ISLAMABAD: The President’s Secretariat has directed the Ministry of Housing and Works and the chairman of Capital Development Authority (CDA) to resolve the issue of payment of electricity bills concerning the supply of water to government employees’ residential flats in Sector I-9/4 and other sectors.
The orders were given following the orders of the Wafaqi Mohtasib after the Pak PWD stopped the payment of electricity bills of motor pumps after June 2022. The President’s Secretariat has directed the Federal Secretary of the Ministry of Housing and Works and the CDA chairman to hold a meeting with two representatives of the complainants to resolve the issue without further delay.
Compliance Report to be Submitted by April 14:
In orders passed on April 14, 2023, the Secretary of Housing and Works and the CDA chairman have been directed to submit a compliance report to the Wafaqi Mohtasib within 30 days. As such, the compliance report must be sent to the Wafaqi Mohtasib by May 14.
Welfare Body of Residents Filed Complaint:
Chaudhry Amjad Ali, as a representative of the welfare body of residents of Government flats, filed a complaint before the Wafaqi Mohtasib. The Wafaqi Mohtasib referred the case to the Secretary of Housing and Works and the CDA chairman to convene a meeting and resolve the issue under relevant policy’s regulations.
Low Paid Employees Not Satisfied with Umar Daraz:
Not satisfied with Umar Daraz, another government employee residing in sector G-8/2 flats approached the President’s House. The complainants have contended that they are low paid employees, with the majority of them falling in BPS-02 to BPS-09, that the electricity meters for water motors were installed by the Agency (Pak PWD), and bills were paid by it from the beginning. However, the agency stopped payment of bills after June 2022.
Wafaqi Mohtasib Issued Order:
The President’s Secretariat observed that the Wafaqi Mohtasib issued an order on October 22, 2022, but the Agency had not produced anything so as to what order had been passed by it in compliance with the recommendations of the Mohtasib.