ITANAGAR, Dec 26: Arunachal Students Union, Mumbai (ASUM) conducted a blood donation
camp at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai on December 24 last. This is for the first
time that the Arunachalee students organized a blood donation camp and donated blood
in a famous hospital at Mumbai. It is worth mentioning here that large number of
patients from Arunachal are visiting the Hospital for medical purpose.
Meanwhile, ASUM reiterated the state Govt to make the Arunachal Bhawan functional.
The Bhawan is fully ready but the state Govt did not take any steps to utilize
the Bhawan, the union said.
CCLAPF calls on LM secy
ITANAGAR, Dec 26: A team of the Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF)
led by its Chairman Takam Dari Sojik today called on the Secretary (Land Management)
Belatee Pertin, who is also the Member Secretary of the stated government constituted
committee to look into the present land occupation and allotment imbroglio of the
During the meeting, the CCLAPF team requested the Secretary (LM) to take up the
present case in a very holistic manner as thousands of indigenous peoples’ lives
are at stake. The visiting team exuded full confidence that the present people friendly
state government would not take any decision which would be detrimental to the interest
of its own people. The Secretary (LM) on his part has assured to look into the matter,
according to a Forum release.
Bandh called off
ITANAGAR, Dec 26: Exuding faith on the state Government in carrying out their written
assurance on its demands and convinced with the matured steps taken by the Nyishi
Elite Society (NES) in this regard, the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) decided
to call off the proposed 24 hours Capital bandh on 27th December.
The NES in a release informed that on invitation of the Government, the NES delegation
led by its president Bengia Tolum held a hectic parley with Chief Minister yesterday
on ANYA demands and obtained written assurance from the Government side to expedite
re-organization/creation process of the two reasonable and overdue districts, namely,
Pakke-Kessang and Khemle districts and to fulfill other demands. Later, the NES
executive team had a detailed discussion with the executive members of ANYA led by
its president Bamang Thaji and General Secretary Kumar Tajo on the assurance given
by the Govt. However, ANYA requested the NES to ensure that a tangible work on the
process of preparatory works and reporting stage of survey and public hearing from
the Government is ensured, according to a release issued by the NES.
AMSU opposes visit of CM & Governor
ITANAGAR, Dec 26: The All Mishmi Students Union has decided to go for bandh call
in the twin districts of Lohit and Anjaw during proposed visit of Chief Minister
to Tezu and that of Governor at Walong. The union decided to call bandh in response
to indifferent attitude of the state government and authorities regarding the traumatic
incident that occurred on the night of 27th September which left a deep scar in the
minds of public.
In spite of several representations, appraisals and memorandums submitted to the
Chief Minister, Governor, DGP and other high ranking officials, the government has
maintained a dubious silence on the issue even after 3 months from the date of incident.
Such high handed attitude of the local administration and the representative together
with the callous attitude of the state government has led to extreme disappointment
and hopelessness to the victims of the 27th Sept' incident in securing justice. Therefore,
All Mishmi Students Union has unanimously decided to call bandh in the twin districts
on whichever date chief minister and the governor visits.
Training cum Exposure visit for progressive farmers under NAIP
ITANAGAR, Dec 26: Two days training cum exposure visit for 14 progressive farmers
of Upper Subansiri and West Siang district under NAIP project was organized at Lakshmi
Agriculture Multipurpose Project, Pabhoi in Biswanath Charali Assam recently.
The farmers were trained in the field of organic farming, paddy cum pisciculture,
vermicompost, bio-pesticides, system of rice intensification (SRI).
During interaction session with Peggy Caswell and Weil Turner, Fertile ground, Canada
advised the participating farmers to adopt organic farming.
