ITANAGAR, Feb 7: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006
Workshop on taxation
SEPPA, Feb 7: A one-day workshop on taxation with the objective of clarifying taxation
policies and streamlining revenue generation was held at Kameng Hall here today.
The workshop chaired by Takam Nicholas, CO and in-charge Superintendent (Tax and
Excise) focused on tax deduction at source (TDS) in supply and contract works awarded
by various departments and underlined the necessity of correct practices. Particular
emphasis was laid on the registration of departments through Tax Deduction Account
Number (TAN), award of work only to firms registered under Arunachal Pradesh Goods
Tax Act (APGT), levying correct tax based on nature of work/item of supply and efficient
Discussions among the participants yielded insights on various rules and practices
to be followed and raised expectations of improved revenue generation in the district.
The workshop was attended by over 30 HoDs and finance and account officers of the
APPDSU demands eviction drive against DRF encroachers
ITANAGAR, Feb 7: The All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) has called on
the department of Environment and Forest to immediately issue an official direction
to the DFO, Banderdewa to urgently carry out eviction drive against the illegal encroachment
done by the public over the forest land under the Durpang Reserved Forest (DRF) which
adjoins the NH-52 A from Banderdewa Police Entry Check Post to Itanagar.
In a letter written to PCCF, the union said, “The successive DFO, Banderdewa has
become a mere spectator to the illegal occupation done by the public over the reserved
forest land & felling of trees along the said NH-52 A which falls under the DRF.
If such attitude of the officer concern remains the same than it will further encourage
the public to resort to carry all sorts of illegal activities and occupation of reserved
Further APPDSU has given seven days ultimatum to department to issue official direction
to the concern DFO to immediately initiate action against the encroachers and book
them under the appropriate law/forest act or the union will be compelled to initiate
further course of action.
NWS condemns attack on officer
ITANAGAR, Feb 7: The Nino Welfare Society (NWS) has condemned the attack on Govt
officer at Pasighat recently. While endorsing the demand of the East Siang District
Unit of Arunachal Pradesh Civil Officers Association for exemplary punishment to
the accused, the NWS said that crime committed by the accused should not be treated
lightly as recurrence of such incidents would lower the morale of government officials/staff
serving in East Siang and the state as a whole.
Ensure zero shade in vehicles: DC
PASIGHAT, Feb 7: East Siang Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra ordered DTO and Pasighat
police to ensure zero shade in vehicles issuing a directive to check the tinted films
and glasses that hinder the vision.
Intensifying its drive against tinted films in vehicles, the district administration
with help of police removed tints on car windows from more than 200 vehicles today.
The drive also targets illegal parking and other traffic offences like riding two
wheelers without helmets, people flouting signals and breaking other traffic rules.
“We have targeted vehicles parked in no-parking zone that chokes the town road network
and results in frequent traffic jams,” said DTO Chakpa Wangsu. DIPRO
RGU post-graduate results out
ITANAGAR, Feb 7: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) has announced the results of Semester
Examination 2012 of Postgraduate courses in Commerce (I&III), MBA (I&III), Physics
(I&III), Zoology (I&III) and PGDHMT (I). The results can be seen at respective departments
and university website (www. rgu.ac.in), according to RGU notification.
KVK team inspects Pea and Toria fields
ITANAGAR, Feb 7: A team from KVK, Basar comprising subject matter specialists in
various departments and technical officer today inspected the farmers’ fields at
Lipu Namchi, Ichi Chiku, Sadi and Sago villages to monitor Pea and Toria crops covered
under demonstrations and FLD programmes under ATMA West Siang.
The team discussed with the farmers on different aspects of crop production and protection,
importance of improved varieties other than indigenous germplasms for higher production
as well as water and nutrient management in soil.
The team found the fields of Jumdo Riram and Moyum Riram quite satisfactory and encouraged
them to follow the technologies transferred by the KVK for each and every crop to
get higher production.
Further, the team witnessed the poultry birds (Vanaraja) provided under TSP Programme
of ICAR. The farmers were satisfied with the technical support and other activities
of the KVK West Siang and ICAR, Basar.
The team encouraged them to work hard by adopting the right technology to get maximum
yield from their crops.
