Cabinet Meeting held on 9th December 2020

In the Cabinet Meeting held on 9th December, 2020 at 11 a.m at Tashiling Secretariat, Gangtok, Sikkim, the following were approved:

LAND REVENUE AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.40,00,000/- (Rupees forty lakhs only) for up-gradation of existing 315KVA Sub-Station to 500 KVA at District Administrative Centre, East including external and internal wiring and improvement of distribution system at Sichey, Gangtok in East Sikkim.

FOREST AND ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT- Confirmation of approval and financial sanction of Rs.1,22, 83,236/-(Rupees one crore twenty two lakhs eighty three thousand two hundred and thirty six only) to be released to Seedling Cost Account for payment of wages of various Nursery Workers and allied Activities.

POWER DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.57,56,500/-(Rupees fifty seven lakhs fifty six thousand and five hundred only) for construction of Chain Link Boundary Fencing and Jhora Training Catch Water Drain at 66/11 KV Sub-Station at Yangang, South Sikkim.

ROADS AND BRIDGES DEPARTMENT- Additional financial sanction of Rs.76,67,477/- (Rupees Seventy six lakhs sixty seven thousand, four hundred and seventy seven only) for restoration work at landslide zone along Lal turning road under Pakyong Sub-Division in East Sikkim, already approved for Rs.1,68,59,270/-.

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND WELFARE DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.56,13,725/- (Rupees fifty six lakhs thirteen thousand seven hundred twenty five only) as land compensation to be paid to 03 (three) land owners for construction of road to Eklavya Model Residential School at Thekabong in East Sikkim.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.2, 69, 00,000/- (Rupees two crores sixty nine lakhs only) for procurement of shoes and socks for school students for the academic session-2021.

– Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.7,30,21,000/- (Rupees seven crores thirty lakhs twenty one thousand only) for implementation of Mid Day Meal Scheme in Sikkim during 2020-2021.

HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT- Confirmation of approval and sanction of Rs.2,43,57,00,000/- (Rupees two crores forty three lakhs fifty seven thousand only) and additional sanction of Rs.1,56,43,000/-(Rupees one crore fifty six lakhs forty three thousand only) for making payments of under Mukhya Mantri Jeewan Raksha Kosh (MMJRK).

RURAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.12,17,32,00,000/- (Rupees one thousand two hundred seventeen crores thirty two lakhs only) for the implementation of various works under the department for the financial year 2020-21.

– Revised administrative approval of Rs.5, 49, 67,495/- (Rupees five crore forty nine lakhs sixty seven thousand four hundred and ninety five only) with an additional financial sanction of Rs.48, 91,570.00 (Rupees forty eight lakhs ninety one thousand five hundred seventy only) for construction of Block Administrative Centre at Chumbong in West Sikkim.

HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.5,00,00,000/- (Rupees five hundred lakhs only) for implementation of Production Incentive Scheme in the year 2020-21.Approval is also solicited to draw Rs.500.00 lakhs as advance to further transfer it to Districts.

POWER DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval and financial sanction of R.3,99,00,00/-(Rupees three hundred ninety nine lakhs eleven thousand only) for renovation and strengthening of existing power network in the State for ensuring regular power supply during ensuing winter months.

WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval of Rs.32,00,00,000/- (Rupees thirty two crores only) and financial sanction of Rs.15.00 crores (Rupees fifteen crores only) for the current financial year for implementation of various Mini Jhora Training works within all 32 constituencies of the State.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval of Rs.6,56,45,238/- (Rupees Six crores fifty six lakhs forty five thousand two hundred thirty eight only) towards the procurement of Textbooks, Exercise Books and School Uniforms for the Academic Session 2021.

TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.4,98,25,775/-(Rupees four crores ninety eight lakhs twenty vive thousands seven hundred and seventy five only) for procurement of five (05) LP1618/53 WB Buses, three (03) Ultra 1918 12 KL Tankers, Seven (07) Ultra 1918 Trucks and upgradation of three (03) Tankers to 9 KL from Tata Motors Ltd.

ROADS AND BRIDGES DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.24,99,000/- lakhs (Rupees twenty four lakhs ninety nine thousand only) to carry out survey work for land acquisition and re-verification of site for alternative Highway from Melli to Singtam in South Sikkim.

WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.5,00,00,000/- (Rupees five crores only) for construction of 83 nos. of Jhora training and immediate restoration of damaged protective works in all the four Districts.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY & VETERINARY SERVICES- Confirmation of revised administrative approval of Rs.1, 83, 44,000/-(Rupees one crore eighty three lakhs forty four thousand only) with additional financial sanction of Rs.49,54,000/-(Rupees forty nine lakhs fifty four thousand only) for construction of Sub-Divisional Veterinary Hospital cum staff quarters at Pachey, Pakyong in East-Sikkim.

– Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.1,15,00,311/- (Rupees one crore fifteen lakhs three hundred and eleven only) to be released to Land Revenue Department for making final payment of land compensation for land acquired for construction of Veterinary Dispensaries.

POWER DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.48,50,000/- (Rupees forty eight lakhs fifty thousand only) for revamping of 11/11 KV switch-gears at Legship in West Sikkim.

Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.38,50,000/- (Rupees thirty eight lakhs fifty thousand only) for revamping of 11/11 KV switch-gears at Rimbi in West Sikkim.

– Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.41,80,000/- (Rupees forty one lakhs eighty thousand only) for revamping of 11/11 KV switch-gears at Dentam in West Sikkim.

– Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.23,00,000/- (Rupees twenty three lakhs only) for providing T-0ff in Spur Feeder across KKHEP feeder to improve stability of power supply to Dentam, Hee Bermiok and Uttarey in West Sikkim.

SOCIAL JUSTICE & WELFARE DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.5,65,91,000/- (Rupees five crores sixty five lakhs ninety one thousand only) for implementation of Anganwadi Services (ICDS) Scheme in the State of Sikkim during the financial year 2020-21.

– Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.4,19,14,000/- (Rupees four crores nineteen lakhs fourteen thousand only) for implementation schemes under Special Central Assistance to Scheduled Cast Sub-Plan (SCA TO SCSP) during 2019-20.

CULTURE DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs. 98,87,419/- (Rupees ninety eight lakhs eighty seven thousand four hundred and nineteen only) for distribution of sound system to various Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the State.

SOCIAL JUSTICE & WELFARE DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.10,09,70,00,000/-(Rupees One thousand nine hundred seventy lakhs only) for implementation of schemes under Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-Plan (SCA to TSS) and Particularly Vulnerable Tribe Group (PVTG) for the year 2019-20.

DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS AND YOUTH AFFAIRS- Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.59,00,000/- (Rupees fifty nine lakhs only) as grants-in-aid to 24 Sports Associations and 08 Sports Academics/Sports Clubs.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT- Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.1,42,81,380/- (Rupees one crore forty two lakhs eighty one thousand three hundred eighty only) towards procurement of NCERT/CBSE Textbooks for the Academic Session 2021.

– Approval to restructure the Sikkim State Education Service (SSES) Cadre with provision for bipolar distribution of posts among officers from schools heads and from the AEOs at the ratio of 60:40. The 60 % quota reserved for the officers with entry level from school head is further bifurcated in the ratio of 50:50 for promotion and lateral entry from the qualified school heads. It is also proposed to increase 18% of Cadre strength i.e 30 additional posts at different level.

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