Tribune press service
Mandi, November 22
The demand to set up a mini-secretariat in Keylong in the district of Lahaul and Spiti has been on fire for nine years. Local residents urged the government to build the mini-secretariat to provide offices to different departments under one roof.
According to the residents of Lahaul and Spiti, at present the government offices are located in private buildings in different places. As a result, people have to travel long distances from office to office for various jobs. This takes lots of time. If the state government builds the mini-secretariat, it will be a huge relief for them.
Ramesh Kumar Rulba, former president of Lahaul and Spiti Zila Parishad, said: “During my tenure as president of Zila Parishad Lahaul and Spiti, I raised the issue with the district administration and the government, but in vain “.
Congress spokesman Anil Sehgal said: “This is a long-standing demand from residents of the district, which should be met as a matter of priority. With the exception of Lahaul and Spiti, each district has a mini-secretariat ”.
“If the government fails to complete the project on time, Congress will hold a protest in Keylong,” he adds.
No progress since the laying of the first stone
On September 8, 2012, then Prime Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal laid the foundation stone for the project. However, since then no progress has been made on the project. – Ramesh Kumar Rulba, former president of Lahaul and Spiti zila parishad