ITANAGAR, May 3: Villagers, PR leaders and gaon burahs of Loiliang, Lohitpur and
New Chiblangliang have lodged complaints with Lohit deputy commissioner against Indo
Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force based at Lohitpur for their alleged harassment
and unwarranted interrogation to local villagers in their entry gate.
The villagers, who had been maintaining a cordial relationship with Army in the past,
are being harassed by the ITBP personnel in the name of checking in their entry gate,
only through which villagers can go to their agriculture fields, they said and urged
the DC to take up the matter with state government to mitigate the villagers sufferings.
Locals from Loiliang, New Chiblangliang and Shivaji Nagar in particular and Hucheliang,
Pomliang, Koraliang and Mekailiang in general, have to face intense and repeated
checking and scrutiny at the ITBP’s entry gate overtime they pass through the gate
on the Lohtipur–New Chiblangliang-Shivajinagar road.
“It is understandable that some security measures need to be examined, but the ITBP
is subjecting us to intense and heavy checking demanding I-cards, license etc on
every time we pass through the entry gate,” the letter claimed. They also complained
of reckless driving by ITBP personnel in the village areas which has posed serious
threats not only to domestic animals but also human lives. Recently a motorcyclist
was hit by ITBP vehicle, they claimed. Rush driving by ITBP has so far caused deaths
of several domestic animals, like chicken, pigs, goats and cattle which we brought
to the notice of the authority in several earlier occasions, but to no avail, they
Beware of brokers: students warn parents
ITANAGAR, May 3: Arunachal Students Union of Tamil Nadu (ASUT) cautioned the parents
and guidance of Arunachalee students to be aware of the brokers and avoid them while
they plan to send their wards outside the state for higher education.
ASUT said that the brokers take thrice the actual fee amount for getting admission
in various education institutes in Tamil Nadu from Arunachalee students for Diploma,
Degree, Medical Science courses etc. Not only that, the brokers also put them in
some little known educational institutions located in interior places instead of
reputed one much to the disappointment of the students. In such institutions, the
students frequently face communication problems due to language barriers, ASUT said.
ASUT advised the students, their parents and guidance to seek help from Arunachalee
students presently studying in the state for any admission related matter. It further
advised them not to prefer three colleges of Tamil Nadu, namely Andavar Polytechnic
College, Gobichettipalam, Erode Salem Kongu Polytechnic College, Veerapandi, and
Sun Institution of Technology, Erachukulam, Nagarcoil district. According to ASUT
these three colleges rarely take care of the students of Arunachal Pradesh.
AAPSU meet to discuss ‘white paper’
ITANAGAR, May 3: The Apex students’ body of the state (AAPSU) has called its federal
unit on 5th May 2012 at Itanagar for an emergency meeting pertaining to various issues
including ‘White Paper” on financial status, Law and order problem in capital complex
and boundary problem.
The state government in a swift move to mollify AAPSU in a written communiqué on
May 1 addressed to the union’s president Takam Tatung invited them for a meeting
at official bungalow of Minister Finance, Planning & PWD along with Parliamentary
secretary (Home) on 02/05/2012.
However, AAPSU on receipt of letter wrote back expressing its inability to attend
the said meeting before holding 5th May meet.
The union once again while airing its dissatisfaction over the functioning of the
state government on various front in spite of its repeated appeal earlier is of the
opinion that the present state government lacks “accommodative nature” when civil
societies and other stake holders of the state sincerely put forth their positive
opinion for state building. The AAPSU also expresses its dismay over the progress
of unearthing the truth behind the chopper crash in which one of the most popular
Chief Ministers of the state Dorjee Khandu met with his tragic death. Even after
completion of one year the real story of the incident is still to emerge before the
masses of the state. The intriguing story of the missing black box of the chopper
has not amused us either. The state government should immediately come out with committee
report if any and let know the public what led to the deaths, the Union said.
