ITANAGAR, Mar 16: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has
conveyed warm greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh and fellow citizens of
the country on the festive occasion of Holi. He expressed hope that the festival
of colours, which is celebrated all over with traditional fervour will herald happiness
and accomplishment for all.
Governor wished that the festival of colours will bring joy and happiness in the
society and foster the spirit of harmony amongst our citizens.
Presiding & Polling Officers training held
ROING, Mar 16: The 2nd phase of election training to Presiding & Polling Officers
especially to the teachers were conducted at Multi-Purpose Cultural Hall, Roing today
in presence of DEO cum RO, Shiv Kumar and Sandeep Kumar, AC cum ARO. The training
was held on Sunday especially for the teachers on election duty due to ongoing board
examinations as per the directive of CEO. The training was imparted by Tage Tado,
PD, Basant Singh, Principal DIET as resource persons and Er S K Gosh & Er N K Mishra
as EVM resource persons.
The First Level Checking of EVMs was also held in the strong room in DEO’s office
by the Engineers from ECIL and EVM Ground Team in presence of the representatives
of various political parties. DIPRO
Training for PBP team conducted
YINGKIONG Mar 16: Training for Postal Ballot Paper (PBP) Team for ensuing Lok Sabha
and Assembly elections was conducted at Yingkiong, Tuting, Mariyang and Geku today.
At Yingkiong Master Trainers Dr. K Dai, DMO and Starlie Jamoh, EAC imparted the training
in the Tourist Hall through power point presentation and annual handbook. All the
appointed polling personnel participated the training. Both the trainers asked all
the trainees to be cautions, cooperative to ensure peaceful and successful conduct
of the ensuing election. DIPRO
Nine houses gutted down at Hapoli
ZIRO, Mar 16: A devastating fire engulfed 3 SPT and 7 OBT houses and partially damaged
a RCC building and injuring three people at Paraline bazaar, Hapoli last night. The
fire was suspected to have been caused by a candle light at 7.30 pm which later
engulfed the neighbouring houses most of which were of OBT type.
The fire department could not manage to reach the spot in time and to control the
fire from spreading further.
Out of three injured one Jambey Dorjee, IRBN braved and risked his life during the
rescue operation and was hit by a bursting cylinder. He is critically injured and
is undergoing treatment in the district hospital, Ziro. The other two persons escaped
with minor injuries.
Deputy Commissioner KM Uppu, along with ADC R K Borthakur, CO Marina Siram , DDMO
Nima Drema rushed to the spot and mobilized the rescue and evacuation. The district
magistrate also handed over a sum of Rs 2700 to the victims. DIPRO
Training on piglet management held
ITANAGAR, Mar 16: Training on piglet management was organized by KVK Papum Pare on
March 14. Dr. Tilling Tayo, Subject Matter Specialist (Animal Science) KVK, Papum
Pare encouraged the farmers to rear pig in scientific way. He exhorted that with
the advancement of science the knowledge of farmers about scientific management of
farming system should also be updated to stay tune with the changing scenario.
Farmer were thoroughly thought regarding piglet management in nutritional aspect,
disease management, feeding practices and record keeping, right from day one of its
birth to weaning age (2 months) as this two months of piglet management is very crucial
because key to produce healthy pig lies with the good management of piglet in early
stage. All together 26 farmers have attended the programme of which majority were
women. The training concluded with distribution of anti-diarrhea drugs to the farmers.
Exposure trip to Ziro valley
ZIRO, Mar 16: A group of 27 trainees reached beautiful Ziro valley on an exposure
trip to the Homestay under the sponsorship of the tourism Department of Arunachal
Pradesh in collaboration with the SIRD for 2 nights on March 13 and 14. The team
was headed by L. K, Kabak, Deputy Director, SIRD, Itanagar.
The visitors were taken to the various tourism spot, micro enterprises on agriculture
and in typical Apatani village during their stay. An interaction session was also
organized at Ziro Valley Resort at Biiri village wherein various topics were raised
and discussed. A slideshow PowerPoint on various topic related to homestay were presented
to give clear insight of the homestay by the NGO NGUNU ZIRO and Rural Tourism Management
Committee, Ziro. Many experienced tourism stakeholders of the valley presented to
make the visitors acquainted with the homestay concept.
Amongst the speaker, Koj Mama Managing Director, Brahmaputra Tours & Travel dwelt
upon the health, hygiene and cleanliness in and around the homestay.
