Cabinet approves upgradation of Ruksin SDO Hq to ADC, enhancement of workers’ wages
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Taking up important and people-centric decisions the state Cabinet
today approved up-gradation of Ruksin SDO headquarter to ADC headquarter, Jengging
CO headquarter to EAC headquarter and Kimin EAC headquarter to SDO headquarter.
The five-hour cabinet meeting which was presided over by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
also decided to enhance the wages of working class of the Govt departments. The modalities
will be worked out and the enhancement be fixed category wise, informed Govt spokesperson
Bamang Felix in a press statement. The Cabinet took this decision while taking cognizance
of concerns raised by working class of Govt departments including casual and contingent
employees, the statement added.
The Cabinet also decided to enhance the upper age limit for appointment of APCS (Entry
Grade) through lateral entry by amending the existing recruitment rule.
It was further decided to make registration of local contractors necessary. Unemployed
youths, including unemployed engineers can avail this facility and get themselves
registered with the Government. In order to boost the morale of unemployed engineers
and facilitate their self- employment, the cabinet also exempted the unemployed engineers
from paying the registration fees.
In one of the important decisions, the Cabinet further approved the proposal for
a 4 MW Solar Power Plant at Industrial Growth Centre (IGC), Niglok in East Siang
district. The Cabinet also gave a go ahead to the proposal for an Arunachal Pradesh
State Policy on Organic Farming. This comes in the wake of the State Government's
decision to declare Arunachal Pradesh an 'Organic State', the spokesperson said.
Rijiju visits Paramananda Vidya Mandir
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju paid a visit
to Paramananda Vidya Mandir (PVM) run by Bharat Sevashram Sangha (BSS), a Charitable
and Philanthropic organization at Pakke-Kessang, on October 24 last.
Appreciating the school authority for their dedication, sincerity and contributions
towards education sector in the state, Rijiju observed that the school has been facing
acute shortage of fund and was in a pathetic condition with acute shortage of infrastructure.
While responding to a representation submitted by the school authority for upgradation
and infrastructural development of school, Rijiju assured to extend his support and
cooperation for the improvement of school infrastructure and other problems. The
Union Minister was accompanied by local MLA Kameng Dolo, Deputy Commissioner Sandip
Singh and other officials during the visit.
More than 100 Girls hostlers and day-scholars are pursuing education in the school.
BSS provides 100 per cent free education and hostel facility to local students.
Seminar on Buddhism
‘Teachings of Lord Buddha are more relevant today’
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: A one-day National Seminar on "Trail of Living Buddhism in Arunachal
Pradesh" was held at the Conference Hall of Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills,
Highlighting the objective of the seminar, Prof. Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri, Coordinator
of the newly established Maulana Azad Centre for Research on North East India (MACRNEI),
RGU stated that Arunachal Pradesh is a land of religious diversities having historical
linkages and commonalties across South and Southeast Asia. The main thrust of the
seminar was to understand and converse on historical and emerging realities of Buddhism
in Arunachal Pradesh and its impact on bordering nation-states.
Taking part in the seminar Dr. Sreeradha Dutta, Director, MAKAIAS, Kolkata reiterated
that Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies will give every support to
academicians of the region to take up collaborative work.
Well-known Indian anthropologist Prof. Vijay S. Sahay of Allahabad University said
that the teachings of Lord Buddha are as relevant today as they were in the 5th century
BC. Speaking about the anthropological studies on Buddhism, Sahay said that the study
of Buddhism through the lens of anthropology is nothing new. He added that holistic
understanding of Buddhism involves understanding cognitive processes of human.
Prof. A.K. Thakur, from the Department of History, NEHU, Shillong, in his key note
address said that the study of Buddhism is a transnational subject. Talking on the
historical and archeological evidences and sites and monuments of the regions, Prof
Thakur said that Northeast is a unique piece of land, where different cultural practices
and religions meets.
Chairing the seminar, Prof. Tamo Mibang, Vice-Chancellor of RGU, opined that India
is a land of religion, where different religions were born, but despite being a land
of religions people are becoming irreligious today. He also stressed on the need
to inculcate humanitarian values along with the academic brilliance.
