ITANAGAR, Oct 09: SUMA Capital Complex Unit’s three days awareness campaign against
the promotion of Naga People’s Front (NPF) in Arunachal Pradesh, PRC to non-APSTs,
implement of minority scheme in Arunachal Pradesh and ill and harmful effects of
drugs, smoking and chewing tobacco etc. in all schools within the Capital Complex
The SUMA unit team led by its vice president organized campaign at Govt. Hr Sec.
School, Itanagar, Govt. Hr Sec School, Model village, Naharlagun, Govt. Hr. Sec.
School, Arunodaya, Govt. Sec School, Ganga village, Govt. ME School, Karsingsa, Govt.
ME School, Police Colony, Itanagar.
During the campaign, the SUMA team explained the students about the future consequence
and its opposition against promotion of Naga People’s Front (NPF) in Arunachal Pradesh,
issuance of PRC issue to non-APSTs, and harmful effects using drugs, smoking cigarette,
chewing tobacco, gutkha, pan masala etc.
The team suggested the students to support those organizations, which raise voice
against the above mentioned issues to protect Arunachal Pradesh.
SUMA’s unit vice president exhorted the students to fight today for a better tomorrow
of our next generation.
Candlelight prayer for safe release of NHPC GM
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: A candlelight prayer for the release of A K Agarwal, NHPC GM, Tawang
was held at the township Gompa, Lumla on the day of Gandhi Jayanti. Large number
of people including Lumla ADC M Nyori, heads of department and Govt staff, teachers
and students and NHPC staff and general public participated in the prayer.
Addressing the gathering, M Nyori appealed that Agarwal be released safely at the
earliest considering his age and sickness.
Lumla MLA Jambey Tashi also appealed that Agarwal be released at the earliest on
humanitarian ground and considering his service to the society.
Transfer and posting
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Arunachal Pradesh Govt issued order for reallocation of charges
of some officers with immediate effect in the Arunachal Pradesh Civil Secretariat
until further order.
Accordingly, K R Meena, Commissioner (personal, Administrative reforms & Training)
will hold the additional charges of the department of education. Shilpa Shinde has
been posted as Secretary (civil Aviation), she is relived from charges of home &
vigilance department. On the other hand Jokey Angu, has been relieved from the charges
of Secretary (Civil Aviation). Dani Salu, has been posted a State Protocol officer
in additional to his existing charges, while T T Gamdik, is relieved from the charges
of state protocol. DIPR
GSU calls on DHTE
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Galo Students’ Union (GSU), in a release claimed that the Director
of Higher and Technical Education, GoAP has assured to post sufficient teaching staff,
including Assistant Professors as per the capacity of his office at Donyi Polo Govt.
College, Kamki, West Siang district.
The Director gave this assurance when a team of GSU led by its Secretary General
called on him at his office chamber today and placed its demand before him highlighting
the problems faced by the students of the college due to acute shortage of teachers.
GSU in a release informed that acute shortage of teachers in the college has adversely
affected the academic studies of more than 1600 students of the college.
In the meantime, GSU expressed surprise over delay in completion of the college auditorium
despite allocation of fund.
As revealed by inner sources of the DHTE, GSU claimed that Rs.54 lakh has been allocated
in the last financial year out of the total estimated Rs.60 lakh for construction
of the auditorium. As per the sources, the release claimed, the work was supposed
to be executed by the Water Resource Department (WRD) of the concern area.
ASF demands immediate eviction along NH52A
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: The Arunachal Students’ Federation (ASF) has demanded for immediate
eviction along NH 52A.
In a letter addressed to the Capital DC, it wrote, in order to alleviate the problem
of intense traffic cram which is frequently witnessed, we appeal for eviction drive
along the NH 52A.
Its other demands are widening of sector roads and for prompt settlement of the land
encroachment of Govt. Hr Sec School.
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: The Capital Complex Tajang Welfare Association (CCTWA) has felicitated
Ngilyang Sumpa for securing 85.2% in Class XII (Science) and Ngilyang Ramoh and for
securing 84.2% in Class XII (Arts).
Social service conducted
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: A social service was conducted from Mining colony to main market
point, Chandranagar by IMC, Councilor, ward no. 4 Gora Talang yesterday.
On the occasion, a newly constructed hanging bridge over Pagla river was also inaugurated.
Meanwhile, another social service was conducted near Old Govt Hr Sec School Gate,
Aalo by Pushi Bango Students’ Union (PBSU) on the theme ‘School is Temple’ on October
Hostellers of Old Govt Hr Sec School also joined the members of PBSU in the daylong
NSSP programme concludes
PASIGHAT, Oct 09: Under National School Safety Programme (NSSP), mock drills on
earthquake and fire safety in East Siang district came to an end at Kiyit Secondary
School. The programme which started on Aug 26 covered all the circles of the district.
200 programmes were conducted in various govt. schools and more than 500 Teachers
were trained during this period.
