AALO, Jan 6: Transport Minister Jarkar Gamlin inaugurated a Community Dere at Hidum
Hikar sector amid Cheer on January 4 last.
Speaking on the occasion, Gamlin said that the Community Dere at various colonies
and sectors have been taken up to mitigate growing needs of the people for social
congregation and it should serve as platform for cultural and social activities.
Appreciating the land donor, he said that such noble gesture for social cause is
exemplary and the sector people should take care to maintain the Dere from time to
time as their own assets.
Responding to public memorandum submitted on the occasion by Er. Nyatum Bagra pertaining
to construction of toilet at Dere, PA system and sector road connectivity, the minister
assured to take care of their demands.
Er. Marconi Potom, Dy. Director, UD and Housing dwelt at length on health and sanitation
on various colonies and sectors and work out drainage and sanitation plan to avoid
sanitation related diseases. The land donor Karto Kamum, Jumli Ngomdir ASM and Sector
Secretary, Pagmar Sora Org. Secretary, Marpe Dirchi Vice Chairman and Yomli Kamum
also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
APSACS holds meet on ‘Tools of Evaluation’
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) organized
an orientation programme on ‘Tools of Evaluation’ yesterday. APSACS hired consultant
experts, who are designated as External Technical and Financial Evaluator, as per
the directives of Department of AIDS Control (DAC), National AIDS Control Organisation,
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
The main task of the External Evaluator is to critically assess the HIV/AIDS Targeted
Interventions Project being implemented by NGO partners across Arunachal Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion, APSACS Project Director Dr. S Kakoty has stressed on honest
evaluation of the NGOs based on various parameters provided by DAC, NACO.
Technical session was taken by Razeque Hussain, Regional Technical Officer, North
East Regional Office, Guwahati and Dr. Marto Ette, Asst. Director (TI), APSACS.
Follow CPWD manuals
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: The All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA) has urged
all works departments like PWD, RWD, PHED, WRD and others to maintain CPWD manuals
when they invite tenders for execution of works.
While highlighting some of the provisions under CPWD work manuals, AACWA general
secretary Nabam Akin Hina said that no contractor will ever protest against any kind
of deprivation by tendering authority, if the formalities are properly maintained.
He also called upon the contractors to put the perfect rate in the tender for maintaining
quality in work and not to file case if they lose a tender or bid as it causes inordinate
delay in start of any project/scheme.
The AACWA general secretary also demanded the GoAP to make payment against all pending
bills of local contractors.
“Due to non- payment of pending bills, the petty contractors are facing financial
problems,” he added.
Special observer to oversee roll revision
ITANAGAR, Jan 06: Election Commission of India has appointed Sudhir Kumar, IAS as
Special Observer for overseeing the ongoing works of Special Summary Revision of
Electoral Rolls in Kurung Kumey district.
The Commission has also directed to ensure that no bogus voters should be included
in the electoral roll. All errors in the existing electoral rolls must be removed
by following due procedure by the ERO/DEO.
KGBVTA serves ultimatum
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: The All Arunachal Pradesh Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Teachers’
Association (AAPKGBVTA) today served ultimatum to the State Project Director SSA
Rajya Mission demanding regularization of KGBV teachers, enhancement of its salary.
Claiming that they are being treated step-motherly, the Association in its representation
to SSA project director sought enhancement of salary, adding that KGBV teachers are
being paid meager salary by the state government in comparison with SSA teachers.
It threatened to resort democratic movement against the authority if their demands
are not met within 10 days.
‘Glory of India’ Gold Medal to Loya
AALO, Jan 6: Tungge Loya, Town Magistrate and EAC (Election) has been honoured with
reputed ‘Glory of India Gold Medal’ by International Institute of Success Awareness,
New Delhi along with few other Indians, who have remarkable contribution and have
carved the special niche for themselves, in the challenging new millennium. The award
was presented in a glittering function held at New Delhi on December 23, 2013.
India International Friendship Society (IIFS) New Delhi also presented the “Bharat
Jyoti Award” to Loya along with certificate of excellence in reorganization to his
outstanding contributions in different fields.