Exposure visits were also arranged to the research farm of Baiswanath College of
Agriculture, to witness the recent cultivation technologies of rubber, tea, spices,
banana and flowers. At the same time they got acquainted with different farm machineries
and tools in North Eastern Regional Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institute,
Biswanath Chirali (Assam). This programme was lead by Dr Raghuveer Singh, Scientist,
ICAR, Arunachal Pradesh centre, Basar.
without delay: SUMA
ITANAGAR, Dec 26: Reminding the state Govt of its assurance given to the Union on
Dec 1 last, Students Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (SUMA) today urged the
Govt to seriously consider formation of various committees within 1st week of January
next to mitigate the ‘social menace’.
Delay on part of GoAP in adopting mechanisms shall dissuade the interest of indigenous
people of the state and shall invite social unrest in days to come, the SUMA said.
Meanwhile, SUMA president Biri Tabing, while expressing dismay over the irresponsible
approach towards its assurance for constituting committee, warned the state Govt
to expedite the process or else the union shall be bound to go for democratic movement.
Two houses gutted at Sido
PASIGHAT, Dec 26: As reported by the Koyu Anchal Block ZPM Takir Kakki, houses of
Yapak Dabii and Tajong Siram of Sido village, about 70 km away from Nari Sub-divisional
headquarter, were reduced to ashes in a massive fire that broke out at about 10.30
AM on Dec 24 last and all household items including other properties were destroyed
in the devastating fire.
ZPM Kakki along with OC Tapir Mingki met the victims and handed over Rs. 2000 and
utensils to each families. Expressing shock over fire accident, Kakki asked all to
take necessary precautions and be careful while handling fire to prevent such incident.
APF asks for re-allocation of nomenclature of Hapoli
ITANAGAR, Dec 26: The Apatani People’s forum (APF) has asked for re-allocation of
nomenclature of Hapoli in its geographical location.
In its letter submitted to the DC seeking to issue notification for the change in
nomenclature, it said, Ziro and Hapoli are two geographical locality of Lower Subansiri
district and are located at 8 kilometres apart just like Naharlagun and Itanagar.
But officially Hapoli is addressed as Ziro. Office of the DC, Ziro, Higher Secondary
School, Ziro are all located in Hapoli. It is a misnomer of the official location.
It is historical that Ziro was an administrative centre of NEFA. It was later shifted
to Hapoli. But geographical address was not changed for the reason best known to
the then administrator.
As of today, Ziro and Hapoli are two separate circles. Ziro is a notified SDO headquarter
whereas Hapoli is a district headquarters of Lower Subansiri district. The official
anonym of Hapoli is likely to hinder the political, administrative, economical and
geographical development not only of Lower Subansiri district but of entire state.
Orgs seek immediate relief for fire victims
ITANAGAR, Dec 26: Claiming that the dwelling houses of Gida Kago, Giogi Logu and
Biri Pegi at Bazar Line under SDO headquarters Sangram were gutted down to ashes
in a devastating fire accident on December 21 last, the Nyobia Youth Association
and Nyapin Nyobia Sangram Phassang Students Union (NNSPSU) have appealed the district
administration and local MLA to provide immediate relief and adequate compensation
for rehabilitation of the fire victims.
Association donates relief materials to fire victims
ITANAGAR, Dec 26: The All Bameng Constituency Social Welfare Association led by
its president Pawan Sonam and GS Rinya Biyu has donated relief materials such as
utensils and blankets to the fire victims of Lapung Village where 14 houses were
burnt down in early December. The similar relief materials were provided by Akhil
Bharatiya Vikas Parishad, East Kameng Unit in collaboration with Nyedar Namlo Seppa.
Both organizations later assured all possible help to the fire victims in rebuilding
their dwelling houses.
Doctor goes missing, search operation on
SEPPA, Dec 26: Doctor Okit Peyang, posted at Bana in East Kameng district, has reportedly
gone missing on December 20, according to official sources.
East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe, who along with police, rushed to Bana
on December 24 to take stock of the incident, has ordered police to launch massive
search operation to trace the whereabouts of the missing doctor. He also sought help
from the army posted at Tenga valley, GBs, PRI members and public. The army rafting
team will undertake search operation starting from Bana to Bhalukpong through Bichom
and Kameng River.
