New Delhi, July 29: Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi, who is on her first visit to the national capital after taking over her current assignment recently, met the Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh on Thursday.During the meeting, Bedi discussed with him wide range of issues pertaining to administrative postings and new initiatives undertaken by her in Puducherry. She also handed over proposals for starting new programs in Puducherry in the areas of Space technology and other scientific streams.
Singh appreciated the pro-active steps taken by Kiran Bedi within a short span of seven weeks ever since she took over as the Lieutenant Governor. He particularly complimented her for the widely acclaimed sanitation drive and encroachment clearance work undertaken by her with active involvement of the civil society.
Singh agreed with Bedi's contention that the vacancy of Resident Commissioner at Puducherry House in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi should be filled up as soon as possible . He said, with a Resident Commissioner in place in the national capital, it would be easy for her office in Puducherry to liaison with various Ministries in the Central Government.
Singh also received a proposal from Bedi for starting a Space Technology programme in Puducherry. He said, he will ask Chairman ISRO Prof. Kiran Kumar to explore the possibilities of further headway. Bedi also handed over to Singh a pictorial book depicting the changes brought about by her under the category ‘Before & Now’ in the sanitation and environment cleaning work in the Union Territory of Puducherry. She told Dr Jitendra Singh that her office will keep in regular touch with him for follow-up at different levels.