ITANAGAR Apr 11: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has emphasized for
collective effort for all round development of the state. After laying the foundation
stone of 107 KM Tamen-Dollungmukh road here at Dollungmukh today, Khandu disclosed
that the state government with the help of Centre has been religiously taking up
road connectivity in the form of various projects like, PM Package, PMGSY, NEC, NLCPR,
DONER etc. If proper road communication is put in place, it will automatically pave
way for various other developments”, Khandu emphatically said. He further informed
the gathering that the Tamen-Dollungmukh road would benefit 23 villages in the vicinity
and will be built in a cost of 139.62 Crore and is expected to be completed by March
Emphasizing the importance of the road, the chief minister said since Dollungmukh
situated in the border of Assam, the people were required to use Assam road to reach
any part of the state. But after the completion of this road project, the locals
of the area could use the internal road to reach the rest part of the state, Khandu
Giving light on various developmental activities taken up in the state including
the PM’s mega economic package, Khandu dwelt on maintaining transparency and accountability
while execution of the schemes. He mentioned about the third party monitoring initiated
by the state government which received accolades from Planning Commission. “Arunachal
Pradesh is marching towards becoming a progressive state, and with the support of
commoners by being a member of team Arunachal, the state is definite to attain the
much desired goal of self reliance and self sufficient in the years to come”, Khandu
assertively said. He further credited the honour of best state in the small state’s
category conferred by CNN-IBN7 to the state to its people for their constant support.
“With huge resources to harness, our state is sure to achieve the position of front
ranking state in all spheres” the chief minister said without mincing a word. He
batted for supporting the hydro-power development for economic growth of the state.
While responding to the public memorandum submitted by the Local MLA Nido Pavitra
on behalf of the people of his constituency which included Up-gradation of CO Hq.
Dollungmukh to EAC Hq, creation of PWD Division of Raga, Creation of PWD Sub-Division
at Ter-Rijo and construction of multi-purpose cultural hall at Boori Boot Yullo Ground,
the chief minister assured to look into the grievances on need based basis.
Speaking as guest of honour, PWD Minister Nabam Tuki highlighted the benefit of road
connectivity in the backdrop of communication bottleneck in the state. He said proper
road connectivity will undoubted incorporate income source for the people in spheres
of transportation, tourism, self employment etc. He congratulated the people and
urged them to lend their helping hand in execution of the project.
Speaking as special guest MP Takam Sanjoy termed the occasion as historic as the
road had been a long felt demand of the people. He appealed the mass to extend all
possible cooperation to the executing agency so that the project completes well in
time and people could reap the fruits of development.
Earlier, local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Health Nido Pavitra in his welcome
address informed the visiting guest on various problems of the area and sought government’s
generous gesture to address the same.
Among others, Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo, APEDA Chairman Likha Saaya, Senior
Government and NHPC officers were present on the occasion. PRO to CM
RGU media students win laurels
at Vistas 2011
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: Students of the Rajiv Gandhi University’s Department of Mass Communication
brought glory to the state by winning the awards for Best Film, Best Visual Storytelling
and the Best Team runners-up trophy at the recently concluded VISTAS 2011, an inter-University
media festival organized by the Tezpur University.
The team, comprising of Doli Ete, Ditti Mugli, Mingkeng Osik, Rini Tasing, Kombong
Darang and Neelam Raja battled it out with top teams from Cotton College (Guwahati),
St. Anthony’s College (Shillong), Manipur University (Imphal), Guwahati University
and the Assam Institute of Mass Communication & Media Research, which were among
the 15 teams that participated in the festival.
The competitions that were held ranged from ad making, logo designing, debate, photography,
quiz, visual storytelling and a short filmmaking contest. The students from RGU bagged
two gold medals- for Short Film making and Visual Storytelling and also won a silver
as the second best team at the festival, after Assam Institute of Mass Communication
& Media Research, which was adjudged best team.
