No retired, in-service army officers working in NADRA on deputation: Senate told

Minister said around 13,997 employees were working in NADRA whereas only six employees were working on deputation.


APP January 18, 2022
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan at the Senate session on January 18, 2022. Photo: APP

ISLAMABAD:

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan on Tuesday informed the Senate that no retired or in-service employee of Pakistan Armed Forces was working in the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) on deputation basis.

Replying to a query during the question hour, the minister said that as many as 13,997 employees were working in NADRA whereas only six employees were working on deputation.

These employees were being paid salaries according to the Basic Pay Scale as per their LPC issued by their parent departments with the addition of 10% headquarters and utility allowances, and 20% deputation allowance, he said.

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To another question, the minister said that the Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) issued violation tickets against fancy number plates apart from the number plates issued by respective excise and taxation offices.

However, the use of bogus number plates was a crime and a case should be registered against such vehicle owners, he added.

Khan mentioned that the ITP also issued traffic violation tickets to the violators for displaying un-prescribed number plates. As many as 42,831 tickets were issued during 2021 by the traffic police and Rs12,849,300 fine was collected from violators, he said.

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Last month, the opposition benches called for specific details to be issued on employees of NADRA on deputation after a debate over the recruitment of armed forces personnel in the organisation began in the Senate.

Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Senator Mushtaq Ahmed had asked how many people were on deputation in NADRA and how many retired army officers were working in it.

“The answer provided is unsatisfactory,” he claimed, adding that he was specifically inquiring about the number of retired armed forces personnel that Nadra had re-employed

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