ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Nyokum Yullo, the major festival of the Nyishi community was celebrated
with traditional fervor at Raga on February 26.
Attending the festival, All Nyishi Students Union president Sikka Gapak called upon
the students community to devote in their study for excellent academic career and
also urged the general people to keep vigil on implementation of the developmental
schemes in their area. Gapak also praised the festival celebration committee for
their endeavor to promote time-tested tradition and culture of the community.
In her address Arunachal Pradesh State Social Welfare Board chairperson Marina Nido
called upon the younger generation to become torch bearer of the society. She also
appealed to the women of the area to shoulder responsibility for all round development
of the society.
Parliamentary secretary, PHE, Karikho Kri, in his address assured the common pubic
of Raga area to solve the drinking water problem. He also lauded the general people
of the area for preserving own culture and tradition. On behalf of the Nyokum
Yullo celebration committee Sonam Maga Tal expressed gratitude to all those who
have extend cooperation for smooth celebration of the festival.
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: A UGC sponsored free coaching for entry to BPO, SSC, CDS, bank
clerical examinations etc for Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Caste and Minorities commenced
at Rajiv Gandhi University today.
Inaugurating the programme, RGU Registrar Dr. Tomo Riba advised the students to avail
the opportunity provided by the university under UGC schemes.
Nani Tamang Jose, the coordinator, briefed the UGC sponsored scheme and the programme
schedule for the classes.
Dr. O Moyong, Asstt. Professor. Dept. of Commerce initiated the opening session of
the class with problem identification and objective of the classes.
Skill dev. training
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: A 42-days training on tailoring cum skill development programme
was conducted by Mangha Welfare Society (MWS) at Bameng under East Kameng district
from January 12.
The training mainly aimed at equipping the unemployed youth and self-help group (SHG)
members with necessary skills, ideas and other knowledge required for venturing into
self-employment activities. Out of 25 trainees 24 have completed the training programme.
Attending the valedictory function, Dr. Subhas Debnath, medical officer of Bameng
PHC distributed course completion certificates to the all successful trainees.
Mopin in Capital
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: The air of festivity is gripping state capital. After Nyokum and
statehood day celebration, now resident of the Capital is gearing up for Mopin celebration.
Setting the stage for grand celebration today Galo students and faculties of Dera
Natung Government College celebrated Pre-Mopin with much traditional gaiety. Students
from other tribes were also part of the celebration.
On the occasion All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) president Takam Tatung
and general secretary Tojum Poyom joined the celebration.
While addressing the gathering AAPSU President said that the youths of present days
are becoming indisciplined which is a matter of concern for everyone. Further he
discouraged the money culture in student union election and requested student communities
to refrain from asking money during election. AAPSU General Secretary also spoke
on the occasion.
CM’s mother’s death condoled
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: All India Rajeev Gandhi Vichar Manch International (AIRGVMI), Arunachal
Pradesh expressed deep shock over sudden demise of Nabam Maga, mother of Chief Minister
Nabam Tuki. In a condolence meeting, the members and office bearers of AIRGVMI observed
two minutes silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul.
“May her soul rest in peace in heavenly abode,” said AIRGVMI while sharing its grief
with the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
In his condolence message, the Nationalist Congress Party state unit vice-president
Tad Tana described Maga’s death as a great loss for the people of the Sagalee area.
The party leaders observed 2 minutes silence and prayed to almighty for eternal peace
of the departed soul. They conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.
All Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture-Horticulture Dealership Registered Tribal Contractor
Association also condoled the death of Maga.
State level training programme on organic farming
PASIGHAT, Mar 3: A six days training programme on “Organic Farming and Soil Testing-Tools
for Sustainable Agriculture” organized for the officers of horticulture, agriculture
and forest departments, ATMA and KVKs by department of Natural Resource Management,
College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat concluded here today.
Altogether, 17 officers and officials from various line departments and East Siang
district KVK and KVK, Khawzawl, Mizoram participated in the training.
K M Singh, Associate Professor (Entomology), Dr. P. Debnath, Associate Prof. (Soil
Science), Dr. TS Mehra were the resource persons of the training which was conducted
in two session -- theory and laboratory practical.
