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In a historic move that promises to reshape the political and socio-economic fabric of Sikkim, Chief Minister PS Golay has ushered in a new era of possibility with groundbreaking reforms aimed at regularising temporary employees thereby restoring faith in governance.
Under the leadership of CM Golay, Sikkim is experiencing a renaissance marked by unprecedented reforms aimed at fulfilling the long-standing promises and addressing the aspirations of its people. The recent announcement regarding the regularisation of temporary employees employed in various departments and the restoration of the Old Pension Scheme for State Government Employees appointed after April 1, 2006, stand as testament to the government's unwavering commitment to the welfare of its citizens.
"For too long, unfulfilled political promises have eroded trust and weakened the spirit of democracy in Sikkim," remarked CM Golay. "With these landmark reforms, we are not only fulfilling our obligations but also restoring the faith of the people in their government."
The significance of these reforms cannot be overstated. They not only rectify the past injustices but also pave the way for a more equitable and inclusive society. By addressing long-standing grievances and prioritising the needs of the people, the SKM government is setting a new standard for governance in the region.
Furthermore, the government's proactive approach in addressing the challenges inherited from previous administrations underscores its commitment to accountability and transparency. The swift action taken to rectify the past wrongs and prioritise the welfare of the citizens sends a clear message that the era of complacency and inaction is over.
As Sikkim embraces these transformative reforms, it sets an example for the entire nation. By prioritising the needs of its people and demonstrating strong political will, Sikkim is poised to emerge as a beacon of progress and prosperity in the region. The journey towards a brighter future has only just begun, and CM Golay's administration remains steadfast in its commitment to delivering tangible results for the people of Sikkim. With these landmark reforms, the state is on a trajectory of growth and development, guided by the principles of equity, justice, and opportunity for all.
During the historic State -Level Temporary Employees Convention at Rangpo, Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang-Golay also announced several other significant reforms.
Firstly, the honorarium for MG-NREGA barefoot engineers will see a substantial increase from Rs 7000 to Rs 10,000, demonstrating the government's commitment to recognizing and rewarding the contributions of these workers. Additionally, the State government has introduced three new posts within the Department of Forest and Environment, including Office Assistant, Data Entry Operator, and Office Attendant, aimed at enhancing administrative efficiency and service delivery.
Moreover, in a move to acknowledge the contributions of land donor employees, those with three years of service will now be eligible for regularisation, providing them with stability and security in their employment. Furthermore, the government has extended support to temporary employees with disabilities, ensuring that those who have served for more than two years will have their services regularised, underscoring a commitment to inclusivity and equal opportunities for all members of the workforce.
These announcements reflect the government's proactive approach to addressing various challenges and ensuring the welfare and empowerment of its citizens.
Chief Minister PS Golay is demonstrating a forward-thinking leadership by extending his efforts beyond merely facilitating government jobs. He is venturing into diverse fields and avenues, placing a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship and providing support to the art, entertainment, and fashion industries. By encouraging young minds to transform their passions into professions, he is fostering innovation and creativity within the youth population. Additionally, his commitment to implementing various skill development programs highlights his dedication to empowering young individuals with the necessary tools and abilities to contribute meaningfully to the progress of Sikkim in all spheres.
Through these initiatives, Chief Minister PS Golay is not only shaping the future of the State but also nurturing the potential of its youth to become influential leaders and change-makers.