The staff of medical department and other Govt. staff posted at Seppa, including
Adi community were under constant search of the missing Doctor since he was reported
missing on December 20.
The 32-year-old Dr. Peyang joined government service in May 2013. He is the son of
Nying Peyang of Tuting in Upper Siang district. DIPRO
Minister urges youth to be self-employed
PASIGHAT, Dec 26: Industries Minister Tapang Taloh today exhorted the youths of the
state to choose entrepreneurship for self-sufficient and over all socio-economic
development of the state. Taloh was inaugurating a week-long state level exhibition
under the Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) at the general
ground here in East Siang district. The exhibition is being organized by the National
Youth Project (NYP) and sponsored by Khadi & Village Industries Commission under
Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India.
Taloh highlighted the initiatives taken by the state Govt for financial empowerment
of youth, and assured to conduct various skill development programmes for all young
entrepreneurs in all districts. He asserted the success of job mela in this line.
In her address, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava highlighted the importance
of PMEGP programme to boost the rural economy of the country.
A.P. Chobin, State Director KVIC discussed about the PMEGP schemes and its benefits
and also explained the main objectives of conducting such exhibitions in bigger way.
Denong Tamuk, Chief Councillor Pasighat Municipalities also spoke on the occasion.
H.P. Biswas, President National Youth Project, D. Koyu Deputy Director Industries,
DIPRO, other Government officials and public were present on the occasion.
PMEGP artisans from several districts of Arunachal Pradesh and from Manipur, Assam,
West Bengal and other states are showcasing their products in the exhibition. The
opening day of the exhibition recorded sale upto Rs 58,000.
PMC working hard to fulfill aspirations of city people
PASIGHAT, Dec 26: The monthly business meeting of Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC)
was held at PMC conference hall on Dec 24 last.
Various subjects including sanitation and waste management, urban poverty alleviation
program, burial and cremation ground, slaughter houses and tanneries, cattle pounds,
urban forestry, birth and death registration, safeguarding the interest of weaker
sections of society including the handicapped and mentally retarded, salaries and
other allowances of deployed and contingency staffs etc were discussed under the
chairmanship of the Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk while various development plans
were presented by all the ward councilors headed by the Dy. Councilor Atik Pertin.
While attending the open house discussion, FAO Robo Megu suggested to set up establishment
branch in PMC immediately for smooth conduct of financial activities. Forest Range
Officer Osar Gao said the forest department is handing over the social forestry block
(urban forest area) which could be maintained and beautify as park with the technical
help of the forest officers.
To prevent cruelty in animal, DVO Dr. Emo Lego advised to constitute a town animal
welfare board and for cattle pounds, Dr. Lego informed that his department is having
good building but need manpower and amenities to function it properly.
While focusing his view on slaughtering house, he advised the councilors to consult
with authority of the well established Doimukh slaughter house and directorate of
Vety. & AH. D Naksang, DSO (Stat) informed that as per the direction of the East
Siang DC he is ready to transfer birth and death registration with one well versed
official soon. DD (UD) Laya Nabam assured to provide all permissible helps to strengthen
PMC. AE (PWD) K Siram assured to develop drainage and pay-parking place in the market
area if town road construction is awarded to them.
Earlier, Dy. Councilor Atik Pertin informed that “City sanitation task force” has
been formed and ‘City Sanitation Action Plan’ is underway with the technical guidance
of M/S Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi and initiative
of PMC Chief Councilor and concept paper is being developed to ensure speedy municipal
activities. He opined that the state municipal regulatory commission should allow
the PMC to involve or undertake or to make MOU/MOA with private agency, party, consultant,
and community based organizations or groups or individuals to provide better public
health risk assessments and to enhance capacity building management for various sectors
to fulfill the aspirations of the city dwellers of Pasighat. In his deliberation,
the Deputy Chief Councilor appealed the councilors in particular and the citizens
as a whole to extend their cooperation to the administration to complete the on going
construction of Airport smoothly. According to him, about hundred people have been
shifted to other places providing lands. A new market and police beat house would
be required to meet the daily needs of the villagers of Jarku.
