After the decade long war against terror and restoration of peace as a result of operation Zarb-i-Azab (2014), the situation demands to properly take care of the youth. This can only be done when the youth is engaged into healthy activities and are groomed in a right direction in the best national interest. Prior to any professional career, capacity building of the youth is essential in contributing to improved economic and social outcomes. There is wide recognition that capacity building and training at any stage of practical and professional life are prerequisites to economic and social development. Keeping in view the above, the Policy is framed to engage the qualified youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa/FATA into the development sector of the government for better future prospects
The Policy aims to launch a long term program to help young graduates/certificate holders of professional courses in different fields and to develop their intellectual skills and provide them experiences that encourage them to become contributing, caring members of their communities and also make them aquatinted with functioning of the government machinery.
To the extent of this policy in its present state or changes (if any) to be done from time to time, Planning & Development Department will act as the policy governing authority. The PMRU will develop an exclusive online internship portal/website titled as “KP-Internship Portal” for registration/application of the interns. The Planning & Development Department will be the custodian of the system for the purpose of monitoring & evaluation.
The P&D department shall ensure that :
The Sponsoring Department shall ensure :
All autonomous/semi-autonomous organizations shall ensure :
The District Governments shall ensure :
The departmental internship management committee shall hire internees while adhering to the following
The concerned department/organization shall after approval of the project, upload the following details on KP-Internship Portal
Note: No internee shall be hired without registration on the KP-Internship Portal. Furthermore, in case of pre-mature termination of the intern, the next candidate to be considered shall be from the of eligible candidates’ list.
Since projects are regularly approved from the competent forums therefore the hiring departments/directorates/organizations shall engage internees in their development projects throughout the year. Furthermore, hiring of internees shall be a continuous process and the period of internship (for the internee) in a particular project shall in no case be more than one year except the following :
The period of internship for the graduates falling in the given categories may be two years subject to the condition that the project life is two or more years and his/her performance is satisfactory
An internee shall be paid on station stipend @ 25000 P.M or as per the prevailing wage rate whichever is higher. However, all other expenses (e.g. expenses borne on fare, accommodation, food, photocopying etc) in case of out station duty as assigned from time to time, shall be permissible on actual.
Every project PC-I shall have specific provisions for stipend as per the authorized strength of internees per project per year.
There shall be no cash payment in any case and the stipend or other expenses borne by the internee in dispensation of his/her duty shall be paid through bank cheques.
The interns shall be terminated upon the following
By title, an internee will be regarded as “Project Associate”. This shall be treated as official designation of the intern especially on his internship ID card, certificates and other official correspondence.
For a reporting officer, implementation of the following code of conduct shall be ensured upon the of the internee
During the internship period, besides specialized learning fields, every internee is required to acquire knowledge about the following common areas
In case of completion of the internship period, the internee will be entitled to one of the following
In case the internee during his internship period, strictly adhere to the above laid down terms & conditions, code of conduct and earn satisfactory performance report from the reporting officer, he/she will be awarded experience certificate (equal to the certificate mentioned in the project policy) bearing weightage of 7 marks in the selection process under project policy. For experience certificate, there will be a uniform template and to be downloaded from the KP-Internship Portal after the candidate successfully completes the internship period.
Upon ordinary completion of the internship period or if the candidate fails to submit his/her terminal report, the internee will be provided only Internship Certificate on the official letter head of the sponsoring department carrying no weightage in terms of marks.
The PMRU to device a built-in monitoring mechanism within KP-Internship portal. By this, the sponsoring departments shall submit quarterly assessment reports of each intern covering all parameters of the above mentioned code of conduct. This is further to enable the P&D Department to easily monitor & evaluate performance of the interns on quarterly basis.