PC increases state’s annual plan size, assures support for development
ITANAGAR, July 14: Annual Plan discussions between Deputy Chairman Plannng Commission,
Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu were held today.
Planning Commission has approved Annual Plan size of Rs 2100 crore for 2009-10 compared
to Rs. 2065 crore for last years plan. The revised Annual Plan of last year was Rs
1886.77 crore and with Rs 2100 crore plan size this year, there has been a rise of
11.3% in plan size. The rise in Central Assistance has been 22% over last year.
The increase in Central Assistance has been for development in areas of connectivity
(roads & bridges), power, education, health, agriculture, horticulture, industry,
forest, capacity building & absorption capacity, etc.
Chief Minister extended sincere thanks to the entire Planning Commission team under
Montek Singh Ahluwalia for tremendous support extended to Arunachal Pradesh during
last few years.
He hoped that Planning Commission of India will continue to extend its generous support
to Arunachal Pradesh. He indicated that most of plan requirements of the state have
been successfully addressed by the Planning Commission through various windows such
as Annual Plan, PM’s Package, and Special Plan Assistance etc.
He also thanked the Planning Commission for supporting many of the State’s projects
in various ministries during this time. Chief Minister thanked Ahluwalia for paying
visit to remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh despite extremely inclement weather in
the month of February and later visits of the then Principal Advisor along-with the
Advisor, Planning Commission S. Brohmochowdhary. Khandu said that the visits of such
senior functionaries from the Government of India are mutually very much beneficial.
The Government of India officials get first hand exposure of the area during such
tours and in turn our officers also get benefited from the expertise and advice from
officers of Union Government.
Khandu said that right from the day one in his office, he has been advocating about
sound monitoring mechanism to ensure that the funds are used efficiently and to the
fullest satisfaction of the people at large. The State Government took many initiatives
including hosting all information on respective web-sites, photography of the projects
at regular intervals, state level and district level monitoring committees involving
the panchayat raj leaders and taking the same analogy to sub-divisional and district
level, direct involvement of Deputy Commissioners in the monitoring and the revolutionary
idea of third party monitoring.
Chief Minister insisted on connectivity, problems of remoteness, lack of power transmission
& Distribution lines and other social & economic infrastructure.
In addition to the request for funds under Annual Plan, Chief Minister also requested
Planning Commission to impress on the Ministry of Finance, Government of India to
provide financial assistance to tide over the liabilities accrued due to 6th pay
Planning Commission appreciated the initiatives of Arunachal Pradesh like third party
monitoring, fiscal discipline, progress of implementation of Prime Minister’s package
and asked the state Government to continue with its reform measures.
Finance Minister Kalikho Pul insisted that cost of project execution in hilly terrain
of Arunachal Pradesh is higher and therefore higher Central assistance is required.
He stressed that Arunachal Pradesh should not be compared with other states due to
its strategic location and requested that the requirement of 10% state share should
He pleaded for special assistance to the State Government for giving 30 months arrears
of Rs 600 crores and requested that Planning Commission should support the case of
the state strongly before Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
Minister (PWD), Nabam Tuki, while pleading for support of Planning Commission before
the Ministry of Finance, Government of India for making resource available to discharge
the liability of 6th Pay Commission package, expressed hope that Planning Commission
of India will continue to extend its generous support to Arunachal Pradesh.
The meeting was also attended by Parliamentary Secretary (Planning) Tsewang Dhondup,
Chief Secretary Tabom Bam, K.D. Singh, Principal Secretary to CM, H.K. Paliwal, Principal
Secretary (Power & Co-ordination), V.K. Dev, Development Commissioner (Finance),
Otem Dai, Commissioner (PWD), Anshu Prakash, Commisioner (Health), Tape Bagra, Commissioner
(RD), Prashant Lokhande, Secretary (Planning) and Amit Singla, Joint Secretary (Finance).
(PRO to CM)
LM and CA continue crackdown on business establishments
ITANAGAR, July 14: Two traders of Naharlagun and three traders of Nirjuli have been
booked for violation of Standards Act by the Mobile Team of Legal Metrology & Consumer
Affairs Department today.
The team detected a considerable number of irregularities from (i) M/s Pootighar,
(ii) M/s Green Valley Enterprise of Naharlagun (iii) M/s Laxmi Enterprise, (iv) M/s
Shyam Store and (v) M/s Sree Ram Store of Nirjuli.
