LAHORE - The Lahore Development Authority has failed to compile and save record of plot files in all its housing schemes. The Authority also could not start the process of computerisation of other essential data even after the lapse of two years due to lethargic attitude, sources informed TheNation. The sources further informed that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, while taking notice of the negligence of the officials of section concerned and undue delay in this regard, issued directions previous month to commence process of computerisation of all the record, giving them three months deadline for the completion of assignment but the department could not start work on the project so far perhaps they forgot the instructions of CM. Another reason of delay in commencing process of computerisation of record was extra responsibilities of the Project Director IT Mansoor Butt who also has additional charge of Director One Window Operation, for redressing public complaints, Member Allocation Committee and sale of Security Featured Papers which no doubt were full time jobs, the sources added. They said that services of Project Director IT Mansoor Butt were being hired for three years on contract basis. He was getting Rs 90,000 per month from the department for the purpose of computerising the data of LDA plots but meanwhile he was given more responsibilities contrary to his original job which are major hurdles in accomplishment of the project for him in give time frame and as a result, the process of computerization could not be completed. It may be mention here that the LDA authorities started computerisation process of the files in 2009 in order to dig out the reasons behind the embezzlement in allocations of plots worth billions of rupees in Johar Town only so that the suspects involved in such scam could be punished according to law. Further, the department also formed three groups of officials of DLD Department (I) comprising eight members each who would have to work for eight years without any break. Besides constituting groups, LDA also signed an agreement with a private firm AOS for scanning the files of plots in Rs 5.50 per file whereas, the officers and subordinate officials of Directorate of Land Development and Estate Management Department are performing such job of scanning files and for the scanning purpose, LDA provided computers, scanners and other machinery for computerisation of record. However, despite provision of all the modern and essential machinery and other facilities, the officials concerned even failed to computerise record of one housing scheme of LDA Johar Town in such a long period. Director General LDA Abdul Jabbar Shaheen was not available for his version.