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Illegal appointments should not be allowed to continue
I thank this esteemed daily "the Arunachal Times" for publishing my letter to president AAPSU and also to the President AAPSU for responding to my letter. I always look on to the AAPSU as strong and support based student organization and indeed, I’m proud to see them play role of opposition party in absence of later.
Dear president AAPSU, I could feel the situation you faced as you described in your letter and also of them (illegal appointees) if their service are terminated. But my point of contention is how long would such illegal appointment continue and what AAPSU is doing to check such grave practice of nepotism and favouritism. Had this practice been fought against strongly in earlier instance by AAPSU, I'm sure illegal appointment of more than 2000 would not have happened today. The silent of yesterday is having effect today and in fact AAPSU need not to have succumbed to undue pressure whatsoever. It is good you have advised student to be sincere and hard working taking example of Sarah Enung Borang and her success of cracking APPSC exam despite belonging to poor family. In the meantime, I hope that AAPSU would fight to ensure equality of opportunity to all the students.
The big question is who the main culprit behind such illegal appointments. AAPSU can pressurize Govt to take action against erring officials or can opt for legal option against the Govt if the state fails to cooperate.
Last but not the least, I would like to suggest that AAPSU should serve strong notice to the Govt and all the departments to adhere strictly to the Recruitment Rules. AAPSU should not spare the violators of notice in order to stop illegal appointment for ever.
The poor student
This is in response to “AAPSU always fight for the benefit of poor students” by AAPSU president Takam Tatung. I really appreciate works of AAPSU under the presidentship of Takam Tatung. But I don’t appreciate his response about illegal appointment being an unemployed struggling person. People are paying huge amount of money for a job. Many of them sell their land to get a job. But, what about us? We don’t have huge amount of money to buy a job. We don’t have land to sale. APPSC can’t accommodate all the struggling unemployed students.
This illegal appointment is a destructive virus, if we don’t stop it today it will infect all, it may destroy Arunachal someday. A day may come when those who have money will buy job for their sons, grand son, even for grate grand son.
I appeal to AAPSU president please stop these illegal appointments.
Give us a chance
This is regarding the date fixed for AE (civil) examination by APPSC. The Commission should have at least checked the dates fixed for examinations of final year engineering students before fixing the APPSC exam for AE.
I would like to request the APPSC to kindly reschedule the AE exam date for accommodating final year candidates aspiring to appear in the Commission examination.
Cry of the victim of illegal appointments
I qualified in SSA teachers’ written examination twice from East Siang District, but still I am jobless due to this rampant illegal appointment in the district. If there were no illegal appointments, sure there would have been larger percentage of job vacancy and I would also have got employed by now. I think, before appointing new candidates directly, the authority should look back at the interview they had previously conducted and instead of appointing new candidates, waiting list candidates should be appointed. Further, due to the illegal appointments the sports and physically challenged reserved quota has also been reduced. I appealed to the authorities concerned of all departments to look into the job problems of the differently abled person. I am not opposing illegally appointed candidates as they are also belongs to poor family like me.
However, choose and pick policy of the concerned authority and political leaders is a matter to ponder.
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AISU demands early release of HTS bills
ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Arunachal Indigenous Students’ Union (AISU) has demanded the state Government to immediately release the pending Hill Transport Subsidy (HTS) bills to the contractors as per court orders.
It criticized the state Advocate General for allegedly misleading the Government and opposing the payment of outstanding HTS bills to the contractors.
Cooperate with traffic police: NSUI
ITANAGAR, Apr 20: National Students’ Union of India, Arunachal Pradesh Unit highlighting about the poor road and traffic facility in twin capital city said that the present road can hardly accommodate two vehicles at single crossing which cause several mishaps.
The union urged the state government to introduce one way road from Bank Tinali to ANSU Office Itanagar and appealed to the Transport Department to restrict movement of heavy vehicle during day time in the twin capital city.
It further urged the state government to construct commercial parking lot in Naharlagun/Itanagar and appealed to the people to obey traffic rules and cooperate with the traffic police.
KVK's farm school
DAPORIJO, Apr 20: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Upper Subansiri district organized a Farm School at Bararupok under the sponsorship of ATMA, Daporijo.
Addressing as chief guest on the inaugural ceremony, Dusa Lida, District Agriculture Officer, Upper Subansiri district, appealed to the farmers to acknowledge the importance of agriculture and try to take maximum advantage from the technical classes. He advised them to purchase farm implements from the department of agriculture and avail the subsidiary benefits given to them by the government.
