CDA chief wants to resume employee degree verification process

Directions issued for drafting new vehicle allocation and fuel rationalisation policy


Our Correspondent March 22, 2019
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ISLAMABAD: The civic agency of the federal capital has decided to resume the degree verification process of its gazetted and non-gazetted officers while expediting work on 75 pending inquiries in the authority.

The respective directors have been directed to submit comprehensive reports on it within a week. This was directed as the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Chief Commissioner Amir Ali Ahmed chaired a meeting at the CDA headquarters on Thursday.

The director generals of Administration, Human Resource Department, Law and HRD-I were present in the meeting and heads of each department gave briefings on the progress they had made.

During the meeting, Ahmed noted the hurdles, impediment and lethargic attitude of inquiry officers of the authority since as many as 75 inquiries were still pending. He instructed the heads of all departments to direct inquiry officers to complete all formal inquiries within a month.

If inquiry officers do not complete the given assignment within the set time frame, strict disciplinary action will be initiated against them and it will also be reflected in their PERs.

“Henceforth, replacement of new inquiry officers in place of retired inquiry officer,” a statement quoted

It was further observed in the meeting that the process of degree verification of non-gazetted and gazetted officers and officials had been pending for a long time and Ahmed directed that the matter should be taken up with the relevant department immediately.

Reports of it should be submitted within a week’s time, he directed. In this regard, a committee comprising the Human Resource and Coordination directors will submit a comprehensive report in a week.

Cases should be expedited on a top priority basis, upon receiving reports from concerned departments, pending action would be finalized within two weeks, he directed.

During the meeting, it was further directed that the Administration Wing should formulate a policy whereby a Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) for all CDA employees will be held on an annual basis.

In this regard, it was directed that pre-requisite formalities for promotion should also be finalized, including seniority issues. It was further noticed that there was no uniform policy for allocation of or allotment of CDA vehicles. In this regard, Ahmed directed that rules for allocation of the authority’s vehicles should be prepared and rationalized fuel limits should be set according to the category of the vehicle.

The rationalization policy is expected to bring about a 10 per cent reduction in fuel usage. Furthermore, the new rules will see drafting of a new vehicle allocation criteria which will be based on seniority, field duty while factoring in the monetization rules and policy.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 22nd, 2019.

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