Attending the valedictory function, Dr B N Hazarika, Dean, College of Horticulture
and Forestry interacted with the participants and also distributed certificates to
them. Dr. P Debnath, course coordinator highlighted of the topic covered during the
Strengthen capital police: ANYA
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) today appealed to the state
Govt to deploy adequate police forces in all police stations within Capital Complex
in order to prevent rising number of criminal cases.
In a letter addressed to the Chief Minister, the Association further demanded the
state Govt to strengthen the police forces with modern equipments to prevent all
kind of criminal activities in the capital.
Stating that shortage of vehicles in various police stations including at Banderdewa,
Nirjuli, Naharlagun and Itanagar has hampered effective policing and crime prevention,
it appealed to the CM to provide adequate vehicles in all the police stations.
Incentive for budding wrestler
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Budding wrestler of the state Dada Riba was awarded cash incentive
of Rs. One lakh by the state government as a token of encouragement today. The incentive
was handed over to Riba at Capital Complex DC’s office, Naharlagun today.
Riba, who is presently undergoing training at Army Sports Institute Pune, was the
champion of the national sub-junior wresting championship held at Chennai last year.
He also represented India at Sub-junior Asian Wrestling Championship at Thailand
and Sub-Junior World Cadet Championship at Hungary in 2011.
He is the son of Girak Riba of new Riba village under Dumporji circle of Upper Subansiri
New village inaugurated
RUKSIN, Mar 3: East Siang Deputy Commissioner Talem Tapok today inaugurated a new
village - Tojo, situated at tiny hamlet near the Old Deka village under Seren circle.
Assuring to include the newly established village in the survey list, the DC urged
the villagers to keep close coordination with the administration for speedy development
of the area.
Addressing the people on the occasion, Nari-Koyu MLA Tako Dabii urged the PRI members
to prepare need based schemes for benefit of the villagers and assured them to provide
communication and other facilities.
The local leaders led by Tojam Doye handed over a memorandum to the MLA demanding
construction of link road, water and power supply to the village, besides establishment
of an educational institution in the area.
The Dekapam and Seren areas near the Arunachal-Assam boundary under Nari subdivision
needs special attention from the state government. But no visible efforts were
made for development of border areas during last many decades.
Participating in the programme, the local Gaon Burahs stressed on cordial relation
between the people residing in both sides of the boundary.
Awareness prog. for SHGs
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Sagalee Sub-division SHG Federation conducted an awareness programme
for the SHGs at Leporiang and Parang circles to educate the members about the importance
of maintaining discipline and unity among group members and the need of improving
socio-economic status of rural women by involving them in SHG activities.
The executive committee members of the Federation attended the programme as resource
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: The Result of Semester examinations of Anthropology, PGDDM, Education,
Geography, M.Tech, MBA, PGDHMT, Sociology, Hindi, History, Political Science and
BCA of Rajiv Gandhi University has been declared.
The results are available on University website: www.rgu.ac.in.
Sona, Tapak to attend Westminister prog
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Parliamentary secretary (Tourism) Passang Dorjee Sona and M Lasa,
secretary Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly have been nominated to attend the
61st Westminister seminar at CPA headquarter, London, United Kingdom while T Tapak,
MLA cum chairman (PAC) and Kago Habung, additional secretary Arunachal Pradesh Legislative
Assembly would attend the 2nd Westminister workshop on public accounts committee
(PAC) at the same venue.
The CPA branch, UK is hosting the 61st Westminister Seminar from March 4 to 10 and
the 2nd Westminister workshop on PAC from March 11 to 15.
The aim of the Westminister seminar is to enhance capacity of parliamentarians and
legislative officers to work more effectively in their legislators. Likewise, the
aim of the Westminister workshop on PAC is to enhance the capacity and effectiveness
of members, officers and clerks.
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Two minor boys and their mother were charred to death in a gruesome
fire accident that broke out in a semi traditional house near Veterinary department’s
livestock farm at Nirjuli here this morning.
According to police, the victims were burnt beyond the recognition. However, they
were identified as Yalek Yoka Heche, 26, wife of Tamar Yoka from Upper Subansiri
district and her two minor sons Tadam Yoka Heche (4) and Takam Yoka Heche (2). The
house was completely gutted down to ashes with all properties and belongings. Police
further added that the tragic fire accident might have broken out around 3:30 am
in the morning; however it claimed they got information by 4:00 am.
