North district observes Swachhata Abhiyan

Mangan, 17 Sept (IPR): In compliance with the direction of the State Government, North district observed Swachhata Abhiyan programme today in honour of the 69th birth anniversary of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Under the guidance of respective HoDs of all Government’s offices of the district, all government employees joined hands on cleanliness drive in their offices and surroundings.

Similarly, all schools, Panchayats and ULBs also conducted cleanliness drive in their respective area.

West Sikkim observes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Gyalshing, 17 Sept (IPR): District Administration Center, Rabdentse headed by District Collector, West, Shri Karma R. Bonpo, and Additional District Collector, Shri Karma Lodey Lepcha, conducted a cleanliness drive in and around the DAC premises along with other officials and staff.

Similar programme of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ was carried out by ADC (Development, Gyalshing and Soreng, Sub Divisional Magistrates, Block Development Officers and HoDs in their respective offices of West Sikkim.

Incessant rainfall triggers landslides in West district, District Disaster Team provides aid to public

Gyalshing, 17 Sept (IPR): Due to continuous rainfall in various parts of West Sikkim, the occurrence of natural disasters have taken place in various parts of the district.

The Quick Response team under the directions of DC West, Shri Karma R. Bonpo, along with DPO (Disaster Management), Shri Pempa Sherpa, have been able to evacuate and provide relief to the victims affected by the natural calamity.

As informed by the DC West, the Rescue and Relief Operation has already begun since 16th September (evening) in parts of Yuksam Sub-Division where the news of slug formation, washing out of roads due to mudslides, power supply being cut off and damages to water pipe lines were reported.

A Quick Response Team (QRT) comprising of Revenue Surveyor, Mrs. Yangchen Doma, KNP Field Staffs, local youths, NGO Members and NDRF team have reached the affected areas of Tsong Village and have started evacuation and providing relief to the people.

Hon’ble Deputy Speaker, Shri Sangay Lepcha, has reached Yuksam Sub-division and has been interacting with the Rescue Team and the affected public.

Moreover, the Roads and Bridges Department have started the process of road clearance and restoration where ever possible. The Department of Energy and Power have confirmed that all power line have been restore in the Yuksam Tashiding Sub-Division except for Tsong Village.

The DM West urges the public to remain calm and have faith in the District Administration for providing relief at the earliest. He also informed that a Relief Camp has been set up at the Tourism Guest House in Yuksam where food and water will be supplied.

Further, the recently built Yuksam OP would be used to cater to the victims brought in from Tsong Village as informed by the SP West, Shri Tenzing Loden Lepcha.

As reported by the DPO (Disaster Management), all tourists in Yuksam are safe and the NDRF presently stationed at Yuksam for FAMEX program have also been engaged for the relief and rescue operation. He also informed that a lady was rescued yesterday evening and brought to the Yuksam Primary Health Center and is being treated by the Doctor present at the Center.

However, due to bad weather the emergency Helicopter Service to transfer the patient to District Hospital has not been possible.

In case of emergencies: Contact: +91 9593973686 (DPO, Disaster)

Secretary, MOEFCC, GoI calls on HCM

Gangtok, 16 Sept (IPR): Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC), Government of India, Shri C.K. Mishra, called on Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) at Tashiling Secretariat.

Present on the occasion were Chief Secretary, Government of Sikkim, Shri A.K. Shrivastava, Deputy Director General, MOEF&CC Regional Office, Shillong, Shri S.K. Agarwal, Principal Secretary cum PCCF, Government of Sikkim, Shri M.L. Shrivastava, and other senior officers of the Forest & Environment Department, Government of Sikkim.

A short meeting was also held in the office of the HCM where various issues pertaining to Forest & Environment Department which were already discussed in the meeting of the Secretary with Forest officials in the Forest Secretariat were apprised to the HCM.

These points included:

  1. Issue of proposed diversion of Forest Land for rehabilitating the Taungyadars staying in reserve forests of Sikkim since many decades
  2. Issue of diversion of Forest land for establishing burial/cremation in various districts of the State
  3. HCM mentioned about funding of the Khichudumra Bio Park in South SIKKIM, to the Secretary MoEF&CC, to which the Secretary MoEF&CC agreed.

The HCM also mentioned regarding the issue of Man-Animal conflict and people leaving their land in several situations whereby he cited the example of West Sikkim.

The Principal Secretary, Forest mentioned that a project proposal for Rs 20 crores, was prepared and sent to the Ministry for funding.

The Secretary, MoEF&CC mentioned that he has noted the proposal and will be considered. He also assured that all pending proposals of the state Government will be taken up expeditiously.

HCM accords warm welcome to BJP General Secretary Shri Ram Madhav

Gangtok, 16 Sept (IPR): Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri P.S. Tamang (Golay) met and welcomed the BJP National General Secretary, Shri Ram Madhav, to the State today.

The HCM was accompanied by Political Secretary to HCM, Shri Jacob Khaling, and the Confidential Secretary to HCM, Shri Bikash Basnet.

Shri Ram Madhav is on a two-daylong official tour of Sikkim where he will be attending the Swachhata Abhiyan programme which will be observed in a grand manner throughout the State on Sept 17th in honour of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s birthday where massive cleanliness drive will be conducted throughout the State.

Brahma Kumaris organises motivational programme for a healthy mind

Gangtok, 16 Sept (IPR): Brahma Kumaris, an NGO dedicated to human welfare, organised an interfaith, motivational programme at the conference hall of Tashiling Secretariat today.

During the programme, Sister Sonam emphasised on the importance of spiritual response and preparation for critical times. She shared the importance of thoughts and how to create the required change of mindset. She explained that our consciousness both individuality and collectively is the basis for everything that happens and one should be able to focus on check and change.

She further said that time management, tolerance and right time for action can change our daily life policies. She concluded by highlighting the importance of meditation and building solidarity to take responsible decision to protect human at critical times.

Earlier, there was a presentation on spiritualism and meditation. The programme has been organised with a view to impart spiritual knowledge which would ultimately help each individual to deliver better work performance with stable and healthy mind.

Additional Chief Secretary, Shri G.P. Upadhaya, Secretaries, Joint Secretaries from various departments, officials and members of the Brahma Kumaris were present for the event.


Gangtok, 16 Sept: Administrative Training Institute (ATI) and its latest batch of promotee Group C trainees were honoured to receive Shri A.K. Shrivastava, IAS, Chief Secretary of Sikkim, Shri Tenzing Gelek, Principal Secretary, Department of Personnel (DOP) and Mrs Tenzing Dolkar, Secretary, Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) on the occasion of the inaugural function on 16.09.2019 at the Training Hall of ATI, Sonam Tshering Marg ,Gangtok scheduled for the fortnight long training from 16-27 Sept, 2019.

While delivering his keynote address, the CS reminded the participants about the cardinal duty of government servants towards public service and the need to demystify office procedure for creation of a public friendly atmosphere.

Emphasising the non-negotiable nature of record keeping and documentation, he advised the trainees to understand their roles and responsibilities and optimise their service delivery quotient through the training being imparted by the Institute.

In his interface with the participants, the CS expressed his optimism that the investment being made by the Government to equip and capacitate human resource of the State shall help alter the working condition and the work culture of government employees.

The trainees were also invited to participate in the Safai Abhiyan to observe the birthday of the PM of India on 17th Sept, 2019.

The inaugural session commenced with the welcome address by Mrs Cheden P Ladingpa, Director/ATI and concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Shri Chabilal Sharma, US/ATI.