Earlier, Tater Mize, District Tourism Officer, highlighted the various activities
undertaken by the tourism department to make tourism prosper in the valley. He also
emphasized on the immediate need of starting homestay concept in every nook and corner
of the state.
DEO holds another round of meet with nodal officer
AALO, Mar 16: As the Parliament and Assembly Elections draw closer, the West Siang
DEO, M K Sahoo convened another round of meeting with Superintendent of Police and
all Nodal Officers of Election to finalize scheme of things to keep in readiness
for the conduct of election at his office Chamber yesterday.
Since many of the working hours have been wasted to gear up the preliminary election
works in time due transfer and posting of the administrative officers at various
levels, he asked all election related officers to carry their assigned duties and
responsibilities in a war footing manner. He exhorted all officers to work in close
coordination and share views with each other on election related issues.
The Superintendent of Police, Rajesh Kumar also urged the Nodal Officers to keep
in touch with police department on derailment of police personnel on law and order,
inspection and raids.
Meanwhile, the DEO has also finalized the rates of different electioneering items
in consultation with the political parties in a meeting held at conference hall.
Hiring charge of loud speaker, construction of podium, pendal, posters, hoardings,
erection of gates, audio cassettes CDs, erection of arches, daily hiring charges
on various categories of vehicles, hotel room charges, hiring of furniture etc. for
calculating the expenditure of each political parties.
The raid and seizure of illicit liquor by the Liquor Monitoring team along with Flying
Squad team lead by M Kakiki Town Magistrate, Oli Perme EAC and Teli Ngomdir Superintendent
Tax and Excise continuous in different locations of Aalo township and adjoining villages.
Illicit Liquor were seized from four different locations at Darka, Doji, Takpu Bagra
and Aalo View Point. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Mar 16: The Bazaar Welfare Committee and business community of Doimukh
market expressed deep shock at sudden demise of former Doimukh MLA T C Teli who
breathed his last on March 14.
Late Teli had selflessly worked for over all development of Doimukh in particular
and the state as a whole. His contribution shall always be remembered by the people
of Doimukh, the committee said in a release.
The business community of the Doimukh today observed half-day shutter down as a mark
of respect to the departed leader.
State has adequate paramilitary force to ensure peaceful poll: CEO
‘Over 11000 polling personnel will be required for 2158 polling stations’
ITANAGAR, Mar 16: Dispelling doubts of disturbance in border areas during election,
Chief Electoral Officer, Chandra Bhusan Kumar Kumar said the state has sufficient
paramilitary force and necessary precautions have been taken to ensure free and fair
election in the state including disturbed inter-state border areas. He said this
while addressing over 200 Group-A and B officers headed by HODs of state capital,
in an election related training at Banquet hall here today.
He informed that all the officers of the state capital have been placed in a standby
position for reinforcement to various districts of the state. This decision has
been taken in view of simultaneous polling in the state where there is manpower
deficit in most of the districts as the earlier plan was for single election. Simultaneous
election has completely different dimension and management of a simultaneous poll
is a strenuous and confusing job hence polling personnel has to be doubled this
time, he added.
Assuring to ensure safety and comfort of the officials engaged in the election process,
he reiterated that all government officers are deemed to be on deputation to Election
Commission of India and can be engaged as polling personnel any time and asked them
to be prepared to be reinforced for any part of the state.
Over11000 polling personnel will be required for 2158 polling stations of the state,
out of which 674 have no road connectivity requiring foot march of 1 to 8 days,
the CEO informed. Upper Subansiri including Raga Assembly Constituency of Lower Subansiri
district has 244 polling stations and 10 polling stations have lower than 8 voters
in the state. This time, instead of Election duty certificate only postal Ballot
papers will be issued for which polling personnel need to apply and vote before departing
to their respective place of duty.
For the first time ‘none of the above’(NOTA) option has been included in the EVM
for the voters to express their displeasure of all the candidates in the list.
Surprisingly, none of the officials from the election department and trainees had
working experience of a simultaneous poll where EVMs were used to share their experience.
DC Itanagar Capital Complex, Mige Kamki, who coordinated the training, while welcoming
the officers said officers can be engaged as polling personnel, team of flying squad
and as micro observer and advised them to ever ready for engagement.
