Man dies after being beaten up by IRBn
ROING, Aug 2: Even as the state is yet to come to terms with Jumchi (Tachi) Nguso
death, there is yet another instance where Police seems to have gone wrong.
In a bizarre incident, exemplifying the high handedness of law keepers, an old man
was mercilessly beaten by IRBn personnel leading to his death.
The incident took place at around 8pm near the IRBn barrack in bomb godown area of
Roing town. The victim has been identified as Miti Mepo (55) and is survived by three
sons and one daughter.
A Mepo, eldest son of the victim, informed ATNS that, there were minor scuffle involving
IRBn personnel and his father, who stays nearby, curious to know what was going through,
peeked in. And when, group of IRBn personnel, all plain clothed started attacking
the victim. He was badly beaten causing serious injury all over his body.
The victim immediately collapsed and his badly bruised body was brought to the district
hospital by some police personnel and his relatives at around 9 pm. At 9.15 pm, the
victim was soon declared dead.
Soon after the incident, all the relatives of the deceased gathered at the hospital
along several student members of All Idu Mishmi Students Union.
On contacting several senior police officials, they informed that they were still
clueless about the incident and what had actually went through, though involvement
of IRBn personnel were not ruled out.
AIMSU has immediately halted movement of all vehicles out of the town, suspecting
that the culprits might escape. And it has also called for rigorous punitive action
against the culprits.
Hearing about the news of the incident, at around 11 pm, the situation turned extremely
serious as hundreds of protestors armed with machetes, iron rods gathered outside
the IRBn barrack in bomb godown pelting stones.
In retaliation, reportedly the IRBn personnel fired several rounds in the air to
disperse people. SP T Karga along with Magistrate Rakesh Tacho rushed to the spot
and took control of the agitating crowd.
37 cadres in Tirap surrender with arms
KHONSA, Aug 2: With its relentless and sustained operations, Units of 25 Sector mainly
19 Assam Rifles of the DAH DIVISION today gave a boost to the process of peace building
in Tirap by facilitating surrender of 37 terrorists of various outfits.
23 from NSCN (K), 07 from NSCN (IM) and 07 from ANLA today surrendered with 21 Pistols,
One M - 16 Assault Rifle, One .22 Chinese Rifle, One 9mm Carbine, One Revolver, Seven
grenades and 05 SBBL Guns.
With today’s surrender the number has gone upto 102 during the 2009 -2010.
General Officer Commanding DAH Division Major General GS Katoch, presided over the
Major General Katoch felicitated the surrendered cadres for the bold and wise decision
to join the National mainstream. He added that the return of large number of cadres
to the mainstream is an indicator of the fact that efforts of the Security Forces
are bearing dividends. The unprecedented success of the today’s ceremony is attributed
to the goodwill generated by the Security Forces because of its people friendly approach
and commitment to create a secure environment. Today’s ceremony is a landmark event
and clearly depicts the changed perception of the youth and their desire to be part
of the society and National Main Stream, said a AR release.
Major General Katoch emphasised the commitment of Security Forces towards rehabilitation
of these misguided youth. He added that documentation for grant of monthly stipend
and other benefits would commence forthwith. He highlighted the positive role of
the rehabilitation centre at Dinjan Military Station, where in the surrendered youth
are provided vocational training aimed at providing adequate skills for employment.
Commander 25 Sector Assam Rifles Brigadier JS Negi mentioned that the entire process
of motivating the cadres and sensitising them has been a joint effort of Security
Forces with the district Police. He also added that sincere efforts of the SSP and
DC, Tirap have taken us further in achieving the common objective of a peaceful Tirap
Commandant 19 Assam Rifles Col Naveen, Vir Chakra, DC Tirap W Lowang, and SSP Tirap
Madhup Tewari, the main forces behind the surrender of these youths were also present
at the function.
Tingkhatra calls for freast-feeding policy
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: The community Food and Nutrition Extension Unit, in collaboration
with the state directorate of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development Department
is celebrating the World Breast Feeding Week with various programmes from Aug one.
