On Wednesday, December 8, the Sikkim Assembly passed a bill for the creation of two more districts in the state. Sikkim will have six districts once Governor Ganga Prasad gives his approval to the proposal.
Enhancement in administrative efficiency
Kunga Nima Lepcha, the Land Revenue and Disaster Management Department Minister presented the Sikkim (Re-Organisation of Districts) Bill, 2021 in the House on Tuesday. He said that the creation of these two new districts will improve administrative efficiency in the state.
The new districts – Pakyang and Soreng – are now sub-divisions that will be carved out of East Sikkim and West Sikkim districts respectively.
Following a brief discussion, the House passed the bill by voice vote.
Bill to rename Sikkim State University after Mt Kanchenjunga
An amendment bill was also passed by the assembly to rename the Sikkim State University after Mt Kanchenjunga who is considered the guardian deity of the Sikkimese people.
Lepcha, who also holds the education portfolio, presented the Sikkim State University (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in the assembly on Tuesday.
Speaker L B Das Z, after the address of Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, adjourned the House sine die to mark the end of the three-day sitting of the assembly.