ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Papum Pare stayed in title hunt after a 4-0 demolition of East
Kameng in a league level match of the 10th Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament
at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.
Pisa Martin scored two goals while Loyi Kena and Taba Rakesh scored a goal each.
The match started with Papum Pare in the attack from the very beginning creating
many opportunities in the first five minutes but could not score. In the meantime,
East Kameng got a golden opportunity to score when one of the players of the team
found himself alone with the goalkeeper, only to hit the goal post.
It was Loyi Kena, who found the net in 18 minute to give Papum Pare the much needed
breakthrough. Martin added two more goals in 26 minutes and 37 minutes. East Kameng
put up a brave fight in the second half but could not score due to poor finishing
and lack of coordination among the players.
Taba Rakesh netted the 4th and final goal of the match few minutes after the second
half to seal the victory for Papum Pare.
Earlier, Lower Subansiri and Lower Dibang Valley played out a 1-1 draw in their second
encounter in the tournament.
Toko Polium (15) of Lower Subansiri and Ane Linggi of Lower Dibang Valley were the
Later, the match was decided by coin toss in which Lower Subansiri was won.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Football Association (APFA) has appealed to the callers of January
30 capital bandh to defer the bandh call beyond February 3 for smooth conduct of
the on-going Tadar Tang Memorial Football Tournament.
Awareness camp on adventure sports organised
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The three-day workshop cum awareness camp on adventure sports was
organized by Arunachal Adventure Sports and Tourism Club from January 22 to 24 at
Chiputa village under Papum Pare district.
The main attractions of camp were activities like, river rafting, angling, trekking
and night camping. The first day of the camp was attended by ANSU General Secretary
Arjun Panye and District Sports Officer (DSO) Anjaw Mala Linggi.
Arjun urged young students to take up adventure sports as a viable career option
as this sport has lot of scopes in Arunachal. Advising the students to abstain from
alcohol and tobacco produces, he asked them to concentrate in career building. In
her address, DSO Mala Linggi appreciated organizer for coming up with brilliant idea
of organizing such adventure sports camp. She urged them to organize more such event
in future as it would offer opportunities to the students to understand the intricacy
of adventure sports.
The resource persons included, Ninung Dai adventure sports specialists, Dr Nabam
Peter and Chukhu Mama Tourism lecturer (RGGP).
The students were taught about basics of adventure sports during the camp.
Tarh Eha, general secretary of Arunachal Adventure Sports and Tourism Club, the organizer
of event informed that main idea behind organizing the event was to promote adventure
sports in Arunachal.
“This is the first time we are organizing such event in Arunachal. We hope that students
who attended this event might have learned many things. We extend gratitude to directorate
of sports & youth affairs along with department of tourism, govt of Arunachal without
whose help this programme would not have been a success,” told Eha.
Students from Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic, Itanagar and various government
schools of capital participated in the camp.
Recounting 4 years of the office of Governor JJ Singh
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Arunachal Governor Joginder Jaswant Singh popularly known as General
JJ Singh will be completing his 4 years in office tomorrow.
The former Chief of Indian Army staff was appointed as Arunachal Governor on January
25, 2008 by the Government of India. The 66-year-old Singh was specially appointed
keeping in mind the Chinese interest over this landlocked state.
Though central government has appointed him as Governor for security reason, but
Gen Singh has managed to build special relationship with tribal people of Arunachal
in the last four years with his flamboyant working style. Unlike the past Governors,
who limit themselves to the comfort of Raj Bhawan and fly regularly between Itanagar
and Delhi, Gen Singh brought about new change by spending more time in Arunachal.
In fact our MLAs spend more time in Delhi than Governor. Also Raj Bhawan has been
made more accessible to the ordinary citizens during his tenure.