Altogether ten papers were presented in the seminar, especially from NE-region during
the two academic sessions. A large number of scholars, researchers and academicians
from Anthropological Survey of India, Shillong, MAKAIAS, Kolkata, Directorate of
Research, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, different Govt. Colleges of the state, and
administrative officers and research scholars of the university attended the seminar.
The seminar was sponsored by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS),
Convention on codification of local customary laws
AALO, Oct 29: The 4th Bogum Boka Convention for codification of customary laws is
being held at Aalo from October 27-30.
Attending the programme, West Siang District ADC T Talom exhorted the GBs to take
up issues that require changes keeping uniformity and acceptability to all in the
local justice delivery system. The institution of GB has played a tremendous role
right from the pre-Independence period in settling various natures of cases, civil
as well as criminal and it is important to keep up the sanctity of this intuition,
he said. Political interpreters are also the important wing of the administration,
he said and appealed the GBs to take them along to maintain law and order and settling
disputes. The Regulation Act of 1945 gives enormous scope to GBs to act as the agent
of the Govt. and they should continue to up-hold their dignity in discharging their
roles at village and Bango level, he added.
Bogum Boka West Siang Secretary Liya Ete, AWSGWA President Gumjum Ango and Secretary
Medam Ete, gave detail deliberations on the objective behind conducting the convention
and need for codification of local customary laws to suit the present needs.
Gaon Buras of West Siang district, Public leaders, PRI members, officers, representatives
from APWWS West Siang unit are taking part in the four-day long sessions. DIPRO
District Level Monitoring Committee meeting held
AALO, Oct 29: The District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) meeting was held at
The meeting was conducted to assess the status of large number of projects in various
sectors under Special Plan Assistance from the year 2006-07 to till date.
Chairing the meet, ADC T Talom asked the DPO to provide copies of sanctioned projects
to all administrative officers of the district and PRIs to closely monitor it. He
asked all executing agencies to furnish completion report within speculated time
as per guidelines and added that irregular submission of quarterly report, utilization
certificate and photos to authenticate the created assets hinder getting the next
installment from Govt. of India.
He also said that absenteeism in such all important meeting by officers and deputing
subordinate officers who cannot catch up the subject matter should strictly be avoided.
The West Siang Zilla Parishad Chairperson, Yaman Bagra insisted on keeping in touch
with the panchayat leaders while executing the centrally sponsored schemes. The District
Planning Officer Millo Pussang said that projects are to be taken up as per the guidelines
of government of India to avoid bad reputation and delay in flow of budgetary grant
from govt. of India.
The Executing Agencies representing different departments presented their status
report on all ongoing and completed projects. Land ownership problem in implementing
the projects, difficulty in information dissemination of all old schemes, anomalies
in working out the actual BPL etc. were brought to fore by the Executing Agencies.
The PRI leaders of respective segments also highlighted their problems in implementation
of development packages by the Executing Agencies as they sometimes not kept in touch
nor intimated about the details of the problems. DIPRO
18 blood units collected
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: About 18 units of blood were collected in a voluntary blood donation
camp organized by the members of Vigen India, Itanagar centre at Niti Vihar here.
Prior to the start of the blood donation, a brief donors motivation session on voluntary
blood donation was conducted by Arunachal Pradesh State Aids Control Society (APSACS)
Deputy Director (Blood Safety Cell) Dr. Nabam Budh, Jt.DHS (NVBDCP) Dr. Allok Yirang.
Both Dr. Budh and Dr. Yirang spoke about the necessity of donating blood to meet
the growing demands. Lenin Tunghi, Vice Chairman, Arunachal Vivekananda Yuva Shakti
gave a motivational speech to the donors present on the occasion.
The technical support for the camp was provided by RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar
under the guidance of Dr. Padu, Medical Officer.
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: In view of the onset of low hydro season in North East region,
the Department of Power, GoAP, has ordered load restriction to various districts
drawing power from central sector power sources with effective from November 1.
Power supply to consumers may be affected in form of local load shedding on account
of the restriction. The restriction has been ordered in view of overall grid operation
in the state and the region. This order will remain in force until reviewed depending
upon the availability of central sector power, the release added.
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: The Football and Volleyball tournaments for both men and women
for the 2nd edition of Chief Minister's Trophy, 2014-15 will be formally kicked off
at Sagalee on November one.
A friendly football match between Chief Minister's XI and Speaker's XI will be played
to mark the occasion.