“By the time we reached the spot around 4:30 am, the house was completely gutted
down, said OC Nirjuli PS. He further said that the reason behind the accident is
yet to be ascertained by the police.
A case has been registered at Naharlagun police station and matter is under investigation.
The forensic report is also awaited.
MLA Takar Marde has appealed to the government to extend ex-gratia to the next of
the kin of the deceased.
While expressing shock at the tragedy, he said that all help must be extended to
the bereaved family members.
Heche Welfare Society and Topo Heche Welfare Society, Dumporijo and Kara Welfare
Society, Baririjo, Upper Subansiri have urged the local MLA, Capital Complex and
the State Government to immediately provide relief to the husband, the lone surviving
member of the unfortunate family. The Heche Family also extended the gratefulness
to all the concerned who came to help during the time of sorrow and grief.
Expressing its deep shock at the tragic accident, Galo Students Union (GSU) today
demanded the authority to set up an inquiry committee to ascertain the cause of fire.
The union also urged government to provide immediate relief to the aggrieved family
This is second major fire accident in terms of human casualty that have occurred
in the state after Palin fire accident in February 10, 2010, where 10 children were
burnt to death.
One dies in road mishap
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: A driver identified as Ibom Singh was killed on the spot when a
truck bearing registration no, AR01E-2953 fell into a deep gorge near BRTF camp along
national highway 52A between Itanagar and Naharlagun here today.
According to Itanagar police, the mishap occurred around 1 pm when the ill fated
truck was going to Naharlagun from here. Handyman of the vehicle Nabam Takik, who
sustained injury, was rushed to RK Mission hospital, police added. SP Hibu Tamang
informed this daily that an unnatural death case was registered with Itanagar police
station and the deceased’s body was handed over to his family.
Upper Siang under Opium grip
PASIGHAT, Mar 3: Cultivation of opium in Siang belt and subsequent addiction to the
drug is a cause of serious concern, particularly in Upper Siang as it is becoming
a major impediment in socio-economic growth.
Opium is produced in large scale in Sumsing, Damro, Adi-Pasi and Mariyang areas in
Upper Siang which are later circulated to other parts of the district and East Siang.
Villagers are engaged in rampant farming of opium in these areas; from kitchen gardens
to far-off fields.
The outcome of these massive cultivation is growing number of opium addicts in the
villages under Katan, Mariyang and Mopom circles in Upper Siang. The detrimental
practice has also gripped Pongging, Jeru, Sibum, Padu and Sili villages and is gradually
spreading to Pasighat town, Mebo area and even to Oyan, Ngorlung, Rayang villages
under Ruksin circle. A large section of young people have reportedly fallen under
the fatal drug and are spoiling the most formative years of their lives.
The increasing trend of opium abuse in Adi community is now causing concern among
the conscious citizens, who have called for concerted efforts to whip out the social
The Mariyang-Geku MLA JK Panggeng observes that detrimental practice of opium intake
now has become a social menace and it is an impending danger to the Adis.
Yingkiong ADC Rajesh Panyang has exhorted the youths and student communities to work
for eradication of opium practices, while the ‘Adi Bane Kebang’ secretary Nyung Paloh
stressed on a strategic plan to fight the menace.
“Opium is deeply rooted in our society. About 90 percent villagers in Pongging, Jeru,
Sibum and Silli in Upper Siang are addicted with this drug. Our movement against
opium abuse is faced with a big challenge as our attempts have been foiled in the
face of protest from a strong section of our own community,” rued Alum Taku, the
chairman of ‘Panggi Welfare Society’.
It is said that opium cultivation is basically practised by rural poor and destitute
as it yields a profitable income for them.
Traditionally, the use of opium among the Adis was restricted to medicinal purposes.
However with changing time, the use gradually diminished only to raise its ugly head.
Now, the onus is on the policy makers and organizations among the Adis to ensure
that opium cultivation is restricted. Instead, propagation of horticulture and other
marketable cash crops in place of opium is need of hour. It is worth mentioning
that a joint team of officials from Institute of Narcotics Study and Analysis (INSA)
and Central Narcotics Control department recently conducted a survey on opium cultivation
and drug abuse in the State which indicated an alarming situation particularly in
the districts of Lohit, Anjaw, Lower Dibang Valley, Changlang and Upper Siang districts.
