Meets various delegations on his maiden visit to Leh

He said that during the visit, the Governor held meetings with Thupstan Chhewang, MP; Chering Dorjay, MLC and former Minister; Nawang Rigzin Zora, MLA, and former minister and representatives of political parties.

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Leh, Publish Date: Oct 12 2018 3:08AM | Updated Date: Oct 12 2018 3:08AM

Governor Satya Pal Malik today undertook his maiden visit to Leh to review the scope of ongoing developmental activities in the region. He was accompanied by Advisor B.B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam and Principal Secretary to Governor Umang Narula, an official spokesman said. 

He said that during the visit, the Governor held meetings with Thupstan Chhewang, MP; Chering Dorjay, MLC and former Minister; Nawang Rigzin Zora, MLA, and former minister and representatives of political parties.

The Governor also met with several local delegations that submitted memoranda pertaining to their demands and issues, which included the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council led by CEC, LAHDC Sh. Dorjey Mutup, Ladakh Students' Educational and Environmental Action Forum (LEAF), Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA), Ladakh Gonpa Association (LGA), All Ladakh Muslim Coordination Committee (ALMCC) and INC delegation led by MLA Leh Sh. Nawang Rigzin Jora.

During the meeting, CEC, DorjeyMutup expressed his gratitude to the Governor for recent approval of the draft 'Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018 and sanction of funds for various projects in the district. He also raised several pertinent issues including shortage of staff in various departments and early filling up of these vacancies, issue of daily wage laborers and clearance of liabilities.

The Governor gave patient hearing to the demands and grievances put forth by several delegation. He assured due consideration to the demands and appropriate necessary action for early redressal.

He advised that an appropriate proposal be formulated to develop Leh as a model city and to promote it as an environment friendly city highlighting the rich heritage, natural resources, architecture, local culture and traditions.

Chief Secretary  B.V.R. Subrahmanyam apprised the meeting that nearly Rs 180 crores have been approved for the languishing projects in Leh district to be taken up through newly set up Jammu Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC). Further, additional projects will be taken up in the district to give impetus to the developmental activities in the region, he added. 

 

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