M.R, Ad-hoc employees will be regularized after 8 years of service: Golay
Geyzing, Jan 14
Chief Minister P.S Golay expressed that only the second and the last Saturdays in a month would remain the government holidays. He maintained that the state government has decided to quash all Saturday’s holidays system considering the facts that some government employees were taking unnecessary advantage out of the system. “The state government has decided to revoke all Saturdays as holidays keeping only two Saturdays as the holidays because some government employees were found utilizing the facility given in the form of the government holidays to gain unwanted advantages”, he said.
P.S Golay was speaking at Limboo new year festival ‘Kokphekwa Tongnam’ organized by Limboo community at government senior secondary school’s ground of Lingchom in West Sikkim on Tuesday.
He reiterated that under SKM government religious secularism has been restored and the freedom has been given to all the communities of the state to practice, propagate and promote their cultural heritage. He said that the former SDF government used to politicalize the community-based initiatives, adding that such practices would not be encouraged and endorsed under SKM regime and any community should not ask for the government’s permission for organizing community-based events. He informed that the state government is giving rupees 5 lakh as financial support for the community-based programmes.
He further added that Limboo populace of the state was betrayed by the former SDF government and accused Pawan Chamling led SDF government of being involved in rampant corruption in Sirijunga Statue Construction Project of Hee – Gaon. The inauguration of an incomplete project by the SDF government was just an eyewash prior to the election to appease Limboo community for votes, he said.
Golay asserted to complete Sirijunga Statue Project through the state government. He further announced that the harvest festival of Limboo community ‘Chasok Tongnam’ would be declared as a gazetted holiday very soon.
Chief Minister P.S Golay further announced that the state government would regularize the service of the employees working under M.R and Ad – hoc basis who have completed 8 years of service on 31st December 2019. Accusing the SDF government of treating M.R and ad-hoc employees unjustly, Golay said that under SKM government such employees would not have to wait in a queue to clear the files in the government offices.
Golay further maintained that facilities meant for the poor and needy should reach to them and if the richer section reaps the benefits initiated for the poor in a fraudulent way then strong action would be taken against them. The poor and needy beings should be felicitated, but not those who are economically well off, he said.
He reminded the gathering about SKM government’s commitment towards the development of the state through comprehensive initiatives. He reiterated that promises made prior to the election would be fulfilled and would give the utmost priority.
President of the festival organizing committee Purna Bir Limboo informed that ‘Kokphekwa Tongnam’ marks the beginning of New Year according to Limboo calendar. He expressed that the festival was organized to keep alive the age-old tradition of celebrating New Year in the form ‘Kokphekwa Tongnam’. He maintained that preservation and promotion of culture, customs and traditions of the Limboo community have become a necessity considering the rapid modernization of the world and gradually degrading the cultural identity of the Limboos.
The attraction of today’s event was the cultural programme, traditional food stalls set up by distinct communities of West Sikkim and a showcase of cultural extravaganzas.