Sanjoy urges youth to shoulder responsibility for vibrant Arunachal
AALO, Jan 16: The five-day Yomgo River Festival-2012 got off to a colourful start
with priests performing traditional river ritual at the entrance of the festival
ground as well as on the floating bamboo bridge marking the beginning of the mega
festival here today.
“Let this festival serve as platform for cultural integration and spread the message
of unity, integrity, brotherhood and peace among youth, MP Takam Sanjoy said after
declaring the festival open in presence of thousands of revelers and dignitaries.
Addressing the huge gathering on the occasion, Sanjoy called upon the youth to shoulder
the greater responsibility of making a vibrant and developed Arunachal Pradesh.
Stating that the youths are more prone to unwanted activities in this modern era
of information technology, the MP stressed on organizing more such programmes involving
the youths and conducting seminars etc. on educative subjects. He called for larger
participation of youth in such festivals to foster unity and brotherhood among them.
Having highest number of intellectuals, Sanjoy felt, West Siang district had a lead
role to play for others.
Pointing out the security scenario of the North East, particularly Arunachal Pradesh,
Sanjoy said that reported infiltration of Maoist in the jungle of Arunachal Pradesh
and terrorism movement in neighbouring state have created concern. If the security
scenario, particularly in context of Arunachal Pradesh is not scrutinized, national
security will come into question, he said.
The MP, who was visibly annoyed with the denial of visa to Arunachalee sportspersons
and recent denial of visa to Arunachalee officer by Chinese authority, said “it was
bottleneck to the young and talented people of Arunachal Pradesh.”
Sanjoy disclosed that being the Member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on External
Affairs, he had raised all the issues pertaining to Arunachal’s security in the recently
held committee meeting. He further informed that the Parliament is going to take
the issues of Arunachal on19th and 20th of this month. Sanjoy also highlighted the
steps being taken for construction of Trans Arunachal Highway in the state. The MP
hoped that Arunachal will become power house of the world if its 65,000 MW hydro
power potential is harnessed in proper way.
Sanjoy assured the festival organizing committee to contribute Rs 10 lakh for grand
celebration of the festival in the coming year.
In his address, C C Singpho, Parliamentary Secretary, Information Technology and
Finance, gave emphasis on development of tourism sector and said that tourism has
become major industry in the world which generates large number of employment opportunities.
Describing the scenic beauty of Mechuka, which is often called as Switzerland of
Arunachal Pradesh, and tourist spots like Malinithan, Singpho called upon the authorities
to take bold step to woo more tourists in this district.
Singpho, however, stressed on showing hospitality towards visiting tourists by local
people and improving their behavior in order to attract more tourists. “Thailand
attracts large number of tourists in the world because of tourist friendly behavior
and hospitality towards the visiting tourists by the people of that country,” Singpho
Earlier, Singpho, along with other dignitaries inaugurated the exhibition stalls
of the festival.
A massive display of Ponung dance by 42 troupes attired in gales of varied colours
including Tapu war dance marked the start of the mega festival.
West Kameng deputy commissioner Amjad Tak, Parliamentary Secretary, Home, Geology
and Mining, Gadam Ete, who is also chief patron of the festival, event manager M
Loyi also spoke on the occasion.
A host of dignitaries including P D Sona, Parliamentary secretary, tourism, MLAs
Takam Tagar, Markio Tada, East Kameng DC Tope Bam, WRD Secretary Gaken Ete and Govt
officers were also present in the opening ceremony.
Cleanliness drive by student volunteers
PASIGHAT, Jan 16: The All East Siang District Student Union (AESDSU) along with the
students of IGJ Hr. Sec. School, Pasighat and the members of Pasighat Market Association
(PMA) conducted a cleanliness drive in the main market area including fish and meat
The student volunteers cleared garbage and swept the entire area and also donated
21 dustbins to the market authorities.