The director of Narcotics Control, RN Srivastava had suggested the state government
to place a comprehensive proposal before the central government. The suggestions
includes creation of alternative means of household income, establishment of de-addiction
centre and conducting research based analysis on the development of current policies
The Nagas in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: In a new development which may not go down well with people of Arunachal,
Naga Students Federation of Changlang District (NSFCD) was formed on February 18
with selection of its office bearers after a daylong meeting at Changlang town. The
newly formed NSFCD is the unit of Naga Students Federation, the apex student organization
of Nagaland, advocating the cause of Naga people. This development is happening after
the last year’s news about entry of Naga People Front (NPF), a Nagaland based political
party, into Tirap and Changlang district. Various NGOs, political parties and student
body led by AAPSU have been bitterly opposing the move of NPF entry into Arunachal.
It is believed NSFCD has been formed with the support of NPF Arunachal unit. The
various Naga rebel groups claim Tirap and Changlang district as part of the greater
Nagalim. The greater Nagalim idea is strongly opposed by people of Arunachal Pradesh
and that is reason why NPF entry into Tirap and Changlang is strongly resented by
However in an exclusive chat with this journalist over telephone, NPF Arunachal unit
general secretary Happa Taidong clarified that his party will work for the cause
of entire Arunachal irrespective of tribe and region.
“Few political parties who feel threatened by our party are spreading false propaganda
against us. We are not one tribe or community centric party. In fact our party is
open to every Arunachalee. We will work for the interest of Arunachal people,” said
Happa Taidong. On the topic of NPF working solely for the cause of Naga people of
Nagaland state, Taidong said people of Tirap and Changlang are also Naga as per Constitution.
“In our ST certificates we have been certified as Naga as per Indian Constitution.
Right from the year 1960 when tribe recognization process was started by central
government, people of the two districts have been known as Naga. We are Arunachalee
Naga and, therefore, we have every right to form NPF Arunachal unit for cause of
Arunachal Naga,” added Taidong.
He also trashed fear that Nagaland based rebel groups will use NPF for territorial
“It is for the central government to decide on the issue of greater Nagalim. Ours
is a political party and basically we are going to oppose wrong policy of Congress
government in Arunachal. In fact Congress party is the root cause of all the problems
being faced by people of Tirap and Changlang. NPF has no interest in territorial
issues,” said Taidong.
The sudden sprout in activities of Nagaland based organizations like NPF and NSF
inside Arunachal territory has set alarm bell ringing in political and social circle
of state. Though majority of Arunachalees are deeply worried over this new development,
the local residents of Tirap and Changlang thinks different way.
“Most of these so-called Naga representatives especially NPF has no standing in the
two district. People of two districts strictly maintain distance from these groups
and only handful of people is associated with them,” said a resident of Tirap. Further
he added, “Some disgruntled politicians are using these groups to settle score with
their rivals. These politically motivated steps will have long term impact on our
society. It’s important that people realize this soon and carry out rectification.”
NPF Arunachal unit and NSFCD might claim that Constitution of India gives them freedom
to carry out their activities without being obstructed but they should not forget
that usage of word ‘Naga’ is not a simple matter especially when it comes to Arunachal-Nagaland
All out efforts to promote tea & rubber cultivation
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: State Govt has made all out efforts to promote tea and rubber
cultivation during 12th Five Year Plan, said Parliamentary secretary, trade and commerce,
Phosum Khimhun while addressing a one-day awareness drive on tea cultivation organized
by the department of Trade and Commerce, GoAP in collaboration with the Tea Board
of India, Guwahati at Balijan, Papum Pare district today.
Informing that state Govt had decided to extend all kind of supports to the tea
and rubber planters in the state, Khimhun said he would take up the issue of environmental
clearance (NOC) from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests which is mandatory
for tea planters for availing subsidy assistance from the Tea Board. He further
informed that state Governor and Chief Minister have taken initiatives in this
regard. Emphasizing on setting up of tea factory by the tea growers with the help
of Tea Board for smooth marketing of the tea, particularly, green tea, the Parliamentary
secretary appreciated the efforts of All Arunachal Pradesh Small Tea Growers’ Association
to popularize tea cultivation among the educated unemployed youths.
