Islamabad - The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has posted a law graduate as Deputy Director Sanitation Directorate (Dumping Site) in the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad against which the officer has approached the Chairman of the Authority.

The Human Resource Development directorate, through an office order transferred Arif Masoud Deputy Director (BS-18) Law on 27 July to the sanitation directorate (Dumping site).

The officer, however, expressed his resentment over the decision, saying that he cannot be transferred from one cadre to the other. In his application to the Chairman CDA, Masoud said that he was working as Deputy Director Law-I and on 27 July 2018, he was transferred to the Sanitation Directorate. He said that he was appointed Assistant Director Law in 2008 and his services were regularized as Deputy Director in 2015 after completion of 5 years service as AD. Masood maintained that he is from Executive/Law directorate and cannot be transferred from one cadre to another.

He further said that Municipal Corporation Islamabad (MCI) has been separated from CDA and sanitation directorate is included in the MCI but the Law directorate is still in CDA and that no transfer can be made from CDA to MCI. He has requested the Chairman to withdraw the posting/transfer orders dated 27 July 2018.

It is pertinent to mention here that in 2017, the said officer (then Deputy Director Law, CDA) had declared before a court of law that IHC Judge Justice Shaukat Aziz Sidiqui had verbally directed him to allot plot # 396 in sector I-8/2 to Syed Manzoor Hussain Shah. Arif Masood Ahmad was representing CDA in the court in a writ petition titled Syed Manzoor Hussain Shah vs Naveed ul Haq and one other. He further stated in the affidavit that the Judge’s direction never came in writing in the order sheet dated 9 April, 2013.

In the absence of clear rules and regulations, the issue of employees in the CDA and MCI has marred the performance of both institutions.

The transfer/posting of the employees has also been a continuing source of tussle between the high-ups of the two institutions and the situation has led to a state of confusion among the employees.

Meanwhile, the high-ups at CDA have asked the employees to observe office timings positively and as per fresh decision of the government.

In a circular issued by the administration, the administration observed that most of the officers/officials were not observing office timing and reached office late despite instructions issued from time to time. The employees have been asked to comply with the instructions.