CM meets recently elected Councillors, assures collaboration


Gangtok, 26 Apr: Chief Minister PS Tamang today met the recently elected councillors of Sikkim's urban

local bodies at a special function hosted at Samman Bhawan here. In a post on his official Facebook page, the CM explains that he could not meet the councillors earlier owing to his prior commitments

and reiterated that his government's decision to make the ULB elections non-partisan was because it "prioritised independent election" and wanted to provide an opportunity to all. He congratulated

them on having won the elections "because of their ability and hard work" and shared his delight

at seeing a comprehensive number of women representatives. He also assured them that the State Government has prepared in advance for the second wave of Covid-19 and had procured adequate

supplies of equipment and medicines. "I stated that the Councillors and the Nagar panchayats are an integral part of the government mechanism and encouraged them to work as one. They have also been requested to submit a list of essential projects and works in their areas for allocation of funds in the upcoming budget session," the CM writes. The councillors also put forth their experiences and grievances of the people in their respective wards with issues like drainage, drinking water and traffic

management being mentioned, the CM shares. The CM also informed the councillors about his government's plans to start the process of "Governance at the doorstep, to provide basic facilities online

or delivered to their home to expedite basic government facilities." "I extended my best wishes to all and assured them that our government will lend every possible support and asked them to approach me if required," the CM adds.