State Govt delegation calls on Union Minister on NIT Issue Javadekar assure to depute empower commit

Delhi, 29 Aug (IPR): A high level delegation from the Sikkim led by Power Minister DD Bhutia and accompanied by HRDD Minister RB Subba called on the Union Minister for Ministry of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, in New Delhi today and took up the NIT-campus issue with the Minister.

The Sikkim delegation also included Additional Chief Secretary GP Upadhyaya and NIT Sikkim Director Prof Mahesh Govil who met Mr Javadekar and Sukhbir Sandhu, Additional Secretary MHRD at Shashtri Bhawan.

The meeting was convened in the hope of finding a suitable and permanent solution to the NIT-Sikkim land issue.

During the meeting, a DO letter from Chief Minister Pawan Chamling to the Union HRD Minister was also handed over to him by the Power Minister.

Mr Javadekar assured the delegation that he would himself visit Sikkim shortly since this has been a long overdue issue and will also depute an MHRD empowered committee to finalise the site for NIT before he visits Sikkim.

The Union Minister also assured that funds for construction of the Institute shall also be expeditiously released.