ITANAGAR, Mar 14: The National Service Scheme Volunteers of VKV, Itanagar has conducted
an environmental awareness programme
32 volunteers accompanied by the NSS programme Officer V.N. Uthaman, visited the
Ganga Lake and the State Biological Park.
DSE visits schools during exam
ITANAGAR, Mar 14: A visit to schools of capital complex to ensure free and fair conduction
of last paper (social studies) of Class –X examination was made by Director of School
Education T Taloh today.
The director visited the Govt. Higher Secondary School, Naharlagun where 344 were
found writing the exam under the supervision of July Binggep Taha, ST, Sagalee Higher
Secondary School centre superintendent, in the absence of the designated Centre Superintendent.
At Govt. Higher Secondary School, Doimukh, the director made a visit with the principal
of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Naharlagun. A total of 526 students accommodated
in 24 rooms were found to be writing the exam under the supervision of Papi Siram,
ST, Govt Higher Secondary School, Polo Colony, in the absence of the appointed centre
At Govt. Higher Secondary School, Polo Colony, about 387 students were writing the
exam. Principal of the school, M Kadu performed the duty of the invigilator. The
examination halls were under pin drop silence and neither means nor possession of
objectionable items was noticed. S Prasad was the centre superintendent in absence
of the designated centre superintendent. It was also seen that due to the absence
of separate toilets, boys and girls had to face untold misery.
DEO holds review meeting with flying squad
SEPPA, Mar 14: The DEO Tarin Dakpe today convened a review meeting with flying squads,
static surveillance team and video viewing team here today. SP, Apang Tamut and all
administrative officers attended the meeting.
Addressing the meeting, DEO cum DC Tarin Dakpe directed the flying squads of different
locations to be active and conduct rigorous search operation of all vehicles within
the district and also at Seppa, Bana and Pakke-Kessang entry points of all the incoming
vehicles in the district. He directed them for seizure of carrying unlicensed gun
and also to deposit licensed gun in the nearest police stations. He also directed
for closure of Arm and Ammunition vendor and keep close eye on wind, beer bar and
wholesale vendor so that no outlet shall sell more than the quantity to any customers
as prescribed under AP State Exercise Act 1993. He also directed the whole vendor
for installation of CCTV camera and immediate stoppage of bringing new consignment.
Further, he directed the administrative officers to ensure that the GBs and HBGs
not to take active part in politics on behalf of the political parties or candidates.
He also informed that issue of inner line pass/fresh entry permit except on unavoidable
cases banned in entire East Kameng district. DIPRO
DNGC holds workshop on SVEEP
ITANAGAR, Mar 14: Department of Political Science, D.N Govt. College here today organized
workshop on Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) action
plan –II-2014 as per directive of Election Commission of India.
Speaking as the resource person from Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic College Abhijit Talukdar,
campus ambassador highlighted the role of campus ambassador in making the youth aware
of the important of voting right and its value.
Principal DN Govt. College, Itanagar Tomar Ete dwelt on the importance of how a campus
ambassador can be helpful in making people aware of their voting and political right.
Vice Principal, DN Govt. College, Sagey Khandu has emphasized the importance of campus
ambassador and requested them to encourage the youth and women to enroll their name
in the electoral roll and let them exercise their franchises.
Dr S Bhattacharjee, Associate Professor (HOD) Department of Political Science, gave
key note address on SVEEP. Dr Bijay Raji, Campus Ambassador, coordinated the workshop.
Mobile ICTC van launched in Lohit
TEZU, Mar 14: District AIDS Prevention & Control Unit, Tezu in collaboration with
Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society today launched the first ever mobile
ICTC Van in Lohit district. APSACS Project Director flagged off the mobile ICTC van
amidst huge gathering including Medical staff of District Hospital, Tezu, staff from
APSACS, TI-NGO Project Manager and general public.
