The cash reward of Rs 10 lakhs 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
CCTV installed in Pasighat Powerhouse
PASIGHAT, Apr 19: In order to strengthen the security and to check illegal activities,
the district administration today installed CCTV cameras at Pasighat Powerhouse in
presence of Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra, DPO Ponung Boring and engineers and staffs
of power department.
DC Mishra informed that it was procured under his untied fund. Such CCTV cameras
will also be installed soon in many locations like, Siang Guest House, DC and SP
offices and market places. DIPRO
School girl commits suicide
DAPORIJO, Apr 19: The body of a 17-year-old school girl, who reportedly committed
suicide, was recovered from Subansiri river on April 16.
The girl was identified as Sonam Jhah, a Class XI student of Govt Hr Sec School,
According to sources, she was suffering from depression after having failed in the
XI examination, the result of which was declared earlier on the same day.
It is also reported that her friends noticed her alone at school playground in the
morning time with the state of deep shock and frustration and her body was found
in Subansiri River on the same day.
The tragedy stricken family members have left here for their home town Bihar for
last rites of the dead.
DM directs to deposit firearms
PASIGHAT, Apr 19: District Magistrate RK Mishra, in an executive order has directed
all the firearm license holders to deposit their firearms in the nearest police stations
on or before April 30 to ensure smooth completion of PR election in the district
and Municipal election in Pasighat town in particular.
The order further said that necessary action will be taken against the license holders,
who fail to deposit their firearms on the given time. The deposited firearms will
be released on constitution of PR and Municipal bodies, the order added.
The DM also prohibited carrying of all kind of lethal weapons in office and public
places till the election process is over.
Mishra who is also District Election Officer, in a separate order instructed all
the government officers and officials/employees of the district remaining outside
the district to report back to their respective place of posting immediately to perform
ensuing election duties. The DEO urged the citizens to maintain discipline, peace
and tranquility in the society so that ensuing elections are conducted in free and
NCP, AAP, PPA to put up joint candidates in PR polls
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The State Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Aam Admi Party (AAP)
and Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA), in joint meeting, have decided to put up joint
candidates for Municipality and Panchayat elections.
Each party has also reached a seat sharing agreement in 30-member municipality in
Itanagar and Naharlagun.
“The decision has been taken in view of public frustration and sense of discontentment
against ruling Congress Government in the state,” the press statement issued by combined
media secretary Kaling Jerang said.
Stating that such a strategy was need of the hour and the combined force will defeat
the Congress policy of divide and rule and help forming a very vibrant, transparent
and secular municipality in Itanagar.
APFA to conduct selection trial
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) will conduct selection
trial to select the state team for U-16 National Football Championship to be held
from May 15 to 30.
The selection trial will be held at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium from April 21 to 23. The
players are advised to bring age proof certificate at the time of reporting at 1
pm, informed APFA general secretary G Doke.
Doke, who is also Secretary General of Arunachal Olympic Association, has appreciated
the improved performance of the state team in the recently concluded 27th North East
Games in Imphal, Manipur.
Arunachal won 53 medals -- five Gold, 16 Silver and 32 Bronze.
DC inspects site for mini-secretariat at Roing
ROING, Apr 19: Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar, accompanied by
EAC (LM) Sangeeta Yirang, AE (PWD) Okap Dai and officials from land management department
inspected the site for construction of DC’s office cum mini secretariat at Roing
The land measuring 28,620 sqm located in the middle of Roing Township has been approved
by the govt. and allotted to the GA Department for construction of the DC office
cum mini secretariat recently, informed Sangeeta Yirang EAC (LM).
This land was earlier allotted to the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) but due to permanent
shifting of their unit from Roing to some other places, the Govt has handed over
the land back to the District Administration, she further added.
Deputy Commissioner informed that the construction of the DC Office cum Mini Secretariat
will start as soon as the land allotment and other formalities are completed. DIPRO
Free vaccination camp for animals
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: On the eve of “World Veterinary Day -2013” the Arunachal Pradesh
Veterinary Association in collaboration with department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary
& DD, Govt. of A.P. is organizing Free Vaccination Camp for pet animals (Dog & Cat)
at Veterinary Hospital, Naharlagun on 27th April’2013.
