New Delhi :
Lieutenant Governor, R. K. Mathur discussed various developmental and administrative issues related to the Union Territory of Ladakh with Union Home Minister, Amit Shah in a consecutive two days meeting.
Secretary Home, A. K. Bhalla; Advisor, Umang Narula, and Additional Secretary Home, Gyanesh Kumar also attended the meeting.
R K Mathur shared the Ladakh experience of COVID-19 and the coordinated efforts put into containing the virus spread. He apprised the Home Minister about the measures being taken to ensure effective management and strict adherence to government protocol of social distancing and other precautionary guidelines of COVID-19 in the region.
Also, he informed about the rise in numbers of new COVID-19 positive cases which is mostly being tested among 16000 people who came back to Ladakh recently from different parts of India.
Lt. Governor requested additional senior-level officers to augment the administrative strength in Ladakh and the officers who have opted for Ladakh may be permanently allocated to the Ladakh UT. Also, he requested for early implementation of recommendations put by the Advisory Committee and to fast track the domicile rules for Ladakh in order to enable recruitments.
In view of the recent amendment in J&K rules according to which the special reservation quotas for Leh & Kargil districts have been removed, he further requested to maintain the reservation for Ladakhi students in the J&K professional colleges. Deployment of CISF at Leh Airport and NHPC Power Projects at Nimo-Basgo and Chutuk project was also put forward.