ASKA players bag 8 medals in Independence Cup Championship
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Karate players from Arunachal Shito-Ryu Karate Do Association (ASKA)
have won eight medals—one gold, one silver and six bronze—in the 10th All India Shito-Ryu
Karate-Do Independence Cup Championship held at Talkotara Indoor Stadium, New Delhi
on August 16 and 17.
Hagesha Taflop bagged the lone gold medal in Boys below 6o kg weight category in
Kumite and Biri Moni won the silver in Girls below 45 kg weight category in Kumite.
Talom Tadap, Denish Pegu, Charu Kayum, Sartam Yakio, Neelam Talo and Kakap Tajo won
a bronze medal apiece in their respective weight and age categories in Kumite, informed
ASKA president Dr. Marli Ete.
ABK, Donggin, Moying wins their match on TTMVBT
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: ABK team beat President VI by 25-21, 25-20 in the second day of
Tamulang Taloh Memorial Volley Ball Tournament at Solung-Mopin ground, Itanagar today.
In the second match, Regam Dité Yameng lost to Donggin team by 7-25, 14-25.
In the 3rd match, defending champion Moying Raseng beat Secretary XI by 25-11, 25-12.
On August 22, Podi Barbi vrs President VI, Solung UFC vrs ABK, Secretary XI vrs Regam
Apart from Volley Ball, the Solung Carrom tournament will also starts on August 22
at same venue.
Young IRBN jawan dies, family accuse negligence
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: A young IRBN constable identified as Banya Karlo of 4th IRBN D.
Company reportedly died in wee hours of August 12, at Tarraso while on the way to
Itanagar for treatment.
According to his family members, Late Karlo complained of fever but later died while
his comrades were trying to evacuate him on bike for treatment in Itanagar.
Late Karlo was a resident of Durpai Village under Kamku circle of West Siang district.
Aggrieved family members under the banner of Nyoi Ao Welfare Society blamed the police
authority for its sheer negligence which they alleged caused the death of the personnel.
In a press statement, the society said that the Late Karlo could have been saved
had the police department arranged ambulance on time.
Squarely blaming the department for his death, the society demanded the authority
to provide compensation to aggrieved family.
State BJP team briefs Arun Jaitley
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Team of Arunachal Pradesh BJP headed by state President Tai Tagak
and leader of opposition Tamiyo Taga (MLA) accompanied by former MP Tapir Gao, State
Vice President Tayek Goi State General Secretary, Dominic Tadar and State President
BJP ST Morcha Arunachal Pradesh Tadar Akap yesterday met the Union Minister of Finance,
Corporate Affairs and Defense Arun Jaitley at his New Delhi office.
The team apprised union finance minister about financial health of Arunachal Pradesh.
While submitting a representation on the issue, team called for intervention of central
government for ensuring financial discipline in the corruption ridden state of Arunachal
Pradesh which has been the hallmark of the successive Congress governments. They
alleged that development funds released from the central government hardly percolated
down to the target populations. The Union Minister gave patience hearing and assured
appropriate action on merit case, the BJP claimed.
Funds for JNV Seppa assured
SEPPA, Aug 21: The parliamentary Secretary Tax & Excise Tapuk Taku visited Jawahar
Navodaya Vidyalaya, Seppa on August 19 last and assured to provide fund from MLALAD
for boundary wall of the School which was damaged at various point due the incessant
The team that included DC Sandeep Kumar Singh, DDSE, EKSWCO & AEKSU observed that
the permanent boy’s dormitory building is lying incomplete since 1999 and existing
boy’s dormitory building is also in dilapidated condition. DIPRO
Capital DC visits OWA establishments
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Mige Kamki today visited Residential
Primary School, Papunalla, Residential Secondary School Naharlagun, Short stay home,
orphanage center, and Vocational center being run by the Oju Welfare Association
(OWA) and took stock of the problems faced by the organization in running the establishments.
Expressing satisfaction over the role of OWA, the DC said ‘OWA is one of the pioneer
organizations, which is rendering various welfare activities for orphans, needy,
destitute women and children and above all serving the oppressed irrespective of
caste, creed and community.
He also appreciated OWA Chairperson Binny Yanga and her subordinate staff for their
selfless service to the society. The DC promised to help the organization at his
best. He was mesmerized by the cultural programme presented by the students of OMS.
BME camp starts at Naharlagun
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: The Bio-Metric Enrolment (BME) under National Population Register
Camp in respect of Naharlagun Census Charge began on August 19 at IMC Office, Naharlagun,
which will continue till 22nd September, 2014.
Mige Kamki, Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex appealed to all the usual
residents of Naharlagun Census Charge to enroll themselves under BME during the camp.
He exhorted the enumerators & supervisors to discharge their assigned duties with
During the camp, Know Your Resident (KYR) forms will be provided to the enumerators
who should distribute this to all households. The location, date and time of camps
shall be written on the intimation slip which is also being distributed along-with
the KYR forms. All usual residents of an Enumeration Blocks (EB, created for the
purpose of NPR) may fill up a fresh NPR form, which shall be made available at the
BME camp and the filled-in NPR form shall be received by the camp In-charge. BME
of such households shall be covered in the 2nd round, as and when notified by Government.
Earlier, training of BME was imparted to the enumerators & supervisors on 13th August.
The training was imparted by Ms. Bonduri Sohtun, Deputy Director, Department of Census
Operations, AP, Shillong. CMEO, Bokar Basar who attended the training exhorted the
enumerators & supervisors to carry out their duties wholeheartedly.