As a part of the celebration, a symposium on the importance of breast feeding
was organized at directorate premises Naharlagun today. Around 53 ICDS functionaries
took part in it.
The Chief guest of the programme N Tingkhatra, parliamentary secretary, SW, W and
CD delivered a lecture on the importance of breast feeding. He also suggested “10
steps – the baby and friendly way’ to popularize breast feeding among mothers.
He also advocated for a policy to bring awareness on the need of breast feeding
with the involvement of health care units
Breast feeding during first two years is crucial for child’s physical and mental
development, he said adding it reduces the risk of child mortality.
Traders questions exorbitant power tariffs, to take action against exhortations
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: During a co-ordination meeting of the market welfare committees
of Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli, Banderdewa and Doimukh under the aegis of Arunachal
Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) yesterday, it was decided that a memorandum
to the state Government would be submitted in which the trading community would raise
the issue of power tariff with the Government on imposition of exorbitant power tariffs
by Power Department upon business community.
The other demands include making the Nirjuli burial ground functional, improvement
and maintenance of roads at the market areas, proper and regular water and electricity
supply to market areas and installation of high mask tower at the capital market
and at its adjacent areas.
During the meeting which was ACCI chaired by Techi Lala, it was further decided to
conduct a massive cleanup Social Service at respective market areas on Aug13. The
meeting further seriously viewed the forceful “donations” and decided to ban all
sorts of donations by all organizations without having prior permission from committees.
All cases of forceful donations and exhortations shall be immediately referred to
the police and concerned administration for necessary action. The meeting unanimously
passed resolution to expose the names of individuals involving in illegal donation
to the press as and when it shall be required.
Army announces porter jobs for Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: The Army announced its plans to raise porter companies for six months
from 01 Sep onwards. The Army would employ more than 1200 local youth in the scheme.
The Army said that this scheme would give job opportunity to physically fit male
candidates in the age group of 18 to 40 years for six months. Apart from the age
and medical fitness, there is no other qualification required to join the porter
company. The persons employed would draw a monthly salary of Rs 7,864/- to Rs 8,125/-.
Apart from regular porters, the Army is also going to employ trade qualified persons
like masons, carpenters, cooks and hair dressers. The enrolment would take place
at Tuting (09 & 10 Aug) Yingkiyong (12 Aug), Along (16 & 17 Aug) , Menchuka (19 &
20 Aug), Likhabali(24 & 25 Aug).
The Army spokesman urged that maximum unemployed youth of the state should avail
of this opportunity to earn decent wages for six months.
Regional training prog on finance and accounts at SIRDA
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: SIRD Arunachal Pradesh in collaboration and with support from the
country’s apex training institution in the field of Rural Development; National
Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) is conducting a 5 day training programme on
‘Finance and Accounts’ for the Accounts Officers from DRDAs, Blocks and Panchayats
here at SIRD Training Hall.
Participants from various states of the North Eastern India such as Sikkim, Assam,
Tripura and Meghalaya, besides selected participants from Maharashtra are attending
the programme. Various Accounts Officers nominated from DRDAs and Blocks in Arunachal
Pradesh are also attending the training programme.
Inaugurating the training programme as Chief Guest. Director SIRD Nyabin Ete highlighted
on the importance of Accounting Procedures and said that adherence to the various
procedures and rules not only facilitates the working but these procedures and rules
act as checks and balances, particularly in government institutions which are dealing
with ‘public money’. He also highlighted the need for transparent accounting and
efficient management of financial records in reference to the RTI requirements by
all institutions and departments dealing with ‘public money’. Director SIRD also
emphasised on the need for making the best use of the opportunity provided by the
regional training programme to learn from the best practices from all participating
states. He also emphasised the importance of such training programmes in contributing
to the cause of capacity building of concerned officials in enabling sponsoring departments
and agencies to submit the utilisation certificates as per the ever changing requirements
of various ministries.
