AAPSU reacts angrily to govt’s decision to issue PRC to non APST
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union has reacted angrily to
the Government of Arunachal Pradesh decision to issue Permanent Residential Certificates
to Non-APST people in Lohit and Changlang districts.
Making a copy of the order given in the name of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and
signed by Secretary Political to the media, the Union termed it betrayal to the people
of the state and arbitrary decision. Terming the order a violation of Bengal Eastern
Frontier Regulation Act of 1873 and Supreme Court orders, the Union said that it
would accept nothing less than cancellation of the order.
In an Office Memorandum vide No.POL-193/2004/453 dated 24 June 2010, govt has decided
to issue Permanent Residential Certificates to Non-APST people in the two districts
with immediate effect.
The order states that Permanent Residential Certificate may be issued to Non-APST
people and their families who have settled down in the Lohit and the Changlang districts
prior to 1968 and in respect of whom proper records are available with the administration.
Before issue of Permanent Residential Certificate, a detailed dossier should be
prepared and proper record of the list of eligible persons should be maintained,
read the office memorandum.
It is made clear that issue of such permanent Residential Certificate shall not entitle
the Non-APST to claim for APST status and they will be entitled to claim any benefit
or reservations meant for APST, it read.
The Chief Secretary, Governor and state government seems to have forgotten that these
two districts are infested with refugees and underground elements, the Union said
while threatening to go to the ST Commission to lodge a complaint against the decision.
Union President Takam Tatung while demanding immediate revocation of the order said
that by taking a big decision without consultation with the people of the state and
prior discussion at the Legislative assembly, the government was intentional hurting
the sentiments of the people.
He further questioned the governor Gen J J Singh for agreeing to give consent to
such an order. On one hand, the governor advocates for cause of the state, while
on the other hand he signs such a paper which will have bad repercussion in the state,
the Union president said.
Meanwhile the AAPSU has questioned the Chief Secretary Tabom Bam for not being sympathetic
to the cause of the people of the state while alleging him of being indifferent to
the cause and suffering of the people of the state. Citizens have not seen the Chief
Secretary ever coming out to comfort the people of the even as state continues to
bear boundary tension, refugee issue, Union said. We have never questioned him even
though he has over stayed his tenure as Chief Secretary because all these while we
have been thinking that he would work for the cause of the state being an indigenous
Arunachalee, the Union added.
Two days judicial remand for former CM
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: The former Chief Minister Gegong Apang has been given judicial
remand of two days by Additional Judge of the Special Session Court, Lakhimpur today
on PDS scam.
The former chief Minister has been asked to report in person on Sept 9 for further
hearing. The Judge PK Khanikar who had earlier sentenced Police remand of seven days
on Aug 24 is reported to be on leave. Later on the Judge had extended the Police
remand for another week on Aug 31.
When contacted MS Chauhan, the head of the SIC said that former Chief Minister has
been advised to appear in person on Sept 9.
Meanwhile, the bail petition of former Chief Minister Gegong Apang could not come
up yesterday for formal hearing as the Judge of Itanagar bench of Gauhati High court
Ketulhou Meruno could not hear the bail petition citing personal reasons. However
the Judge gave the permission that the bail be heard at a Lower Court.
The former Chief Minister who is currently undergoing treatment at R K Mission hospital
Itanagar was questioned by Special Investigation Cell yesterday evening under medical
The former chief minister was arrested by SIC on Aug 24 dramatically after he was
called as a witness in the PDS scam. The procedure in which the former Chief Minister
was arrested by the SIC has come under sever public scrutiny with many organisations
It may be mentioned here that the prosecution sanction from the government is pending
with regard to 44 government employees while the prosecution sanction has been obtained
for few IAS officers involved.
The government is yet to come up with a statement on the delay in granting prosecution
sanction for Govt. employees.
NE rocked by multi-crore scam: Irani
(with input from UNI)
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: “Congress Ka Haat Janta Ke Tijori Par not Aam Aadmi Ke Saath” was
how firebrand All India Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha (BJMM) president and former
television actress, Smriti Irani described the sad status of Congress rule states.
While talking to presspersons today at Itanagar today, she alleged that all the Congress
ruled North Eastern states including Arunachal Pradesh have failed on law & order
front and is rocked by multi-crore scams.
