In a significantly historic decision, the Governor Administration in Jammu and Kashmir have created a separated division for Ladakh, which was earlier a part of Kashmir.
According to reports, the Ladakh division will have a full administrative and revenue division at par with the other two divisions. It will have its own Divisional Commissioner and Inspector General of Police. The division will include Leh and Kargil districts with its headquarters at Leh.
This decision was long due as the Ladakhi people have been requesting for a separate division for quite a while now. Apparently, it used to be very inconvenient for them to travel all the way to Srinagar to get any official work done. Reports also add that the people suggested that since Ladakh has unique topographic conditions, it should be given special status.
This decision has been welcomed by all major political parties, including the BJP and the Congress. Former CM OF J&K also laid out another possible decision on Twitter.
After the elections of 2019 should the people of J&K repose faith in @JKNC_ our government will grant division status to Chenab valley & Pir Panchal regions as already laid out in our regional autonomy promise.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 8, 2019
Reportedly, a committee has been formed by the Governor Administration which is headed by Principal Secretary to plan out everything else from staff roles, posts, duties and locations for offices.