Honorable Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad attended 50th Governors Conference Sub-Group Consultative Meeting at Ashoka Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim  Shri Ganga Prasad attended 50th Governor’s Conference Sub-Group Consultative Meeting at Ashoka Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

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Raj Bhavan

Gangtok, Sikkim

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

        Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim  Shri Ganga Prasad today attended the 50th Governor’s Conference Sub-Group Consultative Meeting at Ashoka Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The Sub Group on various subjects for wider consultation and submission of the report was formed by Rashtrapati Bhavan through a written communique in the month of August this year. Accordingly the subjects such as  Tribal Issues, Reforms in Agriculture, Jal Jeevan Mission, New Education Policy: Higher Education and Governance for ‘Ease of Living’ were allocated to different subgroups of Governors and Lt. Governors.

The meeting on Governance for “Ease of Living” allocated to the Sub Group of Governors,  of which  Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim is a member, is being presided by Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal Shri Jagdeep Dhankar as the  Convenor of Sub Group. Its member being Governor of Manipur, Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Governor of Sikkim, Governor of Bihar, Governor of Nagaland, Lt. Governor of Delhi and Administrator, Union Territory of Lakshadweep with Vice Chairman and CEO of NITI Aayog as its invited participants.

Hon’ble Governor during his address highlighted the clarion of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Viswas given by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi towards the vision of New India to which following goals are the precursors.

  1. Attaining the target of 5 Trillion Dollar  Economy by 2024-25.
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goals 2030, and
  3. Attaining the target of being the largest economy in the world by 2047, the 100th year of Independence.

   Hon’ble Governor stressed the need of multisectoral reforms and the way the public resource is utilized in the country. These include Reforms in Allocation and Utilisation  of National Resources, Reforms in Projects and Schemes of Public Welfare and Development being undertaken by Central and State Governments, Reforms in Monitoring and Evaluation of Schemes and Developmental Projects, Co-operative Federalism in letter and spirit, Electoral Reforms, Accountability and Efficiency in delivery of public services, Focus on    E-Governance and Digitisation of Economy, Civil Service Reforms and also Building a Just and Law Abiding Society. Besides, Hon’ble Governor also highlighted the need to improve the accountability and efficiency in each rupee of government spending.  

While deliberating on the primary needs towards ease of living, Hon’ble Governor also submitted his suggestions on the following issues which a large segment of our population is still struggling with.

  1. Ensuring basic amenities such as clean drinking water, housing, and sanitation for all citizens.
  2. Ensuring free delivery of services on quality health care and education for all citizens including bridging the Urban-Rural divide in the health care and education facilities.
  3. Concerted and concrete efforts on strengthening the public delivery system through robust implementation of E-governance and Digital India Mission.
  4. Strengthening Road, Railway, Air and Broadband connectivity across regions, cities, and villages on priority for bridging existing regional connectivity gap.
  5. More welfare and social security measures with focus on universal pension, nutrition, women safety, capacity building and employment and economic empowerment of differently-abled and weaker section of society, strengthening social harmony and cohesion by eliminating discrimination in the society.
  6. Extending banking facilities to all individuals and promoting saving culture by linking all small savings to life insurance directly. Simplifying Mudra Yojna for the benefit of small and marginal entrepreneurs to promote self-employment on priority.
  7. Ensuring public participation in all developmental and welfare schemes and following bottom-up approach to developmental planning more vigorously.
  8. Mobilization and involvement of citizens

Deputy Secretary (PR) to Governor

SKM/GOV/DS(PR)/2019/83

25th September,2019