Dos and don’ts, process and complexity of simultaneous polls and operation of Electronic
Voting Machine were presented through power points besides displaying practical
and manual operation of EVMs during the day long training. DIPR
Arunachal BJP releases first list of candidates
ITANAGAR, Mar 16: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today released its first list of candidates
for the April 9 Assembly elections in the state, which includes former Chief Minister
The names of 36 candidates were finalized by the central leadership of Party in New
Delhi yesterday, party spokesman Techi Necha said here today.
Former Chief Minister Gegong Apang (Yingkiong) along with former Congress ministers
Japu Deru (Bomdila), Lowangcha Wanglet (Borduria-Bogapani) and former MLAs Nyato
Rigia (Taliha) and Ngurang Pinch (Doimukh) figured in the first list.
The party also fielded three of its sitting legislators - Tamiyo Taga (Rumgong),
Tangor Tapak (Pasighat West) and Tapen Siga from Daporijo constituency.
The other candidates include Maling Gambo (Lumla), Gandi Sakrinso (Thrizino- Buragaon),
Vijay Sonam (Bameng), L K Yangfo (Chayangtajo), Lelong Lingpa ( Seppa East), Tage
Taki (Ziro-Hapoli), Tarh Talo (Palin), Tapa Garam Baki (Nacho), Tamar Murtem (Raga),
Bai Gadi (Liromoba), Dr Nyada Mara (Likabali), Maling Koje (Mechuka), Ojing Tasing
(Panging-Boleng), Olom Panyang (Meriyang-Geku) and Kaling Moyong (Pasighat East).
Moreover, Eri Tayu would be the party's candidate from Anini constituency while,
Mahesh Chai from Tezu, Bamin Kri (Hayuliang), Tape Bagra (Lekang), Chomjong Haidley
(Miao), Laisam Simai (Nampong), Hamjong Tangha (Changlang South), Tesam Pongte (Changlang
North), Wanglang Rajkumar (Namsang), Rongmai Maham (Kanubari), Tanpho Wangnaw (Longding),
Sotai Kri (Chowkham) and Holai Wangsa from Pongchou-Wakka constituency. The party
would declare its second list by tomorrow, Necha added. PTI
Huge quantity of election materials & cash seized for MCC violation
ITANAGAR, Mar 16: Continuing its rigorous checking drive the City Police and the
Flying Squads have seized huge quantity of election materials and cash during last
twenty four hours from Itanagar, Naharlagun and Banderdewa for violation of Model
Code of Conduct, according to a release issued by city SP.
At Banderdewa, the teams seized Congress party election materials including 4 banners
from vehicle No. AR-01C-0180, 5 banners, caps - 8 packets, flags - 18 bundles, mufflers
- 2 bundles from vehicle No. AR-02-0807 and around 3500 pieces of flags and banners
from vehicle No. AS-01AA-6347.
The team also sized around 10,000 handbills of BJP and 100 BJP flags from vehicle
No. AR-01G-1339 at Banderdewa.
At Itanagar, they also seized around 3000 Congress posters and banners from a vehicle
heading towards Tirap.
At Naharlagun, cash worth Rs. 1,50,000 was seized from a vehicle.
Meanwhile, the CEO in a press release informed that the Flying Squad and Static
Surveillance Teams operating in the state under Election Commission of India to control
violation of Model Code of Conduct have seized cash amount of Rs. 9,01,500, IMFL
-1057 bottles, Beer - 67 bottles and eight number of local dao today.
Since the beginning of the operation against MCC violation till date, a total amount
of Rs.38,13,500, IMLF-3972 bottles, Brandy-336 bottles, beer-16211 bottles, blanket-491
pieces, 99 pieces CGI sheet and 70 local daos have been seized. All these seizures
have been made to ensure clean and peaceful poll in the state, the release added.
Intensive checking drive continues at Bomdila
DIPRO adds from BOMDILA: The raid and checking drive against MCC violation and seizure
of materials by the Flying squads and the Static Surveillance Teams have been intensified
as the countdown began after the election notification yesterday. Though nominations
have not yet been filed by any candidate so far in the last two days, endeavors are
on for detecting cases of MCC violations and surprise checks and seizures are being
conducted. A total of 41 bottles of illegal liquor were seized the day before.
