Centre to grant financial assistance for development of language and culture of North
Mishing Agom Kebang concludes
RUKSIN, Jan 19: Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Pawan
Singh Ghatwar said that the Centre is all set to grant financial assistance meant
for development of language and culture of the tribals living in the Northeastern
He was speaking at the concluding session of the 20th biennial conference of Mishing
Agom Kebang (MAK) at Jonai near Assam-Arunachal border today.
Pointing towards the extension of BG rail link to Pasighat and Kareng Bogibeel bridge
on Brahmaputra as part of developmental efforts in Northeast, Ghatwar emphasized
on united efforts among the NE tribal groups for development of the region.
Speaking at the occasion, Member of Parliament (MP) from East-Arunachal Ninong Ering
reiterated the age-old relationship between Adi and Mishing communities and hoped
that the amity would be long lasting.
Ering while describing the age-old relationship between Adis and Mishing, appealed
to the people of both the communities to maintain the same relationship in future.
He donated some amount to a Mishing youth cultural troupe, who have performed group
dance showcasing an ancient Adi-Mishing cultures. Recalling the contributions of
late Daying Ering, the noted social reformer of Arunachal, in the field of literary
development of Adis, he said that the Donyi-Polo Yelam Kebang is searching books
authored by different writers regarding mythology of the tribes of Arunachal.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also attended the meeting and said that a Tribal
Cultural Research Centre at Guwahati would be established for which land has already
He also informed about various developmental initiative taken by his government for
the tribals in Assam.
Eminent Mishing people from Arunachal also participated during the four-day-long
The third day programme included a colorful cultural procession, where two Ponung
troupes of Arunachal Pradesh participated.
It is worth mentioning that the Mishing Agom Kebang (Mishing Literary Society) was
formed in 1972, with an objective of growth, research and development of Mishing
language and culture.
The main attractions of the four-day occasion included cultural exhibition, traditional
food festival, book fair and seminar on various cultural and historical topics on
Well-decorated models of traditional Mishing house, ‘Murong Okum (De:re:)’ and ‘Tongi’
related to socio-cultural lives of Mishings were some other attractions.
Jonai, the sub division Dhemaji district of Assam is a Mishing populated area, bordering
Ruksin in East Siang district.
Tuki for finding alternative to Opium cultivation
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today expressed serious concern over
the reported cultivation of opium in at least five districts of the state and subsequent
addiction inflicting local populace.
Interacting with officials from Institute of Narcotics Study and Analysis (INSA)
and Narcotics Control department of Government of India here today, Tuki strongly
suggested alternate ways of livelihood to lure people away from Opium cultivation.
“Opium cultivation here is basically practiced as it yields a profitable income for
rural and poor people. With time it has become a tradition as use of opium is traditionally
accepted in indigenous rituals and functions. Therefore, we must give them alternate
ways of income generation along with awareness to stop this illegal practice,” the
Chief Minister emphasized.
Hinting at schemes for propagating horticulture and cultivation of marketable cash
crops in place of opium, Tuki appealed to the central government authorities to extend
financial aid to the state government as the state, by itself, was not financially
equipped to implement such schemes.
To the suggestion for establishment of de-addiction centers in the state, the Chief
Minister observed that few already established centers, which are attached to health
centers, have gone defunct due to lack of equipments, manpower and regular funding.
To do away with similar hurdles, he suggested establishment of a model center in
one of the most effected areas of the state, may be in Lohit or Anjaw, with all the
facilities and required back-up. If it is successful, he said, other centers can
be modeled on it and established in all areas on need basis.
He further said that the Center can offer a special package to persons obliging to
give up opium cultivation as well as addiction. This, he said, will encourage genuine
interest in people and addicts to give up the practice.
“All these measures would be successful when the administration and law enforcing
agencies coordinate and work together,” Tuki pointed. With regard to strong and
immediate measures to curb the menace, the Chief Minister even suggested making it
a policy to go for drug-tests during recruitments in all departments. If implemented,
this would drastically bring down drug addiction in youths and subsequently discourage
opium as well as Ganja cultivation in the state, Tuki said.
R N Srivastava, Director Narcotics Control, Union Ministry of Finance, informed that
the Parliament had recently passed a National Policy on drug abuse under which funds
are made available for schemes and programmes to dissuade illegal cultivation of
opium and drug abuse.
“We need a comprehensive proposal from the state government. Funds will never be
a constraint,” he assured.
