Gyalshing:Chief Minister Pawan Chamling started the 21st day of his village to village tour from Legship Sec. School. With Monday’s tour he has wrapped up his tour of west Sikkim.
Addressing a gathering the CM said that he had basically come to gather the knowhow about the work done by his government at the lowest level and also to bring the bureaucrats to see the field reality. His village to village tour was an initiative to bring about direct democracy, he said. Talking on education system of Sikkim, he said that it is not up to the standard required specially in subjects like English and Maths. In order the increase the efficiency of the teaching faculty, the government has initiated the policy of monthly “Evaluation of Teachers” by the students.
Based on this evaluation good teachers will also be rewarded and at the same time drawbacks can be traced. Further he said that it also becomes the duty of the students to utilize all the good facilities that the government provides and try to make their future by themselves.
Chamling stressed that the failure of the student is not only the responsibity of the teachers but the society as a whole. The police department was directed to be diligent in cases of drug abuse in the society, institutions and offices and anyone found indulging in such cases should be appropriately punished. He appealed to the people to shoulder the burden of making Sikkim a drug free State which has become the major problem of the state and nation.
“Good citizens will become successful citizens” hence all students should try to be good from within. He said that knowledge should not be certificate oriented but value based with inputs of skill and capacity building.
Expressing his dissatisfaction over the low quality of computers being supplied to the schools, he directed the concerned department to initiate departmental enquiry on the suppliers.He directed the school heads not compromise on quality. Until and unless everyone is made responsible and answerable such discrepancies will occur. He declared that any MR employees attaining the age of 58 years shall be given one and a half year monetary benefits if they want to retire.
Referring to the employees he appealed them to dedicate their service at their best for the welfare of the people and the development of the society. Adding to it he said if anyone is not satisfied with his work they are welcome to resign. He reiterated that his government is working towards the goal of making Sikkim a beautiful, self-sufficient and advance state by the year 2015 and its people self sufficient and prosperous.
The chief minister condoled the relatives of the victims of the landslide in which 16 lives were lost and a two minute silence was observed for the departed souls. All depts. were asked to render whatever aid they could to the families. He announced that the houses destroyed would also be rebuilt.
Sikkim is a peaceful state and it is the responsibility of every citizen to maintain this peace and development always. The chief minister sponsored Miss Purni Hangma Subba of Langang JHS for the eye treatment.