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Govt likely to divide JK House in Chandigarh and Amritsar between Ladakh and J&K

Last Updated on June 14, 2020 at 1:47 pm

After it divided the J&K Bhawan situated in Chanakyapuri of New Delhi between the UTs of J&K and Ladakh, the property in Chandigarh is also expected to be divided soon.

JK House in Chandigarh is a six guest rooms and a VIP suite property that is located in House number 37 of sector 5A. The UT also has a building in sector 17 comprising 4 floors and a basement that is rented out to the Ministry of Labour and Employment Bureau, GOI as per the official website of Department of Hospitality and Protocol, J&K.

On the other hand J&K House in Amritsar is located at 2 Court Road comprising of four guest rooms in the main building and three in another building. The premises also include staff quarters and a manager’s residence. The J&K government also owns land at Tapai Road in Amritsar.

Union Home Ministry has recently divided the J&K Bhawan at Delhi between the two UTs that were carved out of the state of J&K on October 31, 2019.

As per the order, the main entrance of the J&K Bhawan from Kautilya Marg in Delhi has been allotted to the UT of Ladakh along with Block-A (with 10 rooms and 4 suites), old Block-B (with 14 rooms and 3 suites), 16 type-B staff quarters and 8 Type C-staff quarters. The UT of J&K has been allotted New Block-B, Block-C and 10 type A staff quarters.

J&K Bhawan at New Delhi and JK House in Chandigarh have always remained mired in controversies due to the severe mismanagement by the employees of the erstwhile government. There have always been allegations of discrimination in allotment of rooms to the people from Jammu and Ladakh region in these properties.