Leh: A delegation comprising members of Ladakh Agriculture Employees Welfare Association led by its President, Shakeel-Ur-Rehman, called on the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd), at Raj Niwas. Secretary, Shri Ravinder Kumar, was present in the meeting.
Rehman informed that the Agriculture Department, despite being one of the oldest departments in Ladakh, is deprived of a Director and Joint Director. Secretary, Shri Ravinder Kumar apprised the LG of the correspondence with UT J&K for transferring posts of Director and Joint Director to the Agriculture Department as all the schemes are implemented through the Directorate.
The LG instructed Ravinder to conduct an exercise to asses departments with more staff which need posts of Director or Joint Director on a priority basis. Maqbool from Gurgurdo village in Kargil called on the LG at Raj Niwas.
Maqbool raised several issues, viz. the need to engage maintenance workers for the 14 km-long Zero Point Batalik-Titar Road which runs through Gurgurdo as the majority of people from the village are engaged as porters and daily-wager labourers; the non-release of fund for maintenance work despite the completion of the work at Govt Middle School at Gurgurdo, etc. The LG assured to look into the matter.
Mohd Hussain and his mother called on the LG at Raj Niwas. Deputy Secretary, General Administration Department, Sonam Chhosdon was present in the meeting.
Hussain informed the LG about the passing away of his father, Late Mohd Mussa, who was working as a sepoy in the Police Department at District Police Line, Kargil, in 2002.
He also informed that his late father was the lone earning member of the family comprising eight members, including the mother. He further informed that the family has no source of income as none of the children have a job.
Hussain requested for his appointment/adjustment against any vacant post in a government department on compassionate grounds under SRO 43.
Chhosdon informed the LG that the case is being taken up under SRO 376 as the applicant submitted the application for the post on compassionate grounds stands time-barred as it was done almost after a decade after the death of his father.
The LG instructed Chhosdon to prepare a roster of compassionate cases to ensure that there is no neglect or injustice to the needy.
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