Master trainer led by Genden Tsomu, DDMO visited all the circles and trained the
teachers and the students and prepared them for any eventuality. She appealed all
the teachers to dedicatedly train their students and keep the students in readiness
all the time. DIPRO
Association condemns CRPF firing incident at Seppa
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: All Pipu & Gyawepurang Gram Panchayat Welfare Association (APGPGPWA)
today strongly condemned the brutal act of CRPF personnel at Seppa which led dozens
of people injured and one labourer sustained bullet injury. Terming the incident
unleashed by the security personnel unfortunate and highly condemnable, the association
said that men in uniform whom people regarded as defender of peace disgraced their
duty. Association further expressed deep concern over the law and order situation
in the town. It further sought district administration to book the errant security
forces who allegedly misused their arms and ammunition at innocent public.
Arunachal to participate in National Junior Judo C’ship
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Arunachal Judo team will participate in the ensuing National Youth
and Junior Judo Championships, 2013-14 (Boys & Girls) to be held at Ranchi, Jharkhand
from November 10 to 14.
A selection trial to select the state teams for the championship is being conducted
by Arunachal Judo Association in the Multipurpose Indoor Hall of Sangay Lhaden Sports
Academy (SLSA), Chimpu near here on October 12 at 6.30 am.
Further, the selected Judokas will be trained in a 21 days non-residential coaching
camp at multipurpose indoor hall of SLSA from October 16.
Webportal for stipend
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Directorate of Higher & Technical Education (DHTE) has launched
a web portal, namely http://www.apstipend.in for filling online stipend forms by
All the APST students studying within or outside the state in various Govt. or private/technical/professional
colleges or universities in regular courses must apply through online through the
given website for consideration for grant of stipend.
However, five Govt. colleges, namely Govt. College Daporijo, Govt. College Nyapin,
Govt. College Seppa, Govt. College Yachuli and Wangcha Rajkumar Govt. College, Deomali
are exempted from filling online forms in the view of communication and connectivity
These five colleges will have to submit the application in offline mode (hard copy)
in the newly designed offline forms (already supplied to the Colleges) within November
10 next, which shall only be considered for grant of stipend.
Governor calls for coordinated efforts for all-round development
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma
visited Ziro today. During his visit, he urged upon the people to cooperate and
open avenues for the future generations.
Emphasizing on empowering the youth with vocational trainings to prepare them for
self-employment, Governor advised the district Administration to monitor the youths
selected for vocational training under Chief Minister’s mega job mela. He furtehr
said police department should play proactive role. It should interact with youths
and college students and conduct sports activities and encourage the talents. This
will prevent students from going astray, he pointed.
During the daylong maiden visit to Ziro, Governor met the district heads of the departments.
Going through a Power point presentation on status report of Trans Arunachal Highway,
Kamala valley Project, Lower Subansiri Project and ALG, the Governor said that first
step for accomplishment of any developmental project is coordination. He advised
all concerned to get in touch with each other and develop a good rapport amongst
Regarding hydropower projects, Governor advised for constructions of helipads at
the project sites as a disaster management plan. He assured to take up pending issues
at the highest level.
Emphasizing on good transport communication, Governor said that it is the game changer.
It will not just boost tourism but also open income avenues as perishable food items
can be transported swiftly. International tourists’ number will increase bringing
in more money to the district. He appealed to all the stake holders to rise above
petty political issues and take a firm stand in the national interest.
Interacting with people representatives and Panchayati Raj functionaries, Governor
advised them to have long term plans for the development of the district and not
just limit the plans to their tenures. Ziro Valley is a god gifted place and its
stand as a traditional and cultural- tourism spot should be encouraged. For this
he said that the indigenous population has to improvise the local houses and maintain
good sanitation in and around the village. He also advocated for empowerment of Panchayati
Speaking on the occasion Local MLA Padi Richo, Parliamentary Secretary (UD, Town
Planning and land Management) welcomed the Governor to Lower Subansiri and briefed
him about the district profile and highlighted educational achievements of his constituency.
Likha Saya, Parliamentary Secretary (Agriculture), also highlighted about the horticultural
initiatives in his constituency emphasising on cardamom and tea cultivation.
The Governor, who visited the Ziro airfield, stressed that “we have to facilitate
for landing of fixed winged aircrafts. With such aircrafts, the tourism sector will
be boosted and communication bottleneck will be removed.” He advised all concerns
to have a long term view, while not compromising with safety norms. Governor suggested
that District administration, representatives from Air Force and State Highways must
get together and come out with a solution.
Earlier, the Governor, who was accompanied the First Lady visited a local Apatani
house in Hija Village, Ziro. Interacting with the villagers, they abreast themselves
of traditional Apatani way of life.
On his arrival at the district headquarters, the first couple was accorded a traditional
reception by the cultural troupes, gaon buras, officials and public leaders led by
Padi Richo, Parliamentary Secretary (UD, Town Planning and land Management), Likha
Saya, Parliamentary Secretary
(Agriculture), Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete and Superintendent of Police P.N. Khrimey.
PRO to Governor
RGU marred by rape attempt claim
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) Rono Hills, the premier institute
of the state is marred by alleged rape and molestation attempt on an anthropology
research scholar by her Professor at his official residence on Monday.