Ete also called upon NIRD to consider taking lead in developing content for software
development for accounting purposes for Rural Development programmes and related
Earlier speaking on the occasion Dr Binay Singh, Director NIRD NERC appreciated the
role played by SIRD Arunachal Pradesh in coordinating for the conduction of the regional
training programme despite the logistical bottlenecks the institute was facing.
Dr. Singh also advised the participants to make the best use of opportunity to learn
from each other. Dr Singh assured the participants from outside the state as well
as SIRD Arunachal Pradesh of all the support from the regional centre in the field
of capacity building. He also appraised on the various training initiatives of NIRD
BN Sarma, Accounts Officer from NIRD NERC and also the Course Director gave a comprehensive
course briefing. He highlighted various important aspects that would be covered in
the training programme including the proposed field visits, etc.
VK Sharma, Dy. Director SIRD Arunachal Pradesh earlier highlighted that people coming
from different parts of the region and nation should take advantage of such an important
training programme in order to get better understanding about fundamental principles
of accounting procedures in rural development.
Dy. Director SIRD Kirto Loyi, assured the participants of all possible logistical
assistance and facilitation from SIRD. He called upon the participating Accounts
Officers from Arunachal Pradesh to make the best use of the opportunity by increasing
their knowledge and awareness about accounting procedures, etc.
Assistant Director SIRD Rakesh Srivastava, is coordinating the training programme
on behalf of SIRD Arunachal Pradesh.
ACR for democratic & peaceful protest
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: Arunachal Citizens Rights (ACR) has appealed to Krishak Mukti Sangram
Samiti (KMSS) not to go ahead with the road blockades as such steps may adversely
affect the citizens of Arunachal and Assam too.
The fire brand Activist Akhil Gogoi who heads KMSS has said that it would launch
economic road blockade against big dams in Arunchal.
ACR said that it deeply admires the courage and commitment of Akil Gogoi for leading
the people’s movement against the construction of Mega dams. But the proposed economic
blockade will not affect those persons who are earning crores from the hydro projects
as they use choppers as their mode of transportation but normal citizens, ACR Chairman
Bamang tago said.
He called on Gogoi to seek legal and democratic and peaceful way of protest so that
rights of common people are not affected.
In rising above, we fall
In a call to rise above local interests, the voices of native tribal communities
are being unheard.
Clause 30 of the Memorandum of Agreement signed on June 24, 2007 between the Govt
of Arunachal Pradesh and NHPC Ltd, assures 100% job preference to people of Arunachal
Pradesh in the categories of Class III & IV. Besides, 20 % reservation of post in
the executive cadre to be filled up on deputation basis from state govt, it has also
kept open certain types of works for local contractors of Arunachal Pradesh.
This agreement might look appealing, but what the two parties have fail to recognize
is that, the state of Arunachal Pradesh with twenty six different tribes, with different
customs and cultures, cannot be made to look as a single entity, even if it falls
under single administrative unit. Each tribe in the state has distinct identity with
its own independent aspirations. It will be inappropriate for the power developers
to take for granted that issue of benefits and employment opportunity is once for
all solved with assurance of 100% job to people of Arunachal origin with this uniform
policy to be applicable everywhere.
In fact, there is no one solution and the state of Arunachal Pradesh with its diverse
socio-cultural features now presents newer and unique challenges, as govt of India
proposes to build 100 large dams in this ethnically, culturally and ecologically
So, even if a company offers to reserve 100% job for people of Arunachal Pradesh
against a given hydro power projects, it does not precisely address the issue of
unemployment and poverty of locale. Each project area in the state has different
sets of location and project specific concerns and grievances; even a tribal from
within the state can be an ‘outsider’ if he or she is non native of that particular
area. Therefore, such generic policy could be resented by the local native tribal
groups as they might feel that their concerns are being undermined on the pretext
of assuring 100% job guarantee to whole of the state.