The Chief Councilor Tamuk in his address stated that increasing number of traffic
and wrong parking causes difficulties to pedestrians as well as the businessmen which
should be regulated with proper plan(s), providing pay-parking place on priority
in the market area. He reviewed the resolutions, adopted in the last business meeting.
He urged the government officers to work for development of Pasighat with dedication
and devotion and advised his colleague councilors to interact with the common masses
more and more so that their grievances could be redressed and need based local issues
could be forwarded to the government for consideration on priority.
Christmas celebrated with pomp and gaiety
ITANAGAR, Dec 26: Christian Revival Church (CRC) in Akashdeep, one of the prominent
church of APCRCC (Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival Church Council) in the capital,
has joined the rest of the world in celebrating the Christmas Day with all pomp,
gaiety and spirituality.
The two-day long celebrations witnessed literary, sports, choreographies, artistic
programmes, waiting night prayers, praise and worship, biblical discourses, cake-cutting,
merry-making and feasting.
Attending the celebrations as the main speaker Dr. David Pertin, Deputy Registrar
of Rajiv Gandhi University in his discourses centred on the theme verse John 3:16
calls for self introspections and play one’s part to spread the true essence of Christmas
to the society by becoming ambassadors of love, joy, peace and hope. Building upright
and Godly attitude from inner self was also emphasized to the hundreds of enthusiastic
revellers, while reminding that Jesus Christ became poor to make the people spiritually
rich. Message-filled skits and dances with modern moves and elegance by women, youth
and Sunday school departments of the church were the main attractions of the celebrations.
Asstt. Pastor of the church Binmi Eshi, Secretary Biri Saan, deacon Takar Doke, APCRCC
treasurer Yangbiu Pale also spoke. The celebration was witnessed among others by
DFO of Manas National Park in Barpeta Sonali Ghosh, IFS, Doimukh EAC Maman Padung
Doke, and many other govt. officers, public leaders and score of young and old believers,
which culminated over a mass feast.
Christmas was also celebrated with much fanfare at Abotani Village Baptist Church,
Karsingsa yesterday. Cultural display, games and sports events marked the occasion.
Speaker Khoda Halley advised the believers to follow the path of love and peace.
Christmas candle lighting was observed in the church for the first time.
Pastor Rojum Lombi and secretary Tabi Kiri encouraged people for mass participation
Christian Church Museum Colony, Itanagar also celebrated the day in a befitting manner.
Among others, MLA Techi Kaso, Engineer Joram Lali, Anu C Samuel of Kerala (as Speaker)
and Pastor Roy Vargese were present on the occasion.
Plastic-free Tawang !
ITANAGAR, Dec 26: About 2450 pounds of plastic waste were collected by students of
GHSS and Town Govt. Secondary School, Tawang in a cleanliness drive organized by
Environment Protection Society (EPS) at Tawang today.
The students were divided into 10 groups of 10 each and they were asked to collect
as much plastic wastes as they can from different places as the first three groups
with highest collection would be awarded.
Two groups of students from Town Govt. Sec. School collected 227 and 203 pounds of
wastes to bag the first and third places respectively while a group of students from
GHSS Tawang stood second by collecting 216 pounds.
The winners would be awarded during Republic Day celebration.
The cleanliness drive was organized as part of Plastic Free Tawang under the banner
of CAMPA. Plastic Free Tawang was the brain child of Deputy Commissioner Abhishek
Raga Assembly constituency sandwiched between two districts: RAPF
ITANAGAR, Dec 26: Raga Area Peoples Forum (RAPF) today demanded the state government
to expedite the creation of Kamala district and urged the local representative to
use political will to bring district re-organization Act in the floor of the state
assembly before run upto Assembly Election 2014. RAPF stated that 25th Raga Assembly
Constituency has been sandwiched between two districts -- Lower Subansiri and Upper
Subansiri, and causing lots of administrative inconvenient for all round development
in the area. It also claimed due to administrative division between two districts,
the area is hardly receiving infrastructural development funds.