The RGU film “Red-A Lighter Shade” that won the first place at the festival explored
in a lyrical style how our society has become in-sensitive towards violence in life
and how the rampant depiction of violence on television affected the younger generation.
The production team of Doli Ete, Monalisa Patsani, Tage Tamer, Jagiri Mipi and Sumnya
Sumnyan worked for just over a week to put the brilliant film together from concept
to final edit.
The winning visual story telling entry was produced from a series of random pictures
that were given to the participants. These images were then put in a sequence to
come up with a story based on the images in the photographs.
This annual media festival of the Tezpur University’s Department of Mass Communication
has over these years become a brilliant reflection of the education paradigm of the
department, and has been immensely well-received and appreciated by participants
and audiences alike in all its previous editions.
This 7th edition took off on 8th April with a panel discussion on the theme “Ethical
Challenges for Media in a Globalised World” with a panel that comprised of eminent
personalities like Dr. Sevanti Ninan, Columnist (The Hindu) and Editor (The Hoot),
Prof. Dilip Barua, former Principal (Cotton College), Mayukh Hazarika, Head of Camera
(NDTV Lifestyle), Rajeev Hazarika, North-East Correspondent (Times Now) and Tridiv
Hazarika, Manager Public Relations (OIL, Duliajan).
The festival concluded with Oasis, a cultural night with participants also being
awarded the prizes.
Speaking on their return from the festival this evening, the team members shared
how proud they were to be able to represent the University in an event of this stature.
“We went with only an intention to let other Universities know about RGU. But coming
back with the awards has been a bigger high! We missed the Panorama, but we are grateful
to the University authorities for giving us this opportunity to go and show what
our state too can do”, said a member of the team.
2 die in road mishap
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: Two people died on the spot and another injured in a tragic road
accident near Parshuram Kund yesterday.
The road accident occurred on Tinsukia - Tezu road when a Tezu bound truck skidded
of the road and fell into deep gorge while making way for a light vehicle which was
moving down towards Tinsukia. The truck driver and a civilian died on the spot while
the wounded handyman was evacuated to Tezu district hospital, according to informed
Sources informed that the Quick Rescue Team (QRT) of army led by the CO (Offg) of
the 26 MLI Lt. Col D.N. Mallick immediately rushed to the spot and conducted rescue
operation. The Nurses of the Prayas run Wakro PHC also rushed to deliver medical
assistance to the injured. The bodies of the deceased were brought to Tezu later
in the evening, sources added.
Prompt action of the army jawans was appreciated by all. It is really inspiring
to witness the humanitarian and timely action of the Army with genuine concern and
adequate preparedness. The District Administration and the Police also responded
and put in all out efforts to reach the people in distress.
Patil confers Padma Shri on Mamang Dai
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has conferred the Padma Shri
on civil servant-turned-journalist-cum-writer Mamang Dai in a glittering function
held in the Ashok Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan on April 1. Mamang became third (and
first for literature and education) from Arunachal Pradesh to be decorated with the
fourth-highest civilian award. Veteran politician and first woman parliamentarian
late Omem Moyong Deori and Lama Thupten Phuntsok of Tawang were the previous recipients
of the prestigious award in the field of social service.
“I felt deeply honoured, and in the surroundings of ceremonious protocol and recipients
from different states in diverse fields all meeting in the backdrop of the scale
and grandeur of Rashtrapati Bhawan one could get a sense of the splendour and diversity
of our nation,” said Mamang, adding that “the award is a recognition of the potential
of Arunachal Pradesh. Everyone has been very supportive and I can only hope that
this will create a space for literary and artistic movement in the state and also
inspire young people to strive for excellence in their chosen fields.” Other distinguished
recipients of Padma awards, to name a few, were Planning Commission Deputy Chairman
Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Oriya laureate Sitakant Mahapatra and IT industry pioneer
Azim Premji (Padma Vibhushan), noted actor and producer Shashi Kapoor, Homai Vyarawalla,
the first woman photo journalist of India and eminent jurist K Parasaran (Padma Bhushan),
and among a list of scholars and achievers in the fields of medicine, science and
industry and the performing arts for the Padma Shri were ace shooter Gagan Narang,
iconic woman athlete Krishna Poonia, prominent social worker and writer Buangi Sailo
of Mizoram, Assamese litterateur Mahim Bora and Bollywood actors Kajol Devgan and
Irfan Khan, and internationally renowned singer Usha Uthup.
