The General Administration Department, Ladakh by virtue of its duties is the nerve center of the administration. It came into existence after the bifurcation of erstwhile state of J&K into UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and UT Ladakh on 31st October, 2019. The Department functions under the supervision and control of the Lieutenant Governor, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor and the Administrative Secretary of GAD.
To ensure highest standards of efficiency, transparency, accountability and citizen-centricity in the UT administration by providing efficient, trained, and committed manpower;
To provide expert consultation, services and solutions in an efficient and citizen-focused manner to the Hill Councils, Division, District and Sub-Divisional level administrative units to enable them delivering efficient public service.
The General Administration Department is mandated with the daunting task of overall Human Resource Management of whole of the UT Administration including departmental re-structuring, cadre review, management of Indian Administrative Service of Ladakh wing of AGMUT Cadre, Ladakh wing of KAS cadre, drafting of recruitment rules, interdepartmental coordination, capacity building and training, public grievance redressal, establishment issues of various departments, coordinating with Ministries in the Govt. of India, implementation of RTI Act, e-governance measures for simple efficient & transparent governance