All jobs in Ladakh reserved for locals
A welcome however delayed transfer, says Chief Executive Councilor. Enact comparable legal guidelines on land, he says
All jobs in the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh have been reserved for the residents of the area, in line with an order issued on Tuesday.
“No person shall be qualified for appointment to the service unless the person is a resident of the UT of Ladakh,” reads the order issued by Lieutenant Governor R.K. Mathur
The new recruitment guidelines are talked about in the Clause 11 of the Union Territory of Ladakh Employment (Subordinate) Service Recruitment Rules, 2021. The order by the L-G was issued by exercising the powers conferred by S.O 282(E) dated 21.01.2020.
The order says this rule shall not apply to individuals allotted service in the Union Territory beneath the provisions of Section 89(2) of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, or such guidelines as could also be prescribed by the administration, it mentioned.
“Persons who have already been appointed substantively to a post in the cadre of J&K Employment (Subordinate) Service and finally allotted for service in Ladakh in accordance with the provisions of Section 89(2) of the J&K Reorganisation Act, 2019, shall be deemed to have been appointed to the Service at the initial constitution.”
The transfer has met a long-pending demand of the individuals of Ladakh, after it was carved out as a Union Territory (UT) on August 5, 2019.
“It was our demand since the bifurcation of J&K almost two years ago. It’s a welcome move,” Chief Executive Councilor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council-Kargil, Feroz Ahmed Khan instructed The Puucho.
He mentioned the order has come very late as many unemployed youths have crossed the higher age restrict in the previous two years. “We will also demand relaxation in the age bar for fresh recruitments,” Mr. Khan mentioned.
He mentioned there ought to be comparable legal guidelines on land too. “At present, the state land of the UT comes under twin elected councils, Leh and Kargil. However, private land does not have any protection.”
Plea for legislative powers
Mr. Khan mentioned until the Centre meets the demand of the Sixth Schedule for the Union Territory, it must also grant legislative powers to the dual councils. “We need to frame rules for local governance issues.”
The Centre created two UTs of J&K and Ladakh on August 5, 2019. However, Ladakh is a UT with out Assembly. Unlike Ladakh, the recruitment guidelines framed for J&K earlier allowed all domiciles, even those that have been dwelling in J&K for greater than seven years or learning in the UT as much as class 12, as eligible to use for native jobs.
It additionally allowed West Pakistan refugees, safai karamcharis and kids of these ladies who married non-locals to use for jobs in J&K. Besides, youngsters and officers of the Central authorities officers, All India Service officers, public sector enterprise, autonomous physique of the Central authorities, public sector banks, officers of statutory our bodies, Central Universities and so forth., who’ve served in J&K for 10 years, had been additionally declared eligible for jobs.