Arunachal gets award for devolution of power to panchayats
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Arunachal Pradesh has been chosen for national award for devolution
of powers to the three-tier panchayati raj system under the Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat
Sashastikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) for the years 2013 and 2014.
The Union Ministry of Panchayat Raj, RGPSA division announced the award amounting
to Rs 1 crore each for five states, namely Maharashtra (first), Kerala (second),
Karnataka (third), Andhra Pradesh (fourth) and Arunachal (fifth), an official release
said here on Thursday.
The process was initiated by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in February 2013 by delegating
functions of 25 of the 29 departments to the panchayats.
"This is in tune with the party's commitment to the masses to fulfill former prime
minister Rajiv Gandhi's dream to hand over power to the people to for self-governance
and speedy development," APCC President Padi Richo said, adding this is the beginning
and many more promises made would be fulfilled accordingly. Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati
Raj Coordination Committee Secretary General Sangha Tagik lauded the CM for his initiative.
Awareness camp on fish farming
YINGKIONG, Aug 21: The department of Fishery Development Upper Siang District organised
an awareness programme on Fish farming at the Office of District Fishery Development
Officer, Yingkiong yesterday.
The department distributed fingerlings to 50 beneficiaries of different villages
under Yingkiong Sub-Division on the occasion.
DIPRO Onyok Pertin advised the beneficiaries to nurture the fingerlings and expand
their fishery activities in the district on large scale for commercial purposes and
Monitoring and Vigilance meeting held
YINGKIONG, Aug 21: The District Level Monitoring and Vigilance Committee was held
yesterday under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Dr. Tariq Thomas.
He urged the DF&CSO and carriage contractors to inform well in advance to the DLMVC
members about the time of loading PDS commodities in heavy vehicles so that the committee
members can reach the spot to check and inspect the ration commodities.
Earlier, District Level Monitoring and Vigilance Committee has been constituted for
affective implementation of public distribution system under Upper Siang District,
which will be headed by Deputy Commissioner Dr Tariq Thomas.
The committee members will inspect the SK Oil stock, Rice Stock, Cooperative Lamps
and FPS all over the district.
The formation of the committee was necessitated to streamline the public distribution
system and check rampant illegal activities and corruption found in the line of public
distribution system in the district.
Coordination meeting held
SEPPA, Aug 21: A coordination meeting was held yesterday at Seppa to discuss about
PDS and other developmental issues of Chayangtajo Sub-division by the PDS contractors,
FPS holders and PRI members and the administration.
ZPM Lama Bagang, while reading out the resolutions of the meeting said that the house
suggested lifting of PDS items up to Chayangtajo instead of dropping at Seppa.
It was also decided that FPS holders will install sign board and construct proper
Godown. Availability of FPS items will be monitored by administration, Inspector
Supply & PRI members. It was also resolved that violation of the above by the PDS
carriage nominee shall invite action as per rules.
On developmental front, Bagang submitted six points memorandum to DC which included
posting of two doctors at CHC Chayangtajo, enquiry of monitoring committee on delay
of Seppa-Chayangtajo Road under NEC scheme and Bus service from Seppa to Chayangtajo.
AKKSDU seeks order in residential schools
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: The All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) has sought
order and regulation in various residential schools of Kurung Kumey district.
In its letter written to the DDSE cum DPO of the district, it asked for advertisements
in print media for appointments of teaching and non teaching staffs and to conduct
written examination & viva-voce for appointments.
Also pointing out that no political pressure should be entertained for appointments;
it further threatened to launch democratic movement against the department if the
laid down points are not followed.
ATA appeals for subsidised JE vaccines
AALO Aug 21: Arunachal Pradesh Teachers’ Association, West Siang Unit in a letter
to the District Medical Officer, said that there is a state of restlessness and
helplessness in the minds of the student community in 230 schools of the district
regarding Japanese Encephalitis.
The Association has called for providing free/ subsidized vaccination to the students
and also arrange for fogging operation in and around Aalo Township as precautionary
measures. The JE vaccines are available at local pharmacies but every student cannot
afford, so it would be a great help if the authority provide subsidized vaccines
to the students, it added. DIPRO
Polythene products seized
From a Correspondent
ZIRO, Aug 21: Apatani Youth Association (AYA), the premier youth organization of
Ziro Valley and the district administration along with police force today once again
conducted joint surprise inspection at Old Ziro and Hapoli market and seized banned
polythene and thermo products like plate, tumblers, carry bags etc from a shop. The
District administration had earlier issued ban order on selling of plastic products.
Talking to this correspondent, the AYA president Taku Chatung said that in order
to make Ziro Valley clean and green and environmental friendly, we have been taking
up this movement seriously for last five months. In spite of that some of the shopkeepers
are defying our suggestion and violating the orders of the district administration.
However, use of plastic carry bags is becoming very less gradually. With this we
could presume people are getting awareness on ill effect of polythene products. Today
we have seized polythene carry bags only from a shop which was also not huge,” he
added. The erring shopkeeper has been fined on the spot.
While assuring that they will continue to stand against use of banned products, Chatung
appealed people of the Valley to cooperate them and the district administration for
successful implementation of the orders to make Ziro Valley clean and hygienic. CO
Tame Yajum and Er. Tajom Tatin, AUPO also accompanied the team.
Meeting on claims & objections
PASIGHAT, Aug 21: The meeting on Claims and Objections round of last Socio Economic
Caste Census was held yesterday in the office conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner
East Siang District.