Though agriculture plays an important role in enhancing the economy of the state
and its people, cultivation of tea, known as the green-gold assumes significance
as another milestone to boost state coffer as well as to create employment opportunity
for large number of youths of the state, said Trade and Commerce Tokong Pertin.
Highlighting the activities of Tea Board of India and Tea Research Institute in disseminating
knowledge to the farmers about technical know-how on tea plantation, he said organic
tea farming should be encouraged in the state as it has a huge demand world-wide.
Stressing on extensive research to ascertain the quality of tea in the state, he
also stressed on mass awareness among the farmers on the need of tea cultivation
and advocated for all kind of assistance from the department concerned and other
agencies for farmers.
While responding to the queries of the growers, Tea Board (development) deputy director
from Tezpur R.L. Baishya said Tea Board will provide necessary assistance for setting-up
of Tea factory in feasible locations if such proposals come up from the state.
Dr. S. Baishya, Advisor, TRA, Tezpur gave a field demonstration on tea plantation,
pruning and maintenance of tea sapling.
Balijan EAC Tayi Taggu also spoke on the occasion.
Highlighting the problems of tea growers, AAPSTGA President Tadak Gab and local tea
growers informed that most of the tea growers in the area could not register their
gardens with the Tea Board of India as they have no environmental clearance certificate
for tea plantation.
Parents, students seek govt. intervention
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Even though the state Govt had assured the Arunachalee students
studying in various educational institutes in Karnataka to take up their security
issue that arose after Thursday incident with Karnataka Govt, there is still fear
and a feeling of insecurity among the students. According to sources from Bangalore,
neither the college authority nor the Karnataka government provided security to the
students. The students are seeking the Arunachal Prdesh government’s immediate intervention
in the matter for the safety of around 55 Arunachalee students who were assaulted
by local mob on Thursday night. The students are reportedly not attending classes
fearing another possible attack.
A delegation of parents and Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Students Union (APSTSU)
headed by its president Meje Taku called on Governor and sought the state government’s
immediate intervention in the matter. It appealed to the state Govt take up the
matter with its Karnataka counterpart for finding a solution to the matter. The
parents strongly stated that if anything unwanted happens to any student in Karnataka,
the government will be held responsible.
APSTSU disclosed that the Chief Secretary had agreed to constitute a fact finding
to unearth the truth behind the ugly incident.
Adventure trail at Anjaw
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: Arunachal Adventure Trail ‘Youth to the Edge’ started at Khupa near
Hayuliang, Anjaw district yesterday. The programme was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner,
C.S. Jeinow and was attended, among others, by C.K. Mein, Superintendent of Police
and other officials from various departments.
While inaugurating the event, DC advised the participants, who are all NSS volunteers,
to explore natural beauty and rich culture of Arunachal. He also advised the youths
to avail the opportunity of such adventure programme for the promotion and preservation
of rich culture, tradition and flora and fauna of the state. Further, he also highlighted
the tourism and adventure sports potentials of the district. The adventure trail
is being organized with the theme “Adventure to the paradise unexplored” and is
being sponsored by DoNER ministry.
The first batch of participants comprises NSS volunteers from Delhi University,
Jamia Milia Islamia University and from Nagaland. The programme will continue up
In the inaugural programme, Everester Anshu Jamsenpa was facilitated by District
Administration with an objective to encourage the youths of the country in adventure
Trekking, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Camp Discipline, Village Trails, Rope Knotting,
Tent Pitch, Awareness on Search and Rescue will be part of the programme.
AP victim compensation scheme 2011: A major achievement in criminal justice system
In our country, the criminal justice system is regulated by an exhaustive and comprehensive
code known as Code of Criminal Procedure enacted in 1973 which initially repealed
the old and outdated 1898 code enacted.
On bare perusal of the code in section 357 provides that in cases where the court
imposes a fine along with the sentences upon the accused, certain proceeds of the
fines could be directed to be incurred for defraying the expenses of the prosecution
in the cases or the payment as compensation for the loss or injury to the victim,
which provided some sort of relief to the affected persons and which appeared to
be in a way of some sorts of compensatory justice.
