BJP, LAHDC Leh delegations, others call on Governor

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 3: A delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party comprising Ravinder Raina State President; Ashok Koul, General Secretary (Org) and Sunil Sharma, former Minister, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today.
The members of the delegation shared their view point regarding security situation and development scenario in the State and various important matters relating to public welfare.
A delegation of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh, led by its Chairman/Chief Executive Councillor, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal also met Governor and requested him to urge the Union Government for granting Union Territory status to Ladakh; restoration of one post of Executive Councillor in the Executive Council of LAHDC, Leh; opening of Kailash Mansarovar route from Ladakh; inclusion of Bhoti language in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution; impress upon the air transport operators to fix a cap on airfares or framing flat flight rate for local people of Ladakh and the Government employees working in the Ladakh region; exemption from GST for the Scheduled Tribes living in Ladakh region; carving out a separate administrative Division for Ladakh with Kargil and Leh districts and various other issues relating to filling of vacant posts and creation of posts in Government institutions of Ladakh and release of funds for various important projects.
Brig (Retd) Harcharan Singh, Director Sainik Welfare (DSW), Jammu also met Governor and briefed him about the various ongoing schemes, including the preparation of new target oriented programmes, for promoting the welfare of all serving personnel and ex-Servicemen who belong to J&K.
Governor stressed the need for ensuring prompt settling of the grievances and problems faced by the serving and retired Defence Services Personnel, their families, widows and dependents.
I.D. Soni, State Chief Commissioner and M.M. Joshi, Commissioner, Bharat Scouts and Guides, J&K apprised Governor about the ongoing programmes and future plans of the Organisation to strengthen Scouts and Guides movement in the State. They discussed with Governor about the requirements of adequate funds, a training Centre and positioning of the permanent staff in the office of the Organisation.
Governor stressed the high importance of existence of institutions of non-formal education for the holistic development of children and assured all possible support to the Bharat Scouts and Guides movement.


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