KYO reiterates demand
ITANAGAR, Feb 7: The Kameng Youth Organization (KYO) today reiterated its demand
for immediate action against the then Executive Engineer and Assistant Engineer PWD
and others under Kalaktang Division and the construction agency alleging them of
misuse of fund under special plan assistance amounting Rs 300 lacs which was meant
for the construction of culture centre at Chillipum in West Kameng. In its FIR lodged
with Kalaktang police station, KYO claimed that the amount was withdrawn with false
work completion reports. ‘As per their records, the allocated works had been completed
during month of March 2012, whereas the culture centre at Chillipum was completed
in 2008-09 with donation contributed by public and NGO, the KYO claimed in its
Demand for enhancement of grade pay
ITANAGAR, Feb 7: Lohit district unit of the All Arunachal Pradesh LDC/Store Keeper
Association (AAPLDCSKA), in a release claimed that the Chief Minister has assured
to look into the Association’s demand for enhancement of grade pay of lower division
clerk/store keepers. The appeal/demand was made to the chief minister by the association
during the former’s recent visit to Tezu on the occasion of Reh festival, the district
unit of AAPLDCSKA informed in a release.
SERI team visits Gyan Mission Orphanage
ITANAGAR, Feb 7: New Delhi based School for Education and Research Innovation (SERI)
team headed by its Managing Director Seydudin today visited the Gyan Mission Orphanage,
Chimpu and interacted with the kids.
During the interaction, SERI officials, encouraged the students to focus on study
and also advised them to be a valuable asset for society and the nation as a whole.
While donating some amount to the orphanage, the Managing Director promised the Gyan
Mission Orphanage to provide every possible help from their side in future. He also
had lunch with the kids.
Meanwhile, Chairperson of Gyan Mission Orphanage Yasi Byaling Nalo, expressed her
gratitude to the visiting guests from Delhi to the orphanage and thanked them for
their kind gesture for the kids.
Upper Subansiri Bar Association conference held
DAPORIJO, Feb 7: The 2nd general conference cum election of Bar Association of Uppers
Subansiri Distritict was convened. Various issue pertaining to law and order and
legal assistance needed for the poor people were discussed during the conference.
The Bar Association, in a memorandum to Upper Subansiri Deputy Commisioner, appealed
to provide a separate room for the establishment of Bar office and library within
the court building so that the poor litigants can be provided legal assistance.
In view to prevent misuse of law, the meeting appealed for filing bail application
through Advocate only as per the procedure prescribed under the Cr.PC by seeking
the CDs of I/Os.
The memorandum further urged for deputation of trial magistrate as many cases are
lying pending in the court for want of independent trial magistrate.
All the fresh and senior advocates from Upper Subansiri district attended the conference.
Strictly adhere to transfer policy: NCP
ITANAGAR, Feb 7: Expressing grave concern over the frequent ‘interference of politicians’
in matter of transfer and posting of Govt employees, particularly the APCS and technical
line officials Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Arunachal Pradesh has urged the
state Govt to follow the guidelines regarding transfer and posting of Govt staff
for effective governance. The Govt should strictly adhere to its already laid down
policy guidelines issued vide circular No PERS-35/98(Pt) Dated June 2, 1998 which
was later slightly modified in December 2008, the NCP state unit said. While referring
to the ensuing Panchayat election, the NCP state unit president Kahfa Bengia said
“Govt must ensure that the concerned district heads of the department and other officials
of respective district discharging PR related duties should be posted out of the
district in order to ensure free and fair panchayat election.”
207 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
MLAs are not authorized to use red-light flasher
ITANAGAR, Feb 7: There have been numerous reports of vehicles belonging to VIP being
misused in the state. Very recently a former home minister of Arunachal had alleged
that VIP vehicles with red beacon are being used for transportation of underground
elements. The streets of capital are filled with VIP vehicles and often these vehicles
moves around with red light flasher.
