Hon’ble Chief Minister meets Hon’ble Union Minister of Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, 11 Jun (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) and Hon’ble Minister for Rural Management Development Department, Shri Sonam Lama, visited Hon’ble Union Minister of Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh, today in New Delhi.

The HCM presented the flower bouquet & khada and congratulated Shri Rajnath Singh for the successful completion and for his outstanding achievement during his last tenure and also wished him for the upcoming assignment as Defence Minister, Government of India.

During the meeting, the HCM briefed the Defence Minister about various aspects of the State Government like upgradation of the Pakyong Airport to make it useful and operational throughout the year, compensating for the State government of Sikkim duly against all the lands presently occupied by all the Defence organisations in different parts of Sikkim, providing special quota to the Sikkimese youth in the Defence recruitment process and from Defence point of view strengthening the most peaceful State Sikkim that shares its maximum border with the neighbouring countries on its three sides.

After giving a patient hearing, Shri Rajnath Singh assured to consider all the request towards building Sikkim in the best possible way.

Hon’ble Chief Minister meets Union Home Minister of State of Home Affairs in Delhi

New Delhi, 11 Jun (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) and Hon’ble Minister for Rural Management & Development Department, Shri Sonam Lama, met Union Home Minister of State of Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy, in New Delhi today.

They congratulated Shri Reddy on assuming the charge of the Ministry and for the massive victory of BJP in the recent Lok Sabha election.

The HCM requested Shri Reddy to facilitate the process towards according seat allocation in favour of Limboo and Tamang communities in the Sikkim
Legislative Assembly and towards the consideration of Government of India for giving tribal status to all the 11 left out ethnic communities of Sikkim as existed prior to the merger with India so that they could be given justice and provided with all possible opportunities in future at par with other Tribal communities.

He thanked Ministry of Home Affairs and Shri Reddy for considering the visit of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the head of Kagyu, to visit Sikkim. Shri Reddy heard the demands patiently and assured to consider them and provide all possible cooperation to address them.

Hon’ble Minister Mingma N. Sherpa interacts with Power Grid Corporation officials

Gangtok, 10 Jun (IPR): A meeting chaired by Hon’ble Minister of Energy & Power and Labour Departments, Mr. Mingma N. Sherpa, with the officials of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. was held on 9th June at Jalipool Power Grid Guest House.

The meeting held with an objective to review and take stock of the power distribution system in the State of Sikkim under Comprehensive Scheme for Strengthening of Transmission & Distribution System had the presence of Executive Director Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Mr. N.K. Ohdar, Senior General Manager (Rangpo station), Mr. C. Nandi, Deputy G.M. (Tokal station), Mr. H. Jena, G.M. (Gangtok station), Mr. S.K. Purokyastha, and Chief Manager (Mangan station), Mr. H.P. Gurung, alongside Engineers deputed at Power Grid Corporation.

The Minister reviewed the status of affairs of all Power Grid Corporation office set-ups based within Sikkim and thoroughly examined the project status of the ongoing projects in the state. Similarly, assessment and compensation issues, speedy forest clearances in order to resume tower erection and transmission line work, sub-station composition and current vacancies in respective stations were discussed extensively.

Mr. Sherpa also looked into the pressing demands of lack of Field Engineers required for projects across Sikkim and assured all help to resolve genuine matters on a timely manner. He was also apprised about the structure of the High Level Implementation Committee.

A second meeting with the members of the committee in the month of July to discuss the progress of work, status of work undertaken by Power Grid Corporation Sikkim will be pursued, stated the Minister.

DTFI for Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign ’19 held at Gyalshing DAC

Gyalshing, 10 Jun (IPR): The coordination meeting regarding District Task Force for immunization (DTFI) for Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign 2019 under District Hospital, Gyalshing was held at the conference hall of District Administration Centre (DAC) in Rabdentse,West Sikkim today.

The meeting was presided over by Additional District Collector, West, Mr. Karma L. Lepcha, along with Chief Medical Officer, West, Dr. Tsheten Namgyal, District Reproductive Child Health Officer, Dr. Anusha Lama, Senior Welfare Officer, Mr. S.K. Alley, Child Development Project Officer, Mr. H.B. Shanker, Deputy Director, Human Resource Development Department, Mrs. K.D. Bhutia, Dy. Director (HRDD), Mr. P.L. Limboo, and other officials.

During the meeting, a detailed discussion was held on MR vaccination campaign implementation strategy besides other key aspects of the vaccination campaign in the district.

The ADC asked all the line departments, educational institutions and other related departments to extend their full cooperation and support within their respective jurisdictions to ensure successful conduct of the campaign.

He instructed the Education, ICDS Departments to furnish the list of students to the Health Department well in advance so that no child is left without vaccination and ensure enormous support from the District administration.

At the outset, Mrs. Lama (DRCHO) informed the meeting that in order to ensure proper implementation of the vaccination campaign the collective and effective involvement of all the departments is very important. She asked all the departments to come forward with committed effort in order to achieve the objective of the campaign i.e to rapidly build up immunity for both measles and rubella diseases and ensure that all the children should receive MR vaccine during the campaign.

Stressing on spreading mass awareness regarding the vaccination, she emphasized on circulating informative materials at public places and asked the IPR Department to make an optimal use of effective communication tools such as social media, electronic media, print media, etc.

She further informed about the involvement of the services of ASHA and Anganwadi workers for the campaign. The training of the required staff to ensure the hassle-free conduct of vaccination campaign was also stressed upon.

The vaccination campaign will be started after summer vacations in the district. The campaign will be carried out in schools, community centers and health facilities. All children from 09 months to less than 15 years of age will be given a single shot of Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination during the campaign.

