CABINET DECISIONS

The following decisions were taken in the Cabinet meeting held today at Samman Bhawan:-

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, LIVESTOCK, FISHERIES & VETERINARY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

1. Approval and sanction of Rs.150 lakhs for implementation of entrepreneurship development through poultry broiler farming.

2. En-bloc approval and sanction of Rs.81,62,800/- including approval to transfer the fund to District heads in two installments for purchase of livestock feed ingredients for 12 months for Government farms.

3. Approval and sanction of Rs.30 lakhs for procurement of veterinary medicines to support for livestock health management through preventive and curative measures.

TOURISM AND CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT

4. Approval of Sikkim Greenfield Airport, Pakyong (Settlement of Claims for Loss and Damages) Bill, 2018.

URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING DEPARTMENT

5. Approval and sanction of Rs.49.77 lakhs for upgradation & beautification of Lingdok Bazar in East Sikkim.

6. Approval and sanction of (i) Rs.886 lakhs as basic grant under 14th FC to be transferred to ULBs, subject to receipt of funds and (ii) Rs.252 lakhs as Performance Grant under 14th FC to be transferred to ULBs, subject to fulfilment of conditions and receipt of fund from Central Ministry.

7. Approval and sanction of Rs.88,89,880/- for construction of amphitheatre at Singtam Bazar .

8. Approval and sanction of Rs.25,00,000/- for extension of walkway from crematorium shed to Goskan Dara at Singtam.

9. Approval and sanction of Rs.18,60,71,321/- for design and construction of Bye Pass Tunnel for traffic at Ridge Park, Gangtok .

10. Approval and sanction of Rs.1,50,00,000/- construction of Organic Vegetable Market at Rangrang, North Sikkim.

11. Approval and sanction of transfer of funds recommended by 4th State Finance Commission to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) as under:-

i) Approval and sanction of Rs.303.70 lakhs as share of Net Proceeds to be transferred to ULBs under 4th SFC,

ii) Approval and sanction of Rs.130.80 lakhs as Primary Grant under 4th SFC to be transferred to ULBs and

iii) Approval and sanction of Rs.56.06 lakhs as Improvement Grant under 4th SFC to be transferred to ULBs subject to fulfilment of specified conditions.

HEALTH CARE, HUMAN SERVICES & FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT

12.Approval and sanction of Rs.5 crores as grant-in-aid to SMIMS and confirmation of the decision that henceforth no more grant-in-aid is to be paid to SMIMS.(Post facto)

13. Approval and sanction of Rs.27,41,400/- for enhanced and dedicated water supply to District Hospital Namchi .

ROADS & BRIDGES DEPARTMENT

14. Approval and sanction of Rs.2,46,42,000/- for construction of link road from Mangsari Bazaar to Magerjung (Manger Memorial) in West Sikkim.

15. Approval and sanction of Rs.1,81,32,000/- for upgradation of road to ICFAI College turning to STP, Sichey in East Sikkim.

16. Approval for amendment of Sikkim Public Works Manual.

FINANCE REVENUE & EXPENDITURE DEPARTMENT

17. Approval and sanction for payment of Dearness Allowance/Relief at enhanced rates from existing rate of 5% to 7% for revised pay scale based on 7th CPC recommendations and from 139% to 142% for pre-revised pay scale w.e.f 01.01.2018.

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL, ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS, TRAINING AND PUBLIC GRIEVANCES

18. Approval and sanction of Rs.25,59,000/- for Foundation Training Programme for the newly recruited SCS Probationers .

SPORTS & YOUTH AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

19. Approval and sanction of Rs.50 lakhs repair and renovation of White Hall, Gangtok.

20. Approval of Sikkim State Youth Policy (SSYP) – 2018.

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

21. Approval and sanction of Rs.1355 lakhs for the year 2016-17 and Rs.1750 lakhs for the year 2017-18 for payment under Chief Ministers’ Merit Scholarship Scheme.

HOME DEPARTMENT

22. Approval and sanction of Rs.2,40,55,000/- for construction of Police Memorial at Aritar, East Sikkim.

LAW, LEGAL, LEGISLATIVE AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

23. Approval of Sikkim Regulation of Societies, Associations and other Voluntary Organisations (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for introduction of the Bill in the ensuing session of the Assembly.

24. Approval of the draft Bill on amendment of Sikkim Legislative Members (Payment of Pension) Act, 1984 for introduction of the Bill in the ensuing session of the Assembly.

25. Approval of draft Bill on amendment of Sikkim Ministers, Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Members of Legislative Assembly (Salary and Allowances) Act, 1977 for introduction of the Bill in the ensuing session of the Assembly.

ENERGY AND POWER DEPARTMENT

26. Approval and additional sanction of Rs.228.61 Lakhs for completion of the work ‘Construction of 66 KV Extension Bay at Khamdong and Installation/ Construction of 7.5 MVA, 66/11 KV Sub-Station at Lower Khamdong, East Sikkim’.

