In order to take first hand appraisal of the problems and demands of the people of Zanskar area, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Vikas Kundal convened a public grievances redressal camp at Dak Bungalow Padum here today.The Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by the Sub Divisional Magistrate Zanskar Rakesh Sharma, Chief Medical Officer Kargil, Chief Education Officer Kargil, Assistant Director FCS&CA, Kargil, Executive Engineers besides other district and Sub Divisional officers.Various people’s delegations present in the camp apprised the Deputy Commissioner about issues and problems being faced by them which mainly included the augmentation of power and water supply, macadamization of roads, repair of irrigation khuls, measures for prevention of damages to cattle by stray dogs and other related demands.The DC took sector wise brief from the officers on the issues related to Anganwadi centres, schools, roads, health institutions, livestock health care, ration supply and instructed the officers to take necessary measures for early grievance redressal.Addressing the people on the occasion, the DC said that District Administration is fully committed to mitigate the problems being faced by the public especially those living in far flung areas of the district, and the camp has been organised with the view to helping them out so that their problems are mitigated within shortest possible time. He underlined the need to establish a mechanism of efficient coordination between the administration and the people so as to ensure effective implementation of various welfare and development programmes.
Regarding the issue of poor mobile services in the area, the DC said that the matter will be taken with the BSNL authorities on priority basis besides efforts will be made to make the new towers functional in different villages including Shilingskit and Manda.The DC also visited Sub District Hospital Padum and took stock of healthcare facilities available to the patients. He stressed upon the doctors and the paramedical staff to work with added zeal and dedication so that people get better treatment and healthcare facilities.Meanwhile the DC also visited PhotangGonpa and reviewed the arrangements being made in connection with the ensuing visit of His Holiness Dalai Lama to Zanskar on 20th of July, 2018. The DC instructed the concerned officers to put in place the arrangements with regard to boarding and lodging, security, transport, sanitation besides other requisite arrangements well in time.Responding to the problem of damage to cattle by stray dogs, the DC said that the Wildlife authorities have already been instructed to take requisite measures in this regard.During his visit to Degree College Padum, the DC stressed on the concerned agency to ensure completion of the under-construction structures within the stipulated time frame so that academic activities can be kick started in the institution in near future.Later the DC also visited Main Market Padum and took stock of the availability of basic amenities to people. He asked the concerned to speed up the pace of work on all ongoing development works in Padum town and to ensure their completion within the stipulated period of time.The DC also directed the concerned to carry out immediate repairs of side drains at Main Market Padum within shortest possible time.