In such a move today at 64 Point under Bomdila, the Magistrate and the police team
while trying to unearth illegal liquor, arms & ammunitions and cash above the prescribed
limit, found 14 vehicles with incomplete documents against which a total of Rs. 5900
was realized as fine and the process of which was completely video graphed. Such
routine and the surprise checking would continue till completion of the election
CGI sheets and liquor bottles seized
KOLORIANG, Mar 16: Kurung Kumey District Election Officer Pige Ligu along with the
Superintendent of Police, Jasmeet Singh today visited Nyapin. They were joined by
the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Nyapin, Tatdo Borang in inspecting the area and
the Police Station to ensure free and fair elections.
While returning back, the DEO and SP interacted with the Sub-Divisional Officer,
Sangram about the law and order arrangements and other poll preparedness.
Two trucks bearing registration No. AR-01C-0712 and AR- 01C-8981 carrying 2200 pieces
of CGI Sheets were seized at Sangram in the presence of DEO and SP. Another truck
with Registration No. AR-01D-9598 with a load of 900 CGI Sheets was seized during
Naka Bandhi at Koloriang by the Flying Squad. These seizures were made as these CGI
sheets are likely to be used to entice the voters which is against the Model Code
of conduct. Enquiry is being conducted by the Police to ascertain the source of these
With a view to enforce the prohibitory orders issued under the Model code of Conduct,
the Flying squad led by Cheechung Chukhu, EAC and K L Pertin, OC Koloriang conducted
checking at Koloriang Township and seized 663 bottles of IMFL along with one Dao.
In another report, upon receiving report about despatch of two trucks carrying 1800
CGI Sheets to Sarli, Flying Squad has been sent to take stock of the situation and
seize the CGI Sheets.
No nomination has been filed till today. DIPRO.
World Consumers Rights Day celebrated at Boleng
BOLENG, Mar 16: The Department of Legal Metrology and CA, East Siang district celebrated
World Consumers Rights Day with two days programme at Paman Club, Boleng on March
15 and 16.
As part of celebration, the department has conducted exhibition cum demonstration
on various consumer products of day to day use to educate people with special reference
to product standardization, product imitation, food adulteration, misleading advertisement,
credibility of discount sale, use of nonstandard units etc.
Attending the inaugural function on March 15, Nyiken Lollen, Addl Deputy Commissioner,
Boleng while asking people to derive maximum benefits from the exhibition cum product
demonstration, suggested them not to compromise on product quality especially on
food items which may affect one’s health seriously through food poisoning. He also
suggested them to take care of before buying the products by checking its labels
like expiry date etc which are very important.
While discouraging the practice of manipulating MRP, Lollen urged traders not to
bring spurious products into the market rather they should guide consumers especially
the village people by informing the quality, expiry date etc.
Earlier, KP Tago, Asstt. Controller cum DCPO department of Legal Metrology and Consumer
Affairs, East Siang district while briefing on objectives of the celebration, said
that the day is being celebrated world wide with the theme ‘Consumer Rights in digital
age’ in order to draw attention especially from service providers like mobile and
internet but the exhibition cum product demonstration is being organized here to
suit the people of interior place like Boleng.
Observing that awareness level of people as consumer is very low here in Arunachal
Pradesh, he asked people to learn and get more information from the demonstration
so as to protect themselves from the fraudster. Citing example of cement which has
many grades for different construction works, he described people of Arunachal as
very ignorant particularly in selection of products and asked traders to cooperate
the consumers by helping them to make right choice.
The programme was also attended by EAC Boleng/Rebo Gamtum Padu, EAC Riga Ejum Angu,
EAC Panging T. Jonnam, CO Kebang R. K. Sona, Boleng OC Ahmed, PRI Members, Traders,
public and students.
Impressed by the product demonstration especially on product imitation and use of
LPG, Tabang Mitang who visited the Exhibition on first day said he will publicize
it to people of Boleng to visit the Exhibition while Asstt. Bazar Secretary Taram
Tamin desired that a Legal Metrology unit is set up at Boleng to look after all such
People’s response to exhibition was overwhelming in both the days. The celebration
was concluded in the evening of second day with a quiz completion among student demonstrators.