INSA had earlier conducted a survey on opium cultivation and drug abuse in the state
under the directives of Tax & Excise department, Government of India, which indicated
an alarming situation particularly in the districts of Lohit, Anjaw, Lower Dibang
Valley, Changlang and Upper Siang districts. Based on the survey, it had forwarded
four recommendations to the government which included establishment of de-addiction
and rehabilitation centers, especially in Lohit and Anjaw districts, alternate developments,
strict enforcement of law against illicit cultivation and a scheme to register addicts
so that opium can be legally prescribed to them as medicine for treatment.
Later in the day, BRO officers of Project Arunank and Brahmank called on the Chief
Minister and apprised him of road projects being implemented by them in the state.
Tuki reiterated his suggestion for evolving a working calendar with respect to implementation
of projects in Arunachal. While emphasizing on completion of projects on time, he
expressed concern over complaints arising against the organization not only from
within the state but also from Union Ministries and central government agencies.
“If you do not complete projects on time while maintaining quality, the state government
has to bear the brunt,” he pointed out. Offering cooperation by his government, Tuki
said he expects same kind of response from the BRO.
Besides discussing the status of various projects being undertaken by Project Arunank
and Project Brahmank with respective Chief Engineers A K Goyal and S K Pandey, Tuki
also urged them to recruit as many local people as possible from project affected
areas. The interaction was also joined by Rural Development Minister Tanga Byaling,
Commissioner PWD and Chief Engineer Highways.
School education in Arunachal: A tale of woes
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: The education and health sectors have always been at the forefront
of every government’s agenda in Arunachal Pradesh. Significant amount of attention
have been paid to the educational scenario in the effort to raise it at par with
the rest of the country.
However, the lack of adequate resource has often been cited as an impediment in this
endeavour, whether it be with regard to the failure to pay the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
(SSA) teachers salary or the inability to improve school infrastructure. As a matter
of fact, SSA teachers have been working without salary since November 2011, bringing
the educational system in state, especially in the rural areas, to a complete standstill.
The apparent lack of funds has also curtailed infrastructural development of schools.
According to data accessed by this correspondent, the state government has failed
to pay its state matching share in the SSA project since 2003 till 2011. This translates
to a huge debt of almost Rupees fifty crores. Interestingly when the sharing pattern
was 75-25 (75% for Centre and 25 % for state), fifteen percent of the state’s share
was paid by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and thus
the state had to pay only 10% of the matching share. Even in this, the performance
of the state has been a resounding failure.
According to official source, the Centre had released 88 crores in August 2011 last.
Accordingly, the state should have paid 9 crores as its matching share to ensure
the grant as per the outlay plan and Project Approval Board (PAB). Regrettably the
state miserably failed to pay again.
In the face of such non-performance, the central question is whether Arunachal Pradesh
really wants quality education and functional schools? Meanwhile, the SSA teachers
are shouting hoarse, demanding that authorities release their salaries at the earliest,
and hundreds of schools run by them are forced to close indefinitely. The pitiable
condition of the SSA teachers and the unfortunate predicament of the students is
a matter of concern not only for the government but also for every thinking citizen.
And notwithstanding the intermittent declarations by the authorities, serious doubts
remain as to the efforts being made to restructure the educational system. Term it
laxity and apathy on the part of the government or the lack of political will to
achieve educational goals, the fact remains that the educational system of the state
is in the doldrums.
At this juncture, the announcement by the government on Wednesday of Rs. 25 crores
as the state matching share for the current fiscal year came as a pleasant development.
This hopefully is the first in the many steps needed to assuage the distress of
the contractual teachers and prevent their hitherto announced pen down strike from
All eyes are now on the Tuki led government and its efforts to turn the fortunes
of the educational establishment in the state.
Mother of Education Minister passes away
PASIGHAT, Jan 19: Yakot Siram, mother of Education Minister Bosiram Siram breathed
her last due to prolonged illness at around 8.30 pm on January 18.
She was 87 and left behind her husband Nyokar Siram, head gaon burah of Yagrung village,
five sons and four daughters. Bolung Siram, an IAS officer is the eldest son while
Bosiram is fourth.
Industries Minister Tapang Taloh, MP Ninong Ering, Advisor to CM Tako Dabii, MLAs
Ralom Borang and Dr. Tangor Tapok and DC Talem Tapok, Director (Edn) Tapang Taloh
and his deputy Tani Talom expressed deep shock at the passing away of Yakot Siram.