State AITC opposes NPF move
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: All India Trinamool Congress, (AITC) Arunachal Pradesh has appealed
to all the political parties of the state to oppose the NPF move in Arunachal
AITC Arunachal unit president Toko Sheetal in a release especially appealed to the
ruling Congress party to lead the protest together with all other political parties
in the state.
Expressing serious concern over the move of NPF, Sheetal said the people of Arunachal
must awake and stop supporting such communal based political party in this peaceful
land of rising Sun. She further said it will only create division of people on communal
line but also mislead the mind set of normal people on communal basis which is not
totally good for the future of state.
Expressing solidarity with the organizations which are raising their voice against
such move, the AITC state unit president further said “we have to think for the
peace, harmony, development and secure future of the state.”
GSU deplores NPF
Naga People’s Front (NPF) decision to start their Arunachal unit is fast turning
into a highly emotive issue. After AAPSU, ANSU the Galo Students Union (GSU), another
prominent student body of state has blasted the evil design of NPF. GSU while endorsing
stand of AAPSU, termed NPF as communal political outfit which only cares for the
interest of Naga people.
GSU General Secretary Pakmik Taipodia has advised NPF to stay away from Arunachal
and let people of this state live peacefully. “Just because our government and political
parties are silent, NPF should not take us for granted. Till our last drop of blood
we will fight tooth and nail to stop NPF from starting their Arunachal unit,” said
Pakmik Taipodia. He went on to add, “Let us make one thing clear to NPF that people
of Tirap and Changlang are Arunachalee tribal citizen and they have no right form
their Arunachal unit claiming people of these two districts are theirs. We will not
accept such move to break Arunachal into pieces.”
GSU also warned people of Arunachal not to join NPF at any cost. “We urge upon the
office bearer of NPF Arunachal unit to immediately leave their respective post or
face wrath of Arunachalee citizens. For their personal motive, they should sell
the soul of Arunachal to outsiders,” stated GSU.
Siram takes part in mass tree
plantation in Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Apr 11: The Pasighat Centenary Celebration Committee 2011 headed by the
Education Minister Bosiram Siram organized a ‘Tree Plantation’ program to mark the
year-long Centenary celebration today.
Approximately 500 seedlings distributed by the forest department have been planted
in the Pasighat township by the minister, Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang, Advisor
to CM Nanom Jamoh, Govt employees, public leaders, senior citizens. The Pasighat
people extended cooperation and greeted this noble cause.
While lauding Bittem Darang DFO (T) for cooperation, Siram said “we can translate
our green dream into reality and mobilize our campaign for a pollution-free environment.’
He further said it is time for people to awake and create awareness about the
bad impact of climate change and global warming. DIPRO
District Consumers Redressal Forum penalize postal deptt
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: Taking cognizance of the fact that the Postal Department failed
to deliver a calling letter and admit card to a man in time the Lohit District Redressal
Forum castigated the Postal department and directed it to pay an amount of Rs.20,000
and additional amount of Rs.1,000 as litigation charge within one month.
While hearing on a complaint lodged by one Jibendu Shome, Forum in its judgment on
April 9 pronounced that by failing to deliver the calling letter and admit card in
time to its customer the Postal Department has committed deficiency of service.
Shome had filed a complaint before District Redressal Forum on Nov 10 stating that
the Postal Department did not deliver him a calling letter and admit card for a job
interview, and as a consequence he missed the opportunity to sit in the exam for
a job which he had applied.
It took just two sitting for R.K.Sharma, Deputy Commissioner and President of the
District Redressal Forum and member of the District Forum to dispose off the case
against the Postal Department.
