L-G Mathur reviews annual action plan of departments  Emphasizes digital transformation in government office system 

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent Leh, May 22, 2020
Leh :

Lieutenant Governor, R.K. Mathur reviewed the annual action plan of various departments for the fiscal year 2020-21 on May 21 at Raj Niwas.

Advisor to LG, Umang Narula; Commissioner/ Secretary Finance, Divisional Commissioner Ladakh/ Secretary Education, Saugat Biswas, concerned Directors and District officers attended the meeting.

R K Mathur directed the Finance Department to prepare a concrete plan for funds utilization under the Special Development Package and to take the matter to make it non-lapsable with GoI. 

He exhorted the department to make all the treasuries and financial systems online.
The departments were asked to purchase GFRs and other finance-related books and distribute them among the departments of UT Ladakh. He also emphasized on organizing training and workshops on FMPs, GRFs, delegation of financial powers, etc. to the officers/officials of Leh and Kargil districts every month. 

R K Mathur directed to submit Action Plan for the year 2020-21 and to execute the major works without any delay. 

 He asked the Wildlife Department to issue standing orders for the compensation in case of man-animal conflict keeping in view the recent incidents of domestic animals killed by wild animals in Changthang, Drass regions etc. He directed to make the Pollution Control Board properly functional and conceptualize plans to tackle plastic and other waste issues in Ladakh. 

While discussing the other department, ITI was directed to introduce highly employable and market-driven trade courses and to hire professional faculty to ensure quality training. 

 R K Mathur asked the Labour Department to create labour facilitation centre, build labour Sarai, and to ensure systematic management of labourers in Leh town. He exhorted to give empathetic attention to the grievances of labours and to provide the care and assistance. 

The Department of Employment was directed to get all the unemployed registered and to impart them skill development training. 

 While discussing the Education department, R K Mathur directed to prepare a safety plan for all the schools before they reopen to ensure strict adherence to the protocols of social distancing, hygiene, and other safety measures amidst the risk of COVID-19 pandemic. 

He exhorted to strengthen the ongoing digital classes and to further improve the online teaching system. He stressed on providing proper facilities to students including upgraded library and laboratories and to ensure 100% enrolment by involving the elected bodies. 

The Social Welfare Department was directed to prepare a computerized birth certification record and to inform people about all the centrally sponsored schemes and scholarship programmes. ICDS and ICPS schemes were also discussed.

Likewise, the departments of Health & Family Welfare, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, and Fisheries were also reviewed.