RAWALPINDI: Contrary to the orders of the Director Military Lands and Cantonment Department (ML&CD), the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has again assigned the duties of the building checker to the lower division clerks (LDCs).
Sources said that LDCs Waqas and Sarfaraz are deputed as building checkers and assigned the area of Ward 07 and Ward 10 respectively.
Similarly, Ch. Arsalan who ¬is hoarding board inspector by designation is assigned additional responsibilities of building checker for ward 01. Ishtiaq who is Area Revenue Superintendent (ARS) be designation is also working as building checker in Ward-10A of RCB.
The Headquarter ML&CD in letter No 92/197/ADG(Est)/ML&C/2015 had issued order to all the cantonment board to assign the duty of the building checking only to those building checkers who have been regularly appointed as building checkers, no temporary employee or lower grade employee will be assigned the duties of building checker.
It is further stated that these duties will not be assigned also to the permanent LDC junior staff, if regular building checkers are non-existent or deficient in number then they should be recruited against existing vacancies.
But contrary to the order of the higher authorities the RCB administration once again deputed their near and dears in the building control section.
If any un-authorized constructions are found which was not reported by any building checker, strict disciplinary action shall be taken against them as per service rules, stated in a notification issued by the RCB authorities.
Sources said that RCB employees use their reference to get posted as building super checker and those who have served on these posts have become millionaires even having very low-grade jobs.
Rafiq Khan and Raja Irshad who were performing duties as building checkers in Ward 09 and Ward 08 respectively were suspending few days ago for alleging backing illegal constructions in their areas.
Sources said, the building checker allegedly gets millions of rupees as bribe money for allowing the un-authorized construction in the jurisdiction of RCB.
Abdullah Khan – a resident of Naseerabad – said, higher authorities of Military Lands and Cantonment Department should investigate the assets and living style of the employee who had served in building control department is last 10 years, the will know how much corruption is going on in this department.
He blamed that RCB higher officials are aware of all this but kept their eye blind towards this corruption.