Leh: A delegation from Sham area comprising the Chairman of the Nambardar-Panchayat Coordination Committee, Sham and members of Ladakh Buddhist Association, Sham led by Tsering Norboo called on the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd), at the Lieutenant Governor’s Secretariat. Secretary to LG, Ravinder Kumar, IAS and Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Shri Santosh Sukhadeve, IAS, were also present in the meeting.
Norboo raised several issues regarding Sham area, including the need to create the post of an Executive Engineer for Irrigation & Flood Control Department and Public Health Engineering Department and shifting both these departments to Khaltse by upgrading it to Division from the Sub-Division level; the need for a Fire Brigade Station at Khaltse headquarter; employment on contractual/outsourcing basis to one of the victims of the fire accident that took place in Tia village few weeks back; creation of a separate district for Sham area; the need to ban on opening of liquor/wine shop and bars in Sham area; the need to provide basic facilities and developing infrastructure and facilities such as post office, opening of branch of one of the leading banks, in the Trans-Singge La area, etc.
The LG asked DC Leh to look into the issue of the purchase of fire engines along with taking up the matter with Ladakh Police to train Ladakh Police personnel to maintain and operate the fire engines.
He assured to look into the other matter. He also spoke to Commissioner Secretary, Excise, Kacho Mehboob Ali Khan, IRS, and asked him not to open new liquor/wine shops in Ladakh.
A delegation comprising in-service veterinary graduates who are serving in Sheep/Animal Husbandry Department of UT Ladakh led by Dr Tsewang Morup called on the LG, at LG Secretariat. Secretary to the LG, Ravinder Kumar, IAS and Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Santosh Sukhadeve, IAS, were present in the meeting.
Dr Morup apprised the HLG of the recently notified draft recruitment rules for the gazetted post of Veterinary Assistant Surgeon in Animal/Sheep Husbandry Department and requested the UT Administration to reserve between 25% to 30% of posts in the Sheep/Animal Husbandry Department for the in-service veterinary graduates.
He informed that in-service veterinary graduates like him hold BVSc and AH degrees and their services were utilised by the department in the capacity of Veterinary Assistant Surgeons for more than a decade.
The LG inquired about the possibility of providing age relaxation to in-service veterinary graduates for the recruitment for gazetted posts of Assistant Veterinary Surgeon along with maintaining a proportion between freshers and experienced ones so that justice is served to all. He asked Shri Ravinder, IAS, to study the matter.
Professional Paraglider Instructor, Ladakh Flying School, Stanzin Sonam, called on the LG at the LG Secretariat. Commissioner Secretary, Tourism, Kacho Mehboob Ali Khan, IRS; Secretary to LG, Ravinder Kumar, IAS and Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Santosh Sukhadeve, IAS, were present in the meeting.
Stanzin informed that he has been selected for the 8th Thailand Paragliding Accuracy ASEAN Friendships Open (FAI-CAT II)-AFA Nation League 2024 and Paragliding Accuracy World Cup to be held in Thailand in Thailand in the month of February 2024.
He requested financial assistance for the procurement of necessary paragliding equipment and to cover expenses for participation in the said events.
Stating that he wants to provide exposure and training to sportspersons from Ladakh so that they can compete and participate at the highest level, the LG asked Kacho Mehboob, IRS, to get in touch with the Army to coordinate Stanzin’s training and other required facilities, etc. He also stated that he wants to see 10-15 youth from Ladakh training in paragliding by Stanzin.