Drive against stray animals
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Informing that eviction drive/seizure of stray animals within twin
city of the Capital Complex came into effect from 3rd January, the Capital Complex
Chief Estate Officer Cum ADM said any animal roaming/straying in all the colony,
sector roads including national highway within the Capital complex will be removed/seized
forthwith without further order.
The steps have been taken in public interest as the unmanaged stray animals cause
traffic congestion, road accidents in addition to spreading vulnerable diseases,
according to an official release.
West Siang DC reviews implementation of Govt. projects
AALO, Jan 6: In order to take stock of the various on-going projects under centrally
sponsored schemes, SPA and preparation of Republic Day, the West Siang Deputy Commissioner
M. K. Sahoo convened a meeting with the HoDS and implementing agencies at DC’s conference
While taking stock of the progress of the works entrusted to different implementing
agencies the DC set a time frame for the entire department to complete the work
by the financial year ending. He stressed on uploading of various works on MIS, opening
of bank account for developing habit of savings among the people and timely monitoring
reports by concerned ADC, EAC and COs. He reiterated that many schools and health
sectors are lying in shabby condition and stressed on plantation of ornamental plants
to beautify it from time to time. The HoDs and implementing agencies also responded
with details briefings and problems forced by them.
An programme was also chalked out for celebration of ensuing Republic Day in grant
CMLMS trainees’ exposure tour
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: A 17-member group of trainees of Nampong-based Chief Minister’s
Livelihood Mission School (CMLMS) left today on a weeklong exposure tour to North
The team, including 11 girls and led by coordinator Sanjay Biswas, has been sponsored
by the Arunachal Pradesh unit of the National Youth Project (NYP), which has been
entrusted to run the maiden school funded by Agro-Horti Minister Setong Sena.
North Bengal, known for massive agro-horti production, various cash crops, livestock
farming and tea cultivation, has carved a niche for itself in entire Northeast India,
said NYP president Hari Pado Biswas.
The trip would enrich the trainees through field experience as most of them are already
engaged either in vegetable gardening or poultry farming to meet the local demands.
The CMLMS was launched a year ago as a pilot project to provide training, particularly
to school dropouts, to help them earn a decent livelihood.
The state cabinet has proposed to set up one CMLMS in each 60 assembly constituency
and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has assured to fund the project either from the GoAP
VSC team visits Mother’s Home
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: As a part of year-long celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary
of Swami Vivekananda, the members of Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC), Naharlagun visited
Mother’s Home at Lekhi village yesterday. The team distributed shawls, rice (75 kg)
and dal (60 kg) to the inmates and also served homemade sweet to mark the occasion.
Training for newly recruited teachers gets underway
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: A 20 days Induction Level training programe for newly recruited
teachers under SSA got under way at DIET Naharlagun.
Inaugurating the training Papumpare district DDSE T.T Tara emphasized on the significant
role of training in improving, enriching knowledge besides help to development innovative
ideas. The DDSE also stressed on quality education and urged the teaching faculties
to give priority to bring quality education in the schools. DIET Principal Goken
Angu in his speech highlighted the importance of training for teachers in teaching
effectively in the classroom.
4th Tagum Nabam memorial football from Jan 13
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: The 4th Tagum Nabam Memorial Football Tournament being organized
by Pakke-Kessang Sports Club will kick-start on 13th January next at Pakke-Kessang
in East Kameng district. Tagum Nabam Memorial Football tournament is played to encourage
young talent in football discipline particularly in Pakke-Kessang area. It is said
that eight teams are being taken part in the tournament.
Community resource management project for Tirap, Changlang, Longding launched
CHANGLANG, Jan 6: The ambitious North Eastern Region Community Resource Management
Project (NERCORMP) was officially launched for the districts of Tirap, Changlang
and Longding at Changlang here today by DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar in presence
of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong
Ering, Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi and host of ministers, parliamentary secretaries,
MLAs and government officials.
NERCORMP for Upland Areas is a livelihood and rural development project aimed to
transform the lives of the poor and marginalized tribal families in the North East
region. It is a joint developmental initiative of the North Eastern Council (NEC),
Ministry of DoNER and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). The
Project is into its third phase and includes the three districts of Arunachal Pradesh
and Churachandpur and Chandel districts in Manipur.