Some of the most important contributions of Gen Singh towards Arunachalee people
are, his initiative for early completion of Ranaghat Bridge over river Siang, starting
of Arunachal Scouts regiment by Indian Army and setting up of bamboo processing centre
at Poma village. The 763.50 meter Ranaghat Bridge, the foundation stone of which
was laid almost 20 year ago was not being completed as per schedule. With agency
responsible going easy, Gen Singh after visiting the site many times threatened to
take strict action against all those officials responsible for inordinate delay.
His pressure on Gammon India Ltd, the builder of the Bridge worked and finally the
bridge was completed. The Bamboo processing centre at Poma village, the first of
its kind to be set up in Arunachal was established under his guidance. The industry
was started to make use of natural resources for the benefit of the local villagers.
Today, the bamboo processing centre is providing job opportunities to many locals
and helping them to sustain life. Beside, Governor JJ Singh has always made sure
that he visits all those interior places which were neglected by state govt for quite
long time. His initiative for restoration of Miao-Vijaynagar road is well documented.
In the year 2010, when Dibang Valley district was cut off from rest of world for
one year after road was washed away in monsoon season, Gen Singh visited Anini and
shared the pain of the locals.
Despite all the good works, Gen Singh had his share of criticism too. When chopper
of late CM Dorjee Khandu went missing, he allegedly gave byte to national media stating
that the chopper, in which Khandu was boarding, had landed safely at Bhutan which
later proved wrong. This generated lot of controversy and many Arunachalees questioned
his role. The second instance, when state was going through worse period because
of infighting within ruling Congress party, the Governor never interfered though
he had a special constitutional power to act. However, a Raj Bhawan source justified
the silence maintained by Governor during that period. “Governors are supposed to
be non-political and therefore Gen Singh kept himself distance from all political
activities at that time. But he regularly met government officials and kept an eye
on law and order problems,” informed the source.
In a state like Arunachal, which is ruled by highly corrupted and self centric politicians,
the role of Governor becomes very significant. The people of Arunachal has high hope
that Gen Singh will continue to rise above politics and become torch bearer of development
in the state. Especially, the young generation Arunachalee sees him as ray of hope
as state politicians have badly let them down.
Kurung Kumey Youth Festival 2012 begins
Tourism can boost Kurung Kumey’s economic development: Tuki
KOLORIANG, Jan 24: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today called on the people to focus
on tourism as a sustainable source of employment and revenue generation to give a
boost to the development of Kurung Kumey. Kurung Kumey is considered as one of the
most backward districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
Inaugurating the Kurung Kumey Youth Festival 2012 at Koloriang, Tuki reiterated his
message for peace and development. He said the attitude of youths towards the outside
world has to change for good and festivals such as this provides an opportunity to
develop the self and imbibe discipline in all fields of life.
“Festivals of all hues should not be taken only as an avenue for entertainment but
should be utilized to bring in a change in mindset. Festivals, especially those organized
by youths for youths, should mark the beginning of a broader vision and outlook encompassing
and accepting everyone,” he advised.
Further calling on youths to create self employment avenues, the Chief Minister assured
Government support in sectors like horticulture, agriculture, medicinal plants, small
scale industries. He also persuaded the people to slowly give up jhum cultivation
and opt for more viable and profitable cultivation of cash crops.
Responding to several memorandums submitted during his maiden visit to the district
headquarters, Tuki assured to upgrade the Koloriang Community Health Center to a
District Hospital. He also assured to take up the matter of upgrading the Sangram
CO headquarters to SDO headquarters in the next Cabinet sitting besides impressing
upon the Central Government to declare the whole of Kurung Kumey as a backward district
in order to avail special packages for its development.
He announced Rs 50 lakhs each for construction of an approach road to the Koloriang
Circuit House and its extension including a conference hall respectively.
To the demand for construction of a road from Sangram to Parsi-Parlo, he assured
to take it up on priority in the next NLCPR. The youth festival was also attended
by Nyishi Elite Society (NES) president Bengia Tollum, MP Takam Sanjoy, Cabinet Minister
Tanga Byaling, host of MLAs and dignitaries.
