HON’BLE CHIEF MINISTER MEETS UNION FINANCE MINISTER, SMT NIRMALA SITHARAMAN

New Delhi, June 12: (IPR) Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) and Hon’ble Minister Rural Management and Development Department, Shri Sonam Lama called on Hon’ble Union Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today and congratulated Smt. Sitharaman for her outstanding victory in recent Lok Sabha election and discussed various finance related matters.

Hon’ble Chief Minister briefed Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman about the financial crisis that Sikkim State is right now going through, and urged to bail Government of Sikkim out of this mess and to meet Sikkim’s demands on account of payment of arrears for the State Government employees and pensioners in line with Pay committee recommendations.

Hon’ble Chief Minister also requested Smt. Sitharaman to release the balance amount which Government of India was supposed to transfer Finance Commission’s recommendations, at the earliest and also to release Rs 300 crore for the purchase of equipments for the newly constructed STNM hospital.

Union Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman assured of all possible assistance to the State on the discussed issues.