Gyalshing, 10 July, 2019 (IPR): Area MLA-cum-Minister for PHE, Shri. Bhim Hang Subba attended co-ordination meeting with public, Zilla Panchayats and Panchayat members of all the GPUs of Yangthang constituency today at conference hall of Zilla Panchayat Bhawan, Kyongsha, West Sikkim.
The meeting was also attended by ADC (Development) Shri. Surat Gurung; BDO (Gyalshing) Shri. Dinesh Pradhan, Zilla Panchayats and Panchayat members of all the GPU of Yangthang constituency, Officials of various government department and public.
The coordination meet organized by BAC Gyalshing was all making the public aware about various welfare works being executed through various GPU of the constituency under Panchayati Raj System and also to inform the public about works, project and schemes to be initiated in future.
Minister Bhim Hang Subba in his brief address spoke about roles of Panchayat members and their responsibilities for implementation of various public based schemes in an effective and transparent way. Minister expressed that the governmental benefits must reach to eligible and needy people. Claiming that mismanagement and partiality have happened while including people under BPL category and the people from white collar section are reaping benefits. Bhim Hang Subba informed that the state government has decided to initiate a fresh survey to determine the families who fall under genuine BPL category. He shared that non-governmental organizations would be tasked to conduct the survey to ensure transparency and justice to common people.
He stressed that the Panchayat members should work as people’s representatives without placing people’s political affiliations under scanner to appease any political faction. “Injustice should not happen to the poor and needy people because of Panchayat members’ political interests and affiliations. The government benefits should reach to each and every needy households”, he said.
Minister further informed that assessments of all the public welfare works completed and under progress in the constituency would be done in the upcoming days and a team comprised of area MLA (himself), line department officials and the Panchayat members would be the part of assessment committee. Speaking on problems of drinking water and water for irrigation, Minister mentioned that, as a minister of water resources his priorities is always to find the solution of the problem related to water crisis in the constituency. He stated that exploration and development of water sources in the constituency and making provision of easy availability of water would be the priority of the government. He said that the state government is always there to serve the people and their needs.
Minister Subba expressed that the development is possible if the approach is right and the interest is selfless. “Lets make Yangthang constituency a model constituency through constructive and collective effort. I need the support and coordination of all through which we can together build our constituency for better tomorrow”, the Minister added.
At the outset BDO (Gyalshing) informing about the objective of co-ordination meeting expressed that the meeting was called to aware the people on numerous public welfare schemes being executed through gram Panchayat units operational in Yangthang constituency. He said that the meeting was also the part of BAC’s effort to bring people together at a platform for deliberating numerous issues concerning Yangthang constituency.
In the meeting Rural Development Assistants from some GPUs presented report on various public welfare works being done in all the GPU of Yangthang constituency. They made aware to the people about public welfare schemes such as housing scheme, construction of footpath, roads, repairing of bridges, community centers, laying of pipelines for drinking water etc. They informed that most of the projects have been completed but some are pending due to various reasons. They also placed details on the funds allocated to the GPUs by the state and the central government under various governmental schemes.