ITANAGAR Aug 05: Along with rest of the country, the celebration of fraternal love,
the Raksha Bandhan was observed at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar today. Number of students
from schools and members of Brahma Kumaris from Raja Yoga Centre, Itanagar turned
up at Raj Bhavan to tie ‘Rakhi’ to Governor Gen JJ Singh.
Accepting the sacred thread and sweets from the children and Brahma Kumaris, the
Governor extended his assurance of care and protection. He expressed his hope that
the occasion will spread universal love and peace in the world. Along with the rituals
of auspicious occasion, the students of Vivekananda Kendra Vidhyalaya, Chimpu led
by Geetha Veluswamy distributed greeting cards, with messages of Arun Jyoti to all.
Sister B.K. Junu and Dr. B.K. Jayadev Sahoo apprised the Governor on the activities
of the centre in its endeavour for all round socio-spiritual up-liftment of humanity
and to establish world peace.
Later, the Brahma Kumaris and students from schools tied Rakhi to every officials
of the Raj Bhavan and distributed sweets on the occasion.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu celebrated Raksha Bandhan with Brahma
Kumaris, VKV students and Itafort area children at his residence.
A visibly happy Khandu greeted the Brahma Kumaris, students and children and wished
them a very happy and prosperous life ahead while they tied Rakhi on his wrist.
True to the sobriquet ‘ Sentinels of North East ‘ given to Assam Rifles, personnel
of 19 Assam Rifles reiterated their vow of protecting the people of North East during
Rakshabandan celebrations organized at its Battalion Headquarters, Khonsa. It was
heart warming and emotional moment when girl students and sisters of Vivekanand Arun
Jyoti Sthania Kendra, Khonsa tied ‘Rakhis’ to the Officers and Jawans in the unit
area. Interaction with and generating goodwill among civil populace has been the
focus areas in modus operandi of 19 Assam Rifles. In the past also, civilians have
been part of a number of festivities organized by the unit. This initiative by the
Battalion will further give impetus to warm and cordial relations between the people
of Khonsa and Assam Rifles
Serving far away from their families, the Jawans were reminded of their sisters back
home on this solemn occasion. The young girls from VK Arun Jyoti emotionally completed
the duty of their own sisters by tying Rakhis.
The Scouts and Guides of the state today celebrated Raksha Bandhan at state headquarters,
Bharat Scouts and Guides, Polo Colony, Naharlagun.
Guides tied Raskha sutra to Education Minister Taker Kipa, Education Commissioner
Hage Khoda, Director of Education T Taloh, Joint Director of Sechool Education B
Yirang, DDSE cum state secy BS&G Hage Tatung and Commandant Ist Bn NCC, Col Ravi
Sahu, Arunachal Pradesh and other officers on the occasion.
Maintain status quo along the border: Khandu tells Assam
ITANAGAR, Aug 05: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has called on his Assam counterpart
to maintain status-quo along the border. In a press statement, he said that since
the matter was already with the Local Boundary Commission (LBC) constituted by the
Supreme Court, both the states should await the decision of the LBC.
Arunachal Pradesh state government has seriously viewed the repeated attempts made
by some tea planter from Assam to encroach and capture the Dokum-Gorubandha area
under Papum Pare district of the state.
It is reported that the land officially under the constitutional boundary of Arunachal
Pradesh was given to Border Road Task Force for setting up of an office.
The people of the area objected to the setting up the office and stopped the personnel
from clearing the area. They claim that the land is under the constitutional boundary
Chief Minister further said that “It is unfortunate that the neighbouring state is
even misleading the media accusing Arunachal of encroaching which is far from truth”.
Border has been the bone of contention between the Assam and Arunachal and violent
confrontation has been witnessed as both the government stick to their respective
PRIs demand complete devolution of 3 Fs before polls
ITANAGAR, Aug 5: Arunachal Pradesh Panchayat Raj Coordination Committee (APPRCC)
have demanded complete devolutions of functions, functionaries and finance (3 Fs)
before the Legislative Assembly Election.
The Notification of devolution of power by the State Government is an eye wash and
baseless for the PRI's as devolution of financial powers in the notification issued
in October 2008 have been omitted, the Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) leaders
They wanted to know why the financial powers have not been reflected in the Notification
while demanding rectification to ensure proper implementation of developmental programmes
in the State.
As per the provision of 73rd Constitutional amendment, the Central Government has
repeatedly earmarked for devolution of powers to PRI's but State Government is yet
to comply with the orders, the leaders said while calling for immediate government
notification for complete devolution of 29 subjects under PRIs.
It further said that PRI's be allowed to finalise the schemes in DPC for onward execution
and implementation through PHE Department and allow the Zilla Parishad Chairperson
and Member Secretary/District Planning Officer to operate a Joint Accounts for smooth
functioning of DPC.
