The government says there is a lack of Grama Seva Niladharis at village level and that steps would be taken to fill the vacancies.
Deputy Public Administration Minister Wijeya Dahanayake has told parliament that the Ministry was planning to fill the vacancies shortly.
Dahanayake has made this statement in response to a question posed by JVP parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti.
Handunnettti has noted that the lack of Grama Seva Niladharis has affected the local administration work.
He has said that villagers were faced with many difficulties and some are even unable to fill their voter registration forms and send applications for grade one admissions next year.