Registration and de-worming prior to vaccination will be done at Vety. Hospital,
Naharlagun with effect from 22nd April’2013.
APSCW condemns MRO’s directive
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) has vehemently
condemned the directive issued by the Municipal Returning Officer, Itanagar that
women candidates have to submit a medical certificate along with her nomination paper
for the Municipal Election, as per Section 25 (3) Chapter-IV of the Arunachal Pradesh
Municipal (Election) Rules, 2011.
The directive issued by the concerned Returning Officer is totally discriminatory
in nature since there is no such provision in “The Arunachal Pradesh Municipal (Election)
Rules, 2011,” APSCW said in a release.
The Arunachal Pradesh Municipal Rules u/s 25(3) reads, “In any ward which is reserved
for women, the nomination papers shall not be treated as valid, unless the nomination
paper contains a declaration by the candidate is being verified by a competent authority
of the State Government certifying that the candidate is a woman.”
Expressing serious concern over the issue, APSCW said that the laws that have strong
bearing on the women have been framed without consultation of the APSCW, which is
apex body constituted to safeguard the rights of the women. When there is no such
provision in the Panchayati Raj Election, this specific provision is totally uncalled
for, it said.
APSCW appealed to the law making authorities to involve the APSCW in framing all
policy matters affecting the women in the State from time to time as and when sought
for by the Commission as per section 22 of the APSCW Act, 2002.
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The All Honik Hoke Welfare Association (AHHWA) has condoled the
demise of Yengneer Tachak, who passed away on April 17 at R K Mission hospital here.
Late Tachak was the Gaon Burah of Jha village under Tali circle in Kurung Kumey district.
He is survived by his four wives, two sons and six daughters.
He was an eminent social worker and was awarded as the mythology story teller of
various community of the state in the year 1995. He was also a gram panchayat member
in the year 1964, 1969, it said in its condolence message.
Offering condolences to the bereaved family members, it further prayed for the eternal
peace of the departed soul.
279 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
Kudos to Taba Ajum and Arunachal Times for bringing in to limelight the financial
crisis of state through article ' Why should poor people suffer at the expense of
the rich' published in todays edition of Arunachal Times. In addition to his excellent
piece of writing I would like to inform everyone that even if we wake up now its
already late ,but not too late to begin again.It is generally viewed that we blame
God for creating us poor and downtrodden, but my dear brother and sister, God always
gives us the freedom to choose between good and bad. After every 5 years we are given
chance to choose our rightful candidates in election. Although we poor are treated
as inferior by rich ,poor people are always superior in number game. So what now,
shall we continue to underestimate our strength? or shall we still be lured by money
power and false promises in the upcoming election? Please remember that, our lives
really begin to end the day we remain silent about things that matter.
KGBV teachers being treated differentially by govt
The Employees working under the ambitious Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV)
School run under the centrally sponsored scheme is facing lots of difficulties while
discharging their duties. The state government is giving Step- motherly treatment
to employees working under KGBV. The following information may bring lights to it.
The Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) scheme was launched by the Government
of India in August, 2004 for setting up residential schools at upper primary level
for girls belonging predominantly to the SC, ST, OBC and minorities in difficult
areas. Initially it ran as a separate scheme, but was merged with the SSA programme
with effect from 1st April, 2007.
Above information clearly suggest that there should not be difference between SSA
teachers working under State runs Government school and KGBV as the latter was merged
to same scheme from 1st April 2007. The teachers of same scheme are differentiated
not only in works but in pay structure also, which is injustice. The SSA teachers
working under State runs Government school are getting hiked salary but the SSA teachers
of KGBV are still not getting the same as per the sixth pay commission which was
implemented by the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.
