SC seeks reply from CDA, CBA in illegal promotions case


The Supreme Court (SC) has sought response from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) officials and Employees Union CBA in the illegal promotions case during the tenure of authority’s former chairmen.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Nasirul Mulk heard the illegal promotions case on Wednesday.

Naeem Bukhari, counsel for the Employees Union CBA, told the court that CDA’s annual budget is Rs 4.19 billion and promotions were granted on the agreement of both the union and the administration adding that it was possible that some of the promotions could be illegal.

“Why aren’t the promotions in the authority given according to its laws? Promotions are being given out of merit; on the principle of give and take. This is an injustice with the deserving people and things cannot be allowed to function like this,” Justice Gulzar Ahmed remarked on Bokhari’s arguments.

The CJP said that CDA’s vehicles were being used by children of officers while plots were being distributed amongst the employees. “It feels like there is a wholesale in CDA. This matter is not only of promotions but also in interest of the public. CDA is not an industry which is earning revenue. The salaries of employees are being paid through tax payers’ money.”

The court sought a reply from CDA and CBA Union and asked about the reconciliation process theses promotions were carried out. The court also sought a copy of CDA Rules 1992 and adjourned the hearing till first week of February.