ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The Rajiv Gandhi University Teachers Association (RGUTA) and Rajiv
Gandhi University Employee's Association (RGUEA) is jointly organizing a symposium
on Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 (AFSPA) and its extension to Arunachal Pradesh
on April 21 from 9.30 am in the mini auditorium of the university (RGU), Doimukh.
The objective of the symposium is to generate understanding on the Act and draw opinions
from various sections on the issue. It also aims to provide for a platform for these
various opinions to come together to form a public opinion that could be instrumental
in critically analyzing this Act and also to speculate on the future implications
of this Act.
Besides eminent academicians, journalists, politicians and civil society members,
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju is expected to take part in
the symposium where he will explain the reasons for implementation of AFSPA in the
state. The outcomes of the symposium would become the document to be placed to Govt.
of India later.
ACR condemns Army atrocity
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: While condemning the recent incident at Tarrasso, where three Arunachalee
women were molested by army personnel, the Arunachal Citizen’s Rights (ACR) has demanded
the concern authority to take adequate measures to stop such atrocity and safeguard
the rights of innocent people.
Describing the incident shocking and unfortunate, the human rights group said that
the Armed Force Special Power Act (AFSPA) was imposed to help administration tackle
insurgency. But in the process innocent people are being harassed which is very unfortunate,
said ACR in a press statement.
ACR hoped this kind of atrocity on public by army would not recur in future.
Union condemns assault on mother
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: All Sartang Students’ Union (ASSU) has strongly condemned the reported
physical assault on mother of three children from Bomdila by some miscreants on April
While condemning the inhumane act, the ASSU urged the West Kameng district administration
to take strong action against those involved in the assault on the woman.
8th Nyishi Day celebrated
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The 8th Nyishi Day was celebrated here at Nyikum Nyia Hall, Nyirubjolli.
The President, Nyishi Elite Society Bengia Tolum in his address reminded that this
is not only to celebrate this auspicious day, but to acknowledge the great sacrifice
and contributions of social activists late Nicham Sonam, Tadar Tang, Dera Natung,
Techi Takar, Nyari Welly and others, towards the community and outlined the genesis
of the Nyishi unification movement. He urged the members to be united and strong
including the elected leaders. He vowed to vigorously pursue the Pan Arunachal approach
strategy adopted in the Silver Jubilee Conference of Yazali in April 2013. The President
also outlined the NES theme 2015-“Mould Youth character and mindset for ensuring
their secured future.”
The social pioneers, the Presidents/Chairmen and General Secretaries of Nyishi community
based social organizations- All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU), All Nyishi Youth Association
(ANYA), Nyishi Nyem Acham (NNA), Central Nyokum Committee (CNC), Nyishi Service Engineers
Forum (NSEF), Nyishi Agri-allied Extension Society (NAAEA) with their executive members,
former Presidents and General Secretaries of Nyishi Elite Society, the senior and
socially active members of the community enthusiastically took part in the programme.
The Chief Co-ordinator of the programme, Bengia Amit while addressing the gathering
said that “Nyishis have to work hard to rebuild our image. It is very sad that due
to few black-sheeps, the image of our society is getting a sound beating in the eyes
of other communities. We must remain vigilant; thwart the evil designs and destructive
motives of some people. By virtue of being largest tribe of our state we have greater
onus of building a strong, vibrant and self reliant Arunachal Pradesh”
The General Secretary, Tarh Tabin led obituary reference for Late P.R Kyndiah, who
passed last month, the then union Minister of Tribal Affairs, who introduced the
bill for change of nomenclature from derogatory Dafla to Nyishi.
In a major shift to the usual celebration programmes, a seminar on various issues
of social importance was also conducted and a Nyishi poem recitation programme.
Later, certificates of proficiency with mementos were presented to the three toppers
and three consolation awards for the essay writing competition conducted at Govt.
College, Doimukh on 12th March 2015 on the theme.
The programme was interpolated by colourful cultural programme by the Nyishi Art
& Culture Welfare Society (NA & CWS) led by its President, Shri Bengia Tabb and General
Secretary, Neelam Pope.