Earlier last evening, the CM held a meeting with HoDs of the district in presence
of Parliamentary Secretary Lokam Tassar, the local representative and MLAs of the
district to review developmental projects under implementation.
Taking stock of several ongoing projects, Tuki advised the administration to go for
people-oriented, community-oriented and revenue-oriented schemes. He called for timely
submission of projects so that the Government can take these up with concerned authorities
at the Central level. He also urged the government officials to remain in their posted
stations and facilitate smooth running of the government machinery.
‘Illegal quarrying causing Siang river to change its course’
PASIGHAT, Jan 24: Indiscriminate extraction of boulders from Siang river bed at Raneghat
is slowly causing Siang river to change its course which may pose great threat to
the people living at downstream. The matter was already brought to the notice of
the authority, but to no avail.
“The Siang river is changing its course towards its left side which may affect a
large numbers of villages, including Sigar, Ralling, Mottum, Kiyit, Borguli, Seram,
Kongkul, Namsing, Gadum and Mer under Mebo sub-division. It may also severely affect
the bio-diversity of Dying Ering wildlife sanctuary,” said Obang Apum, president
of Sinung Gumin Nature’s Foundation, a Pasighat based NGO.
The local people were seriously concerned over unscientific quarrying rampant in
the river bed for the last several years which has resulted in change of course by
the river. The authority has no control over the illegal activities.
“The administration, despite repeated pleas, has not yet initiated any action against
the unscrupuous traders,” rued Yung Tayeng, an Anchal Somiti Member of Borguli. The
same opinion was echoed by some local Gaon Burahs, who have criticized the inaction
of the district administration to stop the indiscriminate quarrying in the river
While visiting the left bank of Siang at Raneghat portion, this correspondent saw
rude and unscientific extraction of boulders, gravels and sandy materials from the
riverbed. The river is gradually changing its course towards the left bank. It is
going to erode the left bank to make out space for its new course.
Siang is a major tributary of mighty Brahmaputra in Assam. Due to rampant boulder
excavation from river beds, huge volumes of sediments from the geologically fragile
Arunachal hills are carried to downstream, causing frequent change of river courses
DDSE warns absentee teachers of drastic action
AALO, Jan 24: DDSE Tomi Doke made an unannounced inspection to Garu Middle School,
where the army personnel of Rajput Regiment were providing mid-day meal to school
children on January 18. He was accompanied by district adult education officer Moli
Tato and ADEO (Estt.) Bamin Loyi during his visit.
While visiting the Bomte Primary School and Takso Primary School, the team found
that both schools remained closed and the teachers posted in these schools were found
absent. This was followed by inspection to Govt. Secondary School, Gensi. The team
interacted with students and the teaching staff of the school. The DDSE along with
Loyi and ADEO (D) Iken Bagra, ADEO (D) also visited Primary Schools Pidi and Rime,
Middle School, Taba Sora, Secondary School Nikte, Primary School Ego Kato and Wak
Primary school to have ideas regarding the position of teachers including Regular/SSA
posted in those schools and to asses their performances on January 19.
During the visit, the team claimed to have found that a lone local teacher who run
the school was out of station. However, the team expressed satisfaction over the
well-maintained school infrastructure.
The Primary School, Rime was lying defunct though a teacher, namely Kenjo Ori, (AT,
SSA) was posted there. There was neither furniture nor proper classroom except a
school bell hung out in the front of dilapidated building.
The school authority has taken tough measures withholding the salaries of all those
absentee teachers. Further drastic measures would be initiated in future, the DDSE
Workshop for SMC and HTs
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Kurung Kumey SSA District Mission organized a three days community
training cum workshop on School Management Committee (SMC) and Head Teachers of various
schools of Nyapin-Phassang block at BRC building Nyapin from January 18 to 20.