AAHSU team meets NEHC&H authority
ITANAGAR, May 3: A team of All Arunachal Homoeopathic Students Union led by its president
Kamku Pordung met North East Homoeopathic College and Hospital (NEHC&H) chairman
T C Teli yesterday and discussed various issues related to the college.
The Union informed that the college authority has assured to sort out the internship
problem. The chairman of NEHC&H also approved fund for development of infrastructure
like proper library and laboratory facilities. The chairman also informed that steps
have already been taken to fulfill other requirements of the college, including posting
of sufficient teaching staff, the union said.
AAHSU appealed to all the parents to cooperate with the college authority and let
their children focus on study to become a good doctor.
BSNL urged to improve mobile service
ITANAGAR, May 3: Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students Union (LSDNSU) expressed
concern over the disruption in BSNL service in Raga and Boa-Simla area.
In a complaint letter addressed to the BSNL GM, the union said that most of the time,
BSNL network remains out of order due to irregular power supply. It appealed to
the BSNL authorities to procure a generator set of its own for smooth functioning
of the mobile services.
Police recruitment result out
ITANAGAR, May 3: The results of the special recruitment drive for the post of constable
in civil police against Tirap and Changlang district were declared this evening.
According to a communiqué from Police Headquarter, Itanagar the results have been
made available at office of deputy commissioner, superintendent of police and police
stations of both Tirap and Changlang districts. Further, the results have been uploaded
in the website of Arunachal Pradesh Police www.arunpol.nic.in.
INTUC foundation day
Itanagar, May 3: Along with rest of the states, INTUC Arunachal Pradesh unit celebrated
INTUC foundation day here today.
Unfurling the INTUC flag at TT Plant here on the occasion, State unit INTUC president
Padi Richo advised the workers to be united and give fullest cooperation to the state
government for all round development in the state.
INTUC Arunachal Pradesh unit working president cum APB &OCWWB chairman Jalley Sonam,
INTUC state general secretary cum AAPWU secretary general Changma Tajo also spoke
on the occasion.
All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union and All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers
Union also joined the celebration.
Gongo acquitted from bribery charge
ITANAGAR, May 3: The District and Sessions Court, Western Session division Yupia
has acquitted Tacha Gongo, PWD chief engineer, western zone from the charge of attempted
While disposing off the Itanagar PS case No 84/2007 under section 12 of Prevention
of Corruption Act against Gongo for his alleged attempt to offer bribe of Rs five
lakh to then CM late Dorjee Khandu on his first day of office in April 2007 with
ulterior motive, the district and session court judge in his verdict pronounced
on April 30 said, “It is the laid down principle of criminal jurisprudence that
an accused can not be convicted, unless the prosecution prove their case beyond any
reasonable doubt. …This Court is of the firm view that the prosecution had failed
to prove their case beyond any reasonable doubt against the accused. As such, this
Court has no option, but to acquit the accused from this case.” The Court has acquitted
Gongo under section 235 of the CrPC.
Execution before award of scheme
ITANAGAR, May 3: The Karsingsha ASM has expressed strong resentment over the manner
in which various works under SPA are being executed by some contractors with vested
interest in advance before sanctioning of the schemes.
Citing example, the ASM alleged that the Flood Control work under SPA for protection
of Central Pig Breeding Farm Karsingsa are being executed ‘forcefully’ in advance.
The scheme is yet to be sanctioned, he said.
While criticizing the few contractors for forcefully and illegally carrying out the
construction works in advance at Piggery farm site Karsingsa without any designs,
norm and guidelines of the department, he demanded the authority concerned to stop
He said that the concern executing agency should take up the developmental schemes
of the Panchayat area with full, proper coordination and management of the Panchayat
leaders only. Otherwise, the Panchayat of Karsingsa has threatened to knock the Court
on the basis of documents collected through RTI.
Itanagar, May 3: International Labour Day was celebrated in a befitting manner at
the Dera ground, Aalo on May 1.
Speaking on the occasion, former minister Doi Ado urged the workers to cooperate
with Govt agencies for all around development. Work force is the backbone of the
state, he said and urged them maintain unity and get their names registered with
Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB).
