Adopt best democratic practices:
Itanagar, Apr 28: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar today emphasised on the necessity for adopting best practices of democratic governance and reinforcing the institution of Parliament.
“The range, magnitude and complexity of Legislature’s activities have grown manifold over the years and now it is not merely an institutional arrangement but is that system whose success depends largely on its efficacy, accountability and responsiveness to the people”, Kumar said while addressing the inaugural function of the 13th annual conference of the North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NERCPA) here this morning.
Speakers, deputy speakers including officials from all eight North Eastern states
including Sikkim are participating in the two-
“Keeping pace with changing times, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association CPA has brought nearly 17,000 parliamentarians from across the commonwealth countries which bars ample testimony not only to the increasing numerical strength of CPA but to its valuable contribution and usefulness,” she added.
She said, for fulfilling its tasks with objectivity, impartiality and fair-
“Financial autonomy including in the preparation of budget estimates and incurring
any expenditure within the allotted grants is a pre-
Kumar added, even the recommendations of central pay commissions from time to time are not automatically applicable to the officers and staff of the secretariats. A separate parliamentary pay committee recommends pay, allowances for them in the light of the recommendations of the central pay commission and the speaker and the chairman are the deciding authorities in his matter.
The Budget Estimates of Lok Sabha and that of its secretariat are propsed by a separate committee on budget consisting of the deputy speaker as chairman and chairmen of estimate and public accounts committees as members. The committee proposes the budget estimates and after the approval of the speaker, the estimates are forwarded to the Finance ministry for incorporation in the union budget, she disclosed.
NERCPA Chairman Charles Pyngrope today said that the association was created way back in 1996 comprising the legislatures of eight north eastern states to address the special parliamentary developmental needs of the people of the region.
Speaking at the 13th annual conference of the association, Pyngrope, who is also the Speaker of Meghalaya Assembly, advocated for resetting the rules of procedure of the houses in the region in order to maximise the aspirations of the people.
The voice of the speakers of the eight states in North East India must reverberate on every significant issues affecting national parliamentary governance, he added.
Highlighting the common priorities of the states of the region, Pyngrope stressed on the need to refashioning the rules of procedures in the houses to the needs of the new millennium.
Arunachal Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong while referring to the grievances of all the north eastern states suggested for efforts to streamline those for effective solution.
“The ethnic problems and insurgency can be mitigated to a large extent in North East if the sense of deprivation and exploitation is addressed properly and resolved effectively. The sense of discrimination and deprivation of the people of the region should not continue any longer and it is felt that a strong and united India dwells upon safe and secured North East region”, he added.
Arunachal win 12 more gold medals
BOMDILA, Apr 28: Lifters, Karatekas and Archers added 12 more Gold as Arunachal’s Medal tally rose from 50 to 85 on the third day of the 25th National Games today.
National Games silver medalist lifter Yukar Sibi won gold in Men’s 62 kg weight category with a total lift 240 kg (snatch 100kg, clean & jerk 140 kg).
Promising weight lifter Sorum Hitler Tagru won another Gold for Arunachal Pradesh in 69 kg weight category with a total lift of 220 kg. He lifted 95 kg in snatch and 125 kg in clean and jerk.
Menu Tajo won a silver in Women’s 48 kg weight category. She lifted a total of 141 kg (snatch 61, clean & jerk 80 kg) while Takio Yana won a Bronze in Women’s 58 kg category with total lift of 150 kg (snatch 65, clean & jerk 85 kg).
Sambo Lapung won a Bronze in Men’s 62 kg weight category (snatch 90 kg, clean and jerk 110 kg).
In Archery, A Suraj Singh and Bipin Singh won a Gold medal each in Men’s 50m and 30m event. Genung Tekseng won a silver and a Bronze each in Women’s 50m and 30 m event respectively.
Five Boxers have entered finals and assured themselves as well as Arunachal of atleast five medals.
Arunachal bagged three silver and as many bronze medals in Athletics.
Karatekas won a whopping 21 medals—16 gold, 4 silver and a bronze, while wushu players won 5 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze medals. Competitions of few more events of Wushu were being held when this report was prepared. Judokas contributed 14 medals including 3 gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze.
