Leh: A delegation comprising PhD holders in Agriculture, Horticulture and Veterinary Science from Ladakh led by Dr Mansoor Ali called on the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd), at the Lieutenant Governor’s Secretariat.
Advisor to LG, Dr Pawan Kotwal, IAS; Principal Secretary, Ranjiv Khirwar, IAS; ADGP Ladakh, Dr SD Singh Jamwal, IPS; Secretary to LG, Ravinder Kumar, IAS and Secretary, Michael D’Souza, IAS, were present in the meeting.
Dr Mansoor apprised the LG of the issue of the non-transference of physical assets along with posts of six units of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST)-Kashmir to UT Ladakh.
He requested the LG’s intervention in the transfer of assets and posts so that the recruitment for the said posts could be processed at the earliest as they are nearing the age limit to apply for the posts.
He also requested the LG’s intervention in funding for the 4 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) and 2 Research Centers.
Dr Mansoor also requested the introduction of post-graduate or undergraduate courses in Agriculture at the Department of Agriculture, University of Ladakh.
The LG spoke to Principal Secretary, Government Agriculture Production Department, UT J&K, Shailendra Kumar, IAS, and mentioned to him to expedite the process of transfer of physical assets and posts to UT Ladakh.
Shailendra, IAS, assured the LG that the assets would soon be handed over to UT Ladakh along with the posts. The LG asked the PhD holders to meet the Commissioner/Secretary, Higher Education, Padma Angmo, IIS, regarding the introduction of courses in Agriculture Department at the University of Ladakh.
A delegation comprising aspirants seeking government jobs on compassionate grounds under SRO-43 led by Stanzin Yangskit called on the LG at the LG Secretariat. Advisor to LG, Dr Pawan Kotwal, IAS; ADGP Ladakh, Dr Sd Singh Jamwal; Secretary to LG, Ravinder Kumar, IAS and Secretary, GAD, Michael D’Souza, were present in the meeting.
Yangskit informed about the processing of their SRO-43 cases by the Home Department and requested the LG to expedite the process. She also informed that some of the aspirants under SRO-43 have already been handed over appointment letters by the concerned departments.
Dr Pawan Kotwal, IAS, informed the LG that the Home Department has 28 SRO-43 cases out of which files of 13 SRO-43 cases have been requested by the Police Department to UT J&K to transfer to UT Ladakh.
Michael, IAS, sought the LG’s intervention in granting a one-time exemption to these SRO-43 cases, some of which are two decades old, so that they could be cleared.
The LG asked the General Administration Department to settle these cases in a time-bound manner. He also stated that the Sub-Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) should be assigned the task of verifying the authenticity of the compassionate cases and taking videos of the proceedings.
He also asked ADGP Ladakh to assign DIG Ladakh Police, Shaikh Junaid, IPS, to go to J&K to transfer the files of SRO-43 cases.
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