ITANAGAR, Dec 21: An Upper primary and two primary schools within capital complex
were found closed during an un announced inspection by Papum Pare deputy commissioner.
The deputy commissioner, who is also the project director, SSA district mission,
along with DDSE, ADEO and EAC, Yupia today made the un announced inspection at six
Govt Upper Primary and Primary schools at Banderdewa, Nirjuli, Naharlagun and Doimukh
and found the Govt. Upper Primary School, Puroik Colony, Naharlagun, Primary Schools,
Nirjuli-I and Amba, Doimukh closed without any valid reason, according to an official
While taking strong exception to the irregularity and dereliction of duty by teachers,
the DC instructed the DDSE cum DPO, Papum Pare to initiate action against those teachers
in-charge and teachers of the three schools.
Cancel public hearing
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Voluntary Arunachal Sennaa in a letter to the Governor appealed
for cancelation or postponement of the proposed public hearing on Naying project
at Yapik on January 6.
The Sennaa said that the company ought to furnish relevant literature published in
vernacular language to downstream public explaining the pros and cons of the project.
The Sennaa also appealed to the District Administration to cancel or defer the public
hearing and arrange dialogue between the power developer and the project affected
downstream people for smooth execution of the project. DS Construction is handling
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Anchal Samiti Member, Sippi-III, 5th Chetam Anchal Block, Upper
Subansiri district alleged that the boundary wall construction at DFDO office and
the existing fish pond of Daporijo carried out by Department of Fisheries is of substandard
quality and incomplete. The ASM appealed to the competent authority to enquire the
matter properly. He informed that, the project was sanctioned by government with
an estimate of Rs 99.50 lakhs and accordingly government released the payment of
Rs 75 lakhs recently without proper verification.
GYFC lift 13th Gori Open Tournament
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Gori Youth Football Club (GYFC) Basar won the 13th Gori Open Tournament
defeating JIMAGO Football Club of Likabali in the final at Gori general field today.
The match started on a aggressive note with both teams fighting for possession. On
27th minutes, Karbom Basar and Ili Basar came together to create a chance for the
team but Ili Basar’s powerful shot was deflected by the smart JIMAGO goalkeeper.
Again on 39th minutes, Karge Riram of JIMAGO created a golden chance but Moge Doji
failed to finish from dreaded spot.
After a barren first half, the second half also started on an aggressive note. But
neither team could score to break deadlock until Karbom Basar of Gori Youth Club
found the net in 87th minute.
Gori Youth football Club walked away with cash awards of Rs 51000 along with trophy
while JIMAGO Football Club was given Rs 25000 along with runners up trophy.
Dist level Subroto Cup
Seppa, Dec 21: Govt. Higher Secondary School, Seppa won the district level Subroto
Mukherjee Cup Football tournament and will represent the district in the state level
Momu Tana scored the winner of the highly competitive final match yesterday.
Three teams participated in the tournament.
The final match was witnessed by Kata Rangmo, DDSE. DIPRO
West Kameng to participate in sports meet under PYKKA
BOMDILA, Dec 21: A 76-member strong squad from West Kameng is all set to compete
in the State level Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyaan (PYKKA) beginning at Itanagar
from January 10.
The competition would be held for both sexes of age below 16 years. The contingent
from the district to be escorted by PET Dorjee Khrimey and John Rabasow would be
competing in the football, volleyball, badminton and field & track events. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: All Upper Subansiri District Contractors’ Welfare Association alleged
that a contractor of Daporijo is forcibly undertaking a construction of security
compound wall around PWD store and garage, Daporijo despite issuing of notice by
EE, PWD Daporijo to the concerned contractor to stop the construction work which
violate all the formalities.
The association condemned the act of the contractor for acquiring contract work forcefully
and added that such act disgraced the dignity of the contractors’ welfare association,
Commerce students meeting held
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: All Arunachal Commerce Students’ Association in its central executive
body members meeting at Naharlagun yesterday discussed various issues related to
commerce stream and job prospect for commerce graduates in the state.
Alleging the state government of neglecting the commerce graduates, the meeting decided
to keep strict vigil on Trade and Commerce, Economic and Statistic, Tax and Excise,
Industries and other allied departments within the state.
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: All Kombo Welfare and Development Society’ (AKWDS) has demanded
the arrest of president, Galo Students’ Union Gokar Basar.
