DC to initiate action for proportional redistributions of teachers
BOMDILA, June 29: In the back drop of the beginning of the academic sessions of the
year and in order to have a firsthand knowledge on the functioning of government
run schools, the Deputy Commissioner Rinchin Tashi accompanied by DDSE B. N. Lendo,
SSA Co-ordinator D.W.Kharma and ADEO (Academic) N.G.Bapu paid a surprise visit to
all the schools in the district headquarter and its peripheral areas today.
The statistical data collected during the surprise visit revealed that the number
of teachers in the district headquarters far exceeded the teacher student ratio as
ordained by the government. Considering the claims of the people of the outposts
and far-flung areas for posting of teachers, the DC made it public that administrative
measures would be taken for transfer and posting of teachers to those areas from
the schools located in the district headquarter where the ratio of teachers exceed
and those found irregular and unfaithful to their profession keeping in view the
future of the students in the district.
DC Tashi and the team thoroughly checked the attendance register and leave account
of the teachers as some teachers were found absent without any official authorization.
Taking strong exception of the lackadaisical attitude of some of the teachers willfully
remaining absent; the Deputy Commissioner in his interaction with the teachers in
all the schools visited, underscored the need for punctuality, dedication and hard
work on the part of the teaching community so as to do justice to the profession
and expectations of the parents and society as a whole.
Concerned over the sorry state of affairs in a particular school visited this morning,
DC Rinchin Tashi, without mincing any words directed the Institutional heads to exercise
their administrative power in right earnest without fear, favour and partiality.
Well concerned with the ways the youngsters behave and adopt means and ways to fulfill
their desires in this present era, the Deputy Commissioner advised the teachers to
go for moral teachings besides the normal text book teachings so as to inculcate
high moral values and to show the righteous path to the young and upcoming generations.
The second phase would see the Deputy Commissioner and officers of the educational
department visiting the schools located in the outposts and far-flung areas of the
APSWC calls for requisite services for the neglected
ITANAGAR, June 29: The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) called
on the Arunachal Pradesh Legal Services authorities to give the requisite services
to the neglected, poor illiterate prison inmates for timely pronouncement of judgments
which will facilitate speedy justice. The calls came after a team led by Chairperson
Komoli Mossang visited the district Jail, Itanagar yesterday. The team interacted
with the two female inmates, to understand the needs of women and officials of Female
ward too to take stock of the functioning of the female ward. The APSCW evinced satisfaction
that the Health center has adequate infrastructure with a Medical Officer.
During the interaction with the SP Prison Michi Paku, apprised the APSCW that some
of the under trails who were accomplices in the cases are still in the jails whereas
the prime accused are out of the jail either on bail or absconding. The Commission
expressing concern at the developments said that such inmates needed to be provided
with legal aid. SP further informed that although the prison is 10 months old, it
has premeditated on all round development in the prison.The Commission hailed the
jail authority’s innovative idea catering to the spiritual needs of the under trial
inmate and starting a library.
Commission has further called on the concerned authority to expedite the case of
twin murder cases of two young sisters in the capital and rape and murder of the
minor girl. It said that the cases are still awaiting justice.
Association with a cause
ITANAGAR, June 29: Arunachal Orphans’ Welfare Association (AOWA) working for the
welfare of poor and destitute, has so far facilitated admissions to over 570 poor
students in various schools and coaching institutes either free of cost or with concession.
Four-hundred of them are in various reputed private schools and rest in coaching
institutes, AOWA president Achu Bagang said in a release. Arunachal Orphans School
managed by AOWA under the chairmanship of Obing Jerang has been doing commendable
job in this direction, he said. "There are few such organizations which are really
working for the welfare of people. But, those NGOs are not getting due recognitions,"
Meanwhile, AOWA appointed Mihin Kuru as vice president.
Roads and Water projects for Tirap on the offing: DoNER
KHONSA, June 29: The Secretary of Development of Northeast Region, Jayati Chandra
visited Tirap district on June 28-29 and inspected various work sites to assess progress.