West Siang District Labour officer and Registering Officer Lee Ete and Hage Obing
also stressed on registration of labourers’ name to avail the benefit under labour
AAPWU West Siang unit vice president Rinto Ete and general secretary Donga Kayi highlighted
the grievances of the labourers.
Former ZPM Nyali Bagra also participated in the celebration.
Both Ado and Bagra handed over an amount of Rs 15,000 to Dope Lollen, wife of Late
Kirli Lollen as financial assistance under workers board.
‘Monitor road construction works’
ITANAGAR, May 3: All Adi Bori Students Union has urged the BRO authorities at Aalo
to strictly monitor the Dipu-Migging road construction at Cheying village point.
The union in a release today alleged that the BRO men engaged in road construction
works are misusing the road infrastructure materials and selling it to common people.
Ph. D Degree
ITANAGAR, May 3: Kento Kadu, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology,
Jawaharlal Nehru College Pasighat has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
(Ph.D) by Rajiv Gandhi University for his thesis,“Survey and Systematic Documentation
of Ichthyofauna In Singen River of Arunachal Pradesh, India”. He conducted his research
works under the supervision of Dr. D.N. Das, Associate Professor, Department of Zoology,
Rajiv Gandhi University.
The degree will be conferred on him at the next convocation of University.
He is the son of Mirken Kadu and Kombi Kadu of Lumpo village of East Siang district.
Candle light vigil in Itanagar for Richard Loitam
ITANAGAR, May 3: Large number of citizens from Capital Region, mostly youngsters
today took out a candle light vigil in memory of Late Richard Loitam, who was brutally
murdered in Bangalore.
The march started from Indira Gandhi Park and culminated at Catholic Church Itanagar.
Students from various institutions of the state capital including North Eastern Regional
Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), parents, well wishers joined the candle
light vigil which was organized by the friends and former class mates from Assam
Valley School, Tezpur.
The 19- year-old Richard from Manipur was a first-year student of Acharya NRV College
of Architecture, Chikkabanavara. He was found dead in his hostel bed on April 17.
Initially the police said that he died because of drug overdose. But a hasty retreat
was made after medical reports said that there was no trace of drugs in Richard’s
body. An embarrassed Bangalore Police has finally admitted that the student was murdered.
Many had moist eyes when Subu Onia, one of the organizers and friend of Richard spoke
about him. He was a good human being, she said.
Dani Nagyang, a school junior of Richard touched a chord when she said that parents
send their children outside the state hoping for a better future.
Father Tom led the service today. He advised the conglomeration of students to maintain
peace and harmony, adding that only love can bring peace in the world.
The event was organized by Nagyang, Onia and Zirngam Kadu. They thanked Don Bosco
Youth Centre’s Father Cyriac for supporting the candle light vigil. We wish to spread
the message of co-operation and oneness so that such tragic incident never repeats
in the future, said the three youngsters. They set up a page on the social networking
site Facebook to mobilize participations.
The gathering observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to Loitam and prayed
for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
Mallo asks IPR officers to make their presence felt
Naharlagun, May 3: Underlining the vital role of the department of IPR in the dissemination
of development initiatives of the state government and to make the government sensitive
about the development needs of the people, Secretary IPR, Indra Mallo Jain, called
upon the DIPROs and PROs to maintain the relevance and presence of the departments
through their commitment and responsible dissemination of the policies and programmes
of the government.
She said this while addressing the officers of IPR Department on the technical
session of the two days IPR Officers’ Conference at the Administrative Training
Institute, Naharlagun today.
One of the vital strengths of the department lies in the effective implementation
of the Arunachal Pradesh Advertisement Policy 1999, under which all the government
advertisements have to be routed through the IPR, which will help in streamlining
the system, benefit the local print medias and lessen the burden on the state exchequer,
she said. She also emphasized on the need for the DIPROs and PROs to file stories
on developmental initiatives, flagship programmes of the various government departments
like health, education, sanitation, agriculture etc. and success stories and feature
articles on art, culture etc. to keep their creativity alive and for publication
in the Arunachal Review and other media.
