India, June 12 -- The 'one family one job' scheme launched by the Pawan Chamling government in Sikkim earlier this year has come under scanner with the new administration cancelling more than 40% of the appointments made under the programme.

The new government headed by P S Golay cancelled more than 8,000 appointments claiming that these were made illegally.

On May 31, the department of personnel ordered cancellation of the appointment of those who joined duty after the model code of conduct came into force on March 10.

Sikkim went for simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabla polls on April 11. Seeking a record sixth term as chief minister, Chamling had rolled out its 'one family one job' scheme in January, announcing that the administratio...