Gangtok,22nd February 2020: (IPR) A coordination meeting on Draft of Film Policy organised by Information and Public Relations was conducted here at the Conference hall of Tashiling Secretariat today.
The meeting was chaired by Chief Secretary, Shri S.C. Gupta and attended by DGP, Shri A. Shankar Rao, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance and Planning, Shri V.B. Pathak, Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism, Shri Dr. Jayankumar, Principal Secretary, RDD, Shri C.S. Rao, Principal Secretary, Forest, Shri M.L. Srivastava, Principal Secretary Health,Shri K Sreenivasulu, Secretary Culture, Smt Vidhya Subba,
Secretary, Information Public Relations Department, Smt.Namrata Thapa and HoDs of various line departments.
The main objective was to discuss the draft of the film policy and take feedback and suggestions from the Chief Secretary and the related departments so as to promote Sikkim as a leading destination for shooting and production of feature and non feature film, both as well as for television content.
The policy will be released during the ensuing Global Cinema Festival being held w.e.f 28th February to 1st March 2020 here at Gangtok.
At the onset, IPR Secretary Ms. Thapa gave a brief information on the Draft Film Policy through a power point presentation.
She gave a brief information on objectives of the Policy, Film Development Council, film facilitation office and salient features of the policy. Development of the infrastructure, setting up of miniplexes, film and television Institutes were also brought before the meeting.
Chief Secretary, Shri Gupta appreciated the initiative made by the department and assured to extend all possible support to make it into reality. He stated that Film Policy will encourage locals to choose the sector as a career and help in promoting the interest of people in cinema.
One of the main content of the policy is setting up of Single Window system which would facilitate the ease of filming in the state. It was decided to have a meeting to discuss the Modalities Single window system soon with the concerned departments.