Islamabad - Amidst financial crunch in the country, the cash-strapped Capital Development Authority (CDA) seems all set to please its employees, as it plans to create two thousand residential plots every year that would be allotted to its employees at the end of every fiscal year.

The decision to this effect was taken in a recently-held meeting between the CDA Chairman and office-bearers of the CBA Union. Sources in the CDA told The Nation that it was proposed in the meeting that two thousand plots should be developed every year in the first instance and be allotted to the employees according to their entitlement at the end of every fiscal year and be ensured that an employee is allotted plot three years before his superannuation. The chairman CDA agreed that a summary might be put up in the CDA board in this regard.

Going by the other decisions taken in the meeting, it can be said that the cash-strapped authority may go deeper into debt. On the issue of regularisation of daily-wage/contractual employees and conversion of muster-roll employees into daily-wage employees, the chair agreed to start regularisation of daily-wage/ contractual employees, conversion of muster-roll employees as per previous practice in accordance with CDA board decision and settlement with CBA according to rules. However, it was decided that all formalities and qualifications shall be scrutinised in accordance with rules. The chairman also agreed for counting of previous services of contract employees as is being done in 89 days as per rules.

The chairman CDA further agreed that order of Rs 12,000 as minimum wage for BPS-1 employees might be issued immediately and summary of increase of wages from BPS-2 to onward scales may be put up in CDA board for approval along with arrears as per government orders within two weeks. The meeting also decided to restore computer allowance immediately.

The sources further revealed that the chair agreed that departmental promotion committee (DPC) against all vacant posts for promotion of employees (BPS-1 to BPS-16 non-gazetted) at directorate level may be convened at the earliest. The meeting also decided to appoint son/daughter of the deceased employees on regular basis. Similarly, every widow would be allotted a plot within one month according to her entitlement.

On the issue of grant of 20 per cent secretariat allowance, the chair decided to take up the matter in the CDA board after examination by finance wing and intra-court appeal in this regard may be withdrawn. The meeting decided that a comprehensive summary with financial implications on the issue of allowances i.e. pastor, Rs 1000 per month, cool allowance in water supply, Rs 1000 per month, special allowance in environment directorate, Rs 500 per month, and 100 per cent increase in all present allowances be put before the CDA board. Similarly, drivers working on heavy vehicles in CDA would be granted BPS-11.

The chairman directed all the concerned to take necessary action and submit reports at the earliest.