Inclusion of 30% Budgetary Allocation from the State Plan fund for PRI's bodies and
equal distribution of grant in aid for the construction of GP/Panchayat Ghar, merger
of DRDA with the Panchayati Raj Institution, routing of all matters related to implementation
of programmmes and policies of DRDA's through the concerned Zilla Parishad Chairpersons,
fund provision for Honorarium to PRI members are other demands. It further called
for initiatives by the government to bridge the gap of those areas which are not
under border area development plan and urban mission. he PRIs are demanding conversion
of Arunachal Pradesh Apex Bank to Arunachal Pradesh Gramin Bank to be guided and
monitored by the Panchayati Raj Institutions.
Meanwhile the leaders informed that the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has assured
them that demands placed by the leaders would be taken up at the next cabinet meeting
and appropriate steps towards full devolution would be taken up before the next
assembly elections. The leaders had met the Chief minister today to discuss their
Model vill., Dolphin Mishing Club register win
naharlagun, Aug 5: Model Village Football Club (MVFC) defeated Banderdewa Karsingsa
team 5-1 in the first match while Dolphin Mishing Club pipped BTFC 1-0 in league
level match of the 3rd Abotani Cup Football Tournament played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium
Taba Rakesh found the thrice in 14th, 28th and 63rd minute while Loie Kena scored
two goals in 44, 59 minutes for MVFC. The lone goal for Banderdewa Karsingsa team
was scored by Agon Taying (48 min.).
In another match played between Dolphin Mishing FC and BTFC the former defeated the
latter by a solitary goal scored by Biju Pegu in 18th minutes.
HNFC vs NLFC (2 pm)
IMFC vs. SSC (3.30 pm)
An inspiring account of a man and orphan Hillock Gibbon
Jairampur, Aug 05: The bond of friendship and love between a human and member of
wild life is truly encouraging in a state like Arunachal Pradesh where every wild
animal are treated as an exotic dinner.
Here is a man who rescued an infant hillock gibbon (a very rare species of Ape only
found in Asia) out of compassion, a year back in 2008.
Bishnu Newar is a field labourer working in PWD Jairampur. As usual, he was cycling
towards his working site to Lalpool, 7 Km away from the Jairampur Township; midway
he halted to answer the call of nature. So when he went a few meters inside the jungle
he was scared to encounter the mother and her howling infant.
After a closer glance at the duo, did he found out that the mother was dead. For
a split second he was confused. But compassion for the orphan baby stop him from
walking away. He piggybacked the baby Ape and took him home.
Not used to taking care of animal, he did the next best thing. He fed the monkey
milk from a feeding bottle.
The story began there. The baby lived with him. In few months, the infant became
so friendly with him that wherever he went the monkey tailed him sitting on his shoulder.
Indeed it’s an amazing tale of a friendship between a human and a wild animal. Further
inquiry revealed that he has been influenced by the nature enthusiast and shutterbug
Arif Siddiqui under whom he works.
He says, “Arif Sir asks me to accompany him whenever he went to take shots of the
butterflies and landscapes during off days and Sundays. Accompanying him began to
evolve inside me the love for nature and wildlife.”
Now a year has passed, Raja (as he named him) has been living with him as a family
In between this time he also tried to abandon the monkey in the jungle but his endeavor
failed because each time he tried the monkey came back to him. So he decided to keep
it with him.
But he was soon informed about the illegality of confining a rare species. “I was
ignorant about it so I’ve been keeping it in my house. But now when I’m acknowledged
about it I would like to hand it over in safe custody of Wildlife Wardens as it won’t
be possible for this friend of mine to survive in the harsh jungle.”
He expressed his feelings, “Though it’ll be a very painful moment for me to part
from Raja as I’ve brought him up as my own child but respecting the norms I’ll offer
his custody to the wildlife wardens.”
“I’m waiting for the concerned departments from Itanagar to respond as well come
here to take custody of Raja to provide him a safe and secure home” says the man
who brought the orphan baby.
The Namchik valley Society for Eco-Tourism and Wildlife Conservation, praising such
exemplary efforts has opted to help the rescuer in handing over the Hoolock Gibbon
to the concerned department.
Arrest warrant for non compliance of APIC order
ITANAGAR, Aug 05: Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission has issued a bail able
arrest warrant against Deputy Director Art and Culture who is the PIO of the department
for his failure to comply with the Commission’s interim order.
The officer was summoned to attend a hearing on July 31 after a complaint by a citizen.
However the officer did not turn up nor did he give any written communication to
Meanwhile the officer has been given a chance to explain why a penalty should not
imposed on him under relevant sections of RTI.
Arunachal- a new hotspot tourist destination
The whole world is aware of the role of Tourism and its impact on the socio-economic
growth of every country. In view of this, countries are augmenting their respective
tourism industry from better to best. The wandering tourists are always searching
to explore new areas. Of late, the hidden Arunachal Pradesh has been opened to international
tourists banking on its treasure of potentialities to offer all the delights of various
types of visitors. It has all the prudent destinations from snow-capped mountains
to scenic pastured landscapes that can enchant the sightseers to no end. Interestingly,
this new picturesque tourist circuits of the world is bounded by three countries
namely Myanmar in the east, China or Tibet in the north and Bhutan in the west and
also there are seven neighboring northeast states making it every potential for cross-border
tourism, trade and marketing.
