ISLAMABAD - In a move that could prompt the Supreme Court to take action, management of Capital Development Authority (CDA) has appointed as many as 40 officers on deputation despite knowing the fact that the country’s apex court has recently banned appointments on deputation basis.
Soon after taking charge as Chairman CDA, Nadeem Hassan Asif has appointed as many as 40 blue-eyed persons against BPS-16 to BPS-19 on deputation basis.
According to official sources, the appointments on deputation has not only compromised seniority of CDA officials, but it also violates a recent ruling given by the Supreme Court where the court ordered to repatriate officers on deputation.
It merits motioning here that the Supreme Court has ordered in March last that officials on deputation must be sent back to their original departments. The SC also ordered the repatriation of deputation officers from different federal and provincial departments to their parent departments.
Contrary to the SC’s ruling, the Chairman CDA appointed 40 officials on deputation in different important departments of CDA, including CDA Hospital, CDA School, Audit office, and Finance Department.
It is interesting to note that seven officials of CDA have already taken stay order from Islamabad High Court against appointments of officials on deputation.
According to the documents (copy available with The Nation) the officers appointed on deputation in CDA includes: Mansoor Ali Khan, BPS19, Fahad Haroon, BPS-19, Qasim Raza, BPS-19, Muhammad Aslam Ch, BPS-19, Athar Sajid Khan, BPS-19, Asif Shahjahan, BPS-19, Abbass Ahmed Mir, BPS-19, Ejaz Ahmed Bajwa, BPS-19, Tariq Rauf, BPS-19, Ahmed Hamayun Khan Toru, BPS-19, Muhammad Washaq, BPS-19, Aasia Gull, BPS-18, Muhammad Liaqat Abbasi, BPS-18, Hamza Shafqat, BPS-18, Faisal Saeed Cheema, BPS-19, Akber Ali, BPS-18, Ali Naqi Shah, BPS-18, Muhammad Ramzan Joiya, BPS-18, Shafiullah Khan, BPS-18, Syed Shafaq Hashmi BPS-18, Rohail Aziz Quidwai, BPS-18, Sajid Mehmood, BPS-18, Sheikh Farid Ahmed, BPS-18, Dr Hamid Muhammad Afridi, BPS-18, Dr Jamshaid Yousaf, BPS-18, Sultan Fiaz Kiani, BPS-18, Muhammad Saeed Ahmed, BPS-18, Malik Kashif Mushtaq Awan, BPS-18, Bahram Khan, BPS-18, Changaiz Khan, BPS-17, Khalid Yameen, BPS-17, Muhammad Munir, BPS-17, Dr Yasmeen Iqbal, BPS-17, Dr Hooria Mohsin, BPS-17, Abdul Manan, BPS-17, Dr Musa Khan, BPS-17, Zakir Hussain, BPS-17, Saeed Gull, BPS-17, Sumaira Bhatti, BPS-17, Muhammad Khalid Mateen, BPS-17, Dr Afifa Abbass, BPS-17, Dr Aslam Khan, BPS-17, Muhammad Khan, BPS-17, Mian Aftab Ahmed, BPS-17, Saleem Musharraf Tehsildar, BPS-16, Muzammil Fatima, BPS-16, and Farkhanda Yasmeen, BPS-16.
While talking to The Nation newly appointed on deputation spokesperson of the CDA, Aasia Gull, said she knows the matter of the more than 40 deputationists; however, she added that only four officers inducted by the incumbent chairman and the remaining officers were inducted by the former Chairman CDA.
“It is not the incumbent Chairman CDA who inducted all these officials rather the former chairman CDA did the same,” Aasia said, adding that the incumbent Chairman was an upright officer and always follows the rules and regulations of CDA, she added.
She further said that the CDA has total strength of 18,600 employees. Out of them, Aasia claimed, only 600 employee and officers were competent, while remaining have not good reputation in civic body. She, however, admitted there have been many irregularities in CDA and new chairman was trying his best to embark upon these issues.
Aasia was quick to add that CDA has withdrawn current charge postings to many higher grades officers of grade-16 to grade-20. The civic agency withdrew the current charge postings where officers were enjoying postings beyond the stipulated six-month temporary period.
She said it is worthy to mention here that it is a common practice in CDA, where in a bid to oblige favourites, officials are given current charge of higher grade in addition to their existing charge, often extending beyond the fixed six months. After the withdrawal of current charges, the officers have been reverted to their original scales and grades.
As per the authority’s service rules, an official cannot retain current charge of higher scale in addition to his original charge for more than six months. However, several CDA officials have been holding current charge postings for several years, she added.