Housing Minister orders immediate release of salaries of Pakistan Public Works Dept employees

Islamabad, December 02, 2013 (PPI-OT): Minister of State for Housing and Works, Barrister Usman Ibrahim on Monday chaired a meeting of Pak PWD Employees Union regarding matters of transfer of Lodges/hostels management back to Pak-PWD and non-payment of salaries to Pak-PWD employees for the last many months.

The meeting was informed that lodges/ hostels control was handed over to Estate Office when the Ministry was bifurcated into Housing and Works Ministries during the tenure of previous government. It was then decided that Estate Office will be authorized to allot the lodges/hostels and maintenance work will remain with Pak-PWD.

It was also informed that later on, a large number of staff was also shifted to Estate Office which created hindrances in the release of salaries on time.

The Minister took serious notice of the issue of non-payment of employees’ salaries and directed the concerned officials that in all other cities the lodges/ hostels are being allotted and managed by Pak-PWD so, the same will be replicated in the capital as well.

He added that power of allotment will remain with the Ministry of Housing and Works as the Ministry will directly issue the allotment letters to allottees and Pak-PWD will be responsible for management and maintenance.

Moreover, the Minister also directed the Pak-PWD to release the salaries of all Pak-PWD employees as soon as possible because from now on wards, only Pak-PWD will be accountable for the delay of employee’s salaries.

Apart from the chair, the meeting was attended by Omer Rasul Joint Secretary, Director General Pak- PWD, Estate Officer, Deputy Secretary (Estate) and other senior officials of the Ministry.

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