ENTIKHABAT 97: Govt Unable To Pay District Council Members
Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) officials on Monday said government has no budget for the salaries of members of district councils.
Based on the preliminary plan outlined by the IDLG, members of the district councils are supposed to serve voluntarily, said the IDLG.
Syed Ahmad Khamosh, Head of Coordination of Local Council Affairs has said that government does not have the money to cover salaries.
Based on the law, there are around 2,800 seats for members of district councils and government would need to hire over 800 civil servants to process the working procedures of these members, he said.
In this episode, host Masoud Malik discusses the topic with Abdul Aziz Aryaee, head of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) and Fazel Ahmad Manawi, former Independent Election Commission chief and Zia Rafat, former member of ECC.