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March 2, 2016

70% CDA employees to be transferred  to Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation


March 2, 2016


The government is set to give services of at least 70% employees of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC) during a period of three to four months.

The official sources told ‘The News’ that services of around 11,000 employees and officers out of over 15,500 would be given to the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation along with most of the buildings which are currently in the control of the CDA.

With the arrival of new set-up, the CDA would be left with main functions of estate (commercial and residential), including allotment and transfer of plots and development of new sectors and execution of major projects.

The functions of environment, planning, building control section, planning, sanitation, road  maintenance, sports directorate, play grounds, water supply and all the municipal services would be surrendered to the Islamabad corporation.

“The government desires complete the whole process within days but practically, it will not be possible before the next three to four months,” sources said.

The CDA hierarchy would be confined to the existing headquarters while all other buildings including old Naval complex, fire brigade building, sanitation buildings, all the inquiry offices etc would come under control of the elected set-up.

The first ever Mayor of Islamabad Metropolitan Shaikh Ansar Aziz is set to assume his office at the old Naval Complex in Sector G-6 after taking oath on March 4 (Friday).

The offices of a directorate of the engineering wing have been vacated and renovated for the elected mayor, three deputy mayors and their staff.

The district and sessions judge of Islamabad would administer oath to the mayor and three deputy mayors. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is also in process of finalising lists employees who would be placed at strength of the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation.

The official sources said that in the light of Islamabad Local Government Ordinance, the Ministry of Interior would issue a notification for transfer of functions to the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation.

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