ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The Itanagar Permanent Bench of Gauhati High Court will remain
closed from 11 Oct to 3rd November on account of festivals such as Durga Puja, Id-ul-Zuha,
Lakhsmi Puja and Diwali. During the vacation, officers and staff of the registry
will attend the office as per roster arrangement.
Orgs to stage peaceful dharna against eviction drive
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Various organizations led by All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union
(AAPSU) and Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples Forum (CCLAPF) decided to stage
peaceful dharna in front of the chief minister office on 1st Oct next. The dharna
is being organized demanding immediate regularization of individually occupied government
land at Capital complex, immediate suspension of eviction drive till government takes
up appropriate decision on vexed issue.
The organization also demanded immediate revocation of government order issued by
development commissioner (finance) regarding obtaining of NOC from concerned DC for
settling of retirement due and promotion cases. It also demanded termination of service
extension order in respect to chief secretary alleging him abusing of power and misguiding
the elected state government. Further it sought transfer of Capital Complex deputy
commissioner for allegedly adopting pick and choose eviction drive.
ECI appoints e-roll observers
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The Election Commission of In¬dia (ECI) has appointed 12 electoral
roll observers for Arunachal Pradesh for the summary revision of the e- roll. The
officers against the districts allotted to them are: S&T secretary RK Mishra (Tawang
and West Kameng); cooperation sec¬retary Garima Gupta (East. Siang); forest conservator
(HQ) Hibu Dolo (East Kameng); land management commissioner Belatee Pertin (Lohit
and Anjaw); health and family welfare secretary Indra Mallo Jain (Lower Subansiri
and Kurung Kumey); home spe¬cial secretary Shilpa Shinde (Papum Pare); law and judi¬cial
secretary CP Mansai (Upper Subansiri); forest conservator (planning) B Banerjee (Dibang
Valley); fi¬nance secretary D Hawaldar (Changlang); industry sec¬retary Surendra
Ghonkrokta (Tirap and Longding); agri¬culture commissioner Hage Kojeen (West Siang
and Upper Siang); and secretary TT Gamdik (Lower Dibang Valley).
Assembly committees formed
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The Public Accounts Committee, Estimates Committee and Public
Undertakings Committee of Fifth Legislative Assembly have been constituted on Sept
24. While MLA Tangor Tapak and MLA Bamang Felix have been appointed as chairman
of Public Accounts Committee and Estimates Committee, Public Undertakings Committee
will be headed by MLA Tamiyo Taga. Each committee consists of six members and will
have a term of office not exceeding 20 months.
AAPWU demands revocation of termination order
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) has taken serious
note over ‘forceful’ and ‘illegal’ terminations of ACLS in Tato by West Siang District
Administration violating official norms.
AAPWU urged West Siang DA to immediately revoke the orders immediately for cordial
relationship between the Government and the workers failing which AAPWU will be compelled
to launch democratic movement to safeguard its workers.
Meanwhile, AAPWU urged the govt. to immediately release grade promotion arrears of
MACP and ACP.
AGYO denounces inclusion of 12 villages under MAC
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Condemning the reported inclusion of 12 villages of Likabali sub-division
under Mishing Autonomous Council (MAC) by Assam government, the All Galo Youth Organization
(AGYO) has questioned on the silence of the state government.
In a release, it said chief minister and his cabinet colleagues should look into
this serious issue and talk it out with his Assam counterpart.
It further called on the various student unions, organizations, NGOs, societies and
concern citizens to come forward and talk out the issue with the MAC.
ALSU reiterates demands
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The Arunachal Law Students’ Union (ALSU) today reiterated its
demand for cancellation of appointment of Joint Director (Agri and Allied) in Rural
In a letter addressed to the chief minister ALSU claimed that many posts such as
BDOs, Joint BDOs, and APOs have been illegally appointed in the department over the
last one year. ALSU alleged that despite there was a ‘ban’ on creation of post and
deputation as per the recent cabinet decision, one HDO has been appointed as Joint
Director in the Directorate of Rural Development, and the same was approved by the
CM and the RD Minister in Oct 2012. The union further demanded for strict implementation
of Rashtriya Sawasthya Bima Yojna or equal distribution of IWMP scheme in all districts
in the state. It also sought for setting up of inquiry committee to investigate misappropriation
of public fund meant for implementation of MIS-Data connectivity network.