It was convened by the PD (DRDA) Manik Bui and ADC Mebo, BDOs of all blocks and DRDA
officials were present.
Deputy Commissioner who is also the Principal District Socio Economic Caste Census
Officer (PDSECCO) Nidhi Srivastava while chairing the meeting, said Government of
India commenced the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 through a comprehensive
door to door enumeration for both rural and urban localities across the country.
Now there would be Claims and Objections Round throughout the state to ascertain
and verify any household left out, correction and modification of particulars required
and duplicity in entries of households etc both in Urban & Rural areas.
In first phase seven districts have been chosen and East Siang is one of them, she
Srivastava while instructing the nodal officer (PD, DRDA) to organize a workshop
to update the designated officers, informed that district would be considered as
a ‘Unit’ and ADCs as ‘Appellant Authority’ and EACs/COs as Disposing Officers would
be appointed by her to conduct the entire process smoothly and error-free.
She stressed on appropriate publicity with help of media to generate public awareness
and publish the fixture in local dailies for public convenience.
She also urged to display the “Draft List Publication” in Gram Sabha within September
and further added that during the period after draft publication, the claims and
objections should reach the officers authorized to receive them within the prescribed
Jamuna Bini conferred Vishisht Sahitya Samman
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Arunchal Pradesh Literary Society assistant general secretary Dr
Jamuna Bini has been conferred Vishisht Sahitya Samman-2014 by Rashtriya Kavi Sangam,
Assam for her creative writing in Hindi language.
Jamuna, assistant professor of Hindi in Rajiv Gandhi University was honoured at Guwahati
on August 18 last at a function presided over by former Assam Sahitya Sabha president
Kanak Sen Deka. Other poets those who were awarded are Nilim Kumar, Harkirat Heer
of Guwahati, Snehlata Rai of Darjeeling, Dr Anita Panda of Meghalaya.
Congratulating Jamuna for the honour, APLS president Y D Thongchi, said that she
has been showcasing the rich literature of the North East India, particularly Arunachal
at various national events on behalf of APLS. However, this is the tip of the iceberg
and time would prove that this tribal state is a literature repository of the nation.
This has encouraged me to continue my literature pursuit with more vigour, of course
with the support of APLS, Jamuna added.
Teachers let off after warning
AALO, Aug 21: Four teachers in West Siang whose salaries were held up because of
non attendance in their work place have reported back to the DDSE with adequate explanations.
All the teachers have had health problems according to their respective clarifications.
However, they have been transferred and posted to different schools and directed
to join the new place of posting with immediate effect.
The teachers are Mabom Taipodia AT (SSA) Govt. Primary school Lite Mori Gensi, Ebom
Gibi AT (SSA) Govt. Upper Primay School Hime Kangku, Mibi Riba, AT (SSA) Govt. Upper
Primary School Lipu Likabali and Mini Doke, AT (SSA) Govt. Upper Primary School Hime
Their salaries have been released with an advice to be more sincere and punctual
in their duties.
Continued absence from duties will invite termination order from job without further
notice, said DDSE. DIPRO
In the news item under the headline “AE office building inaugurated…..” published
in this daily on August 21, the last sentence should be read as “Further Rs.10
lakhs has been allotted for construction of RCC boundary wall around the office premises
of the Assistant Engineer (E) by the Parliamentary Secretary.” It was wrongly printed
as Rs 10 in place of Rs 10 lakh. The inadvertent error is regretted.
Delhi tops in discrimination against NE people: panel to HC
New Delhi, Aug 21: The national capital has the dubious distinction of being ahead
of the rest of the country in "racial discrimination" against people from the northeast
region, a committee has told the Delhi High Court.
Taking a grim view of the report of the 11-member panel, headed by M P Bezbaruah,
a bench, headed by Chief Justice G Rohini, asked the Union Home Ministry to file
an action taken report (ATR) on or before September 10, the next date of hearing.
The committee, which had submitted its 80-page report to the Ministry in July, was
set up after 19-year-old Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Tania was killed in an alleged
racial attack in Lajpat Nagare locality here earlier this year.
As per the report, over two lakh people have migrated to Delhi from northeastern
states between 2005 and 2013 and about 86 per cent of them have faced some form of
However, people from the Northeast faced more problems in Delhi as compared to other
metros like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata, the report said.
It also said over two-thirds of women from the Northeast have reported that they
faced discrimination or harassment in Delhi.
The panel said that apart from the language and communication difficulties faced
by them, the "Mongoloid" appearance of people from Northeast also "accentuates" their
It has suggested several long and short-term measures to tackle the issue after consulting
various ministries and departments.
One of the suggestions said serious legal reform was necessary by changing the IPC
to make racial discrimination an offence and introducing special police units and
fast track courts for trying hate crimes.
The committee has also suggested NCERT introduce certain aspects of the "Northeast
ethos" into the curriculum to "integrate each aspect of the region into the consciousness
of the people outside."
Resources of the Information and Broadcasting ministry could also be used to create
awareness about this issue, the report has said.
The court had earlier expressed anguish over continuing incidents of violence against
people from the Northeast despite its orders and had sought a report from the government
on the steps taken by it to curb "the menace plaguing the society".
Delhi police had told the court that a Special Police Unit (SPU) has been set up
for dealing with such crimes and the SPU has been effective as required actions are
being taken promptly.
The court had taken suo motu cognisance of media reports about the death of Tania.