Special mention of today’s inspection was that exercise books meant for school children,
FC paper and note sheet were detected selling at pages far below the declared specified
pages viz. a note sheet pad of 100 sheet was found containing only 55 – 65 sheet.
The team will however, continue to inspect business establishments of the Capital
Complex from time to time for safety & protection of the consumers. Instructions
are also issued to all district units of the department for similar action, an email
sent by K.P. Tago, ACLM.
The department appealed the consumers of the state to keep their vigil on unscrupulous
trading practices and to come forward with their grievances either to the nearest
office of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs department or to lodge complaints to
respective District Forum.
Arunachalee in Limca book of records
ITANAGAR, July 14: Ranphoa Ngowa’s has inked his name in the record books by creating
a world Record in solving the world largest commercial jigsaw challenge and registering
his name in the World Record Academy and Limca Book of Records. He is the first Arunachalee
to find mention in World Record Academy & Limca Book of Records.
Over 1,82,000+ sharpest minds from all over the country participated in this online
challenge in the site www.stay-sharp.in and ended up creating a World Record for
solving the World’s Largest Commercial Jigsaw Challenge, which is registered with
the World Record Academy, the Limca Book of Records and is awaiting response from
the Guinness Book of World Records.
In order to amplify the excitement of this World Record and let people enjoy a physical
feel of the jigsaw puzzle, the entire 25,000 online puzzle was solved physically
on ground at Select City Walk Mall, Saket, New Delhi from the 3rd to 7th of July,
by the designer Royce B. McClure along with the leaders of the challenge. Amongst
the leaders of the challenge who have been flown in Delhi from all over the country,
from 6th-8th July, 23-year old Ngowa was ranked 6th in the challenge and his fastest
time for solving the online puzzle being recorded at 31 secs.
Actress Konkana Sen Sharma, Chairman of HUL (Hindustan Unilever Limited) Vikram Grover
and the Jigsaw Genius Royce B. McClure distributed the World Record Certificate to
all the top leaders of the Jigsaw challenge.
A computer science Final Year student of NERIST, Ranphoa Ngowa is from Kheti in Tirap
district. His areas of interest are quite unique too. Vedi Mathematics, memory techniques
and date and calendar are some of his interest!
He has won number of competitions. Now the young talent is looking for funds and
sponsors to take him to the World Rubik’s Cube Championship to be held in Düsseldorf
in Germany from Oct 9-11.
Seppa area may become hub in future for orange production in Arunachal Pradesh
ITANAGAR, July 14: Prof. Binay Singh and Dr Padam Raj Gajurel Department of forestry,
NERIST visited East Kameng District especially Pakoti and Bana to evaluate the work
of CCS scheme undertaken by Horticulture Department from July 11 to 13 last.
During the visit they also observe the potentiality of Horticultural crops for socio
economic development of the people in the area and revealed that the Seppa area has
great potential in horticultural crops particularly in orange production.
The visit was conducted along with the officials of Department of Horticulture, Seppa.
It was found that the people of the area are interested in organic farming with the
initiative taken by Department of Horticulture particularly in horticultural crops
such as Orange, Banana and Pineapple.
The faculty member of NERIST also observed that the climatic condition and soil quality
of the area is favorable for these crops.Bana area has become now one of the major
orange production center of the state besides, Along, Basar, Pasighat and Wakro.
Already about 1500 ha area has been covered under orange plantation. The observation
of few plantation of the area revealed the healthy growth of the plant with sufficient
production of fruit.
Apart from growing the plants some of the progressive farmers are also earning good
income through established Nursury of orange. The state government has taken good
initiative in the horticultural sector in the area.
The faculties members also discussed thoroughly with the farmers about various issues
and prospects of organic farming and showed their interest to support them providing
technical know how.
It has also been found that the biggest problems for the farmers are the marketing
and post harvest managements of their products.
The state government should take proper measures to solve the marketing and post
harvest management including cold storage which will encourage the farmers to produce
more crops, benefiting themselves as well as the state government.
ATU demands publication of result
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: Arunachal Tribal Union (ATU) appealed the concerned department
for immediate publication of written interview result of APO and JE, before implementation
of Election Modal Code of Conduct.
It said the interview was conducted by Department of UD and PHED for the post Assistant
Project Officer (APO) and Junior Engineer (JE) Civil, Electrical and Mechanical on
December and January last.
