Press Release by Pritam Lama accredited reporter from Yoksum Tashiding Constituency

SLA Hon’ble Deputy speaker -Cum- MLA Shri Sangay Lepcha Inspects progress of Infrastructure works in Yuksam-Tashiding.
GYALSHING, May 24 (IPR): Sikkim Legislative Assembly Hon’ble Deputy Speaker -Cum-Area MLA Shri Sangay Lepcha led a joint inspection visit to Yuksam and Tashiding today to expedite progress of bazar beautification works.
MLA Shri Lepcha was accompanied by UD&HD-SE Keshav Niroula, Yuksam SDM Tshering T. Bhutia, UD&HD-AE Pramod Das, Local panchayats, Contractors and others.
The MLA led team inspected Tashiding and Yuksam bazar extensively and directed the officials of concerned department to accelerate the bazar beautification works. He stressed that the work must be carried out with the best workmanship and quality aspect must not be compromised.
Earlier, the MLA checked the quality of road blacktopping from Yuksam to Tsong

The first District Level Meeting of Narco Co-ordination Centre was held in the office of Distric Collector, Mangan

24th May, Mangan ( IPR): The first District Level Meeting of Narco Co-ordination Centre was held in the office of Distric Collector, Mangan today.
Along with DC Mangan,Shri. A.B. Karki, the meeting had the presence of ADC North, Shri. Sonam Lepcha, SP North, Shri. T. N. Gyatso, representatives of Northern Riders Motorcycle Club, Chathang Yargay Association and Pentok Welfare Association along with officials of concerned line departments.
The meeting was organised in order to discuss relevant data and presentation pertinent to works related in field of drug abuse management in the district. Effective coordination amongst the Drug law enforcement agencies as well as departments dealing with the supply, demand and harm reduction aspects of drugs problems was done.
DC, Mangan, in his address mentioned that such meetings regarding the drug issues will be conducted again and will require the involvement of Panchayats, Forest Department , Councillors, Hardware Shops and Chemists. He talked about the need to make the district Nasha Mukt and said that Gram Sabha will be held in rural areas and the GPU that will be declared Nasha Mukt, Drug free will be awarded

Awareness programme under Swaccha Bharat Mission was organised at Dochum Junior High School at 42-Sirwani GPU at Khamdong

Gangtok, 24th May (IPR): Awareness programme under Swaccha Bharat Mission was organised at Dochum Junior High School at 42-Sirwani GPU at Khamdong, today.
The occasion was graced by the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim, Shri. Ganga Prasad as the Chief Guest. In his speech the Governor stressed on the importance of Swaccha Bharat Mission and on creating more awareness in the State. The Governor also granted ₹5,00,000/- (Rupees five lakh) for the renovation of the Dochum Jr. High School Auditorium.
Programme also had the presence of ADC Development, Joint Director, Gram Panchayat and BDO, Khamdong.
Shri. Bimal Lamichaney (Brand Ambassador, State SBM, Sikkim) in his welcome speech spoke about the programme and Swaccha Bharat Mission.
A cultural programme was also organised by the school and other organisations.
Brand Ambassador, North East, Shri. Sotai Kri. was also present in the programme and graced the occasion with a short speech.
Vote of thanks was presented by BDO, Khamdong, Shri. Tikendra Sharma.
Plantation and Safai Abhyaan were also carried out as a part of the programme

