Srinagar, Oct 13: Authorities have failed to fill the vacant posts of Project Manager Srinagar as well as Engineers in Jammu and Kashmir Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Limited (SICOP), thus paving way for additional charge syndrome and simultaneously affecting the functioning of the corporation.
Reliable sources said dozens of posts including the Project Manager Srinagar and Engineers are lying vacant in the corporation for years together and nobody is paying heed to fill the vacancies.
The functioning of the corporation has got badly hit due to the non-filling of the vacant posts, they said, adding that an official is holding more than one charge in one go and thus is affecting the functioning of the corporation.
They said there are thousands of youth across Jammu and Kashmir, who are moving from pillar to post in search of jobs and at this time, when the vacancies are already there, it would help the administration in accommodating the huge chunk of educated but unemployed youth at these posts.
Many of officers in SICOP have not been transferred from last nearly one decade, which has put a question mark over the functioning of the corporation.
Even the employees who were sent on deputations have not been sent back to their departments despite getting requests from the higher ups many times in the recent past.
Managing Director, SICOP, Atul Sharma admitted the shortage of employees in the corporation and stated that there is dearth of engineers and other officers in the SICOP. (KNO)