NERCORMP is already under operation in Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya. The first phase
was completed in 2008 and the second phase (NERCORMP II) started its operations in
July 2010. The project adopts a holistic approach of development with two broad focus
areas. These are i) Social mobilization, organization and capacity building to tap
and realize the great latent potential of the communities by employing time tested
traditional value systems and culture and ii) Intervene with the economic and social
activities and infrastructure with predominant thrust on income generating activities
to achieve economic transformation.
Major activities under the project includes capacity building of communities and
participating agents, economic and livelihood activities, extension and technology
transfer, credit, social sector activities, village roads and rural electrification,
community based bio-diversity conservation, natural resource management and communication,
convergence with ongoing government schemes and marketing support.
‘NEAT’ – North East Agro Business Trade, is the common brand name used for marketing
of products and produces of the communities across the project districts. The Project
organizes ‘NEAT FEST” annually, which gives the communities to showcase their products
and exchange knowledge. The project will be funded by NEC, Ministry of DoNER, for
a period of six years starting this financial year.
Launching the project for the first time in Arunachal Pradesh, Ghatowar assured that
it would immensely benefit the villagers and youths, especially those who are unemployed.
He said once in full swing livelihood would be available to every citizen in the
Tuki expressed gratitude to the DoNER Ministry for expanding the hugely beneficial
programme in the state and thanked the battery of officers from Government of India
for camping at Changlang and sensitizing the people and state officials on the benefits
and framework of NERCORMP. He said the project will usher in employment and thus
bring peace in the three districts.
Referring to the recent crossfire between security forces and ultras in which two
civilians were killed, the Chief Minister expressed grief and reiterated that no
matter what lives of innocent citizens must not be lost. He informed of the ex-gratia
(Rs. 4 lakhs each to the deceased and Rs. 1 lakh to the seriously injured) announced
recently by the government to the deceased and the injured and said that a senior
police officer has been directed to find out the exact cause of the deaths.
Earlier in the day, Tuki visited Geku in Upper Siang district on way to Changlang
where he laid the foundation stones for an ITI and a Model Degree College. Interacting
with the people, he assured that if the people made sufficient land available government
will also consider to establish a polytechnic in the area.
While Ninong Ering, Education Minister Bosiram Siram, Civil Supplies Minister Kamlung
Mossang, Finance, PWD & Planning Minister Chowna Mein and Chief Secretary H K Paliwal
accompanied the CM to Geku, Agriculture Minister Setong Sena, Speaker Wangling Lowangdong,
WRD Minister Newlai Tingkhatra, Parliamentary Secretaries C C Singpho, Honchum Ngandam,
Phosum Khimhum, Yumsen Matey, Thinghaap Taiju, Wangki Lowang, Thangwang Wangham,
MLA Kamthok Lowang and host of state and central government officers were present
in the NERCORMP launching ceremony.
Si-Donyi celebrated with traditional fervor
NAHARLAGUN, Jan 6: Si-Donyi, the most popular festival of Tagin community, was celebrated
at Si-Donyi Ground here today with great enthusiasm and traditional gaiety.
Si-Donyi festival is celebrated every year from 5th to 8th of January with grandeur
and religious fervour. The festival signifies the religious belief of Tagin people
worshipping nature in various forms of deities and spirits.
Greeting all on the occasion of the festival, Governor Nirbhay Sharma said, “Festivals
act as bonding for the community.”
Emphasizing on the importance of nature, he said, “Nature has given so much to the
people of the state so it is the responsibility to take good care of it and not misuse
it which brings nature fury such as the recent disaster at Uttarakhand.”
Calling on the youths to live life with respect and hard work, Sharma appealed the
government to create avenues to engage youths into good work.
“Let’s stop asking and start giving,” he stated.
Saying that most of the people here they seek government jobs, he underlined the
importance of tourism, agri-horti sectors for employment generation.
Sharma informed that the state will raise one more battalion of Arunachal Scouts
which would look forward to employing 1000 youths of the state.
Calling himself the Gaon Burah of the state, he called upon the people to move ahead
and become the engineer of the whole country.
Clad in traditional attires, the community members – men and women, old and young
alike – enthusiastically took part in the celebrations and also performed a mega
dance, showcasing their rich traditional culture. The participants were seen in high
spirit with the females smearing rice powder to each other as well as to the guests
and other invitees. The guest of honour, Chairman Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation
Limited, Tani Loffa also addressed the gathering and stressed on preservation of
rich culture and traditions of the state.
