Jorethang, Jan 27 (IPR)
Chief Minister Pawan Chamling slammed the One Family One Job (OFOJ) detractors for misguiding the people with false information, saying that these jobs are only for a period of three months. Mr. Chamling reiterated his stand on OFOJ and assured that Jobs provided under OFOJ are on adhoc basis and the services of all the appointees would be regularized after five years. CM was addressing the public of BAC Namchi, BAC Poklok-Nandugaon, BAC Sumbuk , BAC Sikkip, BAC Namthang from the South district and BAC Chumbung Chakung and BAC Mangalbaria from West Sikkim at the Janta Mela held at Jorethang today. This is the 6th and concluding Janta Mela in the south district.
CM informed the gathering that the State Government has maintained peace and security in the State and have protected the Olds Laws and guaranteed all rights and privileges to the people of all communities. It is a known fact that many a times our Government has approached the Central Government for reservation of Limboo-Tamang seats. Similarly, our Government is putting in all efforts for the inclusion of the 11 left out communities in the Scheduled Tribe list.
The Chief Minister handed over token of various facilities including CMRHM, house upgradation, land bank scheme, GCI sheets, LPG connection, Pressure Cooker, Water Filter, Induction Stove, Torchlight, Photocopy Machine, milching cow and calf, distribution of proud mother scheme, Samajiksewabhatta, sound system, Chief Minister’s Startup Scheme, water tank, power tiller, commercial vermicompost unit, polypipe, fabricated green house, laptops to Self Help Groups, dinner set for catering groups, sewing machine, desktops, samajghar, solar home light, crematorium shed, eco bins, and various grants to religious institutions and scholarships for students pursuing higher studies.
Chief Minister spoke in brief about the aims and objectives of the Janta Mela which is the holistic upliftment of the masses alongside informing them about the various schemes and flagship programs of the State Government. He added that this mela is held to gain constructive insight and shape the future of Sikkim and transform it as one of the better state of the country.
The Chief Minister directed the officials and the Panchayats to submit the list of left out beneficiaries by 5th of February to the Chief Minister’s Office so that appropriate process can be applied to include these left out beneficiaries. He also explained in detail how the State Government has ventured and opened up various kinds of employment avenues in the variety of departments under the state government.
The Chief Minister informed that more than 50 kinds of benefits amounting to approximately one crore are being distributed in the series of Janta Mela being held in all the districts. He also updated that entrepreneurs interested in opening up a business with regards to Animal Husbandry department can avail to 60% off subsidy. The Chief Minister also brought to light that a new kind of professional with the name ‘Village Police Guard’ has been prepared by the State Government and that the candidates has already been provided job in this category under the scheme one family one job.
The Chief Minister also encouraged the youths to focus on being self-reliant and to practice a variety of profitable business. He further assured that the State Government will assist them in setting up these kinds of ventures and urged the youths to be responsible in nature and aim to be job givers thereby making Sikkim as one of the best states in the country.
At, the onset the Chief Minister Pawan Chamling inaugurated the phase I Bus and Truck Terminus and Infrastructure Development and Allied Facilities at M G Lane respectively. It may be mentioned here that both the projects are under Urban Development and Housing Department.
During the course of the program the Chief Minister along with the dignitaries released a book published by Akhil Sikkim Magar Association. Also present during the mela were
SLA Speaker K.N.Rai, IPR Minister cum Area MLA Mr. A. K. Ghatani, Cabinet Ministers alongside Chairmans, Advisors, Officials, Panchayats and public at large.