LG Ladakh holds meeting with heads to review progress of various deptts
Jammu Links News7/23/2023

LEH: Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Retd) Dr B D Mishra held a meeting with the Departmental Secretaries/Head of Departments (HoDs) at Raj Niwas to review the progress of their respective departments, pending issues and issues concerning their departments.

The LG discussed several issues in the meeting, viz. the recent recruitment drive conducted by DSSRB Kargil; preparation for the upcoming Independence Day; transfer of the ANOs; promotion of Class 10+2 lecturers; progress on Jal Jeevan Mission works; creation of R&B sub-division at Zanskar; finalisation of the document on 3 Years of UT Ladakh; de-duplication of scholarship schemes; utilisation of expertise of Director of Moravian Institute Dehradun, Thsespal Zhiwa Kundan; redressal of the issue faced by Ladakhi students in obtaining their documents from Suresh Gyan Vihar University; fee structure of PG courses along with recruitment process at University of Ladakh; drafting of Sports Incentive Policy; transfer of units and posts of SKUAST-Kashmir to Ladakh; need for restricting of Warrant of Precedence for Ladakh with the inclusion of CEC, Executive Councillors/Councillors from both the Hill Councils; worrying rise in number of beggars in Ladakh; progress in the case of the rape and alleged attempt to murder of a minor girl from Ladakh; extension of Mid-Day Meal scheme to students at Gompa schools; inclusion of Bhoti as the fourth state language of Ladakh after English, Hindi and Urdu; appointment of a panel of advocates and notification of notaries; upcoming LAHDC Kargil elections; revision of the tourism logo; progress of the restoration/upgradation work at Disket Monastery in Nubra in view of the visit of 14th Dalai Lama; drafting of a policy to provide incentives to students from Ladakh who want to study in foreign countries; disposal of waste at peaks/trekking routes, etc.

During the review meeting, a delegation from Spangmik village near Pangong Lake led by Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal and Executive Councillor, LAHDC Leh, Tashi Namgyal Yakzee requested for the restoration of the settlement of the villagers whose commercial properties were destroyed during a demolition drive in 2019 along with giving permission to them to operate commercial activities for their livelihood. They also raised the issue faced by labourers from Durbuk working for Army projects in getting minimum wages.

LG instructed Deputy Commissioner Leh to direct SDM Durbuk to inspect the site at Spangmik along with EC Yakzee and the local Councillor so that a detailed report and recommendations can be provided. He stated that he will ensure proper examination of their issue and consult with concerned officials to check rules and regulations for appropriate follow-up action on doable issues. He inquired about the progress of the Pashmina project and the distribution of zero carbon emission tents/shelters to Pashmina goat kids along with their mothers.

LG highlighted the need to complete the JJM works by the end of September with the involvement of sarpanches and other concerned stakeholders. Expressing his displeasure over the omission of CEC, Executive Councillors/Councillors from the list in the Warrant of Precedence, he instructed the concerned officials to write to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in this regard for their inclusion.

Advisor to LG, Dr Pawan Kotwal; Commissioner Secretaries, Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Padma Angmo, Mehboob Ali Khan; Secretary to LG, Ravinder Kumar, DIG Ladakh Police, Shaikh Junaid; Secretary, Yetindra Maralkar; Secretary, Fayaz Ahmed Shaikh and other HoDs were present in the meeting.



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