VDC secys' posts lying vacant

MYAGDI: The posts of VDC secretaries in 14 out of 41 VDCs in the district have been lying vacant for long. Dayaram Poudel, a VDC secretary, even cannot spare time for lunch during office hours as he has to take charge of Kuinemangale and Piple VDCs. "Service seekers from two VDCs come with their problems so I cannot go for lunch," he said.

Nagendra Prasad Gautam, who looks after Dagnam and Chimkhola VDCs also shares a similar plight. He lamented, "It is hard to attend all service seekers," adding, "I prepare 20 to 30 recommendation letters daily." The District Development Committee has given responsibilities of two VDCs to every secretary. DilliRam Sharma, secretary, Kuhu VDC, said that service seekers had been facing problems in all VDCs. They frequently complain of delayed service.

According to the DDC, the posts of secretaries in Malkabang, Gurja, Devisthan, Niskot, Rum, Dana, Ghar, Dangnam, Bhawati, Kuinemangale, Patlekhet, Pakhapani, Narchyang and Ramche VDCs are lying vacant. Sher Bahadur BK, a local of Kuinemangale, lamented that it took two days for him to get a recommendation for a passport application.