Later, the chief priest on the occasion prayed to Si-Donyi and chanted sacred hymns
before sacrificing mithun to mark the festival. The animal sacrifices are done with
the belief to ward off evil spirits during the festival.
PPA demands immediate revocation of AFSPA
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Lambasting both Congress and BJP leadership in Delhi and Itanagar
for ‘doing nothing’ to revoke the long pending demand of the people of Tirap, Changlang
and Longding districts for revocation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958,
PPA chief ministerial candidate Laeta Umbrey termed the ‘repeated cold blooded massacre
of civilian population by the armed forces’ as an open and brazen violation of human
Condemning the draconian provisions of the Act which authorizes even a simple army
man to shoot and arrest any person on mere grounds of suspicion, Umbrey demanded
immediate revocation of the law from Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts.
“The inhuman law is a legacy of colonial era and its continuation a proof of a failed
state and helplessness Govt.”
Umbrey stated that both the major national parties that ruled the country never bothered
to realize that gun culture cannot be tamed through another gun culture. The infamous
‘Carrot and Stick Policy’ has miserably failed in the region and time now has come
to retrospect and evolve a more humanitarian approach.
According to Umbrey, permanent solutions to the problems lie not through the barrels
of the gun but through the democratic process of dialogue involving all the stake
At a time when the true regional aspirations of the locals are being discussed through
PPA and the North East Regional political Front (NERPF) under the leadership of Nagaland
Chief Minister Nephio Rio and AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and others, such
indiscriminate acts of the security forces on civilian lives are extremely unfortunate
and reveals the evil designs of the state as well as the UG elements to derail the
normalcy process, Umbrey added.
Tirap bandh to protest killing of civilians passes of peacefully
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: The 12-hour Tirap district bandh called by All Tirap Students’ Union
(ATSU) in protest against killing of two innocent civilians in a firing incident
at Hoalam village passed off peacefully today.
All the government offices, including post office and banks remained closed and vehicular
movement came to standstill, informed ATSU.
The villagers did not go to field to show solidarity with the rest of the Tirap.
The students and the public of Tirap urged the UGs not to use the civilian as human
shield and also appealed to the security forces to value the lives and property of
the civilian while operating in the residential areas.
Holding the negligent attitude of the state government responsible for the prevailing
law and order situation in Tirap, the students demanded the chief minister to visit
the trouble-torn district to know the ground reality. ATDSU also demanded to enhance
the compensation amount announced by the CM and provide government job to the victims’
DA-ECCEKD meet held; bandh called off
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: East Kameng district authority in a meeting with the representatives
of Every Concern Citizen of East Kameng District (ECCEKD) has decided that the trade
licence run in the name of the co-operatives /LAMPS by Lai Sonam, Ashok Rai and
Babu Neri and others (if any) would be withdrawn and run by MD, Seppa LAMP or DF&CSO
at the earliest possible.
The meeting attended by Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe, SP, Deputy SP, EAC (GA)
and wholesale nominee at DC’s bungalow today resolved that termination of staff/salesman
of cooperative societies, namely Lai Sonam, Ashok Rai and Babu Neri does not arise
as the persons are no more employees of LAMPS since all the LAMPS are defunct.
Regarding cancellation of FPS licence of Tagi Sonam, RT Tara and other FPS at Seppa
township, specific complaint/FIR has to be lodged to Police or Consumer Court by
ECCEKD for enabling further legal action, the meeting resolved. Encroachment of Cooperative
stores/ land would be jointly verified by Estate Officer, LRSO and representative
of ECCEKD and appropriate action will be initiated as per relevant law/rules if found
unauthorised/illegal encroachment as soon as LRSO & Estate Officer arrives at Seppa.
For opening of new Co-operative Societies and renovation of defunct stores the same
will be pursued with the local MLAs, the meeting decided.
A Local Vigilance Committee including Secretary/Chairman of ECCEKD will be formed
to monitor daily activities of all PDS. An undertaking will also be obtained from
all outpost FPS owners to sale the PDS items at approved rate to the actual beneficiaries
before revocation of further allotment of PDS items on or before January 30.