Moreover, the MoA does not mention that whether this 100% job preference in Class
III and IV categories is valid for employment with NHPC or with any other contractor
for the project during the construction period only. The language is too vague to
assuage feelings of the locals. Also, 20% reservation of posts in the executive cadre
to be filled up on deputation basis from the state govt. does not necessarily mean
that a govt. employee originating from that particular project area will get that
opportunity; the posts can be filled up by govt. employees from anywhere in the state.
The MoA, thus, clearly does not offer any new job creation on a long term basis –
particularly in the context of the project specific communities – some and few casual
and contractual jobs notwithstanding.
“Our people don’t have the expertise or the required skills, so even if dam promises
benefit, it will only end up marginalizing the local community”, says Takuso Mimi,
member of Dam Affected Citizens Committee.
Besides he feels, “Such offer of benefits extending to the whole state without any
mechanism to protect the interest of the local vulnerable communities may also result
in a conflict situation.” Such opinion is generated, since wherever the hydro projects
are proposed, the native tribals are not in a position to be able to participate
in however limited business opportunities and benefits offered by the company. In
such a scenario, a sense of alienation creeps up among the local tribal groups, as
they witness ‘outsiders’ prosper out of their resources. This then leads to large
scale resentment against the non native population and may lead to conflicts.
Sometimes, a difference of opinion is generated within the affected tribal communities,
as Power Company starts to lure the project affected people with material and financial
benefits for their consent.
“They may sponsor local festival, tournaments and support charity works in the name
of Corporate Social Responsibility, and these tactics are changed according to the
locality and area”, says Mimi. “The power companies may also appoint local officers
from the community in their company, someone very close to local politicians to work
within and divide opinion.”
The experiences in the Lohit district brings up a picture of how the power developers
behave once they get all their mandatory clearances. Before getting clearances, the
companies aggressively engages itself doing charity works in the name of Corporate
Social Responsibility, trying to appease the local tribal for their ‘yes’ to power
“Before the public hearing, we were treated like kings. But once the project got
their clearances, company officials have now come to their true color”, said a native
tribal of Lohit district.
So the benefits the companies supposedly offer, often on paper, is only to appease
the tribals and there is no real effort to work out for a mechanism to safeguard
the interests of the native communities.
And there will be no such effort, as one NHPC official in an interview to a national
newspaper, frankly admits, “Look, local sentiments can never be compensated, but
we have to rise above that and think of the national good.”
It is in this mood to rise above local grievances and to think at state and national
level, that, local concerns are considered ‘unimportant’ that requires no attention.
So in desperation, hoping their concerns would be heard, the native tribal activists
who are resisting dams, start to sound like ‘environmentalists’, speaking in a language
that govt understands.
“When we say our Idu Mishmi population is at risk because of large dams, govt doesn’t
care, but when we say Mishmi Takin (wild goat species) will face extinction, then
the govt sits up and listens”, says Tone Mickrow, Secretary of Idu Indigenous Peoples
Ironically, these local concerns have no political solace, as the native tribal population
is already reduced to a political minority in their own land who cannot decide its
“It seems that the fate of our communities, the future of our offsprings will be
decided by these outsider profit seeking dam builders and not by us, our elders,
our parents. Unfortunately, we have been relegated to this situation by our own people,
whom we trusted and voted to power.” (The writer is Panos South Asia Media Fellow
3G mobiles services launched in Aalo
AALO, Aug 2: The 3G mobile services was launched at Aalo by Ranjan Sanyal, Chief
General Manager, North East-II Telecom Circle on July 31.
Aalo is the first District headquarter where 3g is launched in Arunachal Pradesh.
During the launching, CGM highlighted the various features of 3G such as very high
quality multimedia features like video call, high speed internet browsing through
mobile phone or data cards, mobile TV and Voice over IP(VoIP) services. As an introductory
offer on the launch of 3G services in the city, BSNL is offering 30min of free video
call talk time to all new 3G customers. The video call charges also have been kept
very low at 30 paisa per min, which is even lower than the voice call charges.
