CEC LAHDC reviews working of Council, discusses roadmap for next 3 yrs

Excelsior Correspondent
LEH, Dec 31: Chief Executive Councilor (CEC), LAHDC, Leh, Dr Sonam Dawa Lonpo today reviewed the working of the Council and discussed with all ECs and Councilors (opposition and nominated) the roadmap for remaining three years of the Council, during a meeting held at Council Secretariat.
The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss various issues concerning people to ensure that forthcoming General Council Meetings of LAHDC, Leh more purposeful and fruitful.
Addressing the meeting, Dr Sonam Dawa informed the meeting that he has already directed DC Leh to issue Draft Plan books of forthcoming General Council Meetings well in advance to all the Councilors so that they could table the proposed plan, problems and issues of their constituencies in a more planned and practical way. The forthcoming GCM is proposed to be held somewhere between 10th and 15th January, 2018.
After threadbare discussion, the meeting unanimously decided to conduct the business and procedure of GCM in Ladakhi language with provision of translators. The meeting also decided to send a delegation of Council members to Centre and State that will meet with concerned ministers and secretaries and in this regard a meeting of all the HoDs will be convened shortly to assess major issues of various departments.
The meeting discussed in detail about resolving various land issues in the district for which a committee headed by Councilor Temisgam Tsering Morup had already constituted. A threadbare discussion on slow tendering procedure resulting delay in completion of important developmental works in the short working season of Ladakh was also held and CEC Dr Dawa stressed upon all the Councilors to chase tendering procedure of their respective constituencies personally.
Other major issues discussed in length were streamlining of drinking water facilities especially during winter months including installation of hand pumps through rural development, maintenance of roads and shortage of staff in various departments.
To discourage the prevailing menace of corruption in some Government agencies, a lengthy discussion was also held and the meeting in one vice resolved to book culprit officials under law and stressed on inculcating honest work culture in the district.