Gangtok: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) secretary-general and minister Arun Upreti today expressed his gratitude towards party president and or the Chief Minister P.S. Golay and Union IT minister Ashwini Vaishnav for the creation of a separate and independent BSNL Sikkim circle.
Upreti said the establishment of an independent telecom circle will boost telecommunication connectivity across the State of Sikkim and strengthen the existing telecommunication services.
Before bifurcation, Sikkim was under the West Bengal telecom circle. The Sikkim telecom circle of BSNL started operating on Wednesday, 1st September 2021.
“This is an era of information technology and telecommunication plays a vital role but due to lack of independent circle, the idea of extending the services to the remote areas was limited. The creation of this separate BSNL circle was a priority considering the future of the State and the party president- cum-Chief Minister soon after coming to power had initiated the process of bifurcation of the circle from West Bengal and create an independent Sikkim circle.
Upreti, further met the Union IT minister and submitted representations, for which the Union minister had also assured of initiating the independent Sikkim circle and now it has been realised, which is a great achievement of the government and the party,” said Upreti.
Upreti said the government plans to do away with the use of paper in almost all government activities. But to make this vision a reality, strengthening telecommunication, internet, and mobile services is a must and we are sure our circle will make this possible.