It said that Basar had manhandled the Aalo GHSS Vice Principal after a student Tamar
Yorpen allegedly committed suicide on October 24.
AKWDS said that police is yet to take action against Basar even after an FIR was
filed against him.
It further called for early revocation of suspension order of vice principal Jomdo
Lona and proper and timely investigations of Tamar Yorpen suicide case.
ITANAGAR, Dec21: Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes’ Union (APITU) appealed to
the state government to reshuffle the officers who have completed three years of
service in Capital to curb rampant corruption and to ensure that there is no misuse
of power at offices.
TOT on Human Rights
ITANAGAR: The Three-Day Training of Trainers’ (TOT) Programme on Human Rights and
Social Harmony organized by the State NSS Cell, Arunachal Pradesh in association
with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur began at
SIRD Conference Hall, Itanagar on December 21.
Around 40 NSS Programme Officers from various institutions of the State are participating
in the programme.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Robin Hibu and Director of Higher & Technical
Education Dr. Joram Begi were among those who attended the programme.
APIC winter vacation
ITANAGAR: The Court of Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission will remain closed
from December 26 to January 9 on account of winter vacation.
There will be no hearing of RTI cases during the vacation. However the Office of
the Commission will remain open and take emergency cases during the vacation period.
ATA for quality uniform
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) strongly urged the government to
purchase school uniform centrally to maintain quality and transparency in supply
The association said students should be given clothes so that they can stitch according
to their needs.
It also urged the supplier to give the best quality clothes.
The association said that it will never compromise on the quality of the uniform
for the welfare of the students of the state.
Meanwhile, the association urged the concern department and agency for construction
of quality teachers quarters. It appreciated the decision of the government for
establishing engineering wing in the department of education.
Skill Development Prog
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: A 42 days skill development programme on handicraft and handloom
weaving was organized by Manghi Welfare Society at Koloriang in Kurung Kumey district
recently. Attending the programme SBI Koloriang Branch Manager Vishal Kumar distributed
completion certificates to the trainees.
Orientation training for adolescent girls conducted
Seppa, Dec 21: An orientation training programme on Kishory Shakti Yojana (KSY) for
Adolescent Girls was organized on December 16 and 17 at remote Passa valley, Rilloh
middle school, under Pakke -Kessang ICDS Project.
On the first day of the training CDPO T. Paneer, highlighted about objectives of
the training program to the adolescent girls participants.
District Medical Officer, East Kameng District Dr. T. Gongo sensitized the girls
about personal health care, regular health check up, immunization, family planning
and advantage of institutional birth/delivery of child and role of ASHA( Accredited
Social Health Activist) in village level.
M.O. Pakke kesang, giving a tip to the participants cautioned health risk of mother
and child during pregnancy in early marriage.
One of the teachers from school pointed out some social problems which he believed
to be as root cause for school dropout such as polygamy, large family, and poor attention
of the parents to the children for education.
Protect historical site
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: All Langbang Sera Yarba Pado and Sigriang Youth Association of
Kurung Kumey appealed to the local MLA and District Administration to take immediate
measures to protect the important historical site of Sebu-Seney at Pahi Hogu.
It further appealed to the DA to direct the PWD to construct a pillar and provide
a safer place for the historical stone.
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Residence of Leporiang MO was gutted in a fire accident at Nirjuli
near UD guest house last night, informed Leporiang People Welfare Committee Capital
The LPWCCC would conduct a social service at Nirjuli to construct a new OBT house
on December 27.
Meanwhile, the committee appealed to the concerned authority and the state government
to look into the matter and provide necessary support to the victim.
Assoc urges govt
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: All Arunachal Pradesh Anti-Corruption Activists Association urged
the state government to support the Lokpal bill that is to be tabled in the winter
session of the Parliament.
It also appealed to the MPs of Arunachal Pradesh to support and participate in the
discussion of Lokpal bill.
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Students’ Union (APSTSU), a federal
unit of All India Schedule Tribe Students’ Action Forum has criticized the failure
of the state government to address its demands. Earlier the Union had submitted a
memorandum to the state government in August where they urged 30% reservation of
seats in the NERIST for the bonafide students of the state.
The state government has assured to implement the demands made by the union but demands
have not been materialized so far, it said.