Sources from RGU claimed that a rape attempt was made on the research scholar student
and she was molested after being invited by her Professor at his residence who constantly
supervises her Ph.D thesis.
The Professor bolted the door from outside after research scholar student comes inside
the room and attempted to take her down, however the student somehow managed to fight
back and freed herself, sources added.
The incident came to light today after the colleagues found her in depression.
Reacting at behavior of Professor a group of student stormed into Vice Chancellor
office and demanded immediate action and expulsion of said Professor from the university.
Sources also claimed that despite being tried to cover up the incident, it blown
out of proportion when FIR had been lodged against it with Doimukh Police Station.
Meanwhile, when contacted Doimukh police station has confirmed that FIR has been
lodged and a team of police headed by officer in-charge landed in RGU premise to
investigate the matter.
Parents of Likabali minor rape victims demand for rehabilitation of students
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: The disappointed parents of the Likabali minor rape victims have
placed a 10-days ultimatum to the West Siang DC for immediate rehabilitation of the
students of the infamous Green Valley Residential School (GVRS), Likabali failing
which it threatened to resort to democratic movement.
In a letter addressed to the DC, it wrote, two months have passed since forming of
a local committee for early rehabilitation of the students on August 30 and the announcement
of the state government’s early rehabilitation fund of Rs 10 lacs for the victims;
we have not received a single rupee from any authority till date.
We, the victimized parents, were hoping and waiting in anticipation but when we enquired
to the local committee about the compensation they informed that due to lack of coordination
among local committee itself and DDSE (Chairman) West Siang district, the process
was delayed. “It is very unfortunate to hear that no one is really interested in
delivering Rehabilitation rather everyone seems to shift the responsibilities to
the other. There are numbers of cases that some of the parents are unable to re-admit
their children in another School due to financial constraints as they basically belong
to the BPL families and managing sum of Rs 20,000-25,000 is a distant dream for them.
The local Committee also assured us that admission fees deposited in Green Valley
residential School will be refunded by the school authority or by the owner of the
School. However, off late no such initiatives have been witnessed. They also assured
us that admission to other School will be done on the payment of half the actual
fees on compensatory ground with assistance from the local committee and administration
but it turned out to be a futile promise in the bush,” it claimed.
In the letter it further questioned state government as well as the Chairman (DDSE)
local committee, why it is taking so long to dispense the rehabilitation fund and
the admission fees.
It’s other demands are refund of the school fees paid in advance by the parents and
students to the authority of the Green Valley residential school, Likabali, immediate
arrest of the principal of the GVRS, enquiry against the land and property owner
of GVRS and immediate dissolution of the local committee with DDSE, West Siang as
its the chairman and appointment of new committee.
Over 200 benefitted by free health camp
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: As a part of its month-long out reach cum free medical/health
awareness camp programe across the state, the Arunachal Pradesh Building and Others
Construction Workers Welfare Board West Kameng had conducted free health camp cum
awareness programe with objectives to sensitize the people especially in rural areas
on Tuesday at Nafra in West Kameng district.
More than 200 people attended the health camp and got benefitted in free medical
check up and treatment. The board has intensified its out reach programme to create
awareness among workers in the rural areas.
Attending the programe board Chairman Jalley Sonam suggested the workers to create
hygienic atmosphere to stay healthy and avoid diseases.
Sonam said, “one must take care of his/her health, as health is more than any other
things in life”.
Sonam also called upon the working community to come forward to register themselves
in the board to avail numerous facilities and benefits offered by it. The chairman
further revealed that current Chief Minister Nabam Tuki government has given special
attention to the working community by increasing the wage amount of workers.
Sonam later distributed the school kits to the children of labourers and gave away
death and medical benefits to few workers’ families. Among others attend in the programe
was Jony Miji General Secretary of Sajolang Elite Society, Zilla Parishad Member
Maingli Sangchoju, John Brah West Kameng board Registering Officer and members
All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union West Kameng District Unit.
24-hr Capital bandh on Oct. 16
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Students Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (SUMA) has called
24-hr Capital Bandh on October 16 in protest against non-fulfillment of its four-point
The decision to call Capital bandh was taken by SUMA in its executive body meeting
here yesterday after Govt. failed to fulfill its charter of demands despite repeated
pleas, according to a SUMA release.
SUMA has been demanding the state government to immediately cancel the Joint High
Power Committee constituted for issuance of PRC to non-APST residing in Arunachal
Pradesh and its decision to grant citizenship right to Chakma-Hajong refugees residing
at Diyun (Changlang district), stop implementation of Minority Bill (Scheme) and
impose sanction against formation of the regional political party of Naga People’s
Front (NPF) in Arunachal Pradesh.
AAPSU demands exemplary punishment to killers of youth
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has demanded exemplary
punishment to the killer(s) of Chow Santhakung Mamphai.
Chow Santhakung Mamphai was abducted on September 16 from Diyun by Chakma and murdered
on the same day. The reason for his killing after abduction is not yet known, AAPSU
informed in a release quoting Diyun Police.
