CEC to join governor in World Environment Day celebration
ITANAGAR, June 4: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh crusading towards Cleaner,
Greener and Plastic free Arunachal Pradesh will be joined by the Chief Election Commissioner
Navin B Chawla in the World Environment Day celebration at Sinki View, Itanagar tomorrow.
Chawla, who is on a two-day visit to the State, will also visit the Bamboo Processing
Centre at Poma on the day.
Itanagar Deputy Commissioner Padmini Singla said, in an endeavour to inculcate clean
environment habits amongst the denizens, effort is there to include all in programme.
All together, 800 seedlings from eleven species, including Bohera, Bokul, Jamun,
Bogi Poma, Camper, Arjun, Lali Poma and Gold mohar will be planted on the day. Students
from different schools, security personnel, NGOs including North East Development
Welfare Society will be taking part. It may be noted, at the initiative of the Governor,
Muskan Welfare Society led by the State First Lady Anupama Singh organized a plantation
programme on August 16 last in which large number of native tree species were planted
in the Raj Bhawan complex making the area a manifestation zone featuring all economical
viable and important trees of Arunachal Pradesh. PRO to Raj Bhawan
Villagers allege misuse of NREGA funds
Roing, June 4: Poblung-B villagers of Dambuk sub-division in Lower Dibang Valley
have alleged gross misappropriation under the 100 days National Rural Employment
Guarantee Acts (NREGA) and have demanded immediate constitution of an enquiry committee
to check the pilferage of funds under the programme. According to the complaint letter
to DC, the villagers alleged 11 ASMs and 11 GPMs have selected 6 beneficiaries each
from within their family and used the money without doing any work.
The complaint further claimed that the BDO Dambuk deducted Rs 19 lakhs for govt.
royalty out of Rs 49 Lakhs from the programme while adding that 45 days wages were
given instead of 100 days.
The villagers furthermore said that request to the BDO to give the list of NREGA
beneficiaries were ignored.
Meanwhile, the villagers insisted that NREGA be implemented as per the guidelines
to ensure uniform livelihood to all the poor villagers of Poblung-B.
Efforts to restore Roing-Anini road
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: Repairing work is going on at war footing to restore road communication
between two district headquarters of Dibang and Lower Dibang Valley district.
While informing this, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture Rajesh Tacho said that
he has instructed the chief engineer, Project Udayak, C/O 99 APO Dum Duma to speed
up their repairing works in between Anini and Roing so that road communication could
be restored immediately.
He also informed that adequate essential medicines sanctioned by the chief minister
from his relief fund would be reaching Dibang Valley within few days.
It may be mentioned here that Dibang Valley district remained cut off from rest of
the world for the last two months due to flood.
Lower Subansiri DM urges private boarding schools to ensure safety measures
ZIRO, June 4: The Lower Subansiri District Magistrate Sadhana Deori in an executive
order here today has directed all the authorities of private boarding schools of
Lower Subansiri to provide a clean and conducive hostel premises and to take precautions
to combat any form of disaster and accident in the school premises and to strengthen
the security system of the schools.
Pointing out that many of the schools has poor safety measure especially for tackling
fire hazards, congested hostel rooms with single exit and unhygienic conditions of
toilet and bathrooms, the District Magistrate, asked the school authorities to make
available adequate fire fighting equipments like fire extinguishers, sand, water
tanks etc within the school premises.
All hostel rooms should have at least two exits with proper illumination including
in the passages and exits, she added. Improvement of hygienic standards in the
hostels for clean and healthy premises with proper drainages etc. and proper verification
of antecedents of all employees to avoid employment and anti-social elements are
the other areas where the DM stressed for immediate attention of the school authorities.
This directive was issued after the Board of Officers constituted to assess and verify
the safety and security measures taken by various schools submitted its reports with
the findings that most of the schools are yet to adhere to the safety measures of
The violators of the order warned of legal action under section 188 Cr. P.C. DIPRO
Bandh vis-a-vis Total Pollution Free Day
ITANAGAR, June 4: The bandh culture is not a new thing in Arunachal Pradesh and the
country as a whole.
The statutory authorities term it as illegal and try its level best to denounce bandh
culture while the pressure groups resort to bandh as their only weapon to express
grievances and register protest to the Govt against what they think inappropriate
Not only the government but every citizen also disapproves bandh calls.
Besides the functioning of the Govt, other most affected communities are daily
wage earners and petty businessmen who mainly deal on perishable goods and fresh
However, when we look at the other side of the bandh calls, we find some beneficial
outcome too. Bandh calls directly or indirectly help us to fight against global warming
and conserving or saving energy up to some extent.