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: All Tai Khamti Singpho Students Union (ATKSSU) declared a 48 hrs
bandh call at Lohit and Changlang district from December 22.
The bandh has been called in support of its ultimatum demanding relief for the family
members of two students, who died at J.N.V, Mahadevpur under mysterious circumstances.
Don’t compromise with quality: Forum
ITANAGAR, Dec21: Urging the implementing agencies to instruct contractors to strictly
adhere to the guidelines, 12th Pakke-Kessang Youth Forum today said that quality
of work should not be compromised.
It further urged the district administration to immediately shift the circle officer
and extra assistant commissioner to Dissing Passo, Pijerang and Pakke Kessang which
it claimed was currently attached with Seijosa and Seppa.
ITANAGAR, Dec21: Dadi Hamgio Charitable Society conducted Gram Sabha Awareness Campaign
under Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) at Leya village under Giba Anchal Block in
Upper Subansiri district recently.
Advising the PRI leaders and village elders on BRGF, Trainer Mana Dadi urged to conduct
Gram Sabha meeting twice a year.
Arunachal calls for modification of NE industrial policy
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Industry Minister Tapang Taloh suggested the Union Ministry of
Commerce, Industry and Textiles for modification of the North East Industrial and
Investment Promotion Policy that would suit Arunachal Pradesh for its effective implementation
at ground level.
Taloh, who called on Union Minister Anand Sharma today in New Delhi made this suggestion
after submitting a memorandum on various issues relating to development of industrial
infrastructure. The proposal included special financial package for establishment
of integrated infrastructure up-gradation, strengthening and renovation of 13 existing
industrial estates, strengthening and up-gradation of district industrial centres,
central capital investment subsidy scheme, Greenfield industrial corridor etc.
Meanwhile, the Union minister has reportedly agreed to consider most of the proposals
for socio-economic development of the sensitive and strategically located state.
He also directed the officials concerned of his ministry to take up the matter seriously
and do the needful.
Earlier in the morning, Taloh met Department of North East Region (DoNER) Minister
Paban Singh Ghatawar at his office chamber in New Delhi and discussed issues related
to various developmental activities in Arunachal Pradesh.
Later, he attended the Entrepreneurship meeting chaired by Ghatawar at Vigyan Bhawan,
AR conducts pre nursing course
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: 18 girls from different villages of Tirap were trained in Auxiliary
Nursing Midwifery and General Nursing Midwifery by 19 Assam Rifles. The battalion
has been giving assistance by conducting such essential and useful courses to overcome
various medical and unemployment problems of tribal youth. The battalion had trained
37 girls previously. Volunteer girls from all over the district joined the course.
They have been trained by the qualified medical officer and staff at Unit Hospital.
Capacity building training for PRIs
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Trainings on Capacity Building for PRIs and its functionaries were
held at Mengio, Kimin, Leporiang, Keel and Sagalee.
The opening training was inaugurated at Sagalee on Dec 15 by ADC, Chukhu Talar who
urged the Panchayat Representatives to build their capacity for an efficient self
governance by attending the training sincerely. He also urged the participants to
use the Right to Information Act for right purpose but not to take advantage of it
to malign others.
Coordinator of the programme from SIRD, L K Kabak explained that the three days programme
is MoPR sponsored under Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Yojana with the objectives to build
the capacity of PRIs and to establish “democracy at the grassroots level”.
BDO Sagalee, Gyati Phussang briefed about the rural development programmes to the
participants. He explained that it is not mandatory to have a job card in MGNREGA.
Those who are actually in need of works and ready to do manual work at prevailing
wage should apply for job card, he suggests.
The series of programme was conducted by SIRD, Itanagar in collaboration with Techi
Tatung Welfare Society, Sagalee.
The programme concluded at Kheel on Dec 20.
Advent Christmas for NE youths
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: Bhartiya Janata Party's North East India Sampark Cell organised
Advent Christmas for the youths of North East India at the official residence of
LK Advani, in New Delhi on Dec 16. While addressing the participants Advani recalled
that BJP shared a unique coincidence with the life of Jesus Christ.
The Jan Sangh members were expelled from the Janata Party on Good Friday. The BJP
was formed on Easter Sunday, said Advani.