State Cooperative proposes on training and educational development
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Attending the annual general meeting of the National Cooperative
Union of India (NCUI), New Delhi which was held on Wednesday, the sate chief executive
officer G. Nyorak proposed various schemes related to training and educational development
of the human resource development and infrastructural development like construction
of well-equipped training block along with modern amenities for the district Cooperative
Unions in the districts. Nyorak also advocated for continuation of central sector
scheme with provision of more financial support to enable to conduct more training
Org demands appointment of managing director
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The Arunachal Pradesh Abo Tani Clans Youth Organization demanded
the Chairman of Arunachal Pradesh Forest Cooperation Ltd. to appoint new managing
director for smooth functioning of the office. Organization claimed that the department
has been running without director since last many months.
Raga GHSS web site launched
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Govt. Hr Sec. School Raga has designed and launched the school
website www.ragahss.com yesterday.
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) deeply has mourned the sudden demise
of Neelam Para, mother of the Women Wing Secretary of the Society Neelam Rupa here
While conveying heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family, the society prayed for
eternal peace of departed soul and to give courage to her family.
‘Ancient shrines testimony to defy Chinese claims’
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: It apparently came as a “surprise pack” for leaders walking the
country’s corridors of political power to “prove false” the oft-repeated Chinese
claims on Arunachal Pradesh when one of the eminent personalities of the State prescribed
“Since Puranic shrines such as Parshuram Kund (in Lohit district), Malinithan (West
Siang) and Bhismaknagar (Lower Dibang Valley) of Arunachal Pradesh got mention in
the Indus Valley civilization, we can refute the Chinese claims on the territory
of our state, Arunachal Pradesh, from cultural point of view,” stated Sahitya Akademi
awardee Y D Thongchi, also Chief Information Commissioner of the State.
The State’s religious shrines today stand as “more political evidence rather than
historical evidence” to refute the Chinese claims when the neighbouring country was
claiming Arunachal Pradesh to be a part of their territory.
Stating that culture encompasses every aspect of human life, not just songs and dances
as perceived by commoners, Thongchi said, “Time has come to preserve, document the
State’s cultural heritage such archeological sites, languages, traditional handicrafts,
indigenous knowledge system, etc for posterity.
He was chairing the inaugural session of a seminar on ‘Cultural Heritage of Arunachal
Pradesh’, organized by the Directorate of Research, Deptt of Cultural Affairs at
the conference hall of JN State Museum here Thursday.
The chief guest of the occasion, Prof Tamo Mibang, the Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi
University, called upon the academicians, intellectuals to do research on local languages
in order to document the languages to preserve and promote the State’s rich cultural
While asserting that language was the vehicle of cultural preservation, Prof Mibang
said, “Research on cultural heritage will definitely lead to societal transformation
in the State.”
He said that scores of linguists are coming over to the state to do research on our
languages at a time when today’s generations are switching over to others’ languages.
While asserting that language was the vehicle of cultural preservation, Prof Mibang
said with conviction, “Research on cultural heritage will definitely lead to societal
transformation in the State.”
Earlier, the Director of Research Dr Tage Tada gave the keynote address at the seminar.
Dr Tada also gave an overview of the state’s cultural dimensions.
Prof A K Thakur from NEHU, Shillong, Prof Sarit Kumar Chowdhury from RGU, IPR Deputy
Director Obang Tayeng and S K Sharma, associate professor from DNGC, Itanagar were
the resource persons.
The day-long seminar was participated by a good number of anthropologists, sociologists,
philologists, archeologists and academicians from different institutions.
In all, 16 out of 23 papers submitted on different topics were presented during the
academic session of the seminar, according to Assistant Director, Research (Culture)
R N Koley, the coordinator of the seminar.
Earlier, Deputy Director (Research) Batem Pertin delivered the welcome address, while
Dr S K Ghosh, assistant curator of JN State Museum gave the vote of thanks.
Teachers booked under “no work no pay”
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Showing no leniency in its tough stand against absentee teachers,
the East Kameng district authority has booked as many as 27 teachers under “No Work
No Pay” rule and held up salary of another 25.
According to a release issued by East Kameng DDSE, 14 teachers have been booked under
SSA’s “No Work No Pay” rule in June and 13 in July for being found absent from duty.
“Salary of another 25 teachers has also been held up,” the release informed adding
that disciplinary action against few teachers of school located near Seppa town,
who were found absent during the checking, are also being initiated.
The DDSE informed that un-announced checking of schools in eight blocks of the district
is being carried out with BRC and CRC coordinators following instruction from the
Deputy Commissioner cum District Project Director, SSA and RMSA, District Mission,
East Kameng to ensure smooth functioning school and check teachers’ absenteeism.