While appreciating Diyun police for arresting one of the accused in the murder case,
AAPSU vice president (admn.) cum chairman, Refugee Affairs Likha Takar, who along
with the Union’s chief auditor cum vice chairman, Refugee Affairs Techi Tongum and
ATKSSU General Secretary Chow Sangkun Manchey held a meeting with EAC and Officer
in-charge at Diyun Police station to discuss the killing and murder case, has demanded
exemplary punishment to the culprit(s) to instill a sense of security among local
indigenous people of the area as well as to maintain peace and prevent such incident
The AAPSU team also met the family of the deceased and promised to stand by them
till justice is delivered to the victim. Meanwhile, AAPSU appealed to the state
government to provide adequate compensation to the family of the deceased and take
strong step to stop illegal immigration of Chakma refugees which has disturbed the
law and order situation in the state.
AAPSU threatened to take stern action, like economic blockade or other democratic
means at peripheral areas of Chakmas, if they continue with their criminal activities.
The apex students’ body of the state blamed the state government’s unconcerned attitude
towards the refugees and their activities for the rising incidents of criminal activities.
AAPSU also cautioned the Chakma students to refrain from using the word ‘Arunachal’
in any of their organization. AAPSU claimed that it has evidence of forging documents
like birth and death certificates by Chakma refugees and demanded the State Government
to inquire into the matter immediately and punish the culprit(s) as per law.
It also demanded the State Government to post a regular EAC and CO at Diyun circle
for maintaining law and order as well as check criminal activities.
Victim families demand action against MLA
By Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Alleging local MLA Karikho Kri of leading the recent mayhem at
Tezu, the victim families has called for booking him under appropriate section of
Dozens of masked miscreants wreaked havoc on the seven houses belonging to the executive
members of All Mishmi Students’ Union (AMSU) on the intervening night of September
27 last and damaged everything that they could lay their hands on.
Addressing media persons during a press conference here today, Babyli Tayang, wife
of AMSU advisor Kuling Chaitom, recounting the night of the incident said, “Even
when everybody knows about the incident that we had to face that night, there has
been no action from the district administration yet.
“A public leader should protect his people, but instead he is busy torturing them,”
“AMSU chief advisor Ajan Pul’s wife Singla Malo Pul who divulged that during the
vandalism, local MLA Karikho Kri had led the team of 40-50 youths into vandalizing
her house, said, “I was crying and pleading them not to do it. I even told them that
my husband was not at home. But still they went on with the rampage. Some of the
youths, I could smell, were in inebriated condition. The goons were using all kinds
of weapons destroying everything that they could lay their hands on. I even heard
two firings in the air. They even tried to set ablaze the house and the car.”
“I was in frenzy, whether to save myself or my kids. If my husband had been home
that night, they would have killed him,” said the visibly distraught Singla.
When the victim families tried to lodge FIR for the case, the police were reluctant
to register the case.
“The case was registered two days later after much pleading,” Singhla said.
Adding more informations to the incident, AMSU president Sohalo Ngad-ong’s wife Antilu
Ngadong said, “There were stone pelting from all sides and I had to save my son by
keeping him under the bed.”
“It may have been an AMSU issue, but we had to suffer the torture and humiliation
in the middle of the night despite of no fault of ours. If there was some misunderstanding
between them, it could have been amicably solved. But it is not the way to come to
the house and act like this,” she said.
Even before the vandalism was caused to their houses, AMSU members had received phone
call telling them of an FIR registered against them in the police station.
Babyli Tayang said, “When they went to the police station to talk about it, my husband
was beaten up by MLA himself and his PSO blaming him for the issue,” adding that
the OC PS Tezu is rejecting to register the FIR of the assault by the MLA and his
Other demands of the victims are immediate arrest of the culprits involved without
any political involvement, judicial enquiry into the matter, suspension of OC PS
Tezu CB Rai and adequate compensation to the damage caused. It has written complaint
letters to the Governor, Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police and The
State Women Commission.
State level monitoring committee meeting on PMEGP held
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: The State Level Monitoring Committee Meeting under Prime Minister
Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) was held at Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok here today.
Attending the meeting S. Ghonkrokta, Secretary Industries, GoAP and Chairman SLMC
of PMEGP expressed satisfaction over the performance of PMEGP during 2012-13. He
also hoped for better performance in current year 2013-14. Following the advice of
the joint secretary it was decided to constitute a joint committee with the members
from implementing agencies and banks for effective monitoring of the programme.
A P. Chobin, Incharge Director KVIC, Arunachal Pradesh also highlighted the performance/achievements
of previous year 2012-13 and status of current year.
Chobin further informed that recently one outsourcing agency was selected for uploading
the PMEGP application under E-tracking. He also informed this year the target will
be revised and likely to be increased.
T. Tatak, Director Industries suggested banks to minimize the bankers’ documents
and stressed on good monitoring of the projects with the beneficiaries for good recovery.
Lead District Manager L. Miri informed that around 20 per cent has been recovered
from the beneficiaries during last financial year in the state which is very low.