Tageng Nyitan, David Gao and Gige Pertin the president, general secretary and organizing
secretary respectively of AESDSU said it was a contribution to the society from the
students. Tobom Dai, Spokesperson AAPSU, who also actively participated in the cleanliness
drive to motivate the students said, “Cleanliness is an important aspect to healthy
living and the types of illnesses found in the society are reflection of dirtiness.
SC Debnath, ADC, while visiting, the students unions urged to rearrange or to shift
the meat market immediately to keep the city clean.
Local MLA and present Education Minister Bosiram Siram stationed at Delhi, appreciated
the effort put in by all volunteers involved in the drive and said that the onus
of keeping the township neat and clean is on every individual of Pasighat.
Siram stressed on more awareness campaign and assured to hold a consultative meeting
on control of stray animals on his next visit to Pasighat soon. DIPRO
Gamlin urges society to promote social values
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The Lobom Welfare Society (LWS) celebrated its 37th Year of Formation
cum 6th Annual Lobom Day and erection of Ato Lobom Statue at Kamba amidst much fanfare
and gaiety on January 15.
Former Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin unveiled the Ato Lobom statue amidst huge gathering
of members of the society as well as invitees from all over the state.
Gamin said that it is always important to delve into ones history and literature
to promote rich social values among the clan members.
He stressed on preservation and promotion of art and culture, history, genealogy
of Lobom clan and emphasized the need for child education of the area so that upcoming
generation can handle the social responsibility.
Nyiken Lollen, ADC Kamba, urged the members of the society to make the annual platform
to build mutual trust and brotherhood among clan members and keep the sanctity of
the great legend through annual maintenance. Mijum Lona was felicitated on the occasion
in recognition of his contribution towards folklores and anthem for the society.
Karmo Noshi Lobom, President, LWS traced the detail history on the formation the
society and Gekir Karga Lobom dwelt on genealogical aspects of the Lobom clan. (DIPRO)
Boken Ete: An odyssey
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Boken Ete: An Odyssey, a biography of former MLA, was released
by West Siang deputy commissioner Amjad Tak at Aalo yesterday.
The biography written in English by his grandson Lijum Ete, Circle Officer, Darak
has been edited by his son Kenjom Ete, Chief Engineer, PWD (D&P).
Ete, who is nearing 100 years of age, speaking at the occasion said that “We must
give importance to education and preserve our way of life and live harmoniously with
each other for a better future”.
Born to Lt.Kigam and Mima Ete in or around 1915 in Bene village of present West
Siang district, Boken Ete is a living legend of Siang belt.
He joined Govt. service as ALC in 1944 and retired as Political Assistant in 1977.
He went on to win the 1978 Legislative Assembly election from 16th Along South Constituency.
Ete was instrumental in establishment of RKM School at Aalo in 1966 and VKV Jirdin
in 1980. He was the main leader who led the villagers of various villages during
the construction of Along-Likabali Road in 1958-59.
He helped in strengthening the Keba system. Besides, he was responsible for popularising
WRC in 1960s, worked for end of slavery system in late 1950s, was decorated with
Assam Governor Award for his tireless relief work during great earthquake of 1950.
Apart from Parliament Secretary Tourism Pasang Dorjee Sona and Secretary WRD Gaken
Ete and alumni of Ramakrishna Mission School Aalo also attended the programme.
Deputy commissioner Tak stressed that govt. must emphasise on recording the life
history of local legends like Boken Ete which will inspire people to do good things.
Moreover, many from the audience even desired that during his life time a statue
of Ete must be installed in a central located place at Aalo town; a town which has
seen its light of day due to his endeavour.
Sena visits Lohit and Changlang
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Agriculture, Horticulture & Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister
Setong Sena visited Lohit and Changlang Districts recently.
During his tour to Mahadevpur, Lathao, Chongkam, Nampong of Lohit district, he visited
backyard poultry farm, pig breeding farm and orange orchards and interacted with
the farmers. He said that he was visiting these areas to see the ground realities
so that he can place the problem and prospects of the farmers to the govt. in a convincing
He briefed about the schemes and programmes which government is implementing and
urged the people to opt for agri-based occupation for self-reliance and employment.
