Gangtok, May 4, 2012:
A day long interactive meeting was organised by the Department of Roads and Bridges, Government of Sikkim on quality management, control and speedy implementation of various developmental schemes of the state government at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok today. The meeting was Chaired by the Chief Minister of the state, Pawan Chamling.
While addressing all the technocrats of the state the Chief Minister advised them to adhere to the quality of the infrastructures created by the government and complete it within stipulated time. The infrastructures so created are meant for the larger interest of the public with the public money. The technocrats being at the implementing stage of various schemes should be very responsible towards the people and the government. With their technical knowledge they should use their innovation and should ensure that the work undertaken is be technically sound. Stressing on the profession of engineering the Chief Minister said that as technocrats, the engineers are designers of all the wonders of the world and expected same from them for the development of the state. Further, he advised them to get exposure from the expertise of the other parts of the world and implement it in the state. The state government is spending good amount of its resource for the capacity building of its fellow citizens, he said and advised them to take advantage of such programmes of the government for the benefit of the states future. Talking about the abundance of natural resources of the state the Chief Minister asked the engineers to plan the developmental strategies in such a way that the natural resources of the state is well utilized for revenue generation. At the same time he cautioned that while planning and implementing the programmes, protection of the environment and ecology should be kept in mind. In the course of their activities, the Chief Minister advised them to work in such a manner that the state becomes a laboratory of the country where people from all round the globe turn up for research activities.
Talking about the Bhaleydhunga Sky Walk Project the Chief Minister said that the government plans to develop this project as a state of art which requires dedication and hardwork from every one involved in this project. The project after its completion will be an asset of the state as well as of the country and will project the country throughout the world.
He also advised the engineers to be very serious in their day to day activities towards the people of the state and urged them not to compromise in the quality during the implementation of various construction works. He also advised them to work with dedication and sincerity. Talking about the various restoration works in the aftermath of the earthquake the Chief Minister asked the technocrats to be very diligent in implementing the works. The works should be qualitative and time bound, he added. He also asked them to work for the fullfillment of commitment made by the government during the 42 days village to village tour.
The programme also saw submission of memorandum of demands by the engineers of the state to the Chief Minister which was presented by T.B.Rajalim, PCE cum Secretary, Water Security and PHE Department.
Rakesh Khanna, PCE cum Secretary, Irrigation and FC Department placed the bried report of the development activities going on in the state and the role of the engineers in its implementation. He also ensured the Chief Minister that the engineering fraternity will leave no stone unturned to fulfill the cherished dream of the government to make Sikkim an example in the nation.
Earlier, Secretary Roads and Bridges Department G.S.Sharma delivered welcome speech while vote of thanks was proposed by AK Giri, PCE cum Secretary, Energy and Power Department.
The day long programme was attended by the Speaker, SLAS, Dy. Speaker, SLAS, Cabinet Ministers, MLA’s, Mayor, GMC, Zilla Adyakshas, Dy. Mayor,GMC, Advisors, Chairpersons, Chief Secretary, Heads of the department and engineers from all the departments of the state government.