Leh, September 06 (Scoop News)- Leh is a minority concentrated district and all the communities here are the part of National Commission for Minority (NCM) and therefore, Commission would do every effort to resolve the issues and problems whatever here at the level of Govt. of India as well as State Govt. level.
This was stated by the Chairman, National Commission for Minorities, Govt of India Wajahad Habibullah while interacting with the Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar during a meeting at Council Secretariat today.
Leh is a model for many aspects mainly for communal harmony between the co-existing communities, Mr. Wajahad appreciated and adding that this exemplary of brotherhood should be maintained for more progress and more prosperous of the region. Stressing the need to reach the benefits of Govt. of India’s ST scholarship and other post and pre-matric scholarship to more and more deserving students, Chairman, NCM urged for having a transparent mechanism to identify the most genuine students along with streamlining direct cash transfer policy and said that it would also help to check the leakages of scholarships at various levels.
Welcoming the Chairman, NCM and his team in Leh, Mr. Spalbar apart from other issues once again sought Commission’s active intervention in recognition of Bhoto language in 8th schedule of constitution. CEC thanked the Commission for seriously following up the case of granting Deem University status for Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Leh and hoped that with the initiatives of the Commission, Govt. of India would grant Deem University status to CIBS shortly. Pointing out the issue of raising a women battalion in Leh under Paramilitary Forces which the case has already been taken up by the Council with Govt. of India, CEC seeking support from the Commission in this context said that Ladakhi women are comparatively stronger than the men coming from low areas of the country and are capable for guarding the installations even at extreme borders and frontiers in harsh weather. Urging National Commission for Minorities for intervention in restoring the securities for Karmapa Lama, CEC said that withdrawal of his securities by the Govt. has hurt the sentiments of entire Himalayan people. CEC also took up the matter of Dharma Centre of Choglamsar which is nearing completion and urged the Commission in releasing the committed funds from Ministry of Culture, GoI.
Extended gratitude to the Commission for their support in sanctioning Rs: 15 crore for Leh district under MSDP, CEC said that it has greatly contributed in Leh’s development. At the same time, he also sought Commission’s further support in sanctioning Rs: 10.00 crore project each for all the nine blocks of Leh district under a special package as Council is going to submit this proposal to the Govt. of India very soon.
The Member National Commission for Minorities, Tsering Namgyal Shunu, the Secretary, NCM, Surjit Chaudhery, Executive Councilor Tourism, Mohd Shafi Lassu, Executive Councilor Health, Dr, Sonam Wangchuk and the Deputy Commissioner,Leh Simrandeep Singh also attended the meeting and shared their views on the issues raised in the meeting.
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