The Civil Services Officers’ Institute, Sikkim in coordination with the department of Personnel organised Civil Services Day 2021 at Manan Kendra in Gangtok.
Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang graced the occasion as the chief guest in the presence of Deputy Speaker, SLA, Sangay Lepcha, cabinet ministers, Kunga Nima Lepcha, L.N. Sharma, Sonam Lama, Bhim Hang Limboo, B.S. Panth, M.N. Sherpa and Arun Upreti, advisors, chairpersons and chief secretary S.C. Gupta.
In opening address, chief secretary S.C. Gupta extended a warm welcome to the chief guest, the dignitaries present and all the former retired secretaries to the Government of Sikkim. He expressed that the Civil Services Day is a day for reflection and introspection about the rules and functions of civil service and assessment of various challenges that the civil service faces today.
Chief Minister stated that, ‘Ensuring punctuality and efficiency in government offices leads to an active administration followed by an increase in productivity which in the long run works for the welfare of the citizens, society and the State as a whole. He acknowledged the presence of former secretaries of the Government of Sikkim who retired from the service in the last two years’.
The programme also witnessed the presentations of awards and felicitations. The award of Appreciation for the Best Cabinet Memo was presented to the department of Food & Civil Supplies while the award of Appreciation for the Best Task Management System was presented to the department of Information Technology.