Speaking on the occasion, APSACS Project Director highlighted the main aims and objectives
for launching of MICTC Van at Lohit district for outreach activities where targeted
intervention for High Risk Group (HRGs) and bridge population are concentrated as
Lohit is the ‘A’ category district which have highest prevalence of HIV positive
Dr. R. Sikom, DPO DAPCU highlighted the scenario of HIV/AIDS in Lohit district through
power point presentation, role of DAPCU and its manpower and Services rendered by
Yumrin Nokpa, General Secretary, ArNP+, Dr. J. Ado, DVBDCP officer also spoke on
Illegal liquor seized
BOMDILA, March 14: The Flying Squad headed by the Town Magistrate Toni Mitkong consisting
of police personnel, excise officer and the Videographer today seized 122 bottles
of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) from various places at district headquarters
Bomdila and from its peripheral areas in West Kameng district. A total of 43 bottles
of illegal liquor was seized yesterday. DIPRO
DEO hold meet with political parties
AALO, Mar 14: The West Siang District Election Officer M K Sahoo convened a meeting
with political parties of West Siang to share important election related issues at
conference Hall of DC Office today.
The DEO appealed all political parties to cooperate with the administration in maintaining
law and order during the election time. Elaborating on the detail guidelines of ECI,
the DEO disclosed that the Commission is committed to give a total clarity in conducting
free and fair election and identifying expenditure sensitive pockets that influence
voting behavior and unfortunately six out of seven assembly constituencies in West
Siang fall under those pockets.
Surveillance team on expenditure and Flying Squad will closely monitor the expenditure
aspects. Permission for political meeting and rallies will be given on request on
first come first serve basis to any place and venue. All vehicles have to be registered
for use in election by the political parties and contesting candidate has to open
personal bank account one day before filing of nomination. The district consultative
committee will be called from time to time in case of law and order problem and other
crucial issues, he said.
The SP Aalo, Rajesh Kumar has asked all citizens Aalo to deposit their arms latest
by March 22 failing which the weapons will be seized and the violators will be book
under appropriate section of law. He said that anyone can send message or call the
DEO personally for problem and information on law and order.
Former Minister Doi Ado representing INC assured all cooperation in the peaceful
conduct of election. While, Nyaken Loya, General Secretary BJP stressed on proper
supervision of Postal Ballot and PPA representative also spoke on election related
Former minister TC Teli passes away
ITANAGAR, Mar 14: One of the popular politicians and a former minister TC Teli passed
away this evening around 8 PM at his Itanagar residence. Teli who was suffering from
liver cancer and undergoing treatment at Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon, was brought back
to Itanagar yesterday. Popularly known as ‘Tiger’ Teli, he represented 14 Doimukh
assembly constituency consecutively for two times. He was 50 and left behind two
wives, four sons and five daughters.
A post-graduate in political science from JNU Delhi, Teli, besides being associated
with a number of organizations including All India Professional Karate Kick Boxing
Association, was holding the post of chairman, North East Homeopathic Medical College
& Hospital, till his bereavement. In 1985, he graduated from prestigious St. Stephen’s
college, Delhi. Born to Teli Nigla and late Teli Puyi on Feb 13, 1964, he was first
elected to state assembly in 1995 under Janata Dal party and became the leader of
opposition. Later he switched allegiance to Congress and was minister under the chief
ministership of Gegong Apang and Mukut Mithi. He held portfolio like UD, Tax and
Excise during his tenure as minister.
Teli hailed from Jote (Balijan) under Papum Pare district. Initially he started his
career in student politics and later went on to become MLA. In 1989, first time he
contested election and tasted defeat. A two-time Congress minister (1998-2000 & 2000-2004),
Teli had unsuccessfully fought the 2009 elections on a TMC ticket. He also represented
India in Commonwealth countries bilateral exchange programme in 1982 and in NAM Youth
Conference in 1985. He is also stated to be founding president of NSUI, Arunachal
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has expressed shock and grief over the untimely demise
of former Minister T C Teli. In a message this evening, Tuki remembered late Teli
as one of the pioneers of the formative years of Arunachal Pradesh and its geo-political
development not only as a public leader but also as a student leader in his younger
days and a social activist in later years.