He also said that, he had his initial studies at a Christian institution in Karachi,
prior to the country’s partition.
Arunachal Christian Fellowship, Delhi led the Praise & worship.
Fuel crisis in Siang districts
PASIGHAT, Dec 21: Shortage of fuel in three Siang districts has remained unchanged
as blockade against Lower Subansiri dam project by Assam organizations entered its
fifth day today.
The oil tankers stranded at Lakhimpur have not yet been released even after assurance
by the Lakhimpur district administration yesterday.
Scarcity of petrol and diesel has hit the public hard in the East Siang district
as the depot owners and retail outlets are unable to meet the demands.
Talking to this correspondent, the East Siang Deputy Commissioner Talem Tapok said
the district administration is taking a serious note of the inclement situation and
has informed the State’s Chief Secretary urging his intervention for releasing the
detained oil tankers at Lakhimpur (Assam). Terming the detention as “unreasonable”,
Tapok criticized the Lakhimpur administration for its failure in mitigating the situation.
“The Lakhimpur DC yesterday assured us to release the stranded tankers today, but
no fruitful step has been initiated from their end so far. We are frustrated that
consumers are suffering because of the blockade, said the DC this evening.
Sources informed that more than 30 oil-tankers including 9 for East Siang depots
were stranded at Lakhimpur.
Assoc. condemns factional clash
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: All Lungphi Mossang Welfare Association said that the residence,
granary and poultry of a citizen was completely damaged in a factional clash between
NSCN (K) and (IM) recently at Tengpum village, Changlang.
The association condemned the incident and called on both factions of NSCN to call
off such frequent factional clashes in village area.
Further, the association strongly urged the state government to immediately intervene
in the incident to restore peace and tranquility in the village and also called
upon the local MLA Setong Sena to pursue the matter with state government.
It also appealed to all the security agencies not to harass and torture the innocent
villagers of the area.
Assam forest officials pick up boy, released later
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) informed
that a boy from the Taraso Circle was taken away by Assam forest officials led by
Forest Ranger of Borgang area under Sonitpur district today.
Meanwhile, while talking to this daily; SP Papum Pare Nabam Gungte informed that
boy has been released by Assam officials.
“Villagers informed me that a boy was taken away by Assam officials when he was collecting
vegetables in area. Immediately I called up Sonitpur SP and drew attention in this
regard. Later the boy was released. We are monitoring the situation,” informed SP.
However AAPBSU has urged Arunachal government to lodge a case of kidnapping against
Borgang Forest Ranger. Union also asked state government to take some strong measure
to safeguard interest of Arunachalee citizens. They also informed that today again
Assam forest officials carried out eviction at Radhaso, Tallumso and Sango under
Taking serious note of the event, union has strongly condemned the govt. of Arunachal
Pradesh for failure to protect rights of villagers.
There is no deployment of the adequate police force in the circle despite repeated
appeal of the people, union claimed.
Picnic goers create havoc in Seppa
SEPPA, Dec 21: December and January months are often regarded as festive months,
not only for common people but also for shopkeepers as they expect high selling rate
during picnics, Christmas and New Year.
Ironically shopkeepers at Seppa in East Kameng district are not at all in festive
The reason is quite perceptible.
According to a source, picnic goers have been forcefully collecting vegetables and
other edible items from the market without paying.
The source also informed that excess “illegal donation”, read extortion in the market
has forced the vegetable vendors to shut down early in the evening and remain closed
till 9 in the morning to evade the menace.
“It’s been routine collection. Every evening and morning illegal collectors come
and go” rued a shopkeeper. He further complained that no security force was seen
at market at the time when the trouble mongers roam.
To curb rampant illegal collections, a meeting was reportedly convened by East Kameng
Superintendent of Police along with members of East Kameng Chambers of Commerce and
Industry (EKCCI) and representatives of business community today.
EKCCI President Raju Gyadi informed this daily here this evening that SP has assured
to deploy adequate security forces at market during “peak hour”. He hoped that the
outcome of the meeting would be effective and situation would improve after the security
forces are deployed at the market.
Earlier, EKCCI has submitted a representation to the district administration seeking
deployment of Central Reserve Police Force at the market.
KVIC organizes workshop
NAHARLAGUN, Dec 21: A one day workshop on course curriculum at Multi Disciplinary
Training Centre (MDTC), Midpu, Doimukh was held yesterday organized by KVIC.
