I booked an immigration lawyer today and had a meeting with her. Discussed the situation and she thinks that the system mail i got back in September for renewal of my police checks also means that I got case officer assigned back in September. But due to the origin or my country she said they have a set of checks they go through to verify the authenticity of documents provide, she said I can get reply any time soon. If not then in April on 18th month mark I can pay them to represent me and they can follow up till I get my grant.
life is just on hold due to this, not even motivated to find a new job in this shitty town.