More than 60 participants including chairpersons, member secretary and women representatives
of SMC of different schools took part in the workshop which was held under the guidance
of Kurung Kumey deputy commissioner cum DPD, SSA and DDSE cum DPO, SSA.
Addressing the participants, SSA district programme coordinator Biri Tach gave an
overview of SSA and the importance of SMC and local authority to run the school in
a mission mode in context of Right To Education (RTE). He also advised all SSA teachers
to put their best efforts to improve the education scenario of the district.
Planning coordinator Rigio Tapi suggested SMC to prepare their own school development
Community Mobilisation Coordinator Langbia Rima highlighted the role and responsibility
of SMC and Head Teachers. She also pointed out Public Private Partnership (PPP) modules
in education sector to uplift the education scenario in the district.
Among others, SSA accounted Maga Juri and Tarak Natung of BRCC Nyapin spoke on
Rich haul of medals for Arunachal karatekas in 7th Shito-Ryu Seiko-Kai National Karate
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Arunachal Pradesh bagged 46 medals, including 15 gold, 13 silver
and 18 bronze to finish runners up in the 7th Shito-Ryu Seiko-Kai National Karate
Championship held at Aizawl, Mizoram from January 18 to 20 last.
A 41-member team including three officials from Arunachal Pradesh under Shito-Ryu
Karate-Do Association took part in the championship in sub- junior, cadet, junior,
senior men and women categories, informed Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Association president
‘Session Court in East Siang before Statehood Day’
PASIGHAT, Jan 24: Education Minister Bosiram Siram today informed that state government
has approved constitution of a Session Court at Pasighat separating the judiciary
from executive. He said this while inspecting the DC’s judicial court building which
was constructed under the 9th Finance Commission.
Efforts are on to speed up disposal of pending cases and the state government is
committed to start the District Session Court at Pasighat before the ensuing Statehood
Day celebration with a mission to deliver faster justice to the citizens, the minister
Siram called for renovation of present judicial building with modern facilities as
per protocol for the up-coming District Sessions Court. He said appointment of district
judge and other additional judges would be done by the Government with recommendations
of the High Court.
Later in the DC’s chamber, the minister had a meeting with DC Talem Tapok, visiting
secretaries, EAC (Judicial) and engineers regarding allotment of 3-4 acres of land
required for permanent structure of the court, residential complex of the judges
and their associates and also face lifting of the present judicial building. DIPRO
LM deptt to revamp revenue collection
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Parliamentary Secretary Land Management etc. Padi Richo has initiated
various measures to be taken by the land records and survey officers (LRSOs) to revamp
the revenue collection of Department of Land Management (LM).
Attending the coordination meeting of LRSOs convened here recently to discuss about
the various developmental activities of the Land Management Department, Richo said
that he had advised all deputy commissioners to conduct the District Land Allotment
Advisory Board (DLAAB) meeting in every 3 months and forward all the cases of land
allotment to the government for necessary approval. “If the district administrations
follow this instruction, the Department can earn more revenue,” he said.He informed
that the Department has planned to purchase modern survey/ drawing equipments to
speed up the survey of all land in the state.
Taking note of shoratge of man power and vehicles in the department, Richo assured
to take up the matter with the government for providing sufficient land management
staff and vehicles for LRSOs in capital and other district headquarters.
E Nangkar, Director, Land Management, R Karcho, DD, Land Management, and T Gamoh
FAO, T Doke and K Mangniya, Asstt. Directors were also present in the meeting.
Workshop on Domestic Violence Act gets underway
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Three days training cum workshop on Domestic Violence Act and
Various Govt. provisions for women organized by the department of personnel and training,
government of India under its plan training assistance 2011-12 got underway here
at Administrative Training Institute.
Altogether 29 female ministerial staff of Civil Secretariat and head of department
are taking part in the programme.