Block level awareness cum workshop & handing over water supply asset to PRIs concludes
KHONSA, Mar 16: A block level awareness workshop on “Management of drinking water
supply and sanitation, role of PRIs & handing over of water asset to PRI’ was organized
by Public Health Engineering and Water Supply Division, Khonsa on March 15 at Lazu
Doi Tarak, Consultant, PHE & WS Division, Khonsa through a Power Point presentation
detailed about role of PRI and VWSC in the management of drinking water supply and
sanitation. He stressed on the need for involvement of PRIs in implementation of
NRDWP & NBA programme. He added that after completion of water supply scheme in a
village/ habitation, the NRDWP guidelines recognize and make a provision to hand
over the responsibility for operation and maintenance of intra village drinking water
supply asset to PRIs. He informed that FC status is given to those habitations/ villages/
GPs which achieve 55 lpcd under coverage of NRDWP or completed scheme in village/
He disclosed that as of now the GPs/ villages, New Kothung, Old Kothung and Tutnyu
have achieved FC status. The water supply asset created under these villages will
be handed to VWSC/ PRI.
Highlighting the water quality, he disclosed SODIS (Solar Disinfection) technology
wherein disinfection of water can be done using only sunlight and transparent plastic
bottles of about 6 cm diameters. Filled bottles are exposed to the sun for about
6 hours where UV rays from sunlight pass through the bottle and kills microbes. He
also added that SODIS is a free and effective method to disinfect water, usually
applied at the household level and is recommended by the World Health Organisation
as a viable method for household water treatment and safe storage.
While handing over water supply asset to Nokjam Halang, Pindam Hangshik and Weman
Kuma respectively GPCs of Old Kothung/ New Kothung and Tutnyu resource person Er
YK Singh, AE, PHESD, Khonsa gave detail note on composition and functions of VWSC,
BRC, DWSM & SWSM in power point presentation.
To achieve drinking water security and sanitation, the GP, have to form VWSC (Village
Water Sanitation Committee) to mobilize communities, educate them and ensure that
they get the necessary training and technical support from District Water and Sanitation
Committee (DWSC) and Block Resource Center (BRC) he added.
Lampang Wangsa, Consultant, PHE & WS Division, Khonsa gave detailed about different
types of low cost sanitary toilets through power point presentation. He elaborately
explained on how to construct, cost involvement, longevity and sustainability of
Ngonong Kitnya, ASC, Lazu encouraged the participants to give important and attention
to such kind of training for the welfare of community. He expressed his gratefulness
to PHE & WS department.
The training programs were attended by all PRIs, Public and Govt Officers/ Officials.
Altogether 110 participants took part in the programe.DIPRO
Motivational workshop for veterinary professionals held
ITANAGAR, Mar 16: State Veterinary Council of Arunachal Pradesh in collaboration
with department of Animal Husbandry, Veterinary and Dairy Development has organized
a seminar cum motivational workshop for veterinary professional here recently. The
organization of the seminar is a mandatory affair which is funded by the Government
of India under Veterinary Council of India as a part of Continued Veterinary Education
under the Central Sector Scheme (CSS) Professional Efficiency Development with an
aim to upgrade the skill and competence of Veterinarian of the state for better service
AHV secretary C P Mansai in his inaugural address stressed on the need of sensitizing
the officers by conducting such kind of seminar half-yearly or annually. He hoped
that the seminar will bring out a solution to disease control as the 60 per cent
of the state’s population are farmers who rear livestock as a source of their livelihood.
Such seminar is very much needed for departmental officers to make roadmap for development
activities based on rural economy, he said.
Earlier in his address Dr. Habung Taniya, Registrar, State Veterinary Council, Arunachal
Pradesh elaborated in details the need for such kind of seminar on foot and mouth
(FMD) disease which is one of the major diseases affecting the livestock. Dr. Taba
Heli also spoke on the occasion.
Among others AHV Director Dr. Hage Tabin was present as one of the dignitaries.
In the technical session, Dr. K K Sharma, Professor and Director All India Coordinated
Research Project on Foot & Mouth Disease (AICRP on FMD) of Assam Agricultural University,
Khanapara, Guwahati, Assam gave a detailed presentation on Foot and Mouth Disease
(FMD) and latest development in treatment. He also informed that AICRP on FMD is
trying to develop a new vaccine in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology
with the help of nano technology. In the interaction session the officers participated.
This was followed by motivational workshop conducted by the world renowned motivational
speaker Paul Robinsion of Bangalore. Altogether 80 officers and officials of veterinary
department attended the motivational workshop.