While interacting with HoDs at Khonsa, the Secretary said that a number of road projects
and a mega water supply project for Khonsa Township were under active consideration
of DoNER adding that schemes should be realistic and timely completion must be ensured
without compromising the quality of work.
Chandra lamented that the departments tend to ask for new schemes without completing
the earlier projects. She further said that backwardness of the place, urgency and
efficiency of executing agency were considered before sanctioning any project from
The local MLA Kamthok Lowang apprised her on some of the pressing problems facing
the district, especially water scarcity and poor roads.
The DC, W.Lowang highlighted the profile of the district and urged the Secretary
to take up the water supply project for Khonsa on top priority.
Earlier on the day the Secretary inspected the Dirok Bridge on Margherita-Deomali
road and visited R.K.Mission school at Narotham Nagar wherein she interacted with
the teachers and Students.
Chandra held a brief meeting with the HoDs and local MLA, Wangki Lowang at Deomali.
Later in the evening she visited RK Sarada Mission School at Khonsa and inspected
the school and hostel buildings there.
Today the Secretary inspected the roads and other project at Khonsa and rear by villages
while the MLA Lowang held a meeting with PWD, RWD, PHED and UD department to discuss
water supply and road problem at Khonsa. He later personally inspected the roads
in Khonsa. He has sanctioned Rs 1 Crore for drainage under SPA. (DIPRO)
DC seeks report on child labour
Upper Siang Coordination meet
ITANAGAR, June 29: During a coordination meeting of all departments and Public of
Upper Siang today,
DC Pawan Kumar Sain instructed the Labour Officers sought reports regarding the Child
Labour in the district so that schemes for their welfare can be provided.
DC further informed that the VKV will start functioning from next month and district
website launched soon. Speaking on series of issues, the DC informed that payments
of under Border Area Dev. Programme will be cleared only after proper physical survey
and clearance by a committee.
The DC expressed concerned over the erosion of airfield and appealed to the concerned
departments for its protection. He further appealed for cooperation to contain illegal
activities like housie, forceful donation. MLA Alo Libang, appealed all to work as
a team with co-operation and co-ordination while insisting that development of the
district depends on the sincerity and dedication of the officer. He assured to provide
all possible help and said that while implementing any scheme, quality should not
Chairperson ZP, Upper Siang Dunggoli Libang, appealed all to work without any partiality
and maintain the quality of works. (DIPRO)
Connectivity given top priority: Sidisow
BHALUKPONG, June 29: Kumsi Sidisow, MLA 6th Thrizino-Buragaon Constituency, said
that the road connectivity area has been prioritized and assured the house gathering
that all the area of his constituency will be connected with road within next year.
He was addressing as chief guest in annual conference of All Hrusson (Aka) Socio-Culture
Society at Thrizino from 25th June to 26 last. He further stressed on educational
values and urged all the Panchayats and newly selected members of the Society to
give importance on the qualitative and quantitative education in Aka area for overall
development of the community.
The conference was also attended by Tani Loffa, MLA 11th Seppa West, Panchayat
leaders, public leaders, GBs, Intelligentsia, and various NGOs of Aka area. On the
occasion, the house present also paid tribute o late Johar Dususow, a renowned social
activist of the Aka community who was also serving as Vice- President of the society
till his last breath.
After a brainstorming session and long discussion, the house unanimously selected
Govardhan Nimasow, Labi Dususow and Dibru Dususow as the president, vice president
and general secretary of the Society for three years.
Meanwhile, local MLA Kumsi Sidisow has been selected as its chief patron. The AHSCS
resolved to visit Aka area from time to time to look into the grievances of the villagers
and to solve their problem accordingly and to organize the Nyethidow festival annually.
