SEPPA, Jul 07: A meeting was convened under the chairmanship of East Kameng DC Sandeep
Kumar Singh to review the performance of all medical health centres of the district
in implementing Mission Indradhanush, at Kameng Hall here on Monday.
Addressing the meeting, the DC urged medical officers to complete the target of full
dose immunization and include all the children in the final round. He also asked
the DMO to furnish the list of non-performing ASHAs and to disburse the incentives
to ASHAs/Anganwadi workers only after the final round of immunization programme.
ADC Pooja Jain further asked the doctors to work out modalities and put up more efforts
to cover more areas under the mission. She also asked them to check and get the correct
figures of fully immunized and non-immunized children before the 4th round so that
no children were left out. DMO Dr. N Geiyi also spoke in the meeting. (DIPRO)
Comply with APDBE Act-2015; AACWA
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: All Arunachal Contractors’ welfare Association (AACWA) has urged
all departments to comply with the Arunachal Pradesh District Base Entrepreneurs
Act- 2105 for all tender work and maintain 1% earnest money deposit for tribal contractors
in any tender/ quotation works by the government departments.
Drug awareness programme in Khonsa
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: Inter-school Drugs Awareness seminar on the theme " Let's be aware
and make aware" under the aegis of Science & Technology Department, in collaboration
with Don Bosco Youth Centre, Khonsa was held today at Don Bosco Youth Centre which
was participated by 12 students from various schools.
Chathun Hakhun of Christ The King School, Khonsa was declared topper of the seminar.
While addressing the gathering, Capt Shahid Yunas RMO 1st Assam Rifles said that
the youth and students of Tirap must be aware of negative impact of drugs/ brown
sugar and opium which is prevalent in the districts and spreading day by day in the
He urged the students to follow Ranphoa Ngowa, a son of a farmer of Kheti village
who cracked the civil service exam recently.
He blamed the outsiders for creating anti-social activities in the district and appealed
all the students who attended the seminar to avoid which is harmful to health as
well as against the mankind.
Dr. Palash Rakshit, SMO who was resource person highlighted about the negative impacts
of drugs/ brown sugar, opium, alcohol, tobacco.
Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee birth anniversary
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh observed the 114th
Birth anniversary of late Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee, legendary Indian politician,
barrister and academician at Itanagar on July 6.
The state BJP leaders and party cadres led by State President, Tai Tagak offered
floral tributes to the great legend. The State President, Tai Tagak speaking on the
occasion highlighted about the life of Late Mookerjee and called upon the party cadres
to follow the path shown by him. Mukherjee had shown the seed of a performing and
self propelled leadership in the service of the motherland, Tagak said.
PHE reach out to villagers
BOMDILA, Jul 07: To boost the Swatchh Bharat Mission (SBM) in rural area of West
Kameng District, an intensive awareness programme was conducted at Lish Gompache
Gram Panchayat here today.
Addressing the gathering E.E PHED-cum-Member Secretary DWSC, Bomdila Er. Likha Tekhi,
said that in order to achieve total sanitation status by 2019, the people’s participation
and cooperation is needed.
He added PHE & WS Department says that the motto of the department is to provide
safe and sustainable water supply and proper sanitation facilities to residents.
Emphasising on sanitation, he added, department has provided 81 units of IHHLs to
Lish Gompache to stop open defecation and to inculcate the habits of using toilets
and eradicate water and sanitation related sickness.
He appealed all the households to construct sanitary toilet and avoid open-defection
for better health.
Speaking on the occasion, Anchal Chairperson (ACP) Dirang Anchal Block, Langjom,
appealed all the PRIs member and general public of Lish Gompache and Lish Gram Panchayat
to avail the opportunities rendered by the department. Further she urged public
for proper maintenance of IHHLs constructed and avoid open defecation.
While attending the programme as administrative representative, Circle Officer (CO)
Dirang, Koj Yabyang appealed the public to use and maintains the IHHLs constructed
under SBM (G) and avoid open defecation for better health and hygiene.
Block Development Officer (BDO) Dirang, Ngoibup Dorjee, also talked about importance
of toilets and urged the people to use the toilet and avoid open defecation. He further
added that the most sicknesses in our region are due to poor sanitation and consumption
of untreated water.
Karbak makes unannounced visits
LIROMOBA, Jul 07: Local MLA Nyamar Karbak made a unannounced visit to Primary Health
Centre Liromoba on July 5 last alongwith DMO incharge Dr. Linya Lollen, Dr. Tomar
Kamki, Dr. Mate Pal, Kenkar Yomcha Secretary General INTUC Arunachal Pradesh, Koj
Kano Registering Officer cum Public Relation Officer APB&OCWWB and host of HoDs and
Trade Union leaders. The Medical Officer and Lab Technicians were found absent. It
was also informed by the public that the MO and Lab Technician are irregular.
MLA Karbak directed the DMO incharge to serve a show cause notice to both the staff
immediately and cautioned that such practices will not be tolerated. He also directed
DMO to supply sufficient medicines to PHC for any adversary.
An announced visit to the Govt. Higher Secondary School was also made. The School
management team apprised the MLA of the problems being faced by school like shortage
of Science and Maths teachers, toilets for girls and boys, boundary problems etc.
Karbak sanctioned Rs. 1 lakh for repairing of the boundary wall and promised to sanction
Rs. 1.70 lakh for procurement of school books and Rs. 5 lakhs for separate toilets
for boys and girls from TFC very soon. He also provided computer sets and printers
on request of the teaching staffs. Regarding posting of Science and Maths teacher,
he promised to take up the matter with DDSE on priority basis.