“Late Teli has been a tall figure of the Nyishi community, who selflessly worked
for development of not only his community but the state as a whole. The void created
by his demise will be difficult to fill for many years to come. Each and every citizen
of this state today shares the pain of this irreparable loss,” Tuki added in his
message. The Itanagar BJP unit has also expressed shock over untimely demise of Teli.
AAPSU says no to exams during April 6 to 12
ITANAGAR, Mar 14: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has appealed
to the State Governor to make sure that no examination is conducted from April 6
to 12 next in order to facilitate the student community, especially college students
of the state to participate in the ensuing simultaneous elections. This was informed
by AAPSU president Kamta Lapung in a press meet held at Arunachal Press Club today.
Lapung said that the Union will compel to take stand for ‘no solution no election,
if the Governor fails to comply with its demands in the memorandum, especially regarding
exam schedule. AAPSU threatens to launch 12 hours first phase capital complex bandh
on March 27 next followed by bandh call across the state, if the Governor fails to
pay heed to its demand within March 25. In its memorandum, AAPSU further appealed
the Governor for imposition of special power conferred upon him under Article 371
(H) of the Constitution at an early date while stating that “numerous hardship are
being faced by the people of the state” due to the sudden dissolution of state Assembly.
Pointing out the recent incident along Assam-Arunachal boundary, the union has demanded
adequate deployment of forces in boundary area. The union has also urged the governor
to “ooze out his capability to bring back normalcy” in the state while stating that
“starting from Sela Pass to Patkai Hills and from Subansiri to Siang basin the people
are living in fear psychosis due to the deteriorating law and order”.
The union has also demanded deployment of adequate security force in the state during
The AAPSU further demanded immediate reopening of PDS scandal case, no back date
agreement of MoA/MoUs, transfer and posting, promotion and appointments, and immediate
payment of all the pending bills to the genuine contractors by the end of this financial
“Regarding its demand for imposition of President’s Rule, AAPSU finance secretary
Suraj Tayem informed that the union has taken back the demand after assurance from
the Governor to use his power under Article 371 (H) for improved law and order
in the state. Moreover, AAPSU also have to respect the Constitution of India, he
Crusade against MCC violation continues
ITANAGAR, Mar 14: Continuing its efforts to control violation of Model Code of Conduct
(MCC) in the state, the Flying Squads and Static Surveillance Teams operating in
the State under Election Commission of India have made seizure of cash to the tune
of Rs. 1. 50 lakh and IMFL 777 bottles (750ml), IMFL 85 bottles (180ml), IMFL 99
bottles (375ml), Brandy (180ml) 336 bottles, beer (650ml) 165 bottles and 500ml 42
bottles, local dao 43 Nos., 12 bore DBBL gun one number today.
Yesterday, the Flying Squads had seized a sum of Rs.20,20,000 for violation of Model
Code of Conduct.
Since the operation of MCC, a total of Rs.29,12,000 and the IMFL - 750ML - 2446 bottles,
IMFL - 180ml - 103 bottles, IMFL - 375ml - 99 bottles, IMFL - 350ml - 10 bottles,
IMFL - 175ml - 67 bottles, beer - 15036 bottles, local wine - 20 ltrs. and CGI Sheet
- 99 Nos. have been seized to ensure clean election in the State, according to an
official release. Vehicle checking drive: On the other hand, the City police also
continued its vehicle checking drive in the capital complex area. A total of 169
vehicles have been challaned for violation of various sections of MV Act and a sum
of Rs.31,500/- has been recovered as fine today. City Police also seized 4 number
City Police will continue the drive and all vehicle owners are advised to get proper
Number Plates fixed on their vehicles and carry all relevant documents and cooperate
Traffic wardens plead for job regularization, enhancement of salary
ITANAGAR, Mar 14: More then 70 Itanagar Traffic Wardens (ITWs) who were recruited
by the competent authority and engaged ’purely on daily wage basis’ are facing the
uncertain future following the closure of their service for this financial year.
It is worth mentioning here that in a letter to the City SP on March 7 last, Chief
Estate Officer, Itanagar Capital Complex requested him to take over all traffic points
mend by the Traffic Wardens ‘till such time Govt provides necessary fund and decision”.