Arunachal Pradesh is blessed with innumerable rivers and rivulets offering all kinds
of odd adventure tourism like rafting, and angling and has largest forest cover in
India’s northeast.The evergreen forests with magnificent herbal trees of high medicinal
and commercial values have tremendous prospect for trekking and hiking under Herbal
Tourism and Eco Tourism, along with the prospect for rare Wildlife Tourism. The treasure
of orchids of the state brings heady smiles on the faces of orchid lovers.
The travel circuits include spiritual pursuits as Arunachal is known for monasteries,
temples, ancient ruins, sacred places for pilgrims, historical places and churches
for various faith followers. It has tremendous potential for Heritage Tourism. Tawang
monastery attracts Buddhist tourists from all over the world. The diverse vista of
culture with exotic colorful attires and the grandiose festivals of more than 26
tribes of the state throughout a calendar year quench the thirst of travelers promising
potential Cultural Tourism. The inflow of tourists in the recent past to get a glimpse
of cultural vista of Arunachalee the highlanders in the land of rising sun has been
The difficult terrain of Arunachal, yet quaint and unique in its own way is another
attraction for travelers. This problem is being short out by introducing Helicopter
service to capitalize the beautiful landscapes. Arunachalees are also known for their
adept skills in handiworks. Innumerable artifacts, crafts and tools which are of
great interest to the outside world make Handicraft Tourism of the state attractive.
Establishment of Aero-sports centre, Mountaineering & Rock climbing Institute, Hotel
Management Institute of Travel & Trade etc. have ample opportunity for Educational
and Adventure Tourism like skiing, snow biking etc.
The state has envisioned a policy promising sustainable planning, protection of heritages
and reduction of poverty by ensuring revenue generation for the local community,
capacity building, formulation of strategies, development of infrastructures and
securing involvement of the largest number of stakeholders in decision-making and
resource allocation and utilization to ensure healthy growth of Tourism Industry
of the state.
For effective development, operation and management the state is strengthening the
institutional elements like legislation and regulations, standards and licensing,
organizational structures of Government offices, private sectors, tour operators,
hoteliers, training the service providers, establishment of skilled development institute
for standard service etc. Infrastructure development and destination development
in travels circuits are at war footing. Measures of strategies like environment protection,
enhanced and balanced distribution of economic benefits are in the agenda of planning
of the state tourism.
There are certain restrictions to visit Arunachal Pradesh but permits are being issued
liberally to the intending tourists as and when required from the state Government
offices suitably located at places all over India. Year after year the state is opening
one new travel circuits after another to make the whole state “Homey Arunachal” for
It’s homey in Arunachal!
With natural delights at back and call,
For travelers she has opened her door,
Come and see it every fall
And instill it in your hearts core.
At an age in life it may beg to recall
Your heart may like it once more
To feel the love and peace of Arunachal.
Come and melt with natural serenade
And liquate restive heart by nature’s passionate,
Derogate from grueling life to isolate
On serene mountains and recreate
To listen to the melody of nature’s silent tune
And let your heart meet with the silent sound
To make it rendezvous over ground
In Homey Arunachal.
(The contributor is Deputy Director of Department of Tourism)
Demonstration prog by KVK
ITANGAR, Aug 5: KVK Papum Pare organized a Field day cum demonstration programme
at KVK Farm Karsingsa yesterday with the concept of “seeing is believing” and “learning
by doing”. At least 50 farmers from LEO and Abotani Farmers’ club of Karsingsa
areas along with the extension functionaries of the state development department
participated and were are exposed to the various On Farm Testing (OFT) programmes
undergoing in the KVK Farm.
The various OFTs are Production potential of Baby Corn, Varietal trial on Paddy (crop
var; Wonder Rice, Ranjit & Sahyadri), Short duration Green Gram cultivation intercropped
with Maize, Mulching technology of pineapple for weed management, Biofor-PF treatment
of Ginger Rot.
Tadang Meena, SMS (Agronomy) demonstrated the detassaling operation for baby Corn
cultivation and use of Black Plastics as a mulch material was shown by Morseng Modi,
SMS (Horticulture) to the farmers.
The programme attended by N. Pertin, Agronomist cum P.D-ATMA, Michi Mamung, ADO,
SBCL, Directorate of Agriculture and Dr. M. Riba, M.D of Arun Dairy and Dr. Taba
Heli, Programme Coordinator of KVK, Papum-Pare.
The Chief Coordinators of both the Farmer’s club expresses their thankfulness to
KVK Papum-Pare for conducting such innovative programme in the area and they expressed
their desire to implement scientific technologies if guided properly.
Disaster and Relief Management Training Held
Daporijo, Aug 05: A block level Disaster and Relief Management training programme
on search & rescue and first aid for Giba CD Block took place here on Aug3rd & 4th
at Singik Hall. The training programme was organized by the district administration
and the department of relief and rehabilitation and disaster management, Daporijo.