Attending the awareness camp, MLA Karbak also the chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Building
& Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board distributed welfare kits and apprised
the workers to register with Board to avail maximum benefits being provided by the
Board like medical assistance, tools advance, maternity assistance, housing loans,
death benefits, funeral assistance etc, free distribution of school bags, geometry
box, umbrella, mosquito, education Assistance for higher studies in Technical/Professional,
Old age pension for above 60 years, scholarships to children. He also informed that
those registered with MNREGA are also eligible to register with the Board.
Implementation of MDM satisfactory: ADC
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: An unannounced inspection with regard to implementation of Mid-Day
Meal was carried out in Seijosa. The team comprising of T.R. Tapu, ADC, Pani Tayem,
ZPM, B. Rai, BEO, Renu Kino, ACP visited Govt. Secondary School Darlong and Govt.
M.E. School Niti Darlong.
The food items prepared were found to be satisfactory in quality and the students
were satisfied with the items and quality served to them. The Headmaster of Govt.
Secondary School Sakter Nabam highlighted that the school is very much in need of
a shed to serve the meals and the matter becomes worse when it rains as the school
does not have any extra classroom or shed for the purpose. R. Tallong, Headmaster,
Govt. M.E. School Niti Darlong highlighted about the shortage of classrooms and the
poor condition of the Mid-Day Meal kitchen and classrooms. The visiting team assured
to look into the matter and the accompanying ZPM and ACP assured to donate CGI sheets
for the purpose.
Consultative meet on New Education Policy
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: The State Council of Education, Research and Training (SCERT) will
conduct a state level consultative meeting on new education policy (NEP) here on
The Government of India has initiated process to formulate a new education policy
through an inclusive, participatory and holistic approach by inviting ideas and suggestions
on key policy initiative from the grassroots.
Thirty three themes have been identified for discussions which are divided separately
for school education (13) and higher education (20) sectors.
DDSEs of all the districts, Principal DIETs and various stake holders of school education
will participate in the meeting.
Faculty from NCERT, New Delhi and NERIE, Shillong will conduct the meeting.
Construction of planetarium opposed
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: The Itanagar City Development Welfare Association (ICDWA) has in
a representation to the Capital Complex DC today, strongly objected to the construction
of planetarium at the IG Park and urged him to initiate an eviction drive at the
said location at the earliest.
Terming the decision of the IT department of establishing such structure which had
otherwise served as a playground for youngsters, as illegal and against public interest,
it further appealed the administration to demolish half constructed structures and
remove construction materials from the park soon.
Meanwhile, it has also appealed both the administration and IMWA to put a complete
ban on the sale of Maggi noodles in the Capital Complex.
State BJYM objects to handing over road work to PWD
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: Strongly objecting to the reported decision of the state government
to hand over construction work of NH52, a 63kms long road from Bomjir to Pasighat
from BRO to PWD, state Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) unit, vice president Mongol
Yomso has in a letter today sought immediate withdrawal of the said government notification.
While alleging that the deplorable condition of road from Banderdewa to Itanagar
is a glaring example of poor quality of work and mismanagement by the PWD, Yomso
appealed the state government to let BRO continue the construction work in the said
stretch of road to ensure quality work.
AAPSU seeks rescheduling of PWD JE (civil) exam
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has in a letter
to the state PWD Minister today appealed him to defer the date of written examination
for the post of Junior Engineer (Civil) in PWD, which is slated to be held on Jul
11th and 12th next, saying that the date coincides with another recruitment examination
being held for the post of JE conducted by the Food Corporation of India at Guwahati
The union in its release said, aspirants hailing from various districts of the state
have applied for the said examinations but are unable to attend both due to coinciding
of its dates. It further appealed him to consider postponing the dates of the Junior
Engineer (Civil) recruitment exam being conducted by the APPWD by at least 20 days.
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: The Apatani community of Deomali/ Namsangmukh celebrated Dree festival
at Namsangmukh Dree ground with much fun-fare and traditional gaiety on July 5.
Attending festival, Reli Loyi, Commandant 1st IRBn, Namsangmukh appreciated the Apatanis
for their endeavour to preserve their culture and tradition. He said that most of
the tribal festivals of Arunachal Pradesh are agriculture and nature based which
bring unity in the society. He urged that religion and culture should not be mixed
Cultural programmes including traditional Daminda dance, local cuisine were the other
highlights of the day.
Dree at Bhalukpong
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: Display of colorful cultural programmes by participants from various
tribes; Aka (Hrusso), Miji, Nyishi, Adi, Galo, Nepali and Apatani communities marked
Dree celebrations at the Indigenous Festival ground, Bhalukpong in West Kameng district
The festivities which was attended by OSD to Chief Minister Dr. Hatobin Mai and local
MLA and PHE &WS Parliamentary Secretary Kumsi Sidisow as chief guest and chief patron
respectively, began with the unfurling of Dree flag and reading out of the Dree mythology.
Sidisow also inaugurated a newly constructed rostrum on the occasion.
Among others Nafra ZPM Miali Sangchoju, Hrusso Socio-culture Society general secretary
Dibru Dususow and Bhalukpong EAC were also present on the occasion.
