CDA removes six officials from service on account of fake degrees

ISLAMABAD:Capital Development Authority (CDA) has imposed the major penalty i.e removal from service on six officials serving in different grades on account of possessing fake / bogus educational testimonials.

Human Resource Development Directorate has issued a formal office order in this regard, said a press release.

Action against these officials has been taken in the light of Regulation 8.04(1) (b) (iii) of CDA Employees Service Regulation 1992.

Process of degree verification of non-gazetted and gazetted officers / officials was pending since long. However, the incumbent management during the end of last month directed the concerned formations to expedite the progress and resolve various pending issues particularly pending process of degree verification and reports in this context be submitted at the earliest.

In this regard, a committee comprising Director Human Resource and Director Coordination was also formulated to expedite and conclude such degree verification cases.

Upon receiving reports from concerned departments/institutions regarding fake / bogus degrees possessed by the above mentioned six officials action was taken under the rules.

These officials were served show cause notices while opportunity of personal hearing was also granted which was availed by the officials but they had failed to prove authenticity of their documents.

Moreover, another official who has retired from service, his pension was fixed at initial stage of BS-05 and extra benefits availed during posting in BS-11 will be recovered from his pension.

The officials have right of appeal as admissible under Regulation 20.01 of CDA Employees (Service) Regulation 1992.

The incumbent management of the authority is determined to take long due issue of degree verification to a logical conclusion.