So, the big question is –
1. Why the State government is giving this step-motherly treatment to SSA teachers
2. Why the salary is not hiked uniformly?
3. Is the government waiting for democratic movement from teachers of KGBV in
forms of Bandhs, Dharnas, etc,?
East Kameng, District
Capital DC Goel deserves diamond medal for his work
For the last one year state capital on regular basis is witnessing drive against
illegal encroachment. The capital road is getting widening with every passing month.
The congested and dirty Ganga market area looks better these days with parking being
regulated in Ganga area. Beside I see road widening project in many areas of capital.
The credit of all these go to Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goel and his dedicated team
of officers. Ever since DC Goel took over charge of capital he has shown remarkable
courage to take on land mafia who are illegally encroaching various parts of capital.
In one year he has done the work of 5 year and if he completes 3 year term, state
capital may witness see of change. However questions remain in our mind, whether
politician will allow him to complete his term? I don’t trust our politicians; therefore
I appeal Governor JJ Singh to personally ensure that DC Goel is made to complete
his term. He is an inspiration for young officers of state. Despite being non-APST
and coming from other part of India, he is showing immense love and dedication for
tribal people of Arunachal. The tribal officers should learn few things from him.
I am an ordinary citizen and can only pray for him. If I had the capacity I would
have given him ‘diamond medal’ for his sincerity and dedication towards work. If
Chief Secretary, Chief Minister and Governor are reading my article, I would like
to appeal them on behalf of law abiding citizen of capital, please let DC Sanjay
Goel complete his term and if possible extend the term. He is a hope for people of
capital and please don’t let this hope get diminished.
Confusing recruitment process
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to draw the attention of concern
authorities towards the following unfortunate facts. This is in connection with the
advertisement for the post of Assistant Inspector (Tax and Excise)) by the department
of Tax and Excise. Here, I would like to highlight brief history of these advertised
four posts of Assistant Inspector (T & E). Four candidates were appointed by the
department through back door on dated 07/03/2007 and later on regularized on 26/11/2007
as AI(Tax and Excise), without any interview . Their appointment and regularization
was challenged by few unemployed youth in the high court. Subsequently the court,
vide judgment and order dated 22/12/2009 quash their appointment and regularization
as it was illegal and in violation of the provisions of constitution. At the same
time the honorable court directed the department to fill up the said four posts through
fresh recruitment following proper recruitment rule within four months w.e.f 04/01/2010.
If any doubt, one can refer the WP(C) -86(AP)/2009 dated 22/12/2009 in high court.
Whereas, the department is advertising these posts now on 28.04.2013, almost four
Even more surprising is that the department did never suspend or removed these four
incumbents, despite the high court’s clear order. Till date these four Assistants
are continuing in service. How can the department allow them to continue in job when
the court has clearly quashed their illegal appointment and regularization?
The department has now advertised these four posts of AI (Tax and Excise) which are
still occupied. If there is no vacancy, how can the department advertise these posts?
Is the department trying to authenticate these illegal appointments by pretext of
conducting proper interview? There is no need for wide advertisement if these already
existing four incumbents are to be reappointed. At least photos, documents, challan
amount Rs 20 and form fees Rs 30 of our unemployed youths will not be wasted.
Therefore, this is my sincere request to the concern authorities that the recruitment
for the mentioned post maybe handover to Arunachal Public Service Commission for
transparent and fair recruitment in the greater interest of all the aspiring candidates.
Every contribution needs to be remembered
The article titled “Genesis of Nyishi Elite Society” by renowned and popular personality
of the state Dr. Joram Begi who is Ex- President of NES has been published in your
esteemed premier daily today (April 19). I, along with some of my friends have gone
through the voluminous article which does not carry any objective of conveying message
to the greater society. The author has mentioned many things, organizations and good
number of personalities of past & present, probably with an intention to give due
importance to few organizations and persons. According to our view the subjects referred
by the author has least relevancy with the origin, evolution, growth and development
of the Nyishi Elite Society. The voluminous writing is reflection of an outcome of
a meeting or convention and hence the write-up is not more than minutes of meeting.
