Owing to the dearth of basic facilities in the inquiry offices of road-and-market-maintenance department of Capital Development Authority, the employees on duty have decided to file a case against Chairman CDA. Sources said the decision has been taken due to unavailability of the basic amenities like electricity, water, washing, and a proper canteen. The case will be registered if the employees do not get a green signal from Chairman CDA and the labor union, they added. According to the sources, one inquiry office has two supervisors, two assistant supervisors, and five laborers.To add to the problem, most of these maintenance offices are confined to a tent, which makes it difficult for the staff to fight scorching weather conditions. CDA has built one inquiry office for taking care of four sectors each while there are seven inquiry offices at all in sectors G-5, G-6, G-7, G-8, G-9, G-10 and G-11. A team of five laborers is not enough for attending to the grievances of the masses during the rainy season, as renovating roads and taking care of footpaths, sewerage and manholes require more men.
Most often the laborers are not present on duty and this adds to the mess. Sources said favoritism prevails in the inquiry offices and the laborers close to the administration find refuge from summers in air-conditioned rooms. Laborers said they are being exploited and the so-called labor unions and CDA officials have turned a deaf ear to their complaints. When phoned, Director road-and-maintenance department, CDA, Anwar Goping held the stance that the complaints of the laborers may be correct, and agreed to provide details about the problem later on.