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Bandh call in Hrusso area

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: The All Hrusso (Aka) Students’ Union (ARSU) has given 72- hrs Bandh Call in all the Hrusso area of West Kameng District from August 8 to 11 in protest against Govt’s failure to take action against GGL Group of company as demanded by the union.

The union said that some informations published in the Master Suggestion prepared for Competitive Exam were found to be wrong and false which hurt the Hrusso (Aka) community. An ultimatum was also given to the Govt. in this regard but it did not respond to it, the union added.


Apatani Youth Festival concludes

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: Apatani Youth Festival held at Hapoli concluded yesterday.

The valedictory function was attended by Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Nila Mohanan as chief guest.

Highlighting the contributions and role of youth to the society, she said “it is the youth to encourage and modernize the age old culture and tradition of the society”.

She appreciated the organizing committee and advised the youth to work for the all round development of the society and to cooperate with the district administration for peace and development of the district.

SDO W Tokhak and officers of the district also attended the function


Appeal to redress pay anomalies

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: The Arunachal Registered Pharmacists Association (ARPA) has appealed to the state Govt to redress the pay anomalies of the Pharmacists in the state.

While discussing the problems of the pharmacists in a meeting held at Naharlagun on July 30, the Association said that the existing pay structure of the pharmacist is not at par with other paramedical staff as per central Govt directives.  Govt of India has already approved up-gradation of the pay scale which is not implemented by the state Govt till date, the Association said.


Bandh culture not solution to the problems: Forum

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: Terming the demand for resignation of minister Atum Welly as baseless, the All Capital Complex Citizen Tribal Right Forum (ACCCTRF) has expressed concern over the announcement of repeated bandh call in state capital by organizations, particularly by ARTIAF. Repeated bandh calls hamper the business community and industry sector causing loss of huge  financial deal amounting to  crores of rupees per day,  the Forum said.

Taking a dig at mushrooming of societies, most of which banish after certain period, the Forum said that asking resignation of leaders and calling bandh will not solve the purpose for future development.

It appealed to the organization to refrain from such bandh call and adopt other means like open public debate  or organize anti-corruption movement  and awareness workshop in grass root level.


Science teachers demanded

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: Upper Siang unit of Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) appealed to the authorities concerned to post sufficient science teachers at Govt. Hr. Sec. School Yingkiong in the greater interest of the students.

While drawing the attention of the higher authorities of the Education Department, the ATA unit said that students pursuing science education in the school from various places like Mariyang, Geku, Katan, Jengging and Tuting areas have been facing problem in their studies for want of efficient and qualified teachers in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Hindi since last year.


Friendship volleyball tourney

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: All Arunachal Youth Association, general secretary Tai Tadap and All Papum Pare Youth Association, President Kino Nanu would attend as chief guest and guest of honour in the Border Area Friendship Volleyball Tournament at Hollongi on August 4.


School development  meeting

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: The PR leaders, parents, GBs and teachers of government primary school Rakter conducted school developmental meeting yesterday.

The house selected Maga Dinesh as the Chairperson of the school managing committee of government primary school Rakter for a period of three years.


Allow Govt to work properly: Society

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: Pointing out the allegations leveled against minister Atum Welly and demand of his resignation raised by some organizations, Kameng and Tawang District Development Society (K & TDDS) has appealed to the organizations not to raise such politically motivated issue and allow the Govt  to work properly.

Meanwhile,  the Society lauded the Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin for taking interest in several development issues like forest clearance for trans Arunachal High way, acquisition  of land for  Arunachal Scouts, Itanagar Green field Airport project and various other development issues. It expressed hope that the state Govt would make Arunachal one of the prosperous states of the country.


KD Thungon Memorial football tourney begins

BOMDILA, Aug 1: The 2nd Lt. Kejang Demo Thungon Memorial Football Tournament began at Shergaon yesterday.

The chief guest of the inaugural function D.Riba, Project Director (DRDA), West Kameng District, under scored the importance of games and sports and advised the players to maintain the dignity and sanctity of the game since it is a memorial tournament.  He also advised the players to play the game in true sportsman spirit.

Nawang Lobsang, Horticulturist, State Horticulture Farm, Shergaon attended the function as guest of honor

A total of eight teams including VKV Shergaon, Zengbu Youth, DKTC-XI, Avatar – XI, ASSU all from Shergaon, Lablang XI- From Rupa, Chillipam Youth from Chillipam and Kalaktang Footbal Club from Kalaktang are participating in the tournament.

The inaugural match was played between VKV Shergaon and Kalaktang Football Club in which the former defeated the latter by 4-1.

