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
ITANAGAR, Jun 05: The Giyha- Ku- Welfare Society (GKWS) has mourned the demise of
its advisor Yura Takang who passed away yesterday at his residence in Itanagar after
a prolonged illness.
Born on August 6, 1973, late Yura Takang was also the finance secretary of All Arunachal
Pradesh Contractor Welfare Association (AAPCWA). He is survived by his wife, three
sons and two daughters.
Late Takang was the district BJP president Lower Subansiri from 1996-97, ASM Lodokare
from 2003-08 and Block President All India Congress Party Social Organization Tali
Offering condolences to the bereaved family, it further prayed for the eternal peace
of the departed soul.
His death is loss for our society. We will always remember his contributions, said
the society in a release.
CWS mourns young member’s death
ITANAGAR, Jun 05: Camdir Welfare Society (CWS) deeply mourned the sudden and untimely
death of its member Henry Camdir Tok on June 2 at Popu village.
Son of Kola Camdir Tok and Yater Camdir Tok, Henry, 22, was studying in Shanker Deva
College, Shillong. He was also the Convenor of Arunachal Students Union Shillong
for the year 2012-2013.
An excellent sportsman, he was the Goalkeeper of the wining Papum Pare Team of Tadar
Tang Memorial Football tournament 2013 held at Pasighat this year.
An Alumni of VKV Banderdewa and DPVB Itanagar, Henry represented his school in various
national level football tournaments held at Rajasthan, Sikkim and East India Football
league. Henry also represented his school team during his school days in various
competitions and various professional clubs in state level volleyball tournaments.
Expressing grief and sorrow over his tragic death, Camdir Welfare Society conveyed
heartfelt condolences to the grieved family members and prayed for peace of the departed
Vocational training for adolescent girls
ITANAGAR, Jun 05: A month-long basic computer training for adolescent girls was conducted
by ICDS Project, Kimin which concluded on May 31 last.
Considering the present day need of computer knowledge, 11 girls were selected for
the training. A local NGO which runs computer institute in the area imparted the
Drive against F&MD
ITANAGAR, Jun 05: The routine vaccination programme of Livestock against Foot and
Mouth Disease in cattle, mithun, goat, sheep and swine flu in pigs for Naharlagun
circle will be carried out by a team of veterinary officers and field staffs from
June 13 next.
All the livestock owners are requested to cooperate with the vaccination team by
keeping their animals in one place to make the programme a success, said a release
from State Veterinary Hospital, Naharlagun. The programme will conclude on June 25
Economic census conducted at Raj Bhawan
ITANAGAR, Jun 05: The Census enumeration team enrolled the particulars of Governor
Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and First Lady of the State Jyotsna Sharma in the Sixth
Economic Census at Raj Bhawan today.
The district administration and the Census enumeration team led by J. Bomjen EAC,
Itanagar conducted the enumeration and facilitated the first couple in filling up
of the census form.
The enumeration is part of the month-long Economic Census, which is being conducted
in the State from May 25 to June 24, 2013.
The Governor has appealed to people to the State to extend all necessary cooperation
for successful conduct of the enumeration.
The Governor appreciated the officers and officials engaged in census operation and
advised them to take up the work with sincerity and dedication.
Secretary to Governor and Planning Ankur Garg, who is also Secretary Economics and
Statistics, was present during the enumeration.
Dr. S.B. Biswas, Deputy Director, Directorate of Economics & Statistics informed
that the enumeration will help in providing basic data for the purpose of planning,
development, administration and for improving the estimates of State income and related
aggregates and also to fill the data gap in the unorganized sector of the economy.
Deputy Director further added that 215 Charge Officers, 600 Supervisors and 3000
enumerators are involved in the month-long exercise. PRO to Raj Bhawan
Centre assures more PMGSY projects in Arunachal
NEW DELHI, June 5: Rural development in the state today got a boost when Union Minister
for Rural Development
Jairam Ramesh assured to consider more projects under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna
(PMGSY) to increase connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh. The assurance came when the
workaholic Chief Minister of the state, Nabam Tuki met him here today morning.
The present connectivity of the state is about 43%, which is comparatively below
par, but with new projects in the offing this would increase considerably facilitating
transportation of agriculture and horticulture produces to nearby market hubs and
subsequently enhancing the financial status of the state.
The Union Minister promised to sanction the second lot of project soon, including
the Miao – Vijoy-nagar road, and advised the state to further increase its absorption
The Union Minister will be visiting Vijoynagar on June 16 and 17 next to take first
hand information of that area inter- alia connectivity to the habitations in the
While assuring to sanction the special package for Puroiks in East Kameng district
soon, which he had earlier announced during his visit to the state in February last,
the Union Minister assured the Chief Minister of full cooperation of his ministry
in rural development of the state.
Ramesh suggested faster implementation of MNREGA and IAY programmes in Arunachal
Pradesh for availing the benefits of these programmes continuously.
Rally against drug menace
ITANAGAR, Jun 05: With an objective to create awareness on drug menace in the state,
the hundreds of bike riders today took out a anti-drug rally being organized by All
Arunachal Pradesh Anti-Drug Youth Organization (AAPADYO). The rally was flagged off
by AAPADYO president Togo Rebe in presence of Arunachal Pradesh Building and Others
Construction Workers Welfare Board Chairman Jalley Sonam, NESO adviser Gumjum Haider
and ANSU vice president Tagru Tame. The rally started from Itanagar Gompa covered
Naharlagun and Nirjuli and later culminated at Itanagar.
Addressing in the function NESO advisor Gumjum Haider appealed to every section of
the society to fight against the drug to make the society healthy.
Expressing concern over the drug menace, ANSU vice president Tagru Tame termed drug
as virus infecting younger generation. He also opined that it needs to fight against
325 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Govt separates law & order cells from investigation: CM
NEW DELHI, Jun 05: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki revealed that the State Government has
decided to separate Investigating Police from Law & Order Police and so far notification
has been issued for nine Police Stations. He said similar notification will be extended
to all Police Stations in a phased manner.
Tuki was speaking during the Conference of Chief Ministers on Internal Security held
here today at Vigyan Bhavan in presence of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Home
Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde.