Experts from various departments, including Industries, Textile and Handicraft, GBPIHED,
KVIC, APKVIB, NIC, Bank and faculties from NERIST participated in the workshop.
The workshop held discussion on course curriculum of MDTC and various other issues
relating to welfare of passed out trainees as well as staff of the training center.
It was advised that the passed out trainees should be absorbed by KVIC through new/existing
schemes like PMEGP.
The CEO, APKVIB and Assistant Director I/c, S.O. KVIC, Itanagar urged all the bankers
to select the passed out trainees of MDTC under different banking subsidy schemes
/micro project without any mortgage or guarantor. The same was also requested to
other departments like Industries, Textile and Handicraft
The officers from the department of Industries, Textile and Handicraft present on
the occasion advised for a Common Facilitation Centre (CFC) at MDTC which would provide
opportunity of income generation to the immediately passed out trainees.
Up gradation of the MDTC and renovation of the boundary wall also came up for discussion
which were supported by all.
Discussing about course curriculum, the workshop opined for maintaining the national
norms of KVIC in khadi category training. Inclusion of traditional designs of Arunachal
Pradesh in the syllabi of design development course was advised by the officers of
Industries and Textile and Handicrafts. Moreover, combined course in computer (both
software and hardware), system analysis and design top also came up for discussion.
Earlier, the workshop was inaugurated by Tana Rakhi Tara, Chairman and Tana Hali,
Working Chairman of APSS.
Vishal Nath Rai, Principal, MDTC, D. Maji, Workshop Coordinator, briefed about the
NEEPCO agrees to demands
ITANAGAR, Dec 21: NEEPCO has agreed upon the demands of the Sajolang Elite society,
Panchayat Leaders, Sajolang Students Union and general public of Nafra circle which
included road maintenance from 9 mile to Nafra among others. It assured to release
Rs.51 lakhs for the purpose.
It also agreed to construct Sajolang Elite Society office building at its headquarter
Nafra under CSR. The company also agreed to sponsor the meritorious students of the
affected area and organize heath camp at Nafra.
This assurance came after a meeting at office chamber of West Kameng Deputy Commissioner
Rinchin Tashi regarding non implementation of MOU and other issues.
EX-MLA Rinchin Kharu explained the root cause of damage of road from 9 mile to Nafra
in West Kameng district to the NEEPCO representative D.K.Nath Executive Director,
General Manager CSR and HOP Bichum.
As per the source from Public Work Department, the road was designed for 8.5 tone
capacity whereas the NEEPCO is transporting machinery to the project site carrying
more than 15 tones which has damaged the road.
Er. Aju Khonjuju, President Sajolang Elite Society, stressed on implementation of
the provisions under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in education and health
Chinese troops damaged stone wall in Tawang: Govt
NEW DELHI, Dec 21: Chinese troops damaged a 200 feet stone wall which was built 250
meters inside the Indian territory in Tawang area of Arunachal Pradesh this year
in July, government told the Rajya Sabha today.
In reply to a question, the minister said the attempt by the Chinese People's Liberation
Army (PLA) to raze the wall was prevented by the Indian army.
"In July, a PLA patrol attempted to cross a 200 feet wall of loose stones constructed
250 metres on our side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Yangtse area of Tawang,
which was prevented by our troops," Antony said.
"As per the established mechanism with China, a strong protest was lodged with the
Chinese side on the action of the PLA patrol in a flag meeting (between the two sides),"
defence minister A K Antony said.
The stone wall was partially damaged by the PLA patrol, but it has been reconstructed,
The 200-metre long wall was constructed by Indian Army for protection against the
icy winds during the patrol duties.
"There is no commonly delineated LAC between India and China and there are few areas
along the border where both have different perception of the LAC," Antony said, adding
that, both sides patrol upto their respective perceptions of LAC due to its perceived
differences in alignment.