With the concept of a welfare state emerging in the 80s, and the violation rights
to life and personal liberty of a citizen were being on the higher side by both the
state authorities and people in guise of rape, acid attacks, causing mental trauma
and injuries and human trafficking, the courts in India especially the Supreme court
of India delivered path breaking judgments in this regards, mention is made of the
cases of Delhi Domestic Working Women’s Forum vs Union of India & Ors in WP(Crl)
no.362/93, wherein the Apex Court directed the National Commission for Women to evolve
a scheme for relief and rehabilitation of Victims of Rape and there was a need to
set up a criminal injuries Compensation Board in district, state and national level
and in pursuance to which the NCW sent the scheme to the Union Govt in 1995. However
the scheme never materialized and was kept in backburner.
It is pertinent to refer here that the concept of compensation to the victims of
a crimes has long been associated with the tribal ethos and culture and the administration
of justice and the same is also given a legal sanction in the Assam Frontier Regulation
of 1945, where the village authority could levy fines as compensation in all matters
brought before it for adjudication.
The Central Govt in 2008 enacted a legislation wherein a new amendment was brought
in the form of The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act,2008(Act no.5 of 2009)
inserting a new section namely 357A to the code, which for the Ist time in the administration
of criminal justice system the change in the concept of the governance wherein social
responsibility and the welfare state obligations began to be of prime importance,
wherein the state govt in consultation with the central Govt was mandated to frame
a scheme to fund or compensate any victims or his dependents or rehabilitate them
on account of their suffering loss or injury as a result of crimes committed on them
through the institutions of legal services authority in every state.
Situated thus, the state government as required under the law has recently framed
a scheme namely Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Scheme,2011 and the same has
been notified vide memo no.HMB (B) 37/97 dtd 24th January,2012 wherein among others
the rates of compensation payable to the victims are shown and the procedures to
claim and the relevant authority to decide the compensation are provided. Some of
the salient features of the scheme are discussed below:
1. Constitution of Fund: The scheme authorizes the state govt to constitute a fund
namely AP victim Compensation fund which shall defray all expenses or compensation
as ordered by the AP State Legal Services Authority for which amounts in the state
budget shall be made from time to time.
2. Eligibility for compensation: One of the essential requirements of the scheme
is that the victims or his dependents in order to be eligible for compensation under
this scheme is that he or she must not have availed or received any compensation/grants
from the Govt and that such injuries or the loss sustained must have caused substantial
loss to the family income and which cannot be overcome except by such reimbursement.
The scheme has another provision where the compensation could be reviewed by the
courts with a higher amount as allowed under sub-section 4 of sec 357A.
3. Procedure for grant of compensation under the scheme:The scheme provides that
a victim or his dependents after filing an FIR apply for compensation in the specified
format to the area SP or to the Judicial Magistrate, who would then forward the same
to the District Legal Services Authority for consideration of the claims and thereafter
the District Legal Services Authority would then submit their recommendations to
the AP State Legal Services Authority for their final assessments and grant of the
final award. The scheme also provides that the State Legal Services Authority shall
fix the amount of compensation within a period of 30 days or more.
4. Recovery of compensation from the accused. The scheme provides a clause that in
cases of the court order directing the perpetrator of the crime to compensate the
victim or that he should pay a higher rate, the state legal services authority would
be the competent authority to realize the same.
5. Period of filing claims:
The scheme provides that any victim or his dependents shall file any claims for any
injuries sustained in a crime committed against her within a period of one year from
the date of the occurrence, which could be extended on bonafide reasons at the discretion
of District Legal Services Authority.