“As I was getting ready to tour Arunachal, I heard news about PDS scam running up
to 1000 crore. This entire scam took under Congress rule and one day they will have
to pay price for looting the food meant for poor people of this state,” said Irani,
who is on a 7-day tour of North East state.
Accusing the Congress party of misrule, she said that BJMM would concentrate on strengthening
the party cadres at the grassroots to bring the womenfolk to the forefront of state
politics in order to charter a phase of progress and development in the entire country.
On being asked about Arunachal BJP unit not playing the proper role of opposition,
she said, “BJP has been playing the active role of opposition everywhere, be at centre
and also in state level.”
Earlier she informed that on their way from Tezpur to Itanagar, her team was heckled
by hooligans in Sonitpur district this morning due to an All India industrial strike.
“Surrounded by hooligans, I called up Superintendent of police and he instructed
his police to provide us security. Despite it, Assam police remained a mute spectator
though we approached them for help.” She described the attitude of Assam police as
shameful and wondered how ordinary people can feel secure if well known personalities
like her are being treated like this.
She further informed that BJP national executive meeting on September 29 and 30
to be held at Mumbai would be have at least two women representatives from Arunachal
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) has appealed All Arunachal Pradesh
Students Union (AAPSU) and All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) to reconsider
its decision to protest against the proposed visit to Union Environment and Forest
Minister Jairam Ramesh in Arunachal Pradesh. The minister is scheduled to visit Pasighat
on Sept 11 to have talks with those protesting against the dams in Siang. It is an
opportunity for the dam protestors of Siang valley to explain the reasons why they
are opposing dams and express their resentment against hydro power policy of the
state Govt, the union said.
It has already prepared to interact with Ramesh on dam issue, the union said and
sought cooperation of AAPSU in this regard.
Committee takes tough stand on district creation and HQ
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: A delegation of the District Demand Joint Action Committee (DDJAC)
of Likabali and Nari Koyu Assembly segments for creation of a Lower Siang District
has called on Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu on Sept 5.
Justifying its demand for creation of Lower Siang district DDJAC chairman Sengo Taipodia
said demand for a new district by the people of Likabali and Nari Koyu dates back
to late 80s/90s and Assam-Arunachal boundary issue was one of undisputable objectives
among others for demanding creation of separate district.
Giving a brief history of demand and subsequent initiatives by the Govt, DDJAC chairman
said that realizing the plight of the people due to geographical and administrative
constraints, the state Govt wrote innumerous letters seeking feasibility reports
to the Deputy Commissioners of both Aalo and Pasighat for creation of new district.
But the feasibility reports never culminated to the creation of any district as envisaged
and efforts of district administrations went futile.
The Committee said that delay in taking steps for creation of the new district greatly
affected the people of foothills area.
However, the people Likabali and Nari Koyu impatiently waited for the final announcement
on creation of district, but their dream shattered on August 7, 2009 when they came
to know about the cabinet approval on ‘inadequate document furnished by vested
interest bureaucrat’. The committee said Basar was never acceptable as a headquarter
when the demand for the district was proposed to be in the line foothills with the
name Lower Siang district.
The committee further said the Cabinet decision emanated from the feasibility report
submitted by Aalo DC Amjad Tak which was later revoked by the DC himself never got
consent of the people of Likabali Assembly Constituency. Interestingly, the committee
said the feasibility report talks about problems being faced by the people of Likabali
(foothills) but finally chose to name Basar as its headquarter contradicting himself.
The Committee pointed out that nowhere in one point memorandum submitted by the
people of Basar there is a mention of Lower Siang district. The memorandum has clearly
quoted the name of the district demanded as ‘heart land’ or Lepa Rada (in Galo).
We are of the view that there is huge difference between Heart Land/Lepa Rada and
Lower Siang District in phonetics, spelling, and connotation or in whatever way it
is sensed, the committee added.
It said that Basar may demand for separate district provided they don't drag unilaterally,
capriciously and clandestinely the 28th Likabali Assembly constituency area into
it, while adding that any such attempt may create unnecessary confusion.
The committee further said that it won't be left with any choice than to initiate
democratic actions to protect the interest of the people as enshrined in the Constitution.
The delegation was led by Election representatives of Nari-Koyu and Home Minister
Tako Dabi, Likabali MLA cum Parliamentary secretary Jomde Kena along with senior
citizens, intellectuals and panchayat leaders.
