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Reservation of seats for Ladakh students: LG to take matter with J&K Admn

Reservation of seats for Ladakh students: LG to take up matter with J&K Admn


LEH: To ensure the reservation of seats for students from Ladakh in educational institutions in Jammu and Kashmir, the Lieutenant Governor, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) has assured that he will take up the matter of reservation with J&K administration.

The move would further ensure access to quality education to youth of Ladakh UT.

He further assured to expedite the process of drafting recruitment rules for gazetted posts along with its notification through UPSC so that the aspiring candidates do not cross their age limit and also to ensure that there is no ‘brain drain’ of talented Ladakhi youth to other states of India.

The LG made these statements the previous day while virtually inaugurating the Kargil Girls Hostel at Majeen Sidhra in Jammu. The Girls Hostel, with a capacity to house 154 students in its single, double and triple-bedded 64 rooms and spread over five kanals of land, has been constructed at a cost of Rs 14.92 crores.

Commending Chairman LAHDC Kargil, Feroz Ahmed Khan and concerned officials for the qualitative expenditure of the funds allocated for the construction of the hostel in little over two years despite the prevalence of the Covid-19 pandemic and also for ensuring all possible facilities for the girl students at the hostel.

The LG further informed about the efforts to be made by the UT Administration with consultation with both Hill Councils and PRIs institutions to take up a few developmental projects and complete them within a short period instead of taking up a lot of development projects which take a lot of time for completion.

He informed that he will seek funds under Special Development Package from the Centre for projects that need special attention.

Earlier, Commissioner Secretary, PWD, Ajeet Kumar Sahu, informed the LG that the hostel will provide safe and secure accommodation for girl students from Kargil. He also informed that the hostel will have facilities such as a kitchen, visitor hall, reading room, multipurpose hall and a gym.

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