Islamabad - The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has started inquiry into the alleged disappearance of personal files of the officers/officials who were promoted illegally by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) management during the years 2010 to 2013, The Nation has learnt reliably.

According to a letter (No. DD.ACC/RE-08/2015/1188) written by FIA anti-corruption circle Islamabad to director general human resource directorate CDA headquarters Islamabad, a copy of which is exclusively available with The Nation, the FIA is conducting an inquiry into the alleged disappearance of personal files of the officers/officials who were promoted illegally by the CDA management. The FIA has requisitioned relevant record under section 94 CrPC from the CDA HR directorate so as to reach the facts. The letter asked the authority to urgently provide certified true copies of the relevant documents that include list of employee promoted during the aforesaid period; copies of personal files of the said employees; copy of rules and regulation governing the promotion of the employees of CDA along with criteria therein; working papers/synopsis of all considered employees; copies of minutes of departmental promotion committee meetings held during the aforesaid period; and approval of the competent authority in this regard.

The sources in the CDA told The Nation that illegally promoted officers in connivance with CDA high-ups have misplaced their personal files so that no one could identify irregularities in the promotion process. However, the NAB took notice of the same and started inquiry into the matter. The NAB has also requested CDA that a focal person who is well versed with CDA working may be appointed to assist the investigation officer in the instant inquiry and other important matters.

It is to mention here that the authority is unable to locate hundreds of personal files of the employees of CDA from the record of the concerned directorates. The sources said that with the authority starting exercise of verification of degrees, several employees who submitted fake degrees have taken personal files to home, particularly those associated with the trade union. “The people associated with trade union are least bothered about what the rules say and what the administration directed them from time to time on the subject,” said a senior CDA officer on condition of anonymity. Whenever they are asked to surrender their files to the management, it got the reply that the same would be produced whenever needed, the officer added. According to the officer, the HRD deals with the personal files of the officers of grade-16 and above while the files of officials of grade 1-15 are kept with the concerned directorates. At present, there are more than 18,000 employees of the authority. The sources said that the HRD took notice of the same and issued letters to all those in possession of their personal files to submit without any further delay to the concerned directorates of the authority but to no avail. Same is the case with those promoted illegally during years 2010 to 2013, they added.