Sixth session of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly began on Monday. Chief minister Pawan Chamling who also holds the finance portfolio tabled the Second Supplementary Demands for Grants for the financial year 2017-18 in the House.
The second Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2017-18 includes 37 grants, which includes gross additional expenditure of Rs 40896.38 lakh comprising Rs 13742.32 lakh on Revenue Account and Rs 27154.06 lakh on Capital Account. Of this, the proposals involving net cash outgo aggregates to Rs 29122.57 lakh were also placed before the House.
The discussion and voting of Second Supplementary Demands for Grants 2017-18 will take place on Tuesday.
Earlier, the Session began with obituary reference on the demise of former Governor of Sikkim T V Rajeshwar.
T V Rajeshwar expired on January 14 in Delhi after prolonged illness at the age of 91 years.
The House observed silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul.
During the question hour, the chief minister in his reply to the query raised by MLA R N Chamling informed the House during the period 2002-03 to 2016-17, 7759 youths have been sanctioned loan amounting to Rs. 9316.97 lakhs under the CMSES. Under the present Scheme, the loan is repayable. However, proposal for waiver of interest is being considered.
The Session was presided over by Deputy Speaker Sonam Gyatso Lepcha.