Speaking about the monthly journal published by the IPR department, Mallo said, we
need to further revamp its contents with innovative and constant inputs from the
Directorate and district officers. The state government is fully supportive of the
growth of the department, she added. Stating that public relations is ever evolving,
the secretary said that with changing time the officers of the department need to
keep pace and re-orient themselves and work with renewed vigor and prove themselves
as the true eyes and ears of the government.
Officers had an in-depth discussion and interaction on the various problems and issues
of the department like anomaly in the pay scale of entry grade officers, lack of
promotional avenues, accommodation, transportation, communication machineries, shortage
of manpower at Hqs and districts, funding of the district offices. Besides, district
IPROs and PROs, the technical session was participated by director, IPR, Leki Phuntso,
deputy directors CM Longphong, Obang Tayeng, Dasher Teshi and other officers of the
Directorate of IPR, Naharlagun. DIPR
One dead in Seppa fire accident
SEPPA, May 3: In a tragic fire accident, a 10- year-old boy was killed, another
sustained grevious injury and two houses were gutted down completely at Seppa on
Wednesday night. Source said that the fire broke out around 12 am late night probably
from a candle light.
All belongings of the victims worth Rs 15 lakhs were reportedly burnt to ashes.
“I don’t know exactly how the fire broke out, but it might have been spread through
a candle light,” said Karma Dolo, a house owner.
However, the cause of accident is yet to be ascertained, police said. It did not
deny the speculation that candle light could be the reason for fire accident. Citizens
and fire brigade fought bravely to control the fire from engulfing nearby houses.
Meanwhile, All East Kameng Students’ Union appealed to the deputy commissioner, superintendent
of police and town magistrate to extend all support and provide compensation to the
fire victims, including the family of the deceased.
Tawang Rhododendron Squash gaining popularity
Jambey Tashi supports initiative
Climate change has become a major issue for human being in the present era. The high
altitudes of Himalayas are witnessing many adverse impacts of climate change during
the past few years. Landslides occur due to the cumulative effect of erratic rainfall,
deforestation and improperly planned infrastructure development like road construction.
Massive afforestation and reforestation activities are inevitable to prevent the
present landslides in the eastern Himalayan hills.
As part of equipping the communities of these high altitudes to fight against climate
change, Winrock International India – a national NGO has initiated a project with
support from Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. As part of the
project a few villages in Tawang district of Western Arunachal Pradesh have been
trained for developing nurseries of Rhododendron arboreum trees - one of the species
which can prevent landslides. This species of trees has been widely extracted from
this region during the earlier years due to its high fuel wood value. During the
last year Rhododendron plantation was taken up in the community nursery in the
village Sakpret in Lumla of Tawang district, the villagers have carried out reforestation
in 2 hectares of degraded forest areas which is going to be preserved as a sacred
grove (locally called as GNE in Monpa language). After this achievement with modern
silviculture techniques the program moved into a new dimension in collaboration with
the local NGO- Yuva Arunachal and the local public leaders.
MLA Jambey Tashi purchased 3000 saplings of Rhododendron from the community nursery
recently which will be used for afforestation in the landslide hit area behind Tawang
Jambey Tashi said that since it is the first such effort in the state he preferred
to use it to strengthen the historical and sacred monument like Tawang Monastery
which is under threat from landslides.
He bought 100 bottles of Rhododendron Squash locally made and branded as ‘Tawang
Rhododendron Squash’ from the villagers of Sakpret and encouraged public leaders
and people of the district to buy this locally made Tawang Rhododendron Squash to
encourage self-sustenance livelihood initiatives undertaken by the villagers with
the support of NGOs.
President of Yuva
Arunachal Chombay Kee commented that this is an example for the success of the committed
efforts of the communities and the social leadership to protect and conserve the
environmental resources which are getting depleted due to over exploitation.
