Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P.S. Tamang (Golay) attends swearing-in ceremony of Hon’ble PM at New Delhi

New Delhi, 30 May (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim, Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay), attended the Swearing-In-Ceremony of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi this evening. He was also accompanied by MP, Shri Indra Hang Subba.

The CM congratulated Shri Modi and extended his warm greetings and best wishes. He stated that India had achieved greater success under his leadership and he extended his full cooperation in building a brighter and stronger nation.

Each Friday, Field Day conducted at Upper Dzongu

Mangan, 30 May: Each Friday, Field Day was conducted today at Upper Dzongu by District Collector, Shri Raj Yadav, IAS, under Dzongu Block with SDM-Dzongu, DFO-Forest, Additional Director-SSDMA, Joint Director-Mines & Geoglogy, DPO-North, BDO-Dzongu, AE Roads, CDPO Dzongu and other field Officers and Staffs.

During the visit, the following decisions were taken by the team:

  1. Road condition between Sangkhalang Bridge to CWC is found in very bad condition therefore one meeting was conducted with GREF. Assurance work will be taken up tomorrow onwards for making it jeepable and issue of Ringh Khola Bridge was also taken up in this meeting.
    a) Aproach road from main road to SDM office(Djongu) and BDO office(Djongu) is in very bad condition due mud & debris, therefore same will be made cemented as per decision taken on spot in convergence with DLRC & MGNERGA.
    b) One computer set, tables and chairs were already given to SDM office,Djongu for staff as per need.
    c) Nearby Ground of SDM office found very dirty So staff have been directed to clean immediately. Repair of approach road from SDM office,Djongu to play ground was also sanctioned on spot So that same ground can be used for parking of vehicles.
    d) Strech of passingdong main road found damaged due to landslide nearby SDM office Djongu, will also be started by coming week as informed by A.E Road.
    a) Due to heavy rainfall there was landslide happened at Passingdong PHC therefore protection wall was sanctioned on spot in convergence with MGNERGA & DLRC.
    b) Issue of drainage at Passingdong PHC will also be solved by coming week as informed by A.E Road.
    c) There was water supply issue at Passingdong PHC, therefore 5 coils of poly pipes were sanctioned for temporary water supply.
  4. New constructed Lingtem road was found damaged, therefore AE Road has been directed to stop the final bill till the completion of work in satisfactory manner.
  5. Due to heavy rainfall near passingdong Sec School(Passingdong bazar) public are facing problem with drainage system therefore one culvert has been sanctioned on spot to ensure proper drainage system, work will be started from 10th June,2019 as informed by A.E Roads.
  6. Upper Passingdong ICDS was damaged due to natural calamity therefore a protection wall sanctioned in convergence with MGNERGA and DLRC on spot.
    a) It should be noted that Tingvong GPU is cut off therefore During the visit alternate site was verified by all the engineers and public of area to construct aproach road and bridge. The site was found feasible and concerned department will provide estimate within a week. The work will be started as soon as possible by the team.
    b) During the visit it is found that river wave is hitting the base of suspension foot bridge therefore it is decided that stream will be diverted to stop future damage to the suspension foot bridge. Work will be started by Road dept within week as assured. All works will be followed up in coming week and next visit.

Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight Programme under NHM launched at Mangan District Hospital

Mangan, 30 May (IPR): District Hospital Mangan, Government of Sikkim launched an Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight Programme under National Health Mission here at DAC conference hall in Mangan today.

Diarrhea is the leading cause of illness and death in children, therefore, launching of Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight aims to create awareness to achieve zero child deaths due to diarrhea. The main purpose of the programme was also to spread awareness about diarrhea caused by Rota virus, Rubella, Measles.

The programme which began on 28 May will continue till 08 June. During the fortnight programme, Aaganwadi workers and ASHA workers will make door to door visit to distribute ORS, zinc tablets and impart lesson on hand wash techniques to the general public.

Chief Medical Officer, North, Dr. D.C. Sharma, DRCHO/N, Dr. P.K. Basnett, Joint Director, HRDD/N, Mrs. Deelak Pradhan, SDM, Mangan, Mr. Samdup Bhutia, Dr. Roshan Chettri (Pediatrician), HE/N, Mr. Rinchen Namgyal Bhutia, CDPOs and Accredited Social Health Activists , Aaganwadi workers, ANMs and health workers of district hospital attended the Launching event.

The programme also demonstrated the preparation of ORS and six point hand wash technique by members of the Aaganwadi and ASHA workers.

During the orientation session, Dr. Basnett instructed all ASHA and Aaganwadi worker to establish ORS and Zinc corner at Schools and their respective centre and called all the stakeholders to put collective effort on cleaning the community water tanks as to eradicated water born diseases.

Further, she talked about a mild disease like Measles & Rubella (MR). She informed that MR vaccine will be launched shortly.

She stated that women who get infected by MR during pregnancy have a greater chance of having serious health problem with their new born baby. All young women must be aware of this disease and get the vaccine as soon as possible, she added.

Dr. Roshan Chettri talked about Rota virus which causes diarrhea and leads high mortality rate in children under the age of 2 years old.

He informed that the state health department is all set to introduce Rota vaccine shortly across the state which will cure the diarrhea caused by rotavirus in children.

Rotavirus vaccine currently being supplied under universal immunization programme is five drops given orally. Rotavirus vaccine will be administered to infants in three dose schedule at six, ten and fourteen weeks along with others universal immunization programme.

Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P.S. Golay visits IRBn Camp at Delhi

New Delhi, 30 May (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P.S. Golay who is in Delhi presently to attend the swearing-in of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited the IRBn camp based at Wazirabad in Delhi today.

Shri PS Golay was accorded a very warm welcome wherein he received the guard of honour, he then interacted with the Jawans and enquired about their well beings whereby he assured them total support and full cooperation.