Attending the inaugural function of the workshop, Arunachal Pradesh State Commission
for Women (APSCW) chairperson Gumri Ringu hoped that the training would sensitize
the women participants in government departments. She also expressed her confidence
that the workshop would enlighten Domestic Violence Act 2005 and other legal provisions
of available established law for the protection of women’s right. The APSCW chairperson
further said that most of ministerial staff are ignorant about Domestic Violence
Efforts on to bring Aalo GHSS back on track
AALO, Jan 24: In an effort to bring Govt. Higher Secondary School Aalo back on the
track, the senior citizens, education officers, teaching staff of the school constituted
a new school management committee in a coordination meeting held at School Auditorium
on January 21.
The new school committee headed by West Siang deputy commissioner Amjad Tak as chairman
would look after the welfare of this school.
Before constitution of the new school management committee, the coordination meeting
presided over by Parliamentary secretary, home, Gadam Ete, discussed the deteriorating
academic condition of the school. DIPRO
Farmers’ training prog
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Upper Siang
district has conducted a district level farmers training at Tuting on January 20.
Altogether 33 farmers participated in the training programme.
While addressing the inaugural function, Tuting EAC Kabit Apang, CSDO in-charge exhorted
the farmers to take advantage of the training.
District agriculture officer O. Tamuk explained the aims and objectives of the training
and ATMA activities that have been taken up under extension reform scheme.
Resources person from various departments delivered lectures on developmental activities
of their respective department for well-being of the farmers.
Later, ADO Tamuk, RD Singh and ADO P Dechhen visited Gelling village and discussed
about development activities with the farmers. They assured to provide incentives
for crop cultivation. DIPRO
Zonal students unions call for integration
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The zonal students unions of East Kameng district All Bameng Khenewa
and Lada Students Union (ABKLSU), East Kameng Middle Zone Students Union (EKMZSU),
All Pipu Chayangtajo Gyawepurang Sawa Students Union (APCGSSU) and All Pijerang Pakke-Kessang
Seijosa Students Union (APPSSU) today called for restoration of unity and integrity
amongst the executive members of All East Kameng Students Union (AEKSU).
The appealed for integrated AEKSU by zonal students came after reported factionalism
amongst executive members of district students union ahead of its general conference
slated to be held in February.
Opposing the division of district apex student union, it stated that if the executive
members do not pay heed to their appeal they will not take part in the ensuing conference
for the greater interest of students community of the district.
Union serves ultimatum to govt.
ITANAGAR, Jan24: All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students Union (AAPBSU) today served
seven days ultimatum to the state government to fulfill its demands which included
land possession certificate free of cost to the people settling along the border
areas and early establishment of police check posts at Wakka, Lazu, Kamkuh, Russa
The union also demanded shifting of Likabali police check post and establishment
of 4th IRBn training centre cum headquarter at Radhasso under Tarasso circle in Papum
Earlier, in its federal assembly which concluded on Monday at Pasighat, AAPBSU discussed
various border related issues like land encroachment, extortion and illegal eviction
in inter-state boundary areas and also discussed international boundary issue of
VoA grand finale postponed, rescheduled on Feb 4
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The grand finale of Voice of Arunachal (Season-2), the state level
mega singing talent hunt scheduled to be held on January 28 has been postponed to
February 4 next due to unavoidable circumstances.
The top three finalists, namely, Sweety Mara, Neelam Akam and Nokngam Lukham, are
all set to give their best during the final round on February 4 next.
Meanwhile, the organizing committee has made a fervent request to all its well-wishers
and other likeminded persons to bear with it and keep voting till the 5 pm of February
4 to ensure that their favorite contestant wins and becomes the Arunachal Idol.
AAK reapproves Adi Merey scripts
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Adi Agom Kebang (AAK) in its 10th general conference held at Yingkiong
today unanimously reapproved the Adi Merey (Scripts) especially vowels which were
approved during its Ruksin conference in 1999 and it will continue until any further
modification is made in future.
