CDA Chairman Forms Inquiry Committee To Probe Recruitment Of 200 Bogus Employees
ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Aamir Ali Ahmad formed an inquiry committee to probe the illegal recruitment of 200 bogus employees in the top civic agency of the capital city, according to a notification issued on Monday, a copy of which is available with Naya Daur.
Per the notification, the human resource department (HRD) of the civic agency, on the request of the labour union of CDA, sent a summary of 200 employees to the board of the Authority which was approved and 200 bogus employees were made permanent in an illegal move. In addition, around Rs70 million kickbacks also surfaced in this illegal summary received by the high officials of the HRD.
When the CDA chairman was made aware of the matter, he not only suspended the decision of the board but also formed an inquiry committee to investigate the corrupt elements who submitted the illegal summary.
The documents further showed that CDA HRD Director General Nadeem Akbar Malik and Director (HRD II) Abdul Razzaq sent an illegal summary to the civic agency’s board to make 200 bogus employees permanent, which was approved by the board.
A source in CDA, while confirming the development, said that both officers of the HRD were already facing corruption inquiries. Abdul Razzaq had earlier faced one year penalty over illegal recruitment of employees, he added.
The source further said that Nadeem Malik and other senior officials were also facing inquiries in various corruption cases. The officials of the HRD got Rs70 million bribes from all employees who were given a legal cover through the civic body’s board, he added.
When contacted, the CDA chairman confirmed that an inquiry committee had been formed to look into the matter. He said that all elements involved in corruption would be strictly dealt with according to the law.
He also said that he was not aware of the summary being bogus but later realised his mistake and cancelled all recruitments approved by the board.
Naya Daur made continuous attempts to contact the accused officers but no one responded to this scribe’s calls till the filing of this report.
The author is a reporter based in Islamabad.