Likabali minor rape victims await justice
While the whole world is rejoicing death penalty of the four accused involved in
the gang rape of a 23 year-old paramedic student in December last year, back home
the minor rape victims of Green Valley English Medium School, Likabali are still
awaiting justice for the ordeal that they had to suffer on the hands of their mentor.
On August 27 last, as many as rape and molestation of 14 minor girls came into light
when some of the victims managed to escape and report the matter to the nearby police
station. Later, the number increased to 19, including witnesses. They had been suffering
torture and humiliation in the hands of the hostel warden cum teacher, someone who
is supposed to shape their future for more than two years. The youngest of the victim
is as young as five and a half years old. The accused Vipin Viswan is now lodged
at Aalo P S.
As fast as the news spread, angry locals went into rampage and damaged the school
building as well as the two school vans used to carry school children. Likabali township
has been tense since with everyone having their bid of insecurities surrounding ‘what
“There are many older victims too, however, they are not speaking up fearing social
stigma,” shared Marge Karlo, general secretary of Likabali Welfare Society.
And as it happens with many rape incidents, some of the minor victims have been traumatized
to such an extent that they are suffering from mental breakdown.
“There are victims suffering from sleepwalking and also those who are inflicting
pain to themselves,” said Marge sharing the ordeal of the young battered souls.
Demanding capital punishment to the rapists, the aggrieved citizens of Likabali had
also demanded the state government for immediate arrangement of another school for
all the 400 students of the Green Valley Residential School, Likabali.
Vowing to fight till the accused is awarded with Capital Punishment for his heinous
crime and saying that the accused be tried under custody and not granted bail in
any case, Marge, however, expressed his disappointment over the government. He said,
“State government has disappointed us. They are yet to rehabilitate all the students.
And even when some of them have been rehabilitated, there is so much pressure on
them as the session is already in the midway. The government needs to understand
Going through the case file, many surprising facts come to forefront. Visvan used
to call each one of them during evening time offering chocolates and biscuits. And
even before the incident was revealed last month, the faculty had always known about
the conduct of the warden.
According to the interrogations done, Visvan’s intension was known last year when
one of the students saw him molesting his sister. However, the matter was shut and
tied up after Visvan was warned not to repeat again. After this particular incident,
he started calling minor girls only.
In his confession found in the case file, Visvan has admitted that he used to call
girls aged between 5-9 only because they would never reveal what was happening. And
the most shocking of all, he said, he did not rape anyone of them but only indulged
in touching and ‘being content with himself.’
West Siang DC M K Sahoo informed that the case has been charge sheeted and will be
tried in the court of Additional Session Judge, Basar.
While the state and perhaps the whole nation is still to come out with the shock
and is unnerved with the heinous crime that the man has inflicted upon the children
who probably will always have the episode to haunt throughout their lifetime and
the forlorn parents who will always think about how they could not protect their
children, perhaps trying the case on fast track court and rewarding life sentence
or the better death penalty would be the only solution to ensure that he pays for
his monstrous deeds.
Mock drill on earthquake draws huge crowd
Itanagar, Sept 26: The mock drill on earthquake conducted as part of the three days
Capacity Development Program by the Capital Complex District Administration in collaboration
with the department of Disaster Management was a huge success as it attracted a
huge crowd and help generate awareness amongst the different sections of the society.
A huge crowd gathered at all the 10 locations where mock exercises were demonstrated
by the team comprising of all the nodal officers and supervisors who were already
briefed and trained yesterday.
It was conducted to educate people so that they know what steps to follow during
earthquake. During the exercise, the team enacted an actual earthquake scenario along
with the police personnel and medical team who preformed their search and rescue
Later, in a small programme at Banquet Hall, each team presented their report along
with shortcomings if any they observed and also provided their suggestions to the
board consisting of Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goel, YW Ringu, Director, Disaster
Management, S Kuruvilla SP Capital, B.B Gadnayak NDMA, Brg.(Dr.) B.K Khanna NDMA,
Alok Nath Commandant NDRF. DIPRO
CM inspects project implementation in Sagalee
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki conducted on-the-spot visit of various
ongoing projects in his home constituency Sagalee today.
The chief minister accompanied by Industry Minister Tapang Taloh, Commissioner Tape
Bagra and Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu also inspected the proposed location
where Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway Oscar Fernandes will lay the
foundation stone of Trans Arunachal Highway Road Project on October 3, the newly
built helipad at Peel Putu and Steel Arch Bridge over river Pare at Sagalee.