On several occasion it’s being noticed that family members of VIP travels with red
light flasher in violation of the laid down norms. Also if one goes by rule book,
most of VIPs including MLAs, parliamentary secretaries, chairman, vice-chairman and
secretaries of various government departments are not authorized to use vehicles
with red light flasher. The government of Arunachal Pradesh, department of transport
in a notification dated Itanagar, 14th June, 2004 passed an order clearly specifying
which kind of official vehicles is permitted to use various types of lights on duty.
As per notification, red light with flasher at the top front of official vehicles
can be used by Governor, Chief Minister, deputy chief minister, chief justice Guwahati
high court, speaker of legislative assembly, cabinet ministers of state, governors
of other states and chief ministers of other states. Red Light without flasher on
the top front of the official vehicle carrying high dignitaries can be used by deputy
chairman (State planning board), leader of opposition, judge of high court, deputy
speaker of the legislative assembly, minister of state, deputy ministers of the state,
chief secretary of the state, chief electoral officer, chairman (APPSC), divisional
commissioner, deputy commissioner of district (within their respective jurisdiction),
director general of police, inspector general of police, superintendent of police
districts (within their respective jurisdiction), cabinet ministers of other states,
speakers and deputy speakers of other states, chief secretary of other states and
chairman (state human rights commission). Red light with flasher at the top front
of vehicle can also be used by police pilot/escort vehicles, police patrol vehicles,
transport department inspection/enforcement vehicles, tax and excise department inspection/enforcement
vehicles and forest department inspection/enforcement vehicles. The blue light with
flasher on the front top of the vehicle can be used for ambulance, fire service vehicles,
and vehicles carrying search and rescue teams.
However the above mentioned rule is not being followed at the time of need and most
of the VIPs are using vehicles with red light flasher. Therefore majority of present
VIPs are clearly violating the government rules and they can be booked under various
provision of motor vehicle act for such kind of criminal act. But the big question
is does our state government have gut to implement above notification in true sense?
Nokpa appeals people not to discriminate persons with HIV
MMC on HIV reaches Daporijo
ITANAGAR, Feb 7: Yumrin Nokpa, Generel Secretary of Arunachal Network of Positive
People ArNP+ has appealed the people of the state to “hate the virus, not the person
living with virus”.
Attending the Multimedia Campaign on HIV/AIDS under the theme, “Live Another Day,
Journey Against AIDS” at Daporijo as Positive Speaker, Nokpa today said that there
should not be any discrimination against the person with HIV adding that his ‘Positive
Status’ does not pose any harm to anyone. “No one would willingly become HIV positive,
it is contacted because of ignorance or indiscipline life we live in” he said. He
appealed the youth to lead a disciplined life, as they are at the risk because of
ignorance and tendency to experiment on anything.
Tashor Pali, Dy. Director (IEC), who is leading the MMC team in various districts
of Arunachal Pradesh said that the MMC this time aims at creating an enabling environment
for people living with HIV so that they can come forward voluntarily to declare their
HIV status and thus contribute in the HIV control and prevention. In a meeting
conducted in the Vivekandanda Public School, Daporijo, he also highlighted the various
routes of HIV transmission and asked students not to discriminate or stigmatise people
living HIV just because they carrying the virus.
Sushil Nalo, Chairman of VPS, Daporijo, said that education on HIV is very important
at young age in order to prevent further spread of disease.
Dr. Geyi, DRCHO, Daporijo, who attended as resource person of the programme highlighted
the importance of ‘iron’ for healthy growth of Children. Speaking on Adolescence
Reproduction and Sexual Health, Dr Geyi stressed on the importance of health awareness
in order to keep ourselves healthy. Dr. Geyi also said the under “Solid Bano India
Campaign” launched by the Govt. of India, every child between aged 10 to 19 shall
be given one blue pill of folic acid once in a week to keep up the healthy growth
of children. NRHM under convergence activities is supporting the APSACS MMC this
time to promote its “Solid Bano India” Campaign, according to an official release.
Fire guts 5 houses in Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Feb 7: Five kutcha houses at Mirku (Diking), Pasighat were reduced to ashes
in a massive fire that broke out at about 12.20 PM today.