Informing that for the last 2 years, the State has not been able to take full benefit
of MPF Schemes for modernization of the state police force in the absence of advance
release of State funds due to financial constraints, he requested for advance grant-in-aid
to bail the state out.
“It is requested that 50% reimbursement of Rs 23.00 Crore be given as Advance grants-in-aid
for construction of infrastructure for 4th and 5th IRBN’s,” Tuki urged.
In view of the recent municipal polls held for fast growing cities of Pasighat and
Itanagar, the Chief Minister called for more funds under MPF scheme for strengthening
city policing. In the rural areas, he said, community policing is being effectively
implemented in close coordination with village Head Men and Village Panchayats. Emphasizing
on Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) he said, “We are implementing
the program but need additional Rs 2 Crore for its successful implementation across
the state. We have no Cyber Police Station and Cyber Laboratory in the State, so
request MHA to provide technical support and funds for setting up the same.”
Tuki further informed that the state government is establishing the first Women Police
Station at Itanagar and soon open Women Police cells in each Police station by recruiting
200 lady constables. The process for recruiting lady police officials and personnel
has already been initiated.
Highlighting the state’s border management initiatives, Tuki assured that the State
Government machinery is maintaining effective coordination with Indo-Tibetan Border
Police (ITBP), SSB and Assam Rifles, who are manning these borders with China, Bhutan
and Myanmar respectively.
“However, in border areas we need porter tracks, mule tracks and foot-suspension
bridges for the use of border guarding forces as well as for local public residing
in the borders,” he pointed.
Meanwhile, Tuki reiterated the state government’s support to the National Counter
Terrorism Centre (NCTC) proposed by the Centre. He also condemned the recent incident
of violence in Chhattisgarh, which he said is a challenge to dignity of every citizen
of India and should be fought with utmost resolution.
“I, on behalf of people of Arunachal Pradesh join the nation in conveying my condolences
to the families of brave leaders and other citizens, who were treacherously killed
by Maoists in Chhattisgarh,” he added.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by the state Chief Secretary, DGP and Chief Resident
Commissioner, New Delhi.
The conference was also attended by Union Ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers of
various states, Home Secretary and Senior Officers of Government of India and States
and Union Territories.
Papum Pare gets all women police station
ITANAGAR, Jun 05: The All Women Police Station established with the objective to
ensure safety and security of women in Capital Complex has started functioning here
The women police station will mainly deal with cases relating to matrimonial disputes,
dowry, torture, rape and attempt to rape, molestation, sexual harassment and any
other cases of crime against women.
Inspector CN Bui has been appointed as the first Officer In-Charge of All Women Police
Station located just opposite to Itanagar Police station. The all women police station
will have jurisdiction over entire Capital Complex and Papum Pare district.
“By opening the All Women Police Station in Itanagar, the Govt. has fulfilled the
long felt demand of various organizations and unions who has raised this issue in
the past,” Capital SP Surender Kumar said in a release.
Now, the women complainants of Itanagar, Naharlagun, Banderdewa, Yupia, Doimukh,
Balijan, Sagalee, Kimin areas can visit the Women Police Station to get their complaint
registered without any hesitation, Kumar added.
It is pertaining to mention here that the state government has decided to open Women
Police cells in each Police station by recruiting 200 lady constables soon.
NSCN(K) ultra, drug peddlers nabbed
KHONSA, Jun 05: Security forces apprehended a hardcore NSCN(K) cadre from Longding
Following a specific intelligence input regarding presence of a NSCN (K) cadre in
Khonsa Town for extorting money from businessmen, the First Assam Rifles led by Major
D.Kakoti and Arunachal Pradesh Police led by SI Thomas Pertin OC, Khonsa Police Station
apprehended NCSN (K) cadre Pangto Atoa from Longding road tri Junction in Khonsa
Market. A case has been registered against the cadre at Khonsa Police Station under
section 384 IPC.
The Army-Police team also nabbed a drug peddler from Khonsa market on the same day
and recovered 125 gram opium from his possession. On being interrogated, the drug
peddler revealed that he had purchased the opium from a woman at Bank Colony.
Following the information, the joint team with lady constable raided the house of
the woman and recovered 500 gram opium worth around Rs 29,500 from her possession.
The woman hailing from Lazu village revealed that she bought to the opium from a
Myanmarese people, who visited Khonsa via Lazu for selling drugs.
A case under section 17 of NDPS Act has been registered against the peddler duo and
the seized articles sent to FSL for examination. DIPRO
Corruption charge false, fabricated: Gyurme
ITANAGAR, Jun 05: Former Minister Tsering Gyurme has denied his involvement in corruption.
While reacting to a news item published in a section of local dailies recently alleging
his involvement in corruption during his tenure as minister, Gyurme termed such ‘politically
motivated’ allegations as totally false, vague, sweeping and fabricated to tarnish
his hard earned image.
The Special Investigation Cell (Vigilance) accused Gyurme of having embezzled public
money to the tune of Rs 2.36 crores during 2004-2006 meant for implementation of
project work of Centre of Excellence in Dirang under the Technology Mission for Integrated
Development of Horticulture in Arunachal Pradesh.
Can anyone in this age of information technology and RTI act commit such a criminal
act like siphoning off 2.36 crores and get away with that ? wondered Gyurme who had
served the people as Member of Legislative Assembly and in capacity of a Minister
from the year 1995 to 2009. “The technology Mission for the development of Horticulture
is a centrally sponsored scheme. Does it mean that all the visits by Central team,
Orientation programme for farmers, procurement of exotic orchids from abroad, distribution
of orchids, poly/green houses to farmers were all a sham orchestrated by me over
such long period of time?”
The former minister said “it is for the general people to make a visit and see for
themselves the very existence of the facilities viz, laboratories, poly houses and
the beneficiaries. He said the SIC should get their facts corrected first and then
only make any allegations.
He further said that the SIC did not even enquire those beneficiaries who are still
alive, it even failed to bring on records that the materials procured are still in
the possession of the Horticulture department and other beneficiaries spread over
entire West Kameng District.
While welcoming the probe into this matter, former minister, however, said the law
will take its own course. He appealed to the Court to have a day to day trial on
this matter so that the truth and justice shall prevail and no innocent people suffer
“because of some vested interests in power for settling a personal vendetta.”
