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Inauguration of the Knowledge Management Centre at the Planning & Development Department, Government of the Punjab

17 Jun, 2016

Chairman Planning and Development Board, Government of the Punjab, Mr. Jehanzeb Khan inaugurated the Knowledge Management Centre at the Planning & Development office on Friday June 17, 2016.

The idea for this knowledge Centre is to encourage and facilitate all the employees, and it will not only be restricted to the employees of P&D but in fact it can be used by the University students for their research projects. This will lead to more research oriented work which is more authentic.

This knowledge center has been revamped with great support from the experts from the Urban Unit and Punjab Information Technology Board. At the inaugural ceremony, CEO Urban Unit, Mr. Nasir Javed and DG E-Governance, PITB, Mr. Sajid Latif gave a briefing to the P&D Staff about the up gradation of the Knowledge Management Centre by both the departments and also informed about the usage of the e-library.   This step by P&D would to positive results for all the departments of the Government of Punjab and has also helped in analyzing projects.

The Knowledge Management Center (KMC) is an interactive and user friendly e-resource for the consumption of the development professionals, researchers, and academia and public policy practitioners. KMC houses a wide array of latest book collection on  multiple disciplines, an assembly of authentic web linked research journals , online and digital library sources, managed electronic drafts of documents, systematic collection of development project proposals,  IT based circulations, newest reference and research services through managed shelving, efficient retrieval facility and other knowledge sharing tools and techniques. This helps in better analysis of information and also in the scrutiny of investments. KMC follows DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION (DDC /23) under a library classification system.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Jehanzeb Khan congratulated the P&D team for this great initiative and also thanked the allied department heads in extending their support to make this happen. He also said that this  great library revamped by P&D will enlighten future generations.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Members of the Planning & Development Board, Chief and Senior Chiefs.