GANGTOK, 3 JUNE: Chief Minister, Mr Pawan Chamling today presided over the coordination meeting regarding the 14th Finance Commission at the conference hall of Chintan Bhawan here today.
This high level meeting was attended by the Speaker, Mr K T Gyaltsen along with the Cabinet ministers, chief secretary, DGP, finance secretary and heads of various state government departments. During the meet, Mr Chamling is said to have reviewed the draft proposals for each of the departments. He is said to have directed the departments to include further proposals and projects for speedy development of the state.
He reportedly urged that the revenue projection of the state should also be as accurate as possible. Mr Chamling is also reported to have reviewed performance of the works sanctioned under the 13th Finance Commission and also stressed that all the works sanctioned under the 13th Finance Commission should be completed within the timeframe.
The Chief Minister is said to have directed all the departments to complete the works sanctioned under Prime Minister&’s Package for earthquake relief, giving major focus on Chungthang which was its epicenter. During this meet, Mr Chamling appealed to all to work in tandem with the policymakers and take personal initiatives in seeing that works and schemes of their respective departments are being undertaken properly. Further, he stressed on accountability and collective responsibility to usher Sikkim to greater heights. sns