Finance Department

Finance Department manages the province’s fiscal, tax, economic policy, tax administration. It is the reporting office for financial periodic reports as required under the law.

We at Finance Department manage province’s financial resources. Whether it be revenues, expenditures, cash flows, external debt or local debt, we manage it here. We are a team of qualified and trained professionals which takes pains in ensuring that province’s purse is professionally managed. We have professional managers, accountants, auditors, engineers, planners and bankers who put together a great effort under the leadership of our Finance Minister, who himself happens to be a graduate of Stanford University, USA.

We monitor the financial pulse of provincial government by collecting, and providing valuable financial resources, ideas, policy inputs and opinions to other government departments, ensuring smooth operation of the provincial government of Sindh. A significant cog on the wheel of government machinery, Finance Department maintains the lifeline by ensuring financial balance through shrewd money management.

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Our Team

Syed Murad Ali Shah

  • FINANCE MINISTER

Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah leads his team from front. He is a professional civil engineer from NED University, Karachi and a postgrad from Stanford University, USA. An experienced finance professional, he maintains a team of professionals which carries out complete financial planning and execution in light of policies of the government.

Syed Hassan Naqvi

  • SECRETARY FINANCE

Finance Secretary, Syed Hassan Naqvi is a professional administrator and finance manager who leads the finance department team. He has been a finance professional, served in senior level positions for over a decade and has expertise in managing resources as required.

FUNCTIONS

Finance Department manages financial resources under principles of money supply and demand. It collects, supervises and monitors revenue collection and generation. It establishes financial relationships with federal government, local governments, and federal government and autonomous institutions such as Federal Board of Revenue, State Bank of Pakistan and organizations of the like.

It performs the following main functions

  1. Collect and receive revenues and receipts
  2. Disburse and release funds for expenditures and development
  3. Manage local and external debt
  4. Manage reforms for performance and process improvement
  5. Plans and executes financial policies
  6. Conducts revenue receipts monitoring
  7. Plans policies for efficient expenditures
  8. Studies potential and existing revenues sources for improvement
  9. Manages audit functions with audit authorities
  10. Takes any, or all other actions for improving financial position of the province

How FD operates?

Finance Department prepares budget for a financial year in which resources are allocated according to needs and demands. Sociopolitical priorities are identified and allocations are made for revenue expenditures (salaries, pensions etc.), capital expenditures (public sector investments etc.), development expenditures (construction of roads, schools and hospitals etc.) and reforms and local governments etc. Historic budgets and cash flows give an indication of future resource potential.

As a resource generation and collection function, Finance Department collects revenues through several sources such as receipts from Federal Government, Tax and on Tax revenue collection by provincial revenue collecting agencies, and other offices and departments which collect unconventional fees such as license fees and administration fees etc. It also manages the provincial debt portfolio.

In its development function, Finance Department coordinates with Planning and Development Board for planning and financing the development needs of the province.

WINGS

  1. Budgeting of Provincial Receipts
  2. Budgeting of Capital and Revenue Expenditures
  3. Budgeting of Foreign Project Assistance with its releases/transfers.
  4. Management of Federal Transfers
  5. National Finance Commission
  6. Examination of Taxation Proposals its implementation
  7. Tax Reforms with coordination of Collecting Agencies
  8. Fund Management
  9. Debt Servicing
  10. Cash Management
  11. Management of Assignment Accounts (Local Currency and Foreign Currency)
  12. Coordination with Federal/Other Provincial Governments
  13. Coordination with AG Sindh, SBP, NBP, and Other Banks

  1. Issuance of Budget Call Circular Letter
  2. Issuance of Budgetary Policy Circular Letter
  3. Budgeting of Revenue Expenditures
  4. Schedule of New Expenditure (SNE)
  5. Grant Communication
  6. Releases of Revenue Expenditures to all administrative departments
  7. Compensation payments.
  8. Coordination in budget making process
  9. Printing of Budget Documents
  10. Coordination during Budget Assembly Sessions
  11. Clearance of liabilities
  12. Preparation and Consolidation of Provincial budget including Budget Estimates, Revised Estimates, Supplementary Budget and medium Term Budgetary Framework.
  13. Publication and Distribution of Budget Documents.
  14. In year releases of funds out of Budget Grant (Current)
  15. Budget release policies.
  16. Release of Grants in aid.
  17. Preparation and issuance of Budget Calendar and Budget Call Circulars.
  18. Communicate instructions and guidelines regarding Budget Preparation to Administrative Departments.
  19. Coordination and preparation of Budget Strategy Paper.
  20. Control of Expenditure on provincial public exchequer.
  21. Declaration of Drawing & Disbursing Officers.
  22. Preparation of Budget Execution Reports for Provincial Assembly.
  23. Preparation of Annual Budget Documents.
  24. Surrender of unspent allocations of funds out of Budget Grant. (Current).
  25. Year-end Budget Execution Report.
  26. Final Re-appropriation Statements/ Orders.
  27. To deal with the matters of Special / Specific permissions to facilitate Administrative Departments.
  28. Payroll management.
  29. Foreign Exchange Budgetary / release matters.
  30. Master data management.
  31. Matter relating to update and amendments of Delegation of Financial Powers and Financial Control Rules, Sindh Financial Rules, Budget Manual, etc.
  32. Supervise the Economic Reform Unit and MTBF Cell.
  33. Supervise the Public Finance Management-Support Program Pakistan for Sindh.

  1. Budgeting of Development Expenditures in coordination with Planning & Development &DD
  2. Releases of Development Expenditures
  3. Counterpart Funding Under Provincial ADP.
  4. Participation with P&DD in Loan Negotiation with donors
  5. Meetings of PDWP and DDWP

  1. Examination and formulation of Rules/Regulation pertaining to Provincial Government.
  2. Medical Reimbursements
  3. Revision of Pay and Allowances.
  4. Legal issues pertaining to Finance Department
  5. Finalization of Pension Cases
  6. Fixation/modification of pay and allowances individual rates(if any)
  7. Administration of Finance Department and Treasuries.

  1. Provincial Finance Commission (PFC)
  2. Issues related with Local Bodies
  3. Releases to Local Bodies.

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Sections

RESOURCE WING (RES)

07

BUDGET & EXPEDNDITURE WING (B&E)

16

DEVELOPMENT WING (DEV)

07

SERVICES RULES AND ADMINISTRATION WING (SR/ADMN)

12

LOCAL FINANCE WING (LF)

03