Kupwara: Much to the disappointment of the locals, the authorities have failed to fill several key positions in district Kupwara for the past several months.
The residents alleged that they were suffering due to the vacant posts as it had badly affected the work culture across the district.
They said that due to absence of several district-level officers from duty, many administrative approvals were on halt from the past several months.
The key posts including Additional Deputy Commissioner Kupwara (ADC) and Additional District Development Commissioner Kupwara (ADDC) have remained vacant since the retirement of the former officer who retired on 31 July.
Prior to his retirement, the officer had been holding both the charges of ADC and ADDC Kupwara and since his retirement.
Other vacant posts include General Manager DIC, Programme Officer ICDS, Chief Executive Officer Lolab Bangus Drangyari Development Authority, and District Social Welfare Officer.
A senior officer at district headquarters said that several posts of Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars, Block Development Officers (BDO) and many others continue to be vacant across the district for a long time.
He said that several Tehsildars and Block Development Officers had been given additional charges of other areas which is hampering the smooth functioning of the administration.
He said that Tehsildar Kralpora had been holding additional charge of Keran where Tehsildar’s post continues to be vacant since long.
Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Imam Din told Greater Kashmir that he had taken up the issue with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole for early filling of the posts.
“We are sure that the vacant posts will be filled in a week’s time,” he said.