Replying to a question on infrastructure development along the Chinese border, he
said, 10 railway and 73 roads projects have been identified in North and north eastern
"Army has identified 73 roads as critically and strategically important. In addition
to this, 10 railway projects have also been identified for development in Jammu &
Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh," Antony said. PTI
Telecom policy and emission
The parliamentarians have specifically raised the need for substantially reducing
the consumption of diesel by the telecom sector, especially in their network tower
Concerned over the increasing exploitation of the diesel subsidy by the profit making
telecom sector, representatives from across the political spectrum, have urged the
government to take measures to accelerate a shift away from diesel and to renewable
sources and technologies. These include members of parliament, cutting across party
lines, including members of the standing committees for Energy, communication & Information
Technology and Environment & Forest.
They have further stressed on mandating the public disclosure of emissions and the
establishment of the progressive emission reductions plans within the ambit of the
newly proposed National Telecom Policy.
The demands of the parliamentarians comes after the Greenpeace in a report earlier
this year highlighted the aggressive exploitation of diesel by the sector, as the
second largest consumer, resulting in a loss of over Rs. 2600 crore to the state
Greenpeace has been engaging with the telecom sector to publicly disclose the carbon
emissions of their entire business operation and establish progressive emission reduction
targets and commitment to shift the sourcing of 50% of their energy requirements
towards renewable energy sources and phase out diesel use in their business operations
It remains to be seen what step government takes to stop the large-scale exploitation
of diesel by sectors such as telecom. As of now it is yet to take effective and appropriate
mechanisms to address the concerns.
A school with a difference
Whole of Arunachal is going through a lean phase in secondary and hr. secondary level
education, with less than 50 percent pass percentage. One of the examples is my old
school govt hr. secondary Daporijo. It is the lone Higher Secondary school for Daporijo
and adjacent places. Over 2000 thousand students and inadequate infrastructure and
bad students teachers’ ratio is creating a mess. Last year’s results showed only
27 percent of the students passed.
Then there is the problem of overcrowding. A section which should hold a max of 80
to 100 students is accommodating a crowd of more than 300 each and in one class there
Normal schools have assignments and projects and if not all this at least have half
yearly exams to evaluate the students. The meagre number of teachers is another problem.
The professionalism in teachers and discipline in students are long gone. The school
doesn't have commerce stream whereas it’s the most sought after at this juncture.
On the other hand, the parking of private vehicles is a severe problem.
In a mixed society like Arunachal, education is the only way to sustain it.
In a place where student leaders who should be working for the welfare of students
are busy making money and flexing muscle, indifferent politicians and government
servants, the willing students and sincere teachers are at the mercy of god. If this
continues, the Dark Age is not far.
Mumbai, (on email)
Please clear the bill
How torturous is the government of Arunachal Pradesh? It will award works to contractors
but won’t pay the bill for the same for a year.
The part time contractors who have invested money in the contractual works under
U.D are still not getting their dues. They have completed their works during this
March. Until today, they do not have any idea about the dues. The work orders were
issued last month.
Three Chief Ministers have changed since the start of the work under U.D. Not even
single could pass the bill. Few contractors have taken money on interest at the rate
of ten percent per month. It was hoped that the bill will be cleared after few weeks
of completion of work. However, the contractors could not avail the dues until date.
The interest is rising month by month. The amount is calculated to be more than the
billing amount. Where from the extra money be paid to the private bankers?
If the department was out of fund/money, why the government awarded works to the
contractors? Petty contractors have to sell off his/her property just to repay the
loan amount. The contractors had undertaken the work hoping that he/she would be
benefited by doing so. However, he/she is at loss in the end. If this is, the condition
of the contractors then where the money meant for such purpose go? Is money being
misused? If so, who is doing it and if not why bills are not paid?
Contractor, (on email)
PWD versus BRTF
I appreciate the 15 days ultimatum given by a Youth Organization to the public work
Department (P.W.D) in particular and state government in general, for the ongoing
road maintenance work at capital complex.
The Union demand is genuine because the repairing and maintenance work is not done
by P.W.D alone but by various youth organization and sector development committees
whose sole motive is to make profit out of the contract they get, further, the construction
and repairing work is done by unskilled and inexperienced. Thus, obviously it would
not last for long, also instead of putting abstract/bitumen; they are using inferior
quality cement and other hardware in order to save the fund they are getting.
Therefore, in my opinion, instead of P.W.D, if BRTF is taking the road construction
work, the work quality will be improved and last for long because they have every
equipment and skilled and experienced labour forces.
Ningtu K Keku
Naharlagun, (on email)
AMDOs in Arunachal
Another blunder in recruitment process is witnessed in the Department of Geology
and Mining, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.
