Over 1,500 Nadra workers in hot water over postings.

ISLAMABAD -- Over 1500 employees of National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) are in hot water for trying to use their contacts to either get promoted or be posted to places of their choice.

Informed sources told Dawn that all such individuals seeking promotions or transfers through influential personalities are being issued show-cause notices.

In a message sent to all employees, Nadra Chairman Tariq Malik said that he, along with his team, took various steps to bring the authority in conformity with the contemporary needs by restructuring in order to induct and retain highly talented human resource.

He said a transparent merit-based promotion system had been introduced in the institution, adding that besides 65 per cent increase in salaries, performance and capability rather than influence and recommendations were permanent feature of the system for promotions, inductions and transfers in the institution.

'Despite all these steps and clear policies, some employees continue to use their contacts with influential personalities for their promotions and transfers, ignoring the hard work and responsibility, which not only affects the transparent system currently in place, but also deprive deserving employees of their rights,' the chairman said in the message.

The Nadra chairman made it clear that this course of action was not acceptable to him and in the best interest of the institution, this pattern would be discouraged and deterred.

He noted that institutions lost their worth and efficacy when the spirit of performance and privilege was hurt, causing damage both to individuals, society and institution itself.

He said the act of using influential personalities was in fact interference in the governmental working, which was unacceptable.

He said a decision had been taken to issue show-cause notices to over 1500 employees to seek an...

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