Jibendu Shome and thousands of public had no clue that their important mails (Pan
cards, ATM cards, cheques, academic, official, personal letters, journals, magazine,
insurance policy, money order, greeting cards were being stock pilled in a room of
a Branch Post Office located in side the premise of Indira Gandhi Government College
at Tezu, until the principal of the college Sanjay Khandu let the cat out of the
bag on 12 May, which led to subsequent arrest of the erring Branch Postmaster Gopal
A new dawn for PLHIV in
By Tashor Pali,
Its sad and hard fact that in our society there still prevails stigma and discrimination
with regards to HIV/AIDS. Many a times HIV positive people are stigmatised and discriminated
just because they got the infection. There are instances where even a highly qualified
people also always link HIV/AIDS with immoral activities and end up with stigmatising
There are four routes of HIV transmission namely: through unprotected sexual contact
with an HIV infected partner, transfusion of HIV infected blood, sharing of HIV infected
needles and syringes and through HIV infected mother to new born baby. There are
also instances where people tend to deny their vulnerability to HIV whereas the fact
is male or female, minor or adult, rich or poor, white or black, anybody is vulnerable
to the infection. The main reasons for such denial and stigmatisation are the ignorance
and inadequate information about HIV/AIDS.
'Coming Out' openly as positive itself poses several challenges. Formation of positive
network involving the positive people is the only remedy. People Living with HIV
(PLHIV) understand the feelings of fellow PLHIV better than any others. Therefore,
PLHIV should play a greater role in all the issues such as positive prevention,
treatment and care and support, stigma and discrimination.
It is in this direction that Arunachal Network of Positive People (ArNP+) has been
formed with the initiative of Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society to work
for the betterment of PLHIV in the state by involving them.
9th April 2011 may be marked as a Red Letter Day for the PHLIV of Arunachal Pradesh
when a Resource Team from Indian Network of Positive People (INP+) namely L. Ramachandran,
Regional Coordinator INP+ Guwahati and Ng Dinesh, President District Network of Positive
People Manipur, arrived at Naharlagun to witness the official formation of ArNP+
and also to impart training to members of newly formed ArNP+. Dr. Emi Rumi, Project
Director APSACS attended the gathering as the Chief Guest while Dr. Riken Rina, Jt.
Director Basic Services APSACS and ART in Charge, General Hospital, Naharlagun attended
the meeting as special invitees. With the formation of ArNP+, a new dawn has set
on the land of Arunachal Pradesh for the people living with HIV/AIDS.
The basic aims of the formation of ArNP+ is to increasingly involve the PLHIV in
the SACS and work together in policy and program making so that an enabling environment
may be created for PLHIV to come out open with their status. However it’s just a
beginning, there is a long way to go. (The writer is Dy. Director (IEC), APSACS,
STS Aalo achieves revenue target
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Services (STS) Aalo station
has earned a revenue of Rs 1,49,18,574 (111 per cent) against the target fixed at
Rs 1,34,34,671 for the year 2010-2011. During the last financial year the STS Aalo
achieved 112.6 per cent revenue target (Rs 1,38,50,901) against the fixed target
of Rs 1,23,04,967.
Highlighting the achievement of the Aalo STS at a revenue achievement function organized
at Aalo STS station premises here yesterday, station superintendent T. Nima lauded
the team efforts of the STS staff in achieving the revenue target. Credit also goes
to the staffs’ families who inspired the STS staff to perform their duty with devotion.
Chief guest of the function, Jarkar Gamlin, MLA cum Chairman of Khadi and Village
Industry Board, also appreciated the the APSTS team lead by T. Nima, for achieving
more than revenue target for two consecutive years. He advised them to maintain
the same spirit and assured to approach the state Govt for new buses as pleaded
While attending the function as guest of honour, DC Amjad Tak also congratulated
praises the SS and staffs and their family for the achievement.
