Exhibition on ‘Parliamentary Democracy in India’

Gangtok, April 25: (IPR) As part of the “Best Performing Legislator Award” ceremony of Sikkim Legislative Assembly, an Exhibition on ‘Parliamentary Democracy in India’ has been organized at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok.

The Exhibition traces on our Democracy from ancient and medieval periods, the freedom Movement, the Constituent Assembly, our modern parliamentary system, Parliamentary Functions, etc. Besides these a separate sector on Sikkim and the Legislative Assembly of Sikkim has also been displayed in the Exhibition. The Exhibition includes audio-visual components which also have original audio of 16 eminent leaders of the Constituent Assembly.

The Exhibition has been organized by the Parliamentary Museum and Achieves of the Lok Sabha Secretariat in collaboration with the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India and Sikkim Legislative Assembly.

100% physical verification of EVMs and VVPATs

Namchi, 23rd April (IPR): 100% physical verification of EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail) using mobile application was demonstrated at strong room established at the premises of the South District Administration Centre today. Present during the verification were SDM (HQ) Mr. Sunil Mothey, Ms. Tripti H. Subba (Under Secretary, Election), Mr. Arun Thatal (SDPO), Rajeev Rai (DIO, NIC) and Officials from election departments and representatives from various political party.

At, the onset of the verification process SDM (HQ) presented a brief about the working of the mobile application and VVPATs. He also added that use of VVPAT during the elections clears uncertainty amongst the public about the effective working of EVMs.

Additionally, US Election spoke in detail about the functioning of the Mobile Application which is equipped with modern technological facility in order to ensure error free recording of EVM and VVPAT.

The team tested the EVMs in the presence of representatives of political parties, election officials and that the same will continue till 24th April, followed which a report will be sent to CEO Sikkim and ECI as per directions.

The Court complex and residential bungalow of Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate, Soreng, West Sikkim was inaugurated

Soreng, 21st April: The Court complex and residential bungalow of Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate, Soreng, West Sikkim was inaugurated today by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Satish Kumar Agnihotri, Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim in the presence of Hon’ble Mrs. Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bhaskar Raj Pradhan, Judges, High Court of Sikkim and Hon’ble Minister Mr. R.B Subba, Law and Legislative, Parliamentary Affairs, Sports and Youth Affairs and Human Resources Development Department.
The foundation stone for the Court complex was laid down on 30th May 2015 and construction has been completed now and handed over.
While congratulating the Government, Hon’ble the Chief Justice requested the Government to provide ministerial staff and other infrastructures for the Courts so that justice can be delivered speedily and without any hindrance.
While highlighting on the growing number of cases under POCSO Act, he stated that children are the vulnerable section of our society and it is our moral obligation and duty to protect them.



Gangtok, April 18: (IPR) The Government of Sikkim will be lauded once again by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India when he will hand over six (6) National Awards in different categories to the representatives from the Directorate of Panchayati Raj, RM&DD and Rural Local Bodies in Jabalpur ,Madhya Pradesh on the occasion of National Panchayat Raj Day on the 24th of April 2018.

Sikkim managed to secure the first position among the first category States for excellence in implementation of e-Panchayat initiatives.

Besides, Sikkim has bagged one of the three National Awards for effective implementation of Gram Pnchayat Development Plan in the very first year of the institution of such an Award by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.

1. e-Puraskar: First Prize under Category I to the State
2. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP) to South District Zilla Panchayat
3. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP) to Martam Gram Panchayat Unit, West Sikkim
4. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP) for Namphing Gram Panchayat, South Sikkim
5. Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar (NDRGGSP) to Gram Panchayats for outstanding performance of Gram Sabha GPDP Award to Tingvong Gram Panchayat, North Sikkim
6. Gram Panchayat Development Plan Award to Maniram Phalidara Gram Panchayat, South Sikkim

The delegates will be leaving for Jabalpur to attend the two day event starting from the 23rd with a Maha Panchayat wherein 2-3 Panchayat Presidents of Sikkim will be participating in the Panel Discussions on various aspects of PRIs. This will be followed by the Awards ceremony on the 24th of April 2018 which is also celebrated by PRIs across the country as National Panchayat Raj Day.

(As per Press Release issued by Directorate of Panchayati Raj, RM&DD, Government of Sikkim).

