The federal Cabinet has appointed Amir Ali Ahmad as the permanent Chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) board for five years.
Sources told Propakistani that the Ministry of Interior has presented the appointment summary of Amir Ali Ahmad as regular Chairman CDA.
The CDA is an autonomous statutory organization under the CDA Ordinance, 1960. Its general affairs and administration are run by the CDA Board which is headed by a Chairman.
The appointments of the Chairman and the Members of the CDA Board are done by the federal government under the provisions of Section 6 of the CDA Ordinance, 1960, and the Chairman of the Board is appointed from among the Members.
The CDA’s Board notified dated 03-03-2021 comprises four executive members, four non–executive members, and two ex officio members.
Ex officio members are members by virtue of their posts, and are not person-specific. Ex officio powers are not conferred upon an official but are vested in the office. However, in the draft summary, Amer Ali Ahmad (PAS/BS–20), the current Chief Commissioner (ICT) was nominated for appointment as the Chairman CDA for a tenure of five years, being a Member of the Board.
The CDA has undertaken a number of reforms to improve the daily process for the facilitation of the general public.
The summary mentioned an improvement in the CDA’s performance and that it had a surplus budget.
From a deficit budget of around Rs. 5.8 billion during the fiscal year (FY) 2017-2018, the CDA has now presented a record surplus budget for FY 2021-2022 and will close the F.Y 2020-2021 with Rs. 26 billion already available in its accounts. The closing amount alone is greater than the budget outlay for FY 2019-2020.