Meanwhile, ECCEKD has called off its proposed 24 hours bandh from January 7, according
to an official communique from the organisation. ECCEKD said that it took the decision
to call off the bandh after the administration agreed to fulfill its demands.
East Siang ready to publish final electoral roll
RUKSIN, Jan 6: The special summary revision of electoral roll with January 1, 2014
as the qualifying date, which was launched in the state on October 1 last year, has
come to end in all five assembly segments under East Sang district.
The electoral revision works in all five assembly constituencies falling under East
Siang district have been completed, sources from District Election Office, Pasighat
said. The final electoral roll was scheduled to be published today, but it was not
published due to non receipt of formal order from State Chief Election Officer (CEO),
the sources said.
Official sources informed that there was a mild increase in voters in all the five
constituencies in the district. The overall rate of increase is about 2.46 percent
(1,463 voters). After revision, the total number of voters in the district stood
at 60,836 of which 30,127 are male voters and 30, 709 female voters.
The total numbers of voters in constituency-wise are, Pangin- 12,471, Nari Koyu-
6921, Pasighat West- 12,312, Pasighat East- 19,066, and Mebo- 10,066. The rate of
increase in electorates in the constituency wise are, Pangin-0.33, Nari Koyu- 2.44,
Pasighat West (Ruksin)- 3.12, Pasighat East- 4.06 and Mebo-1.40 percent. The total
number of poling stations in the district is 153.
It is observed that, female voters outnumbered male in all constituencies of the
district which has attracted the attention of the election officers.
The objective of the special summery revision was to create an error-free electoral
roll with Lok Sabha and assembly election in the state due in April this year. A
total of 60 electoral registration officers (EROs), under the supervision of 16 district
election officers (DEOs), were engaged to carry out the revision.
Earlier, the election department had detected over 29,000 duplicate voters in the
state electoral roll and therefore, it was forwarded to all district election officers
for physical verification through booth level officers (BLOs), directed them for
subsequent deletion from the electoral rolls.
As per State Election Commission data, the state has 7, 40,968 voters including 13,996
electorates in the age group of 18-19 years.
Workshop on rural drinking water and sanitation management held
AALO, Jan 6: A block level workshop on management of rural drinking water and sanitation
schemes and role of PRI was conducted at Nikte Camp under Aalo West block by PHE
& WS department recently.
Speaking on the occasion, PHED secretary Er Tome Ete gave a power-point presentation
on the occasion and dwelt elaborately on the technology for construction of low cost
toilet and incentive provision for various components of Nirml Bharat Abhiyan. He
said that all the rural water supply schemes must be handed over to Gram Panchayat
Standing Committee i.e. Village Water and Sanitation Committee (VWSC) for its operation
While expressing his concerned over poor maintenance of school, community toilets
and many Anganwadi toilets are usually abandoned after its construction he said such
assets should be maintained by VWSC. Later he handed over Field Testing Kits to all
Gram Panchayats under Aalo East UBU Zilla Constituency.
Er. Setum Yomcha, Superintending Engineer, PHED, Bene Circle explained about water
born diseases and diseases that spread due the lack of proper sanitation and personal
hygiene among people.
Jarjum Ete, women activist, has given many tips on health and hygiene and urged women
participants to know their role and responsibilities towards family and society in
maintaining good sanitation practices and in other development activities as well.
Rimo Taba, Consultant (M&E cum MIS) has explained in detail about the NRDWP and NBA
progaramme being implemented by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation through
PHED department and also explained about role and responsibilities of PRI and Village
Water and Sanitation Committee in the line of Rural Water and Sanitation programme
through power point presentation.
Later on the day participants were given training on handling of FTK. Among the participants
were PRI members, anganwadi workers, Ashas, GBs, teachers and students. DIPRO
Awareness prog on forest and environment held at Namsing
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: An awareness programme on Forest & Environment was held at Namsing
village under Mebo Sub-Division recently.
Addressing the programme, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife & BD) Omkar
Singh referring to D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary and its riverine beauty said that “The
riverine beauty along the Mighty River Siang viewing over the D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary
is breathtaking and if properly promoted, shall become one of the favorite tourist
destination of the state in near future”.