The meeting was also attended by S. Dev, Chief Executive Office, APKVIB and representatives
from various banks.
Seppa incident resolved, says AAPSU
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) claims to have solved
the recent firing incident at Seppa through dialogue and mutual understanding with
the district administration.
While appealing to the common public of Seppa to maintain peace and tranquility ahead
of the AEKSU general conference, AAPSU in a release, informed that responding to
the public demand, it has submitted a memorandum to the District Administrative demanding
a magisterial probe into the firing incident.
AAPSU also said that it has firmly endorsed other public demands, which included
deliverance of justice to the innocent victims and punishment to the culprits as
per law within the given period of time.
Meanwhile, the District Administration has assured to fulfill the demands of the
public within seven days, the AAPSU release claimed.
According to the release, the CRPF authority has also assured to fulfill the demands
of the victims and public.
CRPF personnel on October 5 resorted to blank firing to scare away the protesting
public after the para-military forces brutally assaulted them without any provocation.
Meanwhile, the Core-Committee of AEKSU conference also appealed to the public not
to take the law in their hand and co-operate with district administration for securing
peaceful environment in the district for peaceful and meaningful conclusion of said
Meanwhile, claiming that during the Seppa incident, one SPT shop with goods including
eatables and non-eatable items worth Rs 30 was burnt down, the Chem Abo Welfare Society
(CAWS) in a letter to Deputy Commissioner appealed him to grant immediate compensation
to the shop owner Loma Tayam.
It further requested for arrest the culprits who were involved in burning the shop.
Care should be taken to preserve our culture: First lady
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: First lady of the State Jyotsna Sharma called upon the women folks
of Arunachal Pradesh to preserve the rich cultural heritage by promoting their traditional
attires. She said that care should be taken to preserve the traditional dresses,
handloom and handicrafts items. Such endeavour not only helps in preserving the traditional
assets but also generates jobs for the fairer gender, Sharma said while visiting
cooperative societies run by women, Diilyang Diibu Welfare Society and Arun Kutir,
Salang at Ziro, Lower Subansiri District today.
Interacting with the artisans and entrepreneurs of the cooperative societies, First
Lady, who was very impressed by the textiles and handicrafts items made by the womenfolk,
exhorted them to maintain the spirit. She said that the products reflect their hard
work and genuineness of traditional attires.
Sharing here experiences, First lady offered some suggestions so as to improve the
First Lady also met Michi Omo, a Bell metal and Brass metal instructor of Crafts
Centre, Ziro who is an expert in making traditional ornaments and antique items,
on the occasion. She commended him for his hard work, innovation and determination.
Later on her maiden visit to the district, First Lady visited the District Museum.
Ushering the First Lady around the museum, Assistant Curator Tage Tabin, informed
that the museum was established in 1954 and the construction was carried out under
the supervision of Verrier Elwin. The museum has 673 artefacts, including ethnographic
objects of different tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, textiles, ornaments and handicrafts
object. Divided in four sections, ornaments, textile, crafts and photographs, some
of collections of the museum are from NEFA period also. Congratulating the officials
of Research Department for maintaining the unique museum, First lady said that it
was a learning experience for her to know more about Arunachal Pradesh.
Training on ePDS software application inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: The intensive training for first batch of computer operators on
Arun ePDS Application software was inaugurated by Nido Pavitra, Parliamentary Secretary,
Food & Civil Supplies in the conference hall of Directorate of F&CS, Naharlagun.
In his inaugural address, Pavitra asked computer operators to be sincere in attending
the rare training programme and avail benefits of learning new e-governance application
It will be very difficult to implement NFSA-2013 without the computerization of ration
card database he exhorted.
Earlier C.N Longphai, Director (F&CS) motivated the trainees to make all government
services accessible to the common consumer in his locality through service delivery
outlets and ensure efficiency, transparency & reliability of such services at affordable
costs to realize the basic needs of the common man.
Jummer Koyu, JDFCS-cum-Full Time HOD, SPeMT, shared the department’s vision for end-to-end
computerization of TPDS in the whole state and minutely clarified queries raised
by the participants.
DFCSO Itanagar capital complex Amit Bengia made power point presentation on the background
of computerization of TPDS, Scope, Key benefits, Role and responsibilities of computer
operators in effective implementation of NFSA- 2013.
All together 42 computer operators from various districts across the state are undergoing
intensive trainings on Arun ePDS software to align with the provisions of the National
Food Security Act 2013. They will be imparted hands-on trainings on accurate data
entry with images and biometrics of ration card applicants and report generations
using Arun ePDS software. They will also be imparted trainings on PR and stress management
skills to deal with real time situations.
Honi Bayang, Technical specialist (SPeMT)-cum-DRC Lilabari emphasized on various
G2G, G2C, G2B and C2G services in TPDS that could be made available through computerization
of TPDS. The end to end computerization of PDS is one of the basic requirements under
NFSA -2013 to record all the transactions of PDS activities like issuance of ration
cards, auto sub allocations of commodities to FPS and supply chain management for
the purpose of transparency and accountability in the entire system.
