๐’๐ข๐ค๐ค๐ข๐ฆ ๐€๐š๐ฆ๐š ๐’๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ค๐ญ๐ข๐ค๐š๐ซ๐š๐ง ๐˜๐จ๐ฃ๐š๐ง๐š

Pakyong, March 3rd (IPR): Honโ€™ble Chief Minister of Sikkim, Shri Prem Singh Tamang disbursed financial assistance of Rs 20000/- each to non-working, unmarried, widowed, divorced or separated mothers, under the โ€œ๐’๐ข๐ค๐ค๐ข๐ฆ ๐€๐š๐ฆ๐š ๐’๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ค๐ญ๐ข๐ค๐š๐ซ๐š๐ง ๐˜๐จ๐ฃ๐š๐ง๐šโ€,(๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐›๐ฒ ๐‡๐‚๐Œ ๐’๐ก๐ซ๐ข ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ ๐’๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ก ๐“๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ ) today at the state-level function at Rangpo Goli Ground.
Sikkim Aama Sashaktikaran Yojana (SASY) is a pro-people, women-centric programme of the state government that commits to ensuring benefits to non-working mothers between the age group of 18 to 59 years thereby promoting the empowerment of less privileged mothers.
Tracing back the history of Sikkim Aama Sashaktikaran Yojana, the socio-economic welfare scheme was launched by the Hon’ble Chief Minister on the 15th of August 2022, under the Women & Child Development Department, Government of Sikkim.
The welfare scheme provides one-time financial assistance of Rs 20000/- to ๐ง๐จ๐ง-๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ , ๐ฎ๐ง๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐, ๐ฐ๐ข๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐, ๐๐ข๐ฏ๐จ๐ซ๐œ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ. Though in some special cases relating to POCSO /rape victims, the age limit may have to be reconsidered & the decision thereof will have to be taken up on a case-to-case basis.
Additionally, Hon’ble HCM also distributed cheques to ๐ฐ๐ข๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ž๐ฑ-๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง and ๐›๐ž๐ง๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐•๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ๐š.
๐•๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ๐š is also a women-centric scheme where an amount of Rs. 3 lakhs of financial assistance for treating infertility would be given to couples having difficulty in conceiving where the couples can undergo In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment. The scheme would be given to both Government employees and Non-employees of Sikkim. Till date a total of 67 beneficiaries are facilitated with a cheque of Rs 3 lakhs each, beginning from the month of April 2022.
The primary motive behind the Yojana is to extend financial assistance to these mothers annually to enhance their self-reliance and autonomy. The financial assistance could be further utilized in supporting the educational needs of their children and, investment in micro-income generating businesses, instant medical support in the family, renovation of the house or any other unfulfilled obligations.
The nodal department responsible for implementing this scheme is entrusted to the Women and Child Development Department(WCCD), Government of Sikkim.
The distribution programme commenced with a welcomed address by Minister UDD cum Area MLA West Pendam Constituency Mr LB Das. He welcomed the dignitaries gathered and thanked them for their presence at the event. Furthermore, he praised the Hon’ble Chief Minister for his vision and commitment towards the welfare of the people.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister in his address dedicated the historic event to all the mothers of Sikkim and congratulated the beneficiaries under the Sikkim Sashaktikaran Yojana.He underlined the objectives under the scheme which primarily caters to the financial needs of the mother’s and assured increment in the financial assistance in the near future.
The Chief Minister also apprised the gathering about the various upcoming women empowerment schemes which are in pipeline and will be initiated accordingly.
The program was also witnessed by all the cabinet ministers of Government of Sikkim, respective MLAโ€™s, Chairman, Chairperson, Advisor, DC Pakyong, SP Pakyong, SDM Rangpo, BDOs from all the blocks, head of offices along with officials from various departments.

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