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Raksha bandhan

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 of Assam.

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 grounds.


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 said.  

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 grievance.


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 here today.

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.

Today’s matches:

HNFC vs NLFC (2 pm)

IMFC vs. SSC (3.30 pm)


An inspiring account of a man and orphan Hillock Gibbon

Tom Simai

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 member.

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 the complainant.

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

Serphow Nimachow

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 encouraging.

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 international tourists.


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 Nrhm

Dr. D Padung, Nodal Officer (NRHM)

 1. Introduction

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.

2. Concept

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 outreach services;

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 and machinery;

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 systems etc.

5.3. Constitution of the RKS / HMS

Governing Body:

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 think fit.

§        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 fit.

§        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

Governing Body

Chairperson              : Sub Divisional Magistrate / Block Development Officer,    Panchayat Samiti

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

Executive Committee

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 Collector.  

§      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 Secretary.

§        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.

5.17 Amendments

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.  

5.18 Dissolution

§        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.

5.19 Contracts

§        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 may approve.  

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 the meet.

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.





(Readers’ Forum)



Communication gap


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 of cash.


Poonam Pradhan

Transport Operator


August - 6


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