He directed the government officials and staff to render service dedicatedly and
sincerely to the local people.
He was accompanied by directors, horticulture, veterinary and animal husbandry, joint
director agriculture and other teams of officers from all the departments.
The minister also visited the Horticulture Training Center site at Jairampur to
take stock of work progress and also inaugurated National Watershed Development Project
at New Kamlao.
Later in the day, the minister and his team of officers attended a public meeting
organized by the public of Manmao and Kamlao area at Kamlao.
The speakers of the meeting emphasized the need to adopt agriculture, horticulture
and veterinary seriously for income generation thereby uplifting socio-economic status
of rural people.
The visiting team found the area highly suitable for such activities and emphasized
for exploiting this potential in a scientific way.
Bureaucracy, pillar for effective governance: Lowangdong
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Bureaucracy is the life-line and pillar for effective governance,
especially for state like Arunachal Pradesh, said Legislative Assembly Speaker Wanglin
Effective delivery of public service, which is one of the basic responsibility of
the state, can be achieved only through competent, honest and efficient administrative
set-up, the Speakers said while addressing the inaugural function of the training
cum workshop on "ethics and values in administration" and "good governance" for the
district officers and senior officials of various districts at Administrative Training
Institute (ATI), Naharlagun today.
Lowangdong pointed out that good governance is an accepted goal of today's administration
and every public servant should strive to achieve the professional excellence of
a transparent and accountable administration in tune with the expectations and demand
He reminded the participants that we are still unable to come out from the old system
of ruler and ruled, the master and the subject which was a deliberate policy of the
then British regime as well as feudalism in the country's history. He called upon
the public servants and bureaucracy of today to follow the example of great philosopher
and administrator of ancient India Chanakya, who said that "the governance policy
of the Govt. should be like as the sun which extracts water without reducing their
amount and repays more in the form of rains falls, the ruler should also deliver
goods to its people in similar manner".
The biggest drawback in our service delivery system affecting our state today was
the "absenteeism of staff and absence of proper supervision of senior officers as
well as lack of sincerity towards one's work in most of the cases”, Lowangdong observed.
Dwelling upon the very important aspect of value and ethics in administration, which
according to him, is a must for the present day administrators and public servant
as they have to set good moral example which reflects their personality and positive
self moral in public eyes. He pointed out that after taking over as the new Speaker
of the State Legislative Assembly, he had personally taken the initiative to constitute
a new " Ethics Committee" for the legislators as a part of his convictions that,
as law makers we are to abide by certain ethics and values in all spheres of governance.
Earlier, the Director (Trg.) highlighted the basic objective of the training conducted
for the first time in accordance with the National Training Policy of the country
in order to sensitize the officers about new and important issues facing the society.
The director hoped that this training would help the officers develop and inculcate
positive attitude and values among them in public service and understand in-depth
values and ethics involved in administration and good governance.
Sarmistha Das, WBCS (Exe.), Joint Director, ATI, Kolkata highlighted the course content
and stressed on the need to sensitize the Govt. functionaries about ethics and values
Four senior guest resource persons serving under the Govt. of West Bengal namely,
Sarmistha Das, WBCS (Exe.), Joint Director, ATI, Kolkata Supriya Ghoshal, WBCS (Exe.),
OSD to MIC, School Education, Gargi Ghosh, WBCS (Exe.) Associate Professor, NDM Wing,
ATI, Kolkata and Debasis Boral, IPS, Senior Supdt. of Police (HQ), CID, West Bengal
are also attending the programme.
The training is being attended by state civil service officers in the rank of CO,
EAC, SDO, ADC of various district administrations as well as middle and senior level
officers of head of departments. The training cum workshop is being conducted under
the sponsorship of the Department of Personnel & Training, Govt. of India.