Meanwhile, it said that the winner’s of Play win game and Sub-retailers Agency are
facing problems due to delayed payment to the winning ticket since last three years,
which is operating under the supervision of lottery department, government of Arunachal
It appealed the Secretary, lottery department to look into the grievances and take
immediate step for payment of winning ticket.
ATSU demands re-tendering
ITANAGAR July 14: All Tirap Students’ Union (ATSU) urged that RGGVY package work
(supply/erection) estimated cost Rs 6, 30,00000 (six crore thirty lakhs) for Khonsa
to Lazu be re-tendered immediately.
The union alleged that firm M/s Halder Enterprise and its Attorney holder one Vijay
Kumar Tayal from Tinsukia, Assam executing the same was suspended for submitting
a fake bank guarantee obtained from Union Bank of India Chapakhowa, Assam.
It further alleged that power grid work for construction of Khathalgury, Deomali
Line (SH: Building, roads, culverts, drains and under ground water tanks, internal
and external electrification of the colony) estimated cost of Rs 3.96 crores should
be re-tendered as the same person with the power attorney of M/s Capital Enterprise,
Naharlagun has failed to submit Bank Guarantee Certificate at the specific time.
Such defaulters should be punished and not allowed to halt any development process
in Tirap, ATSU said and further alleged that the concern authority is showing no
interest in the matter which is hampering developmental process of the area.
The union demanded for re-tender for both the works and legal action against the
defaulters within July, failing which the union would take its own course of action.
Tour held to assess ground realities
ITANAGAR, July 14: Sangram Anchal segment Zilla Parishad Member Tai Yapang, Anchal
chairperson Tamchi Kamey, public leader Bamang Felix accompanied by many panchayat
leaders, GBs, youths and other prominent senior leaders did an extensive tour to
all the villages of Sangram administrative circle to asses the ground realities of
living condition of the people from June 30 to July 9 last.
Yapang informed that the people strongly resented the stagnation of development for
the last ten years in the circle.
She further said that the people expressed on the need for leadership change for
the over all development of the constituency.
Public leader Bamang Felix urged upon the people to exercise their adult franchise
with right maturity and conscious to elect a capable leader in the coming assembly
He further assured the people to play a model role in developing the area if elected
as their representative.
Felicitation to Nimbusians
ITANAGAR, July 14: With a view to encouraging the toppers, Nimbus Tutorial today
felicitated the top rankers in Arunachal Pradesh Joint Entrance Examination 2009
in the institution premises in presence of all the teaching staffs and students.
The principal of Nimbus Tutorial Vinay Kumar Rana gave away the prizes and asked
the student community to labour hard for upcoming various state and national exams.
State BJP launches Mandal Chalo Abhiyan
ITANAGAR, July 14: Keeping an eye on the ensuing Assembly election, the state BJP
unit here launched senior leaders’ Mandal Chalo Abhiyan today.
Former Lok Sabha MP and BJP, National Secretary, Kiren Rijiju lunched his first leg
of the programme from Lower Subansiri today which would continue up to July 30 next.
During the programme state senior leaders would assess the ground level positions
of the Party and interact with the party workers, well wishers and sympathizers towards
in various districts. The objective of the party’s Mandal Chalo Abhiyan is to focus
on the malfunctioning of the ruling Govt, build confidence of the party workers,
well wishers and sympathizers besides to tell the people that Bharatiya Janata Party
can give the leadership to the state.
Rijiju would be the star campaigner in October 2009 Assembly elections in Arunachal
Pradesh with the central leadership assuring full support and cooperation. The party
for the first time decided to rope in all the 60 (Sixty) Assembly seats with a mission
for change, according to a party release.
14th Doimukh Youth Festival
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: 1st ever Mega Youth Festival was jointly conducted by Kimin, Doimukh,
Balijan and Taraso youths at Balijan from July 10-12 to create feelings of brotherhood
amongst the youths and aware the people on education and area development.
Speaking on the occasion, Former MP and Adviser to Chief Minister Nabam Rebia highlighting
on Global warming, urged the youth and the villager to plant more tree to have a
He also participated on the seminar on preservation of natural resources, protection
of wild life, awareness on HIV/AIDs and preservation of cultural heritage of Nyishi
Kimin youth team won the running football trophy of five Zila Segment, 14 Doimukh
Meanwhile, Kimin Zilla Segment has been selected as venue for the second Mega Youth
Unions demand appropriate action
ITANAGAR, July 14: All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union (AUSDSU) and All
Tagin Students’ Union (ATSU) demanded the state government to take appropriate action
against the appointment of IT facilitator by the Commissioner SSA.