The fresh hearing in the PIL is centred on the recent death of a Manipuri youth in
south Delhi on July 20 after being assaulted by five persons.
Earlier, the court had issued a slew of directions to ensure the safety and security
of people, hailing from northeastern states, here and said the police from those
states can be deployed in Delhi to instill faith in the victims.
It had also asked Delhi Police to take preventive measures besides sensitizing the
police force towards the need and grievances of people hailing from that region.
Besides recruiting northeastern citizens in police, the bench had also asked it to
establish a special unit on the lines of Crime Against Women cell to redress the
grievances of persons of that region. PTI
Reconsider budgetary provisions: CM
GUWAHATI, Aug 21: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has called for a ‘serious thinking’ on
part of the Central Government with regard to the budgetary provisions made exclusively
for the North Eastern states vis-à-vis the 90:10 Center-State basis.
Speaking at the Conference of Chief Ministers of North Eastern States organized by
DoNER Ministry here today, Tuki pointed that on a 90:10 basis, the region will have
to contribute Rs 5370 Crore, which would be nearly impossible for most of the North
Eastern states to set aside the fund. Rs 53705 Crore has been set aside exclusively
for the Northeast region in this year’s Union Budget.
Most of the special category states are facing difficult financial position because
of the gap in the NPRDG (Non Plan Revenue Deficit Grant) recommended by the 13th
Finance Commission and the actual expenditure. Tuki requested the DoNER Ministry
to help the states in this regard.
Speaking on road transport and communications, Tuki proposed East-West Industrial
Corridor Highway from Bhairabkund in the west to Ruksin in the East and a Hinterland
Highway connecting Mago (Tawang) in the west to Vijayanagar (Changlang). Further,
he said that 11 important road projects critical for the development of hydropower
projects with a projected cost of Rs 679.00 Crore may be considered for sanction.
He also said that as part of the Look East Policy, the Stillwell Road from Pangsau
Pass and the Indo- Bhutan Road via Dongsengmang may be made operational on priority.
He further informed that a comprehensive proposal for the holistic development of
the border belt that includes providing basic services for a decent living has been
submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs. Tuki expressed hope that the Union Ministry
will take up the proposal on right earnest.
While pointing that assets are being created each year but no provision and planning
is made for their maintenance, Tuki said that the net result is a host of public
properties languishing in dilapidated condition. He suggested a mechanism to keep
adequate fund provision for maintenance works. The Chief Minister also said that
upgradation and renewal of existing towns/cities must be taken up on priority. He
reiterated his proposal for setting up three smart cities in the state in the prospective
locations of Holongi/ Itanagar, Pasighat and Miao/Jairampur. While emphasizing the
need to establish premier institutions of learning in the State, he also requested
setting up of an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Yachuli, Indian Institute
of Management (IIM) at Ziro and an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMs)
Tuki urged the Centre for inclusion of Arunachal Pradesh as one of the 50 tourism
circuits in the country as proposed in the President’s speech to the Joint Session
of Parliament recently.
In agriculture and allied sectors Tuki explained that due to generalized pattern
of planning and funding in national mission programmes, it does not match with the
difficult situations prevailing in the State. Therefore, he suggested promotion of
State specific missions based on the strength of the State, which will be more realistic
and achievable. Tuki informed that total fund requirement for Agriculture and allied
sectors in Arunachal Pradesh during 2014-15 is Rs. 295.00 Crores.
In order to enhance the scope of the activities being carried out by the state government
for skill development and employment generation, Tuki said that the Ministry of DoNER
along with NEC may come out with adequate allocation for development of institutional
infrastructure for the same. He sought assistance from the Center for establishment
of a “Regional Institute of Training of Trainers” and the Enhancement of project
cost for Upgradation of ITIs under “Enhancing Skill Development Infrastructure in
NE States and Sikkim (ESDI)”.
The Chief Minister also stressed on augmenting SME Sector and Rural Industrialization,
Special Schemes for Food Processing Industries Sector and IT & Hardware Manufacturing.
The Conference to decide a roadmap for development of the region was attended by
DoNER Minister Gen Dr. V.K Singh, union ministers, Chief Ministers of the North Eastern
States and senior officials of both central and state governments.(CM Media Cell)
BJP MLAs meet Union Home Minister with list of demands
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: A delegation of nine BJP MLAs from Arunachal Pradesh met Union
Minister of Home Rajnath Singh and discussed about various issues related to the
state today, informed State BJP Spokesperson and MLA Laisam Simai from New Delhi.
Simai said that the team urged the centre to declare the entire state of Arunachal
Pradesh as Border Block State with all the facilities as per the norms.
Currently, though Arunachal Pradesh comes under Border Block State but the facilities
are enjoyed by a selected region of the state, he said. The MLAs have proposed to
categorize entire state under Border Block State so that all the region sharing international
borders benefit the facilities.
The delegation also reminded for the construction of East West Corridor in the foothill
areas bordering Assam, Simai said.
The concept of East West Corridor was conceptualized way back in 2007, which was
listed in the BJPs Vision 2007 mandate.
The team further called for modernization of state police force.The minister is reported
to have accepted all the demands of the MLAs.
Mining deptt. explores ways to maximize revenue collection
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: The two days coordination meeting of the geology and mining department,
GoAP concluded yesterday at ATI, Naharlagun with a positive note. All the Assistant
Mineral Development Officers (AMDOs) of various districts of the state attended the
meeting which aimed at improving the revenue generation of the department, proper
coordination besides amendment of APMMCR-2002, delegation of powers to AMDOs, etc.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Geology and Mining Tassar Talar, emphasized on
the need to adopt futuristic approach in maximizing the revenue generation of the
department. He strongly advocated to take necessary measures in curbing the illegal
mining operations and pilferage of revenue.
