Punjab Social Services Board Ordinance, 1970
(Pb Ordinance II of
An Ordinance to provide for the
constitution of a Social Services Board to perform certain functions
Preamble.– WHEREAS it is expedient to
establish a Social Services Board to promote social welfare, to co-ordinate
and integrate social welfare programmes and to provide an opportunity to the
citizens at large to participate in the social welfare movement, and to make
provision for matters connected therewith;
NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Martial Law Proclamation of
25th March, 1969, read with the Provisional Constitution Order, and in
exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the Governor of the
Punjab is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-
1. Short title, extent and
commencement.– (1) This Ordinance may be called the Punjab Social
Services Board Ordinance, 1970.
(2) It extends to the whole
of the Punjab.
(3) All provisions of this
Ordinance except provisions relating to voluntary corps shall come into
force at once, while the provisions relating to voluntary corps shall come
into force on such date as the Governor may, by notification in the official
2. Definitions.– In this
Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or the
(a) “Board” means the Punjab Social
Services Board established under section 3;
(b) “Chairman” means the Chairman of
(c) “employees” mean the officers,
advisors and servants of the Board and include persons who enter into
agreement with the Board to serve it on honorary basis;
(d) “Executive Committee” means the
Executive Committee of the Board;
(e) “Government” means the Government
of the Punjab;
(f) “member” means a member of the
(g) “President” means the President
of the Board;
(h) “province” means the Province of
(i) “rules” mean the rules made
under this ordinance;
(j) “Secretary” means the Secretary
of the Board and the Executive Committee;
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“voluntary social welfare agency” means an organisation registered under the
Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration and Control) Ordinance,
(m) “voluntary worker” means a person
working in a Voluntary Social Welfare Agency.]
3. Establishment of the Board.–
As soon as may be, after the commencement of this Ordinance, Government
shall establish a Board to be called the Punjab Social Services Board.
Constitution of the Board.– (1) The Board shall
(a) a President;
(b) a Vice-President;
(c) a Chairman;
(d) a Secretary; and
(e) ex-officio and nominated members
specified in sub-sections (6) and (7).
(2) The Governor shall be
the President of the Board and shall act as such in his individual capacity.
(3) The Minister for Social
Welfare shall be the Vice-President of the Board.
(4) The President shall, by
notification in the official Gazette, nominate a person as Chairman of the
(5) The Director-General,
Social Welfare, Government of the Punjab
shall be ex-officio Secretary of the Board.
(6) The Secretaries to
Government of the Punjab Social Welfare, Education, Finance and Health
Departments shall be ex-officio members of the Board.
The President shall, by notification in the official Gazette, nominate six
members from amongst the members of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab,
of which at least two shall be women, six members from whole of the Province
of the Punjab from amongst renowned social workers committed to the cause of
public welfare and experts in the field of education, public health,
environment and poverty alleviation, one eminent jurist and one financial
expert of good repute:
Provided that the President shall
nominate the members of the Provincial Assembly on the recommendation of the
Speaker of Provincial Assembly and remaining members on the recommendation
of the Government.]
5. Temporary vacancies.– (1) If
the Chairman is temporarily unable to perform his duties, for any reason,
the President may nominate a Vice-President or member to act as Chairman
until the Chairman can perform his duties.
(2) If there is a temporary vacancy in the office of the
Secretary, the Government may nominate a member or officer of the Board to
perform the duties of the Secretary during the subsistence of that vacancy.
Tenure of Chairman and nominated members.–
(1) Subject to sub-section (3), the term of the Chairman and the members
nominated under sub-section (7) of Section 4 shall be three years and they
shall be eligible for reappointment for a term not exceeding three years at
(2) The Chairman and the members nominated under
sub-section (7) of section 4 shall work on an honorary basis but they will
be entitled to such allowances and facilities as may be determined by the
(3) The President may, in
the public interest, order that the Chairman or the members nominated under
sub-section (7) of Section 4 shall cease to hold office from such date as
may be specified in the notification published in the official Gazette:
Provided that the President shall
obtain recommendations from the Government in this behalf.]
7. Resignations.– The Chairman
or any of the members nominated under sub-section (7) of section 4 may
resign by tendering resignation, in writing to the President.
Meetings of the Board.– (1) The meetings of the
Board shall be held at least twice in a year and shall be presided over by
the president and in his absence by the Vice-President in accordance with
such procedure as may be prescribed by rules.]