Master Dorjee Thungon scored  2 goals  while Rinchin Mosobi and Tenzin scored a goal each for the VKV team. The lone goal of the KFC was scored by Leki Tsering.

The tournament is sponsored by P.K.Thungon.


Resignation demand baseless: ZPM

ITANAGAR, Aug 1:  Extending solidarity with  Minister Atum Welly and his development activities for well being of his constituency in particular and  state as a whole, Papu Valley (East) ZPM Dema Natung said that the demand for resignation of the minister  by some vested interest group is politically motivated and baseless.   The Panchayat leader also felt that frequent bandh call would affect the investigation process. The investigation agency should be allowed to do their job without pressure, he added.

Meanwhile, the ZPM demanded intervention of the Home Minister to ensure that the FIR lodged in Itanagar Police station by Anung Welly be registered and investigation began to nab the accused  in certificate forgery case.


350 benefited from medical camp

ITANAGAR, Aug 01: All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte and Tarak-Langdi Students Union (APCYGTSU) has organized a two days medical camp at Nyokum Hall, Palin on July 27 and 28. A team of doctors including Pania health Centre MO, Gimi Tang, Palin CHC MO Dr Tai Tachung and subordinate staff offered treatment to around 350 patients during the camp.

The union also conducted two days social service at Govt Hr Secondary school, Palin and also surveyed the boundary of  the school on July 29 and 30.Various departments, Palin CO and Bazaar Welfare Committee, Palin extended cooperation during its two days programme. The union appealed the encroachers of the school to vacate the school land and also requested the DC fulfill its demands that have been discussed with him.


AAPWU withdraws ultimatum

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: The All Arunachal Pradesh Workers Union (AAPWU) has withdrawn its seven days ultimatum given to Police, Naharlagun to arrest the culprits, who physically assaulted one contingency telephone operator and damaged control room window panes of Power House Naharlagun recently.

The decision was taken after prompt action taken by OC, Naharlagun.

AAPWU appreciated and thanked the OC Naharlagun for intensifying night patrolling in and around the Power House and also appealed the learned citizens of Capital Complex to restrain from such acts in future as nobody can be held responsible for technical snags and load shedding etc.



ITANAGAR, Aug 1: Reacting to the NES statement published in a section of media, All Arunachal Pradesh RTI Activist Organization (AAPRTIAO) today said that it has never targeted any one and has been fighting corruption in totality without fear and favour.

Claiming that it has already raised the issue of all illegal appointment made in various departments in 2009,  the organization further said that they have never tried to hurt the sentiments of Niyshi community. “While fighting against corruption, if I and my fellow RTI activist members have touched the sentiment of my community, then I will unreluctantly  tender apology to my community,” said AAPRTIAO  chairman and other activists in a release.


District Chess Association formed

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: The chess players of Upper Subansiri District in a meeting yesterday formed the Upper Subansiri District Chess Association with Dr. Taga Nalo and Gapor Dupit as president and general secretary respectively  to promote the game in the district.

A three-member advisory board head by Er. N. konia, EE PHED as chief adviser has also been constituted for smooth functioning.


Awareness campaign

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: All Raga Area Students’ Union in a meeting held recently has decided to conduct ten days awareness campaign on Right to Education, and to ensure proper functioning of school management committee, adult education and to check availability of teaching and learning materials from August 7-18 in various school of Raga administrative block. Meanwhile, P Tater Maga has been selected as the organizing chairman of the campaign.


Law will take its own course: APCC

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) strongly condemned the repeated bandh calls given by Arunachal RTI Activist Forum on single issue of illegal appointment alleged to be done by health minister.

As the matter has been taken to the court and also FIR lodged in various police stations, now the law will take its own course, the APCC said in a statement. The Congress further said there is no scope for the Government to take immediate action against the minister as the investigation is yet to complete.

The APCC urges the NGOs not to disturb the normal life by calling repeated bandh call, rather they should use the proper legal forum to redress their grievances if any.


KV in Lower Subansiri approved

ITANAGAR: Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan commissioner Avinash Dikshit has approved the setting up of a KV in Lower Subansiri HQ Ziro when land management, labour and employment parliamentary secretary Padi Richo called on him at his New Delhi office with the proposal. The KV would fulfill a long felt demand of the people of the Apatani plateau, Richo told this daily. AFND


Forum appeals

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Colleges’ Forum in a letter to Principal, B.Ed College Naharlagun appealed for minimizing of B Ed admission fee of the college.


News Impact

Peace is paramount for development: Marde

CHANGLANG, Aug 1: Peace is paramount for social and communal harmony and overall development, said Home Minister Takar Marde.

