Tuesday, October 3
Mishra orders panel for shifting JKBOSE staffers to other deptts

Mishra orders panel for shifting JKBOSE staffers to other deptts


Regional Director RBI among many meet LG
LEH: Asserting that the union territory is committed for 100% affiliation of all schools of Ladakh with CBSE, Lieutenant Governor Brigadier B D Mishra said that services of 22 employees of the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) working in the region will be absorbed in other departments.

He said this as Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, Dr Parikshat Singh Manhas, called on him at Raj Niwas here.

Principal Secretary, Sanjeev Khirwar; Secretary to LG, Ravinder Kumar; Director, Department of School Education, Tsering Paldan and Assistant Secretary, JKBOSE Leh, Tashi Tundup were present in the meeting.

Sanjeev Khirwar informed LG that JKBOSE has sub-offices in Leh and Kargil where 22 employees are currently working. He also informed that all the government schools in Ladakh are gradually transitioning to the CBSE curriculum from JKBOSE.

“A few private schools are still affiliated to JKBOSE as they do not meet the CBSE requirements,” he added.

Sanjeev informed that 22 employees will still be attached with JKBOSE but they need to be utilised in some other departments of UT Ladakh. He also informed that a committee will be constituted to check how these employees could be utilised.

Dr Parikshat informed that some portion of the students still want to continue with JKBOSE as their curriculum is at par with CBSE.

The LG highlighted the need for 100% affiliation of all schools-both government and private- with CBSE for the overall benefit of students as ultimately the Administration has to think about the welfare of students.

He asked Sanjeev to constitute a committee to look into the matter. He stated that the welfare of the JKBOSE employees from Ladakh would be kept in mind while taking a final decision in this regard.
Meanwhile, Regional Director, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Kamal P Patnaik called on the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd), at Raj Niwas. Secretary to LG, Ravinder Kumar and officials from RBI were present in the meeting.

Kamal informed that all the banks in Leh have been 100% digitalised and about the ongoing efforts to make all banks in Kargil 100% digitalised at the earliest. He apprised the LG of RBI’s role in taking the economy of Ladakh forward. He also informed about the issues in providing banking services to customers in rural areas due to internet service issues.

Kamal informed about Consumer Education and Protection Cell (CEP Cell) set up by RBI in all its Regional Offices in which any person with grievances against any department of the Reserve Bank can lodge the complaint with CEP Cell. He highlighted the need to take the Digital India mission ahead and the need to raise awareness about improving financial literacy among people to prevent them from becoming victims of cyber fraud, etc.

Secretary to LG, Ravinder Kumar, informed about the need for better penetration of social security schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) in Ladakh.

The LG asked Kamal to submit a proposal on the banking services they want to provide in Ladakh for the benefit of the people of the region.

Meanwhile, Defense Banking Advisor, Bank of Baroda, J&K and Ladakh, Brigadier Narendra Kumar Khajuria (Retd) along with Manager, Bank of Baroda, Leh Branch, Sunny Anand called on the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) at Raj Niwas.

Brig Khajuria apprised the LG that he has joined as Defence Banking Advisor, Bank of Baroda to aware the serving and retired defence personnel regarding the Military Salary Package being offered by the Bank of Baroda. He informed the LG that Bank of Baroda is providing Military Salary Package for Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Airforce, ex-servicemen and Agniveers.

He further informed that the bank has appointed Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh Salaria PVSM, VSM (Retd) as the Chief Defence Banking Advisor of the Bank at Delhi and appointed 14 Brigadiers as Defence Banking Advisor for various states to cover the Defence establishment across the country. He also informed that there are 13 branches of the bank in J&K and Ladakh region, including ten in Jammu, two in Srinagar and one Digital Branch in Leh, Ladakh.

The LG commended the bank for introducing the Military Salary Package aimed at benefiting military personnel and suggested Brig Khajuria to meet and discuss the package of the bank with the ex-servicemen of the region at the veterans rally at Rinchen Auditorium, Leh.

A delegation from NHPC Limited comprising Group General Manager (GGM), Nimoo-Basgo and Chutak Power Station (NBCPS), Bikram Singh and Head of Project, NHPC Leh/Kargil, Jitender Kumar called on the LG at Raj Niwas. Secretary to LG, Ravinder Kumar was present in the meeting.

The delegates apprised the LG of the Nimoo-Basgo hydroelectric plant at Leh and Chutuk hydroelectric plant at Kargil being implemented by NHPC Ltd in Ladakh. They also informed about employment provided by them to the locals at its hydroelectric plants. The delegates also informed the LG that they are ready to fund any project in Ladakh for the benefit of its citizens through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds.

The LG commended NHPC Limited for their work for the benefit of the people of Ladakh. He asked Ravinder Kumar, IAS, to coordinate with NHPC for CSR funding potential projects which are beneficial for the people of Ladakh.

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