Srinagar, Feb 08: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Tuesday informed the parliament that there is no equivalent manpower between J&K and Ladakh , and the apportionment in terms of section 92 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019 may not be feasible at Sher-i-Kashmir institutes of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in particular.
The MHA was replying to the queries raised in the ongoing session of parliament.
The queries raised included whether the Government has completed the apportionment and allocation of manpower between the UT Ladakh and UT J&K among the employees working at the Sher-i-Kashmir institutes of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura Srinagar in particular, and employees of erstwhile J&K in general and steps taken to complete the process. Besides the time by which the Government will be able to complete this apportionment and allocation of manpower to UT Ladakh.
Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Nityanand Rai responded to the queries raised in the Lok Sabha.
In a written reply to the Parliament, the MoS said that the apportionment of manpower between Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir and Union territory of Ladakh is governed in terms of Section 89 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019 in respect of substantive Government employees.
“The apportionment of such a category of employees has been finalized where under 11189 employees have been apportioned to Union territory of Ladakh,” the Union Minister informed the parliament.
He said that further, the apportionment of employees of autonomous bodies, public sector undertakings, agencies, etc, is governed in terms of Section 92 of the said Act, which provides for determining the modalities for distributing the personnel between the successor Union Territories by the concerned bodies. The Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, Srinagar is an Autonomous Tertiary Healthcare Institute.
“There is no equivalent organization in the UT of Ladakh to accommodate the employees of the SKIMS and hence, the apportionment of manpower of the employees of the Institute, in terms of Section 92 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019, may not be feasible,” the MoS said in a reply to the Parliament.