Pertinently, the Measles-Rubella campaign is a part of global efforts to reduce illness and deaths due to measles and rubella/CRS in the country. India, along with ten other WHO South East Asia Region member countries, has resolved to eliminate measles and control rubella/congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by 2020.

Hon’ble CM to attend NITI Aayog meet on 13 Jun in New Delhi

Siliguri, 10 Jun (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) arrived at Bagdogra Airport today from Gangtok. He was received by officials from different departments at the airport. The CM leaves for New Delhi for a six-daylong official tour. He will be attending the NITI Aayog meeting which is scheduled to be held on 13 Jun. During his stay, he will also call on Central leaders, it was informed.

Press Release from District Legal Services Authority (South)

Yangang, 09 June: District Legal Services Authority (South) and Taluk Legal Services Committee (South) in coordination with the Sikkim State Legal Services Authority organized a Legal Services Camp at Government Senior Secondary School, Yangang, South Sikkikm on 09.06.2019.

The purpose of a Legal Services Camp is to spread awareness about welfare legislations on various Schemes and to strengthen the community’s access to the schemes being implemented by the Legal Services Authority and other Departments of the Government.

The aim is also to identify and connect people to welfare schemes to ensure that fruits of the welfare schemes are passed on to the eligible people. The Camp also looks upon understanding the legal needs of the people by addressing their legal problems and giving appropriate legal advice.

Today’s camp focused mainly on NALSA (Legal Services to the Workers in the Unorganized Sector) Scheme, 2015.

The programme was launched by the Ld. Chairman, DLSA (South) Mr. Jiwan Kumar Kharka in the presence of Secretary DLSA (South), Ms. Jwala D. Thapa. Also present were Ld. Panel Advocates, Mr Bhim S. Pradhan, Ms Sushila Thapa and Mr. Manoj Subba, Doctors and Medical team from Kins Hospital Siliguri (focusing on orthopedic, general medicine and diabetic checkup), P.I., Mr. Chandan Chettri (SHO Ravangla Police Station), S.I., Mr. C.K. Subba (Yangang Out Post), Ms. Arpana Karthak and Ms. Sita Chettri from Social Welfare Department (South), Mr. Basant Kumar Rai from Labour Department (South), Mr. Laxuman Tamang (School Vice Principal In-Charge), Ms. Raj Kumari Thapa (Area MLA Yangang), Ms. Ranjita Gurung (Ex-Para Legal Volunteer of DLSA South), Panchayat President Yangang, Mr. Lakho Tshering Lepcha, Panchayat Vice President Yangang, Mr. Jairam Gupta (Para-Legal Volunteer, DLSA South) and students of the School and the local gentries of Yangang, South Sikkim.

During the programme, two video clips were shown to the public broadcasting the benefits of National Legal Services Authority and Sikkim State Legal Services Authority. Stalls had been set up with representatives from the Health Department, Social Justice Empowerment and Welfare Department, Police Department and Labor Department giving out information relating to various relevant schemes from each of their Departments.

The Ld. Panel Advocates also disbursed information on the legal services provided by the SSLSA and DLSA, specifically Free Legal Aid. The health camp also provided check-up, diagnosis as well as advice to the attendees.
There were more than 400 person who attended the program and received benefits from the camp.

Members of Sikkim Women’s Council meet Hon’ble CM

Gangtok, 09 Jun (IPR): Members of Sikkim Women’s Council met Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) today. The 14-member delegation led by President, Smt Rukmini Sharma, placed major demand of providing an office premises for the organisation. They also informed about the various activities which is being carried by the Council and briefed about the numerous areas where they focus such as women empowerment and other social causes.

The CM also informed them about the various programmes of the State government and further assured all possible support from their side.

Hon’ble Chief Justice, HCS, Justice Bist, visits Ravangla

Namchi, 09 Jun (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim, Justice Vijai Kumar Bist, arrived at Power Guest House in Ravangla today. Upon his arrival, the Chief Justice was given the guard of honour by Sikkim Police led by Mr. Prakash Tiwari.

He was accompanied by Registrar General, Mr. N.G. Sherpa, Principal Secretary to the Chief Justice, Ms. Jyoti Kharka, Officer on Special Duty, Ms. Subarna Rai, alongside District and Sessions Judge (South), Mr. Jiwan Kharga, and other officials from District Court, Namchi.

It maybe mentioned here, the Chief Justice was on a two-daylong tour to South and West Sikkim wherein he visited various Sub-division Courts.

Hon’ble CM Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) visits Rongyek Central Jail

Gangtok, 09 Jun (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) made a surprise visit to the Rongyek Central Jail today and took stock of every necessity and also enquired about the well being of the inmates there.

He was welcomed by Jailer, Shri Vinod Tamang, and was accompanied by the staff and the local people who warmly welcomed the CM.

The CM assured all possible support from the State government which included discussion of urgent issues and necessary help such as for repair work, gym facilities and allowance.

Hon’ble Chief Justice, HCS, Justice Vijai Kumar Bist, visits West Sikkim

Gyalshing, 08 Jun (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim, Justice Vijai Kumar Bist, visited West Sikkim. He was accompanied by Registrar General, HCS, Mr. N.G. Sherpa, Principal Secretary to the Chief Justice, Ms. Jyoti Kharka, and Officer on Special Duty, HCS, Ms. Subarna Rai.

Justice Bist visited the Court of Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate, Jorethang Sub Division, Court of Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate, Soreng Sub-divisions and the District and Sessions Court, Gyalshing in West Sikkim wherein he also met with the District Collector, West, SDPO, West and interacted with the staff and Bar members.

The Chief Justice is scheduled to visit places of interests in West Sikkim tomorrow after which he along with his entourage will be headed to Gangtok via Ravangla, South Sikkim.