Govt urged to advertise all posts
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: A public meeting to discuss the disparity in the recruitment process
of civil police for Tirap and Changlang district was organized jointly by All Changlang
District Students Union and All Tutsa Students Union, Changlang at DIET auditorium,
The meeting after a threadbare discussion on the issue, urged the Minister, MLAs
of Changlang and Tirap districts to clarify the disparity and irregularity in the
recruitment process to the public.
Claiming that of the total 1949 declared posts sanctioned exclusively for Tirap and
Changlang district only 1349 posts have been advertised so far and rest 600 are yet
be to advertised, the meeting sought clarification from the authority in this regard
and demanded early advertisement of the remaining posts.
The meeting further stated that since the special recruitment drive was exclusively
for Tirap and Changlang district, all categories of posts should be reserved for
the two districts.
The meeting decided to call 12 hour Tirap and Changlang bandh on January 18, if the
govt fails to fulfill the demands.
The meeting was attended by public leaders, panchayat members, GBs, NGOs of Changlang
India, China begin talks on border issue
New Delhi, Jan 16: India and China today began talks to put in place a mechanism
for management of the border between the two nations, an issue that has been an irritant
in bilateral relations.
National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon led the Indian team at the 15th round
of the Special Representatives meeting with the Chinese delegation led by State Councillor
Dai Bingguo here.
The meeting was to be held in November last year but had to be postponed after China
protested Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's participation in the Global Buddhist
Congregation in the capital around the time of the talks. India had then rejected
China's demand for cancellation of the Congregation leading to the postponement of
Dai and Menon are expected to discuss putting in place a mechanism for border management
mooted by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during his visit to India in 2010.
A decision to set up the mechanism was taken at a meeting Wen had with Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh at Sanya in April 2011.
Recently, Menon had termed the boundary question as a "difficult issue" that has
"On the settlement itself, we are in the second stage of the three stage process
of agreeing principles, a framework and finally a boundary line," he had said.
The dialogue at the level of SRs is a three-stage process which started in 2005 with
the declaration of the Guiding Principles and Political Parameters.
The second stage is identifying the framework for resolution of the boundary dispute
and the third stage to apply that framework.
The second and the third stages are the "hardest" part of the negotiations and efforts
are underway to conclude these," sources had said.
The 14th round of talks had taken place in Beijing in November, 2010.
The SR mechanism was established in 2003, when Menon was India's ambassador to Beijing.
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Four Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service officers have been inducted
to the Indian Administrative Service, (IAS) AGMUT Cadre on January 11, who include
Jokey Angu, APCS (1985), Talem Tapok, APCS (1985), Nani Mali, APCS (1978) and Onit
Panyang, APCS (1992). Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officers’ Association
(APCSOA) has welcomed their induction and termed it as recognition of their achievement
for the development of the state and the nation as a whole.
Army comes to rescue
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: A recovery team from HQ 40 Mountain Brigade of 71 Inf Div rescued
a vehicle (Tata 403) after it slipped down the slope near Lower Gompa at the height
of 9000 feet on January 13. The vehicle was suspended in mid air with the rear wheels
stuck to the rocks. At the request of the owner, the precariously positioned vehicle
was salvaged by the recovery team.
This effort of the Army in saving the prized asset which is a source of livelihood
in such tough regions was much appreciated by the civilians who gathered to watch
the recovery effort, said a release. In past six month, Army helped recover three
vehicles including one at Jung where the vehicle had actually gone down the mountain
slope. The prompt response of Army resulted in securing precious human and material
resources of the civil population.
AASSATA appeals for salary and arrear
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA),
in a letter to Education Minister today appealed for release of SSA Teacher’s enhanced
salary along with six months arrears before January 26 and regularization of SSA
teachers of 2003 batch at one go.
The association threatened to launch indefinite movement if their demands are not
fulfilled within the stipulated time.