Pintum Loyi, Assistant General Manager (ADM) attended the function as special guest
also spoke on the occasion. Doi Ado, Ex-Minister advised the drivers to take care
A colourful dance items were also presented by the staff- house wives, children and
Si-Ome party. DIPRO
NEITCO conducts vocational training prog
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: In its effort to provide meaningful support and practical inputs
to the youth of the state, the North Eastern Industrial and Technical Consultancy
Organization Ltd (NEITCO) conducted a six months residential practical training programme
on Hairstyling and Beauty Care at Guwahati from August 2010. 23 unemployed women
of Arunachal Pradesh were trained in the programme which was sponsored by North Eastern
Council (NEC). Addressing the valedictory function of the programme held at conference
hall of Udyog Sadan, Itanagar on April 7, J. Jhumdim, Advisor (Planning), NEC, appreciated
the activities of NEITCO. While lauding the entrepreneurship skill of Arunachalee
women, he assured of more specialized training programme to them so that they can
set up beauty care and manufacturing units in the state.
Arijit Bhattacharjee, CEO of NEITCO highlighted about the programme and appreciated
the discipline and punctuality maintained by the trainees during the six months training
and exposure tour to Delhi and Kolkata.
Padmshree Mamang Dai in her address called upon the women entrepreneurs of the state
to play a pivotal role in developing rural economy of the state by taking up various
small scale industries. Women could shoulder responsibility in promoting tourism
such as home stay and echo tourism, she further said.
Amongst others who spoke on the occasion were P K Behera, State Director, KVIC, S.
Dev, CEO, KVIB, Tsering Thongdok, MD, Arunachal Pradesh Apex Bank and S K Dutta,Jt
Director of Industries, Itanagar. Many senior officials of the state Govt also present
on the occasion to boost the morale of the trainees.
All the trainees were provided with required Tool Kits of beauty care and training
completion certificates in the function.
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: The annual ‘Malini Mela’ began at Malinithan with local MLA Jomde
Kena inaugurating the week-long programme as chief guest amidst huge gathering of
local public and foreign tourists at Likabali yesterday. Food stalls of local cuisines
and display cum sale of art and cultural items are the main attraction of this year’s
progamme. There is also cultural display of various dance groups from the state and
Bihu parties from Assam to add colour to the ‘Mela’.
Former advisor to CM Tahum Taipodia attended the inaugural function as guest of honour.
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: While hearing a writ petition filed by Sange Lamte Foundation
(SLF) the Itanagar Bench of Gauhati High Court on April 8 directed the Officer-in-Charge
of Itanagar Police Station to register the FIR lodged with it against four persons
on charges of hatching conspiracy to avail coveted Government jobs in Art and Culture
and Tax and Excise Departments and investigate the case.
The FIR lodged on March 4 at Itanagar PS alleged that Akung and Anung, the son and
daughter of Atum Welly, were appointed in Tax and Excise and Art and Culture Department
as Inspector and Socio Culture Organizer respectively in total violation of rules,
that too on the basis of fraudulently obtained certificate.
SLF, however, informed that another case filed on February 25 last against six Inspectors
appointed in Tax and Excise Department has been registered.
Meanwhile, Arunachal RTI Activists Forum (ARTIAF) has demanded removal Yeshe Dorjee
Thongchi from APIC Chief Commissioner’s post for allegedly indulging in nepotism
and favoritism in appointment.
“The very motto of having a transparent Information Commission was lost with the
appointment of YD Thongchi as he has been alleged to have practised nepotism by illegally
appointing people known to him,” ARTIAF said in its memorandum to Chief Minister.
The Forum also submitted a copy of memorandum to the Governor.
The Forum threatened to launch democratic agitation in case of failure of the Govt
to fulfill its demands within 15 days.
It also appealed the Govt to lower the prescribed rate for furnishing copies of
the documents under RTI Act from Rs 10 to Rs. 2 per page in the greater interest
of common people.
