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CDA to adopt E&D Rules 2020

By Muhammad Anis
May 29, 2024
In this image, Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Chaudhary Muhammad Ali Randhawa signs the official documents on May 3, 2024. — Facebook/Capital Development Authority - CDA, Islamabad
In this image, Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Chaudhary Muhammad Ali Randhawa signs the official documents on May 3, 2024. — Facebook/Capital Development Authority - CDA, Islamabad

Islamabad:Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Chaudhary Muhammad Ali Randhawa has principally approved adoption of Efficiency and Discipline (E&D) Rules 2020 in the authority.

The decision was taken to ensure transparent and effective internal accountability and to bring discipline in procedures. The approval was given during a meeting held at CDA Headquarters.

The meeting reviewed the performance of Administration Wing including Human Resource Development, Discipline Directorate and other formations. The CDA chairman said that the punishment and reward system will be implemented to improve service delivery in authority and overall performance of its employees. He said that in order to ensure strict accountability, decision was taken to adopt Efficiency and Discipline Rules, 2020.

The chairman further added that adoption of E&D Rules, 2020, will help conclude inquiries and disciplinary proceedings at fast pace. He was briefed that at present no fixed timeframe is given to conclude the proceedings which was resulting in lingering on the cases for extended period. He pointed out that under these rules timelines will be given at every step of the proceedings, moreover, inquiry officers will be held accountable for non-finalization of inquiries.

Randhawa was briefed that Discipline Directorate is actively addressing the matter of inquiries. He was informed that as result of continuous efforts, nearly 60 inquiries have been finalised in the past 4 to 5 months. Furthermore, 55 new inquiries have been initiated in the same period. He was briefed that in the past three years, a total of 998 inquiries and disciplinary proceedings against CDA officers and officials have been concluded. Out of these, 103 officers and officials received major penalties, including dismissal, compulsory retirement, and demotion. Notably, the Accounts Officer and Cashier of the Land Payment Section were dismissed for involvement in a fake payment scam.

Additionally, 631 officers and officials faced minor penalties for inefficiency and misconduct, such as the withholding of annual increments. He was apprised that the authority has referred approximately 45 cases related to the fraudulent allotment of plots to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) after preliminary probe for detailed investigation and the initiation of criminal proceedings against the responsible officers, officials, and private individuals involved in the scam.