FOREST ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

27. Approval and sanction of Rs.14.38 crores to be transferred to Health Care, Human Services and Family Welfare Department from the Sikkim Ecology Fund and Environment Cess. (Post facto)

28. Approval and sanction of Rs.76.53 crores for Annual Plan of Operation (APO) of JICA – assisted Sikkim Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Management Project (SBFP) for the year 2018-19.

BUILDINGS AND HOUSING DEPARTMENT

29. Approval and additional financial sanction of Rs.322.52 lakhs for construction of Romlyang Tungrong (Stairway to Heaven – Tower Portion) at Daramdin, West Sikkim.

LAND REVENUE AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

30. Approval and sanction of the following for establishment of Sub-Divisional Administrative Centre at Yangang:-

i) Approval and sanction of Rs.1,91,28,023/- for making final payment to Gyen Tashi Palding Gumpa at Yangang, South Sikkim towards cost of land and

ii) Confirmation of action taken during the financial year 2017-18 for releasing Rs.250 lakhs as part payment for land.

31. Approval of Draft Notification pertaining to registration of property in the name of Sikkimese women who are married to non-Sikkimese.

HORTICULTURE AND CASH CROPS DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

32.Approval for creation of Checkposts by the Department of Agriculture and Horticulture.

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL, ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS, TRAINING AND PUBLIC GRIEVANCES

33. Approval of revision of Reservation Policy for employment in the State Government.

ROADS AND BRIDGES DEPARTMENT

34. Approval for renaming of Sadam to Bhanjyang Road as ‘Shaheed Kumar Prasad Pradhan Marg’ in South Sikkim’.

35. Approval and sanction of Rs.345.36 crores construction of fair weather roads in the State of Sikkim.

URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING DEPARTMENT

36. Approval of Concession Agreement for the construction of Car Park-cum- Commercial Complex at Star Cinema Hall, New Market, Gangtok.

HOME DEPARTMENT

37. Approval and sanction of Rs.4,23,20,330/- for construction of infrastructure for 2nd and 3rd Indian Reserve Battalion at Mangley, South Sikkim.

38. Approval and sanction of Rs.9,23,29,736/- for construction of High Court Phase-IV building at High Court Complex, Gangtok.

39. Approval and sanction of Rs.1619.14 Lakhs for construction of Additional Courts and re-designing of existing Courts under 14th Finance Commission.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, LIVESTOCK, FISHERIES & VETERINARY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

40. Approval for revision of Entry fee and Service Charge on Livestock and Livestock products.

RURAL MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

41. Approval and sanction of Rs.500 lakhs for maintenance of rural roads.

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

42. Approval of Draft Bill on amendment of the Sikkim National Law University Act, 2018.

WATER RESOURCES AND RIVER DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

43. Approval and of sanction of Rs.1995.75 lakhs for implementation of different Rural and Urban Schemes under Flood Control and River Training Works.

LAND REVENUE AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

44. Approval and sanction of Rs.32.09 lakhs for releasing the State Share to Sikkim Geo-tech Society during 2017-18 for implementing the Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme.

45. Approval and sanction of Rs.1489.11 lakhs for covering the remaining 862 beneficiaries and confirmation of action taken during the financial year 2017-18 in releasing Rs.200 lakhs to the South and West Districts for implementing the Sikkim Sukumbasi Welfare Scheme.

46. Approval and confirmation of the action already taken for notifying the Block Rates of Land in the State.

47. Approval and confirmation of the action taken during the financial year 2017-18 for release of Rs.50 lakhs to Sikkim Geo-tech Society for conducting the Cadastral Re-survey of land in the State .

RURAL MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

48. Approval of Draft Bill on amendment of the Sikkim Panchayat Act, 1993 for 20% reservation of seats in the Panchayat Bodies for Bhutia and Lepcha communities. The scheme of reservation of BL community in Gram Panchayats and Zilla Panchayats has been approved.

COMMERCE AND INDUSTRIES DEPARTMENT

49. Approval of the following :-

(a) Financial Relief to existing loan beneficiaries under Chief Ministers’ Self Employment Loan Scheme (CMSES) for time bound closure of stressed loan accounts with SIDICO as under;

(i) Loan below Rs.50,000/- given under CMSES shall be borne as subsidy from the Government, exempting both principal and the interest,

(ii) Loan amount of Rs.50,000/- and above taken under CMSES shall be provided 50% subsidy by the Government on the principal and interest free from repayment also exempted as subsidy from the Government if the loan is repaid within two months,

(iii) Loanees under Chief Ministers Self Employment Scheme category who later secured Government employment shall also be exempted from payment of interest as subsidy from the Government provided the principal amount is paid 100% within a period of two months and

(iiii) The period of two months shall be reckoned from the date of publication of Government Notification in Sikkim Herald and other local newspapers.

(b) The SIDICO Board shall be directed to adopt the said Government directive for the benefit of existing stressed beneficiaries of CMSES.