Interestingly, the author has mentioned few names of political leaders as patronage
of the society which is totally wrong according to the prevailing situation of that
period. Though Nyishi is the largest tribe of the state but the high ranking bureaucrats,
technocrats, civil servant, business men, politician who have made a stride in the
society are countable in numbers. No doubt the then Joram Begi (of that period) immensely
contributed for growth & development of the society since the society bestowed responsibilities
to him time and again.
Moreover, the author has also mentioned some other activities which are also not
more than a tour diary of a traveler. Equally, there are many other persons who
had morally and physically contributed without involved as office bearers in the
executive group. The evolution of modern Arunachal Society including Nyishi has very
limited span of time and people who are in mid forties to mid sixties must have conclusive
knowledge on it. Whatever the situation or the circumstances had compelled the society
to run from pillar to post and here to there, have a different story to tell. Therefore,
I humbly on behalf of many genuine thinkers appeal the author to give more subjective
message to the society and cut down the narrowness approach generated to show the
factor of personal contribution probably to gain popularity from one’s interested
sections and this tendency gives an idea of some one’s inherent quality of division.
Dasher Teshi Taba
Try to feel our pain
It has been rightly pointed out by one of our friend Henko Gao that Mathematic paper
is the biggest hurdle for Arts student in job interview. In other two papers –General
English and General Knowledge, students of the entire stream have almost equal knowledge;
it is the performance in Maths that decides the fate of candidate.
It has also been rightly pointed out By Mr. Gao that only job opportunity for the
Arts student is clerical job, in our state. And APPSCE is yearly affair. If we had
knowledge that, in future we would have to solve 10th standard Maths to get govt.
job, we would have never picked up humanity stream. Because there are many who chose
arts subject not because of weakness in Maths subject, but because of interest in
the Subject (i.e studying our culture, history etc). Really it is very difficult
for us to solve X standard Maths having left it long time ago in class X. There is
no harm in keeping Maths for qualifying exam. If possible please reduce the marks
of Maths to 50% in compare to other two paper or reduce the marks of all three papers
to 50 marks in place of 100 marks ( i.e each paper of 50 marks)
Therefore we also on behalf of Arts student ,sincerely appeal to all the government
department and APPSCE to try feel our pain and think over the matter.
MDGs and its deadline
The new century opened with an unprecedented declaration of solidarity and determination
to rid the world of poverty. In 2000 the UN Millennium Declaration, adopted at the
largest-ever gathering of heads of state, committed countries - rich and poor - to
doing all they can to eradicate poverty, promote human dignity and equality and achieve
peace, democracy and environmental sustainability. World leaders promised to work
together to meet concrete targets for advancing development and reducing poverty
by 2015 or earlier.
Emanating from the Millennium Declaration, the Millennium Development Goals bind
countries to do more in the attack on inadequate incomes, widespread hunger, gender
inequality, environmental deterioration and lack of education, health care and clean
water. They also include actions to reduce debt and increase aid, trade and technology
transfers to poor countries.
The joint Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 2013 by the World Bank and International
Monetary Fund (IMF) says that urbanization helps pull people out of poverty and advances
progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but, it states that, if
not managed well, it can also lead to "burgeoning growth of slums, pollution, and
Urbanization has been a major force behind poverty reduction and progress towards
other MDGs, it says, stating that over 80 per cent of global goods and services produced
in cities and countries with relatively higher levels of urbanization, such as those
in the region, play a "major role in lowering extreme poverty".
In contrast, the report notes that two least urbanized regions, South Asia and Sub-Saharan
Africa, "have significantly higher rates of poverty and continue to lag behind on
The GMR, which is also an annual report card on MDG attainment, finds that progress
continues to lag on reducing maternal and child mortality and providing sanitation
facilities, targets which it says will not be met by the MDGs 2015 deadline.
However, the report says that progress has been "stellar" on reducing extreme poverty,
providing access to safe drinking water and eliminating gender disparity in primary
education, with these targets already achieved several years ahead of the MDGs deadline.