6.Rate of compensation under the scheme:
The victim compensation scheme as provided in the AP Victim Compensation scheme is
Status in NE India:
The scenario in the case of the status of implementation of the scheme in the north
east India presents balanced picture as except Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim,
Meghalaya and Manipur have framed and notified the scheme, whereas Assam, Tripura
and Nagaland have not framed any such scheme as required under the amended provisions
of the criminal code. Recently the govt of Assam had to face the ire of the court
when during the course of hearing before the Div. Bench in Crl Appeal no.25/2010
& 46/2011 comprising of the CJ and a judge of the Gauhati High Court, it was brought
to the notice of the court, that no such scheme as required under the law was framed
while directing the state to frame and notify the scheme at the earliest. On a comparative
analysis of the various schemes of the Govt of Punjab, Bihar and other NE states,
the rates of compensation offered by the govt of AP is around Rs Two Lacs for loss
of life ,while the rest states provides Rs 1 Lacs only.
Thus, from the above discussions, it amply clear that the state is a frontrunner
in the frame of such scheme as mandated by the law and also generous in providing
a succor and relief to any persons who are victims of any crimes committed upon them
by the criminals and which is a true picture of the govt theme ‘PEOPLES FIRST’
,and which would go a long way in the annals of history in criminal justice system
in our state.
(The contributor is an Under Secretary, Law Dept, Arunachal Pradesh)
Promote and protect culture: Pema
State Level Folk Dance Festival
YINGKIONG, Mar 3: Tourism Minister Pema Khandu appealed to the people of the state
to preserve, promote and protect their rich culture and traditions adapting it with
the modern changing scenario to keep their identity strong and intact.
“Our people, especially the young generation need to practice age-old culture so
that they are preserved for the future generations,” Pema said while addressing the
mammoth gathering at State level Folk Dance Festival at Tuting, Upper Siang district
Describing the vast tourism potential of the state, Pema encouraged people on Public
Private Partnership (PPP) model for development of tourism sector.
He advised the respective Deputy Commissioners to prepare master plan for submission
to the Central Govt for necessary fund for tourism development.
The Minister announced fund for construction of security fencing for Gompa at Tuting.
He also visited the on-going construction of road from Zido to Ngamying under PMGSY
programme. He informed that new proposal for road up to Mankota under PMGSY has already
been initiated. He asked the SE,EE (RWD) to prepare a plan and submit estimate for
construction of a tourist lodge at Mossing, the middle place between Tuting and Yingkiong.
He also visited the ongoing tourist lodge at Yingkiong and asked the executing agency
and contractor to complete the building on time.
Earlier, MP Ninong Ering expressed grave concern over the deplorable and sub- standard
road condition from Dite-Dime to Tuting and Gelling constructed by GREF /BRO. The
basic infrastructure for development of remote places like Tuting bordering China
was the road communication, he said and assured to take up the matter with the concern
authority at the Center and Parliament for widening and black carpeting of the road
at the earliest.
Seeing the scenic beauty of the boarder town, The MP said that Tuting should be made
a model town to make it attractive place of tourist interest. Ering also encouraged
the local people for taking up agri/horti activities for self-employment.
Local MLA Alo Libang and DC Liyon Borang also spoke on the occasion. Later they visited
the food stalls put up by different tribes and sub-groups.
In the evening folk dances were presented by different tribes and groups coming from
different districts and areas of the state.Villagers of Gelling, Singa, Palling,
Migging circles under Tuting sub division thronged the small and remote town with
enthusiasm to witness the cultural presentations.DIPRO
Week-long awareness prog on TSC ends
ITANAGAR, Mar 3: The week-long Information Education Communication (IEC) awareness
programme on Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) under Kimin circle concluded at Community
Hall, Upper Sheer Panchayat yesterday. Several villages under Kimin circle were
covered under the programme which was organized by E.E, District Water Sanitation
Committee (DWSC) under PHE department Papum Pare in collaboration with N.N. Charitable
Society (NNCS), Langper, Sagalee and Rural Development and Heritage Society (RDHS)
Sangram from Feb 25 to March 2.
Addressing the valedictory function Kimin ZPM Bamang Yayu appealed to the villagers
to use individual latrine and maintain good health.
In her address, Kimin EAC S Lowang, urged upon the every hosue owners to construct
latrine under Individual House Hold Latrine programme. She requested the Panchayat
leaders, NGOs and the agency to ensure successful implementation of the IHHL programme.
NNCS chairman Nangbia Amar Dui explained the aim of objective of such awareness programme,
while chairman of the RDHS Tamchi Niania spoke about the need of maintaining health
Panchayat leaders, GBs, senior citizen and general public participated in it.