The CM also visited Tanihappa, located 10 km from Sagalee town and marched on to
explore new locations for establishment of various establishments in near future.
The Chief Minister also divulged that a VKV school will be established at Tani Happa.
The newly created Sagalaee Electrical Division and one ITI institute exclusive for
girl, a first of it kind in the entire state will also be established at Tani Happa,
The Departmental CEs, Sagalee ADC, ZPM and hosts of department head of officer and
public leaders accompanied the Chief Minister.
National Himalayan Trekking Expedition
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Arunachal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Association (AMASA)
under the patronage of Government of Arunachal Pradesh and Indian Mountaineering
Foundation is organizing National Himalayan Trekking Expedition (NHTE 2013) in the
picturesque West Kameng and Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh from September 27
to October 12.
The main aims and objects of the expedition is to instill among the youths a sense
of adventure and awareness of environment, to encourage youth travel, foster friendly
relations between the urban and rural youths and to promote interstate contacts and
The trekkers will get an opportunity to have the close glimpse of Arunachal Himalayan
peaks like Kangto (7090 mts.), Nyegi Ksngsang ( 7050 mts. ) , Gorichen ( 6488 mts.),
Chomo ( 6000 mts).
The first group of trekkers comprising 12 members from West Bengal, Assam and Arunachal
Pradesh is being flagged off by Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt General (Retd) Nirbhay
Sharma at Buddha Stadium Bomdila on September 27 coinciding with World Tourism Day
AAPSU holds meet with HRSU on alleged rape and molestation case
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) team led by vice
president Likha Takar held a meeting with Harmoti Regional Students’ Union (HRSU)
of Assam yesterday in connection with the alleged rape and molestation of students
of St. Anthony Junior College of Harmuti, Assam.
During the course of the meeting, it was disclosed by the students that the Principal
of the said college had maintained illicit relationship with some students and threatened
them of dire consequences if the matter is disclosed, AAPSU informed in a release.
Later, the AAPSU team met the OC of Harmutty Police Station, Assam and inquired about
the incident. Quoting the OC, the AAPSU release informed that a case has been registered
against the accused principal Roy Das Melathil at Laluk Police Station, Assam Under
Section (case No. 168/2013), 420/354(A) 1(I)(II) of IPC after Harmuti Regional Students
Union (HRSU) lodged complaint against the Principal. The accused is currently lodged
in jail, the release informed.
Over 50 students from Arunachal Pradesh were studying in the college since last two
years. The college was reportedly being run without registration.
The meeting was attended among others by the parents of the innocent victims and
AAPSU appealed to the Lakhimpur administration for immediate investigate into matter
and deliver justice to the victims.
Meanwhile, AAPSU has appreciated the authorities of the Royal International School,
Papunallah and Global Academy, Naharlagun for accepting the request to accommodate
all the 50 students in their respective educational institutions to continue their
AAPSU cautioned the state government against such fake schools in Arunachal Pradesh
and alerted the parents and guardians to have proper knowledge about of the school
Namsai-Itanagar night service bus re-introduced
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: Much to the delight of people of Namsai, Lohit district, the State
Transport Services has re-introduced a night service from Namsai to cater to the
need of the public of the Eastern part of the State. The department also pressed
two new APST bus into night service from Itanagar to Shillong. This was informed
by the department during its meeting held on Wednesday here attended by Minister
State Transport and Co-operation Jarkar Gamlin and Secretary Transport Garima Gupta.
The meeting was held to review the overall performance and revenue achievement of
the Department. State Transport Services General Manager Abu Tayeng highlighted
the present state of affairs of the department.
While appreciating the achievement of the 1st quarter of the department, the general
manager further sought cooperation from the field officers and requested them to
work together with dedication to make the department vibrant and people friendly
service and so that it achieves the revenue target.
In his address Transport Minister Jarkar Gamlin, informed that the recent mass transfer
and posting of the departmental officers was necessitated for administrative reasons
and also to make the officers well acquainted with another district station. The
Minister advised the officers of the department to maintain strict financial discipline,
dedication, patience in providing public and essential and people welfare services
to the common masses.
Secretary Transport Garima Gupta also advised the officers to maintain close coordination
with the district Administration. She also asked the district officers to ensure
that the land under occupation of the department is properly demarcated and allotment
order to that effect obtained. Later she also inspected the newly purchased buses
along with Abu Tayeng, General Manager and senior officers of the department.