Arunachal drew blank in Table Tennis as none of the players could enter even in semifinals.
In football, Arunachal was knocked by Tripura today (0-
Medal Tally upto 6 PM, 28.04.11
Gold Silver Bronze Total
Manipur 33 27 33 93
28 25 32 85
Assam 20 18 14 52
Tripura 16 08 15 39
Mizoram 07 12 10 27
Nagaland 03 10 10 23
Sikkim 03 02 05 10
Meghalaya 01 01 05 07
NEEPCO shutdown passes off peacefully
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: The one-
The gate of office was locked with more than 300 students in protest outside the office. Around 60 policemen were present to take care of situation.
Holding placards like “NEEPCO Go Back from AP”, “Justice for Project Affected People”, students shouted slogan against NEEPCO.
Meanwhile this evening AAPSU President Takam Tatung has expressed satisfaction over the first phase of bandh. We will continue our movement till our 10 point demand is meet by NEEPCO, he said.
As per media report NEEPCO Head of Project, NK Mao, had said that state government is getting 12 percent free power from NEEPCO. State government should tell us from when they had started to get this free power. How they are utilizing this free power, he said. Why can’t they give free power to local project affected people from free power it is getting, he asked while adding that the State govt has to answer these questions to people of Arunachal.
AAPSU also demands for shifting of all important offices of NEEPCO to Arunachal. NEEPCO has many projects in state but they are all functioning under supervision from Shillong. If they are using our river and making profit from Arunachal, they should set up their offices here only, the union added. AAPSU gives another 10 days ultimatum to NEEPCO to meet 10 point demands. If they fail we will take further action, it added. It include shutting down of NEEPCO power station and to be followed by state level bandh calls. General Secy, All Lower Subansiri Students Union Hibu Obing has also backed the movement of the apex union. NEEPCO has to take care of the need of the project affected people and the issues raised by the students community is valid, he said.
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS) in a letter to PWD Minister Nabum Tuki has appealed for initiating steps for maintenance and carpeting of Roing township road at the earliest.
Appraising the Minister on the deplorable state of roads in Roing Town, IMCLS Secretary Tone Mickrow said the road condition is worsening by each passing day.
Tender bids for maintenance of Roing township road was earlier invited by PWD, Eastern
Zone vide its letter; CEAP (EZOWTC-
However, on the day of opening of the bid at SE PWD office at Tezu, two groups competing for bid got into a dispute.
"Since then, the township road maintenance project had to be shelved and it continues to be in limbo while the people continue to suffer as a result of worsening road conditions," said Mickrow.
Taking into consideration the importance of civic amenities like road, immediate
steps needs to be re-
Itanagar, Apr 28: Arunachal Pradesh today raised concern over New Delhi’s lackadaisical attitude in implementing the Look East Policy which, attributed to lack of development in the region.
PHED Minister Chowna Mein while addressing the 13th annual conference of the North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NERCPA) lamented that the North East region as a whole is lagging far behind in terms of development in comparison to other regions of the country because of the failure of the Centre to implement the Look East Policy in real terms.
“North east is still unable to take the advantage of the policy due to New Delhi’s
apathy and there is urgent need to re-
He said, with liberalization policy of the Indian economy, the economic profile of the North East also need to be reviewed in new perspective for urgent follow up action.
“In today’s society no region and nation can prosper in isolation. We have to ponder over deeply as to whether North East can march hand in hand with such debilitating health with the region continues to remain poor despite having abundant resources”, he said.
Northeast has the potential to facilitate India’s Look East Policy. Should this policy ever aspire to the substance and credibility that it deserves. Connectivity in all its aspects with the Northeast and beyond will have to improve substantially. Communication possibilities with Southeast Asia have broken down and it is high time that this is rejuvenated, he added.
“When India launched the Look East Policy in 1991, the thrust was not given to the geographical proximity between its Northeastern region and Southeast Asia. The lack of adequate physical connectivity between
Northeast and SE Asia, an outcome of skeptic mindset of the Indian policy makers, is one of the most important factors that hindered the possibilities of garnering regional economic complementarities,” he pointed out.