Highlighting the fact that his department has been contributing a major share of
revenue of the state, he invited constructive suggestions from the AMDOs to make
the department one of the leading revenue generators of the state.
The members discussed on the wide range of issues pertaining to the maximization
of revenue of the department which could be improved provided proper infrastructure
and adequate power like seizing of illegal transportation of minerals within their
respective jurisdictions is extended to the field level Officers.
Phuntso Tashi, AMDO (HQ), the coordinator of the meeting while briefing about the
recommendations of the National Green Tribunal added that immediate and urgent review
of Arunachal Minor Mineral Concessions Rule (APMMCR)-2002 is required to be made
befitting the present scenario. Earlier, Pradeep Dutta incharge AO highlighted the
purpose of the meeting, according to an official release.
DACOs demand pay enhancement, provisions for vehicles
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: The District Art and Culture Officers (DACOs) and Socio-Cultural
Organizers (SCOs) in its coordination meeting held at Naharlagun today unanimously
appealed to the state Govt to decentralize the fund meant for festival celebrations,
enhance pay scale of DACO and re-designate post of SCO to assistant District Art
& Culture Officer. The objective of the meeting was to know the problems being faced
by the DACOs and SCOs working in different Districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
After having details discussions on various issues confronting the officers, the
meeting unanimously resolved that existing system of issuing cheques/Bank drafts
to the Festival Committees should be replaced by a new system with immediate effect.
Instead, a fund of equal amount be placed to all Deputy Commissioners who shall in
turn accord sanction as per actual requirement of each Festival Committees. In the
existing system, it is difficult to ascertain whether the Festival Committees are
actually celebrating festivals or not after receipt of cheques/ Bank draft, therefore,
there is scope for misuse, the meeting observed.
The meeting further resolved that all proposals for construction of Community Halls
should be invariably recommended by the concerned Deputy Commissioner and the copies
of sanction orders of such community halls shall be endorsed to DC, concerned local
administrative officer, District Art & Culture Officer enabling them monitor the
progress of work. It was decided to request the Secretary Art & Culture to issue
an order for obtaining NOC from the concerned Deputy Commissioner by the Executing
Agency before release of payment to the contractor.
Despite being district head by nomenclature, the pay scale of DACOs was less than
even Horticulture and Agriculture Development Officers, the meeting observed and
resolved to move the Govt for enhancement of pay scale of DACOs.
Demanding re-designation of post of SCO to Assistant District Art & Culture Officer,
the meeting resolved that since the Art and Culture and the Social Welfare Departments
are no longer under same directorate, the designation SCO is redundant for Art &
Culture. Therefore, it urged the government for re-designation SCO as Assistant District
Art & Culture Officer.
They further demanded provision of Govt vehicles for the DACOs as the nature of duty
of the officers requires vehicles to arrange cultural troops from villages in a short
notice, inspect projects like community halls etc.
R. Ronya, Director Art and Culture, who presided over the meeting advised the officers
to work with utmost sincerity within given resources. He said that it is very easy
to tell problems but finding solution is tough as the demands pertain to fund. He
also explained the duties of DACOs by saying that they should promote traditional
culture of Arunachal Pradesh. He also agreed to take up the grievances of the officers
with the government for consideration. Jomnya Siram, Jt. Director also spoke on the
VC calls for retrospection for improvement in education system
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: A one-day workshop on ‘NAAC process for assessment and accreditation
of affiliated colleges under RGU” was organized today at the Rajiv Gandhi University
in collaboration with National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore.
Inaugurating the workshop Prof. Tamo Mibang, the Vice-Chancellor of RGU was optimistic
that the workshop would set a benchmark for all the participating colleges which
will be beneficial in quality enhancement. He said it is high time to retrospect
to see the good and grey areas in the education system, which need improvement and
Raising the big question, that, why none of the Indian Universities finds a place
in the top two hundred universities of the world, he reasoned that, maintaining the
ratio of good quality faculty and student is a problem in our country. “We need to
provide good and quality facilities in our libraries, and avoid turning the university
campuses into epicentres of politics.” He further said “in India the Gross Enrolment
Ratio in higher education is one of the lowest at 18% only, and when we see of Arunachal
Pradesh it is below the national average at 15%.”
“It is high time that we retrospect and introspect ourselves and strive forward and
the step towards getting all the affiliated colleges under RGU assessed and accredited
by NAAC. It is the prime objective of the conduct of this workshop and the university
will give its all out support for the same.”
The Assistant Advisor of NAAC, Bangalore B S Ponmudiraj who is attending the workshop
as a resource person in his short address opined that assessment and accreditation
processes of NAAC right from submission of Letter of Intent to the issuance of a
certificate of accreditation is a nation building exercise in its true sense. “It
is a time to give a relook and reviewing yourself, and in the process we groom ourselves
Earlier, the Director of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of RGU Prof. A Mitra,
while introducing the workshop highlighted on the NAAC accreditations and its present
status across the institutes and colleges of higher learning spread over the state.
He pointed out that only six colleges out of the 28 affiliated colleges are accredited
so far by NAAC, and felt that steps should be taken to cover all other eligible colleges.