Tago Rilo, Agriculture Development Officer, Maro also spoke on the occasion and told the farmers to follow scientific technologies for efficient transition from subsistence to commercial farming.
The inaugural session was followed by technical session. The farm school will continue till mid June 2011. Around 26 farmers of Bararupok village registered as students in the school.
ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Four students unions of Papum Pare district, the All Papum Poma Students’ Union, All Kimin Students’ Union, Capital Students’ Union and All Mengio Students Union, in a joint press statement, strongly condemned the FIR lodged against the president of All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) in connection with the case of construction of a mini stadium within the premises of GHSS, Sagalee and demanded immediate withdrawal of the same.
They also condemned the ‘immature’ and ‘provocative’ press statement made by some panchayat leaders of Sagalee constituency and its local MLA cum UD and PWD Minister. The students unions appealed to APPDSU to launch a series of democratic movements, if the matter is not solved amicably within a given period.
ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Techi Jyoti Tara has been appointed as President of All Arunachal Contractor Welfare Association, City Unit Itanagar Capital Complex for a period of three years.
Er Sunil Degio and Radu Degio have been selected as Chairman and General Secretary of newly formed Degio Welfare Society in its first clan conference held at Yangsey village, East Kameng District.
NCP leader passes away
ITANAGAR, Apr 20: Nationalist Congress Party, 38th Pasighat East (ST) Assembly Constituency
expressed deep shock over the untimely demise of Taki-
Tamyo is survived by his wife, two sons and four daughters. He was a young and dynamic leader of Bosing Banggo area, his untimely demise is a great loss to the people of the area.
The rank and files of NCP, Pasighat East prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and extended its condolence to the bereaved family members.
ITANAGAR, April 20: Former Minister Tatar Kipa and BDO Tadar Tari would attend as
Chief Guest and Guest of Honour in the Longte festival celebration at Dolo village,
Nyapin circle. The three-
3 dead in road accident
KHONSA: Three people were killed on the spot and many including the driver were seriously injured when 407 private truck laden with sand coming from Joypur skipped off the road near Borduria on April 18 last. Those killed have been identified as Hangpong Wangsam, contingency staff of PHED from old Laptang, Ms Phokhow and Ms Chohnop, worker of Pokkom School from Soha village.
The injured have been evacuated to AMC, Dibrugarh. People from Borduria rendered great services in retrieving the dead bodies from the accident site and evacuating the injured. Later police from Khonsa Police Station rushed to the site and verified the case.
Meanwhile, the relative of victims have extended their gratefulness to the people of Borduria and Public of Khonsa for their service. DIPRO
Restore electricity and drinking water supply
ITANAGAR: All Leel Youths Association appealed to the electrical department and PHE
department, Sangram circle, Kurung Kumey District to restore electricity and drinking
water supply at Leel-
It claimed that the villagers have been deprived of electricity and drinking water supply for the last six months.
ITNAGAR: Along with the rest of the world, All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) will celebrate May Day (International Labours Day) at Mopin Solung Ground, Itanagar on 1st May. MLA Karya Bagang and renowned social worker Techi Nera will address the gathering as the chief guest and guest of honour respectively on the occasion.
Congress rally in Changlang
ITANAGAR: The block and district level rally of Congress party in Changlang district will be started at Miao on May nine.
Various achievements of UPA government at the Centre and Congress led Govt. in Arunachal Pradesh would be highlighted during the rally to be patronized by Finance Minister Setong Sena.
Itanagar and Tawang
Itanagar, Apr 21: Arunachal Pradesh MP Takam Sanjoy today raised several questions
on the credibility of Pawan Hans helicopters after a 24-
In a memorandum submitted to the Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi today, Sanjoy wants that the ministry concerned take up the matter seriously. He said chopper crash has severely affected the credibility of Pawans Hans. “Whenever some technical problems occurs during the operation time of choppers, people of North East recollect the ill fated accidents of two Pawan Hans helicopters in the region—one being in Arunachal and another in Meghalaya” Sanjoy said in his memorandum.
"It is a matter of serious concern that despite repeated requests from the Arunachal Pradesh Government, the two MI 172 helicopters operated by Pawn Hans for the state develop frequent technical snags of serious nature."
The MP demanded that to stop any further accident in future and loss of lives, the Union Government should immediately start the Greenfield Airport project at Itanagar and also construct a Green Airport in Tawang, which was deferred in 2008.