The programme is to “motivate and change the attitude of the people towards disaster
preparedness”, stressed J Angu, field officer, Dept. of RRDM, while lecturing the
gathering on different types of disasters and safety measures.
Methods like use of sand and wet blankets along with use of water to prevent fire
from spreading were also stressed. Storing of highly inflammable liquids, faulty
wiring and overload of electrical appliances was said to be the major causes of fires
and all were cautioned about it.
The DRRO, Lobsang, informed the people about the state being in a highly seismic
zone along with practices like quarrying, earth cutting for construction of houses
and roads and large scale deforestation for cultivation causing landslides.
On being asked about a solution for an area prone to landslides, he advised the people
not to construct houses near roads and to shift to a safer area as a permanent solution.
Need for people’s participation and formation of village level disaster management
committees was also taught.
The Personnel of the Police Department taught proper Search & Rescue methods and
govt. doctors also taught first aid techniques.
Such training programmes are essential in Upper Subansiri district as it is necessary
to make the people aware about the wrong practices followed, which lead to disasters
like fire accidents and landslides which are common here.
In view of the recent major fire of July 20 that took a life and consumed a large
part of Singik Colony at Daporijo, with a major damage and loss of property, special
stress was laid on the need to be well prepared. (DIPRO)
Constitution And Function Of Rogi Kalyan Samiti / Hospital Management Society Under
Dr. D Padung, Nodal Officer (NRHM)
In most developing countries, provision of basic preventive, promotive and curative
services is a major concern of the Government and decision makers. With growing population
and advancement in the medical technology and increasing expectation of the people
especially for quality curative care, it has now become imperative to provide quality
health care services through the established institutions. However, these services
have not been successful in gaining the faith and confidence of the people because
of lack of specialists, facilities and accountability, along with the paucity of
resources and non-involvement of the community.
Upgradation of Health facility is a major strategic intervention under the National
Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The purpose is to provide sustainable quality care with
accountability and people’s participation along with total transparency. However,
there is a general apprehension that this may not be possible unless a system is
evolved for ensuring a degree of permanency and sustainability. This requires the
development of a proper management structure which may be called as Rogi Kalyan Samiti
(RKS) / Hospital Management Society (HMS). To take the concept across sections of
the community, local representatives and political regime, the project concept has
to be simple, appealing and easy to replicate.
Rogi Kalyan Samiti / Hospital Management Society is a simple yet effective management
structure. This committee, which would be a registered society, acts as a group of
trustees for the hospitals to manage the affairs of the hospital. It consists of
members from local Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), NGOs, local elected representatives
and officials from Government sector who are responsible for proper functioning and
management of the Health facility. RKS / HMS is free to prescribe, generate and use
the funds with it as per guidelines and its best judgment for smooth functioning
and maintaining the quality of services at the facility.
3. Basic Structure
The suggested composition of RKS / HMS is as follows:
RKS / HMS would be a registered society set up in all District Hospitals / CHCs /
PHCs. It may consist of the following members:-
§ People’s representatives – MLA / MP
§ Health officials (including an Ayush doctor)
§ Local district officials
§ Leading members of the community
§ Local Health facility in-charge
§ Representatives of the Indian Medical Association
§ Members of the local bodies and Panchayati Raj representative
§ Leading donors
The RKS/HMS will not function as a Government agency, but as an NGO as far as functioning
is concerned. It may utilize all Government assets and services to impose user charges
and shall be free to determine the quantum of charges on the basis of local circumstances.
It may also raise funds additionally through donations, loans from financial institutions,
grants from government as well as other donor agencies. Moreover, funds received
by the RKS / HMS will not be deposited in the State exchequer but will be available
to be spent by the Executive Committee constituted by the RKS/HMS. Private organizations
offering high tech services like pathology, MRI, CAT SCAN, Sonography etc. could
be permitted to set up their units within the hospital premises in return for providing
their services at a rate fixed by the RKS/ HMS.
4. Need for Devolution of Responsibility
Participation of local staff along with representatives of local population is considered
of prime importance to improve accountability and keep pace with rapidly growing
service requirements. It is also necessary to evolve a suitable framework within
which the existing staff and local population along with administration can establish
such a motivated performing asset. The new body or the apex entity has to be responsible
for the singular aspect of provision of services to all classes of the society. The
right of independence for performance and management has to be provided in order
to boost performance.
5. Framework For Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS)/Hospital Management Society(HMS)
Objectives the RKS / HMS
The following could be the broad objectives of the HMS
Ø Ensure compliance to minimal standard for facility and hospital care and protocols
of treatment as issued by the Government.
