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India-Tibet-Rehabilitation-PolicyBangalore – Home Kalon Dolma Gyari concluded a successful visit to Bangalore, meeting with heads of several key departments of the Karnataka Government and Tibetan Settlement Officers in South India to appeal for the implementation of the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy.

During Kalon's meetings, she urged the State Government to initiate the implementation of the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy – 2014 in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Government of India. To which the Chief Secretary of the Home Department immediately acquiesced, asking the concerned State Departments, such as Revenue, Housing and Deputy Commissioner of Mysore District, to accelerate their work on the policy, the Tibetan administration media reported.

The State Government's Home Department also agreed to the Home Kalon's request to look into the possibility of simplifying the application process for an Identity Certificate and will issue a fresh notice in order to expedite NORI inquiries.

Other pressing issues that the Home Kalon tackled included working with the Secretary of Forest Department. to lease deeds with Tibetans. The Forest Department issued a Government Gazette order copy which all state Government Departments are required to abide. Kalon Dolma Gyari was delighted with the issuance of this order and expressed her sincere gratitude to the Forest Department and the concerned officials who had worked on this order.

The Settlement Officers of Bylakuppe and Co-operative Societies sought Kalon's assistance in regards to a submitted proposal for the construction of two roads in Bylakuppe. The construction of these roads is of priority, as they lead to the monasteries His Holiness the Dalai Lama is due to visit in December 2015. She further spoke to the concerned Karnataka Government Department officials about the importance of repairing these roads and requested them to grant this on priority basis, to which they agreed to look into this matter and do their best to sanction the grant.

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