There would be no compromise or laxity while maintaining and dealing with the law and order, the Home Minister said while addressing a meeting at the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) Auditorium Changlang  on July 30 last.

Sending a strong message to the ‘misguided’ youths of Tirap and Changlang to come back to the mainstream to lead a decent social life, Marde informed that 1,480 post of civil police is being created, exclusively for Changlang and Tirap district to absorb eligible local youths.

The recruitment to be conducted shortly in various categories of posts, including Sub-Inspectors, Constables, Head Constables in Telecommunication, Driver, Cook, Sweeper, Water Carrier, Cobbler out of which 140 posts are kept for ladies. While 74 post to be filled on companionate  ground 96 post are for re-employment of ex-servicemen and 43 post for sportsman, the Home Minister said.

He asked youths to come forward and prepare themselves for screening and physical fitness test.

The educational qualification is also relaxed from Class-X  passed to Class-XIII passed, he said and appealed to all to spread the message in every nook and corner of the two districts to avail the opportunity.

During NEFA period, there was only one  Buniyadhi Shiksha Bhavan (BSB) at Changlang for entire Arunachal Pradesh where teachers were trained. Now its is converted as DIET, he informed and urged everyone to contribute in restoring  the past glory of Changlang.

“The district, one of the richest districts in Arunachal Pradesh, is endowed with rich natural resources like oil, coal, minerals and tea etc.”

While replying to an eight-point public demand like construction of link road from Phangtip village to Changra-Phungsa, RCC Bridge over River Tirap at PWD Complex, RCC Bridge over Tirap River to connect Kengkhu Rangfra College and village of Changlang South, rehabilitation of surrendered underground youths, relaxation of education qualification in civil police recruitment, improvement of existing helipad of Changlang, internal township road widening and decentralization of centrally  sponsored funds, he assured to look into the demands. He said that he would also submit a copy of his tour diary to the chief minister and ministers concerned for consideration.

Setong Sena, Minister for Power, Forest and Environment, gave priority on security of the people, eradication of opium addiction and education for children. He said that the prevailing insurgency problem in Tirap and Changlang districts has seriously affected in socio-economic front. He, however, appreciated the officers and officials posted in the two district for discharging duties with full dedication and sincerity for socio-economic development of the people in spite of all odds.

The IPR and Tax and Excise Parliamentary Secretary, T. Taiju, informed that 50 percent the people of Changlang are dependent on wet rice cultivation  while another 50 percent on Jhum cultivation. He said that poverty and other social and political problems has aggravated the situation in Changlang making the day to day life common people harder. It would be difficult to get rid of such problem under the prevailing situation, he opined.

Phosum Khimhun, MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Mineral and Mines, thanked the Home Minister for his visit to know the ground reality and prevailing law and order problems of the Changlang and Tirap district.

He said that creation of the 1480 post in civil police in various category would go a long way in solving the unemployment problem. He appealed to the GBs and PRIs member to cooperate with the administration and various developmental agencies for rapid development of the area.

Earlier, on his arrival, Marde inaugurated the District Sub-Jail Building at Nadipar Changlang. He visited police station and SP office, had a Sampark Sabha with officers and Jawan.

SP T. Amo informed the HM in detail through power point presentation on police administration, matter related to crime, UGS/insurgency, law and order, deployment of security forces and performance of Changlang police during the last one year.

The DIGP(ER) said that, the PHQ is fully concerned about the prevailing situation in the district and would take all necessary steps to solve problems.

Meanwhile, the Home Minister assured Changlang police to take up its various grievances and problems with Government for early redressal. He said that the problem of man power will be solved soon. Top priority would be given on modernization of police, vehicle, equipment and promotion policy, the HM said and asked them to maintain discipline and earn public faith by dicharging duties properly.

The Home Minister also visited the Khimyang circle, the most interior bordering Myanmar.

While addressing the public, he regretted that no GB or any other public had come forward to express their problems, particularly on UG/Insurgency related matters during his tour of Tirap and Changlang. Instead, people are submitting memorandums on developmental expects,” he said.

He, however, informed that a police station would be established at Khimyang shortly with strength of 125 police personnel with full infrastructures to deal with the law and order problems.

He warned UG/Insurgency groups to refrain from threat and extortion. They should remain within their jurisdiction and must not disturb the peace loving people, he said.

Responding to a three-point public memorandum demanding compensation to the land donors and affected persons for establishing of CRPF, HQ and civil police station, regularization of Khimyang CD Block to permanent CD Block and special fund package under the Border Area Development Programme, Marde assured that the matter would be taken up with the authorities concerned after consultation with the local MLA.