Education qualification required for Assistant Mineral Development Officer (AMDO)
is Degree/Diploma in Civil/Geology/ Mining/Chemical Engineering. Mining is a diverse
subject that requires laboratory experiment to ascertain deposit of various mineral.
The subject is associated with Core drilling beneath the earth, estimation of mineral
deposited, Drifting of Quarry site, classification of Rock, Geotechnology protection
over excavated site, classification of mineral extracted, its chemical composition,
impact value, crushing strength, grading of different size aggregates, fineness modulus,
sieve analysis of fine aggregates and many more.
To my utter surprise, till date, almost all of AMDOs serving in different location
in Arunachal are of non-technical background. Sometime I wonder how they manage to
deliver their duties, without having knowledge of Engineering and Science Subject.
Only collecting royalty by counting the number of trucks passing through check gate
has no meaning.
Jobs should be in accordance with appropriate qualification so as to get maximum
output, as Geology and Mining is one of the most important departments in terms of
revenue generation and environmental concern.
Henceforth, my appeal to the Director, Department of Geology and Mining, Govt. of
Arunachal Pradesh is to look into the matter and make necessary rectification while
Concern Citizen, (on email)
No one is incompetent
This is in reference to letter “Electrical Graduates Deserves more” dated 16-Dec.
Being a Computer Science graduate, I was elated to see an opening in Power Department,
Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
I would like to say that no one is incompetent unless given a chance to prove. I
work in IT Company, I have many colleagues from different streams but, I found none
of them incompetent as a Software Engineer.
And regarding the recruitment in the Power Department, I doubt that engineers from
other streams once recruited, will be working as an electrical engineer.
I have seen B.Sc Graduates working hard and moving up in the ladder in IT Industry.
They are not specialized person, but they do become Specialist of the Technology
after few time.
13 openings in a government department that too in small state like Arunachal Pradesh
is not an injustice. It’s much better than CS/E&T unemployed graduates, who just
have a 1 or 2 opening in a whole year. I think, we should be happy for unemployed
graduates for other streams too. Regarding reservation, it’s government policy, we
never complained against ST quota in colleges or many govt. jobs. Do we?
With all these views, I only want to highlight on one point. No one is incompetent,
ineligible or unqualified, unless given a chance to prove themselves. Getting a job
in our own state is big deal for every Arunachalee, everyone wants something. If
I don’t get it, let it be someone better than me who would serve our state better
and make it great place to live.
Bangalore, (on email)
Who are consuming the salt meant for mithuns?
Let people know the facts pertaining to Sagalee Mithun breeding firm and functioning
of Animals and husbandry Department. Sagalee mithun breeding farm was established
in 1995 to increase the numbers of mithun. At the time of establishment there were
24 mithuns but it is unfortunate to know that instead of increasing the numbers,
today there are only 6 mithuns at the breeding farm.
It implies that concern officers are least interested for the improvement of the
farm and sustainable management of the mithun. Even the sign board is not visible
and there is no maintenance from the concerned department. Why? Why there are no
mithuns? Who are consuming the salt mean for mithuns? What is the problem? Why numbers
of mithuns are reducing? If Sagalee climate is not favourable for mithun breeding,
it should be shifted to other suitable areas?
RGU, (on email)
Equal opportunities for all
In response to 19th Dec advertisement published in your daily, under the title of
"Police recruitment for Tirap & Changlang district".
I personally appreciate the work carried out by the home Department for the people
of the two most disturbed districts. We know the requirement of police force in these
two areas for long time. But on the other hand I am bit disappointed at the treatment
meted out to other districts. As per the advertisement, prescribed seat reservation
is more than 50 percent for these areas. It could have been increased a bit more
for others too. Moreover, I do not understand what made our concern authorities to
lower the minimum recruitment age from 18 years to 17 years. If we look into the
Indian constitution 17 years olds do not have the right to franchise. On the other
hand, what is the logic or idea behind reducing the maximum age (including 5 years
age relaxation for STs') from 28 years to 26 years?
Therefore, I would like to appeal the concern authorities to rethink on it & if possible
do bring some changes on it for the equal & free fair competition rather than give
grand privileges to some sections & deprive others.
Koj Ganga, (on email)
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