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ASIDC headless for months, work takes a hit

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GUWAHATI, March 2 - The functioning of the Assam Small Industries Development Corporation (ASIDC) has been severely hit, as the PSU has remained virtually headless for the past several months.

Matters stand worsened, as the new managing director who had been given additional charge as the ASIDC MD on February 1, 2019 has not yet assumed charge.

The incumbent MD, the employees� union has alleged, devotes very little time to the corporation, resulting in a stalemate in its functioning.

�When we took up the matter with the Chief Minister on January 4 and called for the appointment of a full-time MD, the Government released an order dated February 1, 2019 for appointing BK Borah in his place. But for reasons best known to the authorities, he has failed to take charge till date,� the union said.

Interestingly, the incumbent MD also appealed to the Government through a letter dated January 19, 2019 for relieving him of the responsibilities as ASIDC MD.

�But he is still holding on to the post and that is probably the reason why the new MD has not been able to assume charge,� the union said.

�The ASIDC has been practically running without any MD. This has adversely affected its functioning. All the employees are demanding that a new full-time MD takes charge of the PSU,� the union said.

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ASIDC headless for months, work takes a hit

GUWAHATI, March 2 - The functioning of the Assam Small Industries Development Corporation (ASIDC) has been severely hit, as the PSU has remained virtually headless for the past several months.

Matters stand worsened, as the new managing director who had been given additional charge as the ASIDC MD on February 1, 2019 has not yet assumed charge.

The incumbent MD, the employees� union has alleged, devotes very little time to the corporation, resulting in a stalemate in its functioning.

�When we took up the matter with the Chief Minister on January 4 and called for the appointment of a full-time MD, the Government released an order dated February 1, 2019 for appointing BK Borah in his place. But for reasons best known to the authorities, he has failed to take charge till date,� the union said.

Interestingly, the incumbent MD also appealed to the Government through a letter dated January 19, 2019 for relieving him of the responsibilities as ASIDC MD.

�But he is still holding on to the post and that is probably the reason why the new MD has not been able to assume charge,� the union said.

�The ASIDC has been practically running without any MD. This has adversely affected its functioning. All the employees are demanding that a new full-time MD takes charge of the PSU,� the union said.