It was attended among others by all the officers of Directorate headquarters as
well as resource persons from the implementing partner Beacons Analytics Pvt. Ltd.
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Joint Action Committee for Status of Minority and Schedule Tribe
of Arunachal Pradesh (JAC-MSTSAP) has refuted the Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF)’s
press statement condemning IFCSAP’s stand on minority issues.
Clarifying the issue on behalf of IFCSAP, the JAC-MSTSAP, in a release, said that
“IFCSAP had never questioned any minority religious organizations, including Arunachal
Christian Forum but objected to Government’s divisive policy to divide the tribal
people into Minority and Scheduled Tribe and implementation of Minority Schemes in
‘discriminatory’ way without proper identification of beneficiaries through genuine
and government agency.”
Describing correct the ACF’s statement that all Christians (ST/SC/OBC) are eligible
to get MsDP facilities, the JAC-MSTSAP release said: “This is the stand of IFCSAP
that only a person who falls under minority category can avail such minority scheme.”
“It is clear from the statement that no one can get double benefit,” the release
Describing that recalling of 1971 to 1990 episode was very unfortunate, the release
requested ACF to be more tolerant towards other’s faith system.
JACMSTSAP also appealed to the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to immediately stop
the IAY scheme, which according to the release, is individual oriented scheme and
discriminatory before identification of genuine beneficiaries through implementation
of AP Freedom of Religion act 1978.
“Let us not disturb the peaceful and cordial disposition of our state by dividing
the society into ‘more benefited and less benefited’ through implementation of Minority
Scheme,” the release added.
GPF exposes appalling condition of health sector in West Siang
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: Galo Peoples’ Federation (GPF) expressed concern over the distressing
situation in Health sector in West Siang district. Though the Ruksin PHC depicts
its success story, large number of primary health centres (PHC) in the district
are lying defunct, the GPF claimed.
Due to non-availability of medical staff, the PHCS in areas like Gensi, Dari, Tirbin,
Yigi-Koum, Bagra etc. is kept abandoned, the Federation said adding that due to lack
of interest on the part of the administration and interference of the political leaders
the common people of the district are facing numerous health problem in the hospital
and PHCs of the district. Due to non-availability of infrastructure like staff quarters,
medical equipments in rural and interior areas, many doctors are overcrowding in
district hospital, the Federation further said.
“In contradiction to the world famous saying, “Health is Wealth”, the West Siang
district is found to be deprived of true wealth service with all major cases is
referred to either Dibrugarh, Pasighat, Itanagar or Guwahati. It is very sorry to
state that maximum casualty have been occurred on the way in between Aalo-Likabali
and Aalo-Pasighat,” the GPF said.
Highlighting the poor condition of the Aalo District Medical, the Federation lamented
the hospital has not been upgraded yet despite the Govt. had proposed upgradation
of Aalo district hospital along with Pasighat, Tezu, Bomdila and Naharlagun counterparts
for upgradation few years back.
The Federation further said that “crores of funds were sanctioned for medicine every
year but the medicines were not made available to the poor patients of the villages
and in some urban pockets, the Govt. supplied medicines are alleged to be rotting
as the doctors were found to be prescribing the medicine that are only available
in their clinics. Furthermore, the reported practice of unqualified and unskilled
pharmacists around the district, especially at Aalo township, was a big question
on the outlook of the Administration. The GPF said that it had intimated the problem
to the District Medical Officer earlier, but there is no visible and fruitful action.
Holding the Govt. and the legislators responsible for the appalling condition of
the Health sector, the GPF demanded thorough investigation of the mismanagement of
funds, both Central and the State and book the marauder at the earliest.
Wakro Gen Adm lauds 186 crpf for civic action prog
WAKRO, Oct 09: The 186th Batallion of the Central Reserve Police Force contributed
footballs, volleyballs and badminton shuttles & rackets alongwith nets for the KGBV,
The games items were dedicated in a function held at Anugrah premises in presence
of Dakto Riba, EAC, Wakro.
In his address Riba lauded Bharat Bhushan Sethi, CO of the 186 CRPF for dedicating
good quality branded materials. He also appreciated the force for taking up such
civic action programs which will benefit the children. The EAC further appreciated
the KGBV school for rendering yeoman service in effectively reaching out to rural
girls in educating them. It is only through good education that good citizens and
human beings can be groomed and that efforts such as that of the KGBV, Wakro will
help build a good civil society added Dakto Riba. Chairman ASSET and members of general
public thanked Bharat Bhushan Sethi, CO, 186 CRPF for taking the care to procure
good quality games materials for school children.
Sagir Ahmed, Assistant Commandant, 186 CRPF, assured the children and school management
that the CO and all ranks of the 186 CRPF will continue to render such services under
civic action program and that, should the school children require more assistance
the CRPF will always be willing to provide more games and sports materials. He exhorted
all students especially the girls to pursue academics earnestly while also taking
active participation in games and sports for over all personality development. Conveying
that VKV Tafrogam is also being extended similar assistance by 186 CRPF, Sagir, further
assured that the CRPF will reach out to more institutions. Guest faculty members
Niharika Rathore, Kaveri Dixit, Principal KGBV Manju Ama and Gaon Bura S Tayang also
attended the function.