The unions said that in 2005-06 under SSA’s CAL programme Rs 10.78 lakhs was sanctioned
and appointment of IT facilitator was made from outside the district and the programme
was a complete failure.
For the current session of 2008-09, Rs 41.69 lakhs has been sanctioned under the
same programme which was handed over to APM & PCL for implementation the unions said
and claimed that once again the mistake has be repeated with the appointment of IT
facilitator from outside the district.
Such appointments are the in violation of the SSA guidelines as per the recruitment
of IT facilitator, the unions added.
The appointees residing in another district seldom perform their duty the union alleged
and further added the local youths are deprived of employment opportunity.
The unions demanded immediate action against Commissioner SSA for showing nepotism
in recruitment procedure within one month.
Free health and awareness camp
ITANAGAR, Jul 14: All Arunachal Pradesh Orphan Students’ Welfare Association (AAPOSWA)
in collaboration with Seijosa Sub-divisional inter Village Community Welafare Association
and Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar conducted free medical camp cum health
awareness program and free medical checkup at Seijosa on July 12 last.
Altogether, 586 patients attended the camp and medicines were provided free of cost
the needy patients.
Dr. M Kare, Dr. K Tamar and two lab technicians Amal Maity, Giridhari Dalai three
Swamijis from RK Mission and ASM Mepung Tana Tara attended the camp.
Meanwhile, SSDIVCWA, Takum Nabum and ASM Mepung Tana Tara appreciated AAPOSWA and
RK Mission Hospital for carrying out medical and awareness camp in the rural areas
for the benefit of the poor patients.
Mra to scale Karadadi
NAHARLAGUN, July 14: My next target will be to scale the unexplored Karadadi peak
in Indo-China Border under Kurung kumey sector and to infuse the craving for an adventure
sports to the younger generations of the state, said Arunachalle Evrester Tapi Mra.
The fast civilian Evrester from the North East disclosed his desire to scale Karadadi
while sharing his experience with the officers of Lower Subansiri District when he
called on the Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Sadhana Deori at her office today.
A person with vision and determination can achieve anything and can be successful
in any field said Mara while requesting the officers to guide the younger generations
for opting exploring into the adventure sports sector.
The path to every success is full of obstacles and one need to clear it with full
determination and that was exactly what I did to summit Mt. Everest.
I had planned it for last fifteen years and had faced lost of difficulties but my
achievement at last is sweet and it remains for ever, he said.
After having achieved his school days ambition, he is still craving to do more for
the nation and particular for the state. As part of it, he is touring Lower Subansiri
Visiting schools to share his experience and encourage children to set a target and
have a vision in life.
Despite ample financial and moral help from the state Government including the Governor,
Gen (Rtd) J.J. Singh, Chief Minister Doorjee Khandu, State Tourism Secretary Bandhana
Deori and others, he had to face acute financial crisis while summiting the world
The situation worsened to the extent that he had to stay back at Nepal for days together
for want of money for procuring a return journey ticket but thanks to State Tourism
Secretary Bandhana Deori for managing it out, he informed while thanking the state
government, and his indebtedness to his individual well wishers and NGOs including
Tagin Welfare Society, Taro Opey Foundation etc. for their moral and financial support.
Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, while felicitating Mara, who took 53 hours and
40 minutes, the Indians fastest and worlds 7th fastest Evrester said, it would be
easier for our youths to summit the Everest as you have shown the way. DIPR.
Power restored in Pasighat, dept calls for adequate quota
PASIGHAT July 13: Much to the relief of the people, power supply in Pasighat have
After putting hectic efforts of the officers/engineers of Power (electrical) department
Pasighat Division, the power supply line from Aalo to Pasighat has been restored.
The town was reeling under darkness because CT (current transformer) was burnt in
the Circuit Breaker at substation, of Power Grid Corporation at Aalo from where the
power quota of Pasighat is transmitted and a Disc in between Aalo and Pangin was
also burnt, the concerned department informed.
