Establishment Division permits new hiring in CDA: report


ISLAMABAD: Having remained vacant for years, the government has okayed recruitment on 75 key posts in the civic agency’s engineering and planning wings, according to a report by a private media outlet.

The Establishment Division has issued no objection certificates (NOC) for hiring officers in the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on a regular basis, a longstanding demand of the body, but one which was never granted by the government before.

Moreover, the establishment division also granted NOC for 37 posts in BPS-17, including 11 assistant directors for E&M, 12 civil assistant directors, 11 town planners, one traffic engineer, one assistant town planner and one boiler engineer.

The management services wing also gave the go-ahead for recruiting officials for three posts in BPS-16 including two assistant town planners and an assistant quantity surveyor. Further, 30 posts for civil sub-engineers in BPS-14 and one post in BPS-11 for surveyor were approved.


CDA Member Planning Asad Mehbood Kiyani explained that the Planning and Design wing plans for all the urban and rural areas within the framework of the existing Master Plan. It analyses the housing needs of the city and responds according to the trends of the market.

It has five directorates are under it, including housing society directorate, traffic engineering and transport planning cell, architecture directorate, regional planning directorate and structure directorate.

Kiyani said that all the directorates are playing key roles in the planning, development, designing of the capital and due to the shortage of human resources, the performance of wings had been badly affected.

The new recruitment, he hoped, would improve the performance of CDA tremendously.