BSNL has allowed all existing 2G subscriber in all tariff plan to have incoming and
outgoing video call facility at the existing rate. They will continue to operate
with their 2G voice and 2G data tariff plan. However, the 2G subscriber need to have
3G enabled handset to get the video call facility.
He also inform the public about the BSNL plan to introduce it’s 4G services i.e.
WiMAX in Aalo and Pasighat very soon. The equipments installation works are already
in final stage.
Training on multiple cropping
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: Deputy Commissioner of East Siang District, Onit Panyang inaugurated
a district level training on Multiple Cropping of Paddy crop on Aug1at GTC Auditorium.
Farmers’ conveners from foothill areas of East Siang District attended the training
While congratulating the Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Pasighat
for organizing the training he further asked the concerned Department of Agriculture
and Allied sectors to conduct farmer’s training regularly instead of depending on
Govt. fund only.
As such type of farmers training create a platform for interaction on farmer’s practical
experience and dissemination of the theoretical knowledge of the experts which will
ultimately boost the production level of the farmers, he said.
The DC pointed out the problems of stray cattle’s which is a menace for carrying
out multiple cropping in Arunachal Pradesh and appealed the farming community in
particular and society as a whole to rethink about this problem as Govt. will not
be able to provide fencing to all Agricultural land.
Project Director of ATMA K Darangwhile explaining the aim and objective of the training
told the gathering that main principle of organizing this training is to spread the
message of multiple cropping of Paddy. He asked the attending farmers, conveners
to disseminate the knowledge to the farmers of their respective village. The Agronomist,
DHO, DFDO of the district attended the training as special invitees.
Training on propagation of RTI Act
PASIGHAT, Aug 2: Three day long Sensitization on RTI Act 2005 for SPIOs and SAIPOs
is being held under the chairmanship of the DC East Siang Onit Panyang from Aug 2
Panyang said the people are the masters and they have all right to know how the government
is serving and how their money was being spent. Every citizen has freedom to seek
information from any department of the central or state government, Panchayati-Raj
institutions and any other organization or institution that is established, constituted,
owned, controlled or substantially financed, directly or indirectly by the state
or central government.
Dr. D. P. Panda, Dr. S.C. Nayak and Dr. S.K. Dash all Associate Professors of JN
College, Pasighat are the resource persons. (DIPRO)
Meeting on Seppa development plan
SEPPA, Aug 2: Under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, East Kameng, a Stakeholder
meeting was held at Kameng Hall Sepp. The meeting organized by Dy. Director UD &
Housing Er. K. Bengia was attended by MLAs Tapuk Taku and Tani Lofa all heads of
Department, Panchayat leaders and representative from various colonies of Seppa town.
Dacha Bagang, Urban Planner cum Director, Research planning & Development Board of
India (RPDBI) presented scope of the project to be considered under Urban Infrastructure
Development Scheme for Small and Medium Town (UIDSSMT) and Integrated Housing and
Slum Development Plan (IHSDP) to be covered under development plan for Seppa Town.
He presented a total requirement of outlay of Project cost Rs. 17.362.5 cr for medium
term development plan for Seppa town.
MLA Seppa East Tani Lofa called for proper planning and effective people participation
while stressing on improvement in sanitation system for Seppa town.
MLA Seppa West Tapuk Taku, called for cooperation of all concerned for development
process. He prioritized traffic and transportation, bridge over River Kameng, slum
improvement and Parking space to be considered under UIDSSMT & IHSDP programme. (DIPRO)
BS&G vocational training ends
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: The 15-days state level vocational training organized by Bharat
Scouts and Guides, concluded at its training centre, Polo colony, Naharlagun today.
Addressing the valedictory function as chief guest yesterday, local MLA Techi Keso
appreciated the dedicated service of the Scouts and Guides.
