ISLAMABAD  – The much-hyped plans of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to formulate afresh polices on new recruitments and streamlining the allotment of kiosks across the Capital are yet to see light of the day.After assuming the charge some three months ago, CDA Chairman Syed Tahir Shahbaz had announced to formulate new policies on new recruitments and banned new appointments till the policy was approved. He had also announced to streamline the allotment and operation of kiosks as according to the CDA’s own survey, around 1,200 kiosks have either encroached the CDA land or their owners failed to renew their licences.

The chairman had also formed a committee headed by Member Administration to formulate the new HR policy suggesting options for criteria of recruitments as well as transfers. The committee had been given a deadline of two weeks to accomplish the task but the body was yet to submit the draft to the chairman that would be subject to the approval from the CDA Board or the Cabinet Division. The objective of the new policy was to restore the training system for the CDA employees the number of those had been increased manifold in recent years. The working of most of the CDA workers involved massive public dealing, so their training was essential. The committee was also tasked to suggest criteria for posting of CDA officers on rotation basis to ensure smooth working of the CDA.

The authority was mulling to make fresh appointments on different criteria, including through Federal Public Service Commission; however the final decision would be taken by the CDA Board. The second committee mandated to formulate policy on kiosks is also yet to submit its draft before the Board as the mushroom growth of kiosks and their encroachment is yet going on. CDA spokesman Ramzan Sajid also confirmed that the drafts of both the policies had not yet been submitted as the respective committees were working on them.

He hoped that the drafts would be submitted soon that would follow the deliberation by the Board members who may also suggest some amendments, if needed.

 Meanwhile, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has devised a new policy for the allotment of plots to its employees and workers to ensure fairness and merit in the process.

According to sources, allotments of the plots would be done in next week under the new policy, while eight year regular service has been made the minimum required service time. According to the new policy, Human Resource Department of the civic authority would prepare a seniority list of the officers and workers and draws for the allotments would be held on January 1 and June 30 every year.

Allotment of plots to retired employees and widows would be decided by the civic body board in individual basis.

Moreover, officers and workers joining the CDA on deputation after December 17, 2012 and contract employees would not be allotted plots, under the new policy.

It is pertinent to mention here that CDA officers and workers have been waiting allotments of the plots since 2006, while the CDA authorities wanted to allot the plots to the employees on the same time to avoid anxiety among the employees.