The houses gutted in the fire belonged to Rabi Dorjee, Basu Chetry Ratna Bdr. Chetry,
Babu Chetry and Durga Chetry who were residing in the land of one Ogam Moyong of
Sub-Fire Officer Pema Phuntso, on being received information of the incident, reportedly
reached the spot immediately with fire brigade to douse the blaze. But it could not
East Siang DC R K Mishra instructed the DDMO Ganden Tsomu and Circle Officer JM Tayeng
to take stoke of the situation and asses the extent of loss.
Expressing concern over frequent fire accident, Mishra asked all to take necessary
precautions and be careful while handling fire to prevent such incident. He granted
Rs 10,000 to all the fire victims as immediate relief from District Disaster Management
fund. He informed that police investigation is on to ascertain the actual cause of
the fire. DIPRO
NHPC donates blood testing kits and semi auto analyser to Anini District Hospital
ROING, Feb 07: The NHPC Ltd under its plan for Local Area Development (LAD) handed
over a Semi Auto Analyser for complete blood tests along with reagents and complete
accessories and diagnostic kits of Hepatitis B & C for use in the District Hospital,
Anini on Wednesday.
A simple ceremony was held in the office of General Manager, Dibang Multipurpose
Project (DMP) VK Rattan where the medical device was received by Dr Muchu Mihu, Medical
The occasion was attended by the executive members of All Idu Mishmi Students Union
(AIMSU), including vice president Andasi Mega, general secretary Rezina Mihu and
other NHPC officials.
Speaking during the handing over ceremony, Rattan detailed the various steps taken
up by NHPC for benefit of the local residents under CSR and said the medical kit
was donated considering the acute shortages of essential medical equipments in Anini.
He further said that with start of construction of Dibang project, more developmental
activities will be undertaken. The Corporation plans to spend Rs 45 Crore under social
development plan with Rs 30 lacs earmarked to be spent on up gradation of ITI Roing.
Another Rs 53 Crores is to be spent for creating basic amenities in the resettlement
colony and Rs 22.98 Crores on R&R benefits apart from Rs 213.69 Crores to be spent
for land compensation, Rattan added.
Further, every year Rs 10-16 lacs will be spent for local area development, he said
and called upon all concerned to join hands with NHPC and put their efforts to expedite
early clearance of the project so that construction work gets started soon.
APPDSU opposes creation of Capital district
ITANAGAR, Feb 7: The All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) in its two
recent meeting held in the last week of January and
1stweak of February decided to oppose the state cabinet decision for creation of
new Pachin/Capital District and at the same time condemned the said cabinet decision
which ‘has hurt sentiment of the indigenous people of the district’.
The union did not find any logic for creation of capital district by the state govt.
“It is very shocking that to fulfill personal political desires in long run some
state politician wants the bifurcation of Papum Pare district which we the students
community of the district will never comprise to such ill intention of the corrupt
MLAs/Ministers of the state,” APPDSU stated in a release. Further they added, “Last
year two cabinet decisions surprised people of state when the decision was passed
for regularization of the encroach govt. land and slum area bill which the public
of the state has failed to understand till that about what sort of benefits they
are going to get in long run out of it. The cabinet decision to regularize the govt.
land itself was in violation of the central and state Govts’ Public Premises Act
while Slum Area bill is a mockery in a state like Arunachal Pradesh.”
The responsible elected representative of the state should not pass such decision
in cabinet which the citizen themselves are not aware of merits & demerits of it.
Infact, development which is forcefully implemented is not a development rather its
consequences invite destruction of the healthy society, APPDSU continued.
The cabinet decision for the creation of Pachin/Capital district was taken without
the public consent of Papum Pare district. With some hidden agenda and malafide intention
the elected peoples’ representatives of the state has step forwarded to play divide
and rule policy. Further APPDSU demanded the state govt. to immediately reconsider
the recent cabinet decision taken for the creation of Pachin/Capital district and
threatened to launch series of democratic movement if decision is not recalled within
next 14 days.