District Task Force immunization meeting held
TAWANG, Oct 09: The District Task Force for Immunization (DTFI) meeting was held
at the DC’s chamber AT Tawang yesterday.
The meeting was conducted by the District Health Society, National Rural Health Mission
Tawang , under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner Tawang cum chairman DTFI
Tawang Ahishek Dev.
Presiding over the meeting, Dev expressed satisfaction over the implementation of
the immunization programme in the district. However, he expressed concern about the
functioning of the PHCs in the various parts of the district. Calling for strict
action against personnel not discharging their duties in the health department, Dev
urged the DMO Tawang Dr Wangdi Lama to call for a monthly meeting in the respective
circles comprising of the Circle Officers, Medical Officers, GBs and Public leaders
to discuss the monthly update of the health problems in their circle. He further
requested the members of the DTFI to work in coordination for the precise preparation
of the various health related data of the district.
Asst Commissioner Tawang Dr T.Thomas also suggested for creating awareness among
the general public about various health related topics : Folic /Iron Supplements,
Institutional Deliveries. He also proposed for regular dental and eye camps at the
schools/institutions of the district.
The DMO Tawang Dr Wangdi Lama presented the members of the DTFI with the data/reports
of the Special Immunization Weeks, Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram, reports of Maternal
Medical officers, medical staffs along with DRCHO Tawang Dr Lobsang Tempa and members
of the DTFI Tawang were present in the meeting. DIPRO
13th Annual College Week of CHF concludes
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: The closing and prize distribution ceremony of the 13th Annual
College Week of College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University,
Pasighat was held on October 6. ‘Xylaria’ was adjudged the best among the four Houses.
Arindam Das, B.Sc. Hort. (3rd year) was chosen the best athlete while Meshanki Bemon,
B.Sc. Hort. 2nd year and Andrew, B.Sc. Hort. 3rd year were adjudged best in cultural
and literary competitions respectively.
Attending the closing ceremony as chief guest, Prof. SN Puri, Vice Chancellor, Central
Agricultural University, Imphal informed that the CAU is always providing the best
opportunity to show the hidden talents of students in extracurricular activities.
Prof. Puri told the students that the university has enhanced the honorarium of undergraduate
students for educational tour from Rs. 200 to Rs.500. He also informed that the college
of horticulture and forestry Pasighat bagged reward of Rs. 25000 for maintaining
ragging free campus during the academic calendar 2012-13.
East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava, Inspector General of Police (Central
Range),Pasighat Garima Bhatnagar, Superintendent of Police Pushpendra Kumar also
attended the function.
Earlier, Dr. Pandey, Dean CHF, Pasighat welcomed all the dignitaries and felicitated
them with mementoes and flower bouquet.
All the faculty members, staff, students and invitees were present in the function.
Inclusive policies can fight hunger, malnutrition: Report
Rome, Berlin, Heidelberg, Utrecht: In a world that produces enough food for all,
the sixth edition of the 'Right to Food and Nutrition Watch', a report, launched
in Rome, identifies a number of policies that generate hunger and malnutrition instead
of reducing them.
The articles in the report urge that such policies and the actors who implement them,
respect and incorporate the human right to adequate food when redesigning detrimental
policies. The report further insists upon the need for inclusive and meaningful participation
of people and communities in the development of those public policies which affect
According to the report, policies that foster violence and discrimination against
women with regard to equal access to natural resources, inheritances, equal wages
and political decision-making limit women's capacity to contribute fully to food
and nutrition security. The report says that such discriminatory policies produce
conditions that result in the fact that women and girls worldwide are the most affected
in their health, nutrition and dignity.
The report also reveals policies which systematically limit and exclude large groups,
including peasants, agricultural workers, fisherfolks, pastoralists and indigenous
peoples from participating in those decisions that affect their livelihoods.
The study also talks about policies on a global level that facilitate land grabbing,
concentrated ownership of natural resources and the commodification of public goods
that deprive smallholders and other people of their food resources.
The report stresses that a check of human rights coherence is required for global
initiatives such as the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, the Scaling-Up
Nutrition initiative (SUN), the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
and other Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in agriculture or nutrition. All of these
initiatives include significant involvement of corporations as well as the attendant
conflicts of interest based on commercial considerations that become inevitably entwined
in the making of public policy.
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Paglam circle is neglected by everyone
The people of Paglam Circle are languishing in early man like existence due to utter
negligence from authorities. The water locked circle surrounded by various tributaries
of Siang and Dibang Rivers share undefined and porous border with Assam. As per reports
of state home department and some sections of mainstream media, the area is infamous
for activities of various underground elements and adds to that, there is rampant
encroachment all over area from people of Assam which results into clashes on many
occasions. The people of area and government staffs live in constant fear psychosis.