The Program Officers of Winrock International India, Monalisa Sen and Jayahari KM
have expressed their satisfaction on the achievement through the constant efforts
of the communities, local partner – Yuva Arunachal and the project staff Ashok Kumar
Bordoloi and Tenzin Dargey and also appreciated the support of the political leadership
for grand success of the project.
Arunachal football team leaves for Odisha today
ITANAGAR, May 3: The Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) has selected
a 21-member team for the 66th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy beginning
at Cuttack, Odisha from May 11.
Arunachal Pradesh would open their championship campaign with a match against Maharashtra
on May 11. They would take on Jammu and Kashmir in their second match on May 13.
The team would be leaving here for Orissa tomorrow to take part in the championship.
The team: Gungte Robi, Gungte Chapi, Techi Tassar, Pani Raju, Taying Anthony, Teli
Tangum, Taying Abu, Biku Bapu, Pura Byai, Tage Pillya, Pollo Mihin, Habung Takar,
Pura Dukung, Ngurang Avin, Jabu Soki, Nyammar Loyi, Tapi Apa, Mibum Tako, Tamchi
Tachung and Dari Takar
Kipa Bharat is the team coach.
More recruitment under NVBDCP: Pavitra
ITANAGAR, May 3: State Govt. has given approval for recruitment of all the sanctioned
manpower for various districts of Arunachal Pradesh under National Vector Borne Disease
Control Programme (NVBDCP), said parliamentary secretary, health and family welfare,
Nido Pavitra in his inaugural address at the regional review meeting on GFATM Round-9
supported Intensified Malaria Control Project-II for North East states held here
on May 2 and 3.
Addressing the participants at the review meeting, Pavtra said that district vector
borne disease control officers have already been placed in service in most of the
districts. Such officers will be deployed in remaining districts soon for proper
implementation of the malaria control programme at grassroots level.
State Govt is planning to absorb the existing contractual MPW’s under malaria control
programme in phase wise manner and it is under process at Govt. level, the parliamentary
Pavitra observed that the malaria is a preventable and curable disease, but in term
of morbidity and mortality the malaria is still a number one public health problem
in Arunachal Pradesh. He said the state economy is greatly affected by this disease
as the people residing in the rural areas have to spend lot of their hard earned
money for treatment due to lack of proper infrastructure including road because of
rough geographical terrain.
Pavitra requested the additional director of NVBDCP to approve additional contractual
manpower under malaria control programme for newly created Longding district. He
further appealed to the Centre for supply of more mosquito nets (LLIN – Long Lasting
Impregnated Bed Net) as a part of the malaria control measures in rural areas and
supply of good quality microscope in various PHCs, CHCs and District Hospitals for
detection of malaria parasite during blood test. Further, Parvitra appealed to
the Centre for approval of the state Malaria Action Plan – PIP 2012-2013 and timely
release of approved fund for successful implementation of the programme in the state.
In his address, NVBDCP additional director G S Sonal assured to extend all possible
help for successful implementation of malaria control activities in the state.
Health and Family Welfare secretary Kaling Tayeng, NRHM MD Nani Mali and Director
of Health Services (DHS) Dr. K. Nishing also spoke in the review meeting.
All the State Programme Officers from 7 North Eastern states, Arunachal Pradesh DMOs,
programme officers and Regional Directors of Health and Family Welfare from Kolkata,
Shillong, Manipur, Mizoram attended the programme, among others.
Techi lays foundation stone of Upper Vivek Vihar Colony
ITANAGAR, May 3: Local MLA Techi Kaso has laid the foundation stone of the Upper
Vivek Vihar Colony in a simple function held today.
Addressing the villagers as chief guest Kaso called upon them to maintain unity for
rapid development of the village. He urged upon the villagers to select a proper
location within the village area for construction of school, health centre and playground
for the villagers and children in near future. A village, a colony or a society
can not prosper without its basic needs like school, drinking water and electricity
supply, he said while assuring the villagers to move the department concerned for
development of proper infrastructure in the village.
