MNIC to reduce corruption, influx of illegal immigrants
A. T. News Service
ITANAGAR, July 31. MLA T G Rinpoche today hailed the Central Govt for its initiative
to introduce Multipurpose National Identity Cards (MNIC) in the country.
Rinpoche exuded confidence that the MNIC would help solve the 50-60 per cent problems
being faced by the planners, policy makers and general public of the country, reduce
corruption remarkably and influx of illegal immigrants.
Aimed at addressing national security, the problem of illegal immigration and managing
citizen identity, the project has been set in motion and the Govt approved the setting
up of a National Authority for Unique Identity under Planning Commission to oversee
Congratulating Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his bold and innovative step to
provide unique national identity to the country, Rinpoche said that the decision
was historic. “In fact since my step in political career it was my ardent desire
to have a national identification card and I had advocated the need of the same on
many a occasions”, he said. Rinpoche, was of the view that Bharat Nirman will remain
incomplete unless initiatives are taken for Bharatiya Narman and the UPA Govt has
rightly understood the importance of Bharatiya Nirman and began the process. This
will go a long way fulfill the need for multipurpose documentary proof to facilitate
easy verification and help reach the welfare schemes to intended beneficiaries.
The implementing agencies have to look into the matter so that the genuine Indian
are not deprived of and illegal immigrants are not included, Rinpoche said when
asked by the media as to how the illegal immigrants would be identified when implementing
The MLA in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wished best for speedy implementation
of the project.
Rinpoche, who is also chairman of the Hydropower Development Corporation of Arunachal
Pradesh informed that the state Govt and Jindal Co will jointly implement 4,500
MW project. Jindal signed agreements for two projects totaling 4500 MW in December
2008. The two projects 4,000MW Etalin and 500MW Attunli hydropower projects were
earlier awarded to state owned NTPC, but were later taken away.
East, West Kameng and Tawang remain cut off
ITANAGAR, July 31: Road communication was snapped to the three districts of Tawang,
East and West Kameng districts as boulders fell on the road between Tenga and Bomdilla.
Following the landslide, hundreds of trucks, loaded with essentials and other vehicles
remained stranded on the road.
BRO officials, entrusted to look after the road, said the landslide occurred due
to continuous heavy rains for the last two days.
The work to clear the debris was delayed due to rains but the BRO hoped that communication
will be restored within a couple of days.
The three hilly districts are being supplied essentials from neighbouring Assam's
Many Public and Government officials are stranded at Tezpur and Bhalukpong. DC East
Kameng Pige Ligu has requested the concern Department and the BRTF for early restoration
of road communication.
Arunachal Police officer booked in Assam
ITANAGAR, July 31: In an embarrassing turn of event for the Arunachal Pradesh Police,
Tinsukia Police arrested Police Officer Kamlesh Kumar Pathak on charges of accepting
bribe. Pathak is Officer in Charge of Crime Branch’s Special Investigation team,
Pathak and team had gone to Tinusukia to question one Vinay Aggarwal who is wanted
by East Siang district Police.
Pathak along with other officers had reported to Tinsukia Police of their arrival
on July 28 and asked for its cooperation while the team discharged its duty.
However the team did not contact the Assam Police afterwards. One of the informers
of the Assam Police alerted SP Tinsukia Diganta Borah that something was amiss.
Assam Police wasted no time and dressed in plains cloth arrived at the Hotel where
the team was staying. They were not surprised to find two gentlemen entering the
room of the Officer. After the gentlemen left, the Assam Police entered the room
only to find Rs one Lac in an envelope. When confronted for details, the Police Officer
initially said it was his but it was father of the accused who said that officer
in charge had actually asked for money.
The officer was produced in court today.
SP Borah said that other members of the team had no idea what their boss was up to.
Akshay Urja Diwas
ITANAGAR, July 31: Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency would observe Rajiv
Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas on Aug 20, the birthday of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The day is celebrated across the country and several competitions on theme of new
and renewable energy resources are organized.