Ø Ensure accountability of the public health providers to the community;
Ø Introduce transparency with regard to management of funds;
Ø Upgrade and modernize the health services provided by the hospital and any associated
Ø Supervise the implementation of National Health Programmes at the hospital and
other health institutions that may be placed under its administrative jurisdiction;
Ø Organize outreach services / health camps at facilities under the jurisdiction
of the hospital;
Ø Display a Citizens’ Charter in the Health facility and ensure its compliance
through operationalization of a Grievance Redressal Mechanism;
Ø Generate resources locally through donations, user fees and other means;
Ø Establish affiliations with private institutions to upgrade services;
Ø Undertake construction and expansion in the hospital building;
Ø Ensure optimal use of hospital land as per govt. guidelines;
Ø Improve participation of the Society in the running of the hospital;
Ø Ensure scientific disposal of hospital waste;
Ø Ensure proper training for doctors and staff;
Ø Ensure subsidized food, medicines and drinking water and cleanliness to the
patients and their attendants;
Ø Ensure proper use, timely maintenance and repair of hospital building equipment
Functions and Activities
To achieve the above objectives, the Society shall direct its resources for undertaking
the following activities / initiatives
Ø Identifying the problems faced by the patients in DH / CHC/PHC;
Ø Acquiring equipment, furniture, ambulance (through purchase, donation, rental
or any other means, including loans from banks) for the hospital;
Ø Expanding the hospital building, in consultation with and subject to any Guidelines
that may be laid down by the Central / State Government;
Ø Making arrangements for the maintenance of hospital building (including residential
buildings), vehicles and equipment available with the hospital;
Ø Improving boarding / lodging arrangements for the patients and their attendants;
Ø Entering into partnership arrangement with the private sector (including individuals)
for the improvement of support services such as cleaning services, laundry services,
diagnostic facilities and ambulatory services etc.;
Ø Developing / leasing out vacant land in the premises of the hospital for commercial
purposes with a view to improve financial position of the Society;
Ø Encouraging community participation in the maintenance and upkeep of the hospital;
Ø Promoting measures for resource conservation through adoption of wards by institutions
or individuals; and,
Ø Adopting sustainable and environmental friendly measures for the day-to-day
management of the hospital, e.g. scientific hospital waste disposal system, solar
lighting systems, solar refrigeration systems, water harvesting and water recharging
5.3. Constitution of the RKS / HMS
Chairperson : District Magistrate
Member-Secretary : Medical Superintendent of the hospital
§ Chief Executive Officer, Municipal Corporation
§ Chief Medical and Health Officer
§ Director, AYUSH of the District
§ Up to 2 representatives of PRIs
§ Up to 3 eminent citizens nominated by the District Collector
§ MNGO representative
§ Representative of local Medical College
§ Representative of corporate sector / NGO hospitals in the city as may be
nominated by District Collector
§ Local MP/MLA
5.4 Proceedings of the Governing body
The meetings of the Governing Body shall be held at least once in every quarter and
at such time and place as the Chairperson shall decide. If the Chair-person receives
a requisition for calling a meeting signed by one-third members of the Governing
Body, the Chair-person shall call such a meeting as soon as may be reasonably possible
and at such place as s/he may deem fit.
Following minimum business shall be brought forward and disposed off in every meeting
of the Governing Body:
§ Compliance to Standards and Protocols issued by Government.
§ Review of the OPD and IPD service performance of the hospital in the last
quarter and service delivery targets for the next quarter.
§ Review of the outreach work performed during the last quarter and outreach
work schedule for the next quarter.
§ Review of efforts in mobilizing resources from the community, trade / industry
and local branches of professional associations like IMA and FOGSI etc.
§ Review the reports submitted by the Monitoring Committee.
§ Review the status of utilization of funds, equipment and drugs received under
different programmes of the Government.
§ Review compliance to Citizens’ Charter displayed in the Hospital and the
effectiveness of the Grievances Redressal Mechanism.
In addition to the above regular items, the Annual Report of the Society relating
to last financial year shall also be taken up for discussion in the quarterly meeting
falling due after the close of every financial year.
Every notice calling meeting of the Governing Body shall state the date, time and
place at which such meeting will be held and shall be served upon every member of
the Governing Body not less than twenty one clear days before the date appointed
for the meeting. Such notice shall be issued by the Member Secretary of the Society
and shall be accompanied by an agenda of the business to be placed before the meeting
provided that accidental omission to give such notice to any member shall not invalidate
any resolution passed at such meeting. In the event of any urgent business the Chair-person
may call the meeting of the Governing Body at clear ten days notice.
The Chairperson shall Chair the meetings of the Governing Body. In his/her absence,
the Governing Body shall elect one from among the members present as Chair-person
of the meeting.
One third of the members of the Governing Body, including the substitutes nominated
present in person, shall form a quorum at every meeting of the Governing Body.
The membership of an ex-officio member of the Society and of the Governing Body shall
stand terminated when he/she ceases to hold the office by virtue of which he/she
was member and his/her successor to the office shall become such member.
Nominated members shall hold office for a period of three years from the date of
their nomination. Such members will be eligible for re-nomination for another period
of 3 years.
The Society shall maintain a roll of members at its registered office and every member
shall sign the roll and state therein his/her rank or occupation and address. No
member shall be entitled to exercise rights and privileges of a member unless he/she
has signed the roll as aforesaid.
