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Kiran Bedi calls on Dr Jitendra

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NEW DELHI: Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi, who is on her first visit to the Union Capital after taking over her current assignment recently, on Thursday called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh, and 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 programmes in Puducherry in the areas of space technology and other scientific streams.
Dr Jitendra 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 with a Civil Services Officer, preferably an IAS officer, of calibre.
He said, with a Resident Commissioner in place in the Union Capital, it would be easy for her office in Puducherry to liaison with various ministries in the Government of India.
Dr Jitendra Singh also received a proposal from Kiran Bedi for starting a space technology programme in Puducherry. He said, he will ask Chairman ISRO Prof. Kiran Kumar to get in touch with her and if needed, visit Puducherry to explore the possibilities of further headway.
Kiran Bedi also handed over to Dr Jitendra Singh a pictorial book depicting the changes brought about by her under the category ‘Before and Now’ in the sanitation and environment cleaning work in the Union Territory of Puducherry.

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