Pakke Mini Hydel restored
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: Bringing much relief to denizens of Pakke-Kessang, the Pakke-Kessang
Mini Hydel Sub-Station (1x30)KW has been restored recently. This was informed by
the department source to this daily over telephone. The mini hydel had remained dysfunctional
for last one year causing darkness in entire Pakke valley. However with the restoration
of the mini hydel, the people are getting uninterrupted power supply, informed the
The mini hydel was inaugurated by then Chief Minister Mukut Mithi way back in January
2001 in presence of then local MLA late Dera Natung amidst roaring applause from
the public for the electrification of the valley. Since then not much effort was
put by the department concern for its maintenance. The 30 KW mini hydel hardly mitigates
the power requirement of the consumers in the town, as the current requirement of
Pakke-Kessang town according to the Power department sources is 150 to 200KW.
RGUSU concerned over financial alleged mismanagement
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: Taking serious note of the state government’s alleged financial
mismanagement leading to common people to suffer, the Rajiv Gandhi University Students’
Union (RGUSU) has called upon the people of the state to rise to the occasion and
voice against it.
Criticizing the state government for the current alleged financial crisis, the RGU
students union in a release said that failing to produce utilization certificate
indicates how funds are being siphoned off.
“While the government employees are not getting salaries on time the payment of contractors
are blocked and GPF and NPS exploited,” the students union alleged.
Extending its whole-hearted support to the proposed April 20 rally by Arunachal Anti
Corruption Sena, RGUSU appealed to all to join the protest rally and raise their
voice against the alleged financial mismanagement.
Hunting, fishing banned at Korang area
PASIGHAT, Apr 19: Taking a serious note on rampant killing of wildlife and fishing
in rivers of Korang area, the villagers Korang in East Siang district have imposed
a ban on such illegal and destructive activities in their area.
The decision to impose ban on fishing other than conventional methods in Dobung river,
hunting and collection of forest resources was taken in a Village Council meeting
last month. The meeting chaired by Korang village Head Gaon Burah, Taken Pago further
decided to impose penalty of Rs 30,000 on violator(s) of the ban order besides seizing
his/her firearms or other weapons used for hunting.
It is reported that indiscriminate hunting and fishing besides collection of forest
products are posing serious threat to natural beauty and ecosystem of the area.
Meanwhile, the village council of Korang has appealed to the district administration
to check illegal hunting and fishing in their area. They sought cooperation from
all sections of people in the district to protect wildlife and natural resources
of Korang area.
Cong protest rally
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: District Congress Committee and Block Congress Committees of Kra
Daadi District organized a rally to protest against Land Acquisition Bill of BJP
Govt. and the election of manifesto of BJP during Delhi Assembly election.
Rally which was participated by PHE and WS Minister Takam Pario, Parliamentary Secretary
(Civil Supply etc) Markio Tado, APCC General Secretary APCC (i/c Kra Daadi district)
Minkir Lollen, DCC president Techi Azad, party workers and cadres registered strong
protest against the Land Acquisition Bill and the election manifesto terming the
people from North East as immigrants.
4th Convocation of NERIST
NERIST can be the best human resources hub: Governor
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology
(NERIST) can play a pivotal role of a facilitator in providing students of the region
with expertise thereby producing best human resources in the field of science and
technology, said Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma.
It is a matter of great pride and satisfaction that the institute, despite limited
resources, has been able to excel against all odds and challenges by producing skilled
and trained human resources, the Governor said while addressing the 4th Convocation
of NERIST today.
“I have seen NERIST growing and its students constantly setting new examples of excellence
in numerous fields. They have competed and performed with the best talent pool drawn
from some of the premier institutions of the country,” he said, adding that the journey
shouldn’t stop here. They must not become complacent and content over what they have
achieved over the years, he added.
Felicitating the students, who have been awarded with degrees, the Governor emphasised
that NERIST must set newer targets, create new benchmarks and provide fresh examples
of performance, innovation, and excellence.
The Governor said that NERIST has also become a centre of excellence to do substantive
and focused research in areas of the regional concerns. Reiterating his concern for
flora and fauna and need for developmental activities, the Governor said that along
with conservation of flora and fauna the people want development. Development and
environment protection can go hand in hand if the young scientists and members of
faculty explore innovative ways to address this issue.
