High-level panel to decide ‘location’ of divisional offices in Ladakh

High-level panel to decide ‘location’ of divisional offices in Ladakh
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‘Govt urges all parties to be patient. Everyone’s interest will be taken care of’

Jammu: After agitation in Kargil for Ladakh divisional headquarters to be rotated between Leh and Kargil, the Governor’s administration has formed a high-level committee to determine, among other things, the “location” of division-level offices in Ladakh region.
“A committee of very senior officers of the state will determine the location and scope and size of division-level offices, their staffing, size, and most importantly, their location,” an official spokesperson said Tuesday.
This committee will submit its report “in a very short time” after interacting with all stakeholders, he said.
“The government urges all parties to be patient. Everyone’s interest will be taken care of,” the official said.
Cutting across party lines, prominent politicians from Kargil have come together and threatened mass agitation if the decision to set up permanent headquarters of the newly-created Ladakh division in Leh is not reviewed.
On Sunday, thousands of people staged a rally in Kargil and submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner, demanding that the offices of divisional commissioner and the IGP function on rotational basis – in Kargil during summers and in Leh during winters.
—PTI