Tuesday, April 23
Congress, several other delegations call on LG BD Mishra

Congress, several other delegations call on LG BD Mishra

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Leh: The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd), met a delegation from Indian National Congress comprising Leader of Opposition and Lower Leh Councillor, Tsering Namgyal; Upper Leh Councillor, Stanzin Tsepak and Councillor Igoo, Sonam Thardos, at Raj Niwas Wednesday.

Namgyal congratulated Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) on assuming the charge of the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, and expressed gratitude to the LG and the UT Administration on behalf of the people of Ladakh for the prompt response in airlifting the citizens of Ladakh stranded at Chandigarh and Jammu.

He requested to set up a fully-residential Sainik School in Ladakh, make Ladakh Residence Certificate (LRC) mandatory for filling up all the vacant gazetted posts in Ladakh; make funds allocated to Hill Councils non-lapsable; the need for inclusion of Hill Councils while taking major decisions for the development of the region; issuance and regularisation of allotment orders of settlements along with allowing new settlements in Lower Leh in a phased manner; implementation of rules and SOPs for renewal and registration of new commercial establishments such as hotels, guest houses and camps in a phased manner; the issues faced by employees such as working overtime due to lack of filling up of vacant posts and the need for a 50-bedded Sainik Sarai in Leh.

The LG informed the delegates about the plan to constitute an Immediate Assistance Cell comprising Army, Air Force, Ladakh Police, Civil Administration and representatives from LAHDC Leh and Kargil for quick help and redressal of issues faced by the public. He also informed about the formation of a committee that would scrutinise the feedback and issues flagged by the public through emails and letters. The LG assured to look into the matter.

A delegation from Kargil comprising Chairpersons of Block Development Council (BDC), Sankoo, Mehdi Ali; BDC Taisuru, Amina Bano and BDC Barsoo, Hajira Bano, met Lieutenant Governor, Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) at Raj Niwas.

Mehdi requested for a separate district status for Sankoo sub-division, the need for a full-fledged Govt Degree College at Sankoo, the construction of the Panikhar-Pahalgam Road, the need for a tunnel at Samar La Faroona to reduce, the need for the upgradation of the Police Post at Sankoo, etc.

Hajira requested for LG’s intervention in the installation of mobile towers in Barsoo block to improve telecommunication connectivity and sanction funds for the construction of the Mini Secretariat at Barsoo block headquarter. The LG assured the Chairpersons of BDCs to look into the matter.

Former Upper Leh Councillor, Ven Lobzang Nyantak met Lieutenant Governor, Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) at Raj Niwas.

Ven Lobzang Nyantak raised the issue of the preservation and promotion of Bhoti language in Ladakh, and requested for the recruitment of Bhoti teachers in Govt Schools to enable students to learn Bhoti language. The LG assured to look into the matter.

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