DC flags off water tanker in Seppa
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: East Kameng Deputy Commissioner SK Singh today flagged off the
newly procured water tanker in the presence of ADC P. Jain, EKSWCO Chairman K. Safar
Pao,, social worker Boru Sangyu, and the staff of Seppa PHED Division.
The water tanker was donated by four MLAs, namely Kumar Wai, Tapuk Taku, Karya Bagang
and Mama Natung.
The water tanker will be useful in the event of any natural calamities/disasters
for mitigation of water supply problems.
A huge Garbage Dump at the tri-junction of IGNOU office and Central School(KV 1),
C-sector, Naharlagun causing massive traffic congestion, health hazard for school
children and general public, posing a big question mark to the municipal authorities
for repeated inaction.
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: Arunachal Pradesh government has intensified patrolling in the
inter-state boundary areas following the June 5 incident at Behali in neighbouring
Assam, where a group of armed miscreants burnt a vehicle from the state besides inflicting
burn injuries on two persons, the state Assembly was informed today.
Patrolling and mobile patrolling in association with paramilitary forces have been
intensified and all district SPs bordering Assam have been directed to liaison with
the districts in the neighbouring state to take measures to prevent recurrence of
such incidents, state Home Minister Tanga Byaling said replying to a written question
by opposition leader Tamiyo Taga and BJP member Japu Deru.
"Coordination with the Assam police is being maintained at the highest level," the
Giving a detailed account on the incident, Byaling said that on June 3 one Nehru
Orang of Serelia village under Assam's Sonitpur district along with his elder brother
Kolai Orang and another person Lobin Orang went to Hatimara forest to collect firewood
when allegedly Arunachal Pradesh extremists fired upon them.
"While Nehru and Lobin managed to escape, Kolai did not reach the village. On the
following day, when they went back to the forest, they found his body with multiple
head injuries. An FIR was registered at Behali police station and inquest was done
by BDO Behali. The matter is still under investigation," he said.
Byaling said that in retaliation, on June 5, a group of armed miscreants stopped
a vehicle from Arunachal Pradesh belonging to T T Tara at Behali and set it on fire
inflicting burn injuries on him and his brother in-law.
"Arunachal administration and police have been in constant touch with their counterparts
in Assam. Various peace meetings have been held and it was decided that for the sake
of peace and tranquility, the innocent people of Arunachal should not be targeted
and blamed for death of Kolai Orang in the forest without any substantive and conclusive
evidence," Byaling said. PTI
Delay in release of funds leads to poor implementation of RTE Act
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: Since Right to Education Act (RTE) came into force, schools in
Arunachal are still looking forward to a fully fledged implementation of the Act.
Various schools have been alleged of charging amounts from students in the form of
school maintenance fees, infrastructure fees and admission forms.
Students of Govt Middle School at C Sector here are paying Rs. 500 during admission.
When enquired by this daily, Headmaster in-charge Marnya Game clarified that amount
taken from the students were voluntary contribution from the parents for repairing
school bench and desks. He informed that the school management committee (SMC) had
decided to seek voluntary contribution from the parents considering the insufficient
and untimely release of maintenance fund from the authority.
"Even we don't want to take money from the students as per RTE Act which guarantees
free and compulsory education for children between age group of 6 to 14yrs. But in
reality, many schools are facing similar problems such as insufficient texts books
and other basic requirements like chalk, black board and stationeries.
The Headmaster also opined that parents of the students should pressurize the Director
School Education to look into such matter instead of complaining for the amount taken
from them to meet up the basic needs.
Another school, Govt Middle School at G-sector, Naharlagun, has been accused of not
abiding by the RTE rule. As alleged, the school authority has been accused of charging
Rs. 220 from the students as the charge for student’s identity card and the form.
Headmistress of the school, Tarh Yaku meanwhile says that the amount charged for
the students ID card was in accordance with the meeting of the school authority held
with the parents on July 16 last year which agreed for the I-card to be provided
to the students for better identification.
“The meeting was held with an aim to make the school a model school”, she said. Meanwhile
at Seppa, as claimed by Yang Yangfo, teacher at Pacha Middle School, all the schools
in the township have been abiding by the RTE rule and do not charge any money from
“Schools here are not facing much problem as the DDSE has been managing funds for
the same,” he informed.
Meanwhile Yangfo, who is also the general secretary of All Arunachal Pradesh Sarva
Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AAPSSATA) has blamed the state government
for the RTE mess.
“The reason why teachers have to charge money from the students is because the government
has failed to provide funds. Even if they do, it is after the session is over. It
is the main reason why teachers have to charge money from the students indirectly”,
“They can’t even pay salaries on time, how come will they provide fund?,” he added.
15 day budget session begins, 4 bills introduced
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: Four important bills were introduced in the first day of the 15-day
Budget session of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.
Education Minister Tapang Taloh introduced the Arunachal Pradesh Education (Amendment)
Bill, 2015 to deal with transfer and posting of teachers taking into consideration
the requirement of teachers and other human resources for smooth functioning of educational
institutions and other establishments under the education department.
Research Minister Thangwang Wangham introduced the Arunachal Pradesh Heritage Bill,
2015, which would have provisions for conservation and protection of heritage sites
including buildings, arte-facts, structures, areas, streets and precincts of historic,
cultural or environmental significance and sites of scenic beauty.
The bill would also have provisions for conservation and protection of area of environment
sensitivity and matters connected with it.
To consolidate laws relating to scientific planning and development of road network
and connectivity, PWD Minister Gojen Gadi introduced the Arunachal Pradesh State
Road (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015.
