Leh: A delegation led by President, National Movement for Old Pension Scheme (NMOPS), Ahmad Hussain called on the Lieutenant Governor, Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) at Lieutenant Governor Secretariat.
Advisor to LG, Dr Pawan Kotwal, IAS; Secretary to LG, Ravinder Kumar, IAS; Director, Finance, Ladakh, Dr Safdar Ali, IRS were present in the meeting.
Ahmad Hussain apprised the LG about several demands including the conversion of the New Pension Scheme into the Old Pension Scheme in Ladakh UT, gratuity for the retired NPS employees and reactivation of the GP Fund account for NPS employees of Ladakh UT.
The LG instructed Director, Finance, Ladakh, Dr Safdar Ali, IRS, to issue a notification regarding the grant of gratuity benefits for retired NPS employees.
Nambardar, Akshow Zanskar Shri Lobzang Yontan, called on the LG at LG Secretariat. Advisor to LG, Dr Pawan Kotwal, IAS; Secretary to LG, Ravinder Kumar, IAS; Chief Engineer, PWD, Ladakh, Abdul Mutalib were present in the meeting.
Lobzang apprised the LG about various demands including the sanctioning of a new administrative block for Stoth area, approval for a Community Health Centre at Stoth area, construction of Akshow-Paddar road, construction of Patum Lungpa to Akshow irrigation canal, construction of civil helipad at Stoth area and construction of Akhshow-Paddar Trekking Route.
The LG directed Chief Engineer, PWD, Ladakh to prepare a preliminary project report for the construction of Akshow-Paddar Road.
He requested Lobzang to provide the land for the construction of a helipad at Stoth area and encouraged the local community to identify a trekking route from Akshow to Paddar.
Nambardar from Tacha, Kargil, Akhon Sadiq, called on the LG at the LG Secretariat. Advisor to the LG, Dr Pawan Kotwal, IAS and Secretary to LG, Ravinder Kumar, IAS, were present in the meeting.
Sadiq raised several issues, viz. the construction of water storage/protection dams, the posting of doctors at the Medical Aid Centre, Karit; required assistance for their cattle, etc.
Sadiq also informed that he also works as sweeper-cum-cook on a contractual basis at the Government Middle School and requested to enhance his salary.
The LG asked Ravinder, IAS, to invite a proposal from LAHDC Kargil regarding the assistance required for the cattle and the construction of water storage dams.
He also stated that a committee has been formed to look into the issue of enhancement of remuneration of contractual workers/daily wagers.
Parveen Fatima from Kargil called on the LG at LG Secretariat. Advisor to LG, Dr Pawan Kotwal, IAS and Secretary to LG, Ravinder Kumar, IAS were present in the meeting. Fatima apprised the LG that she has been a cardiac patient since childhood and underwent heart surgery in 2018.
She was informed about the passing away of her father and the doctor’s recommendation for an annual check-up at Apollo Hospital, Delhi.
Fatima requested the LG to appoint her on an outsourced basis as a humanitarian ground to help cover the financial aspects for her treatment. The LG directed DC Kargil to examine the matter.