The following decisions taken during the Cabinet meeting held at Tashiling Secretariat

The following decisions were taken during the Cabinet meeting held at Tashiling Secretariat on 16/09/2020 –
POWER DEPARTMENT
Financial sanction of Rs.222.42 lakhs (Rupees two crores twenty two lakhs forty two thousand only) as Grants-in-Aid to the Sikkim State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SSERC) for the financial year 2020-2021.
FOOD AND CIVIL SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT
Financial sanction of Rs.2,28,00,000/- (Rupees two crores twenty eight lakhs only) as State Component under National Food Security Act (NFSA)2013 for transportation, handling, movement of food grains and fair price shop dealer’s margin for 2020-2021.
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Renaming of Upper Tarnim Government Primary School as Upper Tinkitam Government Primary School in South District and Martam Secondary School as Nazitam Secondary School in East Sikkim.
Financial sanction of Rs.4,50,00,000/- (Rupees four crores fifty lakhs only) as the first instalment of Central share to five colleges under the Infrastructure Grants Component of the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) 2.0.
Financial sanction of Rs.51,57,100/- (Rupees fifty one lakhs fifty seven thousand and one hundred only) to be released as Examination Fees for Under Graduate Students of Sikkim State Government Colleges affiliated to Sikkim University.
HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT
Financial sanction of Rs.2757.78 lakhs (Rupees twenty seven crores fifty seven lakhs seventy eight thousand only) with a State share of Rs.275.38 lakhs and Central share of Rs.2482.01 lakhs for implementation of programmes under HMNEH.
Approval is also solicited to transfer the same to the accounts of Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) as and when funds are released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India.
SKILL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Enbloc sanction for drawal of Rs.15,66,90,000/- (Rupees fifteen crores sixty six lakhs ninety thousand only) as Central share and release the same to the State Institute of Capacity Building (SICB), Karfectar for the implementation of Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY).
TOURISM AND CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT
Approval of Rs.38,24,102 lakhs (Rupees thirty eight lakhs twenty four thousand one hundred and two only) to be released as Grant-in-aid to Indian Himalayan Centre for Adventure and Eco-Tourism (IHCAE), Chemchey, South Sikkim,
ROADS AND BRIDGES DEPARTMENT
Financial sanction of Rs.3846.00 lakhs (Rupees thirty eight crores forty six lakhs only) for the construction of two lane highway from Adampool to Ranka-Sichey road in East Sikkim, with funding under RIDF-XXV and de-sanction of Rs. 2428.00 lakhs under State Plan.
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Financial sanction of Rs.51.62 lakhs (Rupees fifty one lakhs sixty two thousand only) already released as Grant-in-aid to five Private Aided/Unaided Schools having minority students under Scheme for Providing Education in Minorities and Madrasa(SPEMM) for the year 2011-12.
HOME DEPARTMENT
Approval of the policy regarding the prohibition on the construction of new religious structures and the removal/relocation/regularization of existing unauthorized construction of religious nature in public places.
Administrative approval of Rs.282.41 lakhs (Rupees two crores eighty two lakhs forty one thousand only) and financial sanction of Rs.200.00 lakhs (Rupees two crores only) for repair and Renovation of Sikkim House at X-13 Hauz Khas, New Delhi.
URBAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Administrative approval of Rs.200.00 lakhs (Rupees two hundred lakhs only) and financial sanction of Rs.40.00 lakhs (Rupees forty lakhs only) as 1st instalment for the formulation of Local Area Plan (LAP) under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
Approval of the First Supplementary Demands for Grants 2020-21 covering 34 grants and Appropriation to the tune of Rs.45123.63 lakhs (Rupees four hundred fifty one crores twenty three lakhs and sixty three thousand only).
Approval of the “The Sikkim Goods and Service Tax (Amendment Bill 2020)” to amend the Sikkim Goods and Services Tax Act 2017.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Additional financial sanction of Rs.67,44,731/- (Rupees sixty seven lakhs forty four thousand seven hundred thirty one only) for the construction of 30 mtr span Steel Bridge over Naray Khola along Tshalumthang to Tareythang Road, East Sikkim, due to the revision of cost.
