Media delegates from Mizoram meet Chief Secretary and IPR Secretary

Gangtok, 01 Feb (IPR): A team of ten journalists from Mizoram led by two officers of the Department of Information & Public Relations, Government of Mizoram, are on a four-day exposure visit to the State of Sikkim. The team reached the State capital on the evening of 31st January.

The visiting team called on Chief Secretary Shri A.K. Shrivastava in his office this afternoon. The Chief Secretary welcomed the delegates with traditional silk scarves and interacted with them. He apprised the team about the array of developmental works being undertaken by the State Government. He also gave a brief insight into the functioning of the media in the State.

The visiting delegates, in turn, shared that the purpose of their visit was to get a first-hand knowledge of the successful initiatives of the Government of Sikkim. They also expressed their desire to learn about the working methods of the State IPR Department and the media fraternity. The meeting also had the presence of Director, IPR, Smt Parinita Lama.

The team then visited Soochna Bhawan, Tadong, where they met and interacted with Secretary IPR Smt Sherap Shenga and officers of the Department.

The Secretary briefed them about the role of the Department in the dissemination of information related to the Government. She also shared the activities of each of the sections of the Department. The Secretary and officers of the Department took note of some of the unique initiatives and good practices of DIPR, Mizoram. The team then visited each section and understood their functioning closely.

The team from Mizoram is led by Information & Public Relations Officer, DIPR Mizoram, Shri Andrew H. Lalremruata and his colleague Dr. Lallawmkima, IPR Officer, and comprises of ten senior journalists representing leading vernacular newspapers and television channels in Mizoram. The team will meet and interact with the Members of the Press Club of Sikkim on Saturday and will visit the landmark Nathula Pass on Sunday.

Voter Helpline Toll-Free Number 1950 functional from today

Gangtok, 01 Feb (IPR): The voter helpline toll free number 1950 officially started functioning from today. The helpline number 1950 was launched by the Office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on the occasion of 9th National Voters’ Day at Chintan Bhawan on 25 January last month.

Now with the functioning of 1950 toll-free number, any citizen can call with an inquiry with EPIC Number their Electoral Registration, Form Status, Polling Station, Assembly Constituency, Electoral Officer and other election related issues at any time between 9 am to 6 pm in all working days.

“By using the toll free helpline number, people of all the four district of Sikkim can register their grievances and problems to the CEO office. It is now easy for the voters and election commission to redress the grievance on time. It will ensure that voters get all information about their election related issue within minutes. The helpline number and other online portal have made grievances redressal faster and easier” stated Additional CEO, Mrs Roshni Rai.

Additional CEO further mentioned that if CEO office received any complaint and grievances related to ECI, then CEO Office will forward the same to National Grievance Redressal System of ECI.

By using this helpline number people can give suggestions, feedback, or share information and register any complaint related to election.

Second day of TTF held at SIRD Karfectar

Jorethang, 01 Feb (IPR): The second day of the Training for Trainers Facilitators (TTF) is being held at the conference hall of Sikkim Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Karfectar today. This training is held under the direction of Election Commission of India (ECI) with Mr. Nilay Majumdar and Mr. Sanjiv Deb from Hero Mindmine as resource persons.