As such, the people of area are in dire need of protection and confidence building
measures from administration through deployment of adequate paramilitary and state
police forces. Unfortunately, the DC Doing and ADC Dambuk have totally ignored the
issues concerning safety and security of general public, government staffs and public
& private properties which are the utmost fundamental duty and responsibility of
The water locked circle is crossed by large numbers of turbulent rivers which unleash
devastating flood every year and wreaks havoc to precious scarce properties of resource
crunch people of the area. This situation was witnessed this year during second week
of September flood. During heavy flood last year at the area, when almost the entire
villages at the circle was severely affected, ideas were mooted for need of executing
major flood works including river diversion works at the circle as a preventive and
permanent remedy to the severe flooding problem. And the matter was required to be
taken up by the DC Doing, SDO Dambuk and EE WRD Doing. However, the said authorities
failed to take up matter timely. They did not placed the matter before state government
for sanctioning of fund and execution of flood control works which resulted into
recurrence of devastating flood this year again in first week of September. And whenever
devastating flood struck the area, adhoc distribution of meagre 2 to 3 kilograms
of rice to each family in the name of relief by the District Administration and ADC
Dambuk is not at all the logical, comprehensive and appropriate approach and action
to mitigate annually recurring pain and suffering of people of area because of flooding.
The flood problem at Paglam Circle needs comprehensive action through execution of
major flood protection works. Furthermore, since no such initiatives and activities
are being taken up, the flood problems and public sufferings are bound to recur in
coming summer season as well to the amusement of people in the state with the administration
as mute spectator.
The people of the circle are facing yet another menace of rampant cultivation of
poppy and possible use of these banned narcotic substances by substantial youth population
of the area. The punitive and reformative actions against offenders to stop cultivation,
use and abuse of these illegal, harmful and self-destructive substances to save youth
population in the area calls for a proactive approach by the administration through
deployment of adequate forces for eviction of illegal cultivation, operation and
arrest of drug peddler, etc. Due to lack of police station at Paglam, the DC Doing
and ADC Dambuk are required to deploy adequate paramilitary and police forces to
do the job and no proactive actions are seen to be initiated from incumbents of these
esteemed responsible offices.
Due to existence of unaddressed and unsolved hostile living conditions prevailing
in the area which are further aggravated by abovementioned reasons, people are on
the verge of compulsive migration. It is known that 50 families are migrating out
from Paglam village to Roing and others will follow suit. And once, the people starts
migrating out and vacate the area, people from nearby Assam villages will intensify
encroachment deep into Arunachal land within Mebo and Dambuk Administrative area
which will be focal points for myriads of problems in near future. At present, the
Paglam area serves as kind of buffer area to slowdown encroachment from Assam side
and notwithstanding the fact, encroachment from Assam side has crossed Paglam and
gone deep into area under Mebo Administrative Division. DC Roing and ADC Dambuk have
failed to visualize these serious problems and threats posing upon peaceful and harmonious
existence & development of people of the circle and to take up appropriate actions.
The Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary of the state are requested to earnestly
take note of plight of people of Paglam Circle and effect urgent deployment and stationing
of adequate paramilitary and police forces at Paglam; early initiation, sanctioning
and execution of major. Flood protection works including diversion of river courses
to prevent recurrence of disasters in the area. Further, the DC Roing, ADC Dambuk,
SP Roing and EE WRD Roing should be strictly instructed to take these serious matters
affecting people of Paglam Circle in right earnest. Further, the state government
is appealed to replace the incumbent officers who are insensitive to the problems
of district with other officers who have sensitivity, vision and dedication to serve
people of the district better.
Ex- Block President
Dambuk-Paglam Youth Congress Committee
The woes of Yinkiong town
Through your esteemed daily I would like to ask question regarding electricity problem
of Yingkiong town. In your daily recently a news item was published that Sirnyuk
Hydel has been renovated and electricity supply of Yingkiong would be regular from
20th September 2013 onwards but it’s going to be 20th October. However the electricity
supply of Yingkiong has gone from bad to worse .Since last 5 years Yingkiong is living
under darkness but nobody is concerned about it. The so called self proclaimed public
leader and govt servant has converted emergency connection meant for Medical and
Schools into VIP connection. They are availing this facility by paying some amount
to the in charge of electrical department.
The general public is facing lots of problem due to non supply of electricity. People
are selling their private land to buy inverter and even exchanging domestic animals,
local beads to get solar light etc. At least district administration should have
been regulating functions of APEDA office so that poor people gets solar light. But
they failed to do so and there is no staff in APEDA office and it remains closed
most of the time. The Dist headquarter is functioning without ADC, EAC since last
8-9 month and shortage of officer is also badly effecting the development of the
My younger sister Jone Yajo is under the medical treatment since 4 (four) month as
she is suffering from heart ailment. Coming from poor family, we were facing lots
of obstacle for her further treatment. But in the very nick of time, our local MLA-cum-parliamentary
Sectary for Tourism PD Sona tremendously supported my poor family. For his act of
kindness on his people, I respect his act and really feel that he is a real leader.
He is like a god for my family.
Brother of Jone Yajo
Address Besang village,
PO/PS: - Pidi/Mechukha West Siang District
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