A member of the Society shall cease to be members if s/he resigns, becomes of unsound
mind, becomes insolvent or is convicted of a criminal offence involving moral turpitude
or removal from the post by virtue of which s/he was holding the membership.
Resignation of membership shall be tendered to the Governing Body in person to its
Member Secretary and shall not take effect until it has been accepted on behalf of
the Governing Body by the Chairperson.
If a member of the Society changes his/her address he/she shall notify his/her new
address to the Member Secretary who shall thereupon enter his/her new address in
the roll of member. But if a member fails to notify his/her new address the address
in the roll of members shall be deemed to be his/her address.
Any vacancy in the Society or in the Governing Body shall be filled by the authority
entitled to make such appointment. No act or proceedings of the Society or of the
Governing Body shall be invalid merely by reason of the existence of any vacancy
therein or of any defect in appointment of any of its members.
No member of the Society or its Governing Body shall be entitled to any remuneration.
5.5. Powers of the Governing Body
The Governing Body will have full control of the affairs of the Society and will
have authority to the exercise and perform all the powers, acts and deeds of the
Society consistent with the aims and objects of the Society.
In particular and without prejudice to the generality of foregoing provision, the
Governing Body may:
§ Make, amend, or repeal any bye laws relating to administration and management
of the affairs of the Society subject to the observance of the provisions contained
in the Act, provided that:
* proposals for amendments shall be placed before the Governing Body of the
District Health Mission for its consideration and endorsement;
* proposals for amendment shall also be sent to the designated authority of
the State Government for endorsement; and
* proposals shall be brought to the Governing Body after completing the above
endorsement / approval process.
§ Consider the annual budget and the annual action plan, its subsequent alternations
placed before it and to pass it with such modifications as the Governing Body may
§ Monitor the financial position of the Society in order to ensure smooth
income flow and to review annual audited accounts.
§ Accept donations and endowments or give grants upon such terms as it thinks
§ Delegate its powers, other than those of making rules, to the Chair-person,
Vice-Chair-person or other authorities as it may deem fit. § Authorize the
Member Secretary to execute such contracts on behalf of the Society as it may deem
fit in the conduct of the business of the Society.
§ Recruit medical and paramedical staff for the hospital and execute such
other contracts for the improvement of hospital services as it may deem fit.
§ Do generally all such other acts and things as may be necessary or incidental
to carrying out the objectives of the Society or any of them, provided that nothing
herein contained shall authorize the Governing Body to do any act or to pass any
bye-laws which may be repugnant to the provisions hereof, to the powers hereby conferred
on the Governing Body and other authorities, or which may be inconsistent with the
objectives of the Society.
§ Ensure compliance to Indian Public Health Standards and to Citizens’ Charter.
§ Establish a system of public grievance redressal at facility level.
§ Undertake measures to increase transparency in financial and operational
management of the hospital.
5.6 Powers and functions of the Chairperson of the Governing Body
The Chairperson shall have the powers to call for and preside over all meetings of
the Governing Body.
The Chairperson may himself/herself call, or by a requisition in writing signed by
him/her, may require the Member Secretary to call, a meeting of the Governing Body
at any time and on the receipt of such requisition, the Member Secretary shall forthwith
call such a meeting.
The Chairperson shall enjoy such powers as may be delegated to him by the Society
and the Governing Body.
The Chairperson shall have the authority to review periodically the work and progress
of the Society and to order inquiries into the affairs of the Society and to pass
orders on the recommendations of the reviewing or inquiry Committee.
Nothing in these Rules shall prevent the Chairperson from exercising any or all the
powers of the Governing Body in case of emergencies in furtherance of the objects
of the Society. However, the action taken by the Chairperson on such occasions shall
be reported to the Governing Body subsequently for ratification.
All disputed questions at the meeting of the Governing Body shall be determined by
votes. Each member of the Governing Body shall have one vote and in case of a tie,
the Chairperson shall have a casting vote.
Should any official members be prevented for any reason whatsoever from attending
a meeting of the Governing Body, the Chairperson of the Society shall be at liberty
to nominate a substitute to take his place at the meeting of the Governing Body.
Such substitute shall have all the rights and privileges of a member of the Governing
Body for that meeting only.
Any member desirous of moving any resolution at a meeting of the Governing Body shall
give notice there of in writing to the Member Secretary of not less than ten clear
days before the day of such meetings
Any business which it may become necessary for the Governing Body to perform, except
the agenda prescribed for the full meeting as set out as above may be carried out
by circulation among all its members and any resolution so circulated and approved
by majority of the members signing shall be as effectual and binding as if such resolution
had been passed at a meeting of the Governing Body provided that at least one third
members of the Governing Body have recorded their consent of such resolution.
In the event of any urgent business, the Chairperson of the Society may take a decision
on behalf of the Governing Body. Such a decision shall be reported to the Governing
Body at its next meeting for ratification.
A copy of the minutes of the proceedings of each meeting shall be furnished to the
Governing Body members as soon a possible after completion of the meeting.