The chief minister after patient hearing assured to look into it, the committee
Arunachal Pradesh: Issues of modernity and tradition
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh has inaugurated a two-day
seminar on ‘Arunachal Pradesh: Issues of modernity and tradition, at Rajiv Gandhi
University, Rono Hills, Doimukh today. The two-day seminar is being organized by
Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies (AITS), Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) in collaboration
with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata.
While we modernize, let us not be uprooted from our traditions, said Governor in
his inaugural speech. The Governor further said, “let us not become duplicate entities
but retain our age old traditions which have been our strength. Our traditions and
culture are our identity. To save our identity in the face of modernity, we need
innovation in every society that wants to progress. Let us sit together and find
ways and means for adaptation of the future generations towards traditional knowledge
and its richness. We have to blend the two, the modernity and tradition”, he stressed.
Chairing the inaugural function, Prof. AC Bhagabati, former VC of RGU called for
redefining the adoption of western culture but at the same time keeping the traditions.
Former Foreign Secretary and Commonwealth Deputy Secretary General Krishnan Srinivasan
in his speech highlighted on external policy matters with focus on Arunachal Pradesh’s
past traditions with neighbouring countries and its impact in the progress of the
State. The future of the North East is to a considerable extent governed by the neighbouring
countries. The challenge is about how to relate that future with the interest that
India wants to show with cross border contacts to the eastern neighbours and the
need to reiterate the identity of the NE within that of India. Confidence building
with the neighbours is important, but that has to be complemented with first building
confidence about the Indian state with the people of the North East, he emphasized.
In his keynote address, Prof. Tamo Mibang, Vice Chancellor (in-charge), RGU and Director,
AITS said, tradition and modernity are two different names of two sides of the coin.
While highlighting in-depth on backgrounds of the State and relating socio economic
development of Arunachal Pradesh with the modernity, he added, presence of the past
is the tradition. He also touched on culture and importance of indigenous language.
Dr. Rakhee Bhattacharjee, Convenor, MAKAIAS, Kolkata informed that this was the fifth
phase after successful completion of such programmes at Aizawl, Shillong, Sikkim
and Guwahati. This is an attempt to bring together all concerns in a single forum
to search for ways and means for translating the dream of development in northeast
India into a concrete reality.
Seminar Coordinator, AITS, RGU Dr. SK Chaudhuri, expressed his hope that all the
visions and collective endeavour in the two-day national seminar focused on the issues
of tradition and modernity in context of Arunachal Pradesh will lead to a meaningful
journey. Sanjay Pulipaka, Fellow, MAKAIAS, Kolkata also spoke on the occasion.
The seminar is having three academic sessions. The first session includes, papers
on Development and cultural changes: Dilemma of Arunachal Pradesh by Mrinal Kanti
Chakma, MAKAIAS, Kolkata, Slaves of Ethnicity: A note on the economies of identity
in the north-eastern frontier British India by Bodhisattva Kar, Centere for Studies,
Kolkata, My mother, Your Tongue: Reputisation of Mother Tongue Language in Arunachal
by Moji Riba, Department of Mass Communication, RGU. PRO TO CM
Living a monitored life
Imagine living in a state where we need a third party to check and monitor corruption!
For a state dependent on tax payer’s money for every possible need, it’s no mean
Corruption has reached such a sickening level that state government has to keep aside
.5% from total project cost to ensure that projects are implemented.
The state government on Sept 2 made it public that based on consolidated Monitoring
report submitted by North East Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (NEDFi) for East
Siang district for SPA funds 2008-09 suspended BDO Mebo for alleged embezzlement
If records are not twisted, the BDO Mebo officially finds his name written in the
record books as the first victim of the monitoring system.
Many more will find its name in the records book soon if the reports are read carefully
by the government. But given our short memory and shorter vision and selective performance
when dealing with cases of corruption, it is unlikely we would see many more names.
On the other hand, the report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India for
the year 2009 is another predictable yet engaging copy to read. If one has the time
to read 176-page report, one would seriously want another third party monitoring
If reports of the departmental performance are put in, yours truly would be accused
of being repetitive. Added burden would be unlimited abusive phone calls, threats
and finally tempting offers! Fortunately or unfortunately the Report is a public
document hence the hands at this side of the table are tied!
Well, the lexicon is all too similar year after year. Embezzlement of funds, doubtful
payment, wasteful expenditure, undue benefit to the suppliers, poor planning, violations
of guidelines, and the list goes on.
Yours truly is just grateful that we don’t have to face taxpayers directly.
