AHSCS extend supports to bandh
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: All Hrusso (Aka) Socio Cultural Society extended its support to bandh call given by All Hrusso (Aka) Students’ Union, West Kameng District at Hrusso (Aka) area.
It said that despite request from the society or association, the West Kameng District authority and capital complex authority could not fulfill the demand of the community against GGL Group for publishing wrong information on Aka community.
Health assistants demands creation of new posts
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: All Arunachal Pradesh Health Assistant Trained Association (AAPHATA)
appealed to the State Government for early allocation of fund to create new post
of health assistants during the financial year 2011-
It is learnt that many health sub-
It also urged the Government to send the health assistant for training of every year.
ITANAGAR: Aug 4.: The principal, staff members of Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) and students condoled the untimely death of Bijoy Kalita, Junior Teacher, GSS Manhofai, Lohit.
He died this morning at GMC Guwahati after prolonged illness.
In a condolence meeting at GHSS Namsai, they observed silence for a few minutes as a mark of respect to late Kalita and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
He is survived by his wife and a son.
He joined Education Department in the year 1987. During his tenure he has served at different Schools of Lohit District dedicatedly.
‘Solution to crisis soon’
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Pointing out the recent formation of chess association in two districts, All Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association (AAPCA) led by its general secretary Hina Nabam Mavan informed the “chess lovers and well wishers of the state that the present problems and crisis within AAPCA will be resolved soon.” He further said that the affiliation process is completely held up.
Forum demands early appointment
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: All Lower Subansiri District SSA Teachers Panel List Forum in a letter to education minister appealed for early appointment of panel list candidates as per merit list against the vacant posts.
It also appealed the minister to initiate steps for sanctioning of post for the year
School development meeting held
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The development meeting of I V school, Palap under Chambang circle in Kurung Kumey district was held at school premises recently. The meeting presided over by ASM cum SMC chairman Gokia Tagam was attended by teachers, GBs, panchayat members and public of both Todubath and Palap villages. The members present in the house also unanimously reconstituted the school management committee.
Training for extension functionaries
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Tawang organized a training programme for extension functionaries at Potato Godown Lumberdung.
Altogether, 10 extension functionaries (A.F.A) participated in the programme.
Chandra Kumar Singh, S.M.S (Agronomyh), discussed about the preparation and use of blue green algae in paddy crop. He also discussed about the Integrated Plant Nutrients management in Paddy and Maize crop.
BJPYM AP to attend Sansad Gherao
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: 200 members team of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Arunachal Pradesh Unit is leaving for Delhi tomorrow to take part in the Sansad Gherao Programme on August 9.
The Gherao programme is being organized by Bharatiya Janata Party regarding the price rise and black money.
Govt suspends selling of state lottery
NAHARLAGUN, Aug 4: In exercise of power conferred under section of lottery Regulation Act. 1998, the State Govt. has suspended marketing/ selling of Arunachal Pradesh State lottery both on line and conventional paper lottery from August One.
“It is learnt that some people are illegally conducting/marketing draws of lottery in the name of the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Department of State Lotteries in some states,” the notification said and disowned the responsibility of such lotteries.
Persons who purchase such unauthorized lottery tickets shall have no repent and right to claim for any prize money, said the notification issued by Deputy Secretary Department of State lottery, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.DIPRO
Dorjee relinquishes charges
ITANAGAR: Rinchin Dorjee relinquished his charges as chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission on successful completion of six years term today. Rinchin joined the APPSC on May 18, 1999 as a member and was appointed as chairman on Aug 5, 2005.
Meanwhile, the members, officers and staff of the Commission organized a farewell meeting in honour of the outgoing chairman Rinchin Dorjee today and congratulated him for his successful completion of service as APPSC chairman.
Dorjee in his speech expressed gratitude to the State Govt for extending their full cooperation while discharging the duties. He also expressed his heartfelt thanks to the officers and staff of the commission for extending their cooperation with sincerity during his service tenure.
GSU lauds Police efforts
ITANAGAR: Galo Students Union (GSU) has lauded Likabali police team headed by officer
In a press release GSU general secretary Pakmik Taipodia, said timely arrest of all
accused has averted a major problem. “Ever since news of his body being found in
Likabali became public, some sort of tension has been developing. With Assam based
organization raising it, this murder incident could have become an inter-
culture : CM
Three new battalions on the cards
Fund for renovation of capital road soon
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: State Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin today cautioned that Govt will strictly deal with bandh callers from henceforth.