The Workshop Coordinator Prof. RC Parida apprised the gathering that the workshop
is a joint initiative of RGU and NAAC under National Quality Renaissance Initiatives
of MHRD. He also spoke about the quality and quantity of higher education system
Among others Registrar of RGU Professor Rachob Taba, Dean of Education Prof. JC Soni,
deputy registrars Dr. David Pertin and Kurian Thomas, various heads of the departments,
faculty members, research scholars and staffs attended the inaugural function.
The day-long workshop was attended by principals and their representatives from various
RGU affiliated government and private colleges of the state and faculty members and
officers of the university. Many issues pertaining to assessment and accreditation
of higher education institutions raised by the participants were addressed by the
expert advisor from NAAC during the two brainstorming technical sessions, according
to an official release.
Workshop on Forest wildlife and ecotourism
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: A four-day workshop on Forest Wildlife and Ecotourism: Opportunity
and Challenges began at New Seminar Hall, NERIST today. The workshop is being organized
jointly by the Department of Forestry, NERIST and Indian Institute of Forest Management
(IIFM), Bhopal and attended by academicians, tourism and forest officers/officials,
VFMC chairmen, representatives from SFRI, RGU and research scholars from different
parts of the state.
Initiating the workshop, Prof. K K Jha, Programme Director, Bhopal made a brief presentation
on the activities of IIFM including training, cross fertilization of ideas, courses,
opportunity and research studies. He also emphasized on collaboration with Forestry
and other allied department of the state. In the IIFM, thin population of Arunachal
Pradesh needs to be promoted for skill development and better employment opportunities,
Prof. AK Dharni from IIFM delivered on the role of society on forest resources, conservation
and sustainable management and pool of knowledge and experience. This is high time
to conserve the natural resources and ecosystem, he said while appreciating the concern
of Chief Minister about the forests cover of the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Different
developmental projects must be promoted but in a sustainable manner for better socio-economic
growth, he added.
Additional PCCF Dr. Yogesh from State forest department, in his inaugural speech
highlighted on forest types, forest cover, natural resources including floral and
faunal biodiversity, forest resolution, land tenure systems, Jhum regulation, etc.
He said conservation of forests can be only achieved if we are able to manage the
unclassed forest degradation as it covers almost 2/3rd of the total forest area in
the state. He also emphasized on the potentiality of state in tourism being the diversity
in forest types, wetlands, high altitude lakes, waterfalls, cultural and traditional
skill etc in a sustainable way without spoiling the ecological systems. He advocated
for active participation of local communities to explore and promote natural wealth
of the state.
NERIST Director Prof. Dipankar Pal highlighted the importance of natural resources
for socio economic development of the society through employment generation by various
forest schemes. He also stated that forestry sector may collaborate with other department
in improving the skill of society in promoting natural resources based small scale
industries. He opinioned that state has great potential in ecotourism and can play
a significant role in improving the socio-economic status of the society. He, however,
said that promoting one industry must not compromise with forest wealth. Ecotourism
is very important in terms of flora and fauna of the state while we must understand
the nature, he said and stressed that department like sericulture/floriculture/horticulture
may also be linked with ecotourism.
Dr. K. Shrivastava also spoke on the issues related with the forest, wildlife and
ecotourism. Dr. M. Sharma and Dr. O P Tripathi, Programme coordinator informed the
resource persons and participants about the organized structure of the programme
and type of deliberation in coming three days including field exposure to Ziro valley
and the outcome of the programme may be useful in formulating the policies for conservation
of forests through people’s participations.
Prof. C. L. Sharma, HoD Forestry also spoke on the occasion.
Non-submission of ACRs and NOCs of forest guard alleged
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: The alleged non-submission of ACRs and NOCs of Forest Guards in
the state forest department on time by concern Principal Chief Conservator of Forest
Wildlife & BD, Chief Conservator of Forests Eastern/Western/Southern/Central Circle
has at large affected their promotion thereby impacting seniority as well as financial
As per the details made available, the submission of state’s Forest Guards ACRs and
NOCs under various circles were sought by Chief Conservator of Forest (HQ) vide letter
no FOR/CC-2/31/09/105-11 dtd 18.02.2014 which was to be submitted latest by 20th
March 2014. Due to non-submission of the same, another letter vide no. FOR/CC-2/31/09/412-18
dtd.2nd July 2014 was served which was to be submitted by 25th July 2014. But as
per the report till 1st August 2014, only 20 Forest Guards ACRs and NOCs were submitted
out of ninety nine (99) forest guards in total. Some of the forest guards have also
expressed their resentment over the requirement of NOCs during ACR submission for
promotion, which according to them could be submitted during retirement. They claimed
that obtaining of NOCs is delaying the entire process for Vigilance Clearance Certificate
which hampers conduction of Departmental Promotion process.
Our real responsibility is to help people : Parl Secy
ROING, Aug 21: Reminding the Congress party workers of their true responsibilities,
Parliamentary Secretary for Horticulture Mutchu Mithi has said leadership is to serve,
not to take control of people's lives.
He said this during the Sadbhavna Diwas organized by the Block Congress Committee
(BCC) to commemorate the 70th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
at Congress Bhawan here on Wednesday.
"Being in power does not mean our ability to control or dictate government officials
or the heads of the department. It also does not mean we control people's lives by
taking control of their livelihood," said the Parliamentary Secretary.
"Our real responsibility is to help the people; to generate awareness on government's
services and schemes, and make people empowered in availing those benefits and rights,"
Having completed two months of his leadership, the Parliamentary Secretary said people
this time have high expectations and wants to see change. "Change does not mean mere
change in leadership, it means bringing better solutions," he said.