He urged the villagers of D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary’s fringe villages not to kill
anymore elephants as this animal is highly protected under law and it needs proper
conservation. PCCF lauded the effort of Daying Ering Wildlife Foundation Eco-Development
Society (DEWFEDS) for organizing the programme in association with Divisional Forest
Office, Pasighat Forest Division.
In connection with the killings of two female elephants recently in the area, Tabang
Jamoh, Divisional Forest Officer, Pasighat Forest Division along with his sub-ordinate
officers took serious cognizance of the incidents and had made formal arrest of two
suspects recently which itself created a mass awareness spreading across the area.
However, as per forest officials concern, the suspects were let off due to lack of
proper evidences. Jamoh also handed over some packets of crackers to DEWFEDS, to
distribute it to the Gaon Buras of various villages having crop-raiding problems.
AK Vishwal, Chief Conservator of Forest, Central Arunachal Circle, Pasighat had also
made all effort to lessen the killings of wildlife in the region due to which DEWFEDS
preferred to hold the awareness programme at core man-animal conflict zones so as
to bring direct and effective conservation by letting the messages of PCCF to reach
to the villagers.
DFO Wildlife, also urged one and all to help his department to protect rich wildlife
in D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary. While appreciating the DEWFEDS for organizing such
awareness programme in villages like Namsing, a potential fringe village of D Ering
Wildlife Sanctuary added that, department alone can’t achieve much and all need to
protect it together.
District Medical Officer Bagra said that, we need to protect wildlife and forest
resources today so as to have a better and healthy life as our environment is directly
affected by rapid depleting of forest coverage and wildlife due to greed of our people.
The representatives from WTI and WWF attending in the programme gave valuable advice
and suggestion to DEWFEDS for future course of conservational works by sharing their
various slides shows and details for more awareness in the region.
DEWFEDS, Chairman Maksam Tayeng, Chief Auditor Oki Modi and Resource Secy. Rajiv
Tayeng also spoke on the occasion. They briefed about the activities of the society
regarding protection of wildlife and forest in the area.
Visual awareness camp by Bhavishya Bharat
ITANAGAR, Jan 6: Bhavishya Bharat organized a one-day visual awareness camp at Jibaying
village, Nacho circle, Upper Subansiri with the support of specialist doctors of
PHC Nacho recently.
The residents of Jibaying village had the experience of film screening for the first
time in their life, when Bhavishya Bharat showed the health awareness films to educate
The whole programme was sponsored by M/s Indus Hydro Power (India) Pvt Limited as
a part of its CSR activities connected to Nalo Hydroelectric Project.
Bhavishya Bharat is an NGO which aims at promoting integrated and inclusive development
by establishing and implementing social, economic and environmental development projects
with support of M/s Indus Hydro Power (India) Pvt Limited under the Local Area Development
Programme of Nalo Hydroelectric Project.
Football & volleyball tournament for CM’s Trophy begins at Tezu
ITANAGAR, Jan 06: The constituency level football and volleyball tournament for CM’s
Trophy for men and women for Tezu Assembly Constituency began at Govt. Higher Secondary
School playground, Tezu today. The CM’s Trophy competition is for both men and women
Parliamentary Secretary (PHE & WS) Karikho Kri attended the inaugural function.
The opening football match was played between Tamlanagar and Khoraliang.
The tournament is being organized by Lohit District Olympic Association under the
aegis of Department of Sports & Youth Affairs.
The participating teams are:
Football (Men): Sunpura Football Club, Govt. HS School Jeko, Danglat Football Club,
United Loiliang Football Club, Telluliang Football Club, Tamla Nagar Football Club,
Tafragam Football Club, Khoraliang Football Club, Changliang-Duraliang Football Club
and Govt. HS School Tezu;
Football (Women): Govt. HS School Tezu, Changliang–Duraliang, Khoraliang, United
Loiliang, Tafragam and Telluliang.
Volleyball (Men): Govt. H.S. School Jeko, Sunpura, United Loiliang, Danglat, Govt
H.S. School Tezu, Telluliang, Tamlanagar, Tafragam, Khoraliang
Volleyball (Women): Telluliang, Vkv Tafragam, Govt. HS School Tezu and Tafragam.