5.7 Executive Body
Chair-person : Medical Superintendent of the hospital
Member-Secretary : Senior Medical Officer of the District Hospital, nominated by
Superintendent of the hospital
§ PRI representative to the Governing Body
§ District Collector’s nominees to the Governing Body
§ Representatives of institutional members, if any
§ Additional members as may be co-opted by the executive Body
Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be convened by the Member Secretary by
giving clear seven days notice in writing along with the Agenda specifying the business
to be transacted, the date, time and venue of the meeting.
Frequency of meetings: Once every month
5.8 Regular Agenda
§ Review of the OPD and IPD service performance of the hospital in the last
month and service delivery targets for the next month.
§ Review of the outreach work performed during the last month and outreach
work scheduled for the next month.
§ Consider reports of the Monitoring Committee for remedial action
§ Implementation of the Citizens’ Charter
The minutes of the Executive Committee meetings will be placed before the Governing
Body at its next meeting.
5.9 Monitoring Committee
A Monitoring Committee could be constituted by the Governing Body to visit hospital
wards and collect patient feedback. The Committee would send a monthly monitoring
report to the District Collector and Chairperson, Zilla Parishad.
5.10 Bodies of the Society for sub-district level hospitals
Chairperson : Sub Divisional Magistrate / Block Development Officer,
Co-chair : District programme officer (deputy CMO or equivalent) in charge
Member-Secretary : A Senior Medical Officer of the Hospital, nominated by Officer-incharge
of the hospital Superintendent of the hospital
§ Officer-in-charge of the hospital
§ An AYUSH doctor from a CHC
§ Block level officers of ICDS, rural development, Panchayati Raj, Water and
sanitation, education and social welfare
§ Representative of health sector NGO working in the area
§ An eminent citizen from the town / city, nominated by the District Collector
§ An eminent citizen from the town / city, nominated by the Chairperson, Panchayat
Samiti, Chief Executive Officer, Nagar Nigam (if applicable)
§ Associate members/Institutional members: Same as for District Hospital Society
§ PRI representative
Frequency of meetings and regular agenda: Same as for district hospital society
Chairperson : Officer in charge of the hospital
Member secretary : Member Secretary of the Governing Body (Medical Officer of the
Hospital, nominated by officer in charge Superintendent of the Hospital
§ Two PRI representatives to the Governing Body
§ District Collector / SDM’s nominee to the Governing Body
§ Block level officers of ICDS, Water and sanitation and education
§ Representatives of institutional members, if any
Frequency of meetings and regular agenda: Same as for district hospital society
5.10.3 Monitoring Committee
Could be on the same pattern as in District Hospital.
5.11 Provision of enabling rights, vesting assets & authorizing services
The Govt. may authorize transfer of existing facilities and assets free of cost and
without any liability to the RKS / HMS of the concerned hospital. In most hospitals,
the principle reasons for malfunctioning and deteriorating services are the inability
to spend on new infrastructure for up-gradation & modernization, paucity of funds
for emergencies, gross mismanagement of resources and lack of motivation. Being a
service oriented facility, it needs to permit and grant specific rights to allow
freedom for operations and management. The RKS / HMS should be enabled with the decision
making right to invest in order to meet service requirements. As mentioned above,
user charges should be introduced; as it is believed that excellent health care on
a continuous basis cannot be ensured without adequate financial provisions. Appropriate
relaxations for BPL patients to be ensured.
5.12 Resource Mobilization
The funds of the Society shall consist of the following:
§ Grant-in-aid from the State Government and/or State level society (societies)
in the health sector and/or District Health Society.
§ Grants and donations from trade, industry and individuals.
§ Receipts from such user fees as may be introduced for the services rendered
by the hospital.
§ Receipts from disposal of assets.
5.13 Accounts and Audit
§ The Society shall cause regular accounts to be kept of all its monies and
properties in respect of the affairs of the Society.
§ The accounts of the Society shall be audited annually by a Chartered Accountant
firm included in the panel of Chartered Accountants drawn by the designated authority
of the State Government.
§ The report of such audit shall be communicated by the auditor to the Society,
which shall submit a copy of the Audit Report along with its observation to the District
§ Any expenditure incurred in connection with such audit shall be payable by
the Society to the Auditors.
§ The Chartered Accountant or any qualified person appointed by the Govt.
of India/State Government in connection with the audit of the accounts of the Society
shall have the same rights, privileges and authority in connection with such audit
as the Auditor General of the State has in connection with the audit of Government
accounts and in particular shall have the right to demand the production of books,
accounts, connected vouchers and other necessary documents and papers.
5.14 Bank Account
The account of the Society shall be opened in a bank approved by the Governing Body.
All funds shall be paid into the Society’s account with the appointed bank and shall
not be withdrawn except by a cheque, bill note or other negotiable instruments signed
by the Member-Secretary of the Society and such one more person from amongst the
Executive Committee members as may be decided by the Governing Body.
5.15 Annual Report
A draft Annual Report and the yearly accounts of the Society shall be placed before
the Governing Body at its ensuing meeting that may be held in the first quarter of
every financial year.