“The traffic wardens are engaged purely on daily wage basis to support the traffic
management system in the Capital Complex. Since it is not sanctioned post, we use
to close their service on March 31 every year and till Govt provides necessary fund,”
the letter read.
However, it is reported that files will be forwarded to the chief secretary and finance
department for continuation of the services of ITWs in the next financial year.
Meanwhile, the traffic wardens in a representation to the Governor appealed him to
intervene and direct the competent authority to regularize their jobs and enhance
the salary of the traffic wardens from the financial year 2014-15. ITWs are tirelessly
assisting Itanagar Traffic Police for smooth movement of the traffic without any
single holiday but drawing salary of Rs. 4300 only (on Muster Roll basis), the memorandum
said adding that the present salary is not sufficient to run a family where the prices
of essential commodities are soaring up day by day.
NE women entrepreneur award for Basamly Krisikro
ITANAGAR, Mar 14: Basamly Krisikro from Arunachal Pradesh has been conferred Vasundhara
- NE Woman Entrepreneur of the year (2012-13) Award in a glittering award giving
ceremony held at the Pragjyoti ITA Center for Performing Arts, Guwahati on March
11 last. The Award was instituted by the Sreemanta Sankar Mission (SSM) of Guwahati
to recognize efforts of iconic and leading entrepreneur from each of the eight North
East states besides conferring the award on one top women entrepreneur from the whole
Other recipients of the Award were Yangchen Doma Lepcha from Sikkim, Hemaprava Devi
from Assam, H. Lemei Phom from Nagaland, R. K. Ongbi Purnima Devi from Manipur and
Marina Marak from Meghalaya. The winners were awarded with the Trophy, a citation
and an Eri Shawl each. The state winner from Tripura Santa Debnath could not attend
the program. High level officials from several top government institutions who gave
away the award to the state winners includes Brigadier S. K. Thapa, Deputy GOC, HQ
51 Sub Area, Dayanand Jha, Additional General Manager, NF Railway, C. Lalrosanga,
ADG, Prasar Bharati Broadcasting Corporation of India, PSRK Sudhakar, Regional Executive
Director, Airport Authority of India, Rahul Rohatgi, General Manager, SIDBI, Ronel
Kumar, General Manager, NHPC Ltd., Vineeta Singh, President, NFR Women's organization
and Sankar Prasad Kakoti Bora, Regional Director, ICCR NE.
On the other hand, Vasundhara - NE Woman Entrepreneur of the year (2012-13) Award
for top women entrepreneur from the whole region was conferred upon Lalmuankimi of
Mizoram, an innovator entrepreneur from Aizawl, who has made remarkable strides in
the sphere of business and entrepreneurship with her herbal medicinal product branded
as K. C. Face Pack. First lady of Assam Jayanti Patnaik gave away the award to Lalmuankimi.
The award consisted of the Winner's Trophy, a citation, an Eri shawl and a cheque
of rupees Twenty five thousand.
In the same function, Judy Manners, senior executive, M/s ruralshores.com, Bangalore
and Topu Baser Ete, Chairperson, GPTI, Along, Arunachal Pradesh were also felicitated
for their excellence in business and enterprise. The program also saw felicitation
of the Panelists selecting the winners through a selection process spanning more
than three months. The program was also collaborated by ICCR, Northeast and a number
of classical dance items showcasing the rich culture and tradition of the eight states
of Northeast India was presented.
Speaking on the occasion, Jayanti Patnaik lauded the efforts of Sreemanta Sankar
Mission of Guwahati for instituting this regional level award to identify and honour
the women entrepreneurs of the region. She praised the organizer for the commendable
work and also congratulated the winners.
Patnaik also reiterated the fact that despite mounting pressure from various women
based organizations and institutions, the women's reservation bill could not been
passed till date because the parliament of India is dominated by males. She urged
the women of Northeast to carry forward their enterprising efforts besides struggling
hard to achieve their chosen goals.
