Srinagar, Jul 3: The State Administrative Council (SAC) on Wednesday approved creation of 495 posts, including 12 Directors, four Chief Engineers, four Joint Directors, Chief Conservator of Forest and other senior positions, in different departments for proper functioning of the newly created Ladakh division.
J&K government spokesperson Rohit Kansal on Wednesday said that the Divisional Commissioner and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for Ladakh division will spend equal amount of time in a year in Leh and Kargil districts. “However, the offices of Div Com and IGP will function from both the places throughout the year,” Mr Kansal told reports during a press conference.
He said the SAC, which met here under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday, accorded sanction to 495 posts of various categories in different departments in both Leh and Kargil districts. “These include 12 Directors, four Chief Engineers, four Joint Directors, Chief Conservator of Forest and other senior positions,” he said, adding over 470 more posts at different levels in different departments were also created to support the Directors and Chief Engineer offices that will be now established in the division.
Giving details, he said state government ordered the establishment of new Ladkah division with its headquarters at Leh and Kargil on February 18, 2019. “A Divisional Commissioner was posted the division and his office has been functioning ever since,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said a committee was constituted by the General Administration Department on February 15, 2019, to finalize the periodicity of the Divisional Commissioner and IGP sittings at Leh and Kargil viz Weekly or fortnightly. “The committee was also entrusted to identify the posts of divisional level heads of various departments required for the new division, their equitable location at both the districts, roles and responsibilities and staffing pattern,” he said, adding any other measures, as many be necessary for operationalisation of the division.
He said the committee visited Leh and Kargil in February and met stakeholders from both the districts. “The committee in its recommendations has emphasized that the placement of a particular office at a district is on purely administrative vasis and will in no way deprive the public of any of the services,” he said.
He said the SAC has directed that Directors and HODs of the division will conduct regular tours of both the districts.