He also stressed on improving teacher-student relationship, which he opined is vital
to upgrade the quality of education in the region.
Chairman, Board of Management, NERIST, Air Marshal (Retd) Pranab Kumar Barbora, Director,
NERIST Prof. P.K. Das, Deans, Registrar, Heads of Departments, faculty Members and
staff of the Institute, members of the NERIST Society, Board of Management and Academic
Council and students of NERIST were present on the occasion.
Earlier, the Governor laid the foundation stone of the Administrative Block in the
NERIST campus. PRO to Raj Bhavan
BJP leaders to look into demand for repeal of AFSPA
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The central BJP leaderships have assured a delegation of state
BJP that they would take up with the central government the demand for repealing
AFSPA from Arunachal Pradesh.
The assurance was given when a team of state BJP led by president Tai Tagak met several
party leaders, including MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi in the last
couple of days and apprised them of the people’s stiff opposition to extension of
the Act in a state like Arunachal Pradesh where there is no any home grown insurgency
Criticizing the state government for allegedly misleading public that AFSPA was enforced
in the state by BJP Government, the party demanded the ruling Congress Government
to make public the March 27, 2015 notification (as published in some local media)
enforcing AFSPA in 12 districts of the state bordering Assam. “It was the State Congress
Government who recommended for enforcement of AFSPA in Arunachal Pradesh on September
17, 1991 which was later extended up to 20 km inside the state from Assam boundary
during the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre,” said the state BJP.
The state government has dragged BJP into controversy only to divert the attention
of people from the alleged financial mismanagement issue as revealed by a former
finance minister, alleged the party.
The BJP also demanded constitution of high level committee to probe into the whole
gamut of the former Finance Minister’s revelation.
AAPSU to launch movement against AFSPA and APUAPA
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: The consultative meeting organized by All Arunachal Pradesh Students’
Union (AAPSU) on Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958 and Arunachal Pradesh
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (APUAPA), 2014 here today unanimously decided
to constitute a Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) to carry forward the movement
against AFSPA & APUAPA.
The JCC to be spearheaded by AAPSU will be comprised of presidents or leaders from
various organizations, NGOs and prominent persons in the state.
The Committee will conduct state-wide awareness campaign on AFSPA and APUAPA which
will be followed immediately by launching of mass democratic movement.
The meeting also decided to submit a memorandum to Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and
Union Home Minister, Govt. of India on issue of AFSPA and APUAPA by AAPSU. Although
the meeting welcomed the assurance given by Union MoS Home to partially roll back
AFSPA from Arunachal Pradesh, JCC in coordination with NESO will continue to campaign
for total repeal of the Armed Forces Act from Arunachal Pradesh and all other North
Eastern states where the Act is in force.
The meeting was chaired by AAPSU President Kamta Lapung and attended by human rights
activist Babloo Loitongbam, NESO Secretary General Sinam Prakash, representatives
from various organisations, political parties, NGOs, students, scholars etc.
Sachin Gaonkar, cyclist with
a mission reach Itanagar
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: As part of his entire India cycling tour with objective to create
awareness on mental health including addicted people across India, Sachin Gaonkar,
a cyclist reached Itanagar on Saturday. Sachin from Maharashtra started his journey
on 7th January 2015 from Thane. He set off on a mission called Cycle Parikrama, exploring
India on mental health issues.
So far the mental health activist has covered 15 states including all the Northeast
states except Sikkim with 6700 kilometers. He reached Gohpur Assam this afternoon
on his way to Sikkim. Gaonkar expedition will end at Thane on 15 August 2015 after
circling north India touching Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Gujarat. He aspires
to cover 25 states in India with 14000 kilometers in 223 days. Speaking to The Arunachal
Times, Sachin disclosed that he covers 80 kilometers distance in a day on flat road
and 40 to 50 kilometers in hilly areas.
Poi Sangken marks end of Sangken
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: With the end of popular Sangken Festival of Theravada Buddhist
communities on April 16, Poi-Sangken was held here at Theravada Buddha Vihara Itanagar
Poi Sangken is a valedictory function organized after the successful conduct of 3
days Sangken and is decided by the Theravada members when to hold it in their respective
places of worship on the last day of Sangken.