Success of elections depends on polling personnel: DEO
ZIRO, Mar 16: The 2nd phase training for polling personnel and sector officers was
held in Ziro today. Addressing the trainees DEO KM Uppu said that, Elections are
the biggest team work and training is one of the most important components under
ECI. He exhorted for absolute attendance during the training. Simultaneous elections
are a big challenge, it will require a dedicated team work and effort from all the
officials, he added. He urged all to work together to strengthen democracy. Success
of elections mostly depends on the polling and the presiding officials. He reiterated
the need for a fair and free election and asked the officials to be impartial and
keep away from any affiliations. He advised the presiding and the polling officials
to be in touch with the respective sector officers for the smooth conduct of the
elections. SDO (Election) Chuku Taker said that there would be lots of difficulties
during the conduct of elections and advised the officials to be impartial.
The training was attended by polling/ presiding officials of both 16 Yachuli and
17 Ziro Hapoli ACs. Collection of election papers, formation polling parties, layout
of polling booths, preparation of EVMs, ceiling of election papers for receiving
centers etc were few of the topics elaborated in detail today. The next phase of
trainings will be conducted on 23rd and 30th of this month. Mock poll/ hands on EVMs
will be conducted on 19th of this month. DIPRO
JNC NSS unit conducts annual special campaign
PASIGHAT, Mar 16: The NSS Unit of J N College, Pasighat with the motto “Not Me, but
You” successfully conducted its annual special camping programme- 2013-14 at Mangnang
village, East Siang district on March 15 and 16.
Altogether 250 volunteers participated in the programme which was guided by the Programme
Officers, W.G. Gyana and T. Payum.
During the camp, the link road approx. 850 metres between the Hanging Bridge I and
Hanging Bridge II of the village was constructed by clearing the jungles. The drainage
system along the road was also cleared. The said road will improve the connectivity
of the village and is considered as the lifeline by the villagers.
There was an interaction session between the villagers and the NSS volunteers in
which education, poverty, health & hygiene, entrepreneurship, economy of the village
and state were discussed. Earlier, the Programme Officers briefed the volunteers
and the villagers about the aims and objectives, functions and relevance of National
Service Scheme (NSS). A friendly volleyball match was also played between village
youths and volunteers. Cultural Programme of the camp became the centre of attraction
among the villagers. The Principal Tayek Talom encouraged the voluntary service rendered
by the unit. The faculty members namely, J Tabing (Asst. Prof.), Dr R. Dupak (Asst.
Prof.), M. Gao (Asst. Prof.) and A. Pertin (Lab. Attd.) along with the Anchal Samity
Member, and Head-Gaon Bhura also took part in the programme.
Sector officers election training concludes
BOMDILA, Mar 16: The second and final round of the training for all the 25 Sector
Officers for the district concluded this afternoon at DC’s Conference hall.
Spearheading the training programme, DC cum DEO A K Singh directed the Sector Officers
to immediately get to their respective sectors and to take stock of the prevailing
law and order situation and report to the concerned Administrative officers who have
been designated as Zonal Magistrates. As elections are a zero-tolerance exercise,
he impressed upon them that every effort should be made to comply with the guidelines
and the laid down norms of the commission.
On the security and force deployment aspect, Singh informed that Two Companies of
Para-military forces are being deployed shortly in addition to the existing forces
available in the district for smooth conduct of the elections.
Informing of the 27 Polling stations in the district which needs to be covered by
foot march, the DEO urged the concerned Sector Officers to ensure cent percent coverage
in order to render assistance to the polling parties and to ensure peaceful and conducive
atmosphere for polling. Another thing which he impressed upon was to facilitate issuance
of voters’ slip to all the voters of the area concerned.
As of date, arrangements are being been made for Web-casting in 20 Polling stations
in the district.
The Expenditure Observer Siddharth B.S Meena, who arrived at district headquarters
Bomdila this morning, also attended the training programme. DIPRO
Kurung Kumey gears up for elections
ITANAGAR, Mar 16: Gearing up for the forthcoming Lok Sabha and the state assembly
elections, the District Election Officer, Kurung Kumey, Pige Ligu today held a meeting
with all the administrative officers of the district and the security forces to take
stock of the poll preparedness.
Keeping in mind the infamous incident related to election in the district, the DEO
urged all the administrative officers to liaise with the security forces deputed
in their respective areas to take utmost care to prevent any incidents of violence.
He also briefed everyone about the latest instructions issued by the commission;
setting up of control room and movement plan of polling team.
The DEO along with the ARO Koloriang, Tamuna Messar, imparted training to the officers
appointed as sector magistrates for the district. Emphasizing on the role of a magistrate
for smooth conduction of elections, he appealed all the officers to discharge their
duties without biasness towards any party.
