Staff Reporter

Report submitted to Government says 832 posts have to be filled in crucial departments

ADILABAD: The State Government seems to have at last taken cognisance of the problem in Adilabad district due to large number of vacant posts. With the apparent intention of filling vacancies, the Government had sought a report on vacant posts of gazetted officer at the district and divisional level in 16 departments.

The district administration sent those details on March 15, which show 832 vacancies against a sanctioned strength of 4,169 officials. Vacancies in such proportion is debilitating to the cause of development, according to those in official circles.

The departments of Medical and Health, Irrigation, Education, Housing and the Child Development are the worst hit by staff shortage.

As many as 69 posts of assistant civil surgeons in primary health centres in the district -- out of a total of 161 -- are vacant, according to the report. Besides, 10 of the 13 Deputy District Medical and Health Officers, 6 of the 10 Civil Surgeons and 8 of the 18 Assistant Civil Surgeons at the District headquarters hospital and the two sanctioned posts of Civil Surgeons at Area Hospitals are vacant.

In irrigation department three posts of the sanctioned seven Executive Engineers are vacant in addition to many of the Deputy EEs and Assistant EEs. Similarly, 14 posts of AEEs in the Housing Department of the sanctioned 34 and 20 AEE posts of the 61 in Rural Water Supply are vacant. There are no Mandal Education Officers at 21 mandals out of 52 sanctioned posts. There are no MPDOs in 28 of the 52 mandals.