ORDER No. SKM/GOV/2018/7055

A subsequent Order No. SKM/GOV/2018/7055 dated 13th February, 2018 from the Office of the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim reads:
ORDER
In exercise of the powers conferred on me by clause (1) of Article 174 of the Constitution of India, I, Shriniwas Patil, Governor of Sikkim, hereby summon the Sikkim Legislative Assembly to meet on 6th March, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly Secretariat, Gangtok.
I, further direct that the Secretary, Sikkim Legislative Assembly, shall notify the Members accordingly.
Sd/-
(Shriniwas Patil)
Governor of Sikkim

ORDERS No. SKM/GOV/2018/7054

Gangtok, Feb 13: (IPR) The following Order No. SKM/GOV/2018/7054 dated 10th February, 2018 of the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim is hereby circulated for general information.
ORDER
In exercise of the powers conferred on me by sub-clause (a) of clause (2) of Article 174 of the Constitution of India, I, Shriniwas Patil, Governor of Sikkim, hereby prorogue the Sikkim Legislative Assembly which was summoned to meet on 15th March, 2017.
Sd/-
(Shriniwas Patil)
Governor of Sikkim
The same was forwarded by Secretary, Legal, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Department, Government of Sikkim, vide Notification No. 02/LL&PAD/2018 dated 12/02/18.
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A subsequent Order No. SKM/GOV/2018/7055 dated 13th February, 2018 from the Office of the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim reads:
ORDER
In exercise of the powers conferred on me by clause (1) of Article 174 of the Constitution of India, I, Shriniwas Patil, Governor of Sikkim, hereby summon the Sikkim Legislative Assembly to meet on 6th March, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly Secretariat, Gangtok.
I, further direct that the Secretary, Sikkim Legislative Assembly, shall notify the Members accordingly.
Sd/-
(Shriniwas Patil)
Governor of Sikkim

DC (South) Mr. Raj Yadav inspected District Hospital, Namch

Namchi, 10th Feburary(IPR): A team led by DC (South) Mr. Raj Yadav inspected District Hospital, Namchi today. The hospital has also been awarded the best hospital under Kayakalp Activity recently, the credit of which goes to the diligent efforts of officers, staff and community participation. The inspection was done in presence of CMO & DMS (South) and the team was informed that the entire carpeting works had not been completed but has been started by Mahaveer and Parsuram contractor. Similarly, Purushutam Agarwal would be requested to complete the maintenance of floor near the main entrance of the Hospital. The DC South also gave several instructions which are as under:

1. DMS has been directed to clean up all the sign boards. Further, new sign boards already installed by axis bank, but still some requirement of new sign boards are there, the private banks would be requested to install them through their CSR funds.

2. All old bulbs were to be replaced with LED bulbs. All power cables, lines were to be maintained within fifteen days.

3. DC has directed the DMS to get the pathway inside the Hospital painted at the earliest.

4. He inspected the toilets. Several direction regarding maintenance and cleanliness of toilets were given. The old worn out doors, leakage were to be maintained at the earliest. Several switch boards were left open posing threat to public, hence the same was to be maintained.

4. The DC has directed to install Exhaust Fans in all wards whereever necessary.

5. The Paediatric ward was well maintained. The DC has further urged the hospital ward staffs to complete the remaining painting work to make it look more beautiful.

6. All sign boards to be fixed on the wall properly.

7. Repairing & Painting of old chairs and benches was to be done at the earliest.

8. Installation of Digital Watches outside the wards will be done.

9. The Inverter in the Labour room was not functioning properly. The same would either be repaired or New one would be purchased by DC office.

10. A new inverter would be purchased for Blood Bank, Namchi to keep all necessary equipment functional by DC office.

The District Collector has thanked immensely who have lent their hands in supporting the Kayakalp initiatives of the Administration namely Taxi Driver Association(South), We Care Group, Drishti, Police, Sr Sec School(Namchi), Sailesh Pradhan, Axis Bank (Namchi), Anjuman Islamia Samaj, Shri Satya Sai Foundation,NYK and Dokham Hotel(Namchi). Due to their contribution we were able to make our hospital best and got awarded under Kayakalp.

The Special Handloom Expo 2017-2018

Gangtok, February 8 (IPR): Sikkim Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation organized the Special Handloom Expo 2017-2018 at Directorate of Handloom and Handicrafts, Zero point. The Advisor of Commerce and Industries, Smt. Kumari Thapa inaugurated the Special Handloom expo.
The expo was sponsored by Development Commissioner (Handloom), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

The chief guest Smt. Kumari Thapa visited the stalls of 7 different states including the host state and interacted with the participants and expressed her keen interest and happiness.

The Special Handloom Expo is a PAN India Programme and has 30 stalls where various Weavers and Self Help Groups from Sikkim, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Bihar, West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir have participated in the expo with their attractive handloom products.

The Special Handloom Expo provided platform for Weavers, Self Help Groups, sellers and even buyers to converge and create awareness vis-a-vis the handloom sector as an employment and income generating industry.

The inaugural programme was also attended by SISCO Bank Manager, Gangtok, Smt Richen D Kaleon, Director of Directorate of Handloom and Handicrafts, Smt. Jyotsna Mary Karthak, Assistant Director of Directorate of Handloom and Handicrafts, Shri Tshering Dorjee Gyamtso and other officers and staffs of the department.

Forest Right Act 2005

Lachung, 8th February (IPR): A sensitization and an awareness program on Forest Right Act 2005 was held by the District Administration at Lachung Dzumsa. The meeting was chaired by District Collector North which was attended by the Sub Divisional Magistrate Mangan and Sub Divisional Magistrate Chungthang.

SDM Mangan provided a brief overview of the Forest Right Act and role and responsibilities of the Dzumsa with regard to implementation of the act. He stated that under the Act a Forest Rights Committee consisting of ten to fifteen members was required to be immediately constituted by the Dzumsa. Once constituted the applications of Forest Rights should be submitted to the Committee. The committee will verify the claims and objections and conduct joint verification with the Forest and Revenue officials. The final list will then be placed before the Dzumsa which will approve the claims received. The Sub Division Level Committee constituted at the sub-division will verify the claims submitted by the Dzumsa and forward the list to the District Level Committee for establishment of forest rights.

The District Collector stated that Forest Right Act was an important act as majority of the people settled in Lachung were traditional pastoral communities. Many claims were being received from the people but due to the lack of awareness, the act was not being implemented. He stated that it was therefore important to understand the provisions of the act and train the Forest Right Committee extensively. The roles and responsibilities of traditional forest dwellers under the Act should be clearly understood so that there is a balance between the rights of the Scheduled Tribes and conversation of Nature. He stated that future awareness meeting will be made if there is a demand from the people.

The District Collector while addressing the gathering also stated the need for sustainable tourism in the valley. He stated the over the years there has been a explosion in the tourist inflow and due to this it has led to mushrooming of unplanned concrete structures everywhere. There is thus an urgent requirement for proper town planning and regulation so that the traditional architecture and pristine beauty of the valley can be preserved for posterity. The youth of the valley should focus on generation of livelihood from tourism activities and the sub letting of hotel should be minimized. He appealed to the Dzumsa to regulate the construction activities and focus more towards high value tourism rather than commoditization of the tourism. He also stated the Border Area Development works should be focussed on revenue generation and livelihood creation for the youths.

The Awareness program was well received by the members of the Dzumsa who appealed to the District authorities to find a solution to their land rights.