Speed up ongoing projects, Kaso urges officers
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Parliamentary Secretary UD & Housing, Town Planning & Land Management
Techi Kaso on Tuesday urged the officers to speed up ongoing projects specially roads
in the Capital Complex. Kaso was addressing the officers in a coordination meeting
held in his office chamber. The meeting was attended by Additional District Magistrate,
Executive Engineers of PWD, RWD, UD and Electrical and Councillor and officers from
district administration. Parliamentary Secretary who is also local MLA directed officers
to discuss with deputy commissioner and take his guidance before taking NOC for execution
of new projects so that implementing agencies do not face obstacles.
The officers shared their problems particularly in implementing the projects in the
capital complex. The officer also stressed on the need for better cooperation and
proper coordination among all the departments to sort out the inter-departmental
Annual Sports Day of Itanagar GHSS
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: An Annual Sports Day got underway at Govt. Hr. Secondary School
Itanagar. The event kicked started on Tuesday with the sports day flag unfurled
by All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union President Kamta Lapung in presence of Director,
Sports and Youths Affairs D.K Dinglow.
The sports event is being divided into four houses named after the great scientists
such as Raman House, Newton House, Edison house and Einstein House. Rikam Pada dance
was performed to mark the opening ceremony of the event. Earlier school captain submitted
one-point memorandum to the AAPSU president.
Society pleads for relief for fire victims
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Kameng and Tawang District Welfare Society appealed to the state
Govt. to provide all possible help and assistance to the victims of recent Nafra
fire incident, including the family of the minor girl, who died in the incident,
for their quick rehabilitation.
The society urged the authority concerned to assess the properties lost or damaged
in the devastating fire that broke out on October 25 rendering 11 families homeless
for providing relief.
It also called upon all likeminded people to extend their helping hands to affected
families at this hour of crisis.
Association opposes non-resident applicants
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: All Arunachal Pradesh Diploma Holders in Elementary Education Association
Upper Subansiri District Unit today opposed the entry of non-resident applicants
for the post of warden and part time teacher. In a letter addressed to the deputy
commissioner Upper Subansiri, the association stated that non-bonafied applicants
should not be allowed to sit-in the interview saying that district has already flooded
by unemployed youth.
Colony welfare meeting
ITANAGAR, Oct 29: Model Colony Welfare Committee (MCWC) in a meeting at Naharlagun
discussed about various problems including lack of basic facilities like electricity,
water supply etc. in the colony and decided to approach the authority concerned for
providing the facilities at the earliest.
Health, family and tribal affairs minister Kalikho Pul on Tuesday warned of "Kargil-like"
situation in the Arunachal as he spoke about lack of development in the border areas
which is forcing locals to migrate away from far-flung areas and giving China an
opportunity to venture deeper inside the Indian territory. Further finding fault
with the Union government's funding based on a state's population, he said that the
states are told by the Centre to control their birth rate, but funding is more for
states with bigger population. Pul has raised a very valid point at a national forum.
Union government has been adopting double standard attitude towards Arunachal. Many
of the developmental projects get rejected when measured with population index. Arunachal
is a sparsely populated state. In some villages hardly one or two family lives. But
those people will never leave their home. It is duty of government to provide basic
amenities to every citizens of this state. Just using population as pretext, union
government has no right to deny developmental projects to these people. It is unfair
to compare Arunachal’s villages with that of mainland India when awarding developmental
schemes. Government of India should formulate separate policy for NE regions.
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Not a fair exam
This is regarding the advertisement published on 21th September 2014 for recruitment
in SSA West Siang.
For the posts of Accountant, the educational qualification was B.A/B.COM/BBA. In
admit card also it was written that exam will be held on General studies and Commerce.
But Alas! In the examination hall we found that question paper was one sided. The
questions were purely from commerce subject and there were no questions related to
How can B.A students compete with B.com students in commerce subjects? If the posts
were only for B.COM/BBA students then why did they put B.A in the advertisements?
Even for the post of part time teacher many candidates were rejected twice. First
list was out on 15th Oct 2014 where some B.A. candidates were rejected for not holding
ITI/Diploma certificates. As per my knowledge Teacher may have B.Ed/DIET/ certificates
or APTET qualified but Diploma/ITI certificate is not required.