The bill would deal with systematic regulation of road development by giving impetus
to safe custody and maintenance of assets in the state for all round economic development
and welfare of the people. PHED Minister Takam Pario introduced the Arunachal Pradesh
Water Supply Bill, 2015 to regulate water supply including levy of reasonable tariff
on consumption of piped water supply in the state.
Panel of Chairmen: Under the procedures of conduct of business of the house for the
current session, Speaker Nabam Rebia today announced the names of MLAs - Jarkar Gamlin,
Er. Tumke Bagra, PD Sona and Wangki Lowang as panel of Chairmen for the session.
Presentation of Reports: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki laid the 26th annual report of
Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission for the year 2013-14, while Minister
Women & Child development Wanglin Lowangdong laid the combined annual administrative
report (2012-2013 and 2013-2014) of the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women
(APSCW) and Education Minister Tapang Taloh laid the Arunachal Pradesh Education
(Amendment) Rules, 2014 & the Arunachal Pradesh Education (Amendment) Rules 2015.
Legislative Assembly Secretary also laid on the table of the house the bills assented
to by the Governor.
Nikh Kamin, Chairman of the committee on public accounts presented the 66th, 67th
and 68th report of the committee on public accounts on the report of Comptroller
and Auditor General of India for various years and departments.
The house also adopted the fourth report of the Business Advisory Committee of the
sixth Legislative Assembly presented by Women & Child development Minister Wanglin
Lowangdong by voice vote before the Speaker adjourned the house for tomorrow.
Earlier, the budget session began with speaker Nabam Rebia leading the house in paying
tributes to former legislators of the state who passed away this year.
Making obituary reference in respect to Tashi Khandu, former MLA from Tawang constituency
in undivided Kameng district who died on March 23 this year after prolonged illness,
Rebia termed him as a great first generation leader.
Khandu, born in January 15, 1926 at Tippi village was elected to the first legislative
assembly in 1978.
He left behind his wife, three sons and a daughter.
While remembering Tarik Rava, who died on May 1 last due to prolonged illness, the
speaker termed his death as an irreparable loss to the state.
Rava born in 1943 at Nacho in Upper Subansiri district was elected to the second
legislative assembly during 1995.
He left behind two wives, five sons and four daughters.
Taking part in the discussion, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki termed Khandu as a 'gem'
of person who worked relentlessly for the cause of the poorer section of the society.
While remembering his association with Rava, Tuki termed him as an active social
worker who was instrumental in uplifting the backward class of the society.
"In his demise, we have lost a first generation leader and the vacuum created by
his demise is hard to fill," the chief minister said.
Home minister Tanga Byaling, senior BJP member Japu Deru and Congress MLA Jambey
Tashi also participated in the obituary reference before the House observed two-minute
silence in respect of the departed souls.
Later, the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki inaugurated a Library cum Canteen building in
the assembly secretariat complex in presence of all members and officers. With inputs
24 new grid substations in the offing
Question hour in Legislative Assembly
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: Twenty four more new grid sub-stations and 1917 KM of grid lines
are coming up under the comprehensive scheme of transmission under MOP, Govt of India
which is being implemented by PGCIL. This was informed in the Legislative Assembly
While responding to the star question from MLA Tumke Bagra, Power Minister Tanga
Byaling informed the house that the Govt had issued order on March 17 last with a
sole purpose of placing officers for operation and maintenance of the State Grid
Systems and grid sub¬stations, which are located at Daporijo, Aalo, Pasighat, Deomali,
Itanagar, Naharlagun, Bhalukpong and Khuppi.
This arrangement was started with the intension that the subordinate staff would
be adjusted from existing establishment of overall strength of the department and
the March 17 order was a part of the on-going process, the minister further said.
He added that actual placement of officers against these Transmission divisions shall
be undertaken only after readjustment of existing strength so that none of the Zones
and Circles suffers from lack of officers and staffs. The State Govt is committed
to make all of its units and offices functional and effective to handle the assigned
activities, he added. Bagra wanted to know the reason of withdrawal of the line EE
(Plng) of Aalo circle and posting him as EE (SLDC) at Itanagar and ASW SE (E) office
as AE in Transmission Division No II at Itanagar as per the government order.
The minister also informed that the on¬going process of redistribution and readjustment
of posts was long due and the present government is committed to complete this process
as early as possible. If needed, the Govt will create additional posts to make every
unit of the department practically workable.
Altogether 100 hectares of land have been earmarked for Telluliang village and 64
numbers of Land Processing Certificates (LPCs) have been issued so far against Talluliang
village in Lohit district, this was informed by Chief Minister during question hour
in the Assembly house.
Responding to a star question from MLA Dr Mohesh Chai, the Chief Minister further
informed that 44 number of LPC applications remain pending in the DC’s office for
want of NOC from the forest department and other formalities.
Responding to a question whether any LPC has been issued against the quota of Telluliang
village for land outside the territorial boundary of the said village, it was informed
that no such quota system exists.
In another star question, when Dr Mohesh Chai enquired as to why the newly constructed
ANM school in Namsai has not been made functional this year despite infrastructure
facilities are there, Health Minister Rajesh Tacho informed the house about inadequate
hospital infrastructures (CHC Namsai), inadequate clinical service in the hospital,
inadequate laboratory and diagnostic service, non-availability of faculty and requirement
of additional accommodation as per the Indian Nursing Council. However, the minister
informed that action has already been taken and requisite proposal included in AOP
for adequate laboratory and diagnostic service. Qualified nurses are being posted
in the district who will be designated as faculties, he informed adding additional
faculty will be added as per norms.