NES mega events begin with colourful note
YAZALI, Apr 19: The four-day extravaganza of Nyishi Elite Society (NES), commemorating
the 6th Nyishi Day, NES Silver Jubilee cum general conference commenced here this
morning amidst much fanfare with unfurling of the flag by NES president Bengia Tolum.
The general ground here witnessed a sea of people comprising executive members of
Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Assam Sahitya Sabha, Galo Welfare Society, Sajolang Elite Society,
Puroik Welfare Society, Apatani Socio-Cultural Society, Itanagar Buddhist Cultural
Society, Adi Baane Kebang, Nyishi elected representatives beside representatives
from All Nyishi Students Union, All Nyishi Youth Association, Nyishi Nyem Acham and
host delegates from various districts. Other dignitaries present on the occasion
were Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy, Health Minister Atum Welly,
Parliamentary Secretary for Land Management Padi Richo, Parliamentary Secretary for
Agriculture, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and Development Nabam Rebia. Kangir
Jamoh, president Adi Baane Kebang, the chief guest, while congratulating NES for
completing 25 years commented that the NES is showing new direction to Nyishi community
to march forward to the path of progress, prosperity and a vibrant society.
“In the last 25 years, almost three decades, my beloved Nyishi community has made
itself as one of the most progressive community of Arunachal in the field of agriculture,
horticulture, education, games and sports, ” remarked Jamoh, one of the senior most
CBO leader of the state.
Meanwhile, ABK president sought the cooperation of NES to work together for the progress
of Pan-Arunachal identity while mentioning that Nyishi being the largest tribe of
the state need to shoulder bigger responsibility.
“Future of Arunachal hinges on your maturity and wisdom, how you treat and cooperate
with your brother and sister of small communities,” he added.
Informing about historic relation between the Adi and Nyishi, Jamoh assured ‘maximum’
cooperation to NES to make Arunachal Pradesh as one of the most progressive state
of India. In his presidential speech, Tolum suggested paradigm shift from socio-economic
to cultural upgradation while stating that Nyishi have been making steady progress
in social and economic sphere sidelining cultural preservation. He also advised the
youth and future leader of the community to work with utmost sincerity for over all
development of the community.
Elaborating on the NES’s works he said that it has become a people’s movement and
symbol of unity among the members of the Nyishi community.
“If we peep into the Nyishi history, we will find that Nyishi have never got anything
without struggle and had to fight to get any social, political and economic share,”
“This silver jubilee is mainly being organized to strengthen the unity of various
communities of our state” exhorted Nabam Tuki while addressing the crowd adding how
the rikam pada performed by various communities reminded us how beautiful unity in
diversity in the state is.
While reminding the crowd how each time public should not depend on the government
he stated interdependence of communities on each other will lead to faster development
of the our state Arunachal Pradesh.
More than three thousand performers participated in mega-dance on rikam pada song,
the other attraction of the day included posthumous silver jubilee award to Tadar
Tang for his immense contribution in engineering Nyishi unification movement and
The award carries a memento and Rs 1 lakh as an assistance to the Tang Foundation
Multipurpose Society (TFMS) established on his 1st death anniversary in June 2000.
Earlier in the day, the NES team released its souvenir and documentary on Nyishi
Cultural Movement followed by release of komchi lella- remake of first audio album
of the community.
Capital Complex admn. installs CCTV camera at Banderdewa check post
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: One of the long pending security requirements in the Capital Complex
has been full-filled yesterday with the installation of two movable CCTV cameras
at Banderdewa check-post. The CCTV cameras were installed by the Capital Complex
Administration out of the Untied Fund.
The monitors of the CCTV cameras have been installed in the nearby office of the
security in-charge to see the movement of vehicles and to ensure that the security
personnel deployed are regularly checking all the vehicles entering and exiting the
State Capital, informed Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goel in a release.
The State Capital is always prone to crimes, majorly committed by people coming from
outside the State, who fled away un-noticed from the check-gates.