This was a historic visit wherein the CM had visited the IRBn camp for the first time in the last 22 years. The Jawans expressed their happiness and thanked the CM for visiting them and listening to their grievances. Shri P.S. Golay also met the CO of IRBn who placed forward their demands which was assured to be fulfilled positively at the earliest.

The CM thanked the Jawans for their extraordinary service to the State and the nation and assured to extend all possible support from his end. He also stated that they had set an exemplary example and that IRBn and Sikkim Police should continue to be the smartest police force in the country.

Shri Sangay Lepcha sworn-in as the Pro Tem Speaker at Raj Bhawan

Gangtok, 28 May (IPR): MLA Shri Sangay Lepcha from Yuksam Tashiding Constituency was administered Oath of Office as the Pro Tem Speaker for Sikkim Legislative Assembly by Hon’ble Governor Shri Ganga Prasad at New Raj Bhawan today.

Earlier, the Chief Secretary sought permission of the Governor to proceed with the ceremony of Swearing-In of Pro Tem Speaker and read out the warrant of appointment.

The Governor administered the oath to the Pro Tem Speaker in the presence of the Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang(Golay), Council of Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary, HODs and other government officials.

After the ceremony was closed, the Pro Tem Speaker was congratulated by the dignitaries with khadas.


Gangtok, May 27 (IPR): The Government led by Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay), President of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) took oath today and was pleased to take following decisions in public interest:-

• Shri Sangay Lepcha, MLA, Tashiding-Yuksam will be the candidate for the post of Pro tem Speaker and is likely to be administered the oath by Governor of Sikkim on 28/05/2019.

• A white paper will be prepared Department wise on pending bills, fund requirements, liabilities, bank loans, revenue potential etc.

• In order to provide “care” and “cure” to the government employees the Government has decided to declare a five days a week with immediate effect. As a result, only Mondays to Fridays will be working days, from 10 AM to 4.30 PM with the provision for half an hour lunch break from 1 to 1.30 PM. It will be applicable to Secretariat and District Offices only. Strict action will be taken against those not found in offices after reporting for work. The Government Schools, however, will work from Monday to Friday between 10 AM to 4 PM.

• The Ruling Party wishes to express its gratitude to voters, employees, press, Chief Secretary, CEO, District Collectors, SPs, etc. for successful and peaceful elections in the State. In addition, Constables, Home Guards and Peons too contributed immensely to the exercise.

Hon’ble Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) meets CS and HoDs

Gangtok, 27 May (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim Mr. Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) took charge of the office of the Chief Minister at Tashiling Secretariat today. Thereafter, the Chief Minister chaired an introductory meeting with the Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Secretaries, heads of the departments at the conference hall of the Home Department.

Chief Minister Mr. Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) firstly thanked the State machinery for the warm welcome to him and his Council of Ministers and the MLAs present. He stated that we are all branches from the same family and thus we should collectively work for the betterment of the state.

Stressing on working as a team, he said that the ultimate goal is to work for the fulfillment and aspirations of the Sikkimese people. He called for close coordination and cooperation from the officials as a team to ensure a new milestone in the development and betterment of the state. He urged entire governmental machinery to act as one family and support each other at every need.

Elucidating that they are a new team and perhaps will require help and support, he also committed to extend full cooperation from their side. He stressed on the point that they will create a free environment where everyone can work without fear and urged officials and employees to feel comfortable with the newly elected government to work freely.

He assured to avoid victimization and political interference in official procedures and said that credible work from any section will be acknowledged and rewarded.

The CM also added that the good missions of the previous government will be continued and that the electoral fight against the former CM was based solely on ideology and stated that his government will always sought his advise for the betterment of the State if need be.

He instructed the Chief Secretary, Director General of Police and concerned officials to maintain law and order properly and take necessary action irrespective of their party belongings and stressed that every guilty individual will be punished according to rule and law.

Chief Secretary Mr. A. K. Shrivastava in his address assured to extend full cooperation to the new government from the state machinery and said that we should collectively work for more peaceful and prosperous Sikkim.

At the end, the Additional Chief Secretaries, Pr. Secretaries, Secretaries and HoDs offered khada to welcome the new Chief Minister and his team.

Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Sikkim

Gangtok, 27 May (IPR): Mr. Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Sikkim in a grand Swearing-in-Ceremony organised at the Paljor Stadium today.

Hon’ble Governor Mr. Ganga Prasad administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr. Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) and his Cabinet members. Chief Minister Mr. Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) took the oath in Nepali language.

Amongst the Council of Ministers who took the oath of office and secrecy after the Chief Minister were Hon’ble Members, Mr. Kunga Nima Lepcha, Mr. Sonam Lama, Mr. Bedu Singh Panth, Dr. Mani Kumar Sharma, Mr. Arun Kumar Upreti, Mr. Samdup Lepcha, Mr. Lok Nath Sharma, Mr. Mingma Norbu Sherpa, Mr. Karma Loday Bhutia, Mr. Bhim Hang Limboo and Mr. Sanjit Kharel.

Earlier, Chief Secretary, Government of Sikkim, Mr A.K. Shrivastava, sought the permission to read out warrant of appointment of the Chief Minister of Sikkim issued by the Governor to proceed with the ceremony of Swearing-in of the Chief Minister designate and the Ministers designate. Further, he requested the Governor to administer the Oath of Office and Secrecy to the Chief Minister Designate and the Ministers Designate.

The Swearing-in-Ceremony was also attended by the Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Secretaries, HoDs, host of other dignitaries and the people from all works of life at large.

After the Swearing-in-Ceremony was officially closed by the Chief Secretary, the Chief Minister, Council of Ministers and MLAs were congratulated by the officials and supporters at large by offering Khadas.