‘Social stigma - greatest hindrance for uplifting the children with disabilities’
SHILLONG, Mar 14: Blaming social stigma and ignorance as the greatest hindrance for
uplifting the lot of children with disabilities, Meghalaya State Commission for Women
chairperson Theilia Phangbuh today called for sensitising the civil society on the
Phangbuh, a Padmashree awardee, advocated convergence for government departments,
institutes and NGOs to help the disable persons lead a honourable life as equal members
of the society, said as chief guest of the inaugural function of a two-day NE regional
conference on ‘Empowerment on persons with hearing impairment and additional disability’,
themes ‘Best practices & models of rehabilitation - national & international perspective
at Pastoral Centre here.
Commissioner (Persons with disabilities) of Meghalaya government Caramai Kharkangor,
speaking as guest of honour, said that disability was no more a curse with training
helping the disable persons to become economically productive.
“If one is disable in one aspect, he/she is talented in other aspect, which the society
need to recognise and make the best use of it,” she said citing the example of noted
global scientist Stephen Hawkins.
The conference, organised by the Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Hearing Handicapped
(AYJNIHH), Mumbai and National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple
Disabilities (NIEPMD), Chennai in collaboration with Bethany Society, Shillong, included
a brainstorming session.
The AYJNIHH is committed to act a catalyst to reach the unreached with a special
approach for awareness and resource mobilisation in the NE region, its officiating
director Dr SG R Prakash said earlier.
He said the conference aimed at a better tomorrow for the persons with different
abilities (DAPs) and hoped that delegates from all over India, including over 100
from NE, would hopefully recommend implementable actions for the ministry to act.
Supporting him, NIEPMD director Dr Neeradha Chandra Mohan said that the convergence
of both national institutes reflected the importance of the event.
Enlisting the resource persons including participating NGOs, she expressed confidence
that it would immensely benefit the region.
Introducing the AYJNIHH, its HoD (Clinical psychology) Alka Joshi said that its multifarious
activities and training courses aimed at developing manpower and undertaking research
for rehabilitation of PDAs. She quoted statistics of manpower trained and beneficiaries.
Responding to a question from this editor, Joshi said the GoI is committed to ensure
implementation of all its welfare schemes through a rigorous mechanism and accountability
to guarantee that the DAPs quantitatively benefit from the institutes and NGOs.
“Be the watch dog and ask yourself if you are doing your job honestly as NGO to make
the monitoring mechanism more robust”, she added.
AYJNIHH HoD (Socio-economic rehabilitation) R Bhattacharya’s paper highlighted skill
development programmes with assured employment for the NE for a better tomorrow for
the DAPs and HoD (Speech therapy) Anjali R Kant in her paper said 27,000 with hearing
impairment are born in India annually, National Youth Project president HP Biswas,
deliberating on training, rehabilitation and employment, disclosed that of the 680
PDAs trained in recently 120 have been employed within a month in Arunachal, Tripura,
Mizoram, Sikkim and Assam. He called for concerted committed efforts to help the
PDAs contribute towards nation building, NYP vice president Pradeep Kumar highlighting
challenges confronting the NGOs working for ameliorating the condition of the DAPs
in Arunachal, suggested complete recasting of training schemes for DAPs considering
the peculiar needs of NE, set up a mechanism with manpower for early detection of
disability and intervention services for early and better rehabilitation, more awareness
campaign involving the panchayat leaders, forming a working group consisting members
from the NGOs and government to identify the need of the DAPs and mobilise resources
and set up a monitoring system.
Many papers were presented, including by CRC’s assistant professor Lanu W Aimol,
also nodal officer for Arunachal, on ‘Incidence and prevalence of hearing impairment
An AYJNIHH team with few students from Mumbai are here to conduct the conference.
DEO calls for strict adherence to model code of conduct, ECI guidelines
PASIGHAT, Mar 14: “Stick strictly to Model Code of Conduct” said the East Siang DC-cum-DEO
Nidhi Srivastava today while addressing the Assistant Returning Officers/Election
Registration Officers in a consultative meeting held in DC’s conference hall.