Advocating for re-
He urged the NERCPA members to adopt a resolution for submitting a memorandum to
Speaker Meira Kumar and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh for understanding the problems
of the region and to urge them to take up the matter with the Myanmar government
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Arunachal Public Motor Transport Federation (APMTF) has appealed
to the state Govt to restart Pawan Hans chopper service with renewed air safety
measures on Tawang-
While discussing the present road infrastructure in the state in its executive meeting
held today, Federation also demanded completion of Bhalukpong-
The Federation also demanded immediate construction of Trans-
Pointing out the frequent road accidents in state Capital, the Federation advocated that traffic police should prescribe speed limit for bike riders and also conduct regular traffic drive at Gohpur, Chandranagar, Ganga, Bank Tinali, Naharlagun, Nirjuli, Banderdewa and other important places.
While demanding introduction of a subject on road safety in school curriculum, the Federation further said that steps should be taken for construction of fly over in critical area of the Capital for safety and security of the pedestrians.
It also urged the Govt to reduce road tax and vehicle permit fees and license fees for new booking counter, construct waiting sheds for passengers in various locations.
Demanding ban on illegal money collection from the vehicles in all entry gates of the state, the Federation said that state Govt should raise the issue of frequent requisition of Arunachalee vehicles plying through Assam route by Assam police with Assam counterpart.
Pointing out the increasing fuel prices, the Federation further said that Govt should either reduce the fuel prices or increase the fare in pubic vehicles and courier service.
Lastly the Federation condoled the tragic death of passengers in the recent chopper crash in Tawang.
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: In its effort to streamline the working system of Panchayat Bodies and create awareness on latest govt guidelines and directives, an elaborate interactive session under the chairmanship of Incharge West Siang DC cum CEO Kanki Darang was held on April 26 last. All ADCs. EACs, COs, who are the Member Secretaries in their respective areas attended the meet.
Darang said that the meeting is first of its kind to interact with all Member Sectaries to know the ground realities pertaining to office functioning, execution of building works, opening of bank accounts, and appointment of contractual staffs and to make aware of latest govt policies and directives. Fund for the Panchayat Bodies have been placed at different levels and expected judicious use. Utilization certificates and photographs on building completion should be verified at different levels and intimated soon for onward submission to govt, he said.
In his key note address, the Chairperson Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Jarsa Gamlin said that such awareness and interactive session is important to give much needed inputs. (DIPRO)
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: A district level workshop on Sustainable Sanitation and water quality Monitoring was conducted at Hayuliang of Anjaw on April 26.
The PRI members raised their grievances on shortage of maintenance staff in PHED.
They requested the placement of maintenance staffs in villages. They also expressed their problems due to damages of water supply system in their villages by floods. They wanted the increase in the unit cost of individual household latrines to atleast Rs 6000/, as the present amount was inadequate to construct a usable toilet in a remote area like Anjaw.
SE, PHED, Miao Er. L.Kri stressed upon the need for active participation of the
PRI members in implementation of people-
Executive Engineer cum member secretary ,DWSC, Anjaw Er. M. Riba in his power point presentation as resource person, elaborately explained on the sustainability measures that can be taken with active participation by the PRIs and the villagers for sanitation and water supply system for a long term goal. Expressing his concern over continuous deforestation, resulting in drying up of sources ,he requested the PRI members to come forward to protect the water sources and catchment area for sustainable water supply system. Putting Mizoram in the picture, he emphasized for formation of village committee for monitoring the sanitation and water supply system in the village in each level right from selection of schemes to operation and maintenance of the already created assets. Further, he requested all to develop the sense of ownership towards assets created for them by the govt. and take the responsibility of preservation and protection of water supply systems in their villages.
MO, Hayuliang Dr. S. Tayeng one of the resource person at the workshop explained in details the causes and remedies for water borne diseases. Presenting the linkage between water ,health and hygiene ,he put utmost importance on safe drinking water and total sanitation coverage for each and every human being .He asked all the PRI members to motivate the villagers towards the greater goal of healthy and hygienic life style.
ADC, Hayuliang RK Borthakur, in his brief speech , felt the need of such workshop to create awareness among the public about such programmes launched by the govt so that the real beneficiaries may not be deprived off. He assured to call a PRI level meeting for formation of village level committee for proper implementation of rural development programmes.
