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How assets will be divided between Ladakh and J&K UTs

Srinagar: The Central authorities on Tuesday introduced the formatrion of a three-member advisory committee to oversee the division of belongings between the 2 newly-formed Union Territories (UTs) of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, which is able to formally come into existence on October 31, 2019.

A notification issued by the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs (MHA) mentioned that the three-member advisory committee will embrace former Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra, former IAS officer Arun Goyal and Giriraj Prasad, a former Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) officer.

The division of belongings between the 2 UTs coming into existence on October 31, coinciding with the delivery anniversary of the nation’s first Dwelling Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, entails an elaborate monetary and administrative train.

A high bureaucrat right here mentioned: “The most important administrative determination will contain the allotment of civil servants drawn out of the varied current companies of the state for the Ladakh UT. Each division of the state authorities must be thought-about whereas allotting officers to the UT of Ladakh. There are lesser variety of officers belonging to that area who’re presently serving the state authorities.

“It’s, subsequently, unlikely that the serving officers belonging to state and central companies within the Valley and the Jammu area would voluntarily decide to be a part of the Ladakh UT service.

“To handle this downside, officers of the state could be despatched on a three-year deputation to the Ladakh UT. They might be drawn from among the many presently serving central and state authorities officers within the state. Because the Ladakh UT cadre will begin growing regularly, the follow of deputation may be referred to as off at a later stage.”

The official mentioned that division of belongings will contain proportionate division of arms and ammunition for the police pressure, division of autos, infrastructure and different assets.

“Equally, division of belongings of all the opposite state departments akin to income, finance, energy growth, healthcare, training, social welfare, rural growth, public works and tourism will happen proportionate to the inhabitants and different figuring out parameters of the newly carved out UTs.

“Legally, the train must be in place earlier than the UTs come into existence. The train has already began and as soon as the advisory committee sits to take the ultimate name, the division of belongings will turn into formal,” the bureaucrat mentioned.

Apparently, even earlier than the announcement to make Ladakh a UT, the state administration headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik had introduced the creation of a separate division for the Ladakh area on the sample of the Valley and the Jammu divisions.

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