APEDA this year would observe the day at Energy Park organizing essay, quiz and drawing
competition. The essay competition will be amongst the students of Class IX-XII on
Aug 15. Quiz competitions for students of Class VI to VIII and drawing competitions
for students of Class 1-V will be held on Aug 16.
ZP passes resolution on equal distribution of teachers
YUPIA, July 31: Transfer of excess teachers from the Capital Complex area to the
interior areas of the District, proper maintenance of the existing schools with adequate
school buildings and teachers rather than further upgrading, scrapping of private
PDS contractors appointed for the district from the State level, decentralization
of purchase of medicines, appointment of staff and civil works under NRHM are some
of resolutions passed at a special Zilla Parishad meeting of Papum Pare District
which was held at the conference hall of DRDA, Yupia.
The meet was called to discuss schemes proposed to be taken up during the financial
year 2009-10 by various line departments. The Zilla Parishad passed certain resolutions,
which it proposed to take up with the Govt. Further, it was also resolved that the
Department of Power should complete the RGGVY schemes, against which tender has been
finalized under Nirjuli Electrical Division. Panchayat members of the Sagalee Anchal
Samiti also expressed resentment against pathetic condition of power line from Yupia
to Sagalee, particularly after shifting of the 2x1.6 MVA/33/11 KVA sub-station. The
Department of Power was also urged to finalise the 3 packages under RGGVY for Tarasso,
Upper Balijan & Lower Balijan without further delay.
The Zilla Parishad decided to monitor the implementation of schemes in the district
alongwith the concerned District Head of Departments. The meeting was attended by
all the Zilla Parishad Members, Chairpersons of Anchal Samities and Head of Departments
of Papum Pare District. The meeting, which was also attended by Bidol Tayeng, Deputy
Commissioner, Papum Pare, was chaired by Nabam Aka, Chairperson, Zilla Parishad,
During the day long discussions, the Head of Departments of the District appraised
the Zilla Parishad about different schemes proposed to be taken up during the current
ABK calls for wider consultation
ITANAGAR, July 31: Adi Bane Kebang in a memorandum to the Chief Minister has apprised
of the need for wider consultation in finalizing the district boundary of the proposed
Lower Siang district and East Siang. It called for constitution of committee to study
geographical and traditional boundaries of these four villages and consultation with
affected people before taking any final decision. It said that drawl of boundary
should be from the customary defined villages boundaries of the Galo and Adi villages
of Sido, Ledum, Detak and Depi on the basis of accepted practices as per traditional
Depi, Depi-Moli, Detak and Sido villages have called for exclusion from the proposed
Lower Siang district bifurcating East and West Siang to a representation to Chief
Minister Dorjee Khandu. It said that it would remain with East Siang as it has traditional,
linguistic and kinship affinities with the people of East Siang while adding that
these villages are located 40-42km distance from Pasighat, East Siang district headquarters.
Sanjay writes to CM and CS
ITANAGAR, July 31: MP Takam Sanjay sent separate letters to Chief Minister Dorjee
Khandu and Chief Secretary Tabom Bam calling for coordinated efforts from all to
ensure that schemes from the state reach New Delhi on time.
“In addition to my duty in Parliament, it will be my endeavor to ensure that I will
not leave stone unturned in taking up the matters pertaining to the state” the MP
He asked the Chief Minister to direct govt officials to gear up information to any
matter that may come up in the Parliament as well as required in various ministries.
Sanjay in a separate letter to CS called for his personal intervention to ensure
timely submission of state priority scheme. Sanjay further said that departments
send a copy of all schemes to his office as well.
Training for state level master trainers under BRGF for Upper Subansiri begins
Daporijo, July 31: A training exercise for developing State Level Master Trainers
under Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) for Upper Subansiri, organized by SIRD and
sponsored by Ministry of Panchayati Raj Government of India and supported by Department
of Panchayati Raj, Government of Arunachal Pradesh commenced here on July 27. The
training will continue till August 1.