Altogether 85 members including Scouts and Guides were imparted vocational training
on various trades including arts and handicraft, computer, yoga, first aids and playing
of musical instruments during the training programme. Among others Yoga expert
Anand Mahore and his team from Dev Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, fine arts
and handicrafts experts Anjure Rahman and his team from Sivsagar Kalakshetra College
(Assam) and band player Samir Bhattacherjee from Roing were the resource persons
of the training course.
B P Gupta SOC (Scouts) presented a brief report of the training course. Bharat Scouts
and Guides state secretary Hage Tatung also spoke on the occasion.
Youth body demands construction of bridge
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: Stressing the need of uniformity in growth and development in all
circles of the district, All Sawa Youth Welfare Association has appealed the PWD
department for construction of steel bridge over Para river in Sawa circle at the
The Association also urged upon the panchayat leaders and local MLA to intervene
for early construction of bridge which was sanctioned under RIFD two years back.
It further said that quality should be maintained in road construction in Sawa area.
Project delivers cars under equity scheme
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: Jiyo aur Jine Do, a micro financial empowerment project, Itanagar
has delivered its 3rd and 4th free car under its equity scheme.
Daporijo veterinary officer Dr P Reba handed over the cheque of Rs 2,25, 000 each
(cash value of each car) to the lady duo Biri Moriam of Pungrung village and Bamang
Yagi of Sangram village in Kurung Kumey in a function today under the community
micro-saving promotion policy and self help groups revolving fund concepts.
The project manager Tam Matum speaking on the occasion highlighted the concept and
strategy of the project.
Expert team sought to prevent animal disease
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: Suspected outbreak of foot and mouth disease has claimed large number
of Mithun in Leporiang and its adjacent areas since June last, claimed Leporiang
Anchal Samity chairperson Nabam Kakam in a release today.
Mithun are still dying due to disease which first broke out at Pakke-Kessang and
later spread to Leporiang, the chairperson said while adding added even timely
vaccination could not save the animals from the jaws of death.
The Panchayat leaders requested the Govt to send an expert team doctors to investigate
and prevent the disease at the earliest. Govt was also requested to compensate
the Mithun owners who have lost their Mithuns due to outbreak of disease.
Mega health camp
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: A team of specialist doctors from General Hospital, Naharlagun
in collaboration with the Taba Tat Foundation, a Yazali based organization is going
to organize a mega health camp at Govt Hr Secondary School, Yazali in Lower Subansiri
district on Aug 7 and 8 next.
The foundation will also organize a women volleyball tournament from Aug 5 to 10
at Yazali and decided to facilitate the Nyishi student toppers of Class X and XII
of Yachuli constituency.
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: The students belonging to Libo, Bokar and Ramo communities of Mechukha
Sub-Division under West Siang district studying in various educational institutions
have unanimously resolved to form All Libo Bokar Ramo Students’ Union (ALBRSU) in
a meeting held at Naharlagun on August 1 last.
During the meeting students discussed about various problems being faced by the students
in the area due to absence of adequate teachers, school buildings and teacher quarters
and decided to fight for their rights.
The students also selected Kismat Diru and Sanjay Pullom as acting president and
general secretary to lead the formation of the union.
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: National Youth Project of Arunachal Pradesh has facilitated formation
of 56 Self Help Group (SHG) under Namsai Sub-Division comprises with 642 women’s
which was supported by NABARD Arunachal Pradesh through SHG Bank Linkage Programme.
Ten SHGs from Chongkham circle opened their Savings Account at State Bank of India
Chongkham Branch while 36 SHGs opened their savings account at United Bank of India
Branch, Namsai and 5 at UBI Mahadevpur. At Apex Bank opened 5 SHGs opened their savings
account. The average monthly savings of the each members is Rs. 100/-. The total
savings per month by the 56 SHGs are Rs. 64,200/-.
President of National Youth Project, Arunachal Pradesh H.P. Biswas further informed
that 100 SHG members will be trained on shop and detergent making in Kerala. The
first batch has already been selected who would undergo training in September.