State Govt. lacks commitment, accountability:BJP
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Ram Madhav today
rapped the state government over ‘dismal’ performance in the implementation of various
projects and welfare schemes and utilization funds sanctioned for them.
Addressing a party meeting here today, Ram Madhav, who is currently on a two-day
visit to the state to take stock of the present political scenario, said that there
was a stunning lack of commitment and accountability by the ruling Congress Government
in the state to implement those projects and welfare schemes successfully. “There
is no question of stopping or releasing fund from the Centre. But the state government
has to perform”, he said.
According to the BJP General Secretary, the state government has miserably failed
to show the minimum level of performance.
While assuring the BJP-led government’s all cooperation to the state, Ram Madhav,
however, said that the state government must ensure timely execution and submission
of utilization certificates against funds sanctioned/released so far for various
schemes and projects.
He also reviewed party organisation called upon the party cadres and legislators
to work hard for further strengthening party organisation in the state and the region
as a whole.
Earlier, Ram Madhav addressed series of meetings separately with the State office
bearers, legislatures, frontal wings, senior leaders, including for Ministers and
MLAs, retired Civil servants.
NES blames Pul for financial mismanagement, seeks enquiry
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: Financial crisis in the state has become a political crisis. Latest
to join the bandwagon is Nyishi Elite society (NES) who has blamed former state Finance
Minister Kalikho Pul of the financial mismanagement in the state and has sought constitution
of an enquiry committee to look into it.
“Pul has been the longest serving Finance Minister. Financial mismanagement happened
during his tenure. It should be he who should be held accountable. He owes us answer
this”, said Bengia Tolum, president NES addressing media persons at Press Club here
The society expressed disappointment over seeking resignation of Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki by the state BJP unit and various organisations blaming him for the financial
“Nabam Tuki was made Chief Minister with thumping majority to run the government.
This mandate should be respected. Democracy should be respected,” Tolum said.
It came down heavily on the state BJP unit for leading the movement.
“Some so called leaders are painting wrong image of our state in New Delhi. Play
your politics but please do not indulge in such activities”, he said. “We need strong
and vigilant opposition in the state”, he added.
It further called on various organisations of the Nyishi community to refrain from
getting involved in the movement and claimed that people are playing divide and rule
“Do not fall prey to the people with vested interest”, the NES president appealed.
Arunachal to implement Food Security Act by 2016: Markio Tado
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: Arunachal Pradesh will implement the National Food Security Act
(NFSA) 2013 in totality by 31st March, 2016. This was informed by Er. Markio Tado,
Parliamentary Secretary of Food and Civil Supplies, Legal Meteorology and Consumer
Affairs at the Conference of Ministers and Secretaries of Consumer Affairs, Food
and Public Distribution of States/UTs held at New Delhi today. Tado who was accompanied
by Director Food and Civil Supplies Liyon Borang informed that Arunachal Pradesh
has made considerable progress in the implementation of NFSA where important steps
of identification of beneficiaries and formation of Grievance Redressal Mechanism
has already been completed as mandated by the NFSA.
Tado highlighted that the State Government was taking necessary steps to enforce
the Essential Commodities Act and Prevention of Black Marketeering and Maintenance
of Essential Supplies Act. While drawing the attention of the house to the difficult
terrain and hostile climatic conditions which is the main cause of reluctance from
transporters to carry essential food items to the remotest parts of the state accompanied
by increase in prices, the State Government has created an effective price monitoring
mechanism to regulate the prices for the benefit of the target population. The prices
of essential commodities mainly pulses, cereals, edible oils, onion, potatoes etc
are being regulated by the Price Monitoring Cell which has been set up under the
aegis of the Directorate of Food and Civil Supplies, he mentioned. Tado mentioned
that in Arunachal Pradesh the prices are fixed on wholesale and retail sale basis
by the Deputy Commissioners in consultation with the respective local market committees.
He further mentioned that the Government has been vigilant in price control especially
with reference to the locations in the Assam border.
To further strengthen the food and public distribution framework in the State, Tado
informed that necessary interventions like end to end computerisation, Online Allocation
and Supply Chain Management and other related measures were taken with the greater
objective of checking leakage and bringing transparency in the system. In the state
portal, the NFSA digitization data will be available in public domain by 31st July,
2015 for transparency and social audit.
In order to overcome the transportation and logistics bottlenecks, the State Government
has submitted a proposal for enhancement of Transportation rates to the Ministry
of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India. Tado requested
the Centre to increase the entitlement of food grains allocation as well as enhance
the entitlement from 5 kgs to 12 kgs per person per month under NFSA 2013 to the
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan
chaired the meeting which was also attended by Union Minister of Agriculture Radha
ANYA submits memo to Rijiju, demands for early construction of 4-lane Ita-B’dewa
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) today met the Union Minister
of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju at New Delhi and submitted a five point memorandum
urging for early release of compensation against land acquisitioned for construction
of four-lane highway from Itanagar to Banderdewa, retention of Special Category Status
and continuation of funding pattern of 90:10 for all Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS).