MLA calls for declaration of state of emergency
ITANAGAR, June 29: Parliamentary Secretary (Agri) Rajesh Tacho considering the grim
situation of Dibang Valley District, which has been suffering for the last four months
following road blockade has appealed to the Chief Minister to declare the Dibang
Valley District as disaster affected area immediately and for declaration of state
of emergency as per the recommendation given by the Deputy Commissioner, Anini.
Tacho also urged the Chief Minister to approve 39 ration sorties to airlift essential
ration commodities to meet the food crisis of the Dibang Valley District till restoration
of road communication.
Doctors, orgs demands actions against Police
ITANAGAR, June 29: Arunachal Pradesh Doctor’s Association, All Sagalee Employees
Forum, All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU), ZPM, Leporiang and other
PR leaders have demanded action against Officer in Charge L R Rana for allegedly
beating up Dr Tana Talin Tara, Medical Officer PHC, Leporaing. The organisations
said that not only the doctor was beaten up by the Police officers, they registered
false case and subsequently arrested Dr Tara. The version of the organizations is
that Dr Tara was on official duty when his parked Car was hit by a Tata Mobile belonging
to one Rajesh Pandey at A’ sector Naharlagun. It said that Pandey, the owner of the
car asked the doctor not to register a case and offered to repair the damaged car
and also offered to transport the medicines to Leporiang. As negotiated the doctor
apparently approached Pandey the next day. Instead of honouring the deal, the trader
allegedly offered some money to the doctor which resulted in heated argument. In
the meantime, Rakesh Pandey, the brother of Rajesh Pandey allegedly threatened them
The Police allegedly picked up the doctor and his friends from the scene to the police
station, where they allegedly beat them up.
The doctors said that Dr Tana has suffered grievous injury resulting in hearing impairment
because of a ruptured ear drum.
ITANAGAR, June 29: Terming the news report on carrying of a dao by the Nikte Govt
Secondary School headmaster during his visit to hostel on June 23 as baseless and
fabricated, Paktu Ete Bango Students’ Union (PEBSU) today claimed that the apex student
body AAPSU had reacted to the reported incident without knowing the ground realities.
AAPSU’s comments on the incidents without proper verification are regrettable, the
union said. The headmaster has right to inspect the hostel in order to maintain a
peaceful and congenial atmosphere, the union justified and said that instead of
complying with the rules, the students destroyed the quarters and personal belongings
of the HM. The union claimed that this is not the first attack of its kind. Earlier,
the teaching community had faced similar problems, it added.
Raj Bhavan attracts thousands since it threw open its gates
ITANAGAR, June 29: Since the Raj Bhavan threw open its gates for public every Sunday
from 3 pm to 5 pm; thousands of people comprising mostly, school children have come
Conceived by the Governor Gen J.J Singh as a part of his people friendly initiative
befitting his sobriquet as the People’s Governor’, the public visit which started
on the festive occasion of the 23rd Statehood Day last year, is organized on the
line of Mughal Garden of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Added attraction is the games like air rifle shooting, flower name writing and basket
ball which are organized by Raj Bhavan officials.
Along with visitors and school students of the capital city, people from Oyan, Pasighat,
Daporijo and Tawang and even from neighboring state of Assam have visited the official
residence of the Governor.
At times, more than hundreds turn up at the Helipad Gate, from where the visitors
are lead into. However, of late, due to rainfall, the numbers of visitors have come
The Raj Bhawan, Itanagar, the official residence of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
located on a hillock close to a historical monument known as ‘Ita-Fort’ (Eastern
Gate) stands unique of its kind. Spread over an area of approximately 27 acres, the
compound is surrounded by absolute lush green lawn with decorative trees, beautiful
flower garden, kitchen garden and fruit trees which rejuvenate one’s spirit and soul.
