During an awareness function held in Upper Dzongu yesterday, General Manager STCS, Menla Ethenpa informed that a new distribution centre will be established in Dzongu for the people of Dzongu constituency.
Mr Ethenpa interacted with the panchayats of Dzongu during the awareness session held for the people of Dzongu regarding the new system of KYC form. The STCS GM further informed that, it is mandatory to fill up the KYC form and also informed the people about the required documents to be furnished while filling up the KYC form.
The GM further added that the people of Dzongu and other parts of North Sikkim including Lachen and Lachung need not go to Gangtok to fill the KYC form as the STCS will make arrangements for the same at the Mangan community hall. The date on which this is to take place will be informed later, he added.
As requested by the Zilla Adhyaksha and public, the GM has decided to open an LPG distribution centre at Sangkalang in Upper Dzongu. This distribution centre, when set up, will cater to around 1000 consumers of Dzongu.
The awareness programme was also attended by Minister for Power cum area MLA, Sonam Gyatso Lepcha along with Zilla Adhakshya North, Anguli Lepcha, SCTS Manager, Mansing Tamang and other panchayat members.
The Zilla Adhyaksha North stated that the people of Dzongu are facing problems due to this new KYC system and further added that the people have to shell out an extra amount to get the LPG cylinders from Gangtok. She also requested the STCS for a one time distribution of LPG refills for the people of Dzongu before the Lossoong Festival which is the main festival of the people of Dzongu.
The Power Minister appealed to all the panchayats to be aware of this KYC system and explain it to the people of their respective wards and GPUs. He further urged all the people of Dzongu to fill up this KYC form as soon as possible.
The Minister also inspected the under construction REDRH houses at Chandey for the displaced families of Bey Village who were shifted to this area after the earthquake last year washed out their village. The Minister directed the concerned contractors and masons to deliver quality work.