Local MLA Phosum Khimhun advised local people to go for commercial cash crops, like large cardamom, ginger and orange etc. He informed that 99  percent of the people are dependent on Jhum Cultivation. He also spoke about BADP fund to undertake developmental activities at Khimyang Circle.

HGS Phaliwal, DIGP(ER) said that with the approved of a full fledged police station at Khimyang, a long-felt need of the people has been fulfilled. He said that he would make periodical visit the area to ensure timely completion of infrastructure and to induce feeling of security and stop extortions.

Changlang deputy commissioner Opak Gao discouraged the local people on opium cultivation and said that the district administration would not be hesitate to destroy opium field if it is found. Describing the ill effects of opium addiction, the DC urged people to desist themselves from taking opium.

He also asked officers and officials to remain in their place of posting to serve the people. He informed in spite of hike in porter carriage rate to Rs. 250 for hard area and Rs. 200 for low line area there still very difficult to find porters. He appealed to the GBs, PRI members and public help arrange porter as and when it is required by central para military forces and other Govt. agencies. DIPRO



Legal Awareness and Training on Customary Law

GBs urged to avoid conflict situation to deliver good justice

Aalo, Aug 1 : The institution of Gaon Burah is a pioneer in delivering justice at grassroots level through traditional Keba system through the ages, said Justice Madan  Bhimrao Lokur, Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court.

Addressing a two-day legal awareness and training for all the CHGBs,  HGBs and GBs of different villages of West Siang district on customary  laws  at Gumin Kin here yesterday, the Chief Justice said that this institution has withstood test of time to maintain its sanctity to act as agent of the district administration despite absence of comprehensive written record  on justice delivery system. He urged GBs to go along with other agents of administration and avoid any conflict situation to give good justice at their level.

Describing the GBs as the integral part of district administration, West  Siang deputy commissioner Amjad Tak stressed the need for generating legal awareness, its implications and trainings to make them  more conscious as agent of the Government.

“West Siang has produced the first law graduate and other good number of law graduates to draw inspiration,” he said.

Bar Council of Arunachal president Kardak Ete said that the red coat of GBs is symbol of justice and urged GBs to be fair and impartial in their judgments so that present trend of dragging all cases to court could be avoided. Speaking on the occasion District and Session Judge, Western Zone Nani Grayu laid emphasis on importance on knowledge of legal aspects to discharge fair and free judgments.

Former minister Doi Ado exhorted GBs to uphold the age-old dignity of the institution without favoritism as people these days are bound to  rebel against such decisions and mushrooming of court cases are largely  because of such decisions. Medam Ete, General Secretary AWSDGBA, emphasized on streamlining the justice delivery system through local Keba without undue interference and properly defining the charter of duties of Circle Head GBs to make it a more assertive institution.

Advocate Yomge Ado, speaking on behalf of District Bar Association said that the Awareness-cum-Training Programme organized in collaboration with Legal Service Authority Gauhati High Court, District Administration and Bar Association will go a long way in disseminating knowledge on legal aspects. DIPRO


AAPSU not happy with Lower Subansiri DC

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) team headed by President Takam Tatung recently visited Ziro, district headquarter of Lower Subansiri to inspect education scenario there. AAPSU team wanted to highlight the major problem faced by the students.

The main agenda included defunct boy’s hostel which should be reopened, no mobile phone should be used in the school campus, checking availability of toilet room in school. AAPSU also sought more attention towards maintenance of old Ziro circuit house. To discuss such burning problems of Ziro, AAPSU team went to meet head of administration and the incumbent Deputy Commissioner, Nila Mohanan but her response towards apex student body was very lukewarm.

In a release AAPSU stated that her behaviour and act towards such serious issue shows her anti-tribal attitude. AAPSU also claimed that her recent activities of spearheading the pen down strike on 7th July with connection to Aalo DC attack case is another glaring example of her anti-tribal attitude. This bandh culture from an administrator is unacceptable, the union said.  

AAPSU also stated that she has distributed most of work to the outsiders and thereby sidelining locals.  “The main land mindset carried by her as an IAS officer treating her stay in our state just a holiday posting does not augur well for our people.” Therefore , AAPSU demanded the State Government to immediately shift her out from the state for the betterment state.

Meanwhile, AAPSU condoled the death of young entrepreneur Techi Tabin who passed away last Friday at Mumbai after fighting with cancer. In a statement AAPSU President Takam Tatung, termed his premature death as a loss to the state and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.


