100% physical verification of EVMs and VVPATs

Namchi, 23rd April (IPR): 100% physical verification of EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail) using mobile application was demonstrated at strong room established at the premises of the South District Administration Centre today. Present during the verification were SDM (HQ) Mr. Sunil Mothey, Ms. Tripti H. Subba (Under Secretary, Election), Mr. Arun Thatal (SDPO), Rajeev Rai (DIO, NIC) and Officials from election departments and representatives from various political party.

At, the onset of the verification process SDM (HQ) presented a brief about the working of the mobile application and VVPATs. He also added that use of VVPAT during the elections clears uncertainty amongst the public about the effective working of EVMs.

Additionally, US Election spoke in detail about the functioning of the Mobile Application which is equipped with modern technological facility in order to ensure error free recording of EVM and VVPAT.

The team tested the EVMs in the presence of representatives of political parties, election officials and that the same will continue till 24th April, followed which a report will be sent to CEO Sikkim and ECI as per directions.

The Court complex and residential bungalow of Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate, Soreng, West Sikkim was inaugurated

Soreng, 21st April: The Court complex and residential bungalow of Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate, Soreng, West Sikkim was inaugurated today by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Satish Kumar Agnihotri, Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim in the presence of Hon’ble Mrs. Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bhaskar Raj Pradhan, Judges, High Court of Sikkim and Hon’ble Minister Mr. R.B Subba, Law and Legislative, Parliamentary Affairs, Sports and Youth Affairs and Human Resources Development Department.
The foundation stone for the Court complex was laid down on 30th May 2015 and construction has been completed now and handed over.
While congratulating the Government, Hon’ble the Chief Justice requested the Government to provide ministerial staff and other infrastructures for the Courts so that justice can be delivered speedily and without any hindrance.
While highlighting on the growing number of cases under POCSO Act, he stated that children are the vulnerable section of our society and it is our moral obligation and duty to protect them.



Gangtok, April 18: (IPR) The Government of Sikkim will be lauded once again by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India when he will hand over six (6) National Awards in different categories to the representatives from the Directorate of Panchayati Raj, RM&DD and Rural Local Bodies in Jabalpur ,Madhya Pradesh on the occasion of National Panchayat Raj Day on the 24th of April 2018.

Sikkim managed to secure the first position among the first category States for excellence in implementation of e-Panchayat initiatives.

Besides, Sikkim has bagged one of the three National Awards for effective implementation of Gram Pnchayat Development Plan in the very first year of the institution of such an Award by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.

1. e-Puraskar: First Prize under Category I to the State
2. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP) to South District Zilla Panchayat
3. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP) to Martam Gram Panchayat Unit, West Sikkim
4. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP) for Namphing Gram Panchayat, South Sikkim
5. Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar (NDRGGSP) to Gram Panchayats for outstanding performance of Gram Sabha GPDP Award to Tingvong Gram Panchayat, North Sikkim
6. Gram Panchayat Development Plan Award to Maniram Phalidara Gram Panchayat, South Sikkim

The delegates will be leaving for Jabalpur to attend the two day event starting from the 23rd with a Maha Panchayat wherein 2-3 Panchayat Presidents of Sikkim will be participating in the Panel Discussions on various aspects of PRIs. This will be followed by the Awards ceremony on the 24th of April 2018 which is also celebrated by PRIs across the country as National Panchayat Raj Day.

(As per Press Release issued by Directorate of Panchayati Raj, RM&DD, Government of Sikkim).

Swatch Bharat Parv was observed in North Sikkim

Mangan 18 April:(IPR): As part of the Gram Swaraj Abhayan special intervention programme which is in effect from 14th April to 05th May, Swatch Bharat Parv was observed with massive cleanliness drive in all offices, schools and GPUs to retain the ODF status in North Sikkim. A review meeting was held with the Central monitors at the chamber of the District Collector North regarding the implementation of the Gram Swaraj Abhayan. The Meeting was attended by ADC(Dev), SE(Power), CMO (N), all BDOs and Bazaar Inpector (MNP).