The people of Bogong Banggo and nearby areas, party functionaries, relatives, well
wishers from different communities thronged Bolung Siram’s residence at Pasighat
to pay their last respect to late Yakot.
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee expressed deep shock at the death of Education
Minister Bosiram Siram’s mother.
In a condolence message, APCC said, Late Yakot Siram was a renowned social worker
of Yagrung and nearby villages. The committee conveyed heartfelt condolence to the
bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
The officers and officials of the Directorate of School and Higher and Technical
Education also deeply mourned the sudden demise of Yakot. She was an exemplary mother
and an outstanding lady who gave her children proper education in spite of being
a lady belonging to a rural back ground, Director of School Education T Taloh said
in a condolence message. Her death is a great loss to the society, whose motherly
affection to the people shall never be found again, the message read.
The fraternity of SSA Rajya Mission also expressed deep sorrow at the untimely demise
of Yakot Siram.
Her strong will and determination to educate her children and mould them into torch
bearers of our society will always be remembered by each and every individual of
our state, said state project director P N Thungon in a condolence message.
“There is no grief greater than a mother’s death as the saying goes “Mother & Motherland
- greater than Heaven”.
The Higher and Technical Education Department, officers and officials of SSA Rajya
Mission, employees of various schools also condoled the death of Yakot Siram.
Her last rite is expected to be performed at her native village, Yagrung on Friday.
No compromise with quality education: Taloh
PASIGHAT, Jan 19: Industries and Textile Minister Tapang Taloh today called upon
the teachers not to make any compromise with the quality of teaching. He was addressing
the in-service teachers after he inaugurated the five days in-service teachers training
programme organized by Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) district mission at the community
The present government is committed to eliminate illiteracy and there will be no
compromise with quality education in the state, he said.
EAC Pangin Taddo Borang, Tani Talom, DDSE, Talem Jamoh, DPC (RMSA) and Kalom Ering,
SSA Coordinator were also present on the occasion.
He appealed to the trainees to be attentive and sincere while participating in the
training programme for proper implementation of Right-To-Education (RTE) in the area.
Taloh further urged them to imbibe a sense of patriotism and shoulder responsibilities
to make the students worthy citizens. The minister advised them to stay in their
respective posting places for discharging duties regularly and sincerely. He directed
the DDSE to initiate stringent action against the teachers who fail to perform their
duties up to the expectations.
According to Tani Talom, DDSE, who is also the District Project Officer, SSA, the
main objective of the training was to enrich the knowledge of the trainees about
the latest educational technology, planning, management and effective administration.
Talom sought societal participations from parents, NGOs and PRIs in managing the
effective implementation of the centrally sponsored schemes as well achieving the
quality education in the district.
The five days training is being attended by the ADEOs, APOs, BRCCs, CRCCs, BRPs and
STs, JTs and HTs of Pangin-Boleng blocks. DIPRO
Taloh visits remote Pangkang
Tapang Taloh along with ADC Boleng Taho Mize, EAC Pangin Taddo Borang, Tapang Tamut
Prez (BCCI) and host of officers and party functionaries visited the far-flung Pangkang-Jorkong
and Pankang-Kumku villages on January 17 and 18.
Addressing the villagers at the village Musups (Community Hall), Taloh sought cooperation
of the people for development of the state. He claimed that present Nabam Tuki-led
people-friendly state government would always respond promptly to mitigate the hardships
of the common masses.
He disclosed various developmental schemes and projects being taken up by his ministry
in particular and overall achievements of the state government.
The minister reiterated that hydro power project could bring prosperity to the state.
It would reduce poverty and unemployment besides helping in implementation all
the developmental plans and programmes successfully. The people should come forward
for larger interest of the state, he appealed.
Taloh assured to streamline educational activities and advised the villagers to cultivate
cash crops like tea, orange, pineapple, turmeric, ginger etc to boost village economy
and discourage shifting cultivation.
While showing his concern over the infrastructural bottlenecks and other grievances
placed by the villagers, the minister sanctioned two rural link roads and further
assured to address the remaining genuine demands on priority basis. DIPRO
SPD reviews achievements of KGBV in East Kameng
SEPPA, Jan 19: State Project Director, SSA Rajya Mission PN Thungon affirmed that
salary of SSA teachers and functionaries will be given priority. He gave this assurance
while interacting with the officers and officials of SSA District Mission, Seppa
on January 11 last. The team of SSA Rajya Mission including Ashok Tajo, Dy. SPD,
P K Lombi, State Gender Coordinator was in East Kameng to get first hand experience
and real picture of the functioning and achievement of three KGBVs in the district.