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Eighteen farmers of Upper Siang district visited Ayeng, Mebo, Oyan
and Jampani as part of Inter District Exposure team. The main objectives of visit
were to create awareness among the progressive farmers on the method of cultivation
in other district. The team visited Horticulture gardens, mustard and vegetable
cultivation at Jampani and tea processing factory at Oyan and also attended training
cum demonstration by an agronomist at GTC. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Five contestants out of 17 have qualified for semifinal round in
Upper Subansiri Boogie Woogie dance competition on January 15. Rest 12 contestants
would compete for quarterfinal elimination round to be held on January 21.
Same Timba, district planning officer, attended the first quarterfinal.
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The 27th Youth Annual Conference of Nyishi Baptist Church Council
was held at Papum Batist Church under Taraso Pastoral range from January 12 to 15
Parliamentary Secretary of Planning and Development Nabam Rebia, who is also local
MLA along with church elder Tamchi Kusuk and principal Oriental Theological Seminary
Dimapur Nagaland Rev Dr Wati Aier, were among those who attended the conference.
Dabii holds coord meeting with DC, HoDs of Lower Subansiri
ZIRO, Jan 16: A brief coordination meeting was held between Advisor to Chief Minister
Tako Dabii with Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Nila Mohanan and HoDs at DC’s
Chamber here today.
Dabii briefed about effective governance, work culture and shared his observation
about various ongoing programmes, schemes and projects related to the district.
He suggested the deputy commissioner to strengthen the relationship with neighbouring
Assam and resolve the boundary dispute amicably. He also advised the government employees
to work efficiently and productively.
Meanwhile, Mohanan briefed about the already held two consultative meetings with
DC and DFO Lakhimpur.
Vivekananda Jayanti celebrated
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Along with the rest of the state Vivekananda Kendra Vidalaya Raga
of Lower Subanbsiri district celebrated Swami Jayanti on 12 January last in a colourful
Attending the occasion, Arunachal Pradesh Social Welfare Board Chairman Marina Nido
called upon the youths to follow the principles of Swami Vivekananda. She further
advised the students to give priority to education. A VKV alumini Maga Tasso highlighted
the contribution of VKV in education sector of the areas.
VKV, Yingkiong also celebrated “Vivekananda Jayanti” January 12 with a day-long programe.
Apart from students of the VKV student from other school also participated in the
programe. One of the main attractions of the day was performance VKV band party.
MLA Alo Libang and Upper Siang deputy commissioner L Borang also attended the program
which was held at the Yingkiong ground. DIPRO
ATWS conference held
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: All Tatung Welfare Society (ATWS) conducted its third general
conference cum election here recently.
The society unanimously resolved to fight against social evils like child and forced
marriage and black magic (Shotung hami) and also discussed various developmental
activities to be carried out by the society.
Among others, Er. Markio Tado and ASM Chairperson Tamuk Tadik attended the conference.
Arunachal to participate in Sr. National TT C’ship
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Arunachal Pradesh would participate in the forthcoming 73th Senior
National and State Championship to be held at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, Table Tennis Arunachal has announced a 8-member players team comprising
four men and equal number of women for the championship. The team along with coach
and manager would be leaving for Uttar Pradesh on January 21 next, informed Table
Gram Sabha awareness campaign
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Dadi Hamgio Charitable Society has conducted Gram Sabha awareness
campaign at Lemiking recently. The programme was attended by Panchayat leaders and
public of Mra-I and II and Nava-II gram panchayat segments.
Addressing the gathering, Dadi Hamgio Charitable Society chairman Mana Dadi advised
the panchayat leaders, Anganwadi workers, ASHAs, GBs and public to organize Gram
Sabha meeting twice a year. He also advised them to utilize the backward region grant
fund judiciously and prepare BRGF schemes for next financial year.
‘Submit report soon’
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: All Nyishi Youth Council appealed to the inquiry committee constituted
on illegal land allotment by state government to immediately start the inquiry process
as per the government instruction and submit the report within one month.
