LTVC meets MoTA Minister, seeks LT seat reservation Bill in Winter session

Gangtok, 01 Dec:

The Limboo Tamang Voluntary Committee [LTVC] submitted a memorandum to Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Jual Oram, requesting the passing of a Bill for Limboo and Tamang Scheduled Tribes seats in the coming Winter Session of the Parliament.

An LTVC press release informs that the organisation’s president, Yehang Tshong, joint secretary Kishor Tamang and treasurer Susan Subba called on Mr Oram at his residence on Friday and submitted the memorandum.

The Minister, LTVC informs, assured to look into the matter in positive light.

LTVC also visited the MoTA Office and met Private Secretary to the Minister, Under Secretary and Deputy Secretary and held a brief discussion regarding the letter from MSJ&E addressed to MoTA pertaining to the Withdrawal of Limbu & Tamang (ST) Communities Land Protection Act Bill and decrease in government job reservation ratio of Limbu and Tamang (ST) communities from 15% to 13 % by State Govt of Sikkim, the release adds.

This meeting was very fruitful, the LTVC press release informs.

LTVC has requested the Centre’s intervention in both matters and sought that the Sikkim Govt be directed to follow the orders of Central Govt and restore the Land Protection Act and restore the original job reservation quota back to 15%.

MoTA officials, LTVC writes, promised that it will write soon to the State Govt regarding both the issues.