Swatch Bharat Parv was observed in North Sikkim

Mangan 18 April:(IPR): As part of the Gram Swaraj Abhayan special intervention programme which is in effect from 14th April to 05th May, Swatch Bharat Parv was observed with massive cleanliness drive in all offices, schools and GPUs to retain the ODF status in North Sikkim. A review meeting was held with the Central monitors at the chamber of the District Collector North regarding the implementation of the Gram Swaraj Abhayan. The Meeting was attended by ADC(Dev), SE(Power), CMO (N), all BDOs and Bazaar Inpector (MNP).

CSR On behalf of South District Administration

Namchi, 12th April: On behalf of South District Administration DC (South) Mr. Raj Yadav under Corporate Social Respondibility (CSR) handed over cheque of Rs One Crore (1 Cr) to Minister of Energy & Power cum Chairman, Mani Choekarling Development Mr. D.D. Bhutia today. The cheque has been provided in order to assist in developing, restoring and renovating the Cho-Dzo lake located in Ravangla, as one of a kind theme park. Additionally, Mr. Yadav has extended his gratitude to ‘Power Grid Corporation’ for the company’s immense aid in the said CSR.

South District NIC developed a website for 36-Mamley Kamrang GPU

Namchi, 12th April(IPR):Under District Administration Adopted Village (DAAV) Scheme the South District National Informatics Centre (NIC) has developed a website for 36-Mamley Kamrang GPU. The website provides details about the activities conducted under DAAV alongwith other substantial information namely that of Demography, MGNREGA and a brief overview about the Gram Panchayat.

DC (South) Mr. Raj Yadav informed that the aim to develop the website is to improve transparency in administration activities and to encourage public participation while implementing schemes.

Additionally, in order to give impetus to the booming tourism sector particularly in South Sikkim the website has listed various festivals organized in South District and the visiting tourist can browse the website for any kind update regarding the festivities. The website www.mamleykamranggpu.nic.in can be accessed by anyone, without the need for login credentials, and that the public can route data at district and panchayat levels in various formats, including annual development plan of MGNREGA 2017-18 and Five Year perspective plan of 36- Mamley Kamrang GPU.

Counselling programme for the students selected under Dr B.R.Ambedkar Scholarship 2018

The Human Resource Development Department organized a counselling programme for the students selected under Dr B.R.Ambedkar Scholarship 2018. These 4 students selected under the Scheduled Caste Scholarship Scheme have topped in their respective districts in Class V (five) in the academic session 2017 from all the four districts among. The programme was held at the chamber of the Director, Primary Education/ SSA, today.

Director Shri Bhim Thatal congratulated all the students who have topped in their respective districts and informed that this year the students will be sent to Delhi Public School, Yamuna Nagar in Haryana for further studies.

He also highlighted on the scheme which was announced by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Pawan Chamling on April 14, 2015 at Chintan Bhawan. As per the scheme, Scheduled Caste students under the Ambedkar Scholarship Scheme are sent after the students under the Chief Minister’s Meritorious Scholarship Scheme (CMMSS) and apart from 7% reservation in the CMMSS, 4 more students from the SC community are being sent out of the state every year. This is the third batch of the SC students under the Ambedkar Scholarship Scheme, he informed.
The names of the students selected under this scheme are:

1. Mr Prajwal Thatal – Khamdong Sonamati Memorial Government Senior Secondary School
2. Mr Sumit Sunar – Langang Government Secondary School
3. Ms Sharmila Kami – Bakcha Primary School
4. Ms Pratikcha Ramudamu – Yangyang Government Senior Secondary School

The selected students were given counselling by the Director/Primary Education, Shri Bhim Thatal in the presence of other senior officials from the Department. He informed the students about the system of education and discipline to be maintained by the students in the selected school. The Director also interacted with the parents of these students and teacher representatives of some schools and elaborated about the scholarship scheme. He further stated that the students and their escorts will be provided with the travel cost by the HRDD.

The President of All Sikkim Scheduled Caste Association (ASSCWA) Shri Sekhar Sewa extended his support by offering to travel with the selected students and parents if need be. He also addressed the students and their parents and advised the students to be more industrious in their study in order to achieve higher goals in life.

The programme also saw the presence of Directors (SSA, Mid-day meal), Joint Director and Senior Officials from HRDD and President/ Vice President, ASSCWA.