Islamabad - The enforcement directorate of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is facing shortage of staff to carry out operations against encroachments in the city.

To the annoyance of the high-ups at the directorate, few officers belonging to the enforcement cadre are enjoying postings in HRD and DMA at higher slots. The directorate has asked the CDA administration to take into account the situation and immediately review through postings to their actual cadre. In December, 2015, the directorate had told the DDG (HRD) CDA about the scarcity of the officials at the directorate.

“The directorate is facing acute shortage of operational and secretarial staff, especially in the wake of the FIR lodged against number of its officials by the FIA (ACC). The current field deployment, their technical supervision by designated assistant and deputy directors as per available sanctioned strength is adversely affected and therefore the vigilance and operations have not been done in true spirit since November 3, 2015,” said a letter written by director enforcement to the CDA high-ups.

It said that the said factors are awfully affecting their field performance whereas the challenges are increasing with each passing day. It has requested that two deputy director operations (enforcement), 3 assistant directors (enforcement), 7 inspectors (enforcement), 5 sub-inspector, 6 supervisors, 25 security guards, 2 steno typists, 3 UDCs and 3 LDCs be provided at the earliest so that the directorate could function properly. The directorate is also facing shortage of vehicles as according to the sources, some of the officers are occupying more than one vehicle.