Speaking on the occasion Zilla Parishad Chairperson Nakap Nalo appreciated the role
of SIRD Arunachal Pradesh as the Technical Support Institution in facilitating the
process of initiation of BRGF programme in Arunachal Pradesh.
Nalo also dwelt at length on several initiatives undertaken by Government of India
for providing power to the PRIs. He also remarked that the PRIs in Upper Subansiri
were fortunate enough to address critical poverty issues and backwardness through
BRGF programme. He expressed that PRIs had more central role under BRGF than even
under NREGA. He invited positive response from officials to assist the PRIs in proper
implementation of the development programmes. He also called upon all the present
Zilla Parishad Members, Anchal Samiti Chairpersons, officials and representatives
of NGOs nominated for the programme, to attend the programme and participate in the
training programme so that they could be empanelled by SIRD as State Level Master
Trainers. District Planning Officer –cum- Member Secretary of the District Planning
Committee(DPC), S.Timba expressed that lots of hurdles were being faced in bringing
this BRGF programme in his district.
Course Director cum Assistant Director SIRD Kirto Loyi, appreciated the proactive
role played by Zilla Parishad Chairperson in approval of the Perspective Plan for
Development Grants under BRGF.
Earlier the EAC D.Rebia, speaking on behalf of the Deputy Commissioner called upon
all the participants for proper understanding of the programme and for transparent
implementation of the programme.
Rakesh Srivastava, Assistant Director SIRD clarified on the need for participation
of all members, since SIRD will be evaluating the participation of all the trainees
and will empanel only such participants as State Level Master Trainers (SLMT) who
would be able to deliver the training interventions at district level.
The programme is being attended by Zilla Parishad Members, Anchal Samiti Chairpersons,
and district level representatives from various line departments, representatives
of NGOs engaged in Upper Subansiri. The training shall be imparted by Kirto Loyi
and Rakesh Srivastava from SIRD Arunachal Pradesh. (DIPRO)
ATSU football tournament
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: In the final match of the football tournament organized by All
Tagin Students’ Union (ATSU) at Daporijo, Dubi Line emerged winner beating Tamin
Attending the final match as Chief Guest, Superintendent of Police Apor Bitin appreciated
the young players of the district for their sincerity in the game and urged them
to dedicate in more games and sports activities.
Among others, EAC Judicial and DIPRO attended the closing ceremony as Guest of Honour
and special invitee.
The discipline award was given to Young star club.
Governor visits Lumla
ITANAGAR, July 31: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh who is on a visit to western
part of Arunachal Pradesh, today visited Lumla in Tawang district. He drove from
Tawang to Lumla.
During his hour-long stay at Lumla, before returning to Itanagar, the Governor visited
the under construction Tara Devi statue. Interacting with the construction committee
of the project, Gen Singh expressed his hope that the statue, when completed in next
two years, will definitely bring peace and prosperity to the region as it will attract
pilgrims and other believers along with tourist to picturesque town of Lumla. It
will be like our famous Tawang Monastery, he added. Making cash contribution towards
that statue, Gen Singh expressing his desired to visit it once completed.
The members of the committee informed that statue of Goddess Tara Devi, once completed
can be seen even from Sela Pass on clear sky as also it will be seen neighbouring
Accompanied by the first lady Anupama Singh, the Governor inspected the under construction
Eklaviya School, Lumla. Going through the construction details, he urged upon the
engineers to put on their best for the best construction in this far-flung area.
Your effort will definitely encourage in giving quality education to our rural children,
Earlier in the morning before leaving for Lumla, Gen Singh, who is the Honorary Colonel
of the Maratha Light Infantry paid homage to the statue of Chhatarpati Shivaji Maharaj,
at Tawang, which was unveiling by him on June 3 last.
