Shri Lok Nath Sharma led a joint inspection at Eco Heritage Film Village, Yangang today, wherein a theatre was set on fire by unknown miscreants

Namchi, Jan 29 (IPR) Minister, IPR Department, Shri Lok Nath Sharma led a joint inspection at Eco Heritage Film Village, Yangang today, wherein a theatre was set on fire by unknown miscreants on 28th January, 2022.
He was accompanied by MLA Rangang Yangang constituency Smt Raj Kumari Thapa, Advisor, IPR, Shri Birendra Tamling, Chairperson, Sikkim Film Promotion Board Smt. Pooja Sharma, Secretary IPR Smt. Siporah G Targain, Director Smt. Benu Gurung, Joint Director IPR Shri Bishal Khawas, Sub Divisional Magistrate Yangang Smt. Sujata Subba, District Information Officer, South Smt. Deepti Pradhan, SDPO Shri Sonam Y. Thakarpa, SHO Shri Sawan Gurung, AE Tourism Shri Bidhan Sharma, officials and others.
Minister Shri Lok Nath Sharma and the team minutely inspected the indoor theatre which was gutted down to ashes and enquired about the loss of the damaged properties in detail.
Thereafter, the visiting team inspected the infrastructures of Eco Heritage Film Village which were found abandoned and broken down into fragments.
Speaking to the media, Minister Shri Lok Nath Sharma strongly condemned the fire incident that has caused huge damage to the government property.
He also mentioned that the DIO South/IPR had lodged FIR at Yangang police station immediately after the incident and police investigation has already started. He assured that the culprit will be arrested and strict action shall be initiated.
He added that the joint visit was carried out immediately after receiving directives from the Chief Minister to take stock of the situation.
Sikkim is a peace loving state and the present Government always encourages maintenance of sustainable peace and tranquility.
He also expressed displeasure over the abandoned properties of around more than hundred crores after the completion of work in 2016. He also elaborated detail data of the construction work and questioned on leasing out of the assets for twenty five years without completing the official formalities in 2018

The Sikkim Legislative Assembly passed the First Supplementary Demands for Grants

Gangtok, Jan 28 (IPR): The Sikkim Legislative Assembly passed the First Supplementary Demands for Grants of Rs. 30455.34 lakh for the financial year 2021-22 on the Fifth Session (Part II) of the Tenth Assembly held today.
The First Supplementary Demands for Grants 2021-22 of Rs. 30455.34 lakh was passed by the House to meet gross additional expenditure after it was moved for consideration and passing by Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang who is also the Minister-in-Charge of Finance Department, during the Financial Business of the session.
Subsequently, the House also passed the Sikkim Appropriation Bill, Bill No. 01 of 2022 for the First Supplementary Demands for Grants, relating to the Financial Year 2021-22 which was moved for consideration by the Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang, also the Minister-in-Charge of Finance Department.
The Sikkim Appropriation Bill is introduced in pursuance of clause (1) of Article 204 read with Article 205 of the Constitution of India to provide for the appropriation from and out of the Consolidated Fund of the State of Sikkim of the money required to meet the expenditure charged in the Consolidated Fund of the State of Sikkim and Supplementary Grants made by the Sikkim Legislative Assembly for the expenditure of the Government of Sikkim for the remaining part of the financial year 2021-22.
Earlier during the Legislative Business, two Bills were introduced in the House by the concerned Ministers-in-Charge:
1) Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang, who is also the Minister-in-Charge of the Home Department, introduced the Sikkim Police (Amendment) Bill, 2022. (Bill No. 02 of 2022).
The State Government has deemed it expedient to assign and empower the Sikkim Police Accountability Commission to perform the functions of Welfare Officer and Welfare Committee by bringing amendment in section 132 and section 152 of the Sikkim Police Act, 2008.With this object in view, the Bill has been framed.
2) Minister of Land Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha, introduced the Sikkim (Re-organization of Districts) (Amendment) Bill, 2022 (Bill No. 03 of 2022).
The Sikkim (Re-Organisation of Districts) Act, 2021 (Act No 15 of 2021) was notified vide Gazette Notification No 26/L&PAD/2021 dated 13.12.2021. In terms of the provisions of sub-section (3) of Section 1 and vide Notification No.50/LR&DMD/ACQ/GOS dated 20/12/2021, the said Act came into force on 21st December 2021.
In sub-section (2) of Section 3 of the Sikkim (Re-Organisation of Districts) Act, 2021, the words Rangpo Sub-Division and Rongli Sub-Division has been inadvertently left out. Hence it has been felt expedient to insert the words “Rangpo Sub-Division and Rongli Sub-Division” in sub-section (2) of Section 3 of the said Act. With this object in view, this Bill has been framed.
The discussions for consideration and voting for these two Bills will be held in the next sitting.
Thereafter, the House was also informed regarding the withdrawal of the Wildlife (Protection) Act (Amendment) Bill, Bill No. 21 of 2018 by Minister of Forest and Environment Department, Shri Karma Loday Bhutia.
Later, the Chief Minister, also the Minister-in-Charge of Finance Department, tabled two Separate Audit Reports on the floor namely:
i) Separate Audit Reports on the Accounts of Sikkim Power Investment Corporation Limited for the year ended 31 March, 2019 & 2020.
(ii) Separate Audit Report on the Accounts of Sikkim Power Development Corporation Limited for the year ended 31st March, 2020.
Likewise, the Chief Minister who is also the Minister-in-Charge of Finance Department presented and tabled the following reports under Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act:
i) Half Yearly Review Report: 2021-22, Review of the Trends in Receipt and Expenditure in relation to Budget 2021-22.
ii) Evaluation Report of Compliance to Provision of Sikkim FRBM Act Fiscal year 2018-19.
In his valedictory remarks, Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang extended warm greetings of New Year 2022 to the House and the people of Sikkim. He cautioned all on the grave danger posed by the new variant of Covid-19 and requested everyone to strictly follow the safety protocols.
He expressed gratitude to the Speaker and Deputy Speaker for overseeing and systematically conducting the session and thanked the Cabinet Ministers and MLAs for their valuable suggestions and review. His vote of thanks was also extended towards Chief Secretary, DGP, ACS, HoDs and other officials for their role in the session.
Speaker, Shri L.B. Das, in his valedictory address, thanked the Chief Minister, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, government officials and Press media for their active participation and role in the successful completion of the session.
The House was then adjourned Sine-Die by the Speaker

