Bandipora health deptt employees suffer due to shortage of clerical staff

The record of the employees has been sent to the directorate’s office and in the absence of the clerical staff, the employees are unable to gain access to their service record or even GP fund account.

ALTAF BABA
Bandipora, Publish Date: Sep 25 2018 2:03AM | Updated Date: Sep 25 2018 2:03AM
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More than two hundred employees of the Health Department, in Bandipora, have been suffering from the last eight months on account of a lack of clerical staff in the office. The four junior assistants who took care of the employees’ salaries, general provident fund and other work were transferred out of the office in the wake of their involvement in a corruption scandal. Since then no one has filled their positions.

The Chief Medical Officer’s office at Bandipora witnessed a raft of scandals during the last year, prompting authorities to attach three Block Medical Officers and around 16 other employees from the different offices of health department in Bandipora district with the directorate office. 

Four members of the clerical staff of BMO office Bandipora too were attached with the directorate office of Health department following a scandal which included misappropriation of funds and forging GP fund accounts. However, eight months on, the directorate office has failed to send replacements for the attached employees, resulting in severe inconvenience to scores of employees of the health department. 

The record of the employees has been sent to the directorate’s office and in the absence of the clerical staff, the employees are unable to gain access to their service record or even GP fund account. 

“Be it service record or GP fund, the employees are forced to face hardships. We don’t have any idea about our service book since last eight months while there is no information about our increments in our record” said an employee. 

Another employee while talking to Greater Kashmir said that one of his family members is ill and needs to withdraw money from his GP fund. However, in the absence of clerical staff he is unable to do anything. 

“Several employees of the department are unable to gain access to their GP fund.  While withdrawing money from GP fund has become a distant dream for us. The authorities need to ease our hardships and make replacement for the attached staff at the earliest” said Bashir Ahmad, an employee of health Department Bandipora.

Atal Duloo, Director of Health Department, Kashmir, said: “Immediate measures will be taken to ensure that employees of the department don’t face any hardship and appropriate arrangement will be made soon.”

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