Other demands included, non-reduction of number of centrally sponsored scheme (CSS),
reconsideration of Special Plan Assistance (SPA) and amendment of Constitution to
Waive Article 371H and put Arunachal Pradesh under Provisions of Article 371(A) and
During their discussion, ANYA impressed upon the Minister of the need to continue
Special Status and privilege to Arunachal Pradesh as the state is still lagging far
behind in the development front as compared to other states of the country. But the
state can overcome these issues if the Centre gives special status and privileges
to our state,” said ANYA.
ANYA also apprised the Union Minister about the dilapidated condition of roads in
the state which needs immediate attention.
It is necessary to give top priority to construct and develop road in the state,
especially Itanagar-Banderdewa four-lane highway for trouble free movement, ANYA
said. But, despite assurance given by authorities concerned on several occasions,
construction of the 4-lane highway has not been started till date, the association
Meanwhile, the Union Minister has assured ANYA to fulfill the demands for construction
of the Itanagar-Banderdewa Highway and also solve other associated issues like compensation.
He also assured to look into other four demands after having details of the points,
very soon, ANYA said in a release.
Single Window System soon for Roing
Digital India Week 2015 concludes
Itanagar, Jul 07: Digital India programme should not end with the weeklong celebration
but efforts should be made to make every department IT-enabled instead, said Lower
Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar.
Attending the valedictory function of the Digital India Week celebration at Roing
today, Kumar opined that Northeastern States will get the maximum benefits from the
digitalization of India in terms as the region has poor network connectivity.
He also said that Single Window System will start functioning in the DC’s Office
soon so that the people can easily collect and deposit the application forms of ST,
PRC, Driving License, etc through it.
He also said of introducing SMS services in Jan Suvidha Centre so that people can
be intimated regarding completion of their applied certificates through SMS.
Assistant District Informatics Officer, C W Namshoom informed that the main objective
behind the Digital India Week Celebration was to inform, educate and engage citizens
on the use of Information and Communication Technology.
Namshoom also highlighted on early e-governance projects taken up under the Digital
India Programme, which are Digital Locker, National Scholarship Portal, e-Hospital,
Digitize India, MyGov, Adhaar enabled bio-metric attendance, Jeevan Pramaan, National
Digital Literacy Mission called DISHA, E-post and E-Book platform etc.
Prizes and certificates were distributed to the winners of various essay, drawing
and painting competitions conducted among students were distributed on the occasion.
Yagru Linggi, DIO and Tage Tado, PD DRDA also spoke on the occasion. M K Deori, ADC,
Menga Umpo, ZPM Koronu, HoDs, Principals and students also attended the programme.
Digital India Week was also celebrated at Aalo, Anini and various other district
At Aalo, the celebration concluded at SFS College, Yeggo today organised by DIO Nyaken
Ori of National Informatics Centre.
Principal Vipin George of SFS College exhorted the students for their active participation
in such kind of awareness programme.
An essay competition on topic “Role of Computer in Education” was conducted among
the students and winners were awarded cash prizes.
At Anini, Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Tamune Miso, while attending the closing
function of the weeklong celebration at GHSS, encouraged the students to be hardworking
and committed to excel in the field of Information Technology. He also briefed the
students about the aims and objectives of Digital India Week celebration.
Essay competition was also conducted among the students on the topic “Impact of Internet
in everyday life” and “Importance of Computer Literacy” as part of the celebration
and winners were awarded cash prizes and certificates of merit.
Best CIC Operator was also awarded with a certificate of recognition. (DIPRO)
At Tawang, the week long Digital India Week celebration concluded today at Tawang.
On the occasion Abhishek Dev, Deputy Commissioner, Tawang, the HoDs, school principals
and students were present.
Lobsang Tsetan, EAC briefed about Digital India Programme and its importance in present
time. Earlier as a part of Digital India Programme, an essay writing and logo competition
were held among the students of Town Secondary School, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Manjushree
Prize money and certificates were given to the prize winning students by Abhishek
Dev, DC-cum Chairman of District e-Governance Society (DeGS).
He spoke about the Digital India Programme and also informed that Kiosk machine and
Railway Ticket Reservation services are provided at DC office. Further, an ATM will
also get operationalised within a week’s time in DC office Tawang and it would be
first in the whole state.
Tad Issac, DIO, NIC briefed about the ongoing IT projects of the district and newly
launched services like the Digital Locker and Jeevan Pramann services. Later a live
demonstration on how to open a digital locker account was given by DIO. DIPRO
At Seppa, training was imparted to HoDs and PRI members by District e-Governance
Society, East Kameng at Seppa yesterday. DIO Gaurav Kumar explained in details about
Digital India Week and reforming governance through information technology.
DC Sandeep Kumar Singh asked the SDOT BSNL to work out detailed expansion plan and
to sort out modalities for working of Broadband connection at Seppa & CSC.
AT BOMDILA, attending the concluding day function, PK Thungon, DIO cum Member Secretary
of Digital India Celebration Committee said that Digital India is a programme to
transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. He appealed
all the members present in the function to disseminate the message of Digital India,
which is a powerful tool to every individual in their respective places, which is
a dream of our Prime Minister to transform India into a Digital India.
Every bit of information will be made available in the digital cloud, which will
enable every citizen of acquire information universally from the cloud. This will
not only make offices paper free but also hurdle free in making business transactions
for every citizen of India. Digital India is a programme that aims to prepare India
for a knowledge future, he said.
He advised all the elected ZPMs, Anchal Block Chairpersons and Administrative Officers
to disseminate the message of Digital India to every individual and apprise them
of the role of Digital India. He asked them to be the ambassadors of Digital India
in their respective places and make awareness campaign for successful implementation
of Digital India in coming years.