The law enforcing agency is required to conduct free, fair and transparent investigation
and failure to do so may entail legal process, Gyurme said in his clarification.
State Govt denies accusation, says pursuingwith Centre, Assam to solve boundary issue
ITANAGAR, Jun 05: Denying the accusation that the state Government was not doing
enough to resolve the boundary disputes with Assam, the Govt. in a press statement
today claimed that the Chief Minister, since he took over the reign of the state,
has been constantly pursuing with both Assam and Central Governments to end the tension
along the boundary with a permanent solution and to maintain status-quo till such
a solution is arrived at.
Explaining in details the initiatives being taken by the state government to resolve
the boundary issue at the earliest, Political Advisor to Chief Minister Bamang Tago
in a press statement said that the historical, geographical, political and now legal
complexities of the issue have slowed down the process despite sincere and honest
efforts put in by officials of the State Government.
To understand and acknowledge the complexity of the issue and the stand of the State
Government one needs to have a fair idea of the intricacies leading to the present
situation, he said.
“The genesis of present boundary dispute between Arunachal and Assam stemmed from
the notification that excluded certain plain areas (approx 3648 sq kms) from the
existing Balipara Frontier Tract, Abor Hill District,
Mishmi Hill District and Tirap Frontier Tract from the North Eastern Frontier Tracts
notified in 1951 by the Governor of Assam, who administered the said areas under
Section 92 of the Government of India Act, 1935. In 1954, these two Tracts and two
Districts, minus the excluded plain areas, along with the Naga Tribal Areas were
renamed collectively as North East Frontier Agencies (NEFA) which comprised of Balipara
Frontier Tract (Kameng Frontier Division, Subansiri Frontier Division), Abor Hills
District (Siang Frontier Division), Mishmi Hills District (Lohit Frontier Division),
Tirap Frontier Tract (Tirap Frontier Division), Naga Tribal Areas (Tuensang Frontier
Division). Tuensang Frontier Division was excluded from NEFA in 1957 and included
in Naga Hills that form the state of Nagaland today.”
The Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh was formed on January 20, 1972 with the
aforementioned Tracts and Districts excluding Tuensang, under Section 7 of the North
Eastern Areas (Reorganization) Act, 1971.
The fact remained that the tribal areas in the plains excluded by the notification
of February 23, 1951 still remained excluded from Arunachal Pradesh. Later, the Union
Territory of Arunachal Pradesh became a full-fledged State on February 20, 1987,
The Survey of India which was entrusted to demarcate a boundary in 1969 completed
the ground demarcation of 270.5 kms (actual boundary length is approx 716 kms) from
the tri-junction of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan to the Subansiri River during
1971-73. However, subsequent demarcation could not materialize after disputes arose
in some portions of the un-demarcated areas as well as in portions already demarcated,
the statement informed.
A high level meeting was held on January 11, 1976 at Itanagar between the Chief Minister
and Home Minister of Assam and the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers of Arunachal
Pradesh to review the demarcation and other allied matters, where it is was decided
that before boundary pillars were erected in problem sectors, a Joint Study Team
consisting representatives of Revenue Settlement and Forest Department of Assam and
Deputy Commissioners of Arunachal Pradesh to study jointly all aspects of impacts
on human population affected by the 1951 Notification. It was also decided that pending
the study, no eviction should be undertaken from either side and that status-quo
should be maintained.
It further informed that a High Powered Tripartite Committee was constituted on July
7, 1979 with representatives of the Union Government, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
to carry out demarcation of the boundary between the two states in two stages viz:
a) Delineation of the boundary according to existing notifications on the map which
will be then referred to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh for acceptance with mutually
agreed adjustments as may be necessary and b) Survey on the ground and demarcation
with pillars, the statement said.
The Committee clearly provided that there would be a delineation of the boundary
according to existing notifications on the map alone. Then the map would be referred
to the two governments for acceptance with mutually agreed adjustments. This meant
that delineation on the map itself does not in any manner constitute the acceptable
boundary between the two states. The acceptance would arise only after mutually agreed
adjustments as may be necessary, it said.
The High Power Tripartite Committee held five meeting from August, 1979 to October,
1980. Three sets of maps (each set of 29 maps) with the boundary delineated on them
was signed on October 29, 1980 by the representatives of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
and the Convenor of the Committee. The maps were referred to Assam and Arunachal
for acceptance with mutually agreed adjustments to take further steps for survey
on the ground for demarcation.
The ‘mutually agreed adjustments’ referred by the Committee was envisaged to take
care of the actual position on the ground. Arunachal Pradesh Government in fact has
never accepted the boundaries depicted in the 29 maps as the correct and accepted
boundary between the two states.
After the delineation process, the statement said, Arunachal Pradesh Government selected
25 members from amongst the public leaders in consultation with the deputy commissioners
for obtaining their views on boundary demarcation. The Arunachal Pradesh members
of the Tripartite Committee also visited the districts and held meetings with the
public along with the selected members of the respective districts.
After careful consideration of all aspects and also taking into consideration the
views expressed by different district committees, the Government of Arunachal Pradesh
submitted its proposal in 1983 for inclusion within Arunachal Pradesh the transferred
areas from the then North East Frontier Tracts to Assam vide Notification in February,
1951. This proposal was as per the ‘mutually agreed adjustments’ as provided by the
“As there was no response from the Assam Government, Arunachal Pradesh resubmitted
the proposal on March 16, 1989 along with detailed explanation of the basis of claims
for adjustments of areas along the inter-state boundary.”
“Instead of considering and responding to the proposal of Arunachal Pradesh for settlement
of boundary after adjustments, the Government of Assam filed Original Suit No.1 of
1989 before the Supreme Court seeking demarcation of boundary on basis of Section
7 of the North Eastern Areas (Reorganization) Act, 1971, which in fact excluded tribal
areas given to Assam by the 1951 Notification from the territory of Arunachal Pradesh.”
Arunachal Pradesh filed its written statement to the Suit on April 19, 1999 and claimed
that the areas which should constitute the boundary of Arunachal Pradesh should include
all the areas that constituted the then North East Frontier Tracts.
It also submitted that the notification dated 23.02.1951 excluding the plain areas
of North Eastern Frontier Tracts and defining the boundary of present Arunachal Pradesh
in accordance of the Notification of 1951 was done without consulting the people
of Arunachal Pradesh and is not acceptable.
