A Cabinet meeting was held today at Samman Bhawan, wherein it was decided to increase the reservation in jobs for Scheduled Castes (SC) from 4% to 5%.

Following are some of the other decisions taken :-

ENERGY AND POWER DEPARTMENT
1. Approval of draft Sikkim State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Recruitment and Conditions of Service of Employees) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018.

URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING DEPARTMENT
2. Approval and sanction of Rs.57,83,000/- for widening of Sonam Tshering Marg (Kazi Road) from Keepsa Hotel to Power Station, Gangtok.

3. Approval and sanction of Rs.63 lakhs as Central Share and transfer Rs.25.20 lakhs as 1st installment for construction of 42 new houses under Beneficiary – Led Construction at Namchi under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Housing for All (Urban).

4. Approval and sanction of Rs.3, 99, 99,000/- for construction of Open Car Park and allied facilities at Namthang.

5. Approval and sanction of Rs.1, 99, 35,000/- for infrastructure development and beautification of Tashiding Bazaar.

6. Approval and sanction of Rs. 1330 lakhs for implementing projects approved under State Annual Action Plan under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

ROADS AND BRIDGES DEPARTMENT
7. Approval and sanction of Rs.1,79, 66,813/- for up-gradation of Aritar to Hathichirey road (1.5km) under Pakyong Sub-Division.

8. Approval and sanction of Rs.1, 77, 21,410/- for construction of diversion road from Yangang to Helipad PMGSY road.

TOURISM AND CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT
9. Approval of draft Sikkim Tourism Policy 2018.

10. Approval and sanction of Rs.68,23,000/- for implementation of Technology Up-gradation Project by Sikkim Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd. Under the project, handloom-looms and their accessories are distributed to 455 beneficiary weavers during the project period of three years.

FOREST, ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
11. Approval and sanction of Rs. 191.14 lakhs for implementation of Management Action Plan for Conservation and Management of Khecheopalri Wetland in West District under National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Eco-System.

12. Approval and sanction of Rs. 310 lakhs for implementation of Management Action Plan for conservation and management of Tamzey Wetland in North/East District under National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Eco-System.

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, LIVESTOCK, FISHERIES & VETERINARY SERVICES
13. Approval and sanction of 3 crores for construction of trout rearing-cum-production farm at Temchi, North Sikkim under BADP.

14. Approval and sanction of Rs.49, 57,110/- for distribution of 88 buffalo heifers under State Earmarked Schemes for 2018-19.

15. Approval and sanction of Rs.99,34,395/- for distribution of 173 Milch cows, chemical free feed, milking cans etc under State Earmarked Schemes for 2018-19.

RURAL MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
16. Approval and sanction of Rs.30.41 lakhs for construction of 2.50 M RCC culvert along the PMGSY road from Lower Dorop to Assangthang, South Sikkim.

17. Approval and sanction of Rs.3020.76 lakhs to be released as grants-in-aid to SIRD, SRDA, Zilla and Gram Panchayats.

18. Approval and sanction of Rs.133.64 lakhs for restoration of damaged PMGSY road from Lower Rumbuk to Moonewgoan to be met from State fund.

SOCIAL JUSTICE EMPOWERMENT AND WELFARE DEPARTMENT
19. Approval and sanction of Rs.2 crores for providing supplementary nutrition to Anganwadi Centres and Child Care Institutes under State Special Nutrition Programme.

20. Approval and sanction of Rs. 1 crore and transfer the same to Sikkim State Child Development Society for construction of 204 Anganwadi Centres.

21. Approval and sanction of Rs. 1199.20 lakhs for the projects sanctioned under Multi-Sectoral Development Programme.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND HERITAGE
22. Approval and sanction of Rs.1 crore for construction of Shakti Sthal at Mungram, South Sikkim.

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
23. Approval and sanction of Rs.31,88,494/- for construction of six- roomed school building at Rongli Junior High School.

TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT
24. Approval and sanction of Rs.2, 29, 47,804/- for acquisition of three 9 KL Tankers and four 19- seater AC luxury buses.

FINANCE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE DEPARTMENT
25. Approval and sanction of Rs.152.42 lakhs for development of new Sikkim Integrated Management System Version 2.0 duly replacing the existing Sikkim Integrated Financial Management System.

26. Approval and sanction of Rs.25.84 lakhs for OFC- Network Connectivity services on rental basis for running of live Sikkim Integrated Financial Management System.

ROADS AND BRIDGES DEPARTMENT
27. Approval for dissemination of information through signboards and milestones/kilometer posts in English, Devnagari and State Language of the majority community in a particular area. For example, in Dzongu, apart from English, signboards will also be in Devnagiri and Lepcha language.
HOME DEPARTMENT

28. Approval and sanction of Rs.18, 66,644/- for construction of additional barracks and toilets for IRBn at Wazirabad, New Delhi.

SOCIAL JUSTICE EMPOWERMENT AND WELFARE DEPARTMENT
29. Approval and sanction of Rs.69.66 lakhs for implementation of National Nutrition Mission.

URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING DEPARTMENT
30. Approval and sanction of the following with regard to Gangtok Smart City to be implemented by M/S Gangtok Smart City Limited:
i. Approval and sanction of Rs.555.50 crores .
ii. Approval and sanction to transfer the amount of Rs.17 crores to the account of Gangtok Smart City Development Limited (GSCDL).
iii. Approval and sanction to transfer the subsequent release of the Smart City Grant from MoH &UA, GOI amounting to Rs.483cores to the account of GSCDL.

HEALTH CARE, HUMAN SERVICES & FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT
31. Implementation of State flagship programmes(Sikkim State Illness Assistance Fund & Mukhya Mantri Jeewan Raksha Kosh), Grants -in-aid to various Councils amounting to Rs.29 lakhs, Rs.125 lakhs and Rs.571 lakhs respectively and approval and sanction to withdraw the amount for credit to the captioned schemes account .

32. Approval and sanction of Rs.37,67, 627 /- for procurement of laboratory equipments and apparatus for Government Pharmacy College at Sajong, Rumtek.

33. Approval and sanction of Rs. 6,72,45,292/- towards land acquisition for exit road of Multi- Speciality Hospital at Sochakgang, Sichey.

SOCIAL JUSTICE EMPOWERMENT AND WELFARE DEPARTMENT
34. Approval and sanction of Rs.662.76 lakhs for implementation of schemes under Integrated Child Protection Scheme.

35. Approval and sanction of Rs.721.16 lakhs for construction of Old Age Home (Jyestha Nagrik Sewa Samman Kendra) at Mangan.

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL, ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS, TRAINING AND PUBLIC GRIEVANCES
36. Approval for revision of Grade Pay for the post of Stenographer Grade-III, II and I at par with the corresponding posts in other Services.

HEALTH CARE, HUMAN SERVICES & FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT
37. Approval and sanction of Rs.500 lakhs towards payment of monthly honorarium to Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA).

LAND REVENUE AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
38. Approval of Draft Bill -The Sikkim Regulation of Transfer of Land (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018 so as to protect the rights and ownership of agricultural land of the Sherpa Community from alienation.