Highlighting the initiatives being taken by the state Govt for construction of trans-Arunachal
highway connecting all the districts of the state, Kaso also assured the villagers
to take up the issue of construction of entry road to the village with concern authorities..
Special invitee Nguri Rajen highlighted the development activities being carried
out by local MLA within a short span of time. Rajen further stressed on maintaining
unity among the villagers for proper development.
Earlier, Vivek Vihar Upper Colony Welfare Society general secretary Vikash Richo
and senior member of the village S Yabe highlighted the difficulties being faced
by the villagers without proper road link, electricity and water connection. The
the uniqueness of the village is that it has accommodated almost all tribes of the
The Society lauded the Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Parliamentary secretaries, Gadam
Ete, home and Kumar Waii, RWD, and MLA Techi Kaso for their initiatives to provide
a entry road to the villagers.
Govt appealed for establishment of independent PS at Tato
ITANAGAR, May 3: Boh-Aao Welfare Society has strongly appealed the State government
to initiate immediate steps for establishment of full-fledged independent police
station at Tato Circle under Mechukha Sub-Division of West Siang district which is
a long pending demand of the people of area.
The Society informed that due to absence of independent police station, the people
of area are facing lots problems as the existing BOP cannot take up various important
issues like police verification certificate, registration of cases etc. for which
the people are compelled to move down to Kaying police station, 87 km away from Tato
for such works, which involves lots of money in transportation, food and lodging.
Informing that due to absence of well equipped police station, lots of law and order
situations usually occur in the area creating chaos and confusion among the people,
it strongly urged the govt to do needful for establishment of independent PS at Tato
at the earliest.
Meanwhile, the Society also appealed the local MLA of area to take up the matter
with state govt for early materialisation of establishment of police station at Tato.
Students demand stringent punishments for ILP defaulters
ITANAGAR, May 2: All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) has demanded the
state government to amend the Section 11 of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation
Act 1873 suitably in the next state assembly session so that stringent punishment
could be initiated against the violators of the Act.
APPDSU in a release said that violation of ILP system under Section 11 of the said
Act is a bailable offence and in most cases, the violators are let off by imposing
minor punishment/fines which is encouraging the illegal migrants. So far, there has
been no any action against any violators, it said. Further, by taking the chance,
some high profile persons in the state are also allegedly involved in transporting
persons without having ILP from outside the state.
Since the offence is bailable one, neither any of the violators of the Act has so
far been neither charge-sheeted nor tried in the court, APPDSU said in a release
and urged the state government that offence under the Act should be made non-bailable
with a minimum punishment of five years.
It appealed to the various NGOs, pressure groups and common masses of the state to
pressurize the authority for early amendment of the Act.
Government of India's flagship project, 'Mid-day meals' continues to nourish more
and more underprivileged children, now benefiting approximately 12,00,000 children
in India. The recent 'Hunger and Malnutrition' survey puts the number of malnourished
children in the country at 42 per cent.
This programme is also being implemented by ISKCON Food Relief Foundation under the
brand name of Annamrita in selected schools in the country including Assam. The
Foundation is a non-profit, non-religious, non-sectarian charitable trust. This project
is being implemented in Government aided, and municipal schools for the benefit of
underprivileged children. It is done without any commercial motive and the benefits
are available to students at large without any discrimination on grounds of religion,
caste, creed or sex.
Since the launch in 2004, state-of-the-art kitchens in the above mentioned states
have been set up. As of now, the scheme caters approximately 12,00,000 children every
The purpose of implementing this scheme is to facilitate the Government in increasing
the enrollment in these schools, reducing the drop out rate, and improving the attendance.
Also as these are the formative years for the future adult, therefore nutrition is
of prime importance.
Taking the ex-serviceman for a ride
We the undersigned ex-servicemen of Tirap district would like to inform you that
atleast 28 persons had passed both the physical as well as the written examinations
in the recently held APP recruitment processes, as such we were asked to appear in
the viva voce on April 26 last.
