April  20

Cash reward stands


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, Daporijo.

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 fair manner.


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 Township yesterday.

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.


Death mourned

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. 


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The choice is ours

Dear Editor,

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.


Philip Jerang

Moti bagh



KGBV teachers being treated differentially by govt

Dear Editor,

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 of KGBV?

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,?


Vijay Tamang

Teacher, KGBV

Chayang Tajo

East Kameng, District




Capital DC Goel deserves diamond medal for his work

Dear Editor,

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.


Nato Tajo,





Confusing recruitment process

Dear Editor,

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 year latter.

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.


Tamuk Ali





Every contribution needs to be remembered

Dear Editor,

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

Dear Editor,

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.


Kagom Basar

Tage Dodung

T.T Tara


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 crime."

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 most MDGs.

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

Staff Reporter

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,” he recalled.

“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 Cultural Revolution.

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 soon.



Assam students stage road blockade in protest against holding Malini Mela

Prafulla Kaman

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 land.”

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, he added.  

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 suffer.

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.