DAMAULI: The District Development Committee of Tanahun has been without a Local Development Officer for a month now. The post of LDO has been lying vacant since then LDO Bandhu Prasad Bastola was transferred to the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development more than a month ago. “Though I’ve been given the responsibility of acting LDO, I don’t have any rights to make decisions or deal with financial matters,” said Assistant LDO Narayan Prasad Baral, also the chief of district technician’s office. He, however, argued that services at the office had not been compromised. Local said, “The absence of LDO is a huge setback for the service seekers.”