The MP further said that Airport Authority of India had also studied the feasibility for Tawang Airport, environment and forest clearance has also been obtained, but the fund has still not been released for Tawang Airport. He added that Tawang is the most important tourist destination of the state and delay in airport project is resulting in loss of lives.
The memorandum further said that the 1996-
Sanjoy appealed the union Minister to see whether the Pawan Hans stick to the mandatory maintenance schedule of the chopper. He further questioned why was a fire brigade not stationed before landing as mandatory norm? He said that most of the landing ground in the state has no fire tenders which are a violation of DGCA guidelines.
Sanjoy has also taken up the issue of ‘pilots not being acquainted with the topography and terrain and operating the choppers without having regular flying license”.
Chopper crash leaves many questions unanswered: NCP
The State NCP President Ngurang Pinch today said that the tragic Pawan Hans chopper crash in Tawang on April 19 has left many questions unanswered on the safety and security of passengers availing the chopper services in the state.
What exactly Pawan Hans authorities are doing to avert such unfortunate happenings in the future, was the accident due to human failure or technical snag? Pinch questioned and added that in either of the cases the Pawan Hans not only owe to the nation an immediate explanation but also an assurance that it would be extra cautious to meticulously check the machines before flying them in the valley of Arunachal Pradesh.
Pinch also blasted the state Govt saying that equally with Pawan Hans the government also can not shirk off its responsibility of providing safety and security to the tourists visiting Arunachal Pradesh. He said that the tourism industry in the state is already rickety and such fatal accidents affecting the tourists would add insult to injury the state tourism sector is suffering from owing to multiple reasons.
The routine compensation and enquiry notwithstanding, the lives which have been lost in the crash can not be gained back, Pinch said. The state NCP leader demanded the government to do their best to totally avoid any recurrence of such ghastly and tragic incidents in the future.
ITANAGAR, Apr 21: The Annual conference of the Branch Managers of the Arunachal Pradesh
T. Thongdok, MD, Apex Bank in his welcome address dwelt with the performances of the Bank and its achievements. He informed that the Bank is coming up with a vision of financing in agriculture and micro finance with the formations of 5000 SHGs through LAMPS during current financial year with a view of implementation of NRLM in the state as decided by the State Govt.
He further said that Bank will establish a Training Centre with the support of NABARD
for conducting human resource development training programmes for the junior level
staff of the bank and LAMPS. The Bank has recently conducted a meeting with the SHGs
and villagers at Basar-
NABARD, GM Dr. B.G. Mukhopadhaya said that the management of the Bank should give stress on the major thrusts on sustainability, good governance, and self reliance. He expressed his satisfaction on the planning and process of the Bank as started on priority sector lending , HRD programmes and capacity building of staff.
R.D.Thongon, Jt. RCS, extended thanks to Dr J.B. Dutta, Director, MDMI, for conducting
training programmes for all the stakeholders from the co-
Dr J.B.Dutta, stressed on the importance of HRD and capacity building and good governance
in the Co-
S. Laskar, MD, AP Agri. Marketing Board, informed that the State Govt has full faith on the Bank and the Bank has been identified as prime institution for financial inclusion. The State Govt has earmarked Rs.12.00 Crores for current financial year for formation and financing to the SHGs through LAMPS under NRLM.
Dr M M Sathe, Professor in University of Canberra, Australia and Australian treasury man authority on banking & finance shared his experiences and knowledge with the officers of the Bank. He suggested that a Banker should work with the feeling of social responsibilities and should have helping attitude.
Focus should be given on the quality not the quantity for smooth banking and financial management and for achieving the targets of deposits, recovery and cash management, the Bank should change or amend the policies as per need of the hour, he added.
with culture: Gamlin
Aalo, Apr 21: Religion and Culture are two different identities and our people should not mix it up during festivals and festivities which are as old as existence of our tribal society, said Jarbom Gamlin, Minister Power and Parliamentary Affairs Minister while gracing Mopin festival celebration at Gemo Tali village on April 20 last. He said that annual celebration associated with our fertility cult and general wellbeing should be an occasion to bring us closer to each other.
Speaking on the occasion Nyiken Lollen, ADC Kamba said that it always more important to assimilate all values that our culture gives us. Young generation should know its importance and shoulder the responsibilities to keep it alive for generation together. President Sige Raksap, Secretary Digru Kancham, Marto Tali and Purge Tali also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Apr 21: A 50-
While inaugurating the training camp on April 19, IGP SBK Singh described it as a
path to confidence-
DIGP Robin Hibu assured to organize more such camps. He appealed to all parents to give full cooperation to their children during the training period, adding that provision has also been made for participants who may later opt to go for further training.