Fisheries training programme organized at Deomali

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: National Federation of Fishermen’s Cooperatives Limited (FISHCOPFED), Guwahati regional center in collaboration with Dept. of Fisheries, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh organized a 10 days training programme on ‘Aquaculture and fish processing techniques in Inland sector’ at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Deomali, Tirap from July.

Fifty fish farmers from 18 different villages of Tirap district viz. Zedua, Bera, Chasa, Tupi, Lapnan, Khela, Chumithong, Kolagaon, Otongkhua, Natun Kheti, Lamlo, Subang, Makat, Wasathong, Namsang, Vivek nagar, Soha and Turet attended the training programme.

The inaugural session of the programme was held on 22nd July. B.Lego, EAC, Deomali was the Chief Guest in the session.

Attending inaugural function as chief guest B.Lego, EAC, Deomali advised the fish farmers to learn about the recent advances in pisciculture and utilize it.

Rupnarayan Pradhan, District Fisheries Development Officer, Tirap urged the fish farmers to utilize the unique aquatic resources available for fish farming. Dr. Narendra Kumar, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Deomali suggested the trainees to learn about the scientific fish farming practices through the programme and apply them in their pond condition for better fish production. S.R.Laskar of FISHCOPFED, Guwahati explained the trainees about the aims and objectives of the training programme.

The ten days training programme included both theory and practical sessions.

The farmers were trained on various aspects of fish culture like pond culture, site selection, integrated fish farming, freshwater prawn farming, fish health management, reservoir management, cage and pen culture and fish processing and value addition by resource persons R.Pradhan, DFDO; R.Dutta, SMS (Fisheries), KVK; Dr.J.M. Das, SMS (AH & Vety), KVK; P. Pilia, FO and H.Khoisia, FD.

The theory sessions were held at KVK, Deomali campus where elaborate PowerPoint presentations were made on each and every topic while the practical were held at Govt. Fish Seed Farm, Deomali.

Special screening of documentaries on scientific fish farming was also arranged for the trainees during the programme.

The trainees gave their feedback about the programme in valedictory function held on July 31 along with their suggestions. Certificates were distributed among the trainees during the valedictory programme.


NES cautions against mudslinging

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) has exhorted both Arunachal Right to Information Activist Forum (ARTIAF) and All Arunachal Pradesh Right to Information Activist Organization (AAPRTIAO) to refrain from mudslinging done in the media causing acute harm to the interest of Nyishi community.

The NES members in its meeting  here yesterday “univocally condemned both the organizations for just targeting the unity and integrity of the community and trying to vertically divide the community, especially, in some regions of the Nyishi belt.”

The NES also appealed to any community based organization not to go to press concerning the community and its problem.  Problem if any could be sorted out by internal discussion and debate, the NES said while adding that “any organization or individual trying to damage the interest and destabilize the unity of the Nyishi community shall be viewed seriously which may include social reprimand.


DC visits remote circle, takes stock of local problems

ANINI, Aug 1:  Dibang Valley deputy commissioner Abu Tayeng accompanied by Heads of Department winded up his four days district visit to know the local problems and ground realities.

The DC undertook a tedious four days foot march to reach remote circles of Athunli, Arzoo, Malinye and Italin despite heavy down pour.

A series of public meetings and interactive session were held at all the villages enabling the DC and the entourage to know about the grassroots problem and basic infrastructure requirement of the villagers and schools.

The DC assured possible redressal of every problem on priority basis within his capacity and vowed to take up other problems with Govt. at an appropriate level.

The DC speaking on the agricultural and horticultural potential of the district, appealed to the people to take  up agri-horti activities at large scale in order generate self employment as well as tap the high agri-horti potential of the  district.

He has also inspected the centrally sponsored scheme and projects in the villages and instructed the departments concerned to ensure the quality work and timely completion. He urged the panchayat members and villagers to monitor the on-going project to ensure quality.

Dr. T.Yomcha, DRCHO and his team accompanying the DC, conducted health camps at various villages where people were taught on eye care and eye problems.  DIPRO


Army conducts medical cum awareness camp

BOMDILA, Aug 1: As part of its peace time activities and in its endeavor to reach out to the people in order to win their hearts and mind, the 21 Punjab Regiment under the aegis of HQ 311 Mountain Brigade conducted the 2- days Army Medical cum Awareness Camp at ADC post Kalaktang, West Kameng district on July 29 and 30 last. Organized for the people of Kalaktang and its adjoining areas, the focus was on providing the much needed awareness cum medical and veterinary facilities at the doorstep of the people and to assuage any feeling of alienation and also to mould public opinion towards peace and national integration.

