Gangtok, September 29 (IPR): In a programme held at Samman Bhawan today the Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang distributed financial aid in various avenues to the beneficiaries from the Chief Minister’s Discretionary Grant (CMDG) and CMRF.
A total of 156 beneficiaries were handed cheques including students, entrepreneurs, NGOs, and Schools, for their livelihood to progress and prosper in various sectors. The aid was also distributed for house upgradation, renovation, piggery farming, homestay construction, Self-Help Groups, Protective walls and more.
The CM stated, ‘Since the formation of our government, we are regularly assisting people with grants under CMDG and CMRF in setting up businesses and improving infrastructure, including religious buildings and higher education.
The beneficiaries also included students pursuing BA, BSc, B.tech, M.tech, B.Com, Ph.D Scholars coaching for NET and other courses, and the aid is provided through cheques to maintain transparency, he added.
He also informed that the government is assisting the public through the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) providing instant relief for medical purposes.
He urged the beneficiaries to utilize the funds for the specified purposes for their progress.
Earlier the State Bank of Sikkim handed the Dividend Cheque to the Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang
The CM expressed his gratitude for the kind gesture of SBS towards the Government of Sikkim.
Gangtok, 29 September (IPR): Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang accompanied by Area MLA, Shri G.T Dhungel inaugurated the Sri Sri Durga Mandir at 6th Mile, Tadong, today.
He offered prayers and took blessings of goddess Durga on behalf of all Sikkimese people.
Gangtok, September 28 (IPR): Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang chaired the Appointment orders distribution programme at Manan Kendra, today.
The CM in his speech congratulated all the beneficiaries who received the appointment order today. He directed the new appointees to work with full dedication and enthusiasm for the development and welfare of the state and the people.
The Chief Minister also assured to provide all possible assistance from the government for the growth and development of the people.
During the event, the CM made two major announcements in his speech. Firstly, he announced to the opening of a ‘Dawai Kendra’ for the convenience of the people. Secondly, he announced to increase the salary of ‘ASHA’ workers from 6000/pm to 10000/per month from 01st of October- 2022.
The beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the Chief Minister for the efforts made toward the welfare of the people including the ones who are in dire need and necessity.
He was accompanied by respected Madam, Smt. Krishna Rai, Minister Shri Sanjeet Kharel, MLA Shri Aditya Golay alongside Advisors, Chairpersons, Officers on Special Duty, Additional Political Secretaries, Officials from CMO, DOP, CRH Manipal and various other departments.
Gangtok, September 24 (IPR): Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang met with Shri. Kunzang Topgay son of Shri Tamding Bhutia resident of Gangtok at his official residence Mintokgang, today.
Kunzang Topgay will represent Sikkim at the finale of Rubaru Mr. India. The pageant is being held in October this year in Chennai.
Expressing his happiness, the Chief Minister extended his best wishes for his future endeavours with more accolades in the coming days.
Hon’ble Chief Minister met the Investors
Investors have met the Hon’ble Chief Minister today (23/09/2022) at 10:00 am at the official residence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister at Mintogang, Gangtok.
Investors from all over the country, Malaysia and the United States have met the Hon’ble Chief Minister to appraise their investment in Sikkim, the quantum of investment and the employment that will be generated in Sikkim due to their investment. The investors are mostly interested in residential township development, amusement park, power transmission, hydroelectric projects, star category hotels, development of Industrial parks, apparel sector, craft beverages, education, IT enable services, diagnostic centres, polyclinics, tourism, coffee, cocoa, spices, bamboo, fruits and vegetable processing.
The investors discussed with the Hon’ble Chief Minister and Senior Officials of the Commerce & Industries Department their investment plan and sought support and guidance from the State Government. The investors mostly insisted on land, an adequate workforce, labour policies, and a single window system for Ease of Doing Business.
Hon’ble Chief Minister highlighted an investor-friendly workforce, road & air connectivity and also rail connectivity which will commence from 2024 onwards, a labour registration system for labour from outside the state, and surplus availability of power for the industrial sector.
Hon’ble Chief Minister also highlighted that township development, high-end hotels, amusement parks, convention centres and wellness tourism are potential sectors for investment in Sikkim. HCM added that non-polluting industries are most welcome to the State. The investors can have partnership projects with local entrepreneurs and start-ups to have mutual benefits.
Hon’ble Chief Minister informed the investors that curtain raiser events will be organised in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore to invite investors to participate in Sikkim Investment Summit,2022 which is tentatively scheduled in Feb 2023.
Hon’ble Chief Minister also directed the Industries department to speed up the process of making a single window system as well as industrial policy for the facilitation of industries in Sikkim.
Director General, National Institute of MSME, Govt. of India and Commissioner cum Secretary, Commerce & Industries Department, Government of Sikkim has signed MoU for facilitation of training to the officials, beneficiaries, development of Incubation facilities, training facilities, development of cluster projects for local artisans and entrepreneurs.
Hon’ble Chief Minister has insisted that the National Institute of MSME should involve in the skilling of local youths to develop their business to international standards, and relaxation of MSME scheme guidelines as per State requirements not as per the population density.
Gangtok, September 23, 2022 (IPR): Hon’ble Governor of Assam Prof. Jagdish Mukhi is visiting Sikkim from September 23 to September 25, 2022. Upon arrival at Gangtok this evening, he called on the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad at Raj Bhavan. He was accompanied by his spouse, First Lady Smt. Prem Mukhi and ADC to Governor SQN LDR Rahul Naik.
The visiting dignitaries were accorded a warm welcome by Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang, Chief Secretary Shri V.B. Pathak, Director General of Police, Shri Sudhakar Rao and Secretary to HCM Shri S.D. Dhakal at Raj Bhavan.
Prof. Jagdish Mukhi is the 30th Governor of Assam and he assumed his office on October 10, 2017. Prior to his appointment as the Governor of Assam, Shri Mukhi was the Lieutenant Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.