Chief Manager, SBI and BM, Apex Bank Ltd. Bomdila also spoke on the occasion.
The Chief Manager, SBI, Bomdila said that SBI has already gone digital and now it
is the turn of the people to get digitise. He said that everyone can avail the facility
of SBI Freedom which is Mobile based software and Internet Banking Facility. He said
that if these facilities are utilized then it will save lots of money and time of
As a part of Digital India Week Celebration an essay competition was conducted for
two categories with the Topcis: Role and Impact of Information Technology in development
of Arunachal Pradesh. – Senior Category and Information Technology Boon or curse
for the Society –Junior Category.
At Changlang, Zilla Parisad Chairperson, Marina Kenglang advised the students to
get themselves prepared to grab the jobs opportunities being created through Digital
India Programme under IT sector.
Attending the valedictory function of Digital India Week 2015 at DC’s conference
hall today, she urged students, panchayat leaders and villagers to play the key role
of disseminating information and education on Digital India programme and giving
wide publicity of the same to every nook and corner of the district.
The public leaders, HODs, students and other staff of Changlang Headquarters were
present in the programme.
I/c Deputy Commissioner, G K Paul Choudhury, EAC in his key note address informed
that the programme is a flagship programme of Govt of India with a vision to transform
into a digitally empowered society.
DIO, Changlang Radhe Hinda deliberately explained the Digital India , its vision
on 3 key centered areas namely Infrastructure as a utility to every citizen, Govt
Services on Demand and Digital empowerment of citizen. The DIO also explained nine
pillars of digital india as well as e-governance initiation of the Govt in Arunachal
Later, he distributed away prizes to winners of inter-school essay competition on
topic “How Digital India programme will transform India into digitally empowered
Society and Knowledge Economy” which was organized as a part of Digital India week
At Koloriang, a quiz competition on Digital India was organized at Govt. Hr Secondary
School on the concluding day of the week-long celebration.
Addressing the students before the start of the quiz competition, Kurung Kumey Deputy
Commissioner encouraged them to be digitally educated and use the digital Space for
educative and progressive activities.
Earlier, an essay competition was also organized. DIPROs
As a part of the Digital India Week, Dilip Siram, GMTD, Arunachal Pradesh commissioned
the combo of 2G and 3G BTSs at SIRD, Itanagar today in presence of TAC member, Tungri
Effa, Jt. Secretary RWD, R. Ronya, DGM (A&CM) BSNL, Arung Siram, DGM (Plg) BSNL,
A.M. Bhalerao, Dy. Director SIRD, V.K. Sharma and amidst the gathering of BSNL and
SIRD officers and staffs.
He expressed his gladness in doing so as it will provide smooth voice services and
high speed data services in the SIRD, Directorate of Land & Management, Office of
Chief Estate Officer, Nirvachan Bhawan, State Library, Directorate of Panchayati
Raj, Directorate of Tourism and Akash Deep Shopping complex area. He also informed
that shortly DSLAM will be installed to provide high speed Broad Band services to
its esteemed customers in that area.
Digital India week is also observed by BSNL Arunachal in a significant way since
the inauguration of the Digital India Week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July
BSNL Arunachal has organized series of events to bring awareness to the people of
Arunachal Pradesh, the Telecom Services it provides in this remote State.
Two lives saved by GREF personnel
DAPORIJO, Jul 07: The 128 RCC of GREF, which is involved in the construction of road
from TCC to Taksing in the most difficult and inhospitable terrain, saved the lives
of Tania Chader aged 32 years and his son Tanu Chader aged 11 years, with their prompt
The father-son duo, belonging to Limeking circle, were trekking down from Reddi to
Limeking on 3rd July, when suddenly near Oju Suku Nallah, on TCC- Taksing road, a
heavy tree and debris fell on both of them. The GREF personnel of 128 RCC & CPLs,
who were working nearby, immediately rushed to the site and dug them out of the slide.
Tanu Chader, who was unable to move and his injured father were carried on improvised
stretches and taken to the nearest road head to Kete Nallah after a trek of 4 hours
in thick jungles and inhospitable terrain. Both were taken to Limeking MI room, where
they were stabilised and given first aid and later brought to Daporijo for further
Incidents like this establish the role of GREF not only in road construction, but
also the close cooperation they have with the people of the different areas they
are working in, reports DIPRO.
Informing CM of poor results, AAPSU calls for action
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: A delegation of AAPSU met Chief Minister Nabam Tuki ahead of the
budget session yesterday. The AAPSU team apprised the Chief Minister about the poor
result of students in the 2015 CBSE exams. A memorandum was submitted to the Chief
Minister to give priority to the education and health sector in this budget session.
The union made it known to the Chief Minister that this year only 68% of students
cleared the class X exams and only 52% in class XII exams (as per report of the Director
of School Education). The union asked the Chief Minister to recruit more teachers
in every department, so that the students do not suffer from the lack of subject
teachers. AAPSU also asked the Chief Minister to construct teacher’s quarters and
bachelor barrack so that the teachers do not face housing problems when they are
assigned to a particular place or district. Construction of boundary walls of the
schools should also be given priority, so that encroachment can be checked and at
the same time the students also get conducive and peaceful atmosphere along with
sense of security when they are in the school. The union also apprised the Chief
Minister that every year schools face lack of basic amenities like stationeries,
desks, benches, books etc. which are essential things for a school to function and
the non-receipt of such items increase the burden of the students as the authorities
charge it from the students in their school fees. Stating that every year crores
of rupees are sanctioned for the up-gradation of education system but we are not
getting the desired results, AAPSU urged the Chief Minister to hold a high level
meeting every six months to monitor the progress.