Thungon, however, expressed his concern at the financial matters prevailing in the
While visiting the KGBV, Bameng on January 12 with his team, Thungon suggested necessary
urgent steps required to reshape the management for effective functioning.
The team was accompanied by Kata Rangmo, Dy Director of School Education, Seppa.
He also visited KGBV Chyangtajo on January 13. He was very much impressed with the
functioning and teaching quality of KGBV in a remote area. He inspected the kitchen,
hostel, classroom and appreciated girl-friendly environment of the school.
On January 14, Thungon inspected the office premises, kitchen, classrooms and hostel
of KGBV Wessang. The girls’ friendly infrastructure, facilities and educational
environment will certainly gear up the quality of learning, he added.
Thungon expressed his satisfaction over the achievements of both Chyangtajo and Wessang
KGBVs, which will help in achieving the goal of Universalization of Elementary Education
and bridging social and gender gap.
While interacting with girl students, Thungon emphasized on the physical growth,
balance diet besides mental growth and development of life skills. DIPRO
Mobile office reaches Dambuk
ROING, Jan 19: Continuing her efforts to reach out to the people of remote areas,
Lower Dibang Valley deputy commissioner Garima Gupta, set up a mobile office at remote
Sub-Divisional Headquarter, Dambuk on January 18.
While interacting with the people of Dambuk, Gupta said, “Our efforts are on to reach
out to the people and provide facilities at their door step by conducting such Mobile
Offices. She called upon them to avail the benefits and assured them that mobile
offices would be conducted in future too.
Veenu Bansal, Superintendent of Police, informed that efforts are on to strengthen
police resources at Dambuk Police Station and Paglam outpost to thwart the presence
of underground (UG) elements.
He requested the people to be more vigilant and inform the police in case of any
doubts about the presence of UG elements.
He also informed that major recruitment rally in police forces would be conducted
shortly for strengthening the state police force and requested the eligible candidates
to avail the opportunity.
Preetha Gopan, Asst. Commandant, CRPF, stations at Roing also appealed to the eligible
candidates to join CRPF and informed that major recruitment rally for North Eastern
people will be carried out soon considering the minimal representation of this part
of the country in defense force.
People of Dambuk requested the DC to conduct such camps in future also for the benefit
of the nearby villages. They demanded for strengthening the police force at Dambuk
Police Station, posting X–Ray technician at PHC and establishment of SBI branch at
Dambuk. They further requested the DC to mitigate the problems like shortage of
teachers in various schools, absence of veterinary officer, non-availability of PDS
item, non-functioning of State Transport bus etc.
Large number of PRI members who attended in the mobile camp also requested the DC
for conducting such camp at Anpum. They demanded early completion of bridge at Sisiri
river, strengthening the check post at Paglam and establishment of an IRBn battalion
The DC distributed agriculture hand tool kits to the farmers under RKVY, a centrally
sponsored scheme with the initiative of T Modi, ADO incharge Dambuk.
Accompanied by SP, T Tatak, DDSE, A Yirang, DMO, M Dirchi, DPO, she also visited
Govt. Middle School and Health Sub-Centre at Bomjir, Sisiri bridge site along Dambuk-Paglam
road, Govt. Middle School at Poblung-Sirang, Govt. Hr. Sec. School and PHC, Dambuk.
The people from 8 villages availed the benefits of the Mobile Office in which the
team of officers and officials from the district headquarter issued driving license,
ST & PRC, renewal of ILP, guns licence, ration cards. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) appealed to the Chief Minister,
Education Minister and the Chief Secretary for immediate introduction of Science
stream at Indira Gandhi Govt. College, Tezu.
Established in 1986, the college is the third largest and oldest college in the state
in terms of student strength and establishment. The college accredited with B+ grade
by NAAC is conveniently located in a plain area of 200 acres of land, ALSU said while
describing the genuineness and the importance of introducing Science stream in the
“Immediate introduction of Science stream in the college having six districts under
its catchment area is a genuine case for consideration,” ALSU said.
Meanwhile, ALSU questioned the authority concerned regarding the very existence of
Govt College, Nyapin, the foundation stone of which was reportedly laid by former
chief minister late Dorjee Khandu in 2008..
It claimed that few infrastructure, like principal quarter, buildings, fencing/wall
were erected and principal posted for the college. But there has been no information
regarding posting of teaching staff, ALSU said and urged the authority concerned
to give attention towards development of the college.