Taking dig at Tuki led government for taking steps for Mon Autonomous Council and
Patkai Autonomous Council, Forum said that the state government should united and
committed for Pan-Arunachal identity rather than go on disintegrating mode.
Sanjoy expresses concern over shortage of ration in West Kameng
ITANAGAR, Dec 26: Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy has expressed grave concern over the
reported shortage of ration supply in West Kameng district and directed the Food
and Civil director for immediate restoration of the shortage.
A delegation led by Phurpa Tsering, parliamentary secretary for Science and Technology
called on Sanjoy here this evening and apprised him of the acute shortage of ration
especially rice in West Kameng district.
The district has been reeling under the shortfall for two months following the limitation
on monthly allocation of rice from 3600 quintals to 2800 quintals.
Sanjoy called the Food and Civil Supply Director and directed him to take immediate
steps to restore the normal monthly allocation of 3600 quintals. He made it a point
that the shortcoming is resolved before his public meeting in West Kameng next month.
He also assured the delegation of a prompt and permanent solution from the government
after discussing it with the Food and Civil Supply Minister Kamlung Mossang soon.
Earlier, while urging the MP to take up the matter seriously, Phurpa Tsering pointed
out that the people of West Kameng primarily depend on PDS items as the denizens
of the district do not grow rice but horticulture products.
The delegation comprised of ZPM Dirang Chumpi Merakpa, NSUI West Kameng unit president
Pem Dondu, Dirang Youth Block Youth Congress president Dorji Tsering, Dorjee Khandu,
Ex ASM Sagor Village and Dor Tsering senior public leader of Dirang.
DPCC meeting calls for joint efforts of PR bodies and line depts
ZIRO, Dec 26: The first Governing body/District Programme Co-ordination Committee
meeting of DRDA, Lower Subansiri District, Ziro was held at Hapoli on Dec 23 last.
The meeting chaired by Hage Kobing, ZPC-cum-chairman, District Programme Co-ordination
Committee (DPCC), Lower Subansiri District was attended by all the ZPMs and ACPs
of the district, the BDOs, PD, DRDA, HoDs of all the line departments including Nending
Chatung, DPDO incharge DC.
While applauding the state Govt headed by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for fulfilling
long felt demand of the Panchayat body by devolving powers to the PRIs as per Article
243-G of the Constitution of India read with section 30,70, 93 of the Arunachal Pradesh
Panchayati Raj Act, 1997 vide Notification vide No.CD(PLG)391/2011-12(pt) Dated Itanagar
the 14th Nov, 2013, Kobing urged officers of all line departments to adhere to the
guidelines of centrally sponsored schemes and state funded schemes as well. Moreover,
he put special emphasis on co-ordination and cooperation among panchayat bodies and
all the line departments pertaining to implementation of panchayat schemes so that
benefits should percolate down to the grass root level thereby making decentralization
of Panchayati Raj more meaningful and realistic.
Nending Chatung, SDO, in-charge DC urged all the panchayat leaders and officers of
the line departments to be cooperative and transparent while dealing in panchayat
Hage Lailang, PD, DRDA presented all the proposed schemes submitted by the panchayat
body and suggested all the BDOs to work sincerely in hands in glove with district
All the HoDs of the line departments while presenting a comprehensive Labour Budget
for the year 2014 of all the blocks of the district under MGNREGA scheme, also spoke
on the occasion about panchayat related schemes such as MGNREGA, etc. and sought
for full cooperation from all stake-holders so as to implement the schemes successfully.
National Consumer Day observed
ITANAGAR, Dec 26: The department of legal metrology and consumer affairs, East Siang
observed National Consumers Day at Ruksin on December 24 last.
