ZT News Desk

Srinagar, July 3:

A statement made by the Principal Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring Department, Mr. Rohit Kansal, who is also the State Govt Spokesman, at a Press Conference in Srinagar this evening.

LAHDC Act was amended in 2018. The Amended Act provides for further empowering the Development Councils of Leh and Kargil to exercise administrative and financial powers in order to address the concerns, requirements and aspirations of the people living in the Ladakh Region.

· Vide SRO-120 the State Government ordered the establishment of new Ladakh Division with headquarters at Leh and Kargil.

· A Divisional Commissioner stands posted in Ladakh Division and has been functioning there ever since.

· Vide Government Order No. 230 – GAD of 2019 dated 15-02-2019 a committee was constituted by the General Administration Department with terms of reference as under:-

. Finalize the periodicity of the Divisional Commissioner and Inspector General of Police sitting at Leh and Kargil, viz. Weekly, fortnightly, etc;

. Identify the posts of divisional level heads of various Departments that may be required for the new Ladakh Division, their equitable location at Kargil and Leh, roles & responsibilities and staffing patterns; and

. Any other measures, as may be necessary for operationalization of the division.

· In pursuance of its mandate the committee visited Leh on 18th February 2019 and Kargil on 23rd February 2019. During the visit, the committee met the CECs and Council Members of the respective LAHDCs and other stakeholders of both the districts.

· Based on the feedback and discussions with the above mentioned LAHDC representatives and other stakeholders of Leh and Kargil districts the committee submitted its report and recommendations.

· The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today on 3rd of July 2019 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Governor accorded approval for the creation of 495 posts of various categories in different departments in both Leh and Kargil Districts.

· These include posts of 12 Directors, 4 Chief Engineers, 4 Joint Directors, Chief Conservator of Forest, Regional Wildlife Warden and other senior positions. Over 470 more posts at different levels and belonging to a variety of departments have been created to support the Directorates and Chief Engineer Offices that will be now established in the Ladakh division.

Directorates to be established in Ladakh Division

Headquartered at Leh

1. Chief Engineer, R&B (with an additional charge of PMGSY)

2. Chief Engineer, Mechanical

3. Director, Health Services

4. Director, Urban Local bodies

5. Director, Industries & Commerce

6. Regional Transport officer

7. Chief Conservator of Forests

8. Director, Animal Husbandry(with an additional charge of Sheep Husbandry)

9. Joint Director, Handicrafts (with an additional charge of Handlooms)

10. Joint Director, Hospitality and Protocol (with a Dy. Director to be stationed at Kargil)

11. Director, Accounts & treasuries

12. Regional Director, State Pollution Control Board



Directorates to be established in Ladakh Division

Headquartered at Kargil

1. Chief Engineer, PHE (with an additional charge of I&FC)

2. Chief Engineer, PDD

3. Director of School Education

4. Director, Rural Development

5. Director, Social Welfare

6. Additional Registrar Cooperatives

7. Director, Tourism

8. Director, Horticulture (with an additional charge of Floriculture)

9. Director of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs

10. Joint Director, Information (with Dy. Director to be stationed at Leh)

11. Regional Wild Life Warden

12. Joint Director of Youth Services and Sports

· The committee in its recommendations has emphasized that the placement of a particular office at a district is on the purely administrative basis and will in no way deprive the public of any of the districts from the due services of the offices which are not based in that district.

· The State Administrative Council too has directed that Directors and HoDs of Ladakh Division will conduct regular tours of both the districts in the Division.

Details of posts to be created as a result of the SAC Decision on July 3, 2019

Part-(I) Divisional Commissioner Office

S.No

Designation

Level

Grade

Post

1

Divisional Commissioner

Level 14

(144200-218200)

1

2

Addl. Commissioner

Level 12

(78800-209200)

2

3

Revenue Attorney

Level 11

(67700-208700)

2

4

Deputy Director (P&S)

Level 11

(67700-208700)

1

5

Personal Assistant

Level 7

(44900-142400)

2

6

Section Officer

Level 7

(44900-142400)

1

7

Assistant Accounts Officer

Level 7

(44900-142400)

1

8

Reader (NT)

Level 6 E

(35900-113500)

2

9

Saddar Mohasib

Level 6 E

(35900-113500)

2

10

Head Assistant

Level 6B

(35600-112800)

2

11

Jr. Scale Stenographer

Level 6B

(35600-112800)

