Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Friday announced a number of schemes and welfare measures for the state government employees.
Addressing a function to mark the 24th anniversary of Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) government at Saramsa, about 12 kms from the state capital, he also announced reduction of qualifying period for promotion for group C & D employees to to five years.
He also said employees working under Group C and D grade in the state government for last five years and above will be regularised.
Chamling further said that all Safai Karmacharis working under various government departments for more than 10-years will be regularised.
The chief minister directed all the concerned departments to submit the proposal by January 15 next and ensure implementation of all the above announcements at the end of January 2019.
He also announced that all pending promotions of Group C & D employees will be done immediately on priority.
Chamling said women workers engaged in various sectors on temporary capacity in any sector will be entitled to six months maternity leave.
The chief minister announced that Sikkim government will issue Other Backward Class (OBC) Certificates and Scheduled Caste (ST) Certificates to non-COI / Sikkim Subject holders who have valid Voter Cards, Residential Certificates and Trade Licenses.
For the benefit of youths, Chamling said that all vacant posts in the state government will be advertised at the earliest.
The chief minister said that under the 'One Family One Job Scheme' of the state government, 20,000 unemployed youths will get appointment order during Rojgar Mela which is scheduled to be held on January 12 at Paljor Stadium.
He assured that those recruited under the 'One Famy, One Job' scheme will be regularised after five years of service.
Seeking commitment of the officers and employees of the state government towards development and prosperity of Sikkim and its people, the chief minister said that the best of visions and policies cannot come to fruition if it is not conjugated with the efforts of able bureaucrats and officials.
"All segments of the state government have to come forward with a sense of ownership and strive towards upholding the values of peace, progress and prosperity that can be found in its finest in Sikkim, " he said.
Meanwhile, opposition parties the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) and Hamro Sikkim Party of former footballer Bhaichung Bhutia slammed the state government for making it compulsory for all officers and employees of the state government to attend the function marking completion of 24 years in power by the SDF government.
"The Chamling government should have refrained from forcing its employees to attend a function which was political in nature," the opposition parties said.
Assembly elections in Sikkim are due next year.
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