However, later in the second list published on 20th Oct, many B.A. candidates were
rejected for not mentioning the post. It is pertinent to mention that no other post
was mentioned in the form so we filled it up as per the advertisement. How was we
to know that there will be Physical & Health, work, arts Teachers?
Office Staffs were not showing even the selected lists of the candidates.
The examination was just an eye wash.
The woes of traffic wardens
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to highlight the problems being faced by
the Itanagar Traffic Wardens. They are working hard with lot of sincerity. They have
to work for six hours without any rest or break for six days a week, come sunshine
or rain. Apart from guiding the traffic, the traffic warden help old people, physically
challenged, school going children cross the road.
But the salary we get is abysmal. We get lesser than the lowest paid govt employees.
So I earnestly request the concerned authorities to please enhance the salary of
A traffic warden
Give first privilege to CSE/IT degree holders
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of higher authorities
about improper recruitment policy of IT Teacher for some higher secondary/secondary
schools by Directorate of Secondary Education published in various dailies dated
12th Oct 2014.
Candidates with DCA/B+ certificates course are eligible for the posts.
Teachers are one of the most regarded and respectful persons in the society because
every child’s future depends on them. In spite of the growing modern age, the education
system is becoming bad from worse.
This is happening because of the improper eligibility criteria and recruitment process
made by our higher authorities. Nowadays every person has knowledge of basic computer
But authorities should know that there’s a very big difference between a Basic Certificate
holder and those who have four years professional engineering degree with them.
In our state, we have seen that basic course is more valuable than the professional
For IT Teacher, the minimum qualification must be BE/B.Tech degree and for Lab Technicians
it should be three years diploma course as we know that the minimum qualification
required for Teachers in Govt. Schools are graduate with B.Ed.
There are thousands of degree and diploma holders in IT or CSE who are seeking jobs.
Also, every year hundreds of students with engineering degree are coming up. Before
it gets too late, give first privilege to CSE/IT degree holders.
Forest produce and facilities
In Arunachal Pradesh about three fourth of the total cultivated areas are under jhum
land and the remaining one fourth under settled cultivation. The people depend upon
forest produce for their livelihood.
It is to bring to the knowledge of chief minister and concerned minister that there
are many areas having potential of coal like, Gensi and Garu under West Siang District,
Kharsang and Jairampur under Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh, but it is very
unfortunate that people are not having right to gather forest produce like coal whereas
there is clear established law to gather forest produce for their livelihood.
The state may ensure livelihood and food security since the Arunachalees primarily
depend on the forest resource. The forest rights on ancestral land are not adequately
recognized by the state government, resulting in historical injustice to the jhum
land owner of the state who are integral to the survival and sustainability and customary
rights over forest produce are not yet recognized or enforced.
The state government ignores the bonafide interest of the rural mass subject to the
customary land rights.
The simplicity of rural people and their ignorance of modern regulatory frame works
precluded them from asserting their genuine claim to resource in areas where they
belong and depend upon. The historical injustice now needs correction before it is
too late to recognize human values of civilization.
There are related established laws to be applied for the purpose of coal extraction
and other forest resources from jhum land and ancestral land river.
Section 8 of the Balipara/Sadiya/Tirap Frontier tract jhum land regulation 1947 says
that any person having right over any jhum land shall be entitled to gather any forest
produce from such land for his own use or for use of the members of the village or
the community, but if he wants to sell such produce, he shall be bound by other rule
in force. Therefore, the state Govt, is competent to make rules and regulations like
levy of tax and issue of transit pass.
Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh have similar customary land rights. In Nagaland, Geology
and Mines department issues a Transit Pass (TP) while imposing tax, thereof, the
local people who are having customary land rights extract coal for their livelihood.
The Arunachal Pradesh has abundant of natural resources. It is the duty of the state
govt to apply the mind as to how the state govt can earn revenue and let rural people
engage in sustainable benefits.
Affected Customary Land Rights Committee
HM deserves appreciation
I, on behalf of All Liyak Welfare Society (ALWS), would like to express my sincere
thanks to Home Minister for responding to the memorandum submitted to him for deployment
of personal security officers, house guards and other facilities to the Chief Judicial
The Minister (Home) swiftly acted upon the said memorandum and fulfilled the demands
within a very short period of time, which deserves appreciation from all.
Dobing Liyak Sonam
Chairman, All Liyak Welfare Society
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