It would be too humiliating a time if at all a system comes when taxpayers demand
a direct explanation from us how their hard earned money is being spent. We would
not know where to look leave alone explain.
One must appreciate the patience of the tax payers and centre for letting us get
away with such daring misdemeanor!
MDFC thrash SLSA in Summer Cup
ITANAGAR, Sep 7: Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA) team went down tamely (1-6)
to MDFC in their first match of the Summer Cup Invitational Football Championship
played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun, today.
MDFC toyed with the young SLSA team and scored as many as six goals in full time.
In another match of the day, MMUFC defeated FC Senki Valley by a margin of 4-1 goals,
according to Organizing Committee.
Game Zone vs BAES, 2 pm
DFC vs. LYFC, 4 pm
CM reiterates Hydro Power as the panacea
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu reiterated his stand over the need
of improving the economic background of the state to make it self sufficient and
self reliant. He categorically said that the state despite abundant natural resource
is lagging behind in various fronts.
The Chief Minister was addressing a consultative meeting of the project affected
people of East Siang with the government and Jay Pee group at the Banquet hall today.
People from various strata namely social workers, senior citizens, AdiSU, Panchayat
leaders, project affected families, legislators and ministers of Adi belt including
MP Lok Sabha, East Parliamentary Constituency participated in the meeting and a strong
voice in support of the construction of Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project echoed.
Even for a small project we need to plead the Centre for fund, the chief minister
lamented. Hydro Power is only such resource which could sail Arunachal Pradesh towards
sustainable and resourceful development, he assertively said.
Endorsing the affected people’s demand of adequate compensation under R & R Policy
of the state government, Khandu directed the Power developer to reach the project
affected people at the grass root level and start activities which can instill in
sense of confidence amongst them. The steering committee constituted for the purpose
shall recommend to the government all necessary steps required to be taken up in
He also assertively told the power developer to employ as much as possible habitants
of the district in the project and strictly stick to the commitments made under corporate
social responsibilities. It would not be bad idea if the developer starts to act
up on this from very next day itself so as to defeat the inhibitions of the project
Taking part in the discussion, MP Ninong Ering, MLAs Tamiyo Taga, Ralom Borang and
Passang Dorjee Sona strongly advocated for construction of the project. Apart from
them, various speakers from the project affected area, General Secretary AdiSU, PR
Leader placed their views. Several issues pertaining to Dam Height, Environmental
Impact, Habitation displacement, catchment area treatment were highlighted. All the
speakers welcomed development in the area and wanted the project to come up. However,
they requested to guarantee proper social responsibility, adequate compensation,
job opportunities and over all development of the area by the developer.PRO to CM
NCP welcomes increase in legislators’ salary with caution
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: While welcoming the Govt. decision to increase more than 50 per
cent hike in salary and allowances of the legislators, the NCP state unit urged the
Govt. to bring a subordinate legislation restraining the legislators from indulging
in alleged percentage culture from all development works in their respective constituency.
NCP state unit vice president Tad Tana in a release today said the sharp increase
of the salary and allowance of the legislators from Rs. 46,000 to Rs. 97,000 per
month must not be seen by legislators as competitive bidding to match their counterpart
in national Parliament or to match with the 6th pay recommendation hike of the Govt.
employees, but realization of their responsibilities for giving clean and transparent
and accountable system of governance. The party further urged the Govt. to realize
the functional importance of every occupation and accordingly extend at least 50
per cent similar hike in monthly wages of casual/contingency employees including
auxiliary labour crops to meet up with their day to day fight for survival under
extreme pressure of inflation and price rise.
NCP for immediate resumption of air dropping of PDS items
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Reacting to Govt's alleged confusion over whether to introduce
head load carriage system of PDS items in remote corner of the state, the senior
Vice President of NCP state unit Kahfa Bengia urged the Dorjee Khandu led Govt. not
to succumb under pressure from few elected representatives and issue immediate directives
for air-dropping of PDS items in all inaccessible routes in the state.
Expressing concern on the pathetic conditions of the Govt. employees, student's community
residing in hostels and the public in general, Bengia opined that under the present
circumstance air operation is the best option.
Past experience revealed that head load system especially during rainy season is
an unwise step leading to lots of leakage, risk of life and damage to PDS items,
the NCP leader said. He further claimed that in a series of scams in PDS, some of
which are still pending in the form of PIL are partly because of head load system.