The State Office, Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Ministry of M.S.M.E, Government of India organized a State Level Workshop

Gangtok, Jan 28 (IPR): The State Office, Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Ministry of M.S.M.E, Government of India organized a State Level Workshop on PMEGP at Gangtok, today.
The programme commenced with the lighting of lamp and garlanding of portrait of Mahatma Gandhi by the Chief Guest Additional Chief Secretary, Commerce and Industries Department, Dr. K. Jaya Kumar, in the presence of General Manager, RBI, Shri. K. Pariyer, State Director, KVIC, Smt. Sale Ashuli Pao, Dy. CEO, NEZ, KVIC, Dr. Sukamal Deb, CEO, SKVIB, Shri. Gyurmie Yousal and Regional Manager, SBI, Shri. S.D. Lama.
The welcome address was delivered by Assistant Director, S.O., KVIC, Shri. B.N. Roy. The Executive, S.O., KVIC, Shri. Deepak Verma, Assistant, S.O., KVIC, Shri. Debdulal Sinha and Ex. Junior Executive and Consultant, KVIC, Shri. Sukumar Das felicitated the Chief Guests, Bankers and State Government Officials with mementos.
Smt. Salle Ashuli Pao gave a keynote address regarding PMEGP activities and status of Sikkim. She said that, there are schemes under KVIC which included criteria like, EDP (Entrepreneurship Development Programme) Training, awareness programme, Bankers sanitization by PMEGP and physical verification which checks the performance of the projects.
Shri. Sukumar Das gave a brief PowerPoint presentation on PMEGP and other schemes under which two schemes, PMRY and REGP, were introduced in rural and urban areas.
Dr. Sukamal Deb expressed his gratitude to the Chief Minister and State Government for supporting entrepreneurship. He also said that entrepreneurship plays an important role in the socio-economic development of the State.
He gave a brief explanation about the journey of PMEGP and informed that 7 lakh 9 thousand PMEGP units have been established in the country. PMEGP has given employment to 58 lakh 20 thousand people all over the country.
Shri. Gyurmie Yousal talked about the performance and experience of KVIC under PMEGP. He said, 36 numbers of projects have been sanctioned and dependency of loans in the Banks has been improved. There is a quick response of Banks to the PMEGP, he informed.
General Manager, RBI, Shri. K. Pariyer, briefed about PMEGP and appealed to KVIC to inform people of Sikkim about PMEGP schemes.
Additional Chief Secretary, IAS, Shri. K. Jaya Kumar and General Manager, RBI, Shri. K. Pariyer, had an interactive session with Bankers and entrepreneurs of Sikkim regarding PMEGP.
Additional Chief Secretary Dr. K. Jaya Kumar gave a Presidential speech and summed up the State Level Workshop.
The programme had the presence of Bank fraternities, State Government officials and media personnel.
The programme concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Assistant Director, S.O., KVIC, Shri. B.N. Roy

PRESS RELEASE FROM HOME DEPARTMENT, GOVERNMENT OF SIKKIM

Gangtok, Jan 28: The Martyrs’ Day is observed on 30th January throughout the State with two minutes’ silence in the memory of those who gave their lives in the struggle for India’s freedom. All work and movement including the traffic will stop exactly from 11 am to 11:02 am throughout the State. Wherever available, the commencement and termination of two minutes’ silence period should be indicated by sound of siren. The day will be observed with due solemnity. This year, 30th of January, 2022 being a holiday (Sunday), it has been decided to observe on 31st January, 2022

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DG cum Secretary Health, Dr. Pempa T. Bhutia chaired a meeting on State Advisory Committee

Gangtok, January 28 (IPR): DG cum Secretary Health, Dr. Pempa T. Bhutia chaired a meeting on State Advisory Committee (PC & PNDT Act 1994) at the conference hall, Health Secretariat Tashiling on 27th January, 2022.
The main objective of the meeting was the nomination of State Appropriate Authority.
ADHS/RCH Dr. Anita Bhutia gave a brief report on State Advisory Committee. Further the meeting discussed about the nomination of the new State Appropriate Authority.
Later the meeting also discussed about the registration of the new private USG (ultrasound sonography test) clinic.
The meeting ended with concluding remarks by DG cum Secretary Dr. Pempa T. Bhutia.
The meeting had the presence and participation of PDHS/ RCH, Dr. Phumzay Denzongpa, and officers of Health Department, representatives from Law Department, IPR Department and Lions Club NGO