He therefore appealed the party leaders to come up with suggestions through which
larger good can be achieved, and a difference can be made. The Parliamentary Secretary
suggested the party to adopt the slogan of 'Each one, reach everyone,' coined by
a party worker.
Earlier addressing the party workers, Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi said the primary
importance for a party is to maintain its relation and connection with the people.
"If we lose this connection, the party will almost cease to exist," he said.
He advised the party cadres to be realistic when making promises to people. Too many
promises may result in disappointment in people, said the MP.
10th District Level Monitoring Committee Meeting held
PASIGHAT, Aug 21: East Siang Deputy Commissioner, Nidhi Srivastava yesterday attended
a series of meetings held in the office conference hall yesterday.
While chairing the 10th District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) meeting, Srivastava
urged the officers, PRI members to attend such meeting to put forward their valuable
views, suggestions and problems of their respective department and blocks.
She took stock of the various activities undertaken in the district so as to facilitate
smooth execution and monitoring of the projects/schemes.
After threadbare discussion and reviewing the progress reports, the DC emphasized
on maintaining transparency while implementing centrally sponsored schemes and projects
and further asked the implementing agencies to execute all schemes properly and timely.
Underscoring the role of the sub-divisional officers, DC Srivastava reiterated that,
‘Monitoring Committee’ at sub-divisional level has important, positive and constructive
roles to play which would go a long way in developing their respective areas.
Earlier the ZPC Kaling Dai said the ZPMs should be informed about such meeting (s)
so that that they could prepare their presentations and participate in the meeting
for fruitful discussion. The Head of Offices/executing agencies should share information
related to all central sponsored schemes to the office of the ZPC so that respective
ZPMs could collect information/copies easily from the Panchayat office. Utilization
Certificates of all schemes should duly be signed by the respective ZPMs and countersigned
by ZPC before forwarding to the government, Dai suggested.
ADC Nari, Moki Loyi suggested not to release final bills to the contractors unless
it is duly certified by the sub-divisional heads.
ZPM Tajing Taki categorically suggested completion of all the schemes like RGGVY
etc in reality as per guidelines.
ZPM Namukh Taloh expressed dissatisfaction over the progress of Sille-Yagrung Road.
ZPM Tonggeng Panyang inquired about the fund non-utilization of BADP funds while
the ZPM Kenyom Dabi suggested for introduction of e-governance to ensure transparency
in the system.
The meeting was convened by the DPO-cum Member Secretary Ponung Boring and attended
ADC Mebo Yemling Tayeng, Admin officers of all subdivisions, EEs of all engineering
wings, UPO, DFDO and ZPMs. DIPRO
Newly created Namsai district holds coordination meeting on bifurcation process
NAMSAI, Aug 21: A coordination cum interaction session of all the heads of Govt and
semi Govt offices of the district under the chairmanship of R K Sharma, Deputy Commissioner
of newly created Namsai district was held here today.
The DC directed all the head of offices to immediately start the process of correspondence
with their parent departments for bifurcation of post and posting of District level
“Administration has already started the process, now it was upto the department head
to pursue the matter with their concern Departments’ Secretary so that the developmental
works for the infant district could be taken up as per specification.”
The DC also discussed various other important issues. He said revenue collection
should be everyone’s concern as it directly contributes to the state exchequer. Everyone
should be alert and check and report any kind of land encroachment in and around
their office, residential quarter premises to the Administration without delay, he
added. He said that the foremost duty of the HoDs should be to obtain and manage
fund for construction of boundary walls in order to protect Govt land.
Appreciating the team spirit of the Namsai administration, he urged them to carry
forward the new District with the same synergy. The officers also put forward their
problem of administration as their office jurisdiction was bifurcated into two now
with Wakro Circle merging with erstwhile Lohit district.
The meeting ended with proposal by the DC for department-wise development meeting
in the near future, according to an official release.
CCLAPF urges Capital DC to issue land documents
ITANAGAR, Aug 21: Continuing its effort to work out a logical solution to the contentious
land occupation and allotment imbroglio of the Capital Complex, a team of Capital
Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF) headed by its Chairman Takam Dari Sojik
today called on the Deputy Commissioner Capital Complex.
The CCLAPF team requested the DC to immediately start issuing the necessary land
documents of the Capital dwellers like Mortgage Certificate, LPC, Allotment Certificates,
etc saying that the capital dwellers are unnecessarily forced to suffer due to the
want of above documents.
“The concerned Land Allotment Board had already accorded due approval to many applicants
earlier and the DC Capital was only required to issue the Land Allotment Pass Books
to them. However, during the incumbency of Sanjay Goel as DC Capital, issuance of
above land documents were put on blanket ban in defiance of even the decisions taken
on the meetings of the concerned Land Allotment Board,” the CCLAPF said.
The team also requested the DC to exercise restraint in mass eviction drive in capital
complex till the government is able to come out with some logical, acceptable and
permanent solution to this vexed issue. The team, however, also informed that all
its members have already been instructed to maintain status quo in respect of fresh
encroachments. The team also expressed its willingness to cooperate with the district
administration in identifying any fresh encroachment cases, if ever asked to do so.
After giving a patient hearing, the CCLAPF said, the DC Capital informed the visiting
team that the necessary procedures for issuing the above said land documents to the
citizen have already been initiated for the genuine applicants after observing all
the codal formalities.
