Shortage of staff hits PDA functioning

Most officials have additional charge; work getting delayed, rue residents

Shortage of staff hits PDA functioning

The office of the Patiala Urban Planning and Development Authority (PDA) is facing a shortage of manpower and is being run by way of allocation of additional charge to officials. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 26

The office of the Patiala Urban Planning and Development Authority (PDA) is facing a shortage of manpower and is being run by way of allocation of additional charge to officials.

This includes the posts of the Chief Administrator, Additional Chief Administrator, Chief Engineer and Superintending Engineer among others. Only the estate officer is on a regular charge.

The Divisional Engineer Civil and Divisional Engineer Public Health are also on additional charges.

Blaming the shortage of staff, residents have complained about the pending works. They said the work of residents was being delayed due to lack of regular appointments of officials.

A resident said: “The rainwater pipe in front of various houses in Urban Estate Phase-1 remains damaged. A similar situation prevails near a religious place in the area.”

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