Embedded with ninety odd beds of roses, antirrhinum, dianthus, impatient, marigold,
poppy, pansy, petunia, phlox, salvia, gerbera, nasturtium, zinnia and begonia along
with dahlia and gladiolus, the compound is a visitor’s delight. Under the initiative
of the State First Lady Anupama Singh, two orchid houses with five varieties of exotic
orchids, thirty-one of indigenous ones have been set up. Another four new orchids
varieties brought by the Governor from Singapore have been added to the houses.
A beautiful nine-hole golf course which has come up in a record time of six months
under the initiative of the Governor, gives the compound a majestic look. The orchid
center, Hornbill cottage, the fish pond, Bee keeping, the country chicken farm are
very popular among them. Round the year, free from contamination of synthetic fertilizer
and agro chemical, seventy varieties of vegetables, including trail once are grown
in the garden measuring an area of 2088 Sq mtrs. Many research students, progressive
farmers and entrepreneurs visited the organic vegetable farm for study and research
The foundation stone of the Raj Bhawan was laid by Late K.A.A Raja, the then Lt.
Governor of the Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh on 17th April, 1977. Till date
the Raj Bhavan has hosted Seventeen Governors counting from the first Governor Bhisma
Narain Singh to the present Governor General J.J Singh, who took over the charge
of the highest constitutional office in the state on 27 Jan 2008.
The Bhavan consists of main 2-storeyed building, Secretariat building, Darbar Hall
and a Guest house. The main building comprises of Governor’s suite with attached
dining and study, three guest rooms ‘Tirap,’ ‘Lohit’ and ‘Siang’ on 1st floor and
2 guest rooms ‘Kameng’ and ‘Subansiri’ on the ground floor.
Apart from these there are three annexed rooms; ‘Tawang,’ ‘Dirang’ and ‘Changlang’
for the guests. Embodied with traditional tribal hospitality, it has hosted Presidents,
Prime Ministers, Union Ministers and many important dignitaries since 1982.
Training workshop on Citizen Journalism & New Media
ITANAGAR, June 29: Citizen journalism has become a buzzword these days with numerous
websites, portals and even news channels giving the ordinary citizen an opportunity
to report on events and news that occurs in their vicinity. Keeping this in mind,
a workshop on Citizen Journalism and New Media is being organized at Itanagar on
19 and 20 July. To be conducted by a team of qualified resource persons, the workshop
aims at actively involving people to report, to present and to launch some sort of
campaign on the issues confronting the state and its people for decades. Participants
can be from any area of work- advocates, technologists, designers, strategists, citizens,
students and civil society organizations who have a desire to use new technology
tools and tactics in their campaigns. While there are no pre-requisite qualifications,
participants are expected to be tech-savvy about at least the basics of the Internet.
Persons and organizations with a track record of active involvement in rights initiatives
and those who concentrate on gathering and dissemination of information would be
immensely benefitted from the training. More information about the training workshop
may be obtained from the CCRD office in Naharlagun.
The workshop is being organized by Babul Gogoi, a prominent advocate of citizen journalism
under a fellowship from the Foundation for Social Transformation. His is one of the
numerous fellowships that were awarded to individuals across the north-east to take
on projects that sought to change the paradigm of development and advocacy. The CCRD
are the local partners for the workshop, for which the technical and logistical support
is being provided by Mahiti, Bangalore and Panos South Asia, Guwahati.
AAPHWS demands separate department
ITANAGAR, Jun 29: All Arunachal Pradesh Handicapped Welfare Society has demanded
the state Govt for creation of separate department for welfare of the disabled persons
in the state.
In a memorandum to the state Govt, the Society further demanded establishment of
a colony for the persons with disabilities at Banderdewa, pensions for senior handicapped
citizens and various other facilities being provided under Persons with Disablities
Other demands of the Society include unemployment allowance to educated handicapped
youth, scholarship for talented disabled students for higher education, filling up
of the backlog quota for physically challenged people, setting up employment exchange
in all districts of the state, allocation of 30 per cent supply and contract works,
5 per cent job reservation in corporate sector for handicapped and regularisation
of services of disabled persons.