The joyous festivity of Sangken ends with shifting of images of beloved Buddha from
makeshift temple to main monastery at a particular time and interval mentioned as
per Sangken Cha which is the Astrological Sangken Calender of the Theravada Buddhist
communities written in Tai Khampti Script. This year’s Sangken Cha in Tai Khampti
script was prepared by Venerable Pingyasiha Mahathero, Chief Monk of Chongkham Buddha
The Poi-Sangken in Itanagar was held in a grand manner. The Head Monk of Theravada
Buddha Vihara Venerable Ratnadeepa along with Buddhist Scholar Aryadhamma chanted
and offered prayer for good luck, happy life, peace, prosperity and good health for
every living being. People from all walks of life participated in the Poi Sangken
ceremony. The ceremony ended with arrangement of community feast for its members
besides splashing and drenching each other with scented water.
Nocte film documenting traditional system screened
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: A Nocte documentary titled ‘Atei Awa Damaan Ko’ (following the
footsteps of our ancestors) was screened today at Deomali Rangsom Hum today. DIPRO
Denhang Bosai is the director, script writer and narrator of the documentary.
Namsang MLA Wangki Lowang who attended the screening lauded the theme of the film
and hoped that the young Noctes would be inspired to value the value of their age-old
traditional systems. He said that such documentary would be useful for the research
scholars in future and urged the youth to take a keen interest in documenting the
facets of Nocte life. He lamented that many invaluable folk arts were truly things
of the past thanks to onslaught of more dominant cultures from outside. The MLA appreciated
the filmmaker Denhang Bosai for his untiring effort in showcasing the rich Nocte
culture and traditions to the outside world.
Bosai disclosed that it was a humble effort on his part to document some of the fast
vanishing precious Nocte folk arts for the coming generations. He thanked the cast
and crew who worked really hard to make the film happen. The film would be uploaded
soon on Youtube, added Bosai.
The show was attended by former minister and an authority on Nocte traditional system
Wangpha Lowang, Principal and Professors from WRG College, Deomali, PRI leaders and
public. The documentary received a resounding response from the viewers. The documentary
was first screened at Khonsa on 8th April.
Noted social worker Nyong Panyang passes away
ITANAGAR, Apr 19: Renowned social worker and father of Nanni Dai, Editor of Echo
of Arunachal, Nyong Panyang died aged 88 years at his native village Ngorlung after
a prolonged illness yesterday.
He is survived by his wife, four sons, five daughters and many grandchildren.
He was born to late Alum Panyang and late Oyam Panyang at Pongging village in Upper
Siang district in 1927.
Panyang also worked with PL James, then APO of Pasighat during 1950s and pioneered
in raising various commercial crops in Siang belt, and recognizing his contribution
toward forestation, the Department of Forest & Environment also rewarded him during
After voluntarily retirement from his service life, he was nominated as GPM of Ngorlung
village in 1961 and elected as ASM in 1992-93. He was also the founding president
of Donyi Polo Vidya Niketan, Ngorlung and was holding the post of chief adviser at
the time of his last breath. He also served in various capacities for the organizations
like RSS, VHP and AVP.
Last rites of late Panyang was performed today at Ngorlung village in presence of
host of villagers’, family members and well-wishers’ like former CM Gegong Apang,
Arunachal Pradesh State Information Commission member Nanom Jamoh, former minister
Tobar Jamoh and representatives from RSS.
While attending the final rite, former CM Gegong Apang recalled the contribution
made by late Panyang in the capacity of social worker and panchayat leader and expressed
grief for losing a good friend.
A lot has been said and written about armed forces special power act (AFSPA) in the
last few days. Ever since government of India decided to extend AFSPA to 12 districts
of Arunachal, a heated debate broke out over it. Even though few Arunachalees especially
the rich and elite section supported the move of home ministry, majority of Arunachalees
bitterly opposed it. The opposition was so intense that it forced government of India
to back off. During his recent visit to state MoS Home Kiren Rijiju declared that
centre has decided to roll back the decision to extend AFSPA to 12 districts of state
and will maintain earlier decision of limiting it to within 20km from Assam boundary.