Meanwhile, training of the polling team for Kurung Kumey district is fixed on March
18 and 19 for Palin and Nyapin and March 21 and 22 for Tali and Koloriang. The DEO
Kurung Kumey has ordered all the government staffs posted in the district to report
to their posting places to attend the training without fail. Training will be imparted
in three centers’; Palin, Nyapin and Koloriang for the convenience of the government
Every year we receives stipend around February last week. However this year we have
not received it yet. Most of the South India based especially those studying in
Tamil Nadu have not got stipend. We humbly request Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh to
release stipend before examination starts on 22nd March 2014 without any delay.
Tadar Cheku,Tamil Nadu,
Yesterday an unbelievable act was committed by CRPF jawans in the lone centurion
town of Pasighat. Two boys were coming back to Pasighat after constructing house
at Berung village. They were stopped by a CRPF jawan and soon jawan started to ask
for driving license and Dao license. It is a law that every driver should have driving
license but how can one show Dao license? They were physically tortured and forced
to wait for about 10 minutes to get back their bike's key. The CRPF jawans are here
for betterment of society and such behavior is unexpected of them.
Remuneration should be properly paid to polling officials
Through the column of your esteem daily, I would like to share a very important topic
related to the honorarium/remuneration of officials deputed in election duty. Since,
2003 I have been deputed in various election duties and have attended numerous elections
training, but never got that much of remuneration/honorarium as mentioned in the
standing Election Commission's Order No. 218/4/96/PLN-IV dated 09.02.1996. I got
this order while browsing Election Commission’s website http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/ElectoralLaws/compendium/VOL-I%28Part-I%29_24022014.pdfto
. In this order it is clearly mentioned that a person deputed in election duty must
get 100% or at least 80% TA/DA for attending training, conducting poll and counting
in advance and in case of 80% advance, remaining 20% must be given within 30 days
after completion of election. Apart from these, fooding and other honorarium/remuneration
are also mentioned rank wise in the order. Hence, I, on behalf of entire polling
officials of ensuing Parliamentary and Legislative Assembly Election of Arunachal
Pradesh, would like to request the Chief Electoral Officer of Arunachal Pradesh to
direct the District Election Officers/Returning Officers to ensure and comply with
the above mentioned standing order for betterment of all the Presiding officers,
Polling Officers and Grade IV staffs deputed in election duty.
I am sure that Chief Electoral Officer of Arunachal Pradesh is well aware and knows
better than me about this order and hope that he will certainly initiate necessary
action as per the para 4 of the said order. I, on behalf of polling officials also
request the District Election Officers/Returning Officers to kindly serve this minor
but important responsibility by abiding the para 2.4 of the afore mentioned order
of Election Commission of India for the interest of polling officials.
Further, it is worth to be mentioned here that everyday many election related press
releases, circulars, notice and orders are published in the local dailies but a single
notice related to honorarium/remuneration of polling officials has not been published
or issued by the Chief Electoral officer or District election officers/Returning
Officers till date.
Lastly, it would be better if the honorarium/remuneration of public servants (polling
Officials) is credited in their bank account for better transparency like in other
GTC, Pasighat, East Siang
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address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
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Congress sprung surprises
The Congress list of candidates for 60 member Arunachal legislative assembly election
to be held on 9 April sprung few surprises. Decision to deny party tickets to sitting
MLAs of recently dissolved assembly like PD Sona, Ralom Borang, Tani Loffa and Atum
Welly did raised few eyebrows. Especially denying of Congress ticket to Tani Loffa,
who was considered to be loyal supporter of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki surprised everyone.
Veteran leader Kameng Dolo has been given ticket for Pakke-Kessang assembly constituency.
Dolo had lost the 2009 election from 9 Chayangtajo assembly constituency. By managing
to win Congress ticket, he has revived his political career. On the other hand another
former minister Lombo Tayeng wrestled party ticket from sitting MLA Ralom Borang,
who was considered favourite to get ticket. Congress has fielded couple of new faces
to beat anti-incumbency factor. Ditko Yekar(Daporijo), Talem Tapoh(Rumgong), Tori
Ragyor(Mechuka), Mutchu Mithi(Roing) and Tatung Jamoh(Pasighat West) are some of
the new entrants. All these candidates are up against strong BJP and PPA candidates.
The Congress has taken big gamble by putting new faces in those assembly constituencies
where opposition is in stronger position.