluation of the foreign as well as mega ADP projects of Agriculture Department.
What are the crops being dealt at provincial level by P&E Cell? Top
P&E Cell is dealing with the policy issues of Cotton, Rice, Sugarcane and Oilseed crops at secretariat level.
What is Project Management Cycle? Top
  • Project Identification & Preparation
  • Project Appraisal & Approval
  • Project Authorization (activation to release of funds)
  • Project Implementation
  • Project Completion /closure
What is Monitoring? Top

Monitoring means to check and assess the implementation status of a project/program/plan during implementation period on a regular basis. The system of watching/monitoring the progress of a program/project implementation helps in the identification/removal of bottle-necks and expediting action. There are two kinds of monitoring i.e. Internal Monitoring and external monitoring.
Internal monitoring is the responsibility of those sponsoring Ministries/Divisions and executing agencies who are directly involved in project formulation, appraisal/approval and implementation.
External Monitoring is always undertaken by an outside agency like the Provincial Planning & Development Departments and foreign donors. This is done to watch the progress of development projects to gain insights for the project benefits from the macro-planning point of view and that of the sponsoring agency for strategic feedback on the progress of implementation and its sectoral impact.

What is Evaluation? Top
A process which attempts to determine as systematically and objectively as possible the relevance, effectiveness and impact of activities in the light of the objectives.
What is RBM? Top
Results Based Monitoring has a wider horizon than just monitoring. Traditional monitoring looks into financial and physical progress but RBM probes into the outcomes and impacts of development projects and programs. RBM has been promoted as an important means to improve the quality and impact of development efforts. It is essentially a special public management tool; governments can use to measure and evaluate outcomes, and then feed the information back into the ongoing processes of governance and decision making.
What is PC-1 & PC-II? Top
PC-I is a project documents which covers almost all aspects of the project. It all column should be filled with care.
PC-II is a feasibility report which has to be prepared for Mega Projects. PC-II of mega projects is mandatory to be annexed with PC-I.
What is PC-III and PC-IV? Top
PC-III (A) is quarterly progress reports on the specified proforma and PC-III (B) is financial and physical progress to be submitted on monthly basis.  
PC-IV is a Project closure report which is mandatory to be submitted to P&D Department on completion of each project.
What is PC-V?  
PC-V is annual operational report which has to be submitted to P&D Department after completion of the project for consecutive five years.
What is Development Process at Provincial Level? Top
The Planning & Development Department acts as the Secretariat for the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) and is a clearing house of development projects sponsored by various line departments. The PDWP is empowered to sanction projects ranging from Rs. 200 million to Rs. 10,000 million.
Projects with individual costs exceeding Rs. 10,000 million are recommended by the PDWP to the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) which is located at Planning and Development Division, Planning Commission, Islamabad.
Projects costing between Rs. 100 million to Rs. 200 million are within the approving competency of Departmental Development Sub-committees (DDSCs). In addition to these, heads of attached departments (Officers in Category-I) have powers to sanction schemes up to the value of rupees 2.5 million.
Projects costing upto Rs. 100 million are approved by the Divisional Development Working Party (DDWP) headed by the repective Commissioners.
Project costing upto Rs. 50 million are approved by the District Development Committees (DDCs) of each district, chaired by DCO.