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: Border Student Union, East Siang unit, in a consultative meeting
today at Pasighat appealed to the various organizations of neighboring Assam to develop
good relationship with the associations/unions of Arunachal.
The meeting condemned the frequent economic blockage and bandh calls by various organizations
in Assam particularly in NH 52. It said that such bandh calls in neighboring state
disrupt the movement of Arunachal people and developmental activities.
It also appealed to the elected representatives of both the states to resolve such
problems amicably through dialogues.
Apropos to the letter “What an Irony” by one M Mamai, Changlang published in Readers’
Forum on Jan 10, we would like to clarify and let Mamai know the truth.
After the fire broke out at Changlang, the prompt gesture of the local MLA is appreciable.
The MLA contributed to the fire victims as per his capacity. If Mamai has contributed
something for the fire victims, he should let us know instead of questioning the
MLA’s contribution and terming it meager.
Secondly, regarding New Year Picnic, we would like to clarify that it was jointly
organized by the District Administration and other works department at their level.
The whole process of management & invitations was monitored by the District Administration.
MLA being a local representative was invited. He has not contributed Rs 2 to 3 Lakhs
for the picnic as alleged by Mamai.
This is purely an attempt to create misunderstanding among Officers and publics and
is politically motivated.
Therefore, such message is unfortunate and un-called for and our officers posted
at Changlang and public should not get carried away with such illogical propaganda,
which is fabricated and untrue.
We advise him to wake up and not to indulge in such writing instead he should do
something good for the people of Changlang.
N K Longchang
General Secy, DCC (I)
Problems of Kamba
I would like to highlight some problems faced by the people of Kamba, West Siang
in general. Since the last couple of years the area has witnessed many fire accidents.
The area desperately needs a full-fledged fire station. Whenever there is any case
of fire accident, the people are left at their own mercy. Also, the police station
at Kamba should be upgraded under the police modernisation plan and more personal
An SBI branch with ATM facility should also be set up in the area. Setting up of
SBI branch would not only be beneficial for the people of Kamba but also for the
people of nearby Kaying, Wak and other villages and also for those Army Jawans who
go all the way up to Aalo for drawing their salaries and other financial purposes.
I would also like to request the agriculture dept. on behalf of the people to set
up a Krishi Vigyan Kendra office in Kamba so that the local farmers are equipped
with latest agri-techniques and knowhow.
Follow the criteria
A few weeks back one Dr T Linke highlighted about in service PG exams in health department.
I fully support his views and opinions. Intended candidate must fulfill the laid
down service rules and guidelines. He/she must complete five years service with
3 years compulsory rural and 2 years urban service.
I request the selection board to follow the service guidelines while selecting the
candidates so that there are no disputes and any legal complications within the department
Dr T Tungni, Sarli
Law and justice should prevail upon equally for all
Once again, I would like to express my views with respect to the response given by
Tumme Ammo, Superintendent of Police (SP), Changlang Police titled "Motivated and
baseless allegation against Changlang police" dated 11/01/12 in the Readers Forum
section of your esteemed daily. I would like to express my appreciation of the claims
made by the SP, Changlang Police with respect to the handling of the situation and
bringing it under control. Its true that one should maintain law and order. But in
the case of emergency situation like the incident that occurred on 7th Jan 2012 where
a minor girl sustained not minor (as SP mentioned) but grievous injury, people out
of sentiments and spontaneity may act in such a way that can be termed as unlawful.
The effect of the push by the bike rider was so intense that the little girl lost
her consciousness that instant only and her condition is critical. The actions of
the people can be unlawful but at the same time, the action of the accused (here,
the bike rider) are also unlawful. It is due to the bike rider and his rash driving
that has resulted into such a chaos. It can be true that the people might have taken
law into their hands for a while but so as to make sure that the accused does not
get away and is brought under the law and is punished. Taking law into one's own
hands is not advisable and wrong but at the same time law and justice should prevail
upon equally for all without any regards to caste, class, gender or ethnicity and
With regards to SP claims of the high number of crimes committed by the Chakmas in
Arunachal Pradesh, I agree that the data can be right. But at the same time, I also
believe that the nature of crimes may vary. The nature of crimes may not be that
serious in nature (mostly petty offences) which ironically may be linked to the deplorable
and hapless situation of the Chakmas in AP (absence of means of livelihood, soil
erosion etc.). And also it is likely that the Chakmas can be targeted in most of
the cases due to their vulnerable situation (social, economic and political) because
of which crime records may show a high number of crimes committed by the Chakmas.
