Education Department Contributes towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund

May 30, 2020, Gangtok: Hon’ble Minster for Education Sri Kunga Nima Lepcha today handed over a cheque of ₹ 78, 84, 730/- (Rupees Seventy-eight Lakhs Eighty-four Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty) to the Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri PS Tamang at Samman Bhawan. Present during the cheque presentation was the Additional Chief Secretary (Education Department) Sri GP Upadhyaya, Director (Samagra Shiksha and Primary Education) Sri Bhim Thatal and Additional Director (Finance and Accounts, Education) Sri BB Subba.

The contributed amount includes basic pay of one day of the employees of the Education Department collected on the basis of their voluntary contribution towards the CMRF to support the government in fighting against the COVID-19. This amount would have been even much higher but the fact is that many schools, Block Administrative Centres and individuals have contributed directly to the CMO through their DCs, SDMs, BDOs or through respective associations and unions.