The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving
information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate
Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be
kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
TWS felicitates toppers
ITANAGAR, Jul 04: Tamchi Welfare Society (TWS) has felicitated the topper students
of its clan who excelled in the Class X and Class XII CBSE exams - 2012-2013 in a
glittering function held at Hotel Arun Subansiri here on 2nd July. Kurung Kumey Zilla
Parishad chairperson Shangha Tagik felicitated the toppers -Tamchi Yaram Silpy and
Tamchi Taju of Class X, Tamchi Rohini and Tamchi Marina of Class XII (Sc) and Tamchi
Agung and Tamchi Tamak, Class XII (Hum) with cash and certificates.
He appreciated TWS for encouraging their younger generation in the education sector.
Tagik also stressed the need of unity, discipline and hard work for the success
Among others, Er. Bamang Tadh, Chairman, Murh Hatey Society Sangram, TWS secretary
Tamchi Kache, vice president Tamchi Tagum and patron Tamchi Tahar also spoke on
Popi Sarmin Awards ceremony held
ITANAGAR, July 4: The Popi Sarmin Society organised Popi Sarmin Awards and Musical
Nite at Dree ground here yesterday.
Attending the function, Parliamentary Secretary (UD, LM & TP) Padi Richo extolled
the contributions of the Popi Sarmin Society towards the preservation of traditional
culture and assured to patronise a programme for mobilising all the artistes of Apatani
tribe on a common platform in the near future.
Deputy Chief Councillor, Itanagar Municipality Kipa Babu also lauded the endeavour
of the PSS in preserving and promoting the traditional art and culture of the Apatanis.
Popi Sarmin Society, Chairman Habung Tago called upon the people to uphold the traditional
values by organising and participating in socio-cultural events.
On the occasion, the society felicitated Roto Tadi, Mihin Kaning, Hage Komo, Hage
D. Appa, Habung Tago and Hage Tanyo for their achievement in various field.
Coordination meeting of SSA Zilla Mission held
AALO Jul 04: A coordination meeting was held among the functionaries of SSA Zilla
Mission, West Siang District, under the Chairmanship of M K Sahoo, DC-cum-DPD, SSA
Zilla Mission, Aalo at his office conference hall recently.
The DC-cum-DPD focused on the position of textbooks in the district and timely distribution
of textbooks and uniforms in the school before July 15. He suggested that for the
requirements and shortage of textbooks if any, may be reported to the Director School
Education and State Project Director, Itanagar immediately. While referring to the
mid-day-meal (MDM) he directed DDSE-cum-DPO to short out require items in the district
through MDM I/C and make available at all schools. The school grant and maintenance
grant should be deposited in the bank account as per guidelines. The District Community
Mobilization Coordinator was asked to impart capacity buildings training of all PRIs/SMCs/BPGs
for their effectiveness. He further gave stress on civil works and proper maintenance
of pupil teacher ratio (PTR).
Earlier, Tomi Doke, DDSE-cum-DPO and coordinators of the various intervention of
SSA Zila Mission, West Siang also spoke on the occasion.
Govt employees donates salary for Uttarakhand flood victims
YINGKIONG, Jul 04: The Upper Siang district administration has collected one day’s
salary from its employees amounting to Rs 7,92,315 being the first phase of contribution
for depositing the same to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the victims of Uttarakhand.
The Deputy Commissioner Liyon Borang informed that all the working departments like
PWD, WRD, Power, Hydro-Civil, RWD, DFO (WL) of the district are yet to deposit their
contributions to the district administration. He further instructed heads of offices,
DDOs of the respective technical and working departments to take prompt actions in
this regard to show their solidarity with the victims of natural calamities in Uttarakhand
on humanitarian ground. DIPRO.
ANYA KK Unit reiterates demand
ITANAGAR, Jul 04: In its representation submitted to Parliamentary Secretary Home
and Chief Secretary, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) Kurung Kumey District Unit
today reiterated its demand for an immediate arrest of then District Art & Culture
Officer (DACO) who was allegedly involved in Rs 2.50 crore scandal in DACO Kurung
Kumey and reportedly absconding since last year. ANYA unit further demanded thorough
enquiry into the case to find out other officers/officials involved in the case.
BJP Mahila Morcha national meet held
ITANAGAR, Jul 04: The National Executive meeting of Mahila Morcha (BJP) was held
at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh from June 29 to 30 last. In the meeting, it was decided
that 33 per cent women reservation shall be passed in the parliament.
Also voicing strong objection against atrocities on women, it demanded for a separate
article to be annexed in the parliament to deal with such cases.
East Siang holds review meeting on PMEGP
ITANAGAR, Jul 04: The district level review meeting on Prime Minister Employment
Generation Programme (PMEGP) was held yesterday under the chairmanship of East Siang
DC cum District Task Force Committee at Siang guest house, Pasighat.
Almost all the banks of East Siang district attended the meeting.
DC RK Mishra in his speech urged the DIC and the bankers to coordinate amongst themselves
for successful implementation of the scheme in the district.
PHED&WS asked to set up DPC
ITANAGAR, Jul 04: The All Arunachal Pradesh Public Health Engineering & Water Supply
Department Workers Union (AAPPHE & WSDWU) has demanded for timely conduction of DPC
in PHED & WS department.
In a letter addressed to the parliamentary secretary, PHED &WS, it said, since 1995,
no DPC was ever set up which has immensely hampered permanent/WC/promotion of employees
of different categories.
ZPM Chambang writes to power department
ITANAGAR, Jul 04: Chambang ZPM has urged power department for connection of power
supply from transit point Dokio-Langpo, Old Palin and electrification of Chambang
Township before August 15 next, the Independence day.
In a letter addressed to the chief engineer (Western Zone), power, it said in spite
of five years of work execution, which is more than the completion term of project/scheme,
the electrification of Chambang area under RGGVY is yet to be done.
Exposure tour for progressive farmers
ITANAGAR, Jul 04: Training cum exposure visit programme to Indian Council of Agricultural
Research, Basar for progressive farmers of Lower Dibang Valley District was organized
by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lower Dibang Valley District.
During their two-day visit SRI method of Paddy Cultivation was exhibited.
Resource persons highlighted the present status and future prospects of SRI method
of Paddy Cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh.
Apart from these, in order to motivate and adopt commercial cultivation of paddy
crop, trained participants were distributed with seeds of high yielding varieties
of Maize, Groundnut and vegetable.
Panchayat leaders review implementation of schemes
ITANAGAR, Jul 04: A block governing body meeting was held at Koloriang yesterday
to discuss proper utilization of centrally sponsored schemes in Koloriang segement.
The meeting was chaired by Bengia Tapo, Anchal Chairperson of Lower Koloriang Anchal
Segment and attended by the panchayat leaders, including ZPMs, GPMs and EO (RE),
EO (Credit), EO(Industry).
Operation against scraps metal dealers at Roing
ROING, Jul 04: Lower Dibang Valley District Administration along with police conducted
operation against rogue scrap metal dealers at Roing Township following complaints
regarding theft of building and fencing materials, like rods, angle posts, barbed
wires, solar plates, vehicle parts etc.
The raids were conducted in six scrap vendors situated within township.
The SP cautioned the scrap dealers not to purchase such materials without making
any proper verification and keep records of each and every item they purchased along
with address of the sellers. He also instructed them to report to the Police Station,
Roing to get their materials checked before the consignment is dispatched.
One scrap dealer running business without valid trading licence was asked to close
his business while two other persons without Inner Line Permit were fined. DIPRO
Rakhe Sinku adjudged winner of first ‘Anime Cosplay Festival’
ITANAGAR, Jul 04: Altogether five young anime lovers from Arunachal Pradesh represented
the State in ‘Nagaland’s first ‘Anime Cosplay Festival’ held at the Heritage in Kohima
on June 29 last.
Organized by the Nagaland Anime Junkies, the event witnessed participation of more
than 500 Animes, Mangas and other comic lovers from Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and
the host state Nagaland.
The main highlights of the event were Anime lovers ‘cosplaying’ their favorite anime
characters like Naruto and Uchiko.
Jenny Pinggam from Arunachal cosplayed as Orihime Innoue, Junu Pinggam as Kuchiki
Rukia, Rakhe Sinku as Kuchiki Byakuya, Kenndy Umbon as Kurasaki Ichigo and Pisa Chepai
as Usui Takumi respectively.
Meanwhile, Rakhe Sinku of Arunachal was adjudged the winner of the first ‘Anime Cosplay
Gyati Anju crowned Miss Apatani
ITANAGAR, Jul 04: Gyati Anju from Hari village was crowned the winner of Miss Apatani—2013
contest at Ziro last night. Hibu Rinya of Hong village and Ngilyang Yaming of Tajang
village were the first and second runner –up respectively.
Other sub-title winners were Subu Diming, Kalung village (Best Smile), Nani Ankha,
Reru village (Best Hair Style), Mudang Elie, Mudang-Tage village (Best Catwalk),
Hage Yama, Hari village (Miss Photogenic).
Designer of the winner’s costume Padi Yanku was adjudged as the best designer and
awarded cash prize of Rs.15, 000.
The consolation prizes were sponsored by Padi Kunya, wife of Padi Richo, local MLA
and chairman, Central Dree Festival Committee, Ziro.
Altogether 18 beautiful women participated in the contest.
Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete and Superintendent of Police PN Khrimey
also attended the colorful function.
Artificial flood creates havoc in Ruksin
RUKSIN, Jul 04: The second spell of monsoon rains caused artificial in Ruksin Township
Wednesday as there is no drainage system to drain out rainwater from the road.
Heavy rainfall since last midnight flooded police colony, forest office, Tax and
Excise Office, Oil Depot and other places and causing great inconvenience to the
“Neither the government departments nor the elected leaders are paying heed towards
this constant problem here,” lamented the affected people. They say the natural drain
for rainwater has been vanished after reconstruction of the National Highway-52 passing
along Assam-Arunachal boundary here.
The situation is not better in Pasighat town too. A short spell of rains causes water
logging in various places within the township making it difficult for people to live
The region, including parts of Assam is witnessing heavy and moderate rainfall since
June 26 last.
The Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) had a forecast of timely arrival of monsoon
in NE states including Arunachal Pradesh. However, late arrival of monsoon has affected
paddy cultivation in various places of the state.
DC flags off educational tour of students
YINGKIONG, Jul 04: Upper Siang district Deputy Commissioner Liyon Borang flagged
off exposure tour of meritorious students from Class VI to VIII standards hailing
from various schools of Upper Siang District today at Circuit point Yingkiong.
A total of 44 students with escort T C Medhi Coordinator ST/SC with two other officials
left Yingkiong, the team will visit Pasighat, Itanagar, Guwahati and Shillong. During
their tour the team will visit the places like, RGU, NERIST, Science Museum, Diploma
Engineering College, NEHU, Robert College, Cherapunjee, G.U, Zoo, Birla Planetarium,
Cotton College and Horticulture College.
Earlier on the occasion, Borang advised the students to follow the directives of
the escort properly to avoid any untoward incidence during the period of their journey.
He also advised them to minutely observe all the important places, sites and institutions
which they are going to visit as because this would be a new knowledge, experience
and encouragement to them and useful for them in future.
Among others Komin Borang District Coordinator, N. Tsering BEO, Ajong Sibo BRCC,
T. Bomong BEO, T. Taron DTO, O. Rukbo CRCC Hqr and Dr. Teru Borang VS, Yingkiong
attended the flag off programme.
354 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
ITANAGAR, Jul 04: The barbaric act of rape and killing of a three year-old girl on
Tuesday at Bhalukpong has continued to draw furious condemnation from civil society
with increasing demand for capital punishment to the rapist.
All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) today reiterated the demand for capital
punishment to the rapist besides review of all such cases for fast tracing to grant
Meanwhile, AAPSU president Kamta Lapung informed that the rally on Wednesday had
an immediate effect as it helped percolate down the message that a criminal belongs
to no tribe, caste and creed, and would not be spared.
AAPSU and All Nyish Youth Association (ANYA) teams were successful in its peace mission
to Bhalukpong to not allow communal overtone after the inhuman rape and brutal murder
of a three year-old girl, it was informed.
While condemning the heinous Bhalukpong incident in strongest term, ANYA informed
that a team of the Association headed by its president Bamang Taji visited the family
of the deceased yesterday. It demanded immediate trial and capital punishment to
the rapist within three months.
Referring to it as the rarest case ever that happened in the state, it said that
the criminal deserves to be hanged till death.
Appealing all the section of the societies, especially political leaders and other
NGOs not to politicize and communalize the issue, the Association said, a criminal
is a criminal and therefore should be awarded with exemplary punishment as per law
at the earliest for justice to the victim’s family.
The Association further appealed the state government and the law enforcing authority
to take stringent measures to check such crimes in the state.
It is time that the civil society act as watch dog to tackle such unwanted activities,
While condemning the incident of rape and murder, the women wings of ANYA and ANSU
in a joint release demanded that all such pending cases against women registered
in all police stations be reviewed.
Describing it as a ‘big slap’ on the face of state Govt the woman wings of the organisations
said “Enough is enough” as crimes against women were rising beyond tolerance. Meanwhile,
to protest against the Bhalukpong rape incident, ANYA and ANSU women wings have decided
to stage a rally from Akashdeep Complex to Raj Bhawan here from 9 am on Saturday.
Galo Welfare Soceity (GWS) has condemned in strongest term the rape and killing of
an infant in Bhalukpong and demanded capital punishment for the rapist.
Expressing grave concern over the bizarre incident, GWS urged the authority concerned
to unearth the reasons/circumstances that have led the rapist to commit such heinous
GWS appealed to the State Government to take appropriate measure to contain the rising
incidents of crime against women and child before it is too late.
Opium worth Rs 2 lakhs seized, one arrested
CHANGLANG, Jul 04: In a major breakthrough the Changlang Police had a big catch of
drugs (Opium) of about 4.5 KG valued about Rs. 2 lakhs from a resident of Myanmar
namely Mukwang Hasik (35) during checking of vehicle at Namdang check gate today.
The said person has been arrested under relevant section of NDPS Act.
The aforesaid quantity of drugs and an Assam registration Maruti 800 Car has been
seized by Changlang Police. The accused is being produced before the court to get
under police custody for further interrogation.
Meanwhile, SP Changlang Vijay Kumar appreciated OC, Changlang and the team of police
who did excellent job in detecting huge amount of drugs and awarded them with cash
prize and commendations.
Kumar also informed that intensive checking of vehicles, passengers and articles
will be continued to check smuggling and infiltration of drugs in the district. DIPRO
Pathetic condition of Capital road -- an unresolved problem
Itanagar, Jul 04: Nobody really wants to just point at the flaws everybody knows
of but this is just to remind the people of the downtrodden, no, the pathetic condition
of the NH- 52-A in Itanagar with which they have seemingly come to terms with.
In a journey embarked upon starting at the invisible Mithun gate, the experiences
were rather something one would like to forget about. Witnessing the lack of drainage
and the only consistency being of potholes, the first major landmark, Legi Complex
can be seen, it’s roadside being a perfect example of a drain spilled inside out
and the road, a vulgar display of dirt and stink.
On the way to Akashdeep Complex, near BB Plaza, already damaged road dangerously
caved in which has seen no solution to it except for temporary landfills, which can
lead to dangerous mudslides and roadblocks.
Akashdeep area, the heart of the Capital city is yet again a disappointing show of
bad road conditions with natural speed breakers in excess, heavy traffic owing to
the ultra slim roads and the R K Mission’s hospital access being a place you dump
your dump in.
Moving on, we find the main event on the way to Kendriya Vidyalaya no. II, Chimpu,
after crossing the Police Headquarters, a crater-like hole in the ground we call
road along with other horrendous disfigurements.... It can be assured that the phrase
“School Chalein Hum” will come true as school students will be walking their way
Our society has time and again failed to “walk the talk” in matters that matter,
pointing fingers at each other, not realizing the role each one plays in the societal
chain. Personally, I do not expect any change to come anytime soon, not in the administration
nor in the people’s mind sets, but if somebody is reading this, the only thing to
do is to do your bit, if not, it really doesn’t matter.
ALSU stages dharna, threatens to intensify stir
ITANAGAR, Jul 04: The Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) today staged a peaceful
dharna as its first phase of agitation demanding immediate cancellation of the appointment
of Joint Director (Agri-Allied) Rural Development department in front of the Secretary
of Rural Development at State Institute of Rural Department (SIRD) office here. Hundreds
of ALSU activists thronged at SIRD office entrance gate holding placards and shouted
slogan against the state government for alleged illegal appointment and its indifference
attitude towards their demands. However, none of the officials of the department
were present except few security forces.