Director, CCDU, Er A.N Singh who was a resource person from Itanagar, said that as per govt. policy three persons from each Panchayat segment are selected for testing of water samples at a regular intervals and for that necessary training would be imparted to them. Each Panchayat segment would be provided with the water testing field kits enabling them to check the outbreak of waterborne diseases. Even Water Testing Laboratories would be made available at subdivision and division level to established tested status of water at village level to take the remedial measures, he said.
Adviser to the CM, Abrey Manyu, ,lauded for the efforts taken by the PHED and requested the PRI Members to be the torch bearer for village mass in motivating them towards attaining the goal of total sanitation.
In his address, zila parishad chair person B. Tega requested the PRI members as well
as the concern department to work with mutual co-
on Soft Skills
TEZU, Apr 28: Under the chairmanship of S. Khandu Vice-
Head of Department Commerce Dr. K. Rajendra Babu, was the Programme Coordinator. He described the programme as one of the motivational, capacity building and personality development exercises for the students.
By differentiating the soft skills with those of hard skills he emphasized the need
for soft skills in changing milieu of growing job market owing to Liberation, Privatization
and Globalization, macro-
Other Resource persons Head of Department Geography Ashok Kumar, imparted skills on Time Management; Assistant Professor Razello Delley, oriented with Communication Skills; Associate Professor Dr. Jajati K. Pattnaik dealt with Team Management and Stress Management Skills; Associate Professor Dr. Manish Sharma, (Economics) provided inputs on Manners and Etiquettes.
In order to give an easy and better understanding of the orientation programme, the
discussions and lectures were delivered through power-
Feedbacks were collected from students about the programme. They expressed their interests in participating in other such programmes in order to make them academically more competitive. It was also useful for them as it provided novel inputs in their professional endeavour, blending the soft skills with those of hard skills. (DIPRO)
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Meeting on Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksa Abhiyan (RMSA) of Papum Pare District was held here at DCs Conference hall, Yupia today under the chairmanship of Tarin Dakpe Additional Deputy Commissioner In charge DC cum Chairman RMSA.
RMSA is an integral flagship programme of the centre to attain Universalisation of
Secondary Education (USE) in the country. The programme is launched in partnership
with the state Govt and centre with participation of PRIs and other stakeholders
with an aims to provide useful and relevant quality secondary education to all children
in the 14-
Stakeholders attended the meeting to discuss the proper and quality construction
of civil works at school level under Centrally Sponsored Scheme-
While discussing various issues of the programme Dakpe emphasized on strictly following the laid down guidelines of RMSA thereby maintaining the quality aspects and complete transparency in execution of various civil works.
Papum Pare being a capital district and mostly accessible by central team, it is very important to implement the CSS in a more good way, he added.
However, he said to check the discrepancies in completion of the work there should be proper assessment and physical verification, and any payment regarding civil works should be made thereafter.
On girls education under the scheme Dakpe asked the Principals and Headmasters to identify and prepare dossiers of the girl children who comes under the norms and submit it to DDSE for onward submission to the Government. He also asked the committee members to maintain good rapport and coordination with each other.
Lowang EAC, Kimin cum Chairperson RMSA Block Level also stressed on need for proper rapport and coordination among the committee members in every aspect of RMSA and for its successful implementation.
District Programme Coordinator Gollo Tatang briefed the house about the various implications of the programme.
Earlier, DDSE cum DMO T.T.Tara in his welcome address explained the aims and objective of the meeting.
Later on, Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the School Management and Development Committee and District Level Management Committee for successful implementation and execution of civil works under RMSA in the district. (DIPRO)
Stick to schedule
We would like to draw the attention of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commissioner regarding the date and time of examination for the post of Assistant Engineer (Civil).
It should be held as per your notification No; PSC – R/24/2011, dated 6th April 2011.
We will be highly great full if your good office conducts the examination as per the scheduled notification date and time.
The Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission should not change their notification based on meager request of aspiring candidates.
We the aspiring candidates, unemployed for many years request office of the APPSC to conduct the examination as per its notification.