Few glaring examples of wastage of public money
PASIGHAT, Sept 25: The disgruntled people of Mebo sub-division in East Siang district,
who have been bearing brunt of Govt’s negligence, have raised question over the utilization
of fund meant for building construction granted under various heads.
The people of the area are the witness to a lot of projects that are either lying
incomplete or in the state of abandonment in the area.
“Many permanent structures, such as office buildings, market shed, guest house etc.
are lying unused or abandoned in Mebo area exposing the misuse of public money,”
Report from Mebo said that the Tourist Lodge and Police Out-Post buildings at Mebo
town have been left incomplete while the market shed covering a large area at the
heart of town is lying in abandon state.
Similarly, the Tourist Lodge at Bodak and Guest House at Mer village have been lying
unused for years and left to ruin. Besides many buildings, including the building
of sub-divisional library, X-ray building at Mebo Community Health Centre and others
are lying unused thanks to the defective policies of the state government.
Taking a pot shot elected leaders, the Mebo Block BJP has blamed their former representatives
for wastage of public money. The members of the party also criticized the alleged
in different attitude of the present MLA.
“Many projects started during the tenure of former MLA cum Minister Lombo Tayeng
are yet to see light of the day. Tayeng, who represented the area for several consecutive
terns, is still a ruling party bigwig. But, he is maintaining an escapist attitude.
The present MLA Ralom Borang too has miserably failed to address the problems faced
by the local people,” said Lenzing Pertin, a BJP leader of Mebo.
Pertin said that both MLA Borang and former MLA Tayeng, during October last year
had ceremonially pledged to shed political difference and work together for development
of their constituency. But, the people of Mebo have been witnessing a political rivalry
between the two, which is retarding the development process.
The party also criticized the leaders of Mebo Elite Society (MES) for maintaining
a stoic silence over the issues and becoming sycophants of the sitting MLA.
Ering visits Padu village, assures fund for medium irrigation project
PASIGHAT, Sept 26: Agriculture and Horticulture has huge potentials besides Hydro
power and tourism sectors in Arunachal Pradesh, said Union Minister of State for
Minority Affairs Ninnong Ering. While interacting with the villagers of Padu village,
he urged people to take up agri-horti sector in large scale.
The state has abundance of virgin fertile land which if properly exploited can bring
significant upliftment in economic terms. Suitable crops and fruits should be cultivated
according to the soil and climatic condition which will attract traders and tourist.
The coming of the Trans Arunachal Highway will help in easy transportation and marketing
said Ering. Ering also exhorted them to develop basic tourism amenities as tourists
from outside and within the country who are interested in eco tourism will pass
through the village.
Responding to the demands of the villagers and the public leaders, the Union minister
said that he will arrange fund for Medium Irrigation Project at Koleng area (Padu)
with intake from Seng Korong on priority. It is informed that this MIC will cover
the majority of the cultivable area of the village. He sanctioned Rs three lacs
for starting the works.
The existing link road to the Padu village will be damaged due to the construction
of Trans Highway. Hence, Ering assured fund for construction of a new link road.
Departmental seminar on unemployment
ITANAGAR, Sept 26: The Sociology Department of Don Bosco College, Jollang Wednesday
organized a seminar on the topic “Unemployment in Arunachal Pradesh.”
Participating in the seminar as resource person, Assistant Director of Labour and
Employment Department Dhiman Bhattacharjee highlighted the main causes of unemployment
and its remedy. According to him, ‘mobility factors’ and lack of industrialization
of the state have been the major causes of unemployment.
Principal of the college Fr. RK Guangdiat Nicholas sdb, commented that unless there
is a change in the mentality of the students no amount of educational facilities
will solve the problem of unemployment in Arunachal Pradesh. Students need to cultivate
sense of the dignity of labour and strive not only for government jobs but also for
self-employment, he opined.
During the seminar, all the participating students were divided into three groups.
The first group led by Jumi Ete and Binith Rajbongshi under the supervision of Sr.
Pennyrose Chinir dealt on the causes of unemployment. The second group led by Asaya
Umbrey and Geyi Potom under the supervision of Sr. Emilia Chopfohra dealt on the
impact of unemployment, and the third group led by Josum Karga and Karmar Rike under
the supervision of Janan Ko Tingwa dealt on the remedies of unemployment in Arunachal
A question-answer session was also held after presentation of the seminar papers
by the different groups.