Consultative meet opposes inclusion of Adi village in Lower Siang
RUKSIN, Feb 7: People from various organizations in East Siang district today assembled
in a “consultative meeting” convened by Adi Student Union (AdiSU) at Depi village
under Nari circle to discuss on “Boundary demarcation” of the proposed Lower Siang
The meeting chaired by AdiSU president Sokun Siboh was attended by the representatives
of Adi Bane Kebang(ABK), Ramle Bango Adi People’s Forum (RBAPF) besides Gaon Burahs,
PRI leaders and villagers of Ruksin and Nari circles, who have expressed their solidarity
to oppose inclusion of five Adi villages, namely Depi, Depi-Moli, Detak, Sido and
Korang (affected villages) of Nari Koyu constituency in the new district.
The speakers in the meeting have reiterated their demand to exclude the five Adi
villages under Nari Koyu assembly constituency in the new district and asserted that
forceful inclusion of these villages may invite terrible situation in the future.
According to the villagers, they are availing all smooth services from East Siang
administration and therefore are unwilling to go to other district.
Head Gaon Burah of Depi village Tapur Tali vowed that their villagers would never
go to the new district under any circumstance. Another Gaon Burah of the village
Onang Eko said the people have repeatedly placed their demand before the government
which is still unheard. He criticized the role of their MLA Tako Dabii alleging his
inaction to raise the people’s grievances before the state government.
The gaon burahs and PRI leaders of the affected villages, in their address alleged
that the authority is going to include the Adi villages of Nari-Koyu without taking
consent of the local people. Stating that the government is suppressing people’s
sentiment, the leaders of the area have threatened to launch democratic movement
like poll boycott in the forthcoming elections.
President of RBAPF Tamat Gamoh said that they are not opposing creation of Lower
Siang district but are opposing inclusion of Adi villages of Nari-Koyu constituency.
Traditional boundary of the Adis is extended upto Simen Korong in East Siang district.
Therefore, fragmentation of Adi people would never be allowed, who are living together
Addressing the villagers, the secretary of Pasighat unit of Adi Bane Kebang Tabung
Ering lamented that the Kebang, in spite of repeated move and pleas to the High Power
Committee (HPC) in support of their demand, it did not listen to our demand. He demanded
the HPC to conduct hearing on creation of Lower Siang district at Depi village to
avoid further complicacy.
In the meeting, public leader from Ruksin Tamat Saroh, Pasighat block ABK president
Talu Dai, Ngorlung Head Gaon Burah Rende Panyang, Debing HGB Yon Yomso and executives
of AdiSU and other student leaders have also spoke and expressed their solidarity
over the ongoing movement against forceful inclusion of Adi villages in Lower Siang.
The meeting unanimously adopted resolutions to constitute a “Coordination Committee”
for taking up the matter with the state government. It also resolved to conduct rally
at Pasighat and in Itanagar and to boycott poll in the next elections if their demand
Arrest attackers on DNGCSU GS
ITANAGAR, Feb 7: The Students’ Union of Dera Natung Govt College, (DNGCI) has urged
the authorities concerned to nab the attackers on DNGCSU general secretary before
February 10 and give exemplary punishment to the accused. It demanded the authorities
to install CCTV camera at strategic point of college for safety and security. The
Union further threatened to call 12 hours capital bandh if the authorities fail to
nab the culprits within the given time.
Arunachal Pradesh College Teachers’ Association, Dera Natung Government College Itanagar
unit condemned the physical assault on DNGC students union General Secretary on February
The APCTA unit appealed to the administration to bring the culprits to book immediately
and initiate stern actions against them.
The All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) also condemned the brutal attack
on General Secretary, DNGC, Itanagar and at the same demands for immediate arrest
of all culprit involve in it.
The Galo Students’ Union, DNGC unit Itanagar also condemned the attack on student
leader. The unit appealed to the concerned authority to take immediate action against
the culprits involved in the attack.
While condemning the attack on DNGCSU GS the Kurung Kumey Collegians Co-ordination
Committee (KKCCC) and All Palin Chambang Yangte, Gangte and Tarak-Langdi Students
Union have urged the police to nab the culprits at early as possible.
Govt. land encroachers evicted from Daporijo Airfield area
DAPORIJO, Feb 7: Upper Subansiri district administration with help of police conducted
a drive to evict illegal land encroachers at Airfield area, near New Market Daporijo
Many houses and fencing erected illegally in government land by the encroachers have
been evicted during the day-long drive and notice served to them not to repeat the
same in future.
