Chief Minister, P.S. Tamang (Golay) laid the foundation stone for the proposed State Civil Services Officers’ Institute at ChintanBhawan complex in the capital today in the presence of Minister of Buildings & Housing Department,SanjitKharel, Deputy Speaker/SLA, Cabinet Ministers, Chief Secretary to the State Government, Additional Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, GMC Mayor, DC/East, heads of departments of the State Government and other dignitaries.
The foundation stone laying ceremony was followed by a short briefing session in the auditorium of ChintanBhawan wherein Chief Engineer, Buildings & Housing Department, presented a technical report on the Civil Services Officers’ Institute.
The State Civil Services Officers’ Institute is a multipurpose building which has been conceived to provide an integrated physical environment which will serve as a binding force in maintaining relationship among officers working in various organizations in the State and to imbibe within a spirit of cooperation in all aspects of civil services.
The proposed institute will provide banqueting services for all the State Civil Services officers and their family as well as guest room facilities for State guests and resource persons from outside the State for their comfortable stay in Sikkim. Additionally, the centre will also facilitate organizing and promoting conferences, seminars, lectures and trainings while also housing a food court for the public.
As guided and directed by the CM and the CS, various other services including library facilities, health wellness centre, recreational facilities and other provisions will also be introduced in order to make the institute a state-of-the-art infrastructure with inbuilt facilities.
It is further informed that since the structure will be built adjacent to ChintanBhawan, the amenities provided by both the buildings can be exchanged and availed when required.
In his brief address, the Chief Minister said that the proposed institute is dedicated exclusively to the Civil Services officers who actively deliver diligent work for the development of the State. He added that the centre will also aid various departments and the State Government in reducing accommodation expenses on guests and resource persons from outside the State who otherwise are usually housed in hotels and lodges.
Reiterating that the State Government will remain steadfast in its support for the benefit of the people of Sikkim, the CM urged all to practice responsible leadership and work in tandem towards the growth and development of the State. Referring to all Civil Services officers and government employees as the backbone of the government, the CM extended gratitude to all for their consistent hard work and dedication towards the State and its people.
The State Civil Services officers have also extended deepest gratitude and appreciation to the CM and the State Government for sanctioning the long-overdue project.
Earlier, the welcome address was presented by PCE-cum-Secretary, Buildings & Housing Department while the vote of thanks was delivered by Additional Secretary of the department.