Press Note issued by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Gangtok

6th State Level Coordination Committee (SLCC) Meeting for the State of Sikkim
The 6th State Level Coordination Committee (SLCC) Meeting was conducted by Reserve Bank of India, Gangtok on May 23, 2022 at Lemon Tree Hotel, Gangtok.
The meeting was Chaired by Shri S. C. Gupta, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Sikkim and convened by Shri Kesavan Ramchandran, Regional Director (RD), RBI, Kolkata.
The other participants in the meeting were Shri Kishore Pariyar, GM & O-i-C,RBI, Gangtok, Secretary-cum-LR, Law Department, Comptroller-cum-Secretary, Finance Department; DIGP, Range, DIGP, Special Branch, SP, CID and Director, Information & Public Relations Department.The meeting was also attended by senior officials from Registrar of Companies (RoC), Kolkata and SEBI, Kolkata.
Shri Kishore Pariyar, GM & O-i-C, RBI, Gangtok welcomed all participants and informed that this forum was constituted for concerted / co-ordinated action by the regulatory authorities / agencies against delinquent NBFCs and unincorporated bodies and monitoring compliance with the orders of the Company Law Board passed against some of the NBFCs, cooperation among regulators, information sharing among members to identify regulatory gaps and overlaps at the very earliest and take immediate corrective action, co-ordinated action by regulators where jurisdiction is not limited to a single regulator, protection of customers against unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices, review and facilitate faster action on issues of mutual interest, create investor awareness etc.
In his opening remarks, RD, RBI, Kolkata mentioned the objective of the joint forum and importance of holding such meetings in periodical intervals. He also mentioned about RBI’s “Sachet Portal” which is an initiative of the SLCC to curb the illegal acceptance of deposits by unscrupulous entities. Shri M. Thapa, SP, CID apprised the house regarding the statistics on cyber cases registered in the state. He also mentioned about the new National Helpline Number 1930, through which complaints on cybercrime can also be registered.
Government of India has passed an umbrella act called Implementation of Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes (BUDS) Act, 2019.The Chief Secretary gave direction to frame rules for the State of Sikkim in this regard to protect the gullible investors.
In order to keep track of the complaints against incidents of unauthorized acceptance of deposits by unscrupulous entities, Chief Secretary directed to form a Sub-Committee of SLCC to be chaired by IG,CID with members from Finance Department, Law Department, RBI, SEBI, RoC, IRDAI.
The Chief Secretary mentioned that awareness among the citizen to prevent unauthorised deposits by unscrupulous entities is the need of the hour and accordingly he advised that, RBI, State Government, SEBI, RoC should work together to spread awareness among the masses

Road and Dam-site Inspection by DC Soreng and Officials from District Administrative Centre, Soreng

Soreng, May 24 (IPR): A daylong local tour to inspect the alarming landslides situated along the state highway between Pipalay and Baiguney was conducted by the DC Soreng Shri Bhim Thatal and other Officials. His team included ADC Soreng Shri Dhiraj Subedi, SDM Soreng Shri Ranjan Rai, RO/AD (LR&DM) Shri B.B. Rai, SI Naya Bazar PS Shri Rinzing Lepcha along with the officials from Department of LR&DM and Roads and Bridges.
During the inspection of the landslides many concerning issues especially during the Monsoon season, such as the houses at close proximity of the landslides, inconvenience to be faced by the commuter, traffic congestion and other issues were highlighted and discussed thoroughly by the visiting delegates. DC Shri Thatal enquired all the properties located in and around the landslide zone. He has asked the concerned department to provide another temporary alternative for those who might have to be shifted, if and when needed. Regarding the issues related to traffic, he directed the concerned to construct speed-breakers along the length of the road wherever necessary and as per the prevailing rules. Adding to this, he has instructed the police authorities to take stern actions against over speeding vehicles and drivers who are engaged on their phones while driving. Simultaneously, the personnel at the fuel pump have also been asked to submit a weekly report on availed stock to the Disaster Management Office for the purpose of rationing during the monsoon season.
Next the entourage visited construction dam site of Reshi along with the NHPC officials. He directed the officials to provide proper drainage system and to widen pedestrian walk-in road diversion tunnel of Reshi. He interacted and inquired Deputy Engineer of the Hydel project to submit identity documents of labours to Reshi bazar police station for proper record keeping. The team then visited the desilting chambers on the damsite and other adjacent areas of the Project. He has also instructed the site manager of the NHPC to ensure strict adherence to the labour laws and stipulated standards concerning the working hours and over-time works