Kashmir Current Affairs - 2019

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Ladakh declared as third administrative division of J and K

The Jammu and Kashmir government ordered the creation of a separate administrative division for Ladakh region. It is hailed as a landmark decision by the governor ruled state under President Rule.

Fact Box

The State of Jammu and Kashmir had two administrative divisions of Jammu and Kashmir earlier. Ladakh would be the third administrative division.

Ladakh Administrative Division

The Ladakh Administrative Division would comprise of Leh and Kargil districts and would be headquartered in Leh. The Ladakh region was earlier part of the Kashmir division.

To facilitate the functioning of the Ladakh Administrative Division a divisional commissioner and an inspector general of police would be appointed.

A committee under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary to government has been formed to identify the posts of divisional level heads of various departments that may be required for the new division; particularly their staffing pattern, roles and responsibilities and proposed location of these offices.

The local governance in Kargil and Leh was taken care of by the hill development councils. The remoteness and geographical isolation of the Leh had resulted in the region remained cut off for the developmental activities. The administrative division is expected to fasten the pace of the development.

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Union Cabinet approves setting up of 3 New AIIMS

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of three new AIIMS institutions. The three new institutions would come up at Vijaynagar at Samba of Jammu Region, Awantipora in Pulwama of Kashmir Region and Rajkot in Gujarat under the pradhan mantri swasthya suraksha yojana.

The two new AIIMS for Jammu and Kashmir, one each for Jammu Region and Kashmir Region was announced by the Prime Minister under the Prime Minister’s Development Package and the AIIMS in Rajkot, Gujarat was announced by the Finance Minister in his budget speech.

Prime Minister’s Development Package

Prime Minister’s Development Package was announced as a reconstruction plan for J&K.

The Reconstruction Plan aims at expanding economic infrastructure, expanding provision of basic services, providing thrust to employment and income generation and providing relief and rehabilitation to the victims of September 2014 floods and to strengthen Disaster Management Framework of the State. The reconstruction plan also seeks to strengthen the economic and social infrastructure and provide for the balanced development of the three regions of J&K.

Benefits of New AIIMS institutions

The new AIIMS institutions are set up with the following objectives:

  • Each new AIIMS will add 100 UG (MBBS) seats and 60 BSc (nursing) seats, and the new AIIMS will have 15-20 super speciality departments.
  • This wills serve the dual purpose of providing super speciality healthcare to the population closer to their homes and help in creating a large pool of doctors and other health workers in these regions to strengthen the primary and secondary level institutions and facilities being created under the National Health Mission (NHM).

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are the autonomous institutions set up under the act of parliament, AIIMS act 1956. They have been declared as Institutes of National Importance.  The educational principles and practices being adopted at AIIMS are those which are best suited to the needs of the nation.

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