9. Functions of the Board.– The
functions of the Board shall be–
(i) to formulate policies with regard to the objectives of the
(ii) to plan, co-ordinate,
integrate, evaluate and intensify social welfare programmes in the Province
collaboration with the public and private sector];
to provide professional and technical assistance and grants-in-aid to those
voluntary social welfare agencies which work on non-profit basis, to
evaluate their performance and functioning through a voluntary check and
balance mechanism, and to perform such other functions in respect of these
agencies as may be entrusted to the Board by or under any law;]
(iv) to control the raising and
utilisation of funds by voluntary social welfare agencies for social welfare
objectives and to
mechanism] for their audit;
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train social workers in theory and practice of social welfare].
(vii) to arrange and control study
tours abroad of social workers;
(viii) to secure enactment or change
of laws relating to social welfare; and
(ix) to inculcate in the citizens
of the Province, particularly the students and the youth, the spirit of
serving the cause of social welfare with dedication.
Executive Committee.– (1) There shall be an
Executive Committee of the Board which shall exercise the executive powers
of the Board for implementation of the policies of the Board.
(2) The Executive Committee
shall consist of a Chairman and four members.
(3) The Chairman of the
Board shall be the Chairman of the Executive Committee.
(4) The following members
of the Board shall be members of the Executive Committee:-
(a) Three of the numbers
nominated on the Board under Sub-Section (7) of section 4; and
(b) the Director-General, Social
Welfare, Government of the Punjab, who
shall also act as Secretary of the Executive Committee.
(5) The Executive Committee
shall meet at least once in every three months.]
Employees of the Board.– (1)
The Board may appoint such employees as it may consider necessary for the
efficient performance of its functions on such terms and conditions as may
be prescribed by the rules:
Provided that until the rules are framed, the Board may appoint
employees on ad hoc basis on such terms and conditions as it may deem
(2) Subject to the rules,
the Board shall be competent to take disciplinary action against its
Functionaries of the Board to be public servants.–
The Chairman, Secretary and employees of the Board and Government servants
allocated to the service of the Board shall be deemed to be public servants
within the meanings of section 21 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
13. Bar to political activities.–
The Chairman and employees of the Board shall not take part in politics.
14. Delegation of power.– The Board
may delegate to the Chairman, or any member or committee or officer of the
Board any of its powers under this Ordinance or the rules.
15. Funds of the Board.– (1) The
funds of the Board shall consist of such funds as may be raised by the Board
or as may be allocated to it by the Government by or under any law or
(2) The Board may make
arrangements for the collection of Zakat, Fitrah, donations,
charities and other contributions.
(3) The Board may enter
into industrial or commercial ventures to build up its funds.
16. Custody and operation of funds.–
(1) The funds of the Board shall be kept in any scheduled bank which is
approved by the Board for the purpose.
(2) The funds shall be
operated by the Secretary under the directions of the Board.
17. Accounts and audit.– (1) The
accounts of the Board shall be audited by an auditor who is a Chartered
Accountant within the meaning of the Chartered Accountants Ordinance, 1961
and is appointed by the Board for the purpose.
(2) The Board shall produce
all books of account and documents and furnish such explanation and
information as the auditor may require for the purposes of audit.
18. Annual report.– The Board shall,
as soon as possible, after the close of every financial year, submit an
annual report to the Government on the conduct of its affairs for that year.
General provisions.– (1) The
Board shall maintain liaison with all Departments of Government carrying on
social welfare activities and may tender advice to those departments through
the President or Secretary.
(2) The Board shall have
the powers to address various officers of Government and correspond with
Provided that the matters
requiring orders of the Government shall be submitted by the Board through
its administrative department.
(3) The Government may
require any Government servant or any class of Government servants, by
general or special order, to carry out the policies of the Board.
20. Power to make rules.– (1)
Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, and with the approval of the
Government, the Board may make rules for carrying out the purposes of this
(2) In particular and
without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, such rules may
(a) the appointment of committees
of the Board to deal with specific matters;
(b) the procedure to be followed
at the meetings of the Board and the quorum required at such meetings;
(c) the terms and conditions of
the service of the employees of the Board;
(d) the preparation and
authentication of annual budget of the Board;
(e) the mode of operation and
expenditure of the funds of the Board;
(f) the powers and duties of the
President, Vice-President, Chairman, Executive Committee, Secretary,
(g) the recruitment, allowances
and training of voluntary workers;
(h) organisation, maintenance and
control of voluntary corps; and
(i) prosecution of persons
personating as functionaries of the Board specified in section 11 or as
members of the voluntary corps.