This in response to ALSU‘s plea to APPSC which was published in local dailies on
6th January 2014. ALSU says that APPSCCE (prelims) qualified candidates are getting
demoralized because of delay in conducting main exam. How ALSU can say like that
for us. In fact serious candidate are happy that they are getting more time for preparation.
Public service commission exam is not a joke, subject like history and political
science has lengthy syllabus. It needs good amount of time for preparation. Only
the appearing candidate or those who have already appeared earlier in such exam will
know about this. Even UPSC gives sufficient time for preparation of mains exam.
If we remember in 2006 APPSC took almost 6 or 7 months to conduct mains exam . Here
, we want to say that conduction of such exam in short time puts candidate under
mental pressure. So, if we are getting lengthy time for preparation, it is only good
People should know that matter of APPSC and rejected candidates is in the court,
so it is no body’s business to interfere on the issue. Therefore we appeal to all
union , organization etc not to pressurize APPSC for early conduction of mains exam.
But , yes we also feel that commission should clearly inform that it would take few
more months ( If so) for the main exam. Accordingly those who are in job can take
leave for the said exam.
If anyone has any issue in this matter, he/she should individually deal with the
matter. Yes, after conducting mains exam, if result is delayed then union or association
Our main concern is that commission should not be pressurized for early conduction
of main exam. Therefore, through your esteemed daily, we would like to appeal all
union or association not do so and also appeal to APPSC not to come under such pressure.
Education sector given top priority only in paper
On behalf of all the SSA teachers, I would like to sincerely request office of education
minister, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh to respond the strong feeling of resentment of
the teachers serving under SSA. Most of them serving in rural areas have not been
paid salary for the last 3 months i.e. with effect from October, 2013. We know that
present government is giving top priority to education sector but unfortunately at
the ground level our teachers are facing so many problems and difficulties even after
serving dedicatedly in almost all the rural parts of Arunachal Pradesh. We are deeply
hurt by the way education department is not paying any attention and care to our
teachers who are bearing all the burdens without getting salaries for months together.
It is to be examined and assessed by minister education whether it is justified or
not? We want practical action rather than promises and words. Every day in all local
newspaper we read about all the ministers especially minister education always stating
that top priority will be given to education sector but the kind of situations we
are facing are very much contradictory to the words and policies announced. Today
our teachers are totally dissatisfied with the manner education department is managing
the affairs of administration which does not care for the teachers compelling us
to write to minister education through this daily to reflect our strong resentment.
We never imagined that education department will delay releasing of salaries during
this festive new year occasion but it happened because of the failure of minister.
It is presumed by our teacher that education department doesn’t seem to care for
us. This is not good at all.
We are impressed by the way Governor and Chief Minister in their New Year messages
reflected the policies and programme of the government, whereby education sector
has been declared as top priority sectors for human development. But the messages
could have been more attractive to our teaching communities if they knew the ground
realities being faced by the teachers who are not getting own hard earned salaries
timely. This hollow message added more frustration amongst the teachers because SSA
teachers couldn't enjoy this New Year festive occasion because of non release of
3 (three) months salaries.
Lastly, I on behalf of the teachers would like to request and appeal our Education
minister to understand the feeling being reflected here. The pending 3(three] months
salaries should be released as early as possible else we may be compelled to start
democratic movement to get justice at any point of time in future.
Techi Pahi Tara
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Chopper service is not for VIP only
The state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) yesterday made claim that Pawan Hans
helicopter services is basically being run for catering to the needs of VIPs and
VVIPs. The chopper service was stopped in Arunachal after tragic death of late CM
Dorjee Khandu following a chopper crash at Tawang on 30th April 2011. The state government
has re-introduced service 3 months ago. The BJP alleged that at present chopper is
used only for ferrying VIPs/VVIPs.
The party stated that common citizen is facing serious trouble due to such practices
adopted by VVIPs. The statement by opposition party holds some truth as many citizens
have also complained about it. Especially students and medical patients are the worst
sufferer. As most of the time seats are kept reserved for VIPs and VVIPs, those wanting
to avail chopper service for emergency are left disappointed. The state government
has to put an end to such VIP culture at the earliest. Let ordinary citizen avail
the chopper service.