*EC Punchok & EC Naqvi call on Hon’ble Lt Governor Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd)*
*Leh, February 24, 2023*: The Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) met the Executive Councillors from LAHDC Kargil- Shri Punchok Tashi and Shri Mubarak Shah Naqvi, at Raj Niwas.
The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) informed both Shri Punchok and Shri Naqvi regarding his conversation over the telephone with Hon’ble Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, on the need to keep a cap on the airfares of the flights operating in Ladakh and also on regulating the cargo rates. He also informed that the Air Officer Commanding (AOC), 21 Wing Leh, Air Commodore Pankaj Kumar Srivastava, has been told to operate Indian Air Force’s flights to airlift our people of Ladakh stranded at Jammu, Chandigarh and Delhi at the earliest.
The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh further informed them that an Immediate Assistance Cell would be constituted headed by Advisor to Lt Governor and comprising representatives from the Army, Air Force, Ladakh Police, Civil Administration and LAHDC Leh and Kargil representatives for quick help and redressal of issues faced by the public. He highlighted the importance of both the Hill Councils of Leh and Kargil to work in close coordination with the UT Administration for the overall development of the region and for the benefit of the people of Ladakh.
Shri Punchok and Shri Naqvi congratulated Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) on assuming the charge of the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh. They also stated that they will render their full cooperation for the development of Ladakh.
Shri Punchok requested for intervention from the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh regarding the need to define the powers and functions of the elected representatives of both the Hill Councils, the need to avoid duplicity of developmental works, the need to strengthen the Hill Councils, the need for the Administrative Secretaries to integrate with the Hill Councils while carrying out any development works, filling up gazetted posts in UT Ladakh through Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) and granting district status for Zanskar sub-division.