In his speech, Ruksing sub-divisional officer Yemling Tayeng, suggested the people
to be careful when they buy consumer items, particularly food and check expiry/manufacturing
dates of items. He asked the people to become responsible consumer by protecting
themselves from the unscrupulous traders. He also suggested the business community
to respect the sentiment of buyers and their rights and maintain healthy relation
He requested the department to conduct similar programmes at Ruksin as well as in
village level periodically to generate awareness among public about consumer rights.
The Ruksin ZPM T Panyang suggested people to make it a habit the checking of manufacturing
and expiry dates, MRP, weights etc. before buying any consumer items.
Ruksin ACP O Jamoh also spoke in the occasion.
Earlier, KP Tago, Asst. Controller cum DCPO department of legal metrology and consumer
affairs, East Siang highlighted about the National Consumer Day and aim and objective
of its celebration. He asked the public to learn get more information about consumer
rights and consumer services to protect themselves from unscrupulous traders and
Govt. HS School, Ruksin principal O Yomso urged the department to conduct similar
exhibition cum demonstration in future in the area and also in every school and village.
The programme was also attended by HoD, PRI members, Gaon Buras, traders, and students.
Later in afternoon, a quiz competition was conducted among the students who were
engaged as the demonstrator.
National Consumer Day celebrated at Basar
AALO, Dec 25: The National Consumer Day organized by the Department of Legal Metrology
and Consumers Affairs in collaboration with Global Human Right Organization Itanagar
was observed in a befitting manner at the Panchayat office building Basar on 24th
Attending the function AS Chairperson Yaham Bam said that the day assumes special
significance for all common people to know their rights as consumers and such awareness
is quite essential for ignorant rural masses to avoid exploitations. Since there
is department, Consumers Courts and Commissions at different level to redress the
grievances of the consumers without cost, it is very important to know the various
provisions under the Consumers Act to safeguard our rights and urged the department
to take the awareness to the rural areas also.
In his key note address, advocate Goken Bam dwelt at length on various provisions
of Consumer Protection Act, 1986 which are compensatory in nature and applicable
to goods and services.
Disclosing that he has been associated with the consumer protection works as an NGO
representative for last many years and keen to help all consumers at different level
to fight for their right, Bam, however, said awareness on the right of the consumers
is of paramount importance to take up the cause. The Inspector Legal Metrology Jomba
Kamgo disclosed that the department can function as the effective nodal agency to
safeguard the interest of the consumers only with the support and cooperation of
the people. Awareness in the form of seminars, workshop, consumers mela, street plays
and literary activities are being conducted from time to time as per the directive
of the Govt. to generate awareness.
G. Tali DIPRO, Dongam Nyodu, BDO Basar, ASMs and other public who attended the function
spoke in detail on the significance and problems of consumers. The exhibition stalls
put up on the day on standard weight and measures, packaged commodities, MRP, do
and don’ts etc. were nicely presented to the public by the selected students from
various schools of Basar. DIPRO
Children’s park inaugurated
CHANGLANG, Dec 26: Coinciding with the Christmas celebration, Changlang Deputy Commissioner
Chanchal Yadav yesterday inaugurated the newly constructed Children’s Park Changlang
in presence of SP Vijay Kumar, HoDs, children and general Public.
She dedicated the park to the children of Changlang as a New Year gift for their
recreation, mental and physical development. The project to the tune of Rs 24.75
lakh was funded by district administration under its innovation fund and executed
by the Water Resource Department, WRD.
The Children’s Park situated at prime location - MOH-MOL Festival Ground Changlang,
provided all the modern play materials and equipments such as double swing, duck
seats, double plank see-saw and a Hawa-Ghar for the viewers. DIPRO
Vajpayee turns 89, Arunachal BJP wishes him
Itanagar, Dec 26: Former Prime Minister and senior BJP leader Atal Behari Vajpayee
turned 89 on Wednesday.
The Arunachal Pradesh BJP celebrated the 89th birthday of Vajpayee at the party’s
state HQs, Itanagar, with its leaders including state president Tai Tagak wishing
him on the occasion, besides recalling his immense contributions to the nation.