Though everybody talk about conservation of energy and reduction of carbon emission,
but we human being hardly follow the nature’s instruction and the duty given to every
human being for the existence of the mother earth.
Just imagine, if our state or the whole of India could manage a Total Pollution Free
Day in a year by imposing restriction on the movement of vehicles, working of industries,
factories by keeping aside our one-day economic activities and benefits by enacting
or framing a new amendment, it would tremendously help our earth in containing global
I am not justifying bandh, and many may disapprove the suggestion, but if we dig
deep into the activities of every government and establishment, we can see every
establishment in our country maintain off-day in a week.
It is in this circumstances, observing a total pollution free day by the people,
besides holding national and international level conference and seminar on global
warming and energy conservation, in a year will do wonder.
The Govts and Front ranking NGOs should ponder upon the suggestion. We have nothing
to lose if we observe a total pollution free day in our state and the country.
A beginning should be made somewhere!
East Kameng bids adieu to Pige Ligu, Tope Bam joins as new DC
ANSU resents tranfer of East Kameng DC, demands committee on transfer and posting
of Class-I Govt officers
SEPPA, Jun 4: Out going Deputy Commissioner, Pige Ligu was given a warm farewell
today while Tope Bam has taken over the charge of the DC Seppa on same day.
Ligu was posted to Seppa on 30th June last year and is credited with many developmental
activities within a short span of time . East Kameng Social and Cultural Welfare
Organization (EKSCWO), expressed its dissatisfaction over the unexpected transfer
of Pige Ligu and termed the transfer of Ligu as unfortunate. His arrival to the
district last year had heralded many developmental activities which was not witnessed
in many decades, he said.
The apex social and cultural organization’s chairman Dr. Kaya Lapung while expressing
his thankfulness to the out going DC for his keen initiative for all-round development
of the district, said that the developmental activities like drainage system, widening
of road and many other important development has started only after the arrival
of Pige Ligu as DC Seppa. He further lauded Ligu for the peaceful conduct of the
last assembly election in the district.
The organization also extended their welcome to new DC Tope Bam and hoped that Bam
shall follow the footstep of Pige Ligu in shaping the future of the district. (DIPRO)
Itanagar: All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) today expressed deep dismay over the
‘hasty transfer’ of Pige Ligu, the Deputy Commissioner of East Kameng district. The
union urged the state govt. to uniformly apply the rule of law to all and to constitute
a committee particularly for the transfer and posting of class-I Govt. officers to
avoid ‘hasty and political punishment in future’.
Taking a serious exception to the transfer, ANSU president Niglar Veo in a release
said, it is an unfortunate action on the part of the state govt. It needs to refrain
from such impulsive and unprecedented decision at the behest of few, the release
Pointing out that the posting of Pige Ligu as DC has not completed even a year,
ANSU said he had been putting all his effort particularly in the mission of beautification
of Seppa Town in close co-ordination with the local and elected representatives of
He has been transferred all on a sudden in spite of his best endeavour and performance,
which is shocking to all, the union said and demanded explanation from the highest
administrative authority of the state under what circumstances such a hasty action
Expressing concerned at the ‘abnormal system of the govt. policy on transfer and
posting of officers as political threat and punishment’, the Union urged the state
Govt. to immediately stop the policy of “throw-out and throw-in’ and rather insist
on the adopted rule of the transfer and posting policy of the state govt.
CM condoles death of Tikhak
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu today expressed deep
shock and sadness at the death of Yan Tikhak, former member of Arunachal Pradesh
Public Service Commission, who breathed his last yesterday morning.
In a condolence message to the wife of Late Tikhak, the CM said, “in his death we
have lost a great public face, who served the state in different capacities.
Tikhak was the first Arunachalee member of the APPSC and served the commission for
six long years. Initially starting his career as Circle officer way back in NEFA
days, Tikhak had been engaged in various social upliftment activities and had been
a life time member of the Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribal’s Rights (Protection)
Meanwhile, Centre for Cultural Research and Documentation, Sammanoy Gut Cooperative
Society condoles the untimely death of Tikhak.
In a condolence, the Society said, his demise came as painful shock to all.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today deeply mourned the passing
away of State’s first Arunachalee member of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
(APCC) Yan Tikhak.
"Late Tikhak was a multifaceted personality, who left his indelible marks in whichever
field he worked. He would always be remembered for his commitment to the cause of
indigenous people of the state as the life member of the Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous
Rights (Protection) Organization," APCC president and PWD Minister Nabam Tuki said
in a condolence message.