Realizing the pulse of public and students bodies like All Kurung Kumey District
Student Union and DPPYO (Damin Parsi Parlo Youth Organization), Govt should immediately
order airdropping of PDS items. Any delay tactics to buy time will result in deterioration
of the situation and starvation of the poor and needy in border pockets of the state,
Support Teji: AAPSU
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has appealed to the
people of Arunachal to come out and support Toko Teji who is participating in the
reality show “India’s Got Talent Khoj-2” in the Color Channel. AAPSU stated that
already Teji has made Arunachal proud by reaching quarter final of show and his further
progress will make our state more popular throughout the world.
“First time an Arunachalee boy is making waves in a national television with his
talent. It is duty of every Arunachalee to support the Teji in his endeavor. We have
to understand that his success is a success of whole Arunachal and we all should
stand behind him like a rock solid,” said AAPSU president Takam Tatung.
SMS voting lines will be opened from 9 PM Sept 10 to 9 AM next morning. To vote for
Taji, one can send sms to TT 56882. 100 votest are valid per SIM card.
Sonam calls for basic facilities to workers
Itanagar, Sept 7: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare
Board Chairman Jalley Sonam distributing free exercise book to BRO labour, who were
working on the road sides near Siji and Garo West Siang District recently, lamented
that Border Roads Organization not issuing facilities like raincoat and other necessary
items to its labour who are working in the remote areas of the state.
He assured to raise the matter in the next INTUC meeting so that the BRO labour could
get their facilities as per norms.
AUSDSU says no to hydel projects in Upper Subansiri
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Joining the bandwagon of anti-dam activists, the All Upper Subansiri
District Students’ Union (AUSDSU) demanded the State Government for withdrawal of
all hydel projects in Upper Subansiri district, including the 2000 MW Subansiri Upper
Project at Menga.
The students union, which has remained silent on issues relating to dams till yesterday,
vehemently criticized the Government for proposing to set up seven more major dams
in the district without assessing their future impacts on local people. "The proposal
of the Government for setting up seven more dams in the district shows its less concern
for the area and its people," AUSDSU said in a release.
AUSDSU has taken serious note on geographic and demographic aspects and the risks
involved with construction dams. "Nature will play its havoc when time comes. But,
before that the havoc will be caused by the sudden explosion of population from outside
in the form of labour force."
While appealing to the people of Upper Subansiri district to support the Union in
its move against construction of mega dams in the district, AUSDSU has decided to
organize a gathering of intellectuals and well wishers of the district to throw more
light on the issue and gather more public opinion.
Meanwhile, the Students union cautioned the State Government, Local Ministers, MLAs
and KSKEVL, the executing agency of Subansiri Upper Project, not to risk the lives
of innocent people for their own benefits.
Ensure achievement of revenue target: Kri
TEZU, Sept 7: Tezu MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary (Transport) inaugurated the Boundary
Wall and Security Fencing of the State Transport Office complex at Tezu today. The
boundary wall and security fencing was constructed under TFC fund by the Urban Development
Department and was completed as per specification and in stipulated time.
While addressing the gathering of officers of Tezu and staff of state transport office,
he highlighted the efforts of the present government in streamlining the transport
services, revenue generation and checking of revenue leakages in the state. He also
informed that very soon the state transport booking counters will be computerized
which will bring effectiveness and transparency in revenue collection process. He
also stressed on proper registration of vehicles which otherwise results in loss
in revenue. He also appealed all officers and staffs of state transport to ascertain
that the targets fixed for every financial year is achieved.
Lohit Deputy Commissioner, R.K Sharma, speaking on the occasion stressed on the need
of such boundary wall and security fencing around all government establishments and
on the areas earmarked for the concerned departments. Further, he appealed the officers
and staff to do their duties with full sincerity and honesty so that no doubt on
integrity of the officers and staffs can be raised. He also invited innovative ideas
from concern officers and staffs to compete with other Pvt. transporters so as to
achieve the desired objectives and fixed targets of revenue generation.
SP Lohit, ADC Tezu, EAC Tezu, Head of various departments also attended the inauguration
Governor’s Quiz Competition
ITANAGAR, Sept 07: Papum Pare District Level Governor’s Quiz Competition was conducted
at Government Higher Secondary School Polo Colony recently under the supervision
of quiz master SD Barman.
