GANGTOK, March 10 - Sikkim Assembly today passed the Rs 7,132.59 crore budget for the year 2018-19 and Sikkimese Appropriation Bill, Bill No.3 of 2018.
The budget was passed unanimously after Speaker KN Rai put it to vote four days after Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling presented it on the inaugural day of the budget session.
The House later passed the Sikkim Appropriation Bill, Bill No. 3 of 2018, that authorises the State Government to set money aside for specific spending. The members also passed budgetary demands of various departments.
The Speaker later adjourned the house sine die.
Meanwhile, the Sikkim National Law University Bill, 2018 was passed in the Assembly by voice vote yesterday.
State Human Resource Development Minister RB Subba had introduced the Bill on March 7 in the House.
Later, Additional Chief Secretary GP Upadhyaya said with the passing of the bill the Law University would have intake capacity of 100 students of which 50 per cent would be reserved for Sikkimese students. � PTI