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: The opening ceremony of Mini Market at Palin town would be held
on April 16. Local MLA Takam Tagar (Pario), Pania ADC Chuku Takar and Palin circle
officer Pisa Tarak will attend the opening ceremony as chief guest, guest of honour
and special guest respectively.
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: The Area -VI Sub Council of Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival
Council of Churches has decided to organize social service to clean the water reservoirs
located at different places of East Kameng district.
The task, first of its kind, would be done with help of various CRC units and colony
dwellers in the district.
The main aim of the drive is to prevent seasonal water borne diseases due to consumption
of unhygienic water.
The church council sought necessary help and cooperation for this noble work from
East Kameng deputy district authority.
Dulom mourns death of Paul
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: Former minister and Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee
(APMCC) president Yari Dulom expressed shock over sudden demise of B M Paul, Treasury
Officer, Daporijo on April eight.
“Paul was known to me and my family personally and the people of Upper Subansiri
will always remember him for his cool disposition and amiable nature,” Dulom said
in a condolence message.
Dulom conveyed her deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and prayed to
almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul.
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: All Tatung Welfare Society condoled the death of its former Auditor
Tatung Chadap at Lower Putung today and prayed for eternal peace of the departed
soul.He left behind a son and daughter.
Tatung was involved in various social activities and contributed a lot towards development
of the society, ATWS said in its condolence message.
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: North East Development Welfare Society (NEDWS) president has appointed
Junti Wangsa as its Tirap district unit president effective immediately for smooth
ABCC to conduct rally
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: Arunachal Baptist Church Council will take out a peaceful procession
with theme “Clean Society” from 6 am to 8 am at Abu Mission centre Pasighat during
its 4-day 3rd general meeting on April 14. The procession would be participated by
Christian community of the state. The general meeting will begin on April 12 and
will conclude on April 15.
Dr. K Thanzauva, vice president, Asia Pacific Baptist Federation cum president, Baptist
Church of Mizoram and Rev. Tar Choya, Translator, Old Testament, Nyishi Baptist Church
Council will attend the meeting as speakers.
Candle lit procession against corruption
ITANAGAR, Apr 11: A group of 15 social activists of Tezu took out a candle-lit march
at Tezu Gandhi Chowk yesterday to express solidarity with the renowned social activist
Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement.
The candle-lit march was led by Dr. Dimso Manyu, Soai Kri, Sohan Manyu, Gamso Bellai
ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labour Union (AAPGDLU) will
celebrate the May Day also known as International Labour Day at IG Park here on May
Parliamentary Secretaries Lokam Tassar and Gadam Ete will attend the function as
chief guest and guest of honour respectively. Dana Tadu has been selected as chairman
of the celebration committee.
ITANAGAR: The Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Naharlagun will celebrate the 312th Baisakhi
Utsav at Gurudwara Saheb, Naharlagun on April 14.
Besides being a harvest festival, Baisakhi is also celebrated as the Sikh New Year
and the founding of the Khalsa Panth.
The day-long celebration will start in the morning with Sadharan Padh at 10.30 am
followed by Kirtan and Katha. Guru Ka Langar (community feast) would be served at
1 pm, according to a Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Naharlagun, release.
I would like to point out a very serious problem faced by graduates of autonomous
technical colleges vis-a-vis Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission.
The problem is that the commission accepts educational certificates signed/ issued
by university authorities only.
It is evident that the commission accepts certificates issued as per university pattern
only. Under this pattern, affiliated colleges have no academic autonomy and the parent
university prescribes its courses of study, conducts examination, declares results
and issues all certificates.
But there are autonomous colleges/ institutes where instead of university pattern
autonomous pattern is followed. Under autonomous pattern, all autonomous colleges
are given complete academic autonomy by the parent university as per provision under
National Education Policy 1986 and UGC guidelines on autonomous colleges. These colleges
are allowed to prescribe their own courses of study, conduct examination, declare
result and issue all certificates except approved degree certificate which is given
by the university in convocation. Under this system, the autonomous colleges are
required to adopt semester system and follow continuous evaluation of students’ performance.