Addressing the media persons here today on completion of three months in the office, Gamlin said state govt will follow Supreme Court order while dealing with bandh culture.
“Supreme Court has banned bandh and has declared it illegal. We have been tolerating bandh as we don’t want to clamp down hard on our own youths. But from now onward we will follow Supreme Court guidelines and will strictly deal with all these bandh callers who harass ordinary citizens,” stated CM Gamlin.
Informing about his recent visit to Delhi, Gamlin said he took up matter like clearing
of pending PDS bill, up-
CM also assured capital citizens that soon road will be repaired. “After damaged caused by rain in the last few days, I had urged authorities to carry out details study into the problems. They had presented the report which estimates that around 13 to 14 crore will be needed to repair capital road. Soon Govt will release half amount for first phase of repairing work,” said Gamlin. He urged citizen to be patient as bad weather is creating hurdle for carrying out of road repairing in capital.
Chief Minister further informed that state government is raising three new battalion
of police force in coming months. “We are raising 4th IRBn battalion, APPBn battalion
and Tirap & Changlang battalion. Recruitment will begin very soon and this will provide
job opportunities to Arunachalee youths,” said CM Gamlin. He added, “APPBn battalion
is exclusively being raised to maintain security in various hydropower projects and
Speaking about resuming of helicopter service, Gamlin told presspersons that state govt will soon float global tender for carrying out of helicopter service in the state.
On being questioned about status of investigation into chopper incident of late CM Dorjee Khandu, Gamlin said, “Investigation team has not been able to find the black box yet. Also parts of chopper recovered from accident site have been sent to France for further investigation and hopefully soon we will get report.”
TIRAP, Aug 4: Three cadres from NSCN (K) today surrendered with three pistols.
With today’s surrender the number has gone up to 104 during 2009-
Comdt 19 Assam Rifles presided over the surrender ceremony and felicitated the surrendered cadres for their bold and wise decision to join the national mainstream. He added that the return of these cadres to the mainstream is an indicator of the fact that efforts of the security forces are bearing dividends.
The sustained and continuous counter insurgency operations launched by 19 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 25 Sector Assam Rifles coupled with the psychological initiatives motivated these terrorists to shed the path of violence and join the national mainstream. Most of these youths had fallen to the false Robinhood image of terrorist and were recruited by force, it said.
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 mainstream. The entire process of motivating the cadres and sensitizing them has been a joint effort of Security Forces with the district police. The synergy between 19 Assam Rifles and Tirap district Police has been instrumental in the successful surrender of these cadres, the AR release said.
It is worth mentioning that more cadres belonging to various insurgent groups want to surrender but due to lack of surrender policy in the state of Arunachal Pradesh they are hesitant to come forward. The state government must consider the need of surrender policy to reform the militants who are willing to lay down arms and join the mainstream, the release said.
Comdt 19 Assam Rifles emphasized on the commitment of Security Forces towards rehabilitation of the misguided youths. The Comdt also added that all efforts are being made to assist them to secure their rehabilitation package from state govt and also informed that on the initiative of DAO DIVISION, a Rehabilitation Centre is functional at Dinjan Military Station, where these youths are provided Vocational Training aimed at providing adequate skills for employment.
KHARSANG, Aug 4: Providing quality education to children should be given top priority in our society, stated Power (Electrical), Forest and Environment, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Setong Sena while attending a public meeting here today.
Human resource is the need of the hour, he said adding that the society needs more
leaders and intellectuals for a positive change. Sena informed that project for road
construction under border road development from Vijaynagar to Tirap besides putting
up fences along the Indo-
While terming the people of Miao-
The minister assured to look into the creation of a new office of Superintendent Tax & Excise at Kharsang which will not only benefit the people but also help in revinue collection.
Sena assured to look into the genuine demands of up-
He also assured for creation of electrical Sub-
Earlier a 17-
The public memorandum urged for de-
The memorandum further urged to provide land utilization rights on the Reserve Forest for all purposes under the Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act immediately.
The people also urged for creation of Kharsang, Miao and Vijoynagar Anchal Samity and Zilla Parishad Constituency separately bifurcating Miao Anchal Samity/Zilla Parishad Constituency.
