MP Ladakh chairs DISHA meeting, reviews progress achieved under centrally sponsored schemes
Kargil, Dec 02, 2022:
Member of Parliament Ladakh (MP), Jamyang Tsering Namgyal today chaired a meeting of the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) to review the progress achieved under different centrally sponsored schemes in the district.
Members of the committee including Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve, Councilors of LAHDC Kargil, Ali Chandan, Stanzin Lakpa, Stanzin Chosgyal, Leela Banoo, Padma Dorjey, ACD Kargil Ghulam Muhammad, Ward Member Zaheer Abass, representatives of NGOs, district officers of various departments attended the meeting.
The MP inquired from the concerned officers in detail about the status of progress achieved so far under the flagship programs like CRF, PMGSY, JJM, MGNREGA, SBM U, PMAY-G, SBMG, NHM, Poshan Abhyan, PMFBY and other centrally sponsored schemes.
Expressing satisfaction over the progress achieved in the district, he inquired from Education and PDD Departments about the progress achieved in terms of electrification of schools in the district for which directions were passed in the last DISHA meeting.
MP Namgyal was informed by the concerned officer that all High and Higher Secondary Schools were electrified and around 169 Primary and Middle schools have been provided electricity. He was also informed that in six schools, electrification work is undergoing and within a week all the works will be completed.
The concerned officer from the Industries and Commerce Department informed that through PMEGP scheme, around 162 applications were received for loan of which 158 cases were forwarded to the bank for sanction and among them 67 were sanctioned.
ACD Kargil Ghulam Muhammad informed that around 372 Self Help Groups in five blocks of the district are actively working through NRLM Scheme.
While highlighting the importance of SHGs in making women folks in rural area economically independent, MP Ladakh directed the ACD to furnish a detailed report of the increase in per capita income of the individual member working in SHGs at the earliest.
The MP Ladakh also directed the ACD Kargil to ensure that toilets constructed under Swatch Bharat Mission (SBM) are winter friendly.
Reiterating the Prime Minister of India’s vision of Digital India and mobile connectivity to every nook and corner of the country, MP Namgyal informed the meeting that through Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), for providing connectivity to around 216 hamlets/villages which are still not covered under the scheme, 125 towers have been sanctioned. After survey, BSNL has identified 99 sites for coverage of these 216 uncovered villages/hamlets.
Stressing over the protection of labour rights, MP Ladakh directed the concerned officer from Labour Department to ensure that the labourers engaged in civil works, Administration, Army and BRO be registered on the E-SHRAM portal.
Further, MP Namgyal said all schools and other departments should be equipped with proper drinking water supply along with separate toilets for males and females. He directed all the concerned officers to construct the toilets till the next DISHA meeting is held.
He added that only on genuine medical grounds teachers can be relieved. The MP also advised to review the transfer policy of teachers and do the necessary rationalization.
While reviewing Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) works in the district, MP Ladakh expressed satisfaction in the overall progress achieved so far.
Regarding the requests of villagers, he said the concern department, village-level sanitation committee, Sarpanchs and Panchs, should work in close coordination and try to resolve the issues at the earliest so that the works are not affected.
The meeting also discussed various issues and concerns pertaining to the developmentS TCUl activities raised by DISHA committee members, public representatives and NGO members.