“On 25.09.2006 the Supreme Court appointed the Local Commission with a former Judge
of the Court as the Chairperson to be assisted by two other Members with specific
direction that the Local Commission shall identify the boundaries between Nagaland,
Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
The Court also clarified that the Local Commission is not the Boundary Commission
postulated by the Constitution of India and that factual and legal objections are
kept open for the parties to be urged and agitated after the receipt of the report
from the Commission.
A meeting was held between the Local Commission and Arunachal Government on August
1, 2007 at Itanagar during which the state government submitted that it would make
a proposal once again to the Assam Government for adjustments in the boundary taking
into consideration the ground reality.
Even though the Assam Government has objected to the proposal, the Local Commission
directed Arunachal Pradesh to indicate, in detail, its proposal. Subsequently on
26.12.2007 the state government submitted its proposal, which is on record with the
As per the proposal the state government sought inclusion of an area of 1119.279
sqkm within its territory based on historical records, old usages and practices as
well as physical occupation and administrative control of these areas by the state
of Arunachal Pradesh all along the inter-state boundary.
On 7.2.2009 Assam filed its reply rejecting the proposal for adjustment of boundary
as proposed by Arunachal Pradesh.
The Local Commission heard the representatives of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh at
New Delhi on 23.1.2012 and proposed to have a meeting with Chief Ministers of both
the states. The Commission also directed both the states to jointly coordinate problematic
areas to be visited by its members.
However, the meeting as well as the proposed visit to disturbed areas by the Local
Commission did not materialize due to various factors.
In 2013, a proposal came in for visit of the Local Commission to the problematic
areas along the inter-state boundary from May 23 to 26, 2013, which too did not
Meanwhile, the Government of Assam suggested the names of Bhalukpong, Kimin, Gumto
and Gerukamukh for visit of the Local Commission while Arunachal Pradesh submitted
that the Commission visit Tarasso, Likabali, Nari and Russa in addition to those
Meanwhile, the statement said that there have been several indecent misadventures
by Assam Police and Assam Forest officials despite the existing agreement for maintaining
status quo between the two governments till the Local Commission came out with its
report and a mutually agreed solution to boundary demarcation is arrived at.
The Government officials at the top are in constant touch with their counterparts
in Assam to avoid any untoward incident or trigger tension along the inter-state
boundary. The present Chief Minister personally has written letters to his counterpart
in Assam, who has also positively responded to cooperate in maintaining peace and
tranquility along the boundary, it said.
“The whole issue is subjudice in Supreme Court and hence the State Government is
maintaining all formalities, after all Assam and Arunachal are federal units of one
“Blowing it out of proportion may hamper the State’s stand on its territorial jurisdiction,
which is now in record with the Local Commission.
The issue is a major concern not only for the inhabitants but also the Government,
which is doing its best for an early solution, the statement said and appealed people
to understand the ground situation.
It claimed that once the Local Commission visits the areas of dispute and interacts
with local residents, it would become clear why the Government has made the proposal
for inclusion of the tribal areas in plains, which were excluded in the 1951 Notification.”
“Once the Local Commission’s report is submitted, the State Government believes that
the Supreme Court will give a decision in favour of Arunachal’s stand and end the
long-pending problem of the inter-state boundary row,” the statement added.
Capital admin. ready for monsoon season
Itanagar, Jun 05: A meeting was held today in the office chamber of Deputy Comissioner
Capital Pige Ligu with the HoDs of all Line Department under DC Capital to discuss
about the ways to tackle the disaster in Capital Complex before the onset of the
monsoon. Observing that whenever monsoon strikes, it leaves a trail of devastation,
the DC said it’s better to be prepared as monsoon is certain to arrive and as seen
in most of the cases, lack of preparedness causes loss of properties and human life.
He also listed out the major points which need to be prepared like road which has
to be through, medicine stocks should be ready, buffer stock of food grains etc.
He also asked the PHE department to keep tanker for portable water ready for any
emergency. Informing that a National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) Battalion would
be carrying out demonstrations from June 10 next on basic steps to be taken during
such calamities, he urged all to attend the same.
The ADC Bokar Basar said that the aim of the meeting is to discuss and find out the
ways and means within the existing infrastructure to minimize the natural calamities.
Adding that all are equally responsible to solve natural calamities, he said that
the joint effort of all would be highly appreciated.
The SDPO Itanagar Taru Gussar briefed on the role of police during such calamities,
search and rescue operations, and equipments needed for the same, fire tenders etc.
He also informed that training is provided at PTC Banderdewa to Police Personnel
so that well trained personnel could be employed during such times. Informing that
during such times, many people die due to panic, he advocated for proper awareness
and for which he asked for the coordinated team effort from each department. He also
informed that life saving jackets, rope to climb, machinery to cut through buildings
etc is available with the department.
Stressing that most of the disaster are manmade, as roadside cutting, hillside cutting,
random construction are going on which causes destruction of roads and culverts,
the EE PWD Taniya Soki requested the DC to form a board which could look into the
matter and identify the vulnerable areas of manmade disaster so that it could be
controlled. The EE WRD A Nabam requested the DC to issue a notification to avoid
further encroachment even along the river bed. The DFCSO Amit Bengia briefed on the
stocking/ placement of food grain and other essential commodities and the list of
Circle wise godowns. He also provided the toll free number of the department which
had been set up to address the grievances of the public.
The Medical Superintendent DR. D Raina updated the scenario of the stock of essential
medicines. Later, the HoDs also presented the list of areas which are most likely
to suffer and where precaution is required.
During the meeting it was also decided that a control room would be set up at Itanagar,
Naharlagun and Banderdewa. Later, updation of Disaster Management Plan was done and
Standard Operation Procedure was also distributed to all the HoDs.
Jogam Angu, FO-DM Itanagar thanking all said that disaster is not one man’s work,
all should work in coordination to minimize its effect. (DIPRO)
Protest against drinking water crisis in Roing
ROING, Jun 05: After months of tranquility, the Roing town has once again erupted
in protest. Residents of the town are protesting over acute water shortages and lack
of access to clean drinking water.
A critical water crisis has persisted in the Township for nearly three months now.
The ordeal has accentuated with the coming of monsoon rains polluting the drinking
water source with mud, sands and gravels.
