CM directs Education department to prepare proposal on promotion of regular teachers

Thursday, May 25, 2023 07:45 [IST]

Last Update: Thursday, May 25, 2023 02:08 [IST]

CM directs Education department to prepare proposal on promotion of regular teachers

GANGTOK, (IPR): Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang called upon the Education department to present a proposal regarding the promotion and grade pay of regular teachers in service.

During the ‘Sikshak Sikshika Samman’ felicitation programme organised by the Sikkim Teachers Association (STA) today, the Chief Minister expressed his concern for granting a 30% in-service promotion to the regular teachers who meet the criteria and qualifications set by the NCTE and UGC.

Furthermore, the Chief Minister announced that this felicitation programme would become a departmental function, held annually by the Education department in collaboration with the STA as an acknowledgment of the retired teachers for their valuable contributions.

The Chief Minister expressed his joy at participating in this historic event and paid tribute to the founding members of the STA who established this platform to honour the teachers. He encouraged the retired teachers to continue with their service for the betterment of the society and shaping the future of the State.

Emphasizing the government's commitment to the education sector, the Chief Minister highlighted their efforts to provide justice to dedicated teachers. He mentioned that regular appointments are being granted to teachers working on ad-hoc for many years, including those who had donated land for school construction.

Additionally, he proudly announced that Sikkim has achieved the fifth position at the national level and the first position in the Northeast region in the education sector. As a representative of the dedicated teachers of Sikkim, he expressed gratitude to them for their selfless contributions, which have helped society to progress and develop by nurturing skilled youth.

A total of 263 teachers and head of institutions who retired in 2021 were felicitated during the programme, followed by a special felicitation to Pahal Man Subba, former MP Lok Sabha-cum-former STA president.

The programme was attended by Education minister Kunga Nima Lepcha, Upper Tadong MLA G.T. Dhungel, Chief Minister’s political secretary Jacob Khaling, additional chief secretary Education department R. Telang, advisor, Education department, Mohan Prasad Subba, Education secretary Sumita Pradhan and officials from different departments.


Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi