Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Chamling appeals to businessmen to use local manpower and produce Gangtok,

Jan 29 (UNI) Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today announced that a mandatory clause for local employment and use of local produce would be inserted in licences and its renewal for business establishments in the state.
The Chief Minister directed the Chief Secretary to formulate a concrete proposal and put it up before the government expeditiously.
Addressing a gathering of businessman, civil society representatives and tourism stakeholders here, Mr Chamling said every shop and hotel must use local produce and project the organic products of Sikkim.
'' I appeal to you to use local manpower in every job in your units, '' Mr Chamling told the stakeholders.
The Chief Minister directed the Urban Housing department to put condition while issuing or renewing licences to check how many locals and local produce were used.
He also said vehicle owners must employ local drivers and the same must be verified while renewing the permits.