Hundreds of citizens took to the street in protest today participating in a rally
organized by Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS), All Idu Mishmi Students
Union (AIMSU) and Roing Bazaar representatives.
They also staged a sit-in protest in front of deputy commissioner’s office and PHE
office. The protestors blocked the entrance of DC office demanding the district head
to appear in public and give assurances.
The protest was in log jam with neither the DC refusing to budge to the demand nor
protestors refusing to move out. Few minutes later, representing the protest rally,
AIMSU President Lokha Elapra met the deputy commissioner.
The talks didn’t resolve the matter and the protest continued. After 3 hours of slogan
shouting, PHE Executive Engineer Subat Pertin appeared in the public and addressed
Pertin, who was accompanied by Circle Officer Rakesh Tacho and PHE Junior Engineer
PP Singh managed to talk sense into the resident protestors who had refused to disperse.
He assured the residents that clean drinking water will be available to the township
within a week. Efforts are on way to pump in clean drinking water from water treatment
plant, which will be supplied on hourly basis.
The department has already submitted a project for Rs 15 crore to tap clean drinking
water from an alternate source. This project has received administrative approval
and the grant for the project will be soon cleared by the state government.
At present, the bulk of water for the town is sourced from Eze river. The turbidity
of this river water during rainy season, however, increases that makes it unfit for
An alternate source for water tapped from springs in the Mehao hills through a network
of pipelines will provide the needed clean quality water, informed PHE Roing Division
Also, tube wells funded from the MPLAD will also start its service within three months,
assured the department officials.
Pertin informed the crowd that the department and the administration at their level
are trying their best. What they need now is moral support from the public.
Previous day, a team from the department and the administration visited the source
of Eze river, far in the hills to take first hand report of the site. An artificial
lake was formed in the source due to landslides. Also the continuing landslides were
depositing huge silts and mud on river water, affecting the quality of water even
during clear weather.
The protester dispersed after assurance of one week for the water crisis to be resolved.
Elapra, however, said that protest will continue with next phase for a bandh call
if promises are not made.
World Environment Day celebrated
ITANAGAR, June 5: Along with the rest of the world, Arunachal Pradesh has celebrated
the World Environment Day today with various programmes. The theme for this year's
World Environment Day celebrations is "Think, Eat and Save. Reduce Your Foodprint".
The World Environment Day is celebrated to stimulate awareness of the environment
and enhances political attention and public action. It is celebrated on 5th June
every year. The first World Environment Day was celebrated on 1973.
A Social Service and plantation of medicinal plant was conducted on the occasion
of World Environment Day by the staffs of the Directorate of Health Services, Naharlagun.
Indra Mallo jain, Secretary (Health &FW), Dr. Kartik Nishing, DHS and other senior
officials participated in the event to encourage the employees of the directorate
to keep the environment clean for healthy atmosphere. ‘Clean environment is healthy
environment’ was the message of the event which was coordinated by Dr. T. Kampu,
DDHS and Dr. Nabam Peter, HRS of the directorate.
“A mass tree plantation programme was conducted at Biological Park Itanagar as a
part of the “World Environment Day” celebration. The programme was organised by Raya
Flago, RFO, with a theme, “For Life on Earth – Plant Trees”.
Joram Dopum, Director, Biological Park Itanagar, inaugurated the Programme by planting
a sapling at newly constructed visitors’ ring road and he encouraged the staff to
plant more and more trees to defeat global warming and its consequent catastrophe.
The 41th World Environment Day was celebrated at the school premises of R K Mission,
Narottam Nagar, Deomali, Tirap Dist today with the theme Think. Eat. Save.
Speaking on the occasion, S. J. Jongsam, Chief Conservator of Forests, Southern Arunachal
Circle, Deomali exhorted the students and teachers alike to joint hand in protecting
the environment, he also urged everyone to keep in mind the basic concept of celebration
of this day so that our environment becomes free from pollution resulted due to
wastage in food items, etc.
V. K. Jawal, DFO, Deomali Forest Division also spoke on the occasion. Let us think
before we eat and help to save our environment, he said while delivering a lecture
on the theme of the Environment Day. Secretary RKM, Narottam Nagar, Swami Gitatmanandaji
also spoke on the theme of this celebration.
Seedlings of Agar, Amla, Ashok, Rudrakhs were planted by the students, faculty and
Swamijis of R K Mission School. The Range Officer R. Socia, FR and the field staff
provided all support.
To mark the occasion a bear cub rescued from the jungle of Natun Kheti village by
T. Aboh was handed over to the DFO, Deomali Forest Division for rehabilitation.
Tawang Basin Projects NHPC Ltd in association with State Forest Department, SSB and
Environment Protection Society (EPS), Tawang celebrated World Environment Week from
June 1 to 5 at Tawang. As a part of the celebration, a plantation progamme was organized
at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tawang on June 1 wherein 1000 saplings of Pine and Eucalyptus
trees were planted by students of KV, SSB Jawans, NHPC, EPS and various dignitaries
including Tawang Deputy Commissioner.
A.K Agarwal,General Manager,NHPC Ltd Tawang, spoke on the occasion about the importance
of Environment protection and need of afforestation. Saplings of pine tree were also
planted at children park, Tawang by all the HODs of Tawang district including NHPC
on June 5 on the World Environment Day.
The 1st Kharsang Green Marathon for Ladies and World Environment Day was celebrated
at Kharsang Head Quarters today with great enthusiasm.
It is to be mentioned that before this year’s Green Marathon Race for ladies, Eco-Cycling
Race for ladies were organized since 2010. The programme is organi-sed by the Kharsang
Green Marathon Organising Committee alongwith Kharsang Circle Unemployed Youth Association
with sponsorship from the GeoEnpro Petroleum Ltd, Kharsang Oil Field with the objective
to propagate the message of awareness on environment.
This year again the programme was organised in a befitting manner.
The Kharsang Green Marathon was flagged off by Chief Guest Korong Longri in presence
distinguished guests incuding Sethai Sena, President DCC, Changlang, J. Jugli, Ex-Chairperson,
Zila Parishad Changlang, A.J Lungphi, Circle Officer Kharsang and host of other Panchayat
members, Officers and GBs.