On this occasion, Tayeng Takii released a book entitled “Among Nomo” written by
Asup Lego, Principal D. Ering Memorial H.S.School, Pasighat. The book contains translation
of some geographical term and definitions in Adi version.
Meanwhile, AAK constituted its new executive committee in its conference.
Participating in the conference, ABK president Kangir Jamoh and secretary general
Bodong Yirang expressed confidence on the new AAK executive members under the leadership
of Prof. Tamo Mibang. They hoped that Adi language and literature would make radical
improvement and progress during his tenure.
Present on the occasion were former MLA Bassu Perme, Okeng Tatung, former State RTI
Commission member Bani Danggen and other senior citizens, who suggested the upcoming
writers to write books on history, grammar, poem, novels, creative short stories
on socio-cultural and literary aspects of the community.
Centenary celebration of HWWA
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: The 10th Bn ITBP jawans and their families celebrated the centenary
of Himveer Wives Welfare Association with various programmes at their Family Welfare
Centre, Kimin today.
While the families of Himveer demonstrated their skill in the field of painting,
embroidery and handicraft, their children also exposed talent in debate competition
organized to mark the occasion. In addition to this, musical chair competition and
other entertaining activities were organized to add flavor to the function.
Participating in the programme, 10th BN ITBP Commandant Rajesh Kumar Tomar highlighted
the various welfare schemes being taken up in unit level. He highly appreciated the
skill demonstrated by the Himveer families and asked them to share their knowledge
and skill for benefit of all the Himveer families.
Resentment over erratic mobile service
ITANAGAR, Jan24: All Mengio Students Union (AMSU) today expressed its displeasure
at BSNL authority for non functional of mobile tower at Sakiang under Mengio circle
in Papum Pare district. It said the authority should rectify the technical snag at
the earliest to restore the mobile service.
It also appealed to the teachers of the area to remain honest to their duty, saying
that many students are staying away from school due to teachers’ absenteeism.
Army distributes mosquito nets
ITANAGAR, Jan 24: In an effort to improve the cordial relations civilians and army
personnel, the Assam Rifles distributed 400 mosquito nets to the villagers of Khimyong,
under Khimyong circle in Changlang on Jan 13.
Under its project - “Winning Hearts and Minds”, Assam Rifles also distributed suitable
tools to the villagers to counter disease related problems and live a hygienic life.
The project was launched under its civic action programme by the Directorate General
Assam Rifles for the year 2011-12. DIPRO
This is in relation to the issue raised by AAPWU regarding encroachment of land by
Though I am an ardent supporter of such good cause, I think it is too late now as
almost all the vicinity of government quarters has been occupied. If we go around
the different sectors of Itanagar and Naharlagun township, every where, we will find
construction of private buildings especially in the lawn of the government quarters.
Though many have raised this issue, there is no sign of halt, rather it has been
seen that such constructions are being intensified.
I think, hardly a very few government quarters have been left without encroachment.
On the other hand, the parks in Capital -- whether it is Polo Park at Naharlagun
or Indira Gandhi Park at Itanagar, are shrinking now day by day. Who will take up
the issue and bring an amicable solution to it?
Who is responsible for such encroachment? Whom we are to blame? What will be our
future? These all needs to be examined and necessary corrective measures are to be
taken by the authorities before it is extremely too late.
D N Govt. College, Itanagar
Lower Siang district and High Power Committee
As the news of High Powered Committee (HPC) under the Chairmanship of H K Paliwal,
senior IAS officer being asked by the government to submit its report within the
first half of February in order to expedite the creation of the long awaited district
in the foothills is in air, hectic back door parleys and rumours are yet again becomes
order of the day amongst the interested parties. As premier youth body of Likabali-Gensi
area, we take this opportunity to clear some points and make our stand clear.