Installation of the CCTV cameras would help in keeping a watch on such anti-social
elements. It would also help in increasing revenue generation as the commercial vehicles
entering the Capital Complex would be videographed through these cameras. Goel along
with Capital SP visited Banderdewa check-post today to see the functioning of the
CCTV cameras and were satisfied with its implementation.
The Capital Complex Administration is also installing CCTV cameras in all the media
houses in Capital Complex to beef up their security, owing to the sensitive nature
of their job. A set of CCTV cameras at Holongi check-gate would also be installed
Assam students stage road blockade in protest against holding Malini Mela
LIKABALI, Apr 19: Hundreds of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) members,
Dhemaji district unit today observed a 3-hour road blockade at Silapathar-Likabali
PWD road to register their protest against holding of Malini Mela in the “disputed
The AJYCP, in a representation submitted to West Siang Deputy Commissioner on April
17 last stated that the West Siang administration had assured not to hold any Mela
or festival at the historical Malini Mandir at Likabali until there was an amicable
settlement of boundary dispute. ‘But, Malini Mela is being organized with a mala-fide
intention on the disputed land by the authority concerned without any consent of
the Dhemaji administration,’ the student leaders alleged.
The AJYCP, in the memorandum, further alleged that Arunachal Government is raising
objection over ongoing construction of Agriculture Science Centre and Model School
Building at Dimou. It is said that the land (revenue) is falling under Sisiborgaon
Revenue Circle in Dhemaji district and so there should be no basis of such objection.
Setting a deadline of April 30 next, the student union is requesting West Siang administration
to come and hold talk with Dhemaji administration to amicably solve the disputes
brewing at Malini mandir portion of Assam-Arunachal boundary.
It may be recalled that a tense situation ensued at Likabli area for holding Malini
Mela during April last year. The Dhemaji district administration had objected over
construction of some permanent structure at Malini Mela site, which was finally dismantled
by Assam police in presence of administrative officials.
Capital administration starts preparation for Municipal election
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The capital district magistrate, Sanjay Goel vide an executive
order under the Prevention of Defacement of Property Act 1997 has informed that every
act of defacement of property shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which
may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees or
with both. The Deputy Commissioner is taking such steps for freeing any defacement
of the property.
The District Administration vide another executive order has also banned the slaughtering
of Mithuns and other domesticated animals during the process of Municipal Election
2013 within the Itanagar Capital Complex. He has further directed all the administrative
officers of Itangar Capital Complex to comply to this order strictly to ensure that
wanton slaughtering of mithuns and other domesticated animals during the electioneering
process do not takes place .
The District Administration has further directed all not to carry any lethal weapons
including firearms, ammunitions, daos and lathis in the Capital Complex till the
election process is over. The Arms License holders of the Capital Complex are informed
that they should immediately deposit their weapons with the nearest Police Station/
Outpost on proper receipt unless specifically exempted.
East Siang DA conducts ILP checking drive, deports 12 from Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Apr 19: East Siang District Administration deported 12 persons from Pasighat
for not having valid Inner Line Permits (ILP) during its two days checking drive
conducted on April 17 and 18.
The drive was carried out by the team of magistrates namely Natek Nonang, Olak Apang,
Janes Marry Tayeng and Rani Mibang along with police personnel at various places,
like GTC, Raneghat, Medical Charali, Lower Market and 2 Mile area.
Many offenders/violators were penalized and 12 persons were deported from Pasighat
who failed to produce ILPs/valid documents before the magistrates.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner R K Mishra appreciated the officers and police personnel
for their sincerity. Mishra while seeking cooperation from the general public informed
that such drive will be continued and further urged residents not to employ any persons
without a valid ILP. DIPRO
Review meeting on PMEGP scheme
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The newly appointed industries secretary Garima Gupta has reviewed
the progress of the PMEGP schemes in the state in a review meeting held in the
conference hall of Chief Secretary today.
