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Sikkim State Budget Session 2021-22 ends with important bills passed by Cabinet-

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GANGTOK,(IPR): Education minister Kunga Nima Lepcha proposed the Sikkim International University Bill, 2021 for consideration along with five other bills by other in-charge ministers on the final day of the Budget Session 2021-22 of the business legislative.

MLA D.T. Lepcha, the education minister informed the House about the university and the benefits the students will incur from it and how much attention is needed as its privately funded, even the CM said about the advantageous venture of this University which will shape the young future’s mind. The MoU with the university has been evaluated in various levels before passing from the cabinet and is a three-year term as per government norms.

Similarly, Labour minister M.N. Sherpa moved the Sikkim Labour (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2021 which will bring transparency in manpower management employment of youth in the state for consideration of the House.

Speaking on the issue of the recent recruitment of porters, the Sikkim Chief Minister informed the House that 600 Army posts were out of which 400 eligible people from Sikkim were recruited, adding no such specific criteria that only Sikkimese shall be recruited. After further voting, it was passed from the house. Meanwhile, the rest bills were also discussed and were taken into consideration after multiple evaluations with explanatory statements by the ministers and were passed by the house ultimately, after the additional voting process.

The Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to the Governor of Sikkim for his address on the opening day of the Budget Session, thanked Speaker and Deputy Speaker for the smooth conduct of the two-day Assembly Session, Ministers and MLAs for their participation in the proceedings of the House, State government officials, officers of Sikkim State Legislative Assembly Secretariat, and everybody involved in making the two-day session a success.

The two-day Assembly Session came to a successful end.

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