CDA to work under the direct control of Mayor
A new local government system has been devised for the Capital of Pakistan. According to that announcement, the CDA (Capital Development Authority) will now come directly under the control of the mayor.
Dr. Ishrat Hussain, advisor on institutional reforms briefed about the change in a cabinet meeting which was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The federal government has approved this restructuring of CDA that in the future it will work under mayor.
Interim arrangements are to be made to announce Punjab like local Government system in Pakistan and the process of Islamabad’s reform should be completed in 3 months said a source who attended the meeting.
According to the system placed in Punjab, the development agencies would work under the local governments. The reports on the restructuring of CDA Islamabad were prepared by Dr. Hussain and the CDA and interior ministry presented the summary which was approved by the cabinet. Due to the new reforms, an improved system of management will be introduced and CDA would be under the control of the mayor.
It is said that a managing director from a private organization will be hired after the competitive screening and he will be managing the activities of CDA. Also, he would be ensuring the protection of jobs of CDA and MCI officials. CDA’s first and for the most task would be to fund the development and betterment of the city which in the past few years have been neglected bitterly.
According to the CDA ordinance 1960, the chairman and the authority member of the CDA board should be hired from the private sector which was not being implemented previously but now the hiring of the directors would be made from the private sectors to implement independent decisions in the interest of authority.
The CDA board will have 9 members now among which 5 will be from private sectors and 4 from the government sector who would ensure the advisory role.