*LADAKH 🌏 TIMES*
Dharmendra Pradhan assures early resolution of issues put forth by BJP Ladakh Media Secretary Hassan Pasha
New Delhi 28-04-2022
Mohd Hassan Pasha BJP State Media Secretary Union Territory of Ladakh met Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Govt of India at his residence in New Delhi.
He brought to the notice of the Minister, the grievances and issues faced by the student community of Ladakh which have remained un-solved and are under like ,recently the recruitment process of contractual posts of Assistant Professors in Ladakh University in which major candidates selected were non-resident Ladakhi. Therefore, the Compulsory requirement of the Ladakh Resident certificate should be made a prerequisite in the recruitment of Assistant professors at Ladakh University.
The students appearing for the National Eligibility Test has to travel more than 200 km to Srinagar in UT of Jammu and Kashmir or Leh in Ladakh which is at a distance of 240 km.
Meanwhile,Hassan Pasha requested the Minister to set up an Examination centre for the National Eligibility Test in the Kargil district of Ladakh.
He also informed the minister that a large number of students from Kargil are pursuing their courses through distance mode from IGNOU for which they have to travel to other cities for examination and admission-related purposes. Therefore, it was requested to set up a proper regional centre of IGNOU in the Kargil district itself.
Likewise, since the recently drafted new education policy has mandated the compulsory requirement of a Bachelor of Education degree, there is no B.Ed. college currently running in the Union Territory of Ladakh.
He urge to establish a proper college for Education in the Kargil district of Ladakh.
It was informed that since the formation of the University of Ladakh, it still lacks a full-fledged faculty in its various departments, moreover, the affiliated colleges of the University of Ladakh lack basic facilities such as drinking water, and girls’ common room, scientific equipment, hostel, and transportation.
The minister was requested to allocate increased budget for the University of Ladakh and its affiliate colleges.
He put forth the reservation criteria in minority educational institutions i.e. Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University is vague and disproportionately affect the ST students and favour SC students since the cut-off for these categories are announced jointly by the University. So, there is a need for the separation of seats reserved for ST/Sc students.
Meanwhile, In his reply, Dharmendra Pradhan listened to every issue with a great and open-minded vision and said that help would be extended in every way possible manner for the welfare of Ladakh region and its people, especially the District Kargil-Ladakh. With respect to other issues stated, he indicated that the issues would be discussed with the concerned departments and will be resolved at all cost.
Hassan Pasha Requested Dharmendra Pradhan Union Minister for Education to visit Ladakh region so that he can consider all the above mentioned issues and various other issues facing by the students of Ladakh at the ground level.