LAHORE: The Punjab government left the wildlife department in view of the situation, the shortage of staff in the department has increased, more than 500 posts including the director are vacant.
According to the Express Tribune, the post of director has been vacant for the past few months in the Department of Wildlife Punjab, similarly, the posts of 8 deputy directors are also vacant in various districts of the province, including the deputy director of Lahore region, due to which There is a growing lack of placements in government zoos and safari parks while poaching is also increasing at an alarming rate.
In Lahore, Sheikhupura, 20 posts are vacant in various districts including Assistant Director Wildlife Service, along with more than 100 Wildlife Inspectors are yet to be posted while more than 400 posts of Chief Wildlife Inspector are also vacant and hundreds of smaller posts are vacant. . . Long time no meeting.
During the last year and this year, no new appointments were made on the posts of Director, Deputy Director, while additional fees were also given to the officers at several places, but the lack of manpower in Punjab Wildlife could not be met.
Due to lack of administrative officers and field staff, poaching of wild animals and rare birds has increased rapidly across the province. The department conducts daily operations against poachers using available resources. Very limited.
Due to the lack of directors and deputy directors, the implementation of many important administrative decisions has stopped. Former Secretary Forests and Wildlife Punjab Shahid Zaman decided to call the staff of the Department of Forests, Wildlife and Fisheries, but there was no significant progress. the ski made in this regard. Impossible.
The current Secretary Forests, Wildlife and Fisheries of Punjab was contacted several times to take a stand on the matter but there was no response from him. And important administrative appointments in the department should be made immediately.