ISLAMABAD: After a vigorous push by the incumbent management, the process of inquiries against employees in the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has now been sped up. In this connection, proceedings of 11 more inquiries have been finalised and penalties have been imposed accordingly.
In light of findings of the inquiries, different minor and major penalties have been imposed upon the employees found guilty while the officers upon whom charges could not be established have been exonerated. These orders are issued in accordance with different clauses of CDA Employees Service Regulation, 1992 and after the approval of competent authorities.
In this connection, an inquiry conducted against Estate Affectees EMO Dilshad and Estate Affectees Sub Assistant Pervaiz Iqbal on account of a missing page from the file of a plot on Sector I-10/1 has been finalised.
According to the findings of the inquiry, allegations of negligence on part of the employees were established and it was recommended by the inquiry committee that the accused officer Pervaiz Iqbal be demoted to lower stage in time scale, as a penalty. However, the other accused officer Dilashad would not have the same penalty imposed on him as he had already retired from service before the completion of inquiry proceedings.
Moreover, an inquiry against DMA Sub-Assistant Naveed Abbasi on account of utilising a fake permission letter / NOC has also been finalised. The inquiry committee has recommended withholding of two increments for two years as a penalty.
Similarly, another inquiry conducted regarding the disciplinary proceedings against Waseem Abbas has also been finalised. The inquiry committee decided to stop the accused official’s increments for two years as a penalty as well.
Another inquiry against Shahid Iqbal Supervisor Enforcement Directorate has been finalised. The Inquiry Committee has awarded the minor penalty of censure upon the official.
Moreover, different officials and officers have been exonerated, warned in light of the recommendations made by the inquiry committees.
It is pertinent to mention here that earlier CDA chairman had taken notice of hurdles and the lethargic attitude of the inquiry officers which was ultimately affecting the accountability process in the authority.
According to the CDA chairman’s directions if the inquiry officer did not complete the given assignment within the given time frame, strict disciplinary action would be initiated against him and same be also reflected in his PERs.
Since the chairman’s directions were issued the process of finalisation of inquiries has gained pace and inquiries are being concluded at a fast pace.
CDA declares two housing societies illegal
CDA has declared Commander Housing Scheme mouza Tumair and Baber Enclave mauza Mohrra Noor Bani Gala as illegal societies.
CDA has warned the general public not to make investments in these schemes in their own interest. Both the schemes fall in Zone-IV of Islamabad.
As per provisions of ICT (Zoning) Regulation 1992 amended in 2010 and Modalities & Procedures framed for planning and development of private housing schemes in ICT, no housing scheme can be floated / launched in Zone-IV by the private sponsors without approval of CDA.
The sponsors of Commander Saif Housing Scheme and Baber Enclave Housing Scheme, falling in Zone-IV have not obtained any approval from CDA, and therefore, these housing schemes are illegal / unauthorized.
CDA through public notices, published in different newspapers has informed the general public to refrain from booking of plots theses housing schemes in their own interest. Furthermore, CDA has also requested All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS), Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and advertising agencies for not advertise the publicity campaigns of the societies without obtaining approval from the authority.
CDA has directed the sponsors of both the societies avoid making booking of plots, advertisement and publicity of the schemes.
Sponsors of the schemes have been further directed to explain their position in writing as well as appear in person that why they not be proceeded in accordance with the section 46 of CDA Ordinance for violating the rules within 15 days.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2019.