This reflective idea of the police department was evolved after studying the number of registered cases against crimes such as rape, kidnapping, molestation, domestic violence, sexual harassment, etc, in the state.
As per data made available, a total number of 168 (crime against women/girl) cases were registered in 2006. It was 185 in 2007; 175 in 2008; 164 in 2009 and 173 in 2010. Papum Pare district witnessed highest number of cases registered.
ITANAGAR, Apr 21: General Officer Commanding in Chief, 3 Corps, Lt Gen Dalbir Singh, called on Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh at Raj Bhavan here today.
During the meeting, Governor reviewed the overall security scenario of the state. He also discussed issues related to Army Cantonment, which will be coming up in Arunachal Pradesh.
Underlining the importance of early establishment of the Cantonments, Governor said,
by the presence of the Army, it will not only provide security to the area but also
create opportunities for socio-
Governor said, it will encourage handicrafts and local produces, such as vegetables and fruits, which are produced by the people of Arunachal Pradesh. Beside that, it will also help in communication, Gen Singh pointed.
Corps Commander Lt Gen Singh, who is stationed at Dimapur, Nagaland has the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh including Changlang and Tirap district under his command. The western part of the state comes under 4 Corps, Tezpur under the Command of Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan, who took pivotal role in organizing recently held Army Exposition here at Itanagar.
Col B B Sandhu and Adm Commander Lt. Col Vikram Singh accompanied the Corps Commander. (Pro To Rajbhawan)
ITANAGAR, Apr 21: Condolences are still pouring in as the pall of gloom enveloped Tawang after the chopper crash on Tuesday last.
Itanagar Buddhist Cultural Society (IBCS) has mourned death of 17 people in a helicopter crash at Tawang. Members of IBCS observed one minute silence in respect of the departed soul on Wednesday during the first day of exhibition on herbal medicine held at Siddharth Hall, Itanagar. Members also prayed to Lord Buddha for speedy recovery to six injured passengers of ill fated Pawan Hans helicopter.
All Nyishi Students Union(ANSU) while condoling death of 17 people in tragic Tawang chopper crash had urged state government to learn from this loss of valuable lives. In a release ANSU General Secretary Arjun Panye said this is not the first time that fingers have pointed towards poor service of Pawan Hans Helicopter Limited (PHHL) in Arunachal and its time state government looks into this matter seriously.
“Most of the helicopters used by PHHL in Arunachal are very old. We don’t know what kind of safety measures are being adopted by them and whether routine checks up of these choppers are being properly done by service providers PHHL,” questioned Arjun Panye. He further added, “In view of tragic Tawang accident, state government need to review the MOU signed with PHHL to provide chopper service in Arunachal. A new global tender should be called in and let best company to provide service in Arunachal.”
Arunachal Pradesh Veterinary Association (APVA) deeply mourned the sudden and untimely
demise of one energetic and talent veterinarian of the state, Dr. Nawang Tamden
in a tragic chopper crash at Tawang on 19-
All Tawang District Students Union (ATDSU) also expressed deep shock at the chopper crash.
It is tragedy for all of us, the union said while adding that death of Dr. N. Tomden is great loss for the whole district. He was an inspiration for the youths, it said.
The union conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for early recovery of injured.
NCP state unit also deeply mourned the death of passengers in the chopper crash.
ITANAGAR, Apr 21: The Adis who inhabited the forested land in middle portion of Arunachal Pradesh for thousands of years depend on forest products for their livelihood and live in close contact with nature till today particularly in Upper Siang district.
They inherent right over forest produce since time immemorial and directly or indirectly protect the flora and fauna of the region. But the signing of numbers of hydropower MoUs and MoAs in the state in the name of development has threatened their existence and relation with the forest.
The Abir construction private limited who has been assigned to construct hydels at
While interacting with the villagers of Damro village regarding the construction of hydels over River Yamne during my recent visit, it has been observed that the authority or the company is taking full advantage of the ignorant villagers.
The villagers are uninformed about the impact on ecology, environment and other consequences.
They are unaware of the agreements as neither the company nor the state government nor local MLA have conducted any meeting regarding construction of Yamne hydels till today despite their ongoing rigorous survey work in the area.
It is very unfortunate that the community land are being proposed and used while the community people of the affected area are unaware of such project construction.
Many tribal land, forest and rivers have been earmarked by the government for setting up of hydro power (mini or macro) in the state without consent of the affected people, which clearly indicates the dictatorial nature of the government over the ignorant villagers of the state.