Vice Principal Rev. Fr. Thomas Salew and the Asst. Professors of Sociology Department
Sr. Penny Rose Chinir, Sr. Emilia Chopfohra and Janan ko Tingwa were also participated
in the seminar.
Capacity Development Prog on disaster management for Eastern Arunachal
TEZU, Sept 26: The second day of the Capacity Development Programme (CDP) on Incidence
Response System (IRS), Table Top Exercise and Mock drill in preparation to Mw. 8.7
Shillong 1897: Earthquake scenario for Multi-state Mega Mock exercise of all the
districts of Eastern Arunachal at Tezu underwent successfully today.
Altogether 120 officers of Lohit, Anjaw, Tirap, Changlang, Longding, Roing and Anini
gathered at Amik Ringya Hall Tezu to attend three day CDP which started on 24th September
Major General (Retd.) V K Datta, Senior Specialist (CB&ME) NDMA, MHA, New Delhi explained
in length the IRS, Crisis Management in India, Disasters and Disaster Management
in India. He also gave a detail report on present status of disaster management in
India at National, State and District level.
He also gave a brief detail on the need of formation of National Disaster Response
Force (NDRF) and requested all the stakeholders at district level to give more importance
to disaster management.
He categorically told the house that the Disaster Management Plan of India depends
on the disaster Management Plan of its States and the DM Plan of Arunachal Pradesh
depends on the effectiveness of the Disaster Management plan of its districts. Therefore
the role of DDMA is very important and crucial, he said.
We were lagging behind in DM activities in our country, therefore he suggested all
the stakeholders to be a part of Disaster Management activities and co-operate with
each other to minimize the loss of life and property in days to come.
Rajeev Takuk, DC Lohit while addressing the dignitaries from National Disaster Management
Authority, New Delhi, National Disaster Response Force, Guwahati, SPs from Anjaw,
Anini and Tezu along with other officers from the district of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh
and HoDs of Lohit district, said, apart from yearly natural disasters the 1950 earthquake
was the major earth quake which made colossal damage not only in our state but it
also affected our neighbouring state of Assam and its adjoining areas. Arunachal
Pradesh was known as NEFA then, he informed.
Flood, fire accidents, landslides, bamboo flowering, minor earthquakes tremors, heavy
storm are some of disaster occurred every year in our state and awareness on disaster
management is the need of the hour, because it will help to instill the knowledge
of safety and safeguards during disaster.
He requested all the delegates from the districts to be attentive and disseminate
whatever information they learn from NDMA Experts and NDRF Team.
Ramesh Negi, Dy. Commandant, NDRF, Guwahati, explained the house regarding motto
of NDRF and its present strength and achievements apart from its role and responsibilities.
Power point presentations on conduct of Table Top Exercise and Incident Command System
by Major General (Retd) V.K. Datta; Disaster Response Plan of District Police by
Lohit District SP Tumme Amo; Medical Response of Lohit during disasters by Dr. J.
Ado; Role of Electrical Department during disasters; Vulnerability of Arunachal Pradesh
to various types of disasters by Dr. Sandeep Chakraborty of IGGC Tezu; Role of NGOs
in during disasters were the main highlights of the Second day.
Arunachal Pradesh fall under Zone-V which makes this place as most vulnerable to
Earthquake than any other part of the Country, therefore awareness programmes like
this one becomes very important to equip ourselves with all the technicalities of
pre-planning and pre-preparedness of any sudden disaster, said the Major General.
By stating that objective is to test the adequacy and efficacy of the Emergency Response
Plan during disaster of the Lohit district, he took stoke of all the manpower available
in the district (in terms of police, ITBP, CRPF etc personnel), the number of medical-its
facilities, communication, transport, electricity capacity, etc.
On the third day, a team of 30 NDRF personnel along with Government Higher Secondary
School, Tezu scouts and guides, and district police gave a mock drill and demonstration
on Earthquake in the DC Office Tezu, Market area and District Medical using DM equipments
for saving lives of both human and animal.
Major General Datta emphasized on civil-military liaison in every way possible and
said that during disaster district administration, district police, medical and army-paramilitary
including BRO has to engage themselves.
He appreciated the Lohit District Disaster Management Authority headed by Deputy
Commissioner Rajeev Takuk for organizing the programme as per the requirements of
Lohit district Deputy Commissioner Shri. Takuk expressing his satisfaction over the
conduct of this programme informed the house present that even though fund is yet
to be received from the Government, the District Administration has managed to conduct
a huge programme like this and that too in a successful way.