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Fulfil the assurances
LDCs / SKs Associations of Arunachal Pradesh have been demanding pay hike from Rs.1900 to
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh had taken note of our grievances during a visit
to Khonsa in 2013 and had assured to place our demand before the cabinet.
He has been nominated for a second term to the top post but our demands have not
We also hope that the concerned departments will set up Departmental Promotion Committee.
Since 2004 -2005, there has been not a single sitting.
We hope for a positive response from the government.
Takio Garam, Secretary
Jima Umpey, President
ALDV, LDC/SKS Association, Roing
Help the rain affected villages
During the torrential rainfall on Aug 12-13, Amsuk Pinja, Dang-Dang, Rongte Rite
and Gong villages of Rongte Rite Anchal Segment of Kurung Kumey District were badly
Many houses were destroyed due to land slide and cultivated land of the villagers
washed away because of flood caused by the nearby rivers. Now, the village people
are facing lots of problem as they are without food and shelter.
I urge the concern authority and Government of Arunachal Pradesh to take immediate
necessary action for the affected people.
Anchal Samiti Members
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my grievances because of the
rising transportation cost.
It is very surprising to know that even though the diesel price were up by only
about 00.50 paisa recently, the fare of Trekker (Tata sumo) services between Ganga
market to District Central jail, Jollang, has seen an increase of Rs 10 compared
to last year. Now it is Rs 30 per person, for a distance of five kilometres.
Therefore, I request the Transport Association, Capital Complex district administration
and the political representative to please control the raising price of vehicle fare
and frame proper rule and regulation for the vehicle owners.
Sometime we don’t have enough money to pay our fare, forcing us to miss our lectures.
The college authority refuses to believe that low attendance is because we are unable
to pay the fare.
Lastly, this is a humble request to the concern authority to look into the matter
for betterment of student’s community.
Don Bosco College
Cricket and deluge of failures
When India earned few successes post 2011 World Cup win, all flowers were being showered
upon the skipper as if an individual named Duncan Fletcher didn’t exist! But whenever
India suffers humiliating loses, the brickbats should definitely be reserved for
the coach only and the overhyped much-pampered Mahendra Singh Dhoni needs to backed
definitely, as is being shamelessly done by Sunil Gavaskar! ! What a classic example
of ‘Head I win, Tail You Lose’ syndrome!
If Sourav Ganguly’s captainship could have been barbarically snatched away in 2005
immediately after his “sin” of leading India to a first-ever Test series win in Zimbabwe(2-0)
and scoring a match-winning century at Bulawayo Test; there lies no reason why Mahendra
Singh Dhoni will continue to lead India despite presiding over massive Test series
losses in England and Australia (2011-12), South Africa and New Zealand and again
repeating a disastrous England tour. When none other than the captain is made to
understand that he has been placed above all norms of accountability, a sense of
complacency will indeed creep in resulting in a deluge of failures.
Thus apart from removing the lacklustre Dhoni from the highest pedestal of captainship;
the philistine culture of regionalism, nepotism, personal likes/dislikes should be
immediately discarded from the BCCI set-up if Indian cricket desires to rejuvenate
Who are the project affected people?
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to put forward few lines regarding Pemashelpu
Through your paper on 13thAuguest 2014, we came to know that the public hearing of
81 MW hydro project was recently conducted at Mechukha and project affected family
But my question is who are the project effected?
Is it the people living downstream of the project or few selected family?
Is the project beneficial for the people of Mechukha in particular and state as a
whole or just a select few?
I am not protesting against construction of any dam but I am just sharing my personal
view and knowledge about the particular dam site.
The river passes through almost all of the villages of Mechukha including Shey-gang
(shegong), Thargalling, Singbir, Yourni, Gyana-nang, Fargey, Mechukha town, Bumjipanga,
Chorlung, Tachingpanga. All these villages are downstream of the Pemashelpu hydro
Few optimistic are of the opinion that it will generate employment opportunities
for unemployed youth and income for many others.
The villagers do feel the impact where there is heavy rain. Will it resist the dam
water? In the Reader’s Forum of 2 August it was written that American society of
civil engineering states 50 years as typical lifespan of a dam.
If it’s true than what will happen after company leave this area? Who will dismantle
this dam after it’s outdated?
If any unfortunate incident happens, everybody will be a victim. There is no chance
for animal as well as human to survive. Everybody will be washed out.
We should estimate whether it is going to be beneficial for the people on the long
run. What is the meaning of accumulating huge amount if our survival is threatened?
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Stop this childish political game
The politics of heckling in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued
on Thursday with Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren becoming the third victim,
while Maharashtra CM Prithiviraj Chavan refused to share the dais with Modi. Soren
is third CM after Prithviraj Chavan and Bhupinder Singh Hooda of Haryana to be heckled
in presence of PM Modi. Already miffed Congress party has up the ante following today’s
War of words between Congress and BJP escalated over the issue as Jharkhand CM, an
ally of Congress, alleged that heckling of opponents by BJP supporters at government
functions in the presence of the Prime Minister amounted to "rape" of the delicate
Centre-state relations. Maharastra CM Prithviraj Chavan today boycotted a public
event at Nagpur where he was suppose to share the stage with Modi. Congress party
has issued instruction to its chief minister’s to maintain distance from PM unless
protocol requires. The way things are turning out it seems both BJP and Congress
is still in election mode. They should understand that parliament election is over
and now it’s time to work. If they continue to play silly politics every single day,
this country will never witness true development.