FAISALABAD. Standing Committees (SC) are back bone of the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) and they must work under well-defined program strictly following the TOR (Terms Of Reference) and SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) to give immediate and positive results, said President FCCI Rana Muhammad Sikandar-e-Azam.
He was addressing the first introductory meeting of the chairmen of the SC of the FCCI. He said that standing committees have been mandated to pin point their sector specific issues along with their viable suggestions in addition to contributing their proactive role in enhancing the membership of this premier trade body. He said that more than 80 standing committees have been constituted and their procedure to work has also been defined so that they could bring qualitative improvement in the overall performance of the FCCI by enhancing the efficacy of the standing committees. He asked chairmen of the standing committees to inform FCCI secretariat at least three days before holding their meetings along with predetermined agenda. He told that it is necessary to avoid clash with any other important meeting in FCCI. Moreover three days prior intimation will help secretariat to appoint a proper person to record the minutes of the meeting. He told that they could inform secretariat through their sector specific what’s app group about agenda while they could use the same app to pass on requisite inform the members about any scheduled meeting. He also requested the chairmen to avoid scheduling any meeting during the visit of any VVIPs including ministers or diplomats. He told that the person deputed will submit draft of the minutes for vetting by the concerned chairman before making it part of file or record. He further told that performance of each committee will also be adjudged through a well designed evaluation system in which 50% marks has been allocated to new memberships, 20% marks to convene the meeting through agenda, 20% marks to keep the minutes updated and 10% marks for the maximum attendance of the meeting. He said that the chairmen of the best performing standing committees would be awarded shield in addition to a surprise prize.
Secretary General FCCI Mr. Abid Masood pointed out that the role of standing committees is to assist the president and they could not directly contact with the government departments. He further told that the accounts, scrutiny and H.R & building committees are constituted under the Memorandum of Articles and they could not be mixed up with sector specific committees.
Later chairmen of standing committees introduced themselves and also briefed about their sector specific problems.
The meeting was also attended by Vice President FCCI Mr. Bilal Waheed, Engineer Rizwan Ashraf, Engineer Babar Shehzad, Rana Ikram Ullah, Chaudhary Muhammad Boota, Mr. Shafque Kashif, Mr. Habib Ur Rehman Gill, Mr. Muhammad Yaqoob Awan, Dr. Ijaz Nisar, Mirza Hadayat Ullah, Mr. Abid Aziz, Mr. Shahid Latif, Haji Talab Hussain, Engineer Ahmad Hassan, Khawaja Naveed, Mr. Jaffar Hassan Mubrak, Haji Gulzar Ahmed, Shahbaz Gill Butt, Rana Saeed Iqbal, Mr. Abdul Hameed Shakir, Mian Tanveer Riaz, Rana Saeed Iqbal and Mr. Muhammad Shahid.