However, to our utter dismay the recruitment board led by Superintendent of Police,
Tirap district demanded Class-VIII passed certificates from us at around 7 pm on
April 26. This despite the fact that we had completed both the physical and written
tests only after all the certificates/ documents were scrutinized by the recruitment
It is a common knowledge that we had joined the armed forces on the basis of the
minimum qualification of having passed Class-V. It would be impossible to fill up
the 60 posts reserved for ex-servicemen if Class-VIII passed remains the required
educational qualification while neglecting the fact that we were inducted into the
Indian Army on the basis of the then required educational criteria.
In the latest instance, we underwent physical and mental rounds of tough tests although
we had sacrificed the youth in us in the service of the nation. Atleast the authorities
should have rejected our applications in the first without taking us for a ride only
to be told at the eleventh hour that we are not educationally qualified. These all
after we had exhausted our small savings and having gone through those physically
and mentally tough processes.
In view of above facts, we would earnestly request your honour to help us get our
due of having sacrificed the prime moment of our life in the service of the nation,
and yet again give us the chance of serving the state by recommending and recognizing
Class-V passed as the minimum educational qualification for all the ex-servicemen.
We therefore, request the State Government to postpone the result of the recruitment
till our concern and genuine demand is addressed in right perspective.
Age Wangsu, President (Ex-Serviceman)
Yet again the ST issue of the Mishings. They already have ST status in Assam, and
then what is the question in hand? It is unconstitutional to have ST status in two
states at a time and also against public policy. The Mishings are availing reservation
and other ST upliftment facilities in Assam. Why the ABK is so worried about? There
are already 28 tribes in the state and with unemployment problems, insufficient govt
funds, demand for ST status for Mishings is foolish. I understand the sentiments
of the Adis' but, it should be remembered that there are other fellow tribes also
and such demands will prove drastic for everyone of us in the future.
For the settled Mishings in the state the least that could be hoped to be done is
registering them in the category of OBC.
Posts for physiotherapist
Physiotherapists are recommended for people with degenerative disorder, the physically
challenged and those suffering from arthritis and neurological disorder.
But today physiotherapists are looking for jobs in government hospital. We hope that
government will take initiative for developing physiotherapy profession by recruiting
them so that they may serve the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
As concerned physiotherapist, I request the health department to consider the matter
and make needful arrangement for the same.
Dr Monlai (PT)
Issue the annual statement
Through your esteem daily I would like to request the concerned authority for issue
of Annual Statement of Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) or New Pension Scheme for
newly appointed Govt. employees. The employees of Directorate Higher and Technical
Education have been allotted CPS account by the concerned department but till now
the department has not issued CPS Annual Statement like GPF deposit. Therefore, I
request the concerned authority for early issue of Annual Statement of CPS.
The news regarding the opening of more DIET and BLTEI in Arunachal Pradesh is really
very important as the quality input is very necessary. Without proper input in education
sector, we cannot expect good result. As the Centre is nodding its proposal, now
the state government should implement the same immediately.
I am a teacher in the state and hope for a better atmosphere in all govt. schools
with professional teachers. Teaching is very honest profession and the teachers with
proper professional qualification can justify the position of teachers in the society.
Today, our schools are filled with teachers who are lacking a lot of skills and qualities
required for teaching. Such institutions can train these untrained teachers and definitely
help the state to maintain quality output.
M M Borgohain, Tezu
What is the criteria?
Through your esteemed daily, I want to highlight the short listing of the name for
the interview for the post of Assistant Professor of Rajiv Gandhi University. The
minimum educational qualification for the post of Assistant Professor is post graduate
with NET qualification or Ph.D. But in spite of the essential qualification, from
my department nobody’s name is in the list. The reason being told is that the short
listing has been on the basis of higher marks obtained and holding of Ph.D degree
or M.Phil degree. Then what is the use of postgraduate degree with NET qualification
if we are not even qualified to face the interview? And if other factors also matter
beside minimum qualification then why not teaching experience is also counted?
Some of us are working sincerely as guest lecturers at a meager salary. But it’s
very frustrating that inspite of all the experience, we are even not qualified to
give the interview.
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