Addressing the media persons ALSU president Tadar Tarish said that union would intensify
its agitation till the demands are met. “The appointment was made illegally, violating
the recruitment rules and other procedures” said ALSU president. Tarish also alleged
that appointment was made under political influence. However he made it clear that
union has no intention to target any individual rather it is against the wrong system
infested in every department. The union further disclosed that it would organize
peace protest march on 18th July next if the demands are not fulfilled. He also
appealed to the people to cooperate with the union by hinting that bandh call would
be the last option.
General Secretary Romik Jogu in his address said that motive behind the opposition
of illegal appointment is to send clear message to every department that union would
not tolerate illegal appointments. Jogu further condemned the state government for
failing to deliver justice to the various rape and murder victims while referring
recent gruesome Bhalukpong rape and murder case of a minor.
Earlier, ALSU had submitted its representation to the chief secretary on 18 April
2013, seeking immediate cancellation of the appointment. It claimed that two regular
posts of joint-director in the department are enough to deal with the centrally sponsored
scheme like MGNREGA, IAY and IWMP etc.
Interestingly, according to RTI documents made available to the media by the union,
the department itself ridiculed the idea of appointment of joint director (Agri-allied).
In its observation remark (point no 2) the department said, “No demand from the department
for the proposed technical post (JD-Agri) from outside as it will invite contradictory.
If Govt creates JD(Agri) similar demand will be cropped up for the creation of post
like JD(Veterinary), JD(Fishery), JD(Industries)etc”.
Tilling Yam conferred National Youth Award
NEW DELHI, Jul 04: Tilling Yam of Hong village, Lower Subansiri district was today
awarded the National Youth Award 2011-2012 by President Pranab Mukherjee in a function
at the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan.
She was one among the 27 individuals who were conferred the National Youth Award
for the first time by the President of India and became the 1st lady recipient of
such coveted Award from Arunachal.
National Youth Awards are conferred on youths each year who have demonstrably excelled
in different fields of youth development and social service.
Tilling Yam has been selected for the award for her dedicated voluntary and community
service to the society. She has worked as national service volunteer in Nehru Yuva
Kendra Sangathan, Ziro for several years and served as Gram Sabha chairperson, Hong
A recipient of District Youth Award in 2008 and State Youth Award in 2010 given by
NYK, Itanagar, she is presently associated with Hong Farmer Club, Ziro and Women’s
Welfare Society, among other rural and community development works.
The Arunachal Students’ Union Delhi led by its president R T Taba Gue felicitated
Tilling Yam for her contributions in various fields by showing a good example to
the young generation of the state.
Dree festival greetings
ITANAGAR, Jul 04: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki have extended warm greetings and good wishes to the people of
Arunachal Pradesh on the auspicious occasion of the Dree festival to be celebrated
across the state on Friday.
In his festival message, the Governor expressed the hope that the festival will bring
happiness and prosperity to all.
Joining the Apatani brethren in offering prayers to Almighty Danyi Pulo for peace
and tranquility in the society on the joyous occasion, the Governor wished, “may
the festival be the harbinger of joy and prosperity.”
Hailing the Apatanis of maintaining their unique identity while marching ahead shoulder
to shoulder with rest of the world, Tuki said the Dree Festival is one of the best
platforms to showcase to the world the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the
“This is not only an opportunity to take pride and showcase Apatani culture to the
world but also a platform to spread the message of bonhomie and communal peace,”
he said in his message this evening.
The Chief Minister called upon people of all communities and religions to join the
Apatani brethren in their time of joy and celebrations and send the message of ‘unity
in diversity’ that Arunachal Pradesh stands for to the world.
“Let’s take pride of our ancestors and their unique ways of life through our festivals.
At the same time, let’s resolve by the name of The Almighty that we will desist and
thwart all kind of negative thoughts and actions and create a world where all, including
women, the girl-child, old and the under-privileged share equal rights and lead a
life of dignity. On this auspicious occasion let’s retrospect and work where we have
faltered as a civilized society,” he appealed.