Further, the feasibility study by Capital Fortunes Pvt Ltd on Yamne hydro electric projects indicates one sided reports. Despite vast forest land, agricultural activities and human settlement particularly in downstream areas of River Yamne, the report said that the forest cover was not particularly dense nor could we notice any protected species of trees that are cause to raise any concerns regarding MOEF clearance. ‘No other habitation was noticed along the course of the river apart from some scattered huts at highly elevated locations which are not cause of any alarm’, reports added.
Tournament gets underway
AALO, Apr 21: The 2nd Siang Fraternity Football Tournament organized by West Siang District Sports Association got off to a colourful start on April 20. Altogether six teams, two each from Upper Siang, East Siang and West Siang are in the fray for the coveted trophy. The final match of the tournament is slated on April 29.
The chief guest of the inaugural function, Kumar Waii, Parliamentary Secretary Forest and Environment, said win or loss is a part of the game and our motto should be to spot out talents from the participating teams. Waii said that there is no dearth of talents in this region and Govt. is quite aware on this sector to hunt talents. The effort put in by DSA Secretary Kenjum Riba and members to organize Day/Night matches simply show their love for games and sports in this part of the state, he observed.
Earlier, Jarkar Gamlin welcomed the gathering and expressed his gratitude to one
and all for the successful start of the tournament. In the first night match encounter
BPDSC West Siang beat Roja XI-
The Power Minister Jarbom Gamlin, incharge DC Kanki Darang and Hods were present to witness the opening ceremony. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Apr 21: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has severely criticized
All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) and its leadership quality for ‘destroying
“It is a matter of great shame that a students’ union like APPDSU is indulging in
such unlawful and criminal activities. It has exposed the students union’s character,
integrity and leadership quality,” APCC said in a release. “Instead of indulging
in such act of vandalism they should concentrate in their study-
The stadium, a laudable initiative by the local MLA and UD and PWD Minister, was undertaken for larger interest of the students community and future generations of the area with a purpose to expose their hidden talents in fields of sports, culture etc. Instead of demanding resignation of the Minister they should come forward and cooperate with Govt for early completion of the stadium, APCC said.
“Since it is meant for the benefits of students of the area and there is no scope for hampering the students and the school, the demand for resignation of the minister does not arise,” it added.
Meanwhile, All Sagalee Students’ Union (ASSU), which was instrumental in bringing the scheme, condemned the demand for resignation of the minister on this developmental issue.
Appreciating the constitution of interim committee of APPDSU, ASSU urged for finding an amicable solution to the issue. It also appealed to withdraw the case registered against the issue.
Meanwhile, All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) has clarified that the union never adopted resolution demanding resignation of PWD and UD minister. It only passed resolution for immediate withdrawal of FIR lodged against its president. The union regretted the resignation demand and said that it was ‘typing mistake.’
ITANAGAR, Apr 21: Around 1500 athletes and officials from eight Northeastern states,
including Sikkim, will take part in the 25th North East Games, 2010-
Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken will inaugurate the region’s biggest sports extravaganza as chief guest at Lopen Stadium, Dirang.
Host Arunachal Pradesh is fielding a record 182-
The sports events will be conducted at Dirang, Bomdila and Rupa. While Judo, Badminton,
The hosts are expecting to reap rich rewards from Karate, Boxing, Taek-
The Sports Directorate conducted a month-
Papum Pare District Sports Officer O.B. Meitei is the Chef de Mission, the sources informed.
Arunachal Pradesh bagged over 30 medals, including five gold, in 24th edition of the Games held in Shillong last year.
Manipur topped the medal’s tally with 39 gold, 22 silver and 36 bronze followed by Assam (29 gold, 37 silver, 25 bronze) and host Meghalaya (23 gold, 14 silver, 26 bronze).
Ajay K. Tripathy
Should the pure science and applied science, including medical science, remain value-
Research is fast emerging as a successful enterprise in health-
Thanks to our health ministry for asking the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
to study the reported prevalence of drug-
Let’s concentrate on latest article of the Lancet, published online 7th April 2011,
as the study claims the dissemination of NDM-
There is a reference to the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) notification
in the methodology part of the study. However, why the study team members take the
shelter of foreign-
Misuse of antibiotics, chloroquine resistance malaria, multi-
Delhi government deserves appreciation for help preventing panic public-
(The writer is a Health Economics & Policy scholar at the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore. These are views of author and not necessarily of the institution. He can be reached at email@example.com ).