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Various TSWO posts lying vacant in Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated on September 29, 2021 at 8:56 am

Many posts of Tehsil Social Welfare Officer (TSWO) are lying vacant in Jammu and Kashmir creating hindrance in the implementation of Social Welfare schemes.

The posts of Tehsil Social Welfare Officers are lying vacant in many Tehsils of J&K including Ramban, Reasi, Udhampur, Ganderbal, Kishtwar, Basohli, Baramulla and Bani which is hampering the function of offices.

It is pertinent to mention that these officers are incharge of social welfare schemes for woman which have limited or no income source, widows, divorced woman and pensions for disabled people.

An official said that these officers are very much necessary as they help in taking up the cases of deprived people to higher authorities so that these people can get monthly help. He further added that Tehsil Social Welfare Office is where people come to know about the schemes, fill out forms, receive credit information and have their cases sanctioned.

An official said that these vacancies hampered the normal routine operations and administrative work at the Tehsil levels. He further said that other officials have been overburdened as higher ups have assigned multiple jobs to one person for solving the problem of vacant jobs.

Officials informed that the Social Welfare department many a times has sent orders for filling the posts but nothing has happened till now, prompting calls for a staff rationalization. An Official said that rationalization of staff should be done in Social Welfare offices, and officer’s services should be used across the Union Territory for making the work place more efficient and for effective implementation of schemes at the ground level.

Sheetal Nanda, the Administrative Secretary for the Department of Social Welfare said that all positions will be filled soon as they are already working on it and identifying all vacant positions.

“The posts will be referred to the Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board for the culmination of the recruitment process,” she said. She further said that Departmental Promotion Committee meetings will be held soon so as to fill some departmental positions which will help to reduce the workforce shortage.