Islamabad-Capital Development Authority revised terms of reference for Staff Welfare Committee to further extend benefits for its staffers.

According to CDA officials, Member Administration CDA Yasir Pirzada would ensure that the benefits reach to the employees. The decision to revise the TORs was taken by the CDA high ups in the board meeting.

According to the decision, Hajj allowance fund would be transferred from CDA main head (revenue account) to the staff welfare fund’s account so that all nominees of CDA could perform Hajj from the labour quota of the government of Pakistan. Furthermore, membership fee of Rs50 per month from employees of BPS-1 to BPS-16 and Rs100 per month from employees of BPS-17 and above would be deducted from their monthly salary.

The board further decided that Rs100,000 as marriage grant (refundable) only for a daughter of an employee would be allowed recoverable in 25 equal monthly instalments. This loan will be released subject to the provision of original documents (Nikaah-Nama, copy of pay slip, CNIC, ID Card and Form B). The amount of staff welfare fund for immediate relief to widow on account of death of her husband has been enhanced from Rs30,000 to Rs1,00,000. Similarly, the amount for purchase of artificial limbs has been enhanced from Rs25,000 to total amount of bill which will reimburse in case the artificial limbs are provided by a designated government hospital on recommendations of CDA Hospital.

The board further decided that treatment of divorced children (wholly dependent on serving CDA employee) would be responsibility of the CDA. On the recommendations of Staff welfare Committee, these cases will be referred to the Capital Hospital for treatment up to Rs200,000. Such treatment will be charged from the head of Capital Hospital. Ten such cases in each year will be considered.

The board also decided that scholarship/stipend for brilliant students of CDA low-paid employees working in BS-1 to 5 studying in government/private schools in Islamabad, who acquire more than 80 per cent marks, may be started of Rs20,000 per student. All these benefits would be applicable to the employees working in BS-1 to 15 and non-gazetted in BS-16.