Minister visits Dambuk
ROING, Jan 19: Minister Urban Development and Town Planning and Fisheries Minister
Rajesh Tacho visited Dambuk on January 17 last.
Addressing a public meeting in his brief halt at Dambuk, he said that remote places
like Anini and Dambuk are lagging far behind in terms of development due to its
landlocked nature. He emphasized that the state govt. needs to give special attention
towards such places in order to bring them at par with other areas.
Responding to a public memorandum, the minister assured to take up the matter with
the authorities concerned . The memorandum submitted by Gotem Tayeng, on behalf of
Dambuk public included demands for allocation of fund for Sirki Micro Irrigation
Project and boundary protection wall for the new Dambuk township. DIPRO
Survey of Bomdila township
BOMDILA, Jan 19: With the completion of the training for the field functionaries
of Land Management of West Kameng district, Cadastral Survey of the Bomdila township
would be taken up very soon.
Informing about the proposed survey, the LR and SO has asked the HoDs to submit list
and other details of land allotment cases of the departments pending for regularization
from the state government. (DIPRO)
‘Arunachal folktales’ in Malayalam
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Arunachal Pradesh Governor J J Singh would release the first book
in Malayalam highlighting the cultural heritage of Arunachal at the Raj Bhavan, Itanagar,
The, book, titled, “Arunachal Naatodi Kathakal’ (Arunachal Folktales) is first of
its kind and it is written by Sathyanarayanan Mundayoor, Coordinator, Lohit Youth
Library Movement, while the Illustrator is Indrim Boo, a Mishmi professional artist
from Tezu, now working in Delhi. The publishers are Mathrubhumi, a reputed publishing
house of Kerala.
The book targets the youth of age group 10-15 years as well as those interested in
the cultural heritage of tribal societies and the North East.
Power crisis irks MP
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Member of Parliament (MP) Ninong Ering expressed displeasure over
the ir-responsive attitude of the department concerned and district authority towards
his request for restoring power supply at Pasighat which reeling under severe power
crisis since last couple of weeks.
The MP said that he had written letters to Power Secretary, Chief Engineer, SE and
Deputy Commissioner, East Siang district for improving the power supply but no fruitful
action has taken by them till today for normalizing the power situation.
The MP alleged that the executive engineer concerned had undermined and refused to
meet him despite several requests made for discussion regarding the power crisis.
Even the MP visited the EE’s office several times but to no avail.
Apex Bank to launch recovery drive
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Arunachal Pradesh State Co-operative Apex Bank Ltd (APSCABL) in
its board meeting held at Naharlagun today decided to initiate drastic recovery drive
to achieve the desired recovery target.
The administrator has directed the officials to keep a close liaison with the Certificate
Officers especially for recovery of large loan accounts. Besides various important
decisions, the board sanctioned loans of Rs.687.30 lakhs only to 126 units under
agriculture and priority sector schemes.
Meanwhile, the employees of the bank felicitated Onit Panyang, DC cum Administrator,
State Coop. Apex Bank on his induction to IAS cadre.
During the year, the bank deputed some officers and staff of the bank for different
training programme conducted by IIBM/ ICM/ MDMI etc.
ALWS demands not to release BGM
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: All Londa Welfare Society (ALWS) appealed to the Rural Work Department
(RWD) not to release the Bank Guarantee Money (BGM) against PMGSY road from 20 KM
point Seppa to Chayang-Tajo-Londa village until and unless the contractor concerned
carry out maintenance work within the ‘Defection Liability Period’.
The society, in a release, alleged that the contractor concerned has not yet started
the maintenance work of the said road although the Defection Liability Period is
about to get over in March 2012.
The society suggested the RWD department to execute the maintenance work departmentally
by diverting the Bank Guarantee Money of the contractor, if contractor(s) fails to
do the work.
Action against DC demanded
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Protesting the suspension order of a tender process for infrastructure
development work at Aalo by the West Kameng deputy commissioner, M/s TK Enterprise,
in a letter to the chief minister, appealed to initiate necessary action against
the DC for his ‘wrongful and illegal’ order, which according to TK Enterprise, was
beyond his competence and aimed at disrupting the peaceful tender process initiated
by the department concerned.
The letter alleged that the suspension order was issued at the behest of few unknown
politically motivated individuals.
“Neither the executing agency nor the bidding parties had complained of occurrence
of law and order problems, it said.