2

12

Statistical Assistant

Level 6B

(35600-112800)

2

13

Accounts Assistant

Level 5

(29200-92300)

2

14

Sr. Assistant

Level 5

(29200-92300)

4

15

Junior Assistant

Level 4

(29200-92300)

10

16

Driver

Level 2

(19900-63200)

2

17

Orderly

SL 2

(15900-50400)

6

Total

44

Part (II) Inspector General of Police

S.No

Designation

Level

Grade

Post

1

Inspector General of Police

Level 14

(144200-218200)

1

2

SSP/SP

Level 13

(123100-215900)

2

3

CPO

Level 10-A

(56600-179800)

1

4

Dy SP

Level 8

(47600-151100)

2

5

PRO/Spl. Asstt

Level 8

(47600-151100)

1

6

Assistant Accounts Officer

Level 7

(44900-142400)

1

7

Inspector

Level 6E

(35900-113500)

2

8

Sub Inspector

Level 6C

(35700-113100)

3

9

ASI

Level 6

(35400-112400)

5

10

Statistical Assistant

Level 6

(35600-112800)

1

11

HC

Level 5

(29200-92300)

10

12

Accounts Assistant

Level 4

(29200-92300)

1

13

Constable

Level 3A

(19900-63200)

20

14

Driver

Level 2

(19900-63200)

2

15

Follower

Level SL2

(15900-50400)

4

Total

56

Part (III) Directorate/HoD Level Office

S.No

Designation

Level

Grade

Post

1

Director

Level 13

(123100-215900)

12

2

Joint Director

(78800-209200)

4

3

Chief Cons. of Forests

1

4

Regional Transport Officer

1

5

Regional Wildlife Warden

1

6

Additional Registrar (CooP)

1

7

Account Officer

Level 8

(47600-151100)

15

8

Assistant Director (Deptt. concerned)

Level 8

(47600-151100)

12

9

Assistant Director (P&S)

Level 8

(47600-151100)

12

10

Private Secretary

Level 8

(47600-151100)

16

11

Assistant Accounts Officer

Level 7

(44900-142400)

20

12

Section Officer/Sts. Officer

Level 7

(44900-142400)

16

13

Head Assistant

Level 6

(35600-112800)

40

14

Legal Assistant

Level 6

(35400-112400)

20

15

Statistical Assistant

Level 6

(35600-112800)

20

16

Accounts Assistant

Level 4

(29200-92300)

20

17

Jr. Assistant

Level 2

(25500-81100)

40

18

Driver

Level 2

(19900-63200)

20

19

Orderly

SL 2

(15900-50400)

40

Total

311

Part-IV Chief Engineer Office

S.No

Designation

Grade

Post

1

Chief Engineer

Level 13

(123100-215900)

4

2

Executive Engineer

Level 11

(67700-208700)

4

3

AEE

Level-10A

(56600-179800)

4

4

Assistant Engineer

Level 8-A

(50700-160600)

4

5

Accounts Officer

Level 8

(47600-151100)

4

6

Assistant Director (P&S)

Level 8

(47600-151100)

4

7

Law Officer

Level 8

(47600-151100)

4

8

Pvt. Secretary

Level 8

(47600-151100)

4

9

Section Officer

Level 7

(44900-142400)

4

10

Head Assistant

Level 6

(35600-112800)

8

11

Draftsman

Level 6

(35400-112400

12

12

Statistical Assistant

Level 6

(35600-112800)

4

13

Accounts Assistant

Level 4

(25500-81100)

4

14

Jr. Assistant

Level 2

(19900-63200)

8

15

Driver

Level 2

(19900-63200)

4

16

Orderly

SL 2

(15900-50400)

8

Total

84

G. Total

495

The flow of Funds to the Directorates/ Divisional level HoDs

Consequent to the establishment of a new Division in Ladakh, the flow of funds to the Directorates/ Divisional level HoDs would follow the same principle as in the case of transfer of funds to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council per the GO No – FD dated 02-01-2019 whereby the administrative departments releases the funds to the Ladakh Affairs Department which in turn credits it to major head 8448-Deposits 113-LAHDC and releases to Dy. Commissioner/CEO of the concerned districts. The CEO of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councils (Deputy Commissioners) would further transfer the said funds to the respective Directorates/ Divisional level HoDs. The system of crediting into major head 8448 would not only ensure non-lapsing of funds but will provide for better monitoring because of only one channel of the flow of funds.

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