Chief Minister P.S. Golay laid the foundation stone for the proposed State Civil Services Officers’ Institute at Chintan Bhawan complex in the capital today. It was attended by Buildings & Housing minister Sanjit Kharel, the deputy Speaker, ministers, chief secretary and senior government officers.
The foundation stone laying ceremony was followed by a short briefing session in the auditorium of Chintan Bhawan wherein the chief engineer, Buildings & Housing Department, presented a technical report on the Civil Services Officers’ Institute.
The State Civil Services Officers’ Institute is a multipurpose building which has been conceived to provide an integrated physical environment which will serve as a binding force in maintaining relationship among officers working in various organizations in the State and to imbibe within a spirit of cooperation in all aspects of civil services.
The proposed institute will provide banqueting services for all the State Civil Services officers and their families as well as guestroom facilities for State guests and resource persons from outside the State for their comfortable stay in Sikkim. Additionally, the centre will also facilitate organizing and promoting conferences, seminars, lectures and trainings while also housing a food court for the public.
As guided and directed by the Chief Minister and the chief secretary, various other services including library facilities, health wellness centre, recreational facilities and other provisions will also be introduced in order to make the institute a state-of-the-art infrastructure with inbuilt facilities.
In his brief address, Chief Minister P.S. Tamang (Golay) said that the proposed institute is dedicated exclusively to the zealous civil services officers who actively deliver diligent work for the development of the State. He added that the centre will also aid various departments and the State government in reducing accommodation expenses on guests and resource persons from outside the State who otherwise are usually housed in hotels and lodges.
Earlier, the welcome address was presented by the PCE-cum-secretary, Buildings & Housing department while the vote of thanks was delivered by the additional secretary of the department.