Karachi: As many as 1,421 employees of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (defunct CDGK) were declared as ‘bogus’ after their service records could not be verified by the verification committee of the Sindh Local Government (LG) department.
The insiders, on the condition of anonymity, told the scribe that in compliance with the orders passed by the High Court of Sindh in the constitutional petition No D-42/2013 filed by Zulfikar Shah, an action was taken by KMC, the Secretary Local Government and HTP department by constituting a verification committee under the chairmanship of special LG department secretary.
According to the sources, there are a total of 13,382 employees who are working in KMC out of which 761 did not show up before the verification committee.
“There are 517 employees who were appointed without observing formalities of recruitment rules i.e. without advertisement, interviews, the constitution of recruitment committee and without the recommendations of recruitment committee. There are 89 employees whose appointment is fake and bogus”, sources disclosed while quoting the findings of the verification committee.
The sources further told that the KMC had utilized Rs520 million and Rs535 million in 2017 in the months November and December respectively under the head of salaries to the KMC employees.
It is said that a sum of Rs25 to 30 million would be saved by KMC who was feeding these hundreds of bogus employees since long, sources said.