To mark the birthday of former PM and BJP patriarch A B Vajpayee, the East Siang
district unit of BJP distributed light snacks and sweets to the patients of General
Regarded as one of the pillars of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Vajpayee has been a
stalwart in the Indian political arena for over six decades.
Vajpayee served as the tenth Prime Minister of India, three times – first for a brief
term of 13 days in 1996, and then for two terms from 1998 to 2004. After his first
brief period as Prime Minister in 1996, Vajpayee headed a coalition govt from March
19, 1998 until May 19, 2004.
A Parliamentarian for over four decades, Vajpayee was elected to the Lok Sabha a
record nine times and to the Rajya Sabha twice. He served as the Member of Parliament
for Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, until 2009, when he retired from active politics due
to health concerns.
Bharat Jyoti Award to Karbom Riram & Milo Pushang
AALO, Dec 26: Karbom Riram, District Agriculture Officer and Millo Pushang District
Planning Officer, West Siang district have been conferred with “Bharat Jyoti Award”
for outstanding contribution in their respective field of activities.
The award along with Certificate of Excellence was presented to K Riram and Millo
Pushang by the New Delhi based organization - India International Friendship Society
(IIFS) in a glittering function held in New Delhi on December 23.
After pursuing his career in Master of Agriculture Extension Management from Assam
Agricultural University, Jorhat, Karbom Riram has been rendering untiring services
for the cause of agriculture growth and development in Arunachal Pradesh. While the
Award was presented to Millo Pushang in recognition of his yeoman services and relentless
contribution towards preservation of traditional culture and his efforts towards
economic growth of the common masses. Pushang received the award from Bishma Narain
Singh, former Governor of Assam and Tamil Nadu in presence of many dignitaries including
former CBI director Joginder Singh.
Database on SHGs in West Siang district released
AALO, Dec 26: West Siang Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar Sahoo released the 1st Self
Help Groups (SHGs) Database on Tuesday last at Deputy Commissioner office in presence
of Project Director DRDA, DHO, DACO, DIPRO, DAO, DIO, and DRDA officer and officials.
Deputy Commissioner expressed his satisfaction over the timely release of Database
on SHGs in West Siang and lauded Dege Ete, PD DRDA and his officials for successful
publication of the database.
D. Ete, PD, DRDA also spoke on the occasion.
The primary objective of this database is to provide a sources and relevant information
about SHGs in entire West Siang District. The database also seeks to aid and facilitate
policy level decision for establishment of rural marketing linkages, creation of
federation structures in village, Block and District Levels by providing required
information inputs for the same. This database shall be immense help in extending
valuable documents to SHGs in West Siang District for successful implementation of
NRLM (Aajeevika) Programme. DIPRO in-charge
As a layman we feel that police is for protection of common citizen and guardian
of law. While joining force they take pledge to safeguard the interest of common
citizen and protect it from every kind of robbery, dacoity, violence especially in
the case of children and woman but for goon police the uniform is just a simple piece
of cloth and national pledge is like a joke. On 30th Nov 2013 at around 6 pm two
policemen Marak Doka, police constable and L Buni, Sub-Inspector, Seppa police station
in uniform and carrying pistol physically assaulted Yamak Phassang w/o Tasso Phassang
at her resident, type-III colony at Seppa for no reasons. And more shocking is when
victims lodged an FIR against duo, the Seppa police station official did not accept
the FIR supporting the accused. Till today the culprits are roaming and doing their
This is a matter of great concern for all common citizen of Arunachal Pradesh especially
for woman section of society. How can a police with their Khaki WARDI and pistol
who are suppose to protect the woman and children can misuse their uniform and government
weapons and attack a private resident at around 6pm and brutally beats up the woman?
Does police think that Khaki Wardi and police station are their ancestor’s property
or are they above the law????And why the Superintendent of Police, East Kameng is
not taking any action against these goons police till now and supporting the goon
police?????? The district administration needs to answer this kind of injustice practicing
now at Seppa police department. The erring officers who misuse the government uniform
and machinery are not fit to serve in a very responsible and important job like police.