Lauding the efforts of all the NDMA members he said that the exercises, interaction
and knowledge the NDMA has provided will always be useful in many ways. But presence
of mind of a person to act in a disaster in a given situation is also very important,
The programme ended with suggestions and feedbacks from the members present followed
by valedictory function and giving away of certificates to the participants by Retd.
Major General Datta. DIPRO
RKM loses one of its best teachers in road accident
AALO, Sept. 26: One of the best teachers of Rama Krishna Mission School Aalo who
earned reputation and respect by dint of his dedicated service P K Roy (junior) is
no more as he breathed his last after sustaining grievous injuries in a road accident
at District Hospital Aalo on Sept 24 last. The tragic road accident occurred near
the school when the scooty in which he was travelling with his own student came in
direct collision with the Saint Mary School bus. The effort of the school authority
and well wishers to save his precious life went in vain as he succumbed to injuries
after battling for life for three hours only.
With his demise, a big vacuum has been created to take the mantle of teaching Chemistry
and Mathematics at Secondary level and replacement to a teacher of his calibre with
thirty years of experience will surely be hard to come by.
Grown and shown the way by his elder brother, Senior P.K. Roy, who can be rated as
one of the best teachers in the country had curved a niche for himself in the field
of teaching profession by bagging “Best Teacher Award” for many a time.
It is ironical that his funeral had to be performed at his place of service away
from his from his Kolkata hometown under compelling circumstances.
Late P.K. Roy (junior) lost his fate while serving here but did not loss the faith
of people whom he served as Swamijis, Maharajjis, teachers, Alumni of the school,
students, parents of the students and well wishers congregated at large to give support
in the hour of need, console the bereaved family members and give tearful adieu to
the departed soul. He is survived by his mother, wife, one daughter and brother.
DLMC meeting reviews schemes implementation
ROING, Sept 26: The 23rd Review Meeting of District Level Monitoring Committee was
held in the office chamber of the Deputy Commissioner, Roing yesterday. In the meeting,
physical and financial progress of various centrally sponsored schemes under ACA,
SPA, PM Package, NEC, NLCPR, RIDF, BADP etc were reviewed. Various HoDs of executing
agencies submitted and presented progress report of the ongoing schemes to the Deputy
Shiv Kumar, Deputy Commissioner while chairing over the meeting has called upon the
Heads of Executing Agencies to study and ensure feasibility of the scheme before
submission of DPR as some schemes are reported to be non-feasible during mid-way
of implementation which is a wastage of public money and resources.
The major ongoing schemes in the district are Shantipur to Meka road (19.50KM) along
NH-37 under SARDP-NE reported to be completed. Jia Tinali on Shantipur-Meka Road
to Bizari (19.80km) via Idili under NLCPR Scheme up to 4.2 km carpeting almost complete.
Extension, maintenance and carpeting of Roing township road (60 km) is under progress.
Construction of 1 No. 250 MT PDS Godown at Roing by RWD department is under progress
(92% works completed). Creation of Nursery Facilities for development of quality
planting materials in different Horticulture Zones in Arunachal Pradesh at Govt.
Citrus Nursery at Balek is in progress. Construction of one Type-IV residential
building at Roing under the Department of Economics and Statistics is in progress.
Under one time Special Plan Assistant (SPA), system improvement & modification of
electrical networks including infrastructure addition in Roing-Koronu Circle during
2012-13 completed. Construction of 33 KV Power line from Mebo to Dambuk for evacuation
of Central Power Sector under NLCPR is in progress (10% completed). Renovation and
modernization of Deopani Hydel Phase-II (3x250 KW) completed. Zilla Parishad Members
also commented their views and suggestions in the meeting.
After the completion, DLMC member headed by Sandeep Kumar Singh, Assistant Commissioner
inspected Shantipur – Meka road along NH-37 and Jia Tinali to Bizari road up to
4.2 KM Point.
During inspection, Assistant Commissioner asked the AE Highway of the Executing Agency
to clear the jungles on both sides of the highway within the month of October for
proper visibility of the surface drainage. He also said that thickness and quality
of the road will be tested properly with the road testing kits. He also asked to
erect CC Slab in culvert areas and also to erect balance pillars in areas where church,
temple, schools and market areas in village as per the specifications mentioned in
the DPR. He also directed them to put proper sign boards along the road side.