Hence, these colleges issue grade cards instead of conventional marksheets. And under
this pattern, the Dean (academics) is the authorised signatory on grade cards and
provisional degree certificates.
But in spite of the facts stated above, the grade cards and provisional degree certificates
issued by the Dean of such colleges are rejected by the commission. The commission
has been insisting the students with such certificates to get the same countersigned
by university authority/ bring afresh issued by university authority. This creates
a very awkward position for a candidate as the candidate can neither approach the
college authority nor the university to issue certificate as suggested as the certificates
have already been issued by the competent authority as per rule.
Till the other day, being a product of J.N.C. Pasighat, I also had a mindset that
an autonomous college issuing certificates of its own is indigestible. But on updating
myself on the issue, it is found that the present trend in universities/ educational
institutions favour more and more for academic autonomy advocating semester system
where there is grade card for achieving academic excellence.
The above issue has given me an impression that there might be some rule/instruction
prohibiting the commission to accept certificates issued under autonomous pattern.
If there is one, it needs to be made public so that the aggrieved may seek redressal.
This is very urgent as the commission is going to conduct a series of recruitment
examinations and many candidates with such certificate will apply.
I clarity that my intention is neither to question its wisdom nor its autonomy. But
I simply feel that what is being done as per provision of National Education Policy
and UGC guidelines should prevail.
Yingkiong, (on email)
Too many issues
I'd like to put down few of my views in-front of my fellow Arunachalis.
It's good to see that finally the eyes of our Education dept are open. Everyone including
me was really shocked when I saw our state in 2nd last position in literacy rate,
just above Bihar.
As I've been pointing out that our Govt. is doing nothing for education sector. Even
during the assembly sessions, there was no proper discussions over education. And
in the Budget plan also, there were investments on security, infrastructure, tourism
etc. but nothing important for education dept.
And now, our education minister is planning to hand over the defunct govt schools
to the private missionaries, instead of renovating and reconstructing them. Most
of these schools are neglected and in remote villages, where most of the people are
poor. Then how do you think they can afford these schools?
Moreover, talking about the Student unions, have you ever seen a student union president,
GS or any other member attending their college regularly? Instead they are seen around
some Govt. offices or around Market places on their cars, and attending some functions,
as if they are some VVIPs. But don't forget, they are just students like us. How
do they actually pass their exams? Don't they get expelled for low attendance.
Many thanks to Arunachal Times and wonderful journalists like Taba Ajum, for always
reminding about how helpless and ignorant our Govt' is. Whether it is PDS scam, NSCN
threat, Communal clashes, CHR, Illegal appointments or the recent MMS scandal, our
Govt. is actually acting deaf and waiting for these wave to pass by and some new
topic come up. As pointed out by Taba Ajum, we should feel ashamed of calling ourselves
"peace-loving" people. It no longer suits us, everything is on surface now.
Also, thanks to our Govt. for launching “Arunachal Pradesh State Wide Area Network”.
But first of all, how do you think we are going to enjoy this facility when most
of the time we spend our days without electricity? Funny, but it’s true. But, I hope
we IT- engineers will have a bright future in our state also.
Save Arunachal Pradesh.
N L Richo
NIT Patna (on email)
My heart bleeds
I would like to share my feeling and reaction to the news regarding the illegal appointments
published on March 28.
Being an unemployed postgraduate of the state my heart bled! It is still bleeding.
Where have I gone wrong?
Why couldn’t I be a the beneficiary of the 2000 jobs that was distributed ? Still
struggling even after the dozens of certificates I hold. Where did I go wrong?
Yes it would be a lie if I or any unemployed person will say we did not know of the
existence of the backdoor business.
But looking at the news, my heart bleeds and this time not for my helplessness but
of thousands of kids whose future is at stake, for a huge loss of revenues that the
unqualified low quality human capital is going to cause and the same circle of backwardness,
corruption and all ills that everyone is going face for many more years to come!
It pains me deeply, so badly that my heart just dont stop bleeding!
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