ITANAGAR, Jan 19: An emergency meeting of All Rubu Welfare Committee (ARWC), Ziro
was held today to review the bail petition hearing of Subu Sala and Tallo Chobin
at the judicial court of Ziro. The members decided to appeal to the authorities concerned
to deal with the case as per the rule of law and not under any undue influence from
any quarter. The meeting also decided to submit a memorandum in this regard to the
Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner.
ARWC further appealed to the authority concerned to take stern action against the
culprits, especially in view of frequent cases of assault at Ziro these days.
The Indian Government is planning a spoken web service that will prove to be a boon
for farmers living in far flung areas. The spoken web service is basically an interactive
medium for the farming community.
Close to 60 per cent of Indians earn their livelihood through agriculture.
The ministry already provides SMS and an Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS)
service to farmers, giving them farming information, weather and climatic details
to help them meet agricultural targets. The need for spoken web service was felt
as it is easier to provide information through an interactive mode.
In a spoken web service people can speak and interact with web information through
voice. Farmers can dial a toll-free number and ask questions and get them answered.
In some specific cases, questions can be recorded and later answered by experts.
Launched in 2009, the SMS and IVRS system now covers 2.8 million growers.
By 2017 the system is expected to cover 20 million. It has been estimated that the
short and timely alerts to farmers about the weather have led to economic benefits
worth a whopping Rs 50,000 crore annually.
No system is perfect
I want to express my view regarding the latest APPSC controversy.
No system is foolproof. Not even the judiciary or the election commission or the
public service commission or for that matter the democracy itself. However even with
its flaws, there are the best available mechanism through which our society is governed
and run. To hype 1 percent error in the commission to 100 percent mismanagement is
beyond anybody's comprehension. If they ever had the evidence why didn't they approach
before the court of law? They had over two months to do so. They instead decided
otherwise. They took advantage of the goodwill gesture shown by the commission to
re-look into any genuine grievances as alleged. The commission had postponed the
notified date of viva voice/interview. This move by the commission was viewed as
weak posturing and an opportunity for them to further their malicious and ultimate
intention of re-examination-"a second chance to sit for the same examination!" The
period was used for false propaganda and hence approached various apex organizations
for support but none came forward. How could any right thinking organization support
there extreme demand that are both unfair and based purely on conspiracy. In doing-so
they were all maligning the effort, dedication and hard work of those candidates
who were selected for the interview. The bandh call in itself was never genuine nor
was in its conduct. There was participation of groups affiliated to political factions
who are hell bent on using every opportunity to defame the image of the current government
and its leadership. We the masses are well aware of it. Institutions and political
leaders need to develop and guard new administrative aggression which can take the
message to such mushrooming groups in clear terms and set precedence. Media too need
to guard itself.
Last but not the least, hats off to the commission for upholding the prestige and
value of the democratic institution.
Tender process was free, transparent and exemplary
Tender process initiated by PWD for infrastructure development of Aalo township road
was free, transparent and exemplary for all executing technical dept. of the State.
I as a representative from one of the bidders namely M/s. T.K. Enterprise Naharlagun
hail the executing officials for their sincerity, firmness and neutrality.
Accusations against Paktu Area Peoples Forum (AAPF and Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association
(PAYWA) as carried in media on dated 19.01.2012 are false, fabricated and politically
motivated, as the said organizations were neither the participants in the bid nor
are they executing agencies of the said work.
The allegations of not allowing firms from outside of the district was grossly misleading
as the tender was floated as early as 29th December 2011 in all State Dailies and
every interested bidder had ample time to participate. The firm further regrets the
manner in which the district magistrate Amzad Tak behaved in a partisan manner by
taking out a suspension order of the tender process on flimsy ground of law and order
problems that was dramatized by few unknown politically motivated, individuals well
outside the premises of the office of Executive Engineer Aalo.
I laud the transparent manner followed by the Executive Department by not succumbing
to any external pressure and opening the bid documents in front of as many as 4 (four)
bidders namely M/s.T.K.Enterprise, G-Extension, Naharlagun, M/s. K.K.K.Enterprise,
Aalo, M/s.A.B. Construction Company, Aalo, M/s. M.B.Enterprise, Daporijo well on
stipulated date and thereby preventing wastage of time bound Govt. programmes.
The firm further appreciate the Executive officials namely M.Bam, S.E,Aalo, and Dagyom
Angu, E.E, Aalo and the dedicated team of PWD for their exemplary display of courage
and sincerity to establish Govt. norms and procedures.
For M/s T.K. Enterprises
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