The SE Rokom Bado and EE Pasighat Division Okom Siram expressed dissatisfaction over
the existing ‘Quota’ against the East Siang district, provided by the Central Power
The SE in an official statement apprised that as per existing norms the Central Power
Allocation authority allocates 500 KW only against the district, presuming that the
district have 1500 KW (1.5 MW) from state sector. In fact, the electrical (power)
division Pasighat, is not getting this much quantity from local source/power generator.
The CSP (Central Sector Power) has allocated 500 KW to this district and out of which
200 KW are being consumed by en-route villages, Er. Bado further added.
Even after restoration of power supply, the department may not be able to provide
sufficient voltage and did not rule out power-cuts unless the proposal for right
quota for the district is approved by the central power allocation authority.
The local MLA Bosiram Siram while monitoring the situation held a meeting with the
officers/engineers and asked them to restore the power immediately.
The consumptions and requirement of the densely populated city like Pasighat is too
high and therefore the concern authority should allocate more power to the local
authority, so that the CSP and SPS (Local) supply is accessible up-to 2 MW or more
to fulfill the needs of the consumers. (DIPRO)
Mikong-Mangnang PMGSY Road remains still
PASIGHAT, Jul 14: Intellectual Forum of 37th Assembly Constituency, West Pasighat,
East Siang District said that PMGSY Mikong-Mangnang Road, which should be completed
on April 2008 as per the agreement done by the KT Enterprise and the Rural Work Department,
government of Arunachal Pradesh, is yet to see the light of the day.
The construction was taken up by KT Enterprise in 2007 but it could not construct
even 30% of the work till date, and under such circumstances the department had extended
another 12 months up to April 2009, but again the said company failed to start its
work in the site. The forum appealed the Chief Engineer RWD, Minister RWD and MLA
37 West Pasighat Assembly Constituency to take immediate action against KT Enterprise
and direct them to surrender the contract with immediate effect and threatened to
call strike, if the concerned authorities fail to address the same.
Paddy Crop Failure, Farmers Apprehensive
PASIGHAT July 14: East Siang district is basically an agricultural district with
60 % of its total population depending entirely on agriculture for their livelihood.
The farmers of East Siang district largely dependent on paddy cultivation during
monsoon, but this year the total cropped area has gone dry due to prolonged sunny
weather and scanty rainfall. Albeit, the much awaited rains arrived in 1st part of
July and continued for couple of days, but the down poured was quite insufficient.
The ZPM (Bogong) Okom Tamuk appealed the District Agriculture authority to arrange
and provide more subsidized pump sets to the farmers instead of PDMs (Paddy Dehusking
Machines) which would more help the farmers.
Few could install pump sets with nearby water sources but maximum paddy seedlings
have become dry due to drought.
Traditional prayer will be organized on the riverbank of Sibokorong, just 2 Km away
from Pasighat with the hope of sufficient rainfall and bumper harvest on July 15
District Horticulture Office reaches out to people
ANINI, July 14: Department of Horticulture with a noble mission to encourage small
farmers to take up horticulture as mainstay of livelihood has launched the month
long training cum awareness campaign under Bamboo mission technology, integrated
development of horticulture and monsoon plantation programme in the Dibang Valley
district since May last.
“Go to the people”, is a message carried by the Anini District Horticulture Officer
Nawang Lobsang accompanied by the Horticulture Development Officer Despite hostile
terrain and rough weather, the team has traveled by light Gypsy to the Maliney, an
international border out post manned by ITBP jawans to disseminate information relating
to horticulture activities and bamboo related activities for speedy development of
economically backward tribal community.
Anini, with its moderate climate, has more than 10 varieties of bamboo plants, such
as Phyllostachys bambusoides, bambusa tulda, pallida besides which are found in the
DHO, Lobsang was of view that it has a lucrative option for the progressive farmers
in the district.
Bamboo is a versatile group of plants which is capable of providing ecological, economic
and livelihood security to the people, Lobsang said. Under the bamboo mission technology,
the District Horticulture Department, Anini ventured out to encourage farmers and
impart training for getting a more in depth technical knowledge and information about
the schemes in non-forest area, he said.
Similar training programmes are being also organized for the farmers at Angrim Valley,
Angolin, Arzoo, Awunli, Punli and Athunli.