The people also demanded for the creation of Police Outpost at Namphai-
Opening of SBI bank or its Extension Counter at Kharsang was also urged upon as the nearest bank is located 23 kms at Miao.
Other demands included establishment of STALL Airport and a Technical Institute at either Kharsang or Miao, exclusion of Miao Singpho Village from Miao Urban Area, job opportunities for local affected areas in Namdapha National Park and Tiger Project, to expedite clearance of proposed Thermal Power Plant at Kharsang.
The public meeting was attended by local MLA cum APMDTCL chairman Kamlung Mossang,
ZPM chairperson J Jugli, Nampong ZPM, Jairampur ZPM, Anchal Chairperson Jowkhong
Singpho, former minister Samchum Ngemu, ADC Miao, panchayat leaders, GBs, government
officers and officials, representatives of Geo-
ITANAGAR Aug 4 : “The State Government is doing all out effort to ensure that each and every child of the State gets proper and compulsory education,” asserted Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin while addressing a huge gathering of teachers and school children here at Banquet Hall on the State Level function to mark the distribution of free textbooks and uniforms to elementary school students under Right to Education Act 2009.
“It is time that we seriously think of improving the literacy rate of our state which stands 2nd last in state wise category,” he paused while appealing the Education Department to recollect their energy to sail the state to the top position. He rests the onus to the teachers and students to dedicatedly pursue the goal of education so as to take Arunachal Pradesh and the nation to new heights.
The Chief Minister observed that this initiative of providing incentives to the poor and needy students will reduce the rate of school dropouts and boost the never enrolled children to attend schools which will automatically increase the literacy rate.
While categorically alarming the teaching community over the growing absenteeism in the schools, Gamlin called upon them to rededicate their devotion towards education in order to improve its quality. Describing the students as the future of the state as well as the nation, Gamlin emphasized for shouldering the responsibility to build a strong and educative nation in the days to come. He exhorted the principals and headmasters to check the increasing absenteeism of teachers and students in order to create a healthy learning and teaching atmosphere in the schools.
In his address Education Minister Bosiram Siram informed the gathering that the State Government had been one of the foremost states to implement the Right to Education Act in letter and spirit. He also briefed on preparedness on RTE and its implementation strategies.
“Right to education has become a fundamental right of every child in the age group
Not for nothing, the District Information and Public Relations Officers are called
the eyes and ears of the government. Their primary duty is not only to disseminate
information on policies and programmes of the government of the day but they are
also required to provide right feedbacks to the policy-
The same is the case with power scenario in the state. The hi-
In our state, the development has been lopsided. Apparently, development is confined
to the state capital Itanagar and the district headquarters. Let us not be guided
by rhetoric and false belief, the fact is that the light of development is yet to
reach the villages where the major chunk of our indigenous tribals live and struggle
for existence. They have been deprived for too long. In many of the villages school
buildings and health centres are in a ramshackle condition some of which will put
even the cowsheds to shame. Incidentally, in the places where there are school buildings
there are no teachers likewise in the places where there exist proper health centres,
there are no Doctors. However, the concerned departments are initiating remedial
measures and the onus is on the villagers to extend full co-
Now, coming to the insurgency-
Another area of concern for all of us is that political instability has been Arunachal’s
nemesis over the years that dose not augur well for the state. The state government
having embarked on many ambitious and path breaking projects and is all set to take
Arunachal Pradesh to new height of all round development, political stability is
of paramount importance. The sooner our leaders realize this, the better, in the
supreme interest of our backward state. It is fondly hoped that along with the grand
futuristic plans, our people-
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: All Arunachal Registered Contractors Association (AARCA) has appealed the director of horticulture department to award works to the eligible firm or contractors through open tender as per norms.
In a representation to horticulture director, the Association said the horticulture department should introduce tender process in construction and supply works in order to maintain transparency and quality work.
Claiming that for the last many years many contract works under horticulture department
have been executed without inviting open tender in violation of norms of CPWD manual,
the Association said open tender is mandatory if the total cost of the scheme exceeds
Rs. 2 lakhs. Representation further said that due to non-
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A delegation of Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Students’ Union (APSTSU) has called on the Education Minister yesterday and submitted a five point memorandum including demands for early conduct of interview for the posts of LDC/UDC and peon which were advertised few months back.
Demanding proper implementation of the Right to Education, the Union said the students
of various Govt schools of the state are still not enjoying the RTE as the principal
and headmasters of various schools are taking admission fees from Class-
The Union also appealed to state Govt for monthly release of students’ stipend of Govt schools and for the students who are pursuing higher studies in different institutions in the country.