Also, i would like to appeal to the SP, Changlang Police that my intention of writing
the previous letter dated 9/1/12 was not to malign/criticize your police force but
to bring to your notice that law and justice must prevail equally upon all. Any situation
should not be like Chakma v/s Others as is being projected mostly by different media
in AP. Instead we all collectively must strive towards a peaceful and harmonious
environment where all people can exercise their freedoms and happiness at their fullest.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Tuitions and SSA teachers
I would like to put forward my comments on Nabam Rakap's letter "Greedy Teachers.
We teachers are not greedy; we are compelled to earn little money in adverse situation.
Describing private tuitions by Government teachers especially SSA Teachers as being
greedy is not appropriate.
SSA teachers are compelled to go for private tuition as an alternate way to meet
the basic needs of ourselves and our family in adverse situation like we are facing
at present. Failure of govt to pay our salary for several months leaves us with no
option other than to earn little money from private tuition.
Blaming teachers while they give tuitions to support themselves is useless and meaningless,
unless an effort is made by our state govt to release monthly salary of SSA teachers
So, it is my earnest request to our state govt. to immediately release the pending
salary with arrear and thereafter regularly release the monthly salary, so that common
public do not make comments on our compulsion. If govt. fails to look after our problem,
I encourage teachers to continue taking tuition to meet their basic needs as we have
no option left and we have our right to earn our livelihood.
The impassable road
I would like to draw the attention of the District administration and public leaders
regarding Meka-Shantipur road.
Since the repair of the road started, it has been almost impassable. There have been
many motor vehicular accidents as well, as the surface is in tatters in the name
of repair and constructions, thus putting the lives of those who navigate through
this road at risk.
Moreover, there are heaps of rod- metals on both sides of the road making it more
difficult to drive.
Who should be held responsible for the pathetic road condition? Is it the District
authority’s inefficiency or is it the contractor who is delaying in executing the
It is scandalous that we should be inconvenienced in this way for months together.
Even after two decades of economic liberalization, inequalities continue to rise
among various states, broadly implying that poor people are getting poorer and rich
are getting richer.
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) in its recent
analysis have only confirmed the ground realities.
The average household monthly per capita consumption expenditure at current prices
was deflated by consumer price index to arrive at a realistic measure of change in
real economic well being of people across regions and classes.
The growth rate of both average per capita expenditure and resultant demand increased
during 2004-05 and 2009-10. But while the average per capita consumption expenditure
remained unchanged for the poorest 20% people, the average household income of the
richest 20% increased by 7.7%.
This broadly led to increased inequalities. On an average, a rural household in the
richest 20% category spent more than 258% of what a household of similar size falling
in the poorest 20% category spent in 2004-05. This difference further increased to
286% in 2009-10.
The calculated gini coefficients for states indicate that income inequalities increased
in Jammu and Kashmir by 7.37%, Madhya Pradesh including Chattisgarh 4.96% and Bihar
including Jharkhand by 4.9%.
At the same time, gini coefficient values indicate falling inequalities in Orissa
by 5.75%, Maharashtra 3.85%, Haryana 2.36% and West Bengal. Rajasthan, Karnataka,
northeastern states and union territories too have seen some fall in the degree of
With stark imbalances, the onus lies on the governments in developing social sectors
and critical infrastructure. The private sector undertakings too need to increase
its share in discharging social responsibility. Inclusive growth is the need of the