In the meanwhile, Indian army allegedly molested three women on April 6 at Jullang
village in Lower Taraso under Papum Pare district. However to the horror of victim,
MoS Home Kiren Rijiju who is also Member of Parliament from western parliamentary
constituency termed the report published in local dailies about incident as “drama
of false accusation against Army” in the social networking site. Diligently he tried
to tarnish image of journalists and media by trying to portray Taraso incident report
as ‘false’ one. His action shows his insensitivity towards his own people. Also few
local media houses were busy trying to pull down each other’s image using Taraso
incident. But the truth prevailed as initial investigations by the state police have
confirmed the involvement of the Indian Army in the case. People of Arunachal should
not play politics over such sensitive issue of the molestation of womenfolk. There
is always time for politics but one should refrain from politicizing an issue which
concerns safety and security of the women.
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The politics over the land acquisition bill
Through your esteemed daily, I wish to express my views on the recent Land Acquisition
Bill of the government of India. Definitely, it is fact that the post- liberalization
economic milieu in India has resulted in a ravenous appetite for land to meet the
demands for the industrialization, infrastructure building, urban expansion and resource
extraction. But this strong appetite should not compromise right to livelihood of
the poor which is one the fundamental rights of the Citizens of India. The country
has already been witnessed numbers of social conflicts like Singur, Nandigram, Kalinganagar
and the other over land acquisition.
Land acquisition in India refers to the process of land acquisition by the central
or state government of India for various infrastructures and economic growth initiatives.
The Colonial era of Land Acquisition Act of 1894 was replaced by the Right to Fair
Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Act, 2013.which came into force
from 1 January 2014.
Recently, The National Democratic Government has introduced its own terms of Land
Acquisition bill which was greeted with bitter criticisms from the opposition parties
and several NGOs. Its own party ally in Centre, Maharashtra Shiv Sena also boycotted
NDA meeting on land acquisition bill. Anna Hazare, the prominent social activist
and Gandhian termed it as 'draconian law'.
The proposed land acquisition Bill of NDA government explicitly indicates that the
corporate bodies have a big say in Modi's so-called 'minimum government and maximum
governance' and it seems as 'Corporatocracy' which is termed as 'Power Elite' by
The corporate bodies are highly active and influencing every major policy and programme
of the government. In the context of the proposed bill, major bone of contentions
are as under: it removes consent clause for acquiring land for five areas-industrial
corridors, public private partnership projects, rural infrastructure, affordable
housing and defense. Secondly, the word 'private company' replaced with 'private
entity'; a private entity is an entity other than a government; it could include
a proprietorship, nonprofit organization, or other entity under any other law. Thirdly,
the bill also exempts from procedural safeguards like social impact assessment and
other monitoring activities. Fourthly, the Act is silent about the compensation to
landless labour, forest land cultivators, forest produce labors etc. The last major
flaw is that an offence committed by government official during the land acquisition
process, will be prosecuted with prior sanction of the government.
In order to sustain the economic growth story, development projects are the need
of the hour. However, the acquisition for development projects must ensure that the
fruits of development are shared equitably by diverse sections of the society. The
government is being alleged that instead of keeping its promises, rather, it is playing
rubber stamp of corporate houses. To be fair, BJP should remember that they lost
2004 general election for its anti-farmer approach in spite of 'India Shining'. This
history will repeat if it fails to address the grievances of the common interest
of the Common people. It makes a noteworthy point, what Jeremy Bentham says "Public
policy should be in the principle of greatest happiness of the greatest number".
Good performances by a single school
It is learnt from a reliable source that the Govt. Hr. Sec. School Basar, West Siang
have secured the most Top-Ten Ranks in the Arun Board Class XI examination 2014-15
at the district level.
It would be good to praise and encourage these students by organizing felicitation
program which will be beneficial not only for these students but also for others
So the students union, NGOs, PRI members, concerned head of the institution and well
wishers of Basar area are requested to initiate an encouraging step for these students
so that these students excel in future and glorify the Govt. Hr. Sec. School Basar
in CBSE board examination 2015-16.
May God bless these students abundantly.
Opium versus cigarette
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to say few words regarding The Arunachal
Times headlines 'Police fire in air to disperse irate opium cultivators'. I appreciate
those police personnel for carrying out a drive to destroy poppy cultivation at Chaklagam
circle under Anjaw district.