It was found that, most of the houses and fencing were erected in the Airfield by
crossing the canal made for the movement of waste water which also serves as boundary
of the Airfield.
Most of the dwellers were rearing pigs in the area by constructing pig shed. However,
some pigs found wandering in the Airfield making the area dirty and unhygienic.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Tahang Taggu, Dy. Director. DUDA H. Welley and Magistrate
Sode Potum inspected the daily bazaar under renovation and surveyed the area for
upgrading the daily bazaar for comfortable movement of commuters and vendors. They
also discussed regarding the construction of parking area in the daily bazaar and
asked the vegetable vendors and other public to keep the area clean.
However, the DC inspected the bamboo selling area and asked the bamboo sellers to
shift their bamboos from airfield to the notified location. Failing to comply with
the order to shift within given period would lead to seizure of bamboos, the DC cautioned.
The drive will continue till the encroachments are removed from the area, the DC
said and appealed to the denizens of the township to cooperate with the govt. in
its endeavor to make Daporijo a planned, neat and clean town.
Centre clears road connectivity projects in Arunachal Pradesh
NEW DELHI, Feb 7: The ambitious rural road scheme received a boost today with the
government clearing projects worth an estimated Rs 38,500 crore to connect left out
habitations including those in 82 Naxal-affected districts and areas of Arunachal
Pradesh bordering China.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Sigh, gave "in principle" approval
for connecting all habitations with a population of 100 tribals and above in 82 Naxal-hit
districts with all-weather roads under the Centre's flagship programme PMGSY.
In case of multi-connectivity at the block level, identified by the Union Home Ministry,
it is not compulsory that tar-paved roads should be constructed in such areas where
Maoists target metalled roads used by security forces.
"What we are saying now is you can have four roads, but one of them will be a blacktop
road," Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh told reporters here.
He said the government has given "in principle" approval for covering unconnected
habitations with population of 100 persons and above (as per the 2001 census) in
the Left Wing Extremism-affected blocks (identified in consultations with the Home
The approval has been given with a limited provision to complete missing links, "to
form closed loops from through routes of the core network at an estimated cost of
Rs 8,000 crore (at 2012-13 prices)," he said.
At present, the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), envisages connecting all
habitations with a population of 250 persons and above in tribal areas in Naxal-affected
The Cabinet also gave nod to connect unconnected small villages with population below
250 in strategically important districts of Arunachal Pradesh bordering China with
all- weather roads.
An amount of Rs 1200 crore is expected to be cost for providing new connectivity
to the habitations in the border districts of Arunachal Pradesh, Ramesh said.
Out of the state's 17 districts, 10 districts are bordering China and Myanmar and
the small habitations in these districts will be major beneficiaries. PTI
Youths are the future of tomorrow: Sonam
ITANAGAR, Feb 7: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Others Construction Workers’ Welfare
Board (APB&OCWWB) Chairman Jalley Sonam has exhorted the youths to work hard for
the greater interest of society.
“Hard work and discipline are very important to promote any organization”, Sonam
said while speaking at the closing ceremony of the first ever inter-Panchayat youth
convention on February 4 organized by All Nyapin, Sangram, Phassang Youth Welfare
Association (ANSPYWA) at Nyapin.
“Always help the poor and needy people because the blessings we get from them is
very effective for us in future”, he said while adding that as human being we must
think for the welfare of downtrodden and needy people.
Stressing the importance of games and sports, he said regular practice is very necessary
to excel in any sports discipline. He distributed prizes among the participants of
the sports competition.
The five-day long programme was marked with various kinds of games and sports and
Four years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the world economy remains
fragile and growth in high-income countries is weak. Developing countries need to
focus on raising the growth potential of their economies, while strengthening buffers
to deal with risks from the Euro Area and fiscal policy in the United States, says
the World Bank in the newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report.
Last year developing countries recorded among their slowest economic growth rates
of the past decade, partly because of the heightened Euro Area uncertainty in May
and June of 2012. Since then, financial market conditions have improved dramatically.
International capital flows to developing countries, which fell 30 percent in the
second quarter of 2012, have recovered and bond spreads have declined to below their
long-term average levels of around 282 basis points.