A copy of the annual report and audited statement of accounts as finally approved
by the Governing Body shall be forwarded within six months of the closure of a financial
year to the following:
§ District Commissioner.
§ Chair-person, Governing Body.
§ Chair-person, Executive Body.
§ Chair-person, Zilla Parishad.
§ Chair-person, Urban Local Body [ Nagar Nigam].
5.16 Suits and proceedings
§ The Society may sue or be sued in the name of Society through its Member
§ No suit or proceedings shall abate by the reason of any vacancy or change
in the holder of the office of the Chair-person or Member Secretary or any office
bearer authorized in this behalf.
§ Every decree or order against the Society in any suit or proceedings shall
be executable against the property of the Society and not against the person or the
property of the Chair-person, Member Secretary or any office bearer of the Society.
§ Nothing in sub-rule as above shall exempt the Chair-person, Member Secretary
or office bearer of the Society from any criminal liability or entitle him/her to
claim any contribution from the property of the Society in respect of any fine to
be paid by him/her on conviction by a criminal court.
The Society may alter or extend the purpose for which it is established and/or the
Rules of the Society, provided that such amendment shall only be carried out through
the procedure set out in rule as above.
§ The Governing Body may resolve to dissolve the Society by bringing a proposal
to that effect in a special meeting to be convened for the purpose, provided that
the proposal for dissolution has been duly approved /endorsed through the process
prescribed for amendment as set out in rule as above.
§ The dissolution proceedings shall be made in accordance with the provisions
of the Act as amended from time to time in its application in the State.
§ Upon the dissolution of the Society, all assets of the Society, after the
settlement of all its debts and liabilities, shall stand reverted to the State Government
for such purposes as it may deem fit.
§ All contracts and other instruments for and on behalf of the Society shall
be subject to the provisions of the Act, be expressed to be made in the name of the
Society and shall be executed by the persons authorized by the Governing Body.
§ No contracts for the sale, purchase or supply of any goods and material
shall be made for and on behalf of the Society with any member of the Society or
his/her relative or firm in which such member or his/her relative is a partner or
shareholder or any other partner or shareholder of a firm or a private company in
which the said member is a partner or director.
5.20 Common seal
The Society shall have a common seal of such make and design as the Governing Body
5.21 Government power to review
The District Health Society shall review, monitor and evaluate the performance of
the Rogi Kalyan Samities at the District/Sub District levels.
Teacher day cum sports meet
ITANAGAR, Aug 05: All Sagalee Students’ Union (ASSU) is celebrating teacher’s day
cum VI sports meets from September 2-5 next.
Various literary, games, sports and cultural activities will be conducted during
During the occasion the union would also felicitate the state board class VIII and
CBSE toppers of Sagalee constituency.
Meanwhile, Nabam Nagung and Malo Atu have been entrusted as Chairman and Vice Chairman
of the celebration commitee.
Farmers' Clubs at East Siang
ITANAGAR: NABARD in its endeavor to bring credit discipline, capacity building and
adoption of latest technology in agriculture, launched 2 farmers clubs sponsored
by APRB, Lumpo Branch, East Siang today. The members of farmers club with the help
of APRB, technology providers like KVK, College of Horticulture and Forestry Agriculture
University will undertake agriculture/allied activities with scientific methods so
that their income level is increased.
Somir Mujumder, Manager NABARD, Itanagar explained concept of Farmers Clubs in detail
for benefit of farmers.
O. Dai, ADC, Nari Sub-Division, Officers from Fishery, Horticulture and Branch Manager,
APRB, Lumpo also guided the farmers.
Committee cry foul
ITANAGAR: Danyi-Piilo Ground Development Committee has called for series of bandh
against allotment of Danyi-Piilo ground Hapoli to PHED Zirofor construction of over
head water tank at the ground without following the prescribed procedure of land
allotment and without intimation to the Committee.
It further said that Parii-Putu Myole Agyang was illegally allotted and Sp office
was constructed destroying local alters.
The two phased bandh will start with a 24 hours bandh on Aug 10.
The letter under the headline “Confusion and harassment on payment of VAT”, published
in your esteemed daily on Aug 4 has compelled me to express my stand on the issue
as our transport’s name has also been mentioned in the letter.
The goods being despatched through our transport, I deposited the entry tax amount
of Rs 22,213 only against the consignment to the Goods Tax Inspector(GTI), BFC, Likabali
on behalf of the consignee by taking loan from a businessman. I came to know through
that letter that L L Enterprise, Daporijo had also deposited the same entry tax
amount at Daporijo SBI bank.
Thus, it clearly appears that the entry tax for the same consignment has been paid
twice due to lack of communication gap between us and consignee ( L L Enterprises).
Further, it was mentioned in the letter that I had also been harassed by the Goods
Tax Inspector, BFC, Likabali by endless telephonic calls and visiting of my residence.
That is totally false and baseless, the GTI had never come to my residence.
I have not received the entry tax amount paid by me at BFC, Likabali from the consignee.
The cash was taken on loan from other by me and the party is now demanding repayment