Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has installed CCTV cameras at its land department’s premises (locally known as ‘Iqbal Hall’) for the purposes of securing its land revenue records and ensuring effective monitoring, a news source reported.
The installation of CCTV cameras is part of the CDA’s efforts for transparency of various processes, safeguarding records, and improvement of service delivery. In addition, this measure is expected to help monitor the revenue staff and remove corrupt practices.
According to the information available, the CCTV surveillance would help identify irrelevant entrants and take action against them. This, in turn, would help genuine applicants in early disposal of their issues pertaining to the revenue staff.
The CDA has installed 11 cameras in total. These include:
- One in the office of Assistant Director (Land)
- One in the office of Assistant Director (Technical)
- One in the office of staff of Deputy Commissioner
- One in the office of staff of Magistrate
- Two in the record room
- Three in the main Iqbal Hall
- One in the corridor of DC Office
- One in the office of Naib Tehsildar
The CDA has deputed its staff to ensure round-the-clock monitoring, especially during office hours, with the monitoring system currently located in the office of the Deputy Commissioner. In addition, the officials concerned also have the option of monitoring the CCTV footage through their mobile phones.