Well, any tobacco, drugs, opium, kani, ganja are injurious to health and Govt. is
strictly fighting against illicit practices. There are many NGOs also working trying
their level best to stop such ill practices.
Now my question is that if Police, NGO organization and govt. can destroy the poppy
cultivation of the jungle which is away from the village, town and cities but why
they can't destroy the cigarette being sold openly in market as it is harmful to
the smokers as well those near them. The practice of smoking is increasing day by
day and most of the victims are school going children.
I'm not encouraging the opium cultivation but some parents are dependent on opium
cultivation as their source of income. With money earned from selling opium, they
send their Children to school and even run
their families also. Opium cultivation is one kind of business for them so the govt.
should take proper alternatives measures for them before destroying their poppy cultivation.
If they really want to stop drug addiction, then they should first stop the selling
of cigarette in market places and destroy their factories and then they should destroy
Lastly, I would like to "say no to Smoking".
MA II Sem,
Dark side of PPEMs and AMRs
We all know how indispensable electricity in today's life is. Life literally comes
to standstill without it. From hand gadgets to kitchen appliances, nothing's going
to work for you without electricity. Given the horrible water supply in the capital
complex, people depend heavily on the motor pumps to meet their daily need. And you
can further imagine how it would be without water. You've got important works to
attend to; children have got exams and what not. We could readily conclude that,
today, without electricity we don't get the time and space to perform our duties.
Our latest experience with the Pre-Paid Energy Meter (PPEM) and Automated Remote
Metering (AMR) vindicates the popular public outcry against it. "You never know until
it happens to you." On the holiday of Rongali Bihu, the power supply disconnects
abruptly during the broad daylight for the obvious reason of balance finishing off.
We tried every possible means to get the system recharged but to no avail. The whole
building without a respite reeled under scorching sunlight and utter darkness till
the next day until the recharge counter reopened. During the night, the distant high
mast lamp seemed only the solace in the vicinity much like the Bilbar's khichdi.
We raise this issue with a credential of being one of the sincere customers for the
last 15 years of our stay in the capital who have been paying their bills regularly
without fail or delay. We switched to PPEM and AMR on the assurance of better service
delivery and as an encouragement from our side towards the technological shift. It
is a welcome step to curb the power pilferage and non-payment of electricity bills.
But frankly, the overall experience with the PPEM and AMR has been distasteful. The
above mentioned worst experience has compelled us to pen our concern through your
Firstly, rather than being economical it has been a burden on consumers. Rapid finishing
off of recharge amounts clearly indicates zeroing anomaly in the system or the unit
counter set so fast that the rate of consumption shortens the stipulated days it
should have lasted. The amount that we paid as monthly bill earlier lasts only half
a month or maximum 20 days now for the same usage pattern.
Secondly, there is a talk of 'Grace Period', wherein, the customers are supposed
to get some time even after the zero balance so that the recharge could be done by
that time. Well, honestly, we didn't receive that period. Grace period must be provided
during the holidays in particular as customers could always recharge on working days.
Thirdly, the power department promised to facilitate online recharge mechanism. Sadly,
this hasn't been put in place till now; otherwise, we wouldn't have suffered for
the same. The department could tie-up with the existing online recharge websites
like rechargeitnow, freecharge, paytm,etc. Or least they could issue recharge coupons
and easy recharge options which the customers could readily get in the market till
a full-fledged online recharge mechanism of its own is launched.
Lastly, in absence of online recharge facility, the department should have at least
facilitated 24x7 helpline number and kept recharge counter open especially during
holidays till the online recharge facility is put in place. Had this facility been
in place from the beginning, many households would not have bore the brunt of long
hour power cuts and a day of anxious wait to get recharged.
This whole scheme has been rolled out without keeping in mind the necessary mechanism
and infrastructure associated with it. It has only resulted into additional burden
and suffering for the sincere customers. It's like we are made to suffer just in
the name of curbing power pilferage and non-payment of bills. We are not supposed
to pay for them too, are we?
Lack of holistic approach leading to unsatisfactory services would augment the latent
displeasure already widespread among the people. If the power department further
delays to address the grievances, the public clamour against the PPEM and AMR will
only grow further.
Adi Village, Zero-point
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