LPG black marketer caught red-handed
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: In their continued effort to crack down on LPG black marketeer,
the officers of Food and Civil Supplies Department, Itanagar have caught a LPG cylinder
black marketer from Akash Deep area here today.
The team of officers from the department comprising SDFCSO Yumlam Achung and SIFCS
Dana Angung under the supervision of DFCSO Amit Bengia caught one Narayan Saha red-handed
while selling LPG cylinders at exorbitant rate. The accused has been handed over
to Itanagar Police station for booking under relevant section of law.
Meanwhile, Secretary (Food & Civil Supplies) Gamli Padu and Deputy Commissioner,
Itanagar Mige Kamki have lauded the commendable job done by the team of Food & Civil
Supplies officers of Itanagar Capital Complex. They directed the officers to carry
out such checking in all the hotels, restaurants and fabrication units etc who are
using domestic cylinders in the commercial activities.
Meanwhile, DFCSCO Amit Bengia has appealed to the consumers not to purchase refilled
LPG cylinders from the middlemen or black marketeers. He informed that presently
the cost of domestic LPG per refilling cylinder is Rs. 710 and if home delivery is
not made the consumers are entitled to rebate of Rs. 18 per cylinder.
He also informed that LPG bottling plant located at Kimin was unable to cater the
ever growing demand of consumers particularly in the Capital Complex.
The Kimin plant is not able to supply even 50 percent of the total requirement of
LPG consignment of state capital. The disruption of road communication has compounded
the problem of short supply of refilled LPG cylinders, he said.
Taking advantage of the prevailing road condition, the black marketers in connivance
with some of the employees of the Gas Agencies are hoarding domestic LPG cylinders
and selling it in black at exorbitant price, he said.
Earlier, Secretary Civil Supplies had personally taken up the LPG shortage issue
with Chief Manager of IOCL, Guwahati. Accordingly, LPG authorised agencies of Capital
Complex have been directed to make necessary cost deposit to lift consignment directly
from Guwahati bolting plant in order to meet up the LPG requirement of the state,
especially the Capital region.
ANSU seeks govt intervention in boundary issue
ITANAGAR, Jul 07: In a memorandum to the Home Minister, All Nyishi Students Union
(ANSU) has called for immediate removal of structures being built by Forest officials,
Assam government at Radhaso village under Tarasso circle, Papum Pare district.
The Assam government is encroaching into the lands of Arunachal Pradesh despite standing
Supreme Court’s order of status-quo. While calling the Assam move as breach of Supreme
Court order ANSU urged the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to deal with the situation
with an iron hand and evict all the illegal structures erected inside Arunachal Territory
by Assam government.
Union also called for immediate arrest of the culprits involved in setting ablaze
Tadung Tachang, Ta Techi Tara and Challing Natung on 05th June 2015 at Serelia under
Behali PS, Assam.
No stern actions have been initiated by the state government despite call by the
students, it said and demanded that state government should take up the matter seriously
with the government of Assam to arrest the culprits involved in order to avert untoward
incident in future.
It also called for immediate posting of permanent, sufficient IRBN / paramilitary
forces and establishment of headquarter / Firing range at Tarasso circle, Papum Pare.
“Home Minister is hereby requested to take up the matter seriously else GoAP will
be responsible if untoward incidents take place in near future, it said.
It also called Home Minister to upgrade the existing 3rd IRBN headquater at Monai
under Seijossa administrative circle, East Kameng district to State Paramilitary
Training centres like Police Training Centre (PTC).
This will not only help protect the people of Tarasso area but will also helps in
curbing the huge amount of unnecessary financial investments/burden incurred every
year in imparting training of trainees outside the state, the students said.
ANSU further demanded that state government produce a White paper on the latest status
of Arunachal-Assam boundary row as it threatened mass social boycott movement against
the people of Sonitpur district residing in any part of Nyishi inhabitant belt of
DoKAA Chairman interacts with Buddhist students at Dehradun
TAWANG, Jul 07: The chairman of the Department of Karmik & Adhyatmik (Chos-Rig) Affairs
(DoKAA) Jambey Wangdi visited various monasteries of Nyingma, Kagyu, Shakya and Gelugpa
Sects at Dehradun during his tour to the monasteries of North East India.
The DoKAA chairman convened a special meeting at Tashi Khyil Monastery for the Monpa
monks, nuns and students of Tawang and West Kameng district studying at the various
institutes of Dehradun today.
Jambey interacted with the students and motivated them to study hard while counseling
them for the preservation and promotion of Bothi Language and the socio-religious
and cultural affairs of the Buddhist region. He also emphasised on the provision
of scholarship provided by the department for the pupils pursuing Buddhist traditional
studies outside the state since 2011-12 and urged the students to make the optimum
of the opportunity.
Informing that only negligible numbers of applications were received from the students
studying in and around Dehradun, Jambey exhorted them to apply for the fellowship
in conjunction with the necessitated documents like ST certificate, mark sheet of
last examination passed, SBI account no. etc.
“I thank the students for pursuing such vital subject which endows one with vast
knowledge and when shared, is a source of universal peace and prosperity”, he said.