The chairman of the society regretted that despite many acts enacted in favour
of the disabled people, the grievances of the physically challeged people are
not heard. Chairman said that one of the disabled persons should be appointed at
advisor to CM.
SDP for school drop outs
ITANAGAR, Jun 29: Three days programme on Capacity Building Programme under Skill
Development Programme (SDP) for the School Drop-outs of Longtom-I village of Kharsang
Circle started off with participation by the educated unemployed youth yesterday.
The Prog is organized by AMYAA (NGO) based at Namphai-I and supported and sponsored
by the NABARD, Itanagar.
The sessions for the first day were jointly taken up by R. K. Paul Chawang, Secretary
of AMYAA, Bennyson NL (Programme Coordinator, Seva Kendra, Miao) and Zuvekho Medeo
(Master Trainer of Handicrafts, AMYAA office).
The participants were given orientation cum motivation to develop their skills in
various fields of micro-enterprises such as Food Processing, Bee Keeping, Handicrafts
(Bamboo making, Cane making and Wood curving, Dry flower making), Poultry, Mushrooming,
Carpentry, Motor Mechanic and computer skills. The participants were given the options
to choose various micro-enterprises and develop their skills based on the trade they
would likely choose.
The organizing agency aims at helping the unemployed school drop-outs to add value
to their lives, get trained and become an asset to their families and society. In
this way the agency hopes in reducing the number of youth getting addicted to anti-social
Fund raising for Mopin
Aalo, Jun 29: MLA cum Chairman KVIB Jarkar Gamlin inaugurated a week long National
Trade Fair at Aalo yesterday.
The fair is being organised by Central Mopin Celebration Committee, Aalo for fund
raising of Mopin celebration 2011.
Addressing the gathering, Gamlin appealed to the participating teams comprising different
companies to bring and sale quality goods.
Deputy Commissioner A Tak appreciated the CMCC for their innovative ideas of fund
NERIST students for a regular Director
ITANAGAR: Students Union of NERIST in a letter to Chairman, Board of Management,
NERIST has called for appointment of a regular Director before the commencement of
new academic session. It said that in absence of regular Director for nearly two
years, the Institute is prone to outside interference. It further added that many
parents are reluctant to admit their children in the Institute because of happening
in the Institute.
Society move against illegal migrants
ITANAGAR: Wakro Youths Welfare Society informed that during an ILP checking, it has
detected 40 illegal migrants and 26 with invalid Inner Line Permits. It informed
that those with invalid permits were handed over to administration in Wakro while
illegal immigrants were dispersed out of the state. The Union further called on the
district administration to tighten its grip on illegal migrants.
PR tribunal extended
ITANAGAR: In continuation of Govt notification No PR-98/2003 dt 24.6.2009, the state
Govt has extended the period of the Panchayati Raj Election Tribunal for further
period of one year with effect from June 16, said a Govt notification. Other terms
and conditions shall remain the same as notified earlier.
ITANAGAR: Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi has consented to be chief guest of the Dree
Festival at Roing on July 5. Dree Festival Celebration Committee Roing was also formed
with MLA Laeta Umbrey as chief patron and Koj Tasser and Hibu Ama as chairman and
general secretary respectively. Meanwhile as a part of the activities of the festival,
football and volleyball competitions were organised wherein the Danyi-Piilo team
and Old Monk team emerged winners.
State Finance Minister Setong Sena and parliamentary secretary, IT and science and
technology Jomde Kena have consented to attend the Capital Complex Dree Festival
celebration as chief guest and guest of honour at Dree Ground, Papu Nallah on
“Modify age bar”
ITANAGAR, Jun 29: Malaria Eradication Employee Association (MEEA) has urged the Arunachal
Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) to fix upper age limit of APPSCEE candidates
at 30 instead of 28 on lines with UPSC. It further said because of “this discrepancy”
many deserving Arunachalee students could not sit for APPSCC exams in the past.