KV No. 1 bagged 1st position; Government Higher Secondary School, Naharlagun and
Government Higher Secondary School were adjudged as 2nd and 3rd prize winners respectively.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, Deputy Director of School Education (establishment)
M Nyori encouraged the 13 participating schools of the district and advised the students
to maintain discipline and respect their teachers.
DDSE, TT Tara also advised all the schools of the district to participate in such
literary competitions and encouraged the winners and other students of different
schools of the district to maintain spirit of competitiveness.
He further lamenting over the poor participation said that despite wide circulation
and information about the competition, less numbers of school took part in the competition.
ADEO Tadar Chape, Dr. AK Mishra and M Boje Kamki also spoke on the occasion.
Lohit to celebrate International Literacy Day
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: A series of programmes involving students and other organizations
have been planned as a part of the International Literacy Day across Lohit tomorrow.
The celebrations will be inaugurated by DC Lohit R.K. Sharma while the valedictory
programme at Dimwe will be graced by Col. M. S. Bhagi, Commander, 48 BRTF.
The celebrations in Tezu, is being jointly organised by the Nehru Yuvak Kendra, Lohit
Zilla Saksharata Samiti, VT-AWIC Youth Library Network, Lohit and the 48 BRTF. The
programmes in the form of a day-long Literacy campaign will include presentation
of inspiring skits on literacy, poetry recitation, story telling, painting contests,
involving several Govt. school students, as well as display of youth magazines, literacy
materials, and posters. Similar programmes are also being organised at Wakro by ASSET
and APNE Library and at Lathao by the Lathao Youth Library, targeting the nearby
villages. The entire campaign is aimed to sensitize the common man on the vital need
for an empowering literacy and to promote a purposeful reading habit.
Workers Board lauds Govt
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare
Board Chairman Jalley Sonam and All Arunachal Pradesh government Departmental Labours’
Union in separate releases appreciated Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for increasing
the salaries of contingency, casual labours and auxiliary labour corps of the different
departments of the Arunachal Pradesh.
Meanwhile, the AAPGDLU appealed the state government to implement the policy of regularization
of casual and contingency labour of respective department and also appealed to the
Horticulture, Power, PHE and Agriculture departments to release the bonus of employees
of the respective department immediately.
AAPPTF meeting held
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation conducted its
awareness meeting at Yingkiong recently under the chairmanship of its Secretary General
Speaking on the occasion, Dobing advised all the drivers to keep their vehicle documents
and driving license up to date.
Meanwhile, taking serious note on the dilapidated Yingkiong township road and the
Yingkiong to Komkar block point he appealed the Local MLA and concerned department
to renovate the township road immediately.
Briefing about the lack of proper Taxi/Auto stand within Yingkiong township, he appealed
the district administration to look into the matter and informed that the taxi auto
fare would be increased due to increase in Petrol prices.
All the District executive body of the federation, vehicle owners and drivers attended
District unit ANYA demands suspension of DDSE
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: All Nyishi Youth Association, Upper Subansiri District Unit in
a letter to Chief Secretary appealed for suspension of DDSE Upper Subansiri District
for alleged misappropriation of public money.
The association alleged that Panor has lifted CGI sheets and other material from
DDSE Stores DIET building, Daporijo and shifted the materials to his private residence
at Pasighat. If he is authorized to continue as DDSE, the education scenario of
the district would deteriorate, it added.
Association calls for PDS items
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Arunachal Pradesh Fair Price Shop Dealers Association (APFPSDWA),
in a memorandum, has appealed to the Food and Civil Supply Minister to supply PDS
items, specially Rice, Kerosine and wheat, to the Capital city as per the actual
allotment to meet the requirement.
Apprising the minister of the fact regarding acute shortage of Rice in the capital
city, the FPS dealers association, in its memorandum said that rice being supplied
to the twin capital cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun is only 6,700 quintals whereas
the total allocation is 13,000 quantal. Likewise, twin city is receiving only 68
KL of Kerosine out of the total allocation of 153 KL. It also urged the Minister
to increase the quota of allocation of PDS items for Itanagar and Naharlagun considering
the ever increasing population.
It also appealed to the Minister to direct the authority concerned to employ only
the efficient one in the post of district supply officers (DSO), and no administrative
officers other than the DSO should be allowed to hold the charge of the same post,
to ensure smooth and timely distribution of PDS items.