She directed the AROs/EROs to be very sincere, dedicated and strict to the ECI guidelines
during the entire process of the forthcoming elections.
She also said that Police force availability in polling stations and report accordingly
to DEO on regular basis said Srivastava adding that officers should ensure that ‘appeal-letters
along with pledge to vote’, issued by DEO’s office be reached to the individual voters
to encourage them to cast their votes in national interest. Motivational radio-talks,
pamphlets, banners etc would be other efforts to maximize the turnout on the polling
day, added Srivastava.
She directed the officers to check the prescribed form(s) issued by ECI and other
required documents thoroughly before enrolment, placed by the applicants. The DEO
further apprised that the ADC Rupok Boje would act as RO of 38-Pasighat constituency
in particular while the rest four constituencies, the DC would be the RO.
She advised them to entertain all quarries related to nomination filings within the
time set by ECI. This is a sensitive and critical process and therefore magistrates/police
especially the Flying Squads should ensure visible presence and intensify checks
to prevent violations of MCC. The district administration would always be ready to
extend supports for smooth conduct of the polls and safety to the polling personnel
on duty. Minimize human error to zero level though your tasks are multidimensional,
stated DEO in her message.
Meanwhile the Flying Squads ahead of polls seized large amount of money, arms and
liquors. Reportedly cash amount of Rs 27,12,000, 160 cases of IMFL and 3 arms have
been seized. According to the police sources, there were 16 persons for ILP and 72
violators under MV Act have been fined and a sum of rupees 14,500 has been realized
from them. Till date only 59 arms have been deposited in Police station here. DIPRO.
Preparedness for the simultaneous election in Lohit district
TEZU, Mar 14: With declaration of General Election to the Parliament and Legislative
Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh 2014 and immediate enforcement of Model Code of Conduct
all the officers and officials have been deployed for various election related work.
Separate orders to this effect have already issued and being issued at regular interval.
All the officers and officials appointed for various election duties at different
levels are deemed to be on deputation. The Lohit District Election Officer has already
directed all the officers and officials of the district not to leave the district
headquarter without prior written permission from his office.
The DEO issued an order to the Establishment Branch stating that no leave application
should be received in inward without explicit direction from the Office of District
All the prerequisite charter of duties has been allocated to the officers and officials
for smooth functioning of day to day election works and to coup with day to day increased
The DEO has strictly instructed all the Nodal Officer and their team members to present
all the progress report of the day on daily basis.
To avoid chaos and confusion while performing the duties the DEO is personally monitoring
and briefing all the duties and responsibilities to each and every one of the officers
In this regard, the DEO is conducting simultaneous meetings with all the Administrative
Officer, Sector Officer, Sector Magistrates, Nodal Officers, Flying Squads, Static
Surveillance Team, Booth Level Officers etc. DIPRO
Meeting with the political party leaders: Meanwhile, a coordination meeting with
the leaders of the Political Parties was conducted for free, fair and smooth conduct
of the ensuing Parliamentary and Assembly elections-2014 at the ADC’s conference
In the meeting ARO-cum-ADC Ravi Jha briefed the leaders of the political parties
about the imposition of the mode code of conduct and guidelines of the Election Commission
of India. He appealed for adherence of the law and order to maintain peace & tranquility.
He also told the parties about the limitation of the expenditure during the elections
and to open a separate bank account for the candidate. In order to maintain peaceful
election campaign the Political Parties were asked to refrain from the violation
of the law and orde.
Tirap DEO urges Govt servants to remain impartial during election process
ITANAGAR, Mar 14: Tirap Deputy Commissioner cum DEO has urged the Govt servants in
the district to be impartial during the election process.
“No person on election duty do any act for the furtherance of the prospects of the
election of any candidate. And no member of a police force shall endeavour to influence
any person at an election. Any person who is found guilty shall be punished with
imprisonment for a term which may extend to 6 months or with fine or with both. In
case of police force such electoral offence is cognizable.”
Pointing out the Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, the DEO further said that no Government
servant shall take part in electioneering in favour of any party or candidate of
a particular party.
