Funds sought and posts created for One Family, One Job scheme


Gangtok, 19 Dec:

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today tabled Rs. 33,427.95 lakh as third batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for the financial year 2018-19 in the Legislative Assembly. The Supplementary Demands for Grants consists of Rs. 28,278.14 lakh on Revenue Account and Rs. 5,149.81 lakh on Capital Account.

The third supplementary Demands for Grants comprises mostly of salary component for another two months under which the Government has decided to provide One Family, One Job scheme.

As per the third Supplementary Demands for Grants, under Food Security and Agriculture Development department, government is appointing 1,040 persons as Marketing Assistants, under HRDD new appointments of 169 LDC, 400 Office Assistant-cum-chowkidar, 800 Child Care Attendants, 300

Night Guards, 300 malis, under Forest, Environment & Wildlife Management department new appointments of 1,040 as Environment Protection Guards, under Health Care, Human Service and Family Welfare new appointments of 173 Safai Karmacharis, under Horticulture and Cash Crops Development new appointments of 2,080 Organic Field Assistants, under Personnel, Administrative Reforms and Training new appointments of 1,000 Office Assistants, 1,000 Multi-Task Office Staff, under Police

department new appointments of 1,040 Village Police Guards, under Power & Energy 1,040 Assistant Linemen, under Road & Bridges new appointment of 186 Baidars, 2,500 Khalasi, 1,000 Junior Engineers, under Rural Management & Development department new appointment 128 LDCs, 189

Assistant Village Librarian, 1040 Grievance Redressal Assistant, 128 Supervisors, 185 Office Assistants-cum-Chowkidars, 185 Assistant Barefoot Engineers and under Urban Development and Housing new

appointment of 298 Safai Karmacharis, 96 Town Caretaker Assistants.

Besides this, Government has earmarked the budget for construction of Press Club Bhawan worth of Rs. 1 crore in the supplementary budget.

As per the policy decision taken for proposed Janta Mela to be held in first month of 2019, the state government has also earmarked the budgetary provisions for procurement of Gas Cylinders worth of Rs. 2 crore, Induction Chullahs worth of Rs 2 crore, Photocopy Machines of Rs 50 lakh, Laptops worth Rs 12 crore, Desktop computer worth of Rs 20 lakh, sewing machines worth Rs 20 lakh, utensils-Dinner Sets of Rs 1 crore.

The third supplementary Demands for Grants also indicated that the government commitment for construction of eight veterinary hospital at Hathidunga West Sikkim, Arithang West Sikkim, Sanganath South Sikkim, Namlung South Sikkim, Boomtar South Sikkim, Sangmoo South Sikkim, Chumbong West Sikkim Raarik at North Sikkim to the tune of Rs 92.23 lakh in rural Sikkim.

The discussion and voting on the third Supplementary demands for Grants will be taken up of Thursday.

During the Legislative Business, Minister-in-Charge of Law, Legal, Legislative & Parliamentary Affairs Department, Government of Sikkim, RB Subba presented the Sikkim Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, Bill No. 27 of 2018. This bill has been framed to amend the provision of Section 9 and Section 34 of the Sikkim Lokayukta Act, 2014 to streamline and to strengthen the functioning of the Sikkim Lokayukta Act, 2014.

Discussion and voting on the Bill will take place on the 20 Dec, the second day of the Session.