In her presidential address, Garima Gupta requested the bankers not to keep the application
pending, instead the applications duly recommended by the District Task Force should
be disposed off within 15 day’s time. In case the bank is not able to finance for
some reason, the application should be returned to the concerned DICs within 15 days
enabling them to make further recommendations from the waiting list.
While appreciating the problems being faced by the bank officials in far flung area
not only for recovery drive but also for management of the banks, she asserted that
despite of all constraint the PMEGP beneficiaries must be given hand holding service
by both the implementing agencies and the banker as it is a flagship programme of
the Govt of India to do away with unemployment problem. She also urged the DIC officials
and the banker to work hard in coordinated way for the interest of the general public.
Deputy Director, Industries, Goli Angu, presented the achievement position under
the scheme in the year 2012-2013. As per records, total of 253 units were allotted
to 18 districts of the State under the Scheme in the year 2012-2013. During the meeting,
the performance of Ziro, Changlang, Tezu, Yingkiong and Pasighat was revealed as
the worst performing districts with 45 percent, 70 percent, 45 percent, 40 percent
and 0.68 percent respectively. While participating in the discussion, Director, Industries
Repo Ronya, opined that there should be no delay in sanctioning of the Projects as
the concerned Bank Manager is involved in the selection process of beneficiaries.
He also raised the issue of Allahabad Bank’s refusal to finance PMEGP beneficiaries
of Sagalee Sub-Division on the ground that the area does not fall within the service
Area of that bank. He suggested that the fund under Administrative Expense received
from KVIC Hq. Mumbai should be shared with the DICs of the State as the duty of the
KVIC is done by the DIC officials for monitoring of the PMEGP Project and for joint
Recovery Drive etc.
Lead Bank Manager, SBI H C Miri, suggested that a mechanism need to be evolved so
that the Bank Managers can examine the PMEGP application before it is placed to the
District Task Force Committee. He pointed that the time period given to bank was
not at all sufficient.
After discussion threadbare it was decided that the applications received by District
Industries Centres under PMEGP Scheme would now be evaluated by the Banks before
it is placed in the District Task Force enabling the banks to examine economic viability
of the projects and thereby to avoid delay in sanctioning and disbursement, unlike
in the past, the likely units under PMEGP to be allotted to each District would be
communicated to all Deputy Commissioners in advance preferably in the month of May'
2013 enabling the District Task Force to select candidates on time so as to give
sufficient time to the bankers. Further it was also decided that all banks shall
disburse remaining installments to the beneficiaries of 2012-2013 before 31st May'
2013 so as to achieve target unless the beneficiaries is not found to have diverted
the sanctioned fund and the non-performing Banks and the DICs would be asked to explain
the reasons through the concerned DC and the concerned lead bank managers.
LDV DM calls for strict adherence to model code of conduct
ROING, Apr 19: District Magistrate of Lower Dibang Valley District, following announcement
of Panchayat Election 2013 by the State Election Commissioner of Arunachal Pradesh,
has issued an order in exercise of the power conferred under article 243k of the
Constitution of India and Section 104 of the Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Act
1997 and under Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for the guidance of political parties
and the contesting candidates under clause 4 of part 1.
The order has banned slaughtering Mithun, pig and other animals during the process
of election by all the political parties and the contesting candidates as allurement
to voters during the period when the model code of conduct is in force except under
exceptional circumstances which would include any religious or marriage ceremonies
for which written permission has to be obtained from the District Magistrate.
In yet another order, the District Magistrate under Section 144 CrPC has directed
all the license holders of arms in the district to deposit their arms along with
the license to the respective Police Station on or before April 29. The deposited
arms would be returned to owners after two weeks from the date of declaration of
results, it further said.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer of Lower Dibang
Valley District, Shiv Kumar, held meeting with the representatives of all political
parties for smooth conduct of panchayat election 2013 in his office chamber today.