Administrative approval for the revised cost of Rs.2.17 crores (Rupees two crores seventeen lakhs only) and additional financial sanction of Rs.92.10 lakhs (Rupees ninety two lakhs and ten thousand only) for construction of State Panchayat Resource Centre (SPRC) AT GMC office, Deorali in East Sikkim.
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.25,67,000/- (Rupees twenty five lakhs sixty seven thousand only) to be released as a stipend to students studying in Sikkim Institute of Higher Nyingma Studies (SHEDA).
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND WELFARE DEPARTMENT
Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.97.54 lakhs (Rupees ninety seven lakhs fifty four thousand only) as grant-in-aid to Sikkim Commission for Backward Classes (SCBC) for the financial year 2020-21.
URBAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Approval of the “Sikkim Municipalities Amendment Bill, 2020” with the provision of the following:
I. Insertion of a new provision in the Act for deferring of Municipality election for a period not exceeding six months in one spell beyond the stipulated period and in no case election to be deferred by more than a year beyond the stipulated date.
II. Insertion of the section in the Municipalities Act is to be made for contesting the Municipality election on non-political party basis.
III. Omission of Section 15 A of the Act which has a provision of nominated Councillors.
TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT
Approval of “The Sikkim Motor Vehicles Taxation (Amendment) Bill, 2020” to be placed in the forthcoming Sikkim Legislative Assembly.
BUILDINGS AND HOUSING DEPARTMENT
Administrative approval for the foreclosure of the work order in favour of M/s Civil Engineers Enterprises Pvt.Ltd, Kolkata for the work “Renovation and Up-gradation of 100 bedded District Hospital to 300 bedded Multi Speciality Hospital at Namchi, South Sikkim.
FOREST AND ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT
Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.1,55,00000/- (Rupees one crore fifty five lakhs only ) for the implementation of Development of Grass Reserve and Management Action Plan for grass land of North Sikkim under MH-3601(General) of National Livestock Mission Scheme.
URBAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Administrative approval for the implementation of Sikkim Urban Garib Awas Yojana (Phase-I) at the total cost of Rs.13050.54 lakhs (Rupees one hundred thirty crores fifty lakhs and fifty four thousand only) with the provision to provide 502 Unit (Beneficiary Led Household) at the cost of Rs.16.02 lakhs per unit and 270 Units of Flatted Units at the cost of Rs.18.55 lakhs per unit to be distributed among 07 (seven) Urban Local Bodies (ULB) of Gangtok, Jorethang and Gyalshing.
URBAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Administrative approval and financial sanction of Rs.2000.00 lakhs (Rupees twenty crores only) and transfer the same as grants to Urban Local Bodies as recommended by 15th Finance Commission for the year 2020-21.
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Approval for setting up a Board of Open Schooling and Skill Education in collaboration with a sponsoring organisation and the draft Bill in this regard.
The proposal seeks approval of “Khangchendzonga Buddhist University, Sikkim Bill 2020 “to be placed in the forthcoming Sikkim Legislative Assembly.
LABOUR DEPARTMENT
The proposal seeks approval for amendment of “Sikkim Essential Services Maintenance Act, 2000” by duly amending Section 2, clause (VII), to be placed in the forthcoming Sikkim Legislative Assembly.
ROADS AND BRIDGES DEPARTMENT
Approval of the following with regards to “Consultancy services for preparation of Detailed Project Report and for the construction of Highway Tunnels and its approaches enabling all weather connectivity at various locations in the State of Sikkim:
(a) Approval of the Consultancy Firm, which would be a “Joint Venture between Lion Engineering Consultants and Marsway Engineering Consultancy and Construction Services Pvt. Ltd.
(b) Approval of the agreed bid offer of Rs.50 crore (Rupees fifty crores only) inclusive of all taxes.
(c) Approval to create an independent project implementing and monitoring team.

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