They should be terminated from their service so that it will remain as an example
for future and no one will dare to repeat such crime again. So I request Arunachal
Pradesh state commission for woman (APSCW) and Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare
Society (APWWS) to help Yamak Phassang and take up this case so that highest punishment
should be given to culprits.
Sinki View Colony, Itanagar
Follow proper recruitment process
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to lay down the following
few words to all the engineering dept. of Arunachal Pradesh. The All Arunachal Pradesh
Surveyor Employees Association (AAPSEA) recently held a meeting at hotel Chandni,
Naharlagun which was attended by surveyors from across the state. We had discussed
the points regarding up-gradation of grade pay, regular promotion through DPC as
per the rules of the specified roster and need to follow proper recruitment rules.
The AAPSEA has found that some of the department had diverted few promotional posts
to direct recruitment under pressure from some politicians and had not even followed
the promotion rules of 80:20 ratios in the past few years. Due to it, the APST officers
were victimized by getting stagnate in the same post for over a decade. We would
like to inform all the engineering department that AAPSEA would not tolerate such
kind of deceitful act ever again and we also request all the HOD's of various engineering
department not to repeat the same mistake in future, so that the working spirit of
the employees may not be discouraged and the cordial relations between the employees
and the HOD's be maintained.
The AAPSEA also urge the dept. of PHED and RWD to conduct DPC of the regular- promotion
of few posts of junior engineer which are to be filled up through the departmental
promotion committee (DPC) from the capacity of surveyor before the declaration of
the results of junior engineer recruitment exam which were held earlier this year.
It should be done so that incumbent may not miss the opportunities. This promotional
post of junior engineer has been remaining vacant since the superannuation and voluntary
retirement (VRS) taken by some officers, and the DPC for the same has not been conducted
since then, whereas it has to be filled up through the DPC within a year.
Picture exposed the true facts
This is in references to photo caption news published in your daily on 22nd December
stating ‘all is not well in border’ by Vijay Sonam. First of all I value his audacious
work and it is very upsetting to see such photo. The Saria and Langchu Puriok villages
are most interior villages of Khenewa Hq. As concerned inhabitant I want to acquaint
all the readers that the photo exposed the true fact.
The picture shows us ill working pattern of contractor and executing agency. We cannot
totally blame on contractor. The local contractors always want to make some money.
Also earning money in easy way is first agenda of our leaders. The total responsibility
lies with executing agency who prepares the bill without physical verification. Are
they compelled to pass the bill due to pressure from higher authority? In this situation
we public are the loser. Our development gets affected and we lags behind other district
and state as a whole. The effort of State Govt to bring PURIOK community into mainstream
society will go in vain.
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Maintain peace along disputed areas
The Papum Pare district administration and Sonitpur district administration of Assam
in a joint meeting held on 23rd December agreed to maintain status-quo in letter
and spirit in boundary area till the apex court delivers its verdict. The meeting
held at the DC's Conference hall, Tezpur following the report of tense situation
in boundary area under Tarasso circle of Arunachal Pradesh. Large number of Assamese
citizen has been camping inside Arunachal territory by illegally encroaching upon
Arunachal forest land.
This meeting between authorities of two neighbouring state came in right time.
Tension has been brewing in Tarasso area with local Arunachalee citizen extremely
agitated over encroachment carried out inside Arunachal territory by Assamese villagers
with tacit support of govt. authorities. The most shocking aspect of this new boundary
row is that incident took place when Supreme Court appointed Local Boundary Commission
was visiting border areas to get first hand information. The repeated violation of
Supreme Court order for maintaining quo by Assam side will jeopardize the process
of finding solution to long standing Assam-Arunachal boundary problem. The govt.
of Assam should rein in the erring officials posted along boundary areas, who tacitly
encourages Assamese citizens to encroach upon Arunachal land. If peace is not maintained
in the disputed areas, there will never be any solution. Sooner Assam govt. understand
this, better it will be.