The Government servants should avoid giving room for any suspicion that they are
favouring any party or any candidate, the DEO said. according to an official release.
Meanwhile, Tirap District Magistrate Kamlesh Joshi has prohibited carrying of all
types of arms and ammunition and lethal weapons including daos, bows and arrows at
the surrounding places of venue of political party meeting and at the places of meetings
in the district. This precautionary measures have been taken to avert occurrence
of disturbance to the public peace and order and in the interest of conducting free
and fair Parliamentary Election, 2014. Violation of this order will be dealt with
in accordance with the relevant penal provisions, the magistrate said adding the
order will come into force with immediate effect and will remain in force throughout
the district till May 30, 2014.
Election review meeting held at Daporijo
DAPORIJO, Mar 14: Upper Subansiri District Magistrate cum DEO Tahang Taggu held a
review meeting with the administrative officers and nodal officers appointed to oversee
the free and fair conduct of the forthcoming elections and to check their preparedness
in ensuing the successful conduct of the election in the district. He reviewed the
status of the management of manpower, transport, training, MCC, expenditure monitoring,
security, complaints and redressal etc and had an in depth discussion on the issues
Tahang Taggu advised all the nodal officers to work hard and take initiative in making
the election process a smooth one in the district. He also called for intensification
in night patrolling in Daprijo town and active duty by the SSTs and Flying Squads
formed for the duration of the election.
Meanwhile, it was announced that second and third phase of training will be conducted
on 18th and 19th March at Nacho, Maro and Raga, on 21st and 22nd March at Taliha,
Dumporijo and Puchigeko and on 23rd and 24th March at Rijo Conference Hall, Daporijo
for all categories of teachers and on 25th and 27th March at the Rijo Conference
Hall, Daporijo for all government staff of Daporijo, Giba and Chetam circles.
Prohibitory orders: Meanwhile, District Magistrate Tahang Taggu has ordered all
fire arms licence holders of the district to deposit all types of fire arms under
their possession to their respective police stations within 15th March and arms so
deposited will be released only after completion of the election. The DM has also
prohibited the carrying of lethal weapons such as fire arms, swords, bows and arrows,
explosive materials and any other weapons in the township, villages and polling stations
from 15th March onwards till the election process is over. In another order, the
District Magistrate has also directed all the departments involved in handling of
explosive materials to stop issue of explosive materials for all purpose to all categories
of contractors with immediate effect. Violators of the orders will be prosecuted
as per provisions of law. DIPRO
Election awareness observer calls for ethical voting
CHANGLANG, Mar 14: The Awareness Observer of election for 2-East Arunachal Parliamentary
Constituency Dr Dhiraj Kakadia visited Changlang at Changlang district and conducted
meetings with booth level officers, SVEEP Committee and MCMC in the DC’s Conference
The observer while suggesting SVEEP members to intensify the sensitization of voters
for complete participation, urged Manager, SBI Changlang, Member of SVEEP committee
to tie up with BSNL counterpart to sensitize the voters through SMSs. He suggested
organizing rally amongst the students for wide awareness to uphold the mission of
ethical voting. He stressed BLOs and SVEEP Committee to try ensuring cent percent
voting in the area. He suggested putting banners on important place like entry points
which catches the eyes voters and forming booth level SVEEP committee for sensitization
at grass root level.
Earlier, briefing the observer Deputy Commissioner, Changlang Chanchal Yadav, informed
that all 190 polling stations in the district have appointed BLOs through whom voters
are being sensitized to take part in the election through free and fair manner. Apart
from these during local festivals and national day of importance also voters were
sensitized by putting stalls distributing flier, etc. She said that service NCC,
Scouts & Guides of various schools and ASHAs are also being utilized to give message
for active participation in election without inducement. Apart from these the campus
ambassadors in schools and colleges are also appointed to carry out SVEEP activity.
She assured to carry out sensitization activities suggested by the observer immediately.
Changlang SP Vijay Kumar informed the observer that the flying Squads who visit
the villages are simultaneously being utilized to collect the mobile numbers of all
the voters having mobile in order to encourage them to avail their universal franchise
right before election day.
