islamabad - The Supreme Court on Thursday halted the process of allotment of plots to civil servants, who are on deputation in the Capital Development Authority.

Advocate Zulfiqar Khalid Maluka, appearing on behalf of CDA ex-Employees Welfare Association, told that all top management of CDA are the officers on deputation.

 He said the officers come to the federal civic agency on deputation for getting plots. He said the government officers who are on deputation in CDA even for six months were also given plots of worth millions of rupees by the CDA.

He contended that the Supreme Court 2013 judgment on deputation clearly laid down criteria for the deputationists. He said according to the Civil Servant Act the term deputation means transitory or temporary.

Muhammad Nazir Javaid, representing the CDA, told that any officer, who has 10-year service in the government department would be entitled for the plot, adding any officer who joined the CDA on deputation one month ago would get the plot if he had served 10 years in his parent department.

Justice Ejaz Afzal, heading a two-judge bench, which heard the case of plots to the deputationists in CDA, questioned if a civil judge joins the CDA on deputation and serves it for one year then he was entitled for CDA plot? The CDA counsel replied yes, if has served for 10 years in the government department.

Maluka informed the court that after the Islamabad High Court judgment the CDA administration had prepared a plan for providing plots to the deputationists in the federal civic agency.

He further told that in 2005 also about 200 officers were given plots by the CDA but later the Ministry of Interior had stopped them.

The bench after hearing them granted stay against the allotment of plots and deferred the case for two months.