Attended by Brig Jarken Gamlin, Commander 311 Mountain Brigade and a host of other senior Army officers and civil dignitaries, the camp was formally inaugurated by GOC 5-Mountain Division Maj Gen AK Ahuja.

Apart from availing the medical, dental, orthopedic and other specialist facilities, the people, especially the youths showed keen interest in the motivational stalls put to create awareness on career opportunities in the Indian Army. Enthralling cultural programmes by the Army units, local cultural troupes and NCC along with the multi- cuisine food stalls and the Raffle draw added color and air of festivity to the 2-days Programme.

The GOC Maj Gen Ahuja gifted a computers set to Kalaktang Govt School in order to facilitate the students to be connected with the outside world in this era of Information Technology.

The thanks giving ceremony was jointly presided over by L Bagra, ADC Kalaktang and Col R S Chandel, CO 21 Punjab Regiment.   

This medical and awareness camp at Kalaktang during this monsoon period when various water borne diseases are at their peak, speaks volumes of the consideration, commitment and sincere efforts of the Indian Army for the welfare of the local people. Such acts really affirm the ever strengthening bonds of the Indian Army with the people of the state. DIPRO


Training and work shop on pay roll software kicks off at anini

ANINI, Aug 1: Five days second phase of free training cum work shop for all the major departments of the District on “Pay Roll Software’ started today at NIC here today.

The training was attended by altogether 20 trainees from accounts section of   various deptt. This  phase of training  ensures   cent percent  coverage of all   major and minor deptt. in PAY ROLL SOFTWARE implementation.

Attending the inaugural session,  Abu Tayeng , Deputy Commissioner  urged all trainees to be attentive and sincere. He appreciated Rajendra Prasad, DIO, Anini for conducting the free training and putting all his effort to make the programme wide and successful. He further acknowledged the entire team of NIC for their participation and hard work in the training.

Rajendra Prasad, DIO expressed his gratitude to DC for his kind support, guidance and his active participation in every I T awareness projects.

Further, while briefing the importance of the software, Prasad said, payroll software is a software for generating documents like Pay Bill, Bill Abstract, Challans, Different Schedules etc.

Implementation of Pay Roll Software will reduce manual work of the accounts deptt. as well as Treasury Depttt. to unbelievable extent. It will also bring the down chance of error in preparation of bill and other documents to almost nil. And  also Pay Slips, LPC, GPF   and CPF details, etc. can be obtained even faster.


Libang inaugurates KV at Tuting

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: Tuting-Yingkiong MLA Alo Libang has inaugurated a Kendriya Vidyalaya Tuting in presence of Upper Siang DC Liyon Borang, ZPM Mukut Lonchung, Govt officers, army officers, public leaders and general public.

While addressing the masses he extended sincere thanks to Chief Minister, Education Minister, Assistant Commissioner A K Vajpayee, Principal KV-II Itanagar, Education Department (particularly Kendriya Vidyalaya), Govt. of India, the local people and all the well wishers, who left no stone unturned for the establishment of the long waited institution in the area.

Responding to a memorandum submitted by the people he said that he is trying his best for the improvement of education scenario of the area and taking up the  matter with concerned authorities. Many schools have been running with insufficient teachers and inadequate infrastructures, he said adding that  the authorities have been approached for  posting of sufficient teachers and development of infrastructure. He said the Tuting-Yingkiong in particular and the Upper Siang district in general is the most backward in term of education and other infrastructures development.  He requested for the cooperation of all the officers and publics for its improvement and assured for overall development of the area and to establish more reputed institutions in future.

Many other dignitaries also spoke on the occasion and lauded Alo Libang for his hard work and dedication for the overall development of the area.


Awareness cum Orientation Programme for Farmers Club

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: A one-day awareness cum orientation programme for four farmers’ club, namely Siang Women Floriculture Club, Soi-Liya, Daadi Bote and Soyin Mami farmer’s club was organised to make the farmers aware about various schemes and grants available with the different banks and financing institute and the processes to avail the schemes.

NABARD manager O.P. Mounglang, who inaugurated the programme, discussed in details on different centrally sponsored schemes, project, grants., etc available with NABARD and their procedures of availing them.

The officers from line department also briefed the house on on-going activities in their respective department for the benefit of the farming community.

The club members raised various queries on funding of different schemes by banks and the necessary formalities involved.

Replying to such queries, the Branch Managers of different Regional Rural Banks highlighted the schemes on agriculture and loan availing procedures. The officials also drew attention of the members on the importance and advantages of the Kisan Credit Card.