The Governor undertook the tour by land route to experience the excitement along
with other infrastructure constrains on the route faced by the tourists. (PRO to
Charity home calls for support
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: The coordination committee of Arunachal Charity Home, Dibrugarh,
Assam further appealed the Ministers, MLAs, Bureaucrats, technocrats and other well
wishers of the state to support the sentiments of the charity home for better service
and other infrastructure development for the greater interest of the Arunachal people.
The Coordination committee meeting of Arunachal Charity Home, Dibrugarh, Assam was
conducted at Itanagar today.
Managing Director and Secretary of the charity home highlighting the aims, objectives
and existing problems of the charity home thanked the former MP Tapir Gao, Home Minister
Jarbom Gamlin, Finance Minister Kaliko Pul, Civil Supply and Health Minister CC Singpho,
MLA Bosiram Siram and MLA Tapang Taloh for their support and help.
Training prog for Apex bank officers
ITANAGAR, July 31: Three days training programe on preparation of Development Action
Plan (DAP) and Asset Liability Management (ALM) and ODI Programme got underway today
for officers of the Apex Bank Ltd.
NABARD, Itanagar in collaboration with the Department of Cooperation is organizing
the training prograame.
DC Capital Complex Cum Administrator of the Bank urged Padmini Singla upon the Senior
Officers and Branch Managers of the A.P. State Coop. Apex Bank Ltd to avail full
advantage of the training to enhance their skills, effectiveness and efficiencies
from NABARD on Coop. Sectors to build up positive attitude among themselves for speedy,
revival of the bank as they are the pillars of the bank and they should take active
participation in the training.
The Managing Director-Cum CEO of the Bank Tarin Dakpe in his key note address appealed
to the trainees to be more serious on the subject of the training and get all doubts
cleared through interaction during the training period. He also appealed to the NABARD
to provide financial assistance for computerization of the bank and appealed to the
faculty members to give stress on practical rather than theoretical training.
Speaking on the occasion B.G. Mukhu Padhaya, GM, NABARD shared his views on the importance
of training programme and appealed the participant to take active part during the
session so that they could have maximum input on the training. He also assured that
NABARD will always extend assistance to the Bank in imparting trainings as and when
Addl. Managing Director of the Bank Henkar Ete, appeal to conduct training programmes
preferably during winter season for better participation by the District Managers
of far flung areas. He appealed to all participants to take full benefit of the training
programme conducted on exclusively new concept on Asset Liability Management & DAP.
Police Arms Store House inaugurated
Daporijo, July 31: SP Upper Subansiri District Apur Bitin inaugurated the District
Kote Building (Police Arms Store House) here today. The building was executed by
Arunachal Pradesh Police Housing And Welfare Corporation and constructed by M/s Dungpak
Gyadu Enterprise, Daporijo.
He appreciated the contractor for constructing the building within the specified
time limit. All officers and staff of the police department were present during the
inaugural function. (DIPRO)
Fake note demonstration
ZIRO, Jul 31: Demonstration on identification of fake currency notes was organized
by Deputy Commissioner and SP at DC Chamber today which was attended by administrative
officers, police officers, cashiers of every department and other government staff
of the district.
Branch Manager, SBI Ziro highlighting the special characteristics of Indian currency
note and fake note said that the one has to minutely observe the details to distinguish
original and fake currency notes as there is minute difference between the two.
Meanwhile, DC Sadhana Deori thanked SBI Branch Manager and staff for participation
and informed that such demonstration would be organized for public and trading communities
Adi SU band call
ITANAGAR, Jul 31: Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) has called 12 hours bandh on August
6 at Adi inhabited areas.
The union has submitted a 14 days ultimatum demanding stopping of inviting public
or private power developer in Adi belt, review of signed MoU and MoAs with consultation
from local people, compensation of land donor of Joypur, Samuguri, new Jengtu village
and Namsai sub-division and improvement of infrastructure of boys hostel, JN College,