---- Editorial ----
Student's future is at stake
Two of the state's premier technical education institutes North East Regional Institute
of Science and Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli and National Institute of Technology,
Yupia are functioning without regular directors. This is matter of deep concern for
everyone including students and parents. The apex student body of state, AAPSU, has
already raised this issue in media and sought urgent intervention of the state government
in posting regular directors at NERIST and NIT for wellbeing of the students' community
within 15 days time. Situation is so precarious especially at NERIST that the students
have been forced to carry out protest march seeking posting of a regular institute
State government should immediately take up the matter on urgent basis with Ministry
of Human Resource Department, Govt of India. Both NERIST as well as NIT are pride
of the state. They have produced many brilliant engineers who have gone on to serve
across the world. The institutes of such repute cannot be allowed to go into deep
crisis due to absence of regular director. Future of hundreds of students is at stake
and it is the duty of government to help them. State Govt should intervene at the
earliest before it gets too late.
---- Readers Forum ----
Till two 3 years back all the exams by APPSC except APPSCCE were conducted in two
stages -written and viva-voice. But now a days in the name of screen test/recruitment
test, all the exam are being made three tier.
But longer the exam procedure, there is more chance of manipulation and corruption
and unnecessary controversy.
Excuse of APPSC regarding Screen test/recruitment test is to filter the non-serious
candidates . But in written exam those are automatically filtered, no need of screen
test. APPSC should understand that all candidates are not from capital region. for
appearing in screen test poor candidates has to spend more for travel and lodging
Therefore through this letter we would like to appeal the commission to avoid the
screen test at least where vacancies/posts are less than 10. If screen test is
unavoidable please give us syllabus and if possible conduct screen test in respective
district as APPSCCCE prelims are done.
In favour of CoSAAP
Since employees are the backbone and the engine of growth to any democratic and progressive
Society, therefore, the Political masters must not quarrel with their tools. The
demands put forward by the Employees are nothing new but in accordance with the provisions
of the law and other conditions of Service Rules. Since the State Government, while
accepting the status of Statehood, has already given in writing to adhere to all
the service conditions of Central Govt., it is therefore pertinent to follow and
implement service length from 58 years to 60 years, grant transport, medical and
children education allowances, LTC and other service avenues such as Lateral Entry
System to APCS (Entry Grade) to be conducted by APPSC.
In view of the established facts in longevity of Human life span due to modern Science
and Technology and also to reap the benefits of prime experience of the employees
in their late fifties, the State Govt. as in the case of Doctors and Teachers, should
immediately and without waiting for a hammer from Court or from Modi’s Central Government,
issue Notification for retirement age to 60years. Like Assam and many other States,
our Government can increase the upper age limit for entry to Government jobs to 38
years and make huge paradigm shift in creating job opportunities in private sector
so as to lessen the unemployment problems of the Youths. The Enhancement of retirement
age will also save the imminent withdrawal of huge amount of money from State Exchequer
for at least 2 years which otherwise can be used for various developmental activities
including additional job opportunity.
Also the demand of CoSAAP for doing away with NOC for promotion and retirement is
justified as the Constitution under Article 14 provides for Equality before Law and
therefore, the employees cannot be singled out or targeted as easy preys. In fact,
it is the political, business and NGOs who are the worst encroachers of Government
land and properties. Through this letter, I appeal all to be better citizens to concentrate
more on important issues such as pressuring the Government to handover all Group-B,
Group-C and Group-D Categories jobs to be recruited through APPSC, enhance the stipend
of the Student Communities, legislate stringent laws to do away the menace of drug
addiction, Alcoholism, extremism, Youth unrest and so on.
What happened to Itanagar Green Field Airport project?
This is in response to the news report under the headline “Tezu airport is almost
ready” published in your esteemed daily on 12 April, 2017. It is great to hear that
lone civilian airport of state at Tezu is going to start operation soon. Civilian
air operation is also expected to start at Pasighat and Ziro ALG soon. These are
exciting time and hopefully it will lead to tremendous improvement in air connectivity
in the state. I am sure at this time people of Hollongi and Karsingsa (proposed Green
Airport sites within capital) must be very happy to read these news. They have successfully
the scuttled Green Field Airport project for Itanagar due to their personal greed.
If government made the mistake of arbitrarily shifting airport site from Karsingsa
to Hollongi, the people of Karsingsa-Banderdewa made another mistake by filing case
after case at court and thereby effectively putting a halt to Green Field Airport
project. In the last four years, expert teams constituted by Gauhati High Court and
Ministry of Civil Aviation after visiting both the sides twice recommended Hollongi
as permanent site taking into account various factors but project is yet to start.
It has been stated that compensation claim is quite high in Hollongi and therefore
govt is reluctant to fund the project. Some source says that as former MP and President
of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee Takam Sanjoy will benefit from land compensation
at Hollongi, MoS Home Kiren Rijiju is not very enthusiastic about the project. Only
god knows who is blocking this project? But all these reasons have given good excuse
to the state government and civil aviation ministry to put a stop to the progress
of dream Green Field Airport project. As a citizen of capital I wish to see airport
coming up in Itanagar at the earliest. Ours is the only capital in whole NE region
not to have an airport. At this juncture when Tezu, Ziro and Pasighat are soon going
to fulfill the dream of having airport, I would like to appeal people of Hollongi
and Karsingsa-Banderdewa to rise above your personal ego and interest and think for
whole capital. Why should we suffer because of you guys? I also appeal Chief Minister
Pema Khandu, MoS Home Kiren Rijiju and Governor PB Acharya to intervene. Don’t deprive
us the opportunity of having an airport in capital. Please rise above the partisan
politics. We public very much know that if government is really sincere, it can complete
any project within no time. The Itanagar Green Field Airport fiasco is classic case
of deprivation of capital region. Sincerity of state government lead by Pema Khandu
and MoS Home Kiren Rijiju will be tested based on how they tackle this complex issue.
Radab T, Itanagar
It was heartening to see that the APPSC has started a new initiative while declaring
the AE (electrical) final results.
It has started to publish the merit list of the selected candidates along with their
marks secured in written as well as viva-voce for the first time in its history.
Indeed it is a very appreciable move by the commission under the new chairman and
will go a long way in maintaining transparency and instilling confidence and faith
among aspirants and general public on the credibility and sanctity of the constitutional
The new chairman and his team deserves a big round of applause for this initiative
! And hope many more such good changes in the recruitment process will be witnessed
in the days to come.
Y. Raju, Itanagar
The right pedal
This is with regards to Result Notification of Assistant Engineer (Electrical).
No words can express the competency and will power of Chairman Taloh. By producing
marks along with the final selection list of AE electrical exam, Taloh and team has
pushed the right pedal to move the wheel of transparency and accountability. By listening
to the long pending plea of aspirants, Taloh has brought back the lost glory of APPSC
Thanks to his decisiveness and prompt action.
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