Sipi Elapra, Zilla Chairpersons, Mama Miso, Miti Libang, Sipa Miuli and Kaling Pertin
ZPMs besides M Dirchi, DPO and Heads of executing agencies accompanied during the
---- Readers Forum ----
Ruksin-Mikong-Mirem in deplorable condition
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to draw kind attention of
the concern authority regarding stagnancy in the development of road linkage. Being
a responsible citizen it is part and parcel of my moral duty to raise the voice,
highlight the problems and claim right for the inhabitants on their behalf. In this
context I would focus particularly on Ruksin-Mikong-Mirem (RMM) road situated in
37 assembly constituency under East Siang district. The concern road forms the life
line of people and solitary connecting panel to rest of state. However this connection
has been in deplorable condition since last two decades and remained a trivial issue
for the authority concern. Indeed this connection has became fish fond and there
is hardly any vehicle seen plying on this road. Surprisingly in this scientific era
of Airways, Railways, Highways, superhighways and so on we are unfortunate enough
that we merely see black coated road in our habitat. Taking into consideration deteriorating
road condition there is a very big (Question mark) on our economic growth and even
on our survival. There is no possibility of being geared-up with the process of nation
building and it will be a big black spot on the face of nation.
It is demand of the hour and people to the authority concern to look into this matter
seriously and take solid and positive step with immediate effect in this regards
as to erase this problem.
Declare result before criticism pours in
through your esteemed daily, I want to remind department of PWD to declare the result
of written exam of clerk. The PWD department had conducted the exam five months back
but there is no information about the result. All the candidates are eagerly waiting
for their result to be declared. Whether pass or fail, the candidates are ready to
accept the outcome of the result but it should be declared first. By delaying declaration
of result, PWD department is compelling the candidates to write against them in the
In order to avoid any more criticisms from the candidates and their parents, the
PWD department should instruct the evaluators of papers to devote more time in evaluating
papers so that the result can be declared as soon as possible.
The clarification made by Chief Minister of Arunachal during the Assembly session
has left me little bit confused. On one side it’s told that 'no outsider but only
the locals of identified blocks are entitled to avail the scheme' and it will not
encourage conversion. On the other hand, it’s being told that MsDP is meant for common
developments like roads, bridges, hospitals etc. benefitting the entire population
of a particular area.
I fail to apprehend how to identify the locals and the outsiders for usage of the
community properties like roads, bridges; hospitals etc. and deprive the so called
outsiders from the community goods.
Buts, it’s also learnt that above six thousand, may be even more till date, beneficiaries
have already been selected, allotting the funds under Indira Awas Yojna and other
Hence, I am of the opinion that there ought to be more debate and contemplation on
the issue of "Minority Scheme" before implementing it blindly in our State.
Let ADM continue his good work
Talo Potom, ADM/CEO is one of the main corner stone’s of the Capital Administration.
The news item which appeared in your daily on 24th September 2013 is likely to demoralize
the other administrative machineries in its endeavor by the Capital Administration
in protecting government land and properties at large.
So per my personal logic is concern, if a quack gives life to a dying patient why
should one go on verifying his professional certificates on the scene itself? In
the same manner if an officer from engineering background prove his mettle as a successful
magistrate I feel we all should appreciate him and his noble works.
Talo Potom may be a terror for the land encroachers but many sees him as a Messiah
for the twin capital town atleast in the present state of affairs. He should be allowed
to continue in his present assignment till the mission is completed.
Retrospection is necessary to march forward with clear vision particularly for development
of a strategically important state like Arunachal Pradesh and its people. During
retrospection, we should also keep in mind that our aim is to rectify past mistake
if any and march forward with determination and devotion not as a competitor but
to set an example for other states to follow.
It is a good omen that the recently concluded Assembly session finds some space for
retrospection. While participating in debate and discussion, Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki acknowledged some past mistakes while taking policy decision in certain important
It is said that when a nation or leader finds some time for retrospection, it indicates
beginning of a new era of development and Tuki’s such revelation about loopholes
and lacunae in policy decision indicates his strong determination not only to accelerate
development process but also to bring in visible results. It seems the chief minister
was determined to bring in visible results in infrastructure development like road
renovation/construction, at least in Capital Complex and to find a lasting solution
to Govt land encroachment.
This Assembly session also witnessed important resolution pleading the Centre for
Constitutional protection on tribal rights. Land encroachment issue, wages of labourers,
power problems all over the state, reported Chinese incursion are some other issues
which dominate the Assembly session.
And the most important thing is that the members of the House maintained democratic
spirit while participating in debate and discussion. It seems the honourable members
are really serious to see the real development in nook and corner of the state.