Leh: The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd), held a meeting with the Departmental Secretaries and Head of Departments (HODs) at Raj Niwas to review the progress of various ongoing projects/works along with the issues faced by them in implementing various projects/works on Tuesday.
At the outset, the LG instructed the concerned officials to expedite the procurement of CT Scan and MRI machines for the District Hospital, Kargil, for the ease and convenience of patients. He also instructed Commissioner Secretary, Tourism and Culture to ensure proper rehearsal of the cultural troupes comprising boys and girls who will perform at various Raj Bhawans/Raj Niwas in different states and UTs on the occasion of UT Ladakh Celebration Day on October 31.
He also instructed the concerned officials that funds for various projects under the Vibrant Villages Programme scheme must be spent through Deputy Commissioner, Leh.
The LG discussed several issues with the Departmental Secretaries/ HODs, viz. the need for regular press briefings on ongoing developments in Ladakh; the payment issue along with retendering of the government-owned Moonland Hotel; the report on the status of schools which were closed due to low enrolment of students along with the relocation of teaching and non-teaching staff; the operation of Ladakh Bhawan in Delhi; the attachment of employees from Ladakh at Jammu and Srinagar; construction of stretches of roads on priority basis till the weather/temperature remain favourable; the need to stop the practice of providing catering services of government functions to hotels; the status of payment for procurement of sugar to the concerned supplier along with the update on the procurement of rice for its distribution under PDS scheme; the status on the appointment of nodal officers along with their trainings during the operation of Army flights in the winter months; the status on the saturation of boundaries of wildlife sanctuaries in Ladakh; the status of visa application for technicians for the Pashmina dehairing plant; the identification of site for Covid block; the procurement of 5G Jammer/signal blocker for security purposes; the status on submission of recruitment rules for various gazetted posts of UT Ladakh to UPSC; the status on establishment of Medical College/Engineering College/Government Degree College at Sankoo and identification of site for Sindhu Central University; the posting of Tehsildars from J&K UT Government; the meeting on sea buckthorn with concerned stakeholders; the clearance of garbage in higher reaches of Ladakh; the establishment of new trekking routes in Ladakh; the status on new tourism logo; the progress on procurement/distribution of pashmina goat pen for reducing the mortality rate of pashmina goat kids in the winter months; the status on operation of helicopter services in Ladakh; the extension of Thoise and Kargil Airports; the implementation of Back to Village programme to stop the migration of people from rural to urban areas; the status on the saturation of installation of 4G mobile towers in uncovered areas of Ladakh by BSNL; the Panchayati Raj Institutions election in Ladakh; the establishment of Staff Selection Board in Ladakh for the benefit of local youth; the update on saturation of Jal Jeevan Mission scheme in Ladakh; the objections raised on issuance of licence to open liquor shops in Leh district; the border dispute between Ladakh and Himachal along with border issue between Ladakh and J&K; the need for wide publicity for the special recruitment drive to be conducted by ITBP NWR for 125 posts; the issuance of appointment letters to the selected candidates in the SSC Selection Posts/Ladakh/2022 and the recruitment exam conducted by DSSRB Leh, etc.
Advisor to LG, Dr Pawan Kotwal, IAS; Principal Secretary, Sanjiv Khirwar, IAS; ADGP Ladakh Police, Dr SD Singh Jamwal, IPS; Commissioner Secretary, Padma Angmo, IIS; Commissioner Secretary, Dr Vasanthakumar N, IAS; Commissioner Secretary, Mehboob Ali Khan, IRS; Secretary to LG, Ravinder Kumar, IAS; Secretary, Yetindra Maralkar, IAS; Secretary, Michael D’Souza; Chief Wildlife Warden, Sajjad Mufti; HODs and concerned officials from various other departments were present in the review meeting.
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