The creation of district in the name of ‘Lower Siang’ has been a demand of the interstate-boundary
inhabiting people of 28th Likabali and 36th Nari-Koyu Assembly Constituency since
early eighties. The process was stalled in the last moments by some vested interests
from Basar area. All available documents substantiate our stand.
Some sections of people of Basar placed a one-point memorandum to the then visiting
Chief Minister Late Dorjee Khandu on the eve of the last parliamentary election.
Their demand was for a district named ‘Leppa Rada’ comprising of Basar Assembly Constituency
only with headquarters (obviously) at Basar. We do not oppose it. We will have no
objection. We advise them only to refrain from meddling into our decade old demand
and thereby spoiling our aspiration and struggle by annexing 28th Likabali Assembly
Constituency in their demand.
Derailing the process by trying to raise cheap voices should be avoided. People of
Siang belt has been living together since generations peacefully. Now, if government
is trying to deliver strategic development package in the form of creation of Lower
Siang district, uphill brethrens on both side of the Singen (Simen is the pronunciation/spelling
of the non-Arunachali people) ought to support the government instead of trying
to raise dead ghost of the ancient past.
Lest our genuine interest be molested at the opportune moment, let it be known to
everyone that if the decades old aspiration of the people of the foothills is betrayed,
the JYYA with full support of the public will launch indefinite rigorous strike in
the foothills of Siang.
Jigo-Yego Youth Association (JYYA)
Educated youths, contract work and Govt offices
I am deeply pained to see the prevailing unpleasant system in Govt offices in our
state. Obviously this must be a new system in world politics which is brand Arunachal
politics. Under this system politicians prefer to give priority to illiterate people
with criminal background and people who use force and not even mind to risk other
life for their selfish interest.
It is true that when educated youth putting best dress visit Govt office and approach
the officers in all possible polite manner to get some favour in form of small contract
work from different government schemes to manage their livelihood, they have to return
empty handed. Officers tell these youths about govt. technical provision and complexity
in awarding contract works under the schemes and blackmail these youths as they
are intellectuals and can be dealt you easily. Finally officers say sorry and youths
have to return empty handed.
What adds more frustration to such educated youths is that some officers are ready
to award work from same schemes to the people who visit director office by wearing
short or track pant who at any time is ready to slap them, hold their color and use
foul language against them. In this case, all technical complexity attached to schemes
seems to be vanished.
So the moral is, in the prevailing system in Arunachal, educated and decent men have
no place. It seems there is no difference between educated and uneducated in Arunachal
I think, these kinds of new problems are created by our public, political leaders
and officers as they are giving more importance to them.
Last but not the least, I would like to request high-level Govt officers, politicians,
general public not to encourage this trend, otherwise time will come when all highly
qualified educated youth will start doing the same. Then your large residence with
highly fortified wall will become very small to hide you.
Former GS, RGUSU
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Crisis in global labour market
According to annual report on global employment prepared by the International Labour
Organisation, there is an urgent need to generate 600 million jobs over the next
decade to sustain economic growth and maintain social stability.
The report says after three years of continuous crisis conditions in global labour
markets and against the prospect of a further deterioration of economic activity,
there is a backlog of global unemployment of 200 million. Moreover, more than 400
million new jobs will be needed over the next decade to absorb the estimated 40 million
growth of the labour force each year.
The Global Employment Trends Report also said the world faces the additional challenge
of creating decent jobs for the estimated 900 million workers living with their families
below the US$ 2 a day poverty line, mostly in developing countries.
The report paints three scenarios for the employment situation in the future. The
baseline projection shows an additional 3 million unemployed for 2012, rising to
206 million by 2016. If global growth rates fall below 2 per cent, then unemployment
would rise to 204 million in 2012.
Young people continue to be among the hardest hit by the jobs crisis. However, the
report calls for targeted measures to support job growth in the real economy, and
warns that additional public support measures alone will not be enough to foster
a sustainable recovery.