MP and Community hall
Though lately, but the long felt need of the people of Jomlo-
It is worth mentioning that no elected representative of this area has given any serious thoughts on the necessity of a Community Hall in this area and as such it has remained unaddressed. Many a times, people of this area have faced the problem and felt the necessity of Community Hall at the area while celebrating important occasions like community festivals, sports meets & meetings. And in spite of repeated approach for construction of Community Hall at Pessing, the people’s representatives of the area only procrastinate at the demand of the people.
Cutting across the party lines we are thank full to the MP for giving us a community hall.
The website and cobwebs
I agree with N L Richo on his topic regarding the website and their diseases.
I haven't checked much of the states websites but I came across the website of water
resource department, govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and have noticed that the website
may have been created in 90's and is left un-
Another socking story is that many times I checked for the availability for the urban development website but could not find it till date.
AdiSU would like to thank the whole team of AITF, for their good will gesture and visit here at Lower Dibang Valley at times of conflict and confusion.
Indeed AITF is to be credited for immediate diffusion of tense situation, of communal flare up between Adis and Idus here at Roing.
Further,AdiSU on behalf of people of Lower Dibang Valley and specially behalf of Toni Riba and Mibom Pertin would like to thank AITF for ensuring financial help to the duo respectively as medical assistance.
Acknowledging the helping act, AdiSU voices the dream of a Pan Arunachal carried ahead by AITF.
AdiSU, (on email)
It is not self-
Hats off for the Good Samaritan who pains for his fellow Arunachaleese, and has tried
to put things to right perspectives through his write-
The very first sentence starts with “It is ridiculous if one go through the………”, whereas, it should have been “It is ridiculous if one goes through the ……..” I also am at lost of what the 6th paragraph wants to convey. Further, it is ironical to observe that a teacher who sets question papers for students of Class VIII can be so careless. Whoever he/she might be, I would like to apprise him/her that “Why does Maya thinks …….?” is grammatically incorrect. It should be “Why does Maya think …….?”
In addition to (in)correct usage of words, sentences and punctuations, it would be
appreciable if the three (poor) Articles are also put in their proper places. Now,
I give it to the learned readers to decide what would be the right usage, -
It is not self-
Hats off in advance for taking my comments in the right stride!
Japon K. Lowang
Itanagar, (on email)
Where are the people?
Why only the pictures of the MLAs and Ministers alone when you are covering a youth festival? Where are the youths,where are the common people?
Guwahati, (on email)
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
Advocacy prog on RCH
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: A one-
MMC Trust Chairman Mamar Mara spoke on the importance of the RCH awareness programme, while Upper Balijan ZPM Nabum Sukia suggested some important measures to make the RCH awareness programme successful. Other dignitaries also spoke and extended their support in successful implementation of the RCH programme.
Meanwhile, MM Charitable Trust is also organizing a four-
MP Takam Sanjoy, Health Minister Tanga Byaling and Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Abhayankar visited the health camp in the inaugural day.
Improve BSNL mobile service
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: All Kalaktang Monpa Students’ Union (AKMSU) has appealed to the BSNL authorities to improve the mobile network service in Kalaktang area.
Most of the time the BSNL mobile tower remain functionless in the area forcing the consumers face numerous problems, said the union in a release today.
School principal dies
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: The Principal of Govt Higher Secondary School, Likabali Tamar Nyodu died at General Hospital, Naharlagun this morning. This was informed by Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA) in a release today.
Born in January 26, 1957, at Nyodu village, Basar in West Siang district, Late Tamar joined as junior teachers in 1977 in education department.
The Association deeply mourned the death of Tamar and prayed for eternal peace of his departed soul and bestow enough strength to family in this hours of grief.
Score benefited from free health camp
ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Altogether 155 passengers were benefited from two days free medical camp organized by Papum Pare District Health Society at Silsango village in Mengio circle on April 21 and 22 last.
A team of doctors including DMO Bengia Tobin, MOs K Tubin, Tana Talin, S K Singh (Ayush) offered free treatment including R D Test and distributed free medicines to the patients.
Earlier, the Health Society also organized a similar health camp at Taraso PHC on April 8 and 182 patients were benefited from the camp. No malaria cases were detected in both the medical camps.
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