Strengthening of NACTA

Members and DGs
August 2, 2017
Vision & Mission Statements
August 24, 2017

The old PMI Building, Islamabad, allocated by the Federal Government to be converted into NACTA Headquarters. Rehabilitation of the Building is currently under-way and will be completed by March, 2018.

Background:

NACTA was established in 2008 and later formally created through Act of Parliament in 2013. Initially it was housed in a private accommodation in F-8, Islamabad and was later shifted to “R” and “S” Blocks, Pak Secretariat. In line with the profile and sensitivity of work, a BS-22 officer was appointed as National Coordinator instead of BS-20. NACTA did not come into a special focus until its strengthening was included as a formal agenda item of National Action Plan, 2014.  The Prime Minister allotted Pakistan Manpower Institute (PMI) Hostel building to NACTA, for its increased requirements and to refurbish and convert it into purpose built building for NACTA. In addition, another building of the Capital Hotel has also been hired for 5 years for housing Joint-Intelligence Directorate (JID) of NACTA. Renovation, refurbishment and extension is in progress. JID will play a vital role in gathering, collating, coordinating and disseminating the actionable Intelligence.

Human Resource:

NACTA, for years, has been marred by a dearth of human resource. However, now Establishment Division is providing the required officers on deputation-basis to NACTA. A Member JID has been posted. The recruitment of a core group of 53 personnel is under process. In addition, the recruitment for 198 vacant positions in BS-1-19 is under process. A comparison of Human Resource at NACTA at various points of time is given below:

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30-06-2013

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31-12-2016

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30-09-2017

BPS 17-22143147
BPS 01-16587390

Budgets:

NACTA has been granted additional budgets as a part of its strengthening drive. The additional budgets were made possible only through strenuous efforts by the Minister for Interior. The budget positions of the current and last 04 years is as under:-

Budget YearOriginal BudgetRevised BudgetTotal Budget
2013-14Rs. 950 MillionRs. 950 Million
2014-15Rs. 920 MillionRs. 920 Million
2015-16Rs. 100 MillionRs. 1.11 BillionRs. 1.21 Billion
2016-17Rs. 109 MillionRs. 1.45 BillionRs. 1.56 Billion
2017-18Rs. 143.019 MillionRs. 1.45 BillionRs. 1.59 Billion

Risk allowance equal to one Basic Pay (as on 30thJune, 2015) was approved by the Prime Minister to the employees of NACTA w.e.f 03rd August, 2015. This has paved the way for more quality Human Resource to join NACTA.

The Ministerial Guidance:

The Minister for Interior is Chairman of NACTA’s Executive Committee. The meeting of Executive Committee vide Section 8 (5) & (6) of NACTA Act is consequent upon the holding of meeting of Board of Governors. Mr. Nisar Ali Khan, Former Minister for Interior held 21 formal meetings with the National Coordinator NACTA during 2015-17 to strengthen NACTA through adequate budget allocation, provision of building and infrastructure. Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, incumbent Minister for Interior has put strengthening of NACTA on the top of his agenda and has held 3 meetings within a very short span of assuming his office, and is providing guidance for the drives being undertaken by NACTA to counter extremism in the country.

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