CEWU demands wages under central rules
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: While opposing NHPC authority’s proposal for implementing the rate
of wages for labourers working under NHPC as fixed by the State Government, the Contract
Employees and Worker Union has demanded wages for those labourers as fixed by the
Union Ministry of Labour and Employment from time to time.
Describing the decision arbitrary since the labourers are working under NHPC but
not State Government, the union demanded for reconstitution of MoA between the State
Government and the NHPC authority, if the minimum rate of wages of government is
to be implemented.
"There should be no contract labourers system and all contract labourers working
under NHPC in Arunachal Pradesh must be enlisted as casual labourers under Labour
Law, if the authority is proposing to implement the minimum rate of wages of the
State Government," the union demanded. "They must also be provided all facilities
which are being enjoyed by govt. casual workers," the Union added.
Appeal for reschedule the conference
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: All Raga Area Students’ Union (ARASU) highlighting their grievances
appealed to All Lower Subansiri District Students’ Union, VIII General Conference
Chairman to reschedule the date of ALSU conference scheduled on June 29 to second
week of August.
The union has already decided to organise ARASU Meet Day in the month of July and
AAPSU is also organising the federal day meet from June 24-27, it said.
4th GB Meeting of GH Pasighat held
PASIGHAT, June 4: The 4th Governing Body Meeting of Hospital Management Society of
the General Hospital, Pasighat was held in the Hospital Conference Hall yesterday.
The Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman of HMS Onit Panyang while suggesting the hospital
authority to provide better and advanced treatment with latest technology appealed
the HMS to shoulder big responsibilities as the hospital would also cater to the
health care needs of the neighboring districts like West Siang, Upper Siang and Lower
Dibang Valley in addition to East Siang.
During the meeting the Governing Body approved all the appropriate demands of the
HMS like renovation of kitchen, Septic Labour Room, Operation Theater, Pathological
Laboratory, Dispensary Room, Post Mortem Room, ICU, installation of Dialysis Unit
and all season minor works for repairing of Toilet, water supply, electricity and
civil works etc. The GB also gave approval of Rs. 5 lacs of ongoing works done (under
corpus fund) during 2009-10. The DC also assured that he would put his best efforts
to provide financial assistance for procurement of Upper GI endoscope (Video scope).
Earlier, the DDHS-cum-Vice Chairman Dr. K. Lego (Sr. Surgical Specialist) thanked
local MLA Bosiram Siram for his contributions for the progress of the hospital and
informed that the hospital is doing the best to enhance the safety and quality of
health services for the benefit of patients, visitors, employees advancing and developing
the professional practice of health care risk management with a mission to achieve
full-fledged ISO standard in the country soon.
He also thanked MLA Ralom Borang for his assurance to donate a ‘High Power Transformer’
to improve the power supply for smooth operation of X-Ray unit, USG, Blood Bank and
Operation Theater and financial assistance in establishing a Heamodylysis Unit to
the hospital for benefit of needy patients.
The Medical Superintendent Dr. Onik Moyong briefed about the detail expenditure statement
and work done during the year 2009-10 and also highlights the future plans with power
point presentation on the day. DIPRO
Yampi qualifies PhD
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: Radhe Yampi qualified for the award of the Degree of Doctor Philosophy
(PhD) in Anthropology for her thesis Religious Specialists of the Apatanis.
The degree will be conferred on her at the next convocation of the Rajiv Gandhi University.
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: All Nyishi Students’ Union President Niglar Veo would attend as
chief guest at function to be oragnised by All Nyishi Students’ Union Upper Subansiri
District Unit at Liruk, Daporijo on June 12.
ASM demands posting of subject teachers
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: Anchal Samity Member cum Village Education Committee Chairperson
Mori, West Siang District Yalek Tatak appealed the Education Minister to post subject
teachers and sanction fund for construction of girls and boys hostel and teacher
quarters immediately at government Middle School Mori, West Siang District. She said
that though the school was established in 1955 but till today have not been even
able to produce a single Doctor, engineer or Administrator.
Lamenting over the poor performance of students, she termed the lack of infrastructure
including teachers quarter and shortage of subject teachers as the prime factor for
the poor performance.
She said that there are no hostels in the institution and due to lack of quarters,
the teachers could only manage four hours of work a day.
Speed up development works: Union
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte & Tarak-Langdi Students Union
(APCYGTSU) have expressed serious concern over lack of speed in various developmental
works being carried out in Palin and Yangte circle. Recently team of APCYGTSU lead
by its president Hura Tadek visited Palin and Yangte circle and found that developmental
work is going on snail pace.
