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16 Jun 2019, Edition - 1433, Sunday

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Sikkim launches ‘One Family, One Job’ scheme

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Days after 10 per cent reservation quota in government jobs was introduced during the Lok Sabha session, states are coming forward to ensure job security for the people.

President Ram Nath Kovind has given his approval for the bill and now state governments are also showing interest in it. Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani has decided to implement 10 per cent reservation in government job. Moreover, Bihar is also ready to implement this reform in the state soon.

Amid these promises in the job sector, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Saturday launched ‘One Family, One Job’ scheme.

What is ‘One Family, One Job’?
The scheme envisions employment to a member of every family which does not have a government job in the state.

Under this scheme, all loan debts in the farming and agriculture sector would be revoked.

At present recruitments are being made for Group C and Group D posts in 12 government departments.

“We are giving appointments for 26 different posts, including chowkidar (guard), maali (gardener), ward attendents in hospitals and other health facilities, village police guards and assistant village librarians,” he said.

Implementation plan

Chamling, the longest serving Chief Minister in independent India, personally handed out temporary appointment letters to two beneficiaries from each of the 32 Assembly constituencies in the state as a token gesture to kickstart the scheme during ‘Rojgar Mela 2019’ at the packed Paljor stadium.

Chamling’s Sikkim Democratic Font government earlier announced that 20,000 youths would immediately be given temporary jobs under the scheme.

Once the formal launch of the programme was over, the officials took over and carried out the job of distributing appointment letters. In all, 11,772 people have issued appointment letters on Saturday itself.

The budget allocations have been made for 89 days in the current financial year for paying emoluments to the new recruits, and fresh provisions would be made in the next financial year.

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