DHO informed adding that preparatory training to the farmers for next monsoon fruit
bearing plantations such as apple, kiwi, walnut and orange plants are also being
He further informed that a Bamboo processing unit is proposed to be set up at Alinye,
(Advance Landing Ground) incense sticks by the Department of Industries, some 16
KM far away from district headquarter with a view to facilitate the marketing of
the bamboo produces and generate employment avenues for the localities.
Roing gets temporary respite from Power & Water
ROING July 14: The Roing citizens at last received respite from sultry summer weather
with the temporary restoration of 750 KW Deopani Hydel that was non-functional following
breached in the intake point on 24 last flash flood causing crisis in both power
and drinking water supply in the township.
The intake point has been restored temporarily by the concerted effort collectively
extended by the departments of the GREF, PHED, RWD, WRD, POWER, and PWD. The damage
was massive including heavy siltation at the intake point and riverbed went down
to 1.5 meters resulting harsh like condition for the department.
Though, the water in the channel started flowing once again bringing momentary respite
to the people but the uncertainty still looms at large due to its (intake point)
dismal state of position.
The unsafe intake point is also giving restlessness to the department especially
during this monsoon season owing to its repeated breakdown, observes the Hydro Power
Shortage of labourer and mobilization of funds at the time emergency is another obstacle
for the department to immediately meet with the crisis, expresses O Apum AE Hydro
Meanwhile, Y W Ringu DC also commits to manage funds from the relief for the incurred
expenditure in the restoration work. "The recurring crisis of power & drinking water
every year during monsoon is found to be never ending process in the township. The
master plan or immediate alternate would be the need of the hour" the DC hopes.
Adopt new technology: ADC
DIRANG, July 13: West Kameng District Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rinchin Tashi
while inaugurating the 15 days Sericulture beneficiaries training programme on Pre-cocoon
technology sponsored by the Central Silk Board under the Cluster Development programme
at OTCC Dirang has urged the beneficiaries to work hard and adopt scientific approach
in rearing of Silk worms and plantation of Food Plants.
He said that the traditional methods used in cultivation are not applicable in this
modern age. He advised the beneficiaries to become self reliant by taking up income
generating schemes like Sericulture and urged the youths to help the government in
implementing poverty alleviation schemes successfully.
He also said that the Youths should not run for Govt. job as every educated youth
may not get good job to sustain their family.
Encouraging the beneficiaries to make full use of the training programme, Tashi advised
the Nodal Textile & Handicrafts Departments to take up similar programme in other
parts of the District.
Highlighting the details of the training programme, West Kameng District Textile
& Handicrafts Assistant Director Dorjee Phuntso informed that the training programme
is sponsored by the Central Silk Board Bangalore under the Cluster Development Programme
for Pre-Cocoon Technology.
The training is for 50 beneficiaries, (25 each for Eri and Mulberry) for 15 days
and stipend of Rs. 50/- per day will be paid to the beneficiaries, he added. He also
informed that after this training programme the beneficiaries will be assisted for
plantations of Food Plants and Rearing Houses with the financial assistance from
the Central silk Board.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. N.D. Singh Programme Co-coordinator (Krishi Vigyan
Kendra Dirang) said that KVK’s main duty is to look after the activities of the allied
departments like Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary, Sericulture and urged the
beneficiaries to avail similar training programme conducted by them.
On the occasion, several district Head of Departments attended the Inaugural Function
to encourage the beneficiaries.
Kaye join NCP
ITANAGAR: Senior Public Leader Karto Kaye along with former general secretary, Block
Congress Committee, 36 Nari-Koyu Constituency Tabom Boje formally joined Nationalist
Congress Party (NCP).
Meanwhile, Boje has been appointed as President, East Siang District, NCP Unit.
SEPPA: Pige Ligu, the new Deputy Commissioner, East Kameng has called upon minister,
MLAs, ZP Chairperson & HODs for a coordination meeting scheduled on July 17 next.
Meanwhile, the DC will hold another coordination meeting shortly with local officers,
senior citizen, NGOs, market welfare association & student organisation pertaining
to various issues concerning the district, reports DIPRO, Seppa.
APSU educational & awareness tour
ITANAGAR: All Puroik Students’ Union (APSU) in a meeting held today at Naharlagun
has extended its support to All Puroik Welfare Society’s demands.
It also decided to conduct an educational tour cum social awareness campaign programmee
in the entire Puroik inhabited areas under East Kameng, Kurung Kumey District and
Papum Pare District from first week of August.