In this regard, union has urged local authorities to speed up the work especially
concerning crucial health and educational sector. The students of government higher
secondary school Palin, government secondary school Yangte, Chambang and Lumba are
facing serious problems due to poor infrastructure, union added. The student body
has requested concern authorities and local contractors to complete hostel building
and school as per stipulate time given by higher authority.
APCYGTSU has further demanded immediate completion of primary health centre building
at Yangte within one month. In addition, they have requested authorities not to issue
bill without proper verification of work carried out by contractors.
Further union has sought immediate construction of infrastructure building of ADC
office at Pania. Union also asked shopkeepers of Palin town to sell their goods at
right price while adding that Bazaar welfare committee should maintain a fixed price.
Society demand adequate posting of teachers
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: Totpu Panchayat Youth Welfare Society has appealed to the Govt,
particularly education department to post subject teachers at Govt Residential School,
Totpu under Parang Circle.
In a letter to Papum Pare DDSE, the Society informed that the Totpu Govt school
has been running without adequate teachers for last many years. As a results, the
students show poor performance in the examinations, the society said.
Most of the schools in interior areas are running without adequate teachers for
last many years, the Society said while adding that the students of interior areas
can also perform well and excel in any competition if adequate teachers are posted
in interior schools.
ToT on planning and implementation of SGSY ends
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: The five-day long Training of Trainers (ToT) on Planning and Implementation
of SGSY for District Officers and Resource Person concluded here today. The training
was conducted by SIRD Itanagar.
In his inaugural address, Director SIRD stressed on awareness for beneficiaries,
implementing agencies and banking sectors about the concept of SGSY.
Dr. T.G. Ramaiah, Assistant Professor from NIRD, Hyderabad, Course Director in inaugural
session explained various lacunas in implementation of the schemes under SGSY. He
stressed on the need of dedicated and sincere officers and staff for the success
of SHG approach for poverty-eradication and self-employment.
He suggests the participants to adopt the activities that are suitable to SHGs of
Arunachal Pradesh. He also emphasized on formations of SHG federation and registration
under Arunachal Pradesh Mutual Aided Cooperative Society Act for benefit of SHGs
and hence poverty alleviation.
ITBP to distribute Fish seeds & saplings
NAHARLAGUN, Jun 4: On the occasion of the World Environment Day tomorrow, the 10th
Bn ITBP stationed at Kimin, under its Civic Action Programme, will distribute Fish
Seeds and Fruit Saplings to local populace of Kimin area.
AMSU refutes Press statement
ITANAGAR: All Mishmi Students’ Union (AMSU) has refuted the news item that appeared
in some local dailies that it had sought the intervention of the Governor to stop
illegal extraction of mineral resources from Lohit district.
The union further clarified that AMSU had neither taken up the issue nor has any
plan to take up the mineral issue. The union described it an act of person with vested
interest to serve his own selfish interests.
Home dept to ensure safety and security of tourists
NAHARLAGUN: The Home Minister Tako Dabi has assured the cooperation and assistance
of Police personnel to tourists for their safe and secure stay in Arunachal Pradesh.
Dabi while appreciating the increase in inflow of tourists to Arunachal Pradesh,
informed that during the period from January 2010 to May 2010, some 16,439 tourist
visited the state with a big concentration in West Kameng and Tawang Districts while
some 40 foreign tourists visited the state.
Police personnel are always present to help both the domestic and foreign tourists
in every location of the districts to ensure their safety, he said. DIPR
ASSU supports APPDSU
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: All Sagalee Students Union (ASSU) has extended support to All Papum
Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) on their move seeking cancellation of land
possessing certificate issued by additional deputy commissioner in Sagalee town.
Union said cancellation of LPC will serve the interest of the general public of Sagalee.
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: The nomenclature of the Hill Miri Welfare Association Upper Subansiri
district, an NGO registered in 1987, has been renamed as Nyishi Welfare Association
(NWA). At the same time a new 13-member governing body headed by TK Martem as president
was also constituted.
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: Joro Doka, Sishu Dodum and MLA Tapuk Taku have been selected as
President, General Secretary and Chief Patron of All East Kameng Public Motors Transport
Federation in meeting held at Seppa recently.
ITANAGAR, Jun 4: Michi Welfare Society, Itanagar mourns the sudden demise of Michi
Tajang, who died on May 31 last.
He was one of the founder members of the Michi Welfare Society, Itanagar
The members of the society observed two minutes silence and prayed for the eternal
peace of the departed soul.