Dabii stresses on promotion of girls’ education
PASIGHAT, Jul 04: A girl hostel with accommodation facility of 100 students and an
Upper Primary School building were inaugurated at Telam by MLA Tako Dabii and Deputy
Commissioner RK Mishra. The buildings were constructed by the education department
Addressing a public meeting at the school auditorium, Dabii asked the government
servants to discharge duty as they play the vital rule in successful implementation
of all developmental schemes.
Stressing the need for promotion of girls’ education, Dabii said that education only
can empower women and help bring development to the society. He also said that investment
on girls’ education was one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty.
He also informed various initiatives taken by him for girls’ education within his
‘I am putting my best efforts to make all the schools safe and welcoming places for
the girl students, he asserted. He suggested the parents and guardians to give priority
to education of their child. DIPRO
Students stage dharna protesting Govt’s apathy
DAPORIJO, Jul 04: The student community staged peaceful Dharna in front of the Deputy
Commissioner’s office here today to register their strong protest against the authority’s
apathetic attitude in solving various problems of GHSS here.
The student leaders submitted a memorandum addressed to the DC and higher authorities
of education department, including, Commissioner, Director highlighting the problems
of the school and grievances of the student community.
Some of the pressing problems of the school were, acute shortage of teaching staff,
infrastructure, including classrooms, toilet/bathroom etc., the said.
The toilets in the schools were in unusable condition due to lack of maintenance.
This is compelling the girl students to go outside for attending natural call, they
The student leaders also held discussion with the district administrators in ADC’s
office and informed the district authority of the problems faced by the students
from within and out side Daporijo in getting admission in the GHSS School due to
overcrowding. They said that many students from oust side Daporijo area have been
denied admission due to overcrowding. Overcrowding has also adversely affected the
academic atmosphere of the school and led to student drop out, they said.
They also criticized district students’ union and other welfare organizations, NGOs
etc in the district for not taking up the students’ issue.
Earlier, thousands of students took out procession in the main thoroughfare of Daporijo
township shouting slogans against the authority for turning a deaf ear to their problems
and demanding early redressal of their grievances.
The students gave the district authority till Monday to give positive assurance of
their demands failing which they threatened to intensify agitation.
Meanwhile, the public of Daporijo appreciated their move for students’ cause and
assured to support them as and when their support is sought for.
Will Arunachal earns the dubious distinction of most corrupt state?
Through your esteemed daily I would like to share my sentiment on the rampant corruption
taking place in the state.
True to late BakinPertin, Arunachal is a land of khusi-khusi. Laws and rules are
made but these laws are enforced on common man and high profile personalities are
spared from its purview.
The government plans various schemes for the common man and spent crores of rupees
but not even 30% of the money is spent on actual development due to leakages taking
place at every stage. The engineers prepare estimates double the actual cost and
the contractors execute the works far below the specification to save more because
in every step, right from obtaining work order to passing of bills, he has to pay
money to the engineers. The engineers and the bureaucrats have to extract money from
the public to recover what he incurred while obtaining posting/retention order in
his place of choice. In present days, no engineer will survive if he did not pay
"percent" to the authorities who look after transfer-posting. The easiest way of
earning money for some is to issue transfer and posting orders and later, orders
are kept at abeyance.
Fake bills worth crores of rupees are drawn every year while genuine bills are kept
pending for long citing one excuse or other. The authority responsible for this fails
to understand that every rupee in the state exchequer belongs to the public. There
is need for judicious use of the money for development works but money is siphoned
off through corrupt means resultantly, people at grassroot level remain deprived
of genuine development.
As the MLAs wished, MLA-LAD fund have been enhanced several times. The MLAAD fund
guidelines have been devised in such a way that it can be utilized in khusi-khusi
manner. While some Hon'blemembersutlised the fund judiciously while others saved
it for use in next election and utilize it in electioneering process by distributing
CGI sheets procured from the fund.
Bridges and buildings worth crores of rupees which were constructed not in very long
time collapsed due to improper foundation. Why the authorities fear to take action
against the officers and the contractors ?
Some high profile persons forcefully demolished two-three Govt quarters and constructed
private residential building over there. No one dares to lodge even an FIR while
for some unlucky persons, they face eviction from the authority. Why the provisions
of Arunachal Pradesh Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants Act not uniformly applied
to all unauthorized encroachers ?
