Sopore without tehsildar, people suffer

Sopore: Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district has been without a tehsildar for the last one month.
The administration transferred the former tehsildar of the town, Bilal Ahmad, on March 31. But since then, the position has been lying vacant as the government could not find his replacement.
According to naib-tehsildar Sopore, Ghulam Mohiuddin Malik, the delay in sending a replacement has been affecting administrative affairs in the area.
“I can work within my limits, but there are some things that only a tehsildar can handle. We are trying our best to at least clear the cases that cannot be delayed, yet we cannot do anything about the documents that require a tehsildar’s signature,” he said.
The situation has left the people, mostly from Dangerpora, Adipora, and Arampora villages, suffering, while the employees themselves are being made to wait for monthly salaries.
A visitor from Dangerpora, Nassir Ahmad, said: “I have been coming here daily for the last one month to complete formalities for my children’s state subject, but my efforts are proving fruitless as there is no tehsildar to look into the cases.”
Deputy Commissioner Baramulla could not be reached for comments.