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BJP delegation, LAHDC chief, others meet Governor.

A delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party comprising Ravinder Raina State President Ashok Koul, General Secretary (Org) and Sunil Sharma, former Minister, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Monday.

The members of the delegation shared their view point regarding security situation and development scenario in the State and various important matters relating to public welfare.

A delegation of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh, led by its Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, also met Governor Malik at the Raj Bhavan on Monday.

The delegation requested Governor to urge the Union Government for granting Union Territory status to Ladakh; restoration of one post of Executive Councillor in the Executive Council of LAHDC, Leh; opening of Kailash Mansarovar route from Ladakh; inclusion of Bhoti language in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution; impress upon the air transport operators to fix a cap on airfares or framing flat flight rate for local people of Ladakh and the government employees working in the Ladakh region; exemption from GST for the Scheduled Tribes living in Ladakh region; carving out a separate administrative Division for Ladakh with Kargil and Leh districts and various other issues relating to filling of vacant posts and creation of posts in Government institutions of Ladakh and release of funds for various important projects.

Brig. (Retd.) Harcharan Singh, Director Sainik Welfare (DSW), Jammu, also met Governor.DSW briefed Governor about the various ongoing schemes, including the preparation of new target oriented programmes, for promoting the welfare of all serving personnel and ex-Servicemen who belong to J&K.

Similarly, I.D. Soni, State Chief Commissioner and M.M. Joshi, Commissioner, Bharat Scouts and Guides, J&K also  met Governor who is also Patron of the J&K Bharat Scouts and Guides.Soni apprised Governor about the ongoing programmes and future plans of the Organisation to strengthen Scouts and Guides movement in the State.

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