Toge Riba, subject matter specialist, urged the members to take benefit of such platform by obtaining optimum information on the functioning of the farmers club and also to take necessary technical help from the Kendra during project formulation and also as and when required.

Earlier, Dr. Mahesh Pathak while highlighting aims and objective of the programe called upon the farmer to obtain maximum benefit from it.

Dr. B. R. Phukan, Dean College of Horticulture and Forestry, Dr. M. Pathak, Programme Coordinator, KVK,  O. Darin, Director SAMETI cum Principal GTC, Pasighat, A. Doso, DTO cum PD ATMA, East Siang,  Bolam Apum, DHO,  O. Moyong, Branch Manager, Arunachal Pradesh Co-operative APEX Bank, Pasighat,  E. Zirdo and Diganta Das, Branch Manager, Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank, Sille and Mebo and Pumto Perme, Chairman, East Siang Farmers Association attended the programme which was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, East Siang, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat in collaboration with NABARD, Regional Office, Itanagar.


GMSC-B, ITBP set up final showdown in Tiger 7 Soccer Tourney

ITANAGAR, Aug 01: Gora Makik Sporting Club-B (GMSC-B) set up final showdown with formidable Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force after defeating Capital Complex Sports Club-B 7-6 via penalty kick in a thrilling first semifinal  of the Second State Level Tiger 7 Soccer Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium.

The match was taken to tie breaker after both the teams were locked in a 2-2 stalemate at the end of the regulation and extra time today.

In another semifinal of the day, the ITBP team beat Gora Makik Sporting Club-A by solitary goal, The all important goal was  scored by W. Modhu Singh in 23rd minute.

The final would be played on August 3.


Calsom Felicitates meritorious Mishmi students

ITANAGAR, Aug 1: Cultural and Literary Society of Mishmi (CALSOM) felicitated the meritorious Mishmi students, who have excelled in Class X and class XII examination in the session of 2010-2011, at function organized at Govt. Hr.sec.School Tezu.

W.Khimhum, ADC Tezu and K. Rina, DDSE Lohit, who were the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour of the function, appreciated the initiative of CALSOM saying that this would encourage and motivate rest of the students to study hard and excel in their academic career.

Special Guests C.S.Jennow, DC Anjaw, K.Perme DDSE Anjaw and .G.Libang, Principal Hr.Sec.School Tezu also spoke on the occasion and exhorted  the student community to study hard and become responsible citizen of the society.

Students felicitated on the occsion were Ajitso Tayang (XII, Science), Didemso Gam (XII, Hum), Jimailu Yun (XII Commerce), Abinla Ngadong (X), Alisha Yun (X), Mrimingsi Kri (X), Jitulso Ngadong (X), Bharti Yun (X), Fenny Chikro (X), Sajani Taflap (X) and Aman Bellai (X).

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US foreign aid assistance


US foreign aid assistance could become more effective by better co-ordination among various government departments, says Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The US should improve co-ordination among its more than two dozen government departments to promote coherence in its multibillion-dollar foreign aid programme and avoid duplication, a peer review said on Thursday.

The report card from the development assistance committee (Dac) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  recommends that the US – the world's biggest aid donor – reinforce the role of USAid, the US agency for international development, in the national security council and better reflect the goals and strategies of developing countries.

The US provides a quarter of global development assistance and remains by far the largest Dac donor. US aid reached record levels of $30bn (£18.4bn) in 2010, backed by both Republican and Democratic administrations over the last decade. It has doubled aid to sub-Saharan Africa since 2005 as promised at the G8 summit at Gleneagles.

US aid has also doubled in relation to the size of the economy, from 0.1% of gross national income (GNI) in 2001 to 0.21% in 2010. However, the US has not committed to the UN target of allocating 0.7% of its GNI to aid and its aid level remains well below the Dac country average of 0.32%. Private contributions exceed the US government's contribution.

The biggest recipients of USAid money are Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Israel and the West Bank/Gaza.



Keep away from unnecessary controversy

Dear Editor,

I, being one of the conscious citizens of Arunachal Pradesh presently holding the post of President, All Arunachal Contractor Welfare Association, a registered NGO, have been fighting for social and economic uplifment of the common masses and therefore use to file numbers of suit before the legal authority for reddressal of the grievances and to follow the established norms. People benefited out of it in relating to contract works or other development activities in the sectors like road, bridge, building, sanitation, electrification, medical and health care and public distribution System etc.