The Marathon race started from Kharsang CO office point upto ITI Balinong road junction
where from the participants turned back and reached the finishing point at PWD IB
covering a total distance of 08 kms. The onlookers were thrilled to see the Kharsang
township and the entire route of Marathon splashed with placards and posters with
slogans like “ SAVE TREE FOR BETTER FUTURE”, “PLANT TREES”,”STOP DEFORESTATION”,”OBSERVE
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY” and many others.
Linem Ronrang won the first position and awarded with a Trophy and cash amount
of Rs. 15000 cash. The 2nd prize went to Puni Wangrey (Rs. 10000 cash and trophy)
and the 3rd prize was secured by to Nenroi Yobin(Rs. 5000 and trophy). 11 others
got consolation prizes of Rs. 1000 each along with certificates. The prizes were
distributed to the winners by the chief guest and guest of honour.
Green Marathon Race was followed by environment awareness campaign meeting.
Speaking on the occasion K.Longri urged upon the people to save and protect environment
for the future. She specifically mentioned about protecting the environment for our
future generations to come and strongly appraised the GBs to be proactive in decimating
the awareness of environment in their respective villages / area.
Sentum Ronrang BCC, President also spoke on the occasion and stated about various
hazardous activities detrimental to environment like reckless felling of trees etc.
He urged upon the people to plant trees.
Non-release of fund stops GP office construction works in East Siang
RUKSIN, Jun 5: Construction works of Panchayat Ghor (GP Office) in East Siang district
have come to a halt after utilization of first installment of funds.
According to the District Panchayat Development Officer, construction works have
come to standstill due to non-release of remaining funds.
It may be recalled that the government under the head of Panchayat Department sanctioned
Rs.1.24 crore for construction of Gram Panchayat Ghor (office building) and Rs. 82.68
lakh for development of Cultural Activity Ground in the district in August, 2011.
Officials informed that there are 156 GP headquarters in the district and the amounts
have already been transferred to the joint accounts of Gram Chairperson and Member
Secretary of the GPs concerned. Rs. 4 lakh was allotted to each Panchayat office.
Official sources said that 31 out of the 578 GPs were granted fund for construction
of GP Office in the first phase. As such, Ruksin CD block, located at vulnerable
Assam-Arunachal boundary here had been given 6 GP offices- 2 each in Ruksin, Sille-Oyan
and Bilat circles. But, the people of remaining 29 GPs under the CD block are eagerly
waiting for GP office till date.
Further, the construction works of Intermediate Resource Centre (IRC) in the rural
areas also have come to halt. The work of IRC meant for ASM office in the respective
anchal segment, which started during late 2009, was dealt by then Directorate of
Panchayat, who allotted the entire construction work to a Delhi based company. But,
the company has reportedly withdrawn 80 percent money out of the released fund without
The PRI leaders of the district, alleging gross irregularity in the building construction,
later lodged complaint with state’s Panchyat Director and Panchayat Minister Takar
Marde during 2010 and sought proper inquiry into the alleged misuse of fund.
It is said that the company constructed five building in the name IRC in three circles
under Ruksin CD block, but the construction agency withdrew the bills against more
than 30 buildings, by producing fake pictorial evidence and Utilization Certificate
before the authority.
The matter was finally taken up by the state government and now it is under-trial
in Supreme Curt.
The PRI leaders here have pointed finger towards a BDO earlier served at Ruksin.
He was allegedly helped the agency to loot the public money under influence of active
Nocte Chief Council condemns teenage murder
ITANAGAR, Jun 05: Condemned the murder of a teenage boy in Itanagar in the wee hours
of May 27 last, the Nocte Chief Council has demanded immediate arrest of the culprits
and punishment to them as per provisions of the law.
Expressing concern over the delay in investigation as no arrests have been made by
the capital police so far in the case, it said, police need to put in special efforts
in such cases so that confidence of the people remain and miscreants are discouraged
to repeat similar incidents.
Coming to the support of All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) on the issue, it said,
such incidents of brutal violence signify that anti-social elements have no fear
of the police or the prevailing laws of the country.
Meanwhile, the council has appealed ANSU to reconsider their decision to call a bandh.
It said, it will not bring in any solution. Bandhs as such hamper the daily life
of a common citizen, majority of whom are law abiding and far away from such crimes.
We believe that due to a handful of criminals and a weak police, we should not curtail
the basic rights of majority of the population, it said.
There are various other democratic forms to express our angst and frustration over
the situation like processions, dhamas, hunger-strikes, etc. During a bandh people
will stay indoors but in a procession hundreds will come out in the street and support
the cause. We have to show the government the people’s might by organizing processions
or dharnas in thousands. This would also send a message to the culprits that every
person of the society is against them and that they have been blacklisted, it further
said in the release.
Municipal consultative meeting held
PASIGHAT, June 5: A consultative meeting with newly elected councilors was held at
DC’s conference hall Pasighat today under the chairman-ship of i/c Deputy Comm-issioner
T Pada (SDO).
On the occasion, the Assistant Town Planner Tani Taloh administered the oath of office
to newly appointed Ward Committee Chairpersons in presence of the Municipal Chief
Councilor (MCC) Denong Tamuk and his Deputy Atik Pertin, Municipal Registration Officer
Starlie Jamoh (EAC), District and Block Congress Presidents T Padung and Tobuk Dai
respectively amidst the other elected councilors.
Speaking on the occasion, the MCC Tamuk asked the councilors to submit the election
expenditure statements within June 21 to the concerned officer as per government
instruction and further appealed them to run their offices out of their residences
as the under construction Municipal Office building at Gumin Nagar will take few
days more to complete.
Meanwhile, Education Minister Bosiram Siram in a message congratulated the newly
constituted Muni-cipal Steering Committee members and newly elected Municipal Ward
Committee Chairpersons today. He hope that the Steering Committee will be very effective
in municipal management and guide the activities of all agencies from other spheres
of government, NGOs and the private sector within the municipal areas.
Siram stressed on Integrated Development Planning (IDP) for faster development of
the township. He said, IDP is one of the key tools for local government to tackle
its new developmental roles in municipal management system. The IDP Process is meant
to arrive at decisions on matters such as municipal budgets, land management and
promotion of local economic development and institutional transformation in a consultative,
syste-matic and strategic manner, he added. DIPRO
Computer training for unemployed youth held
DAPORIJO, Jun 5: A month long computer training course for 40 un-employed youth of
Upper Subansiri district organized by National Informatics Centre under the District
Innovation Fund concluded here today.