Developing-country stock markets are up 12.6 per cent since June, while equity markets
in high-income countries are up by 10.7 per cent. However, the real-side of the economy
has responded modestly. Output in developing countries has accelerated, but is being
held back by weak investment and industrial activity in advanced economies.
Although fiscal sustainability in most developing countries is not an issue, government
deficits and debt are much higher today than in 2007.
To assure resilience to downside risks, developing countries need to gradually rebuild
depleted fiscal and monetary buffers, and improve social safety nets and food security,
said the report.
Waiting for regularization of my service
Through your daily I would like to share my experience. I am one of the bonafide
residents of Muri village under Puchi-Geko circle of Upper Subansiri District. On
1st January ‘1988, I joined as casual labour under the then Rural work departments
which was bifurcated into 3 (three) department viz irrigation and flood control department,
PHED and RWD. In the process, I was placed under I & FCD which was later again renamed
as water resource department (WRD) as its present name.
Since, from the date of my appointment as casual labour, I have been serving the
department with dedication and sincerity starting from un-skilled to skilled basis
with a hope of getting better jobs avenues in due course of time, like regularization
of service on WC (work charge) Majdoor on officiating and temporary basis and other
But, I am very sorry to inform you that due to lackadaisical attitude of WRD I am
still in casual cadre and not getting any chance for regularization of my service
though persons far juniors to me had already availed the benefit of regular service.
Till date, I have spent 25 years of my valuable life for the cause of the department,
with the hope of getting regular service one day. All the codal formalities had been
maintained by me, like I had obtained the experience / character certificate from
my employer i.e. Executive Engineer, WRD Daporijo Division and Assistant Engineer,
Daporijo Sub-Division who had mentioned that my performance is outstanding. Besides
this I had also obtained the identity card from the District Administration i.e Deputy
Commissioner, Upper Subansiri District Daporijo which was made mandatory to restrict
surplus engagement of casual labour in various Engineering Department. Recommendations
from divisional level had been sent to the circle and state level on many occasion
for regularization of the service and accordingly a file was put up for the process.
It was mentioned that by seeing my seniority and performance report, case of regularization
was to be made in next D.P.C. and forwarding letter of Executive Engineer WRD Daporijo
Division of my name is always marked. However for the last 1 decade my file is always
in process despite very good performance report. Many employees have been regularized
since then but my case is yet to consider by department. As per RTI case No. APIC-334/2011
records reveal that many people were appointed on S.E. Daporijo circle level and
Chief level. But from last 1 decade I am waiting for regularization of my service.
But, it is a million dollar questions that whether the DPC was held by the department
or not in the last 2 decade.
Further, I am to appraise that there was a cabinet decision regarding appointment
of all casual employee as regular who had served continuously for more than 15 years
in various departments. In this way I had attained the said service length 10 (ten)
years back but still could not get any regular / officiating / Temporary appointment
till date but person far junior to me were appointed as W/C (Work charge) officiating
and Temporary and many other had been appointed directly as W.C (work charge) in
violation of the cabinet note. Therefore, I am to inform the active leader of Labours
Union, general public, Media personal, student leader and public leader with a hope
that you will pursue the matter with the appropriate authority i.e S.E. Daporijo
circle and C.E. Itanagar for my regularization, so that I may see that my service
is regularized before my death.
Casual Labour WRD Daporijo Division
What Happened to CM Talent Award?
This is in reference to the scholarship “CM Talent Award” announced by former Chief
Minister Lt. Dorjee Khandu during his Chief Minister-ship for session 2010-11.
Orders were given to various secondary schools through the Director from Itanagar
to reward the toppers of Class X Students of the respective secondary schools with
Cash of Rs. 10,000/- (rupees ten thousand only) and a Laptop. The Cash has been given
last year but the Laptop has not yet been provided.
My question to the concerned authorities is that why aren’t they providing any correspondence
to the circle officers. It has been 2 (two) years since the scheme was passed. I
hope that the noble start taken by former Chief Minister to encourage the students
of Govt. Schools will not be wasted and the authorities will take the delayed issue
seriously and reward the selected students with the assured award.