In the recent past, some back door appointees were shown the exit door but still
the practise is on. New appointees still emerged. Many officers and officials appointed
illegally are allowed to continue. There is no yardstick to treat such a similar
There are provisions for creation of post of Treasury Accountant, Sheristidharetc
to mention a few. In some districts, these posts have been created but for many
other districts, proposals for its creation have been put to dustbins. Why such arrangement?
If a Minister wants, new posts are created and vacancy filled up from his near and
dear relatives without following minimum norms.
If the trend continues, Arunachal will definitely earn the dubious distinction of
the most corrupt state in the world and a land of Khusi- khusi. Brethren, let us
wake from the deep slumber and save Arunachal.
LLB Final Year, Chandigarh
Birds yet to come back in Daporijo area
Through your esteemed daily I would like to share my experience and observation with
reference to the article presented by Tai Dora, a range forest officer, Govt. of
A-P, under the caption “Birds are coming back”. He has nicely presented and focused
the article as per his observation. But in our case, it is something different. In
our areas children and villagers don’t use catapult and arrow to hunt the birds because
there is no availability of birds in the surrounding area. All birds and wild animals
are being killed and hunted by some bad officers and rich people who always carry
air gun, pistol, point 2 gun and other sophisticated weapons to hunt the wild species.
Whenever they visit village, they carry those weapon to kill the wild animals on
the way. Even they don’t leave the house sparrow for as chunk of their delicious
In our area the species of birds and wild animals are decreasing day by day. Even
we are not able to enjoy view of migratory birds which we often use to see during
the change of season in the past. Beside that observation, I have also come across
the use of wild animals in rituals and ceremonies associated with death person among
different communities of Arunacha Pradesh with a view to give peace to the departed
soul. In addition to that bad scene, the open selling of wild animals in daily market
in our area shows the some point of negligence and weakness of concern authority
in their responsibility and duties.
Tacha Lusi Sorum,
Wearing uniform is essential part of job
I intend to express my opinion pertinent to nursing profession in our state.
Many government Nurses in the rural areas or outposts are in the habit of coming
to hospitals without uniform. Use of uniform during duty hours is essential as per
the professional code of conduct. Moreover, the state government is spending a sizable
amount in the form of their uniform and washing allowances which are revised from
time to time. Non-use of uniform is yet another sign of growing indiscipline in the
noble profession. Still more concerning are the indiscriminate issue of 'uniform
certificates' by some Medical Officers to such erring staff. The service code of
conduct deserves to be implemented irrespective of whether urban or rural, big or
small health centers across the state. There is no point in wasting huge fund, if
authorities cannot ensure compliance of Rules. Instead, it can be used for poverty
alleviation or developmental programmes.
In view of the unique and challenging nature of the job, it is desirable to conduct
in-depth psychological /personality tests of the candidates during the process of
recruitment so as to select only those having the necessary traits or aptitudes are
Environmental changes and its impact on corporate sector
The future of the private sector will increasingly hinge on the ability of businesses
to adapt to the world's rapidly changing environment and to develop goods and services
that can reduce the impacts of climate change, water scarcity, emissions of harmful
chemicals, and other environmental concerns. These are some of the key findings of
a new report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Sustain
Ability, entitled GEO-5 for Business: Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Corporate
From extreme weather events, to rising pressures on finite natural resources, changes
in the global environment will increasingly impact operating costs, markets for products,
the availability of raw materials, and the reputation of businesses, from finance
and tourism, to healthcare and transport. Rising temperatures are challenging the
future viability of tourism businesses too, says the report.
The UNEP study says that more than 80 per cent of the capital needed to address climate
change may come from the private sector. This can bring about significant "green
economy" investment opportunities in the finance sector for green buildings, energy-efficiency
technology, sustainable transport and other low-carbon products and infrastructure.
In cities, around 60 per cent of the infrastructure needed to meet the needs of the
world's urban population by 2050 still needs to be built, presenting significant
business opportunities for greener urban construction and retrofits. Over 1.5 million
square feet of building space are being certified with green standards each day.
According to the report, human pressures on the global environment mean that several
critical environmental thresholds are approaching, or have already been surpassed,
beyond which abrupt changes to the life-support functions of the planet could occur.
While the risks are significant, such environmental changes also represent major
opportunities for businesses that successfully manage them, and seize the demand
for sustainable technologies, investments and services.