Stressing the need of physical education for the students, the Memorandum further
said that there are no physical education teachers (PET) in Govt Secondary and Higher
Secondary schools in various districts of the state. It demanded creation of Physical
Education Teachers (PET) posts for the poor students who are pursuing their studies
in Govt Schools. Most of the diploma and digree holders in Physical Education are
serving in private schools as physical education teachers due to non-
The minister reportedly agreed to the proposal for 30 per cent reservation for tribal
students of the state in NERIST under NE –I, NE-
BOMDILA Aug 4: The District Consultative Committee cum Review Committee meeting of
West Kameng district was held today in order to review the various activities such
as C: D Ratio, Implementation of ACP, Review of the performance of Bank under various
sectors, Position of SGSY, Position of PMEGP, KCC/ACC, Finance under SHG, on SHG
Chairing the meeting, ADC B Dehingia called upon the Block Development Officers, the Branch Managers and the line departments to extend their services and reach out to the people for smooth execution of various schemes.
To enhance the advances under the C: D Ratio, the beneficiaries need to be educated for availing loans by the other stake holders especially in the agricultural sector but the mind set of the people also need to be changed for timely repayment of the loan component, he added.
The Lead District Manager informed about the setting up of a SBI Branch at Thrizino this year.
Among others, the Block Development Officers, Branch Managers and officers of the line departments attended the meeting. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Arunachal Pradesh conducted
Inaugurating the programme, Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu said that the novel initiative of Lab to Land of Ministry of Rural Development has the potential to revolutionize the development paradigm in the pilot blocks and present a replicable model for people centric development.
Citing the importance of Lab to Land programme, he said that by ensuring success of the programme in the pilot block of Doimukh, the programme could then be extended to other blocks in the pilot district with assistance from Govt of India.
Addressing the delegates of the programmes SIRD Director Nyabin Ete informed the participants about the background and the objectives of the programme. He said that Ministry of Rural Development is giving emphasis on proper implementation of the initiative and assured all support of SIRD for all need based training interventions under the initiative.
Course Director Rakesh Srivastava from SIRD informed the delegates of the various
aspects of the initiative through a poer-
The delegates also clarified their doubts regarding various aspects related with implementation of the initiative.
The workshop involved discussions on the finalizing the format of data collection, issues related to empanelment and scope of work of Bharat Nirman Volunteers, role of line departments in supporting the initiative and benefiting from the support.
Lab to Land Initiative is a sponsored programme of Ministry of Rural Development, Govt of India with a novel initiative to help pilot blocks to demonstrate full achievement of all development programmes. It is a Ministry of Rural Development, Govt of India vision of sustainable and inclusive development of rural areas.
Papum Pare District has been selected as the pilot district by Govt of Arunachal
Pradesh, and Doimukh Community Development Block has been selected as the pilot block
for implementation of Lab and Land initiative. In this initiative Bharat Nirman Volunteers
(BNVs) will be selected, who will collect important data relating to community members
based on socio-
SIRD will provide training to BNVs on all major development programmes at the Block Level with the coordination of Master Trainer and Block administration. Based upon the data collected by BNVs, SIRD in consultation with district coordination committee shall arrive at village or Gram Panchayat wise development plan.
In context Arunachal Pradesh ASHAs, Preraks under Sakshar Bharat Mission etc representatives of NGOs working on voluntary basis in the pilot blocks interested and willing representatives from PRIs. All Heads of Department attended the workshop.
The programme was attended by heads of line departments, particularly from Forests, Industries, Agriculture, PWD, PD DRDA, BDO Doimukh, APEDA, etc.
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The All Capital Complex Citizen Tribal Right Forum has criticized elected representatives of the state including PWD and UD Minister Nabam Tuki and Assembly Deputy Speaker Tapang Taloh accusing them of staying in Delhi when their presence is required for the welfare of the state and its people.
The People’s representatives, including few MLAs and parliamentary secretaries are absenting from their respective headquarters and the state capital for weeks and months together and staying in Delhi when the state was finding it difficult to cope with the fury of floods and landslide, the Forum said.
The Forum further said the people’s representatives should resign on moral ground paving the way for the others if they are reluctant to serve the people of the state and prefer to stay in Delhi. The Forum appealed to the Governor and Chief Minister to take appropriate action against absentee representatives for failing to carry out their duties.
