LAHDC members for strengthening of Hill Council in Ladakh UT

CEC LAHDC, Gyal P Wangyal chairing a meeting of Councillors at Leh on Thursday.
CEC LAHDC, Gyal P Wangyal chairing a meeting of Councillors at Leh on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent

LEH, Sept 19: To invite suggestions and feedbacks from the Counicllors of LAHDC, Leh regarding ongoing deliberations on UT Ladakh these days, a special meeting was held at Council Secretariat today morning under the chairmanship of CEC, LAHDC, Leh, Gyal P. Wangyal who is also the chairman of the Consultative Committee constituted by LAHDC.
The meeting was attended by members of Consultative Committee Dy. Chairman Tsering Sandup, Executive Councillor for Agriculture Phuntsog Stanzin, Executive Councillor for Education Konchok Stanzin and almost all the Councillors including opposition.
The Secretary of Consultative Committee of Councillor Diskit Tsering Angchuk gave a detail power point presentation on the compiled suggestions and feedbacks received from different stakeholders for UT Ladakh. Dy Chairman Tsering Sandup and Councillor Phayang Punchok Dorjey who recently visited Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Pondicherry also shared their observations in the meeting.
After detail discussion on all the aspects of UT Ladakh, the Councillors in one voice felt the need to strengthen Hill Council under UT Ladakh and strongly suggested that the role of LAHDC Leh, its functioning and powers must be integrated with amendments in the Act of Hill Council when it merges into UT Ladakh. And to project the demands, the meeting suggested for engaging constitutional and political experts. The meeting also decided that headed by Executive Councillors as per their portfolio will identify potential sectors with roadmap enabling Council with ready documents to demand funds for important sectors from Govt of India.