BENGALURU: Though the total sanctioned posts for the Department of Women and Child Development is 797, as many as 339 posts are lying vacant, which comes to 43 per cent. On steps taken to fill up the vacancies, the Under Secretary of the Department of Women and Child Development informed the Lokayukta that the filling up of 78 posts of superintendent grade-I is under process at Karnataka Public Service Commission. As far as superintendent grade-II posts are concerned, there will be 100 per cent promotions for 33 posts and the order was issued on June 30.
Taking note of the seriousness of the issue, Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanatha Shetty said, “The department is meant to take care of the vulnerable section of the society, mainly women and children. Therefore, non-filling of the posts would have serious effect on the administration and protection of women and children. I am sure the authorities concerned will take effective steps to fill up the vacancies without further loss of time.”