Manpower crisis hits DNCC service delivery

Rashidul Hasan

6 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Manpower crisis is seriously hampering service delivery of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).

According to the DNCC report, only 763 employees are working against the 1,858 approved posts in the corporation.

Some 87 posts for the first class officer, 35 for second class officer, 576 for third class employees and 403 for fourth class employees, are lying vacant for long, according to latest DNCC report disclosed on 26 November.

According to DNCC report of March 2019, the worst hit department is urban planning section of the corporation. Only two employees are working against 12 posts here.

Some 132 posts against 217 in waste management department, 261 against 511 in engineering department, 12 against 51 in secretariat of the corporation, 181 against 304 in revenue department, are lying vacant.

Some 152 posts are vacant in health department, 53 in transport department and other departments have some numbers of vacant posts.

For the newly formed 18 wards and five zones, 846 posts have been created by the local government ministry. The decision regarding recruitments for the posts is underway, said Assistant Secretary, (Establishment Section-1) Md Rakibul Hasan Miraz.

DNCC Secretary Rabindra Sri Barua said, “DNCC and DNSC are working with the manpower they inherited from the undivided Dhaka City Corporation (DCC).  So it is difficult for us to work with this limited number of employees.”

“We could not recruit any manpower as we did not have any recruitment policy. But the government has passed a recruitment policy. So now we have no legal barrier to recruit manpower as per requirement,” he said.

The ministry concerned has already instructed us to recruit manpower keeping pace with the revenue earning, he added.

Now the manpower crisis is going to be resolved soon as the government has recently passed Dhaka North City Corporation Karmachari Chakri Bidhimala-2019, enabling the city corporation to recruit its manpower as per demand, Rabindra Sri Barua also said.