Deputation of staff for census work has largely affected the daily working of government offices and the functioning of panchayats. On an average, nearly 50 per cent of the staff of various government offices have been deputed on census work in Ponda taluka. The work will continue till March 5.
In several village panchayats, work has come to a grinding halt as the secretaries are on census duty. Similarly, government schools are also affected as teachers have been roped in for census work.
As more than 50 per cent of electricity department staff from Ponda have been deputed for census work, work at the department has been virtually paralyzed, highly placed sources in the department told GoaChronicle.com.