APATCYO raise voice against Ramesh visit
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization has also opposed
the proposed visit of union minister for environment and forest, Jairam Ramesh, to
Arunachal. It is to be noted that Ramesh had created fluttered sometime ago by espousing
for Chinese experts to be employed in various hydropower project in Arunachal.
Assns demands transfer of Govt officials
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: The Nocte Youths Association (NYA) and Raja Nagar Youth Association
have appealed the state Govt to transfer all Govt officials who already crossed their
service tenure from Bordumsa subdivision and replace them with new officials.
Pointing out the unfortunate incident of Aug 23 last at Bordumsa, the Association
in a complaint letter to chief secretary alleged that Singpho leaders and some Govt
officials are responsible for such unlawful activities on that day.
On their way to peace meet on Aug 23 at Bordumsa ADC chamber, the public leaders
of Ranjanagar area received information about possible mob attack and they were later
detained by the security personnel, Association claimed.
Forum appreciates Padung
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Arunachal Artiste Forum appreciated Delong Padung, the director
of Yaken ke binyat for promoting the indigenous culture of Adi Community.
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union conducted its lottery
draw which was held in aid of the union fund and CBSE topper felicitation programme.
The Union appreciated Panchayat leaders, officers and public of Kurung Kumey district
for their cooperation.
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: Rank and file of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee expressed
deep shock at the sudden demise of Nabam Ampi, who died at Nyorch village on September
7 after sudden illness.
APCC prayed to the almighty god for the eternal peace of the departed soul and to
bestow enough strength to the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss.
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: All Upper Subansiri District Gram Shabha Coordination Committee
has appealed the Govt agencies and panchayat leaders to strictly monitor the BRGS
schemes for 2010.
Committee demands street light
ITANAGAR, Sept 07: Banderdewa Bazar Welfare Committee in a letter to Deputy Commissioner
Capital Complex said that police personnel are facing problems in ILP checking during
night hours at Banderdewa Check gate.
It appealed to the DC to sanction fund for Halogen Street light at Banderdewa Check
SMC committee constituted
ITANAGAR, Sept 07: Government Primary School, Romy Colony, School Managing Committee
has been constituted with Dindo Tassuk and In-charge head master Lido Bagra as Chairman
and Member Secretary respectively.
ASM appeals for relief fund
ITANAGAR, Sept 07: ASM of Challo anchal segment under Chambang circle highlighting
the grievances of public due to heavy land slide and flood in Gai-I, Tirpu Challo
and Nyomi village appealed the state government and local MLA to extend their help
to the villagers and also to release relief fund to the victims immediately.
It further appealed to PWD department to initiate immediate steps to clear the Dire
to Chambang road.
ITANAGAR, Sept 07: Staff and students of Government Higher Secondary School, Seijosa
observed teachers’ day on September 5 last.
On the occasion Principal T Ete briefed the biography of Dr S Radhakrishnan and also
highlighted about the role of teachers.
On September 04, the students conducted mock teaching and Class XII student Nakdang
Wage was selected as best teacher.
ASBA to felicitate Laa Talar
ITANAGAR, Sept 7: The Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) has congratulated
15 year old shuttler Laa Talar for bringing laurels to the state partnering M Saitanuj
of Andra Pradesh by winning the gold in U-16 category in 20th Krishna Khaitan Memorial
All India Junior Ranking Badminton tournament held at Chandigarh yesterday.
ASBA, in its executive body meeting today decided to honour Laa Talar as and when
he back to the home state.
Awards for SCIC
ITANAGAR: Friendship Forum of India has decided to award Bharat Excellence Award,
India Gold Award and Gold Medal Award besides North Eastern Golden Personalities
Award to State Chief Information Commissioner Nyodek Yonggam.
Siang water level recedes
PASIGHAT: The water level of the River Siang which touched the danger mark due to
incessant rain for last three days is now coming down.
On Sunday the river water was flowing 11 cm above the dander level. However, the
WRD and RRD which were on high alert today confirmed that the water level has come
down to 153.4 Meters. (DIPRO)
Export Awareness workshop
ITANAGAR: Department of Trade and Commerce in collaboration with the Federation of
Indian Export Organisation, Kolkata is going to organize a one-day export awareness
workshop at Conference hall of tourism directorate here on Sept 9.
Finance Minister Setong Sena has consented to grace the occasion as chief guest.
ITANAGAR: Indian Youth Congress dissolved the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress Committee
with immediate effect, according to a release issued by IYC permanent secretary Nitin