In the meeting, Deputy Commissioner requested all the political parties to cooperate
and also to strictly abide with Model Code of Code for free, fair and smooth conduct
of panchayat election. He further requested them to avoid slaughtering of mithuns,
pigs and other animals for meat purpose to allure the voters during the election
and also not to use Govt. Vehicles and Institutions for campaigning, meeting purpose,
etc. He also warned them regarding bogus voting and if any person are found to be
involved in bogus voting will be dealt with strongly as per the law. He also informed
them in advance that only one polling agent for each political party will be allowed
to sit per polling booth. Directives were also given to the political parties regarding
Form A and Form B. They were told to submit a copy of both the forms to the State
Election Commission, District Election Office and to the respective Returning Officers
besides one copy to the candidate to be submitted along with the nominations. These
forms have to be submitted not later than 3 PM of the last day of filing of nominations,
One copy each of Handbook of Political Parties and Model Code of Conduct were also
issued to the representatives of all the Political Parties. Wanot Tikhak, ADC, Rakesh
Tacho, CO and representatives of various political parties like INC, BJP and PPA
attended the meeting. DIPRO
Provide maximum jobs to local youths: DC
CHANGLANG, Apr 19: Changlang Deputy Commissioner has urged all Govt. establishments
and private employers of the district like tea and timber industries and oil exploring
companies to provide maximum job opportunities to the local unemployed youth.
The DC was addressing a meeting organized to discuss about generating more jobs in
Changlang to meet the targets set by state Govt. of creating one lakh jobs in the
next five years in the entire state.
The DC asked all the private employers to submit details of the skills required in
their industries so that the district administration may take up necessary initiative
for the skill up-gradation.
It was also observed in the meeting that Changlang being a remote district there
is always information asymmetry as far as information regarding job opportunities
in CPMFs and armed forces is concerned due to which the inhabitants of Changlang
The DC requested SP and Assam Rifles to coordinate and ensure the timely availability
of such information. All departments of private institutions were requested to send
information regarding job vacancies to Employment Cell in DC office.
All the Govt. establishments and private employers of the district like timber industries,
Oil exploration Units, Tea Industries etc. participated in the meeting. DIPRO
DC holds meeting with IMFL retailers
PASIGHAT, Apr 19: Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra today held a meeting with the retail
wine shop owners of Pasighat town in his conference hall. He advised the retailers
to install CCTVs immediately in their respective shop and instructed not to sell
liquor to minors.
Mishra directed to follow closing time of 8 pm strictly.
It is observed that owners/salesmen of many shops use to sleep inside the shops for
security purpose but at the same time they also attend customers beyond the permitted
time which will be dealt strictly by administration, Mishra cautioned.
Selling of liquor by unauthorized shops has created loss to the genuine license holders
and therefore retailers should keep constant vigil on them and inform the competent
authority accordingly, he advised.
The DC asked the Supdt. (T&E) Tabor Tapak and the attending members to take social
responsibility with full of dedication. He said bulk purchasers should be identified
and brought to the notice so that bulk purchases can’t be mis-utilized in election
purpose. He highly appreciated the ongoing search operations of ABK women wing and
appealed all to cooperate in the mission.
ABK women wing seeks administrative support in fighting against drug abuse
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: Continuing its fight against drug abuse in the district, the Adi
Baane Kebang (Women Wing), East Siang district has urged the district administration
to extend help in carrying out the task.
In a memorandum submitted to the DC recently, it appealed to stop selling of abusing
substances like Opium, Ganja, Pseudoepidrine, Amphetamine, Spasmo Proxyvon, dendrite
and tobacco products like Tiranga, Ghutka and Khaini.
It further requested the DC to issue an executive order to stop selling of IMFL in
unauthorized shops like pan gumti, hotel, line dhabas and residents and to fix timing
for wine shops - 5pm in winter and 6pm in summer.
Though we have been doing awareness campaigns and IEC but there has to be additional
and rigorous efforts by other concerned people as well. Vigilance from administration,
police for counseling and motivation from medical experts along with de-addiction
and acceptance by society and rehabilitation measures also play a major role in making
the society drug free, it said.