Addressing the concluding day function, Jumli Ligu, LEO stressed on the importance
of such (technological and practical) training to arm the youth of today in making
them more efficient and eligible in the competitive work environment. He also emphasized
on the necessity of the knowledge gained to be applied so that this knowledge becomes
power and be used as a means for the youth to go forward in their lives.
Dr. B Paul, DRO (i/c), advised the youth present to keep refreshing their knowledge
so that they can keep pace with the fast changing world.
Milan Lego, DIO, the course coordinator cum instructor mentioned that the credit
for the conduct of the training should go to Shamee Timba, DPO whose dedication and
sincerity has made such an innovative programme for the unemployed youths of the
It is under his initiative and guidance that the training has turned out to be very
successful. Lego added that it is Timba’s foresightedness in the importance of technological
training and knowledge and the wonders that it can do for the unemployed yet educated
youth of the district, coupled with his dedication and sincerity that has made it
possible for the training to take off smoothly and conclude successfully.
Certificates were given to the 40 trainees who had successfully completed the month
long training course. Also present were all the instructors of the month long course
and staff of NIC, Daporijo. DIPRO
Panchayati Raj in Arunachal Pradesh (Part-I)
Grassroots Democracy or Aristocratic Mobocracy?
Mahatma Gandhi believed that “India lives in her village”, and as such he envisaged
the “vision of self-sustained and self-sufficient village republic capable of managing
own affairs, as the foundation of India’s political system”. The term for such a
vision was Gram Swaraj (village self-government). Thus, the village Panchayats suited
his dream of future India. In sharp contrast to Mahatma Gandhi’s idea, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar,
the chief architect of the Constitution of India, considered the village as “A sink
of localism, a den of ignorance, narrow minde-dness and communalism.”
This was probably because of two contrasting ideas- one from the Father of the Nation,
and other of the Father of Indian Constitution, that the state’s responsibility towards
organizing village Panchayats was placed under the Directive Principles of State
Policy of Indian Constitution. It lacked legal sanction. Thereafter, successive governments
have made sincere attempts to accord justiciable constitutional position to the institution
of Panchayati Raj. The 73rd Constitution Amendment Act, 1992 has made every state
legally and constitutionally bound to organize village panchayats as units of local
Decentralization of power has been the principal motive of organization of village
panchayats in India. Scholars have, however, argued that in Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati
Raj was introduced with the motive of bringing uniformity and integration in diverse
political practices and structures of different tribal commun-ities. It aimed at
infusing democratic elements in the existing indigenous tribal institutions.
Pt. Nehru, the pioneer of modern India, desired that the ‘destiny’ of the people
of North East Frontier Agency (NEFA) needs to be guided so that they are allowed
to “develop in the lines of their own genius”. After the Sino-India war of 1962,
political and geo-strategic significance of the territory was recognized and special
attention was paid towards its development. Strategists have concluded that India’s
shameful defeat in the war was due to lack of road communication and other facilities
in the region.
Pt. Nehru seemed to have appreciated the fact that the Nehru-Elwin ‘Go slow’ policy
required a second look. NEFA Administration had to design its administrative policy
to achieve twin objectives of bringing the areas close to the so-called national
mainstream, and to organize the people to take lively interest in developmental activities.
D. Ering Committee was constituted to come out with a blueprint for future political
and administrative development of otherwise secluded but strategically significant
The primary concern of the Committee was to find out democratic traditions among
the tribal communities and suggest a viable way for democratization of the existing
indigenous tribal institutions. The Committee submitted its report in 1965, a year
after its constitution. The Committee recommended for three-tier system: Anchal Samiti
at the circle level; Zilla Parishads at the district level; and Agency Council at
the territorial level. Agency Council became Pradesh Council in 1972. At the village
level, the village authorities (councils) were accorded the status of Gram Panchayats.
The Gram Panchayat was constituted only to serve as the Electoral College to elect
members of Anchal Samiti. In 1971, however, the elective system in the village authorities
was introduced and the Gram Panchayat came into being as a body of persons elected
according to the traditional customary methods by the permanent residents of each
village or group of villages.
What many did not know is that the Committee also suggested for abolition of Political
Interpreters (Kotokis) and constitution of Township Committees in the line of present
day Municipal Councils. It was on its recommendation that the control of the then
NEFA was changed from the Ministry of External Affairs to the Ministry of Home Affairs
in 1965. Further, some changes were effected in nomenclatures of administrative officers
and administrative divisions. Thus, Political Officers came to be known as Deputy
Commissioners, and Frontier Divisions were renamed as Districts (example, Siang Frontier
The President of India promulgated the North East Frontier Agency Panchayati Raj
Regulation, 1967 framed on the basis of the D, Ering Committee recommendations. The
Regulation was to cover entire territory except Seppa Sub-Division and Miao-Vijayanagar
areas because of its remoteness and backwardness.
The first election to the Panchayati Raj institution was in 1969 with five Zilla
Parishads and 39 Anchal Samities. Last election took place in 1992 under 1967 Regulation.
The Arunachal Pradesh Governor twice extended the life of the Panchayats in 1995
and 1996 for a year each. On 14th September 1997, the Panchayati Raj was finally
dissolved, which was reconstituted only in 2003 because of a constitutional deadlock.
The Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Ordinance, 1994 was passed to replace the NEFA
Panchayati Raj Regulation, 1967 by a comprehensive law; and to conform to the provisions
of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992. The Ordinance, however, was reserved
by the Governor for the assent of the President of India. The same Ordinance was
returned to the State Government in September 1996 with the following suggestions:
(i) constitu-tion of Gram Sabha; (ii) reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes;
and (iii) direct elections to Panchayat bodies.
The Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Bill, 1997 incorporated the suggestions made
by the President but no provision was made again for reservation of seats for the
Scheduled Castes. The State Government maintained that Arunachal Pradesh is hundred
per cent tribal state and no indigenous scheduled caste population inhabits in the
state. The Central Government reserved the Bill on the issue of reservation of seats
to Scheduled Caste.