PASIGHAT, Aug 2: A 5 days training Programme for in-service teachers of East Siang
District started on yesterday at DIET, Pasighat. The Programme was inaugurated by
East Siang and chaired by Principal, DIET, Pasighat Dr Buk Lego.
Dy Director of School Education Tani Talom in his inaugural speech said that training
attended by teachers should be beneficial for the students/ learners and it would
happen only when knowledge and skill acquired during training are put into the practice.
He also emphasized on the charter of duties of teachers in the schools and pointed
out the irregularities and absenteeism of teachers adversely affects the quality
of education in the state and appealed the teachers to be regular and punctual in
attending their duties. He also focused that most of the schools are not caring for
the beatification of schools by engaging the children which is an essential pre-requisite
to develops the aesthetic sense among the learners. He categorically said that indigenous
teachers are not lagging in knowledge and skill but in dedication and appeals the
teachers to pull up themselves at par with teachers from other parts of the country.
In his address, the Principal DIET, Pasighat informed that the training programme
has accommodated latest contents like Right to Education (RTE), Continuous and Comprehensive
Evaluation (CCE), Teachers Professionalism and other practical activities so that
trainees can involve themselves in activity.
He also expressed his view that 5 days training programme is not sufficient but urged
the teacher trainees to extract maximum benefit from the training and put them into
action at their respective schools to bring about quality improvement in classroom
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association (AAPCA) has requested individuals
or organizations not to pay donation to authorized members. The association said
it has not authorized its members to collect donation for organizing tournament.
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: Expressing resentment over the delay in declaration of counseling
results in various disciplines, Arunachal Pradesh College’s Forum (APCF) has appealed
the higher authorities of education department to complete counseling service within
a week time.
The forum also advocated for a separate technical director in education department
for dealing with technical matters. It also demanded the authorities to increase
the seat enrolment capacity of various colleges to facilitate the increasing number
of students in various disciplines.
ITANAGAR, Aug 2: National Fisheries Development Board, (NFDB) Hydrabad Based, Executive
Director (Finance and Account) C Muralidharan visited Itanagar recently to supervise
the finance and account discipline and managerial practices adopted by the department
He appreciated the department for maintaining the guidelines of NFDB.
Allegation of nepotism
ITANAGAR: In a letter to Chief Secretary, NCP leader Kaling Jerang has alleged that
there have been discrepancies in appointment of Group D and C staff in Education
Department. Targeting the Director School Education Tapang Taloh for indulging in
nepotism, Jerang said that as revealed after an RTI application, at least 39 candidates
were appointed violating recruitment norms.
Jerang further alleged that at the behest of Deputy Speaker, Tapang Taloh, Director
Taloh was bending rules to accommodate candidates and indulging in politically motivated
transfers at Boleng constituency.
Jerang while demanding appropriate govt action threatened to go to court.
ITANAGAR: The first Executive Council Meeting of Arunachal Science Academy (ASA)
was convened yesterday at Rajiv Gandhi University.
The EC members from various educational and research institutes of state including
scientists from SFRI has attended the meeting and presented their view points. Arunachal
ASA has decided to organize school level science education/interactive workshop,
Health Camp and Biodiversity related programme for children.
It has further decided to launch journal in both hard print and electronic form wherein
the young researchers of the state would be able to share their work through rapid
publication in such online e-journal and their work would be read by global audience.
NHPC net profit
ITANAGAR: NHPC Limited has earned a net profit (after tax) of Rs 537 crore during
the first quarter of the current financial year. It registered an increase of 7 per
cent over net profit earned during corresponding period of previous financial year.
ANYA tug of war
ITANAGAR: A day after section of All Nyishi Youth Association selected Taring Mama
as its president; Tarin Nabam who was sacked from his position termed the move as
unconstitutional and undemocratic. While claiming himself to be the president of
the Association, Nabam said that ANYA has derecognized selection of Tarin Mama and
has sacked him from the position of General Secretary.