Regarding the recent press statement in media and FIR lodged in Itanagar PS against Minister Nabam Tuki by some persons namely Bukhe Flago, Mama Ragam, Jaro Nayu, Guruk Purdung, who are claiming themselves to be the leaders of All Arunachal Pradesh Right To Information Activist Organization (AAPRTIAO), I would like to say that the FIR lodged against Tuki is nothing but purely politically motivated. They are not the parties/petitioner/respondents to the high court and  the PIL No. 76/06  which was filed by me leveling various allegations  has been clarified by the Govt. earlier before the high court. The entire episode in relation to PIL 76/06 is sub-judice now and passing a comment against any established law and procedures against the High court may lead to contempt of court. The entire episode was traditionally closed on 2nd January 2010 as per customary rule.

Hence, dragging the PIL 76/06 in their RTI controversy and organizational matter stand cancelled as the FIR lodged on the basis of PIL is without any authority of law and the same allegation cannot be registered as per provision of law.

There are various subjects like illegal signing of MOU in hydro¬power sector, SPA in various sectors, ACA, CRF, SSA, Relief, mining, road and bridges, BRO, devolution of power to Panchayat Raj issues etc which can be raised by the organization.

Therefore, as a petitioner of PIL 76/06, I request everyone not to drag in un-necessary controversy at the behest of any political and money power which might lead to heavy burden in terms of legal battle in future. In spite of raising issues as part time service, they can venture into firming sector and work for the well-being of the farmers.


Nabam Tagam



Is it reward for my sincerity ?

Dear Editor,

I would like to draw the attention of the all Govt. employee, general public and concerned authority  towards the following fact  and hope the authorities take proper steps for maintenance of absolute devotion to duty at all times.

It was on 11th  May,  2011, I had applied for an amount of Rs. 70,000 only from my G.P.F (non-refundable) for my younger sister marriage as a Forester in the office of D. Ering memorial Wildlife Sanctuary division,  Pasighat.

Today, even after more than 70 days, the said G.P.F (non-refundable) withdrawal file is still pending in the office of the – PCCF (wildlife and Biodiversity), Itanagar, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. The File No, considerably lost in thin air, is BMS/Acct/57/2011, dated 11th May 2011. Despite repeated follow-up action, the responsible official staffs are still not initiating the file process. It was informed that all these periods, the filing clerk or dealing assistant was absent from the office on medical ground, yet, the  authorities did not give the responsibility to any other staff  to deal with the same.

Having no any extra-source of income, I was anticipating  timely withdrawal of the same to solemnize the wedding ceremony of my younger sister, which became a far cry due to the unsuccessful withdrawal of the said fund.

Today, I want to ask the concerned authority -- was there any mistake in my application form ? If so, then, why did the authorities not inform me for early rectification? Was the authority waiting me to grease their palm? If so, then why did they not ask me directly? At least, I could have arranged the same for the better interest of my younger sister. Is this, the reward of my sincerity and diligence in my 24 years of service tenures?

Then who is to blame for my failure to solemnize my sister’s wedding ceremony, which caused a huge loss and mental agony beyond repair. Till today, I was looking for the lost file in the daily news paper, perhaps, someday or another, it may be found in the column of “lost and Found”.

The act of staff’s crass negligence had sabotaged any chance of happy married life of my sister, It really deserves no excuses. If such negligence in duty is repeated in future, it may ruin life of many. Therefore, I  will like to request  those people who want to apply for such provident fund to tread warily, lest the same fate may happen again. And, if the present government’s red-tapism is not rectified timely, then sometimes, a time may come to tell us a gory tale.

Here, I   appeal to the Chief Secretary to take stern and appropriate action against the said authority so that, the same story may not be repeated to any other Govt employees in future.


Ram Ering, Forester




Think twice before applying for jobs

Dear Editor,

Many NGOs and organizations who claimed to be registered under Society and Indian Trust Acts are giving advertisements in various news papers inviting applications for jobs with attractive payment and perk. May be some are genuine but I would urge my brethren of Arunachal Pradesh to be very cautious before responding to such advertisements, because two years back I have fallen victim of such  one such false organization.  Application form was forwarded from one organization through village panchayat for the post of education workers with Rs. 10,000/-pay per month. Hundreds of unemployed youths from rural areas applied by submitting Demand Draft of Rs. 500 but call letter and appointment never came.

Recently one such organization, Bharat Vikas Pariyojana, based in Bihar has advertised (AT 1/8/2011) for various posts for working in Arunachal under some education programme for children. Total no. of post are more than 4000 with alluring pays. I don’t say such advertisement is not believable. But I warn our people to confirm and clarify the genuineness of the organizations before applying for job with fees. Collection of such fees may exceed crore of rupees, who knows they are only after the money?


M T Takar,










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