Balaram Adhikari elected as Gangtok zilla adhyaksha

Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 08:30 [IST]

Last Update: Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 02:59 [IST]

Balaram Adhikari elected as Gangtok zilla adhyaksha

GANGTOK, (IPR): Ragul K, Returning Officer-cum-DC Gangtok chaired the first meeting of the zilla panchayats at the conference hall of EDZP, Gangtok. Tushar Nikare, Assistant Returning Officer-cum-ADC, Gangtok and other officials were present.

The purpose of the meeting was to elect the members for zilla adhyaksha and zilla upadhyaksha. The reservation for the zilla adhyaksha is OBC (State) and the reservation for the zilla upadhyaksha is OBC (State, women).

After the election process, Balaram Adhikari of Samdong -Kambal was elected as zilla adhyaksha and Devi Maya Pradhan of Samlik-Namli as zilla upadhyaksha.

Ragul K congratulated all the elected representatives of zilla panchayats under Gangtok district. He said that Gangtok district has a well existing established administrative, accounts, and engineering cell and asked all the elected members to work in tandem with a collective approach for the development of the State.

Balaram Adhikari thanked all the representatives of zilla panchayats for electing him as zilla adhyaksha and said that he would abide by all rules. He added that he would in his power exercise his responsibilities for the betterment of the public and society at large.

Later, the newly elected zilla adhyaksha and zilla upadhyaksha were escorted to their official chamber at EDZP, Gangtok.

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  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
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  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
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