Later, the observer discussed important issues related to Media campaign by the candidates
of political party with MCMC. DIPRO incharge
Accountability of peoples’ representatives – Let’s Talk
With the state gearing up for the ensuing general elections next month, I take this
opportunity to highlight some prevalent state of affairs which most of us are either
unwilling to talk about or have chosen to ignore.
Being a senior citizen of the state and particularly belonging to ‘Angu-Bagra’ circle
of West Siang falling under the 31st assembly constituency, it pains me to bring
to book that the ‘Angu-Bagra’ circle has recorded almost nil development in almost
every field be it educational infrastructure, medical facilities, central and state
sponsored village development schemes, and other socio-economic development matters,
to name a few. The state owned small scale industries as that of pineapple and orange
which once served as a promising source of income for the primarily agrarian locality
now lies defunct.
I do believe that such state of affairs is prevailing in the entire state and ‘Angu-Bagra’
circle is but just a dot in the bigger face of the state. The lackadaisical attitude
of the elected representatives in addressing to the woes and development of their
respective constituencies, siphoning of developmental funds, party politics, vested
interests, overtime interference in administrative duties, embezzlement, etc…have
all resulted in a complete deterioration of the entire system of ‘Governance’.
The unaccountability of these representatives is quite depressing. I suggest for
constitution of peoples forum for securing accountability of their representatives
and by which there should be a ‘Recalling’ of these elected representatives by the
public in order to ensure their accountability and such ‘recalling’ should also serve
as a reminder that it is the public spirited post (by the people, of the people,
for the people) they hold and it is the people they ought to serve and not to act
at their personal whims.
Electors on their part should refrain from pursuing monetary reliefs or personal
services and vow to bring about clean and efficient governance. By which I mean proper
and applied knowledge of their rights. The right to vote entails the right to reject
under Article 49(0) by casting blank votes, the right to know your candidate-their
assets and liabilities, such and other provisions should be exercised without any
fear or favor. The state is already lagging behind and election of such power hungry
persons will only lead to chaos and anarchism.
Aalo, West Siang,
Sub-centre which does not work
During the time of then minister of PWD & UD, Nabam Tuki, he inaugurated Rilloh Sub-Health
Centre under Pakke Kessang circle of East Kameng district on 26th September 2006.
More than 7 years has passed since then, but there is no doctor, nurse, health assistant
and no medical staffs staying at the said hospital. The surrounding of hospital was
cleaned many times by villagers under the guidance of Panchayat Leaders and now even
they are also bored of cleaning. At present hospital has become home for cows and
Mithuns. The establishment of sub health centre at Rilloh has become useless. The
monthly medical progress report submitted to the higher authority by Doctors, Nurses,
Health assistants and Staffs of Rilloh Sub - Health centre is false.
We demand concern department to make spot verification and take strict action against
medical staffs of Rilloh Sub-Health centre. Official should instruct them to stay
regularly at assigned place otherwise his/her salary should be halted or suspended
from their post and action should be taken at the earliest possible.
AAPGDLU Pakke-Kessang & Passa Valley Circle
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---- Editorial ----
Let airport come up at the earliest
After a long legal battle on Wednesday Gauhati High Court upheld the decision to
shift proposed green field airport site from Karsingsa to Hollongi. The two bench
judge comprising Chief Justice A M Sapre and judge A K Goswami while pronouncing
its judgement on a PIL filed stated that on careful evaluation of all the factors
and issues for establishment of the airport in two locations, it becomes obvious
that the change in the location for establishment of the airport from Banderdewa
to Hollongi is technically and scientifically justified. Hopefully this decision
will finally pave the way for coming up of much needed airport in the state.
During the recent economic blockade imposed by Assam based organization against Arunachal,
the need for airport was felt very much. The helicopter service between Naharlagun
and Guwahati were not able to meet the demands of passengers. Especially students
and medical patient was the worst victim. The process of constructing airport should
be started at the earliest given time. We can no longer afford to waste any more
time in this regard.