In the meantime, the Government of India introduced the Constitutional Amendment
(86th Amendment Bill, 1999) in the Parliament. It sought exemption of the state from
the requirement of reservation for the Scheduled Caste. The Bill was passed by the
Parliament in 2000 and it became 83rd Constitution Amendment Act, which was formally
notified on 30th April 2001.
It may be recalled that the introduction of Panchayati Raj was seen as yet another
step towards constitutional separation of NEFA from Assam. Verrier Elwin was in favour
of retention of tribal ways and considered the proposal to introduce statutory panchayats
a threat to traditional councils. He had forewarned against its introduction. (Dr.
Bath can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)
World Environment Day
The theme of the World Environment Day -2012 was – Green Economy: Does it include
you? According to the UN Environment Programme the Green Economy is one that results
in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental
risks and ecological scarcities. In short the green economy can be described as one
which help reduce the carbon emission and pollution besides being resource efficient
and socially inclusive. However, it remains a question whether the majority of people
of our country, particularly in rural areas, are aware of the concept of green economy.
This year too the Environment Day is celebrated across the world. The theme of this
year is Think. Eat. Save. The aim is to encourage people to reduce food print by
becoming more aware of the environmental impact of food waste and loss across the
food supply chain.
The FAO report on food waste published in 2011 says “the impact of food waste is
not just financial. Environmentally, food waste leads to wasteful use of chemicals
such as fertilizers and pesticides; more fuel used for transportation; and more rotting
food, creating more methane – one of the most harmful greenhouse gases that contributes
to climate change. Methane is 23 times more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas.
The vast amount of food going to landfills makes a significant contribution to global
warming.” The report further said every year around 1.3 billion tonnes of food is
wasted across the world. If the similar amount of food could be saved, it could serve
the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.
When we think about this year’s Environment Day celebration theme, one thing that
comes to our mind is the Supreme Court order in which it directed the government
to distribute foodgrains to the hungry as a measure to overcome the food storage
problem. “The foodgrains are rotting. You can look after your own people. As a part
of short-term measure, distribute it to the hungry for free,” the court had observed
According to the Global Hunger Index, India ranks 65th out of 88 countries, with
a hunger rate of 23.9. India appears to have made little progress in tackling hunger
and malnutrition. India languishes far behind and millions in the country go hungry.
According to the World Bank, 46 per cent of Indian children below the age of five
are underweight, and the World Food Program says that close to 30 per cent of the
world's hungry live in India.
Think. Eat. Save. It sounds well. But for Indian leaders who remain hungry for power
throughout the year, this year’s World Environment Day theme unlikely to create
Ziro valley deserves two assembly constituency
Through the column of your daily esteemed paper, I would like to write about the
"frequent change in leadership of 17 Ziro-Hapoli Assembly Constituency”. Since 1978,
the first general assembly election of Arunachal Pradesh, it’s been a record that
no representatives from 17 Ziro-Hapoli Assembly Constituency won consecutive term.
Our friends from other assembly constituencies always ask why people of Ziro don’t
elect the MLA for second consecutive tenure and what is the reason behind it? Because
there is only one MLA for entire Apatani Community and it is very difficult for lone
MLA to fulfill the grievances of one tribe. Whoever will be our representatives can’t
fulfill the whole public grievances of our assembly constituency and hence there
is always omission and commission in our constituency. It leads to changing of our
representatives in every Assembly election.
Moreover, I came to know from the recently concluded Panchayati Raj Election that
in 17 Ziro-Hapoli Assembly Constituency there are 7 ZPM Segment which is highest
among whole state. In some other Assembly Constituency, there is only two or three
ZPM segment. In every Assembly election our representatives gives poll promise that
they would pursue for the creation of two Assembly constituencies but it is yet to
be materialized. In this regard, I would like to request our Hon’ble Chief Minister
and Chief election Commissioner to look into the matter at the earliest and create
at least two Assembly segment so as to minimize the public grievances of our Assembly
Pachin Colony, Naharlagun
Few facts about CCE
I pay my heartiest congratulation to all the students who had cracked the Board Exams
brilliantly securing high grades and marks in class (X & XII) respectively. However
it is found that there has been a feeling of uncertainty especially among the children
grading the establishment of CCE i.e. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation. It
evaluates the overall academic performance of the students in (Class - IX & X) particularly.
Therefore, through the column of your esteemed daily, I wish to come forward to bring
out the real essence of CCE’S curriculum in front of those who bear a sense of false
notations regarding this new educational system. As per my experience, CCE system
is highly fruitful only if the student desires to gain positive note out of it. It
greets the students with numerous opportunities to realize and show their natural
skills and give innovative ideas that not only pack a bundle of beautiful qualities
in them but also enhance them to build up their personality right on time. FAS and
SAS aim to make them engrossed mentally, physical, emotionally and spiritually so
that the children could maximize their energy level purposely.
What I personally learned is Time and Tide waits for none! Yes, CCE has truly made
me understand the speed of time in our life. Submitting assignments, projects, seminars
and bulk of colorful words are the infrastructure which keeps the students sailing
on an endless stream where they could discover and invent their own world.
At last but not the least, I heartily advise all the budding youngsters not to panic
and get perplexed by having an outlook of this commanding system. Instead involve
yourself completely in the scenario without stultifying your mentality and curiosity,
enjoy it and see where you were and where you are now. Moreover, I also appeal the
Education Dept to conduct and implement necessary workshops time to time not only
for children but for parents too. It will help them to understand concept of CCE
Through you esteemed daily, we would like to draw your urgent attention towards the
advertisement No.PSC-R/02 dated Itanagar, the 29th May 2013 inviting application
for the post of Field Officer (Non-Gazetted) under the Department of Disaster Management
Govt, of (A.P.). We the degree holders of Diploma in Disaster management would like
to request concerned authority that the field officer post is a technical post.
It is necessary to make an amendment in the advertisement seeking essential educational
qualification for the post of field officer (FO) to be at least Diploma in Disaster
Management and Rehabilitation from a recognized University. This would maintain the
standard and prerequisite essential educational qualification for the post of Disaster
management field officer in true sense and able to recruit a technical knowledge
and deserving candidate for the post. This post may be considered technical post.
So, disaster management core paper must be kept as a main paper in the recruitment