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Thursday, June 20, 2019 09:54:16 IST

Welfare schemes for the weaker / Marginalized sections

Sikkim Unmarried Women Pension Scheme – A monthly pension of Rs.500/- is provided to BPL unmarried women who have attained the age of 45 years and above till 59 years after which she will be eligible for Old Age Pension of the Central Government.

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Rural Development

The Chief Minister’s Rural Housing Mission (CMRHM)

The “Mission: Poverty Free Sikkim” was launched by the State Government in 2010 with the sole target of converting the existing 6,000 dwellings to a single storey, earthquake resistant pucca houses.

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Women’s Rights & Respect for Women

30 % reservation for women in State Government jobs.

30% women reservation in the local bodies was made in the year 1997 which was later revised to 40% in 2008 and further enhanced to 50 % in the 2012 local bodies elections in Sikkim.

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Education Sector

Education is free till graduation level in all Government educational institutions and free till post graduation level for BPL.

Textbooks, exercise books, uniforms, shoes, raincoats, etc are distributed free to all students.

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Health Sector

Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Annual and Total Checkups for Healthy Sikkim (CATCH)-Started in 2010, it aims to provide comprehensive health care on an annual and periodical basis.

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Sikkim-The First Organic State

Sikkim Organic Mission, the Mission for making Sikkim the first Organic State started in 2003 with the historic declaration by the Chief Minister, Shri Pawan Chamling in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly.

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1995 was declared as “Harit Kranti Varsa” (Green Revolution Year) and as a part of this programme, distribution of free seedlings for plantation and massive afforestation drives were carried out.

In 1995 Ban on pan masala /gutka was enforced.

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Other Unique Policies

Appointment on Compassionate Ground – Under this scheme, the next of kin of Government Servants belonging to Group C and D category who die in harness are given Government employment. 1298 such appointments have been made till May 2016. Compassionate appointment is also extended to the next of kin of martyrs.

12% horizontal reservation for BPL candidates is provided for filling up of post by direct recruitment in all Government jobs.

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