Seppa, Aug 4 : The Sewing/ Tailoring training organised by 138 Bn CRPF under its Civic Action Programme began at Conference Hall of Govt. Hr. Secondary School, Seppa today.
Inaugurating the programme, East Kameng deputy commissioner Tope Bam appreciated
the G/138 Bn CRPF presently deployed at Seppa for the noble initiative which aims
to enhance the sustainable livelihood to the needy people. He urged the trainees
to be attentive and sincere during the training programme so as to gain knowledge
which will be beneficial in their future for self-
M.L. Meena Astt. Comdt. said that the programme is being organised under the initiative of Bhupendra Kumar, Commandant for good faith, brotherhood and good relation between CPRF personnel and civil public. He Sewing machines will be distributed to needy / poor ladies after completion of the training on August 17.
K. Rangmo, DDSE advised the trainees/beneficiaries to take full advantage of the programme. DIPRO.
Of transport service
We know that most of the district headquarters of Arunachal Pradesh are connected with the state Capital Itanagar by the state transport service which is quite helpful for people of respective district headquarters. But we the citizens of Upper Subansiri district are facing difficulties as the state transport bus service ends at Naharlagun only.
As the transport service from Daporijo ends at Naharlagun, the students who are studying in college, school and University and staying at Itanagar are facing extra burden. Moreover, the Upper Subansiri patients who are referred to R K M Hospital and other hospital at Itanagar are also facing transportation problems to reach Itanagar.
Many a times students residing in Itanagar are facing tough time as it is difficult to reach Naharlagun early morning to board up Daporijo bound state transport.
Therefore, I on behalf of the citizens of Daporijo, earnestly request the transport authority to look into the problems. And also request the MLAs, panchayat leaders and pressure group to look into our grievances.
Conduct fresh recruitment
We the depressed PG with B. Ed holders of both Commerce and Geography subjects would
like to highlight the back-
We came to know that as many 16 numbers of STs (Senior Teachers) in subject like Commerce and Geography have been appointed during Sept 2010 without conducting interview and undermining the existing Recruitment Rules. The Education Department still follows illegal method of recruitment and the appointments were done purely on the basis of favoritism and nepotism. If we allow such malpractice especially in recruitment of teachers, one can never expect of quality education in our state in near future.
We would like to question the authority concern on what basis all those l6 STs have been appointment? Why STs (Commerce) have been posted where there is no Commerce stream in a particular Higher Secondary School? Moreover, it has been observed that since 2009 onwards, there was no open advertisement of ST’s post for recruitment except recent advertisement but there is no single vacancy for Commerce and Geography.
We urged the authority concern to cancel all the appointment orders and make immediate advertisement for fresh recruitment and also earnestly request the Education Minister to issue necessary directives and guidance in this regard, otherwise, we compel to agitate for our democratic right.
We would also like to appeal NGOs, especially PG with B.Ed holders of both Commerce and Geography to raise voice and All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Trained Teachers’ Association has also been requested to intervene in this matter.
Kiri Potom, Tajing Tatak, Modo Geyi, Jibom Kayi and Mitha Dodum
Highway Goondagiri !
I would like to draw the attention of general public and higher authorities including
home minister to take action against jawans who have beaten me mercilessly near D-
The incident occurred at around 7.45 pm at D-
I, being educated youth and law abiding citizen, request the Home Minister to enquiry into the incident and take disciplinary action against erring personnel and deliver justice .
I also appealed to the human rights organizations, apex students’ body and NGOs in general raise voice against such cruel act.
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Tax plans draws flak
Mining companies have denounced the new legislation that demands 26 per cent additional tax on their profits. The government aims to utilize the revenue thus generated for welfare programmes in mining areas mostly inhabited by indigenous tribals.
The mining companies have compared the legislation with what they say is the unjust Black Economic Empowerment Act (BEE) of South Africa, launched to redress the inequalities of apartheid.
They say that the move will make mining companies globally uncompetitive and will affect growth and employment.
However various non-
India's mineral resources are mostly found in areas inhabited by indigenous tribal populations.
Private companies are accused of using coercive strategies to take away tribal land
Villagers say they often receive little or no compensation for their land. They also complain of a lack of health care, schools and proper sanitation.
A recent report published by the Delhi-
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