ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for
Education, Professional Training and National Heritage has launched an
E-portal/mobile phone application of Inter Board Committee of
Chairmen (IBCC) for equivalence on Tuesday in Islamabad.
Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, Secretary IBCC briefed the minister on the
utility and benefits of the application. While addressing the ceremony,
Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training said that IBCC
is following the directions of the Prime Minister by introducing
transparency, ease of doing business and customer facilitation.
According to the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, launch of such
an application is not only a revolutionary step but also, a signature
project of the Ministry of Education which intends to minimize the
problems of the public and will increase their accessibility to the IBCC.
He said that before digitalization, applicants used to face many
problems i.e., they had to stand in queues for hours to deposit fees
and payment of IBCC to fulfil the condition of being physically present
that too, in its limited branches.
Furthermore, courier service wasn’t available and applicants had to
travel miles to come to the office of IBCC to get equivalence
certificates. This application does not only enable the applicants to
apply online for equivalence certificates but also, allows them to
deposit their fee online from IBCC Mobile App through OTC, Digital
Wallet payments from any financial institution through credit & debit
cards (local &international) as IBCC has integrated digital payment
solutions in the said application.
Shafqat Mahmood said that the overseas Pakistanis are our assets and
the said application will be of great help to them. For the ease of the
applicants, courier service has been integrated so that applicants can
track their applications in real-time. They will be updated throughout
the processing of their application. He was of the view that the same
changes are to be made in every department for the ease of the
public. Furthermore, he congratulated all the stakeholders, especially
the Secretary IBCC for facilitating the public by using the latest
Ms. Farah Hamid Khan, Secretary Ministry of Education, Wajiha
Qamar, Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Education, Mohyuddin
Ahmed Wani, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Education and other
officials were also present during the ceremony.