APSU and Capital Complex Puroik Youths Association (CCPYA) appealed all the teachers
of the government schools of the Puriok areas to present in respective posting places.
Gambling - a social crime
Women in the state Capital are busiest gamblers and men; their husbands are spectators
of the games. The so called gambling, Boli, being played in a large scale, is turning
to be a fashion and making the women addicted to it. Statistically, 63 per cent of
the gamblers are Govt service holders, 27 per cent business women and 10 per cent
are wives of politicians and Govt officers. Though no report of any offence among
the gamblers has so far been reported, however, as per observations of common people,
lot of disadvantages are found in this game.
One may come across the fact that every gambler has more than ten-thirty groups of
gambling partners in different places of Itanagar and Naharlagun where she has to
play this game with them round the clock. In this regard, her moral duty to serve
as mother of kids lapses because of ‘no time’ and the kids are victimized on the
pretext of gambling, creating disturbances with the family.
Since 63 per cent gamblers are Govt service holders, they always discontinue their
charter of duty that leads to pending of Govt duty and harassment to public. It is
because of this gambling, that bank officials minimized the amounts of cash withdrawal
in all ATM servicing centers and the common people are being harassed unnecessarily.
So the gambling is a cime, whatever nature and system of play it may be.
In a nation like India, there may have no law, which binds women from gamble any
way. We orally assume that women’s gambling is a stigma, which is treated as a social
crime, hence it is punishable. However, the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh, NGOs, students
union etc may have different perspective on this but the state State Women Commission
should initiate some measures to stop the rampant gambling among the women of the
state. In addition to it, the Church leaders should organize a crusade against the
gambling and against those addicted to it.
Seka Barbia Welfare Society
Kurung Kumey district
Arunachal Pradesh Man Power and Project Consultancy Ltd does not follow the MoU signed
between SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar and APMPCL.
The recent interview conducted by the APMPCL for the posts of IT facilitator and
coordinator was not legal and not in accordance with the MoU. Salaries of the facilitator
and coordinator and term of appointment for the IT facilitator are not in conformity
with the MoU.
Moreover, no advertisement was published in local media by the APMPCL for the appointment
and the interview was conducted by single person.
As per the MoU the qualification of the IT facilitator must be graduate, BCA etc,
but even the Class X pass candidate are appointed.
Therefore, we the IT facilitator of Arunachal Pradesh would like to appeal the education
department to dismiss the APMPCL for not following the MoU.
Arunachal IT facilitator Association
Reconsider Panyor power project
We, on behalf of the local people of Loko-Lumri village of Yachuli circle under Lower
Subansiri district would like to draw the attention of the state Govt, particularly
the secretary power that every year, the people of these two villages, under the
banner of Loko-Lumri village boundary Committee (LLVBC), come forward to check the
boundary in between the three rivers viz, Panyor, Pein and Pedy. It is learnt from
news report that the PRIs questioned the Govt’s move to develop Panyor power project
by M/s Raajratna Energy Holdings Pvt Ltd of Shimla, which started survey and investigation
works in the area. We think this is the right step taken up by PRIs that needs to
be appreciated. Further, we would like to inform that the land in between Pedy and
Pein rivers is community land. There is no land of a particular person, whoever could
trespass such land, and if found, must be disclosed publicly and if necessary, he
or she be booked as per law of the land. Such short of acts on the part of the person
concerned who conceals the fact and misleads the Govt to sign MoA with the power
developer should not be appreciated by an quarter.
Therefore, it is our humble appeal to the state Govt, particularly the secretary
power to reconsider the MoA and cancel the same for public interest. Further, we
would like to appeal to PRIs, GBs and general public residing nearby the river banks
to come forward and oppose such move by the Govt undermining the local sentiments,
without divulging the information.
Toko Tatam, Khoda Tokum, Toko Nikam, Toko Apa, Toko Jottam
Active members of LLVBC
We the members of Intellectual Youth Forum of 37 Pasighat West Assembly Constituency
would like to extend our sincere congratulations to Kalling Darung, son of Dr Lal
Chand Darung and Mrs Yaram Mingki (Darung) of Sika Tode village, East Siang district.
Kalling has set an example for Arunachalee students who are pursuing their studies
in Delhi. We are really proud of him. He has done his graduation from Ram Jas College,
New Delhi and was the topper in B A Final year examination 2009 in both ST and general
Pasighat, East Siang