Association demands action against absentee teachers
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: All Pip-Sorang Gram Panchayat & Chairperson Welfare Association
(APGPCWA) in a release alleged that some teachers, especially teachers appointed
under SSA mission, posted in Pip-Sorang are not attending classes regularly hampering
the smooth running of schools.
APGPCWA alleged that some SSA teachers posted in Pip-Sorang are preferring in contract
works in capital complex over their teaching profession which is very unfortunate.
While demanding the Kurung Kumey deputy commissioner and DDSE to instruct those irregular
teachers to stay at their respective posting places and join duties immediately,
the Association also demanded to hold up salaries of those absentee teachers.
Meanwhile, the association demanded the DC to submit the utilization certificate
of PYKKA of the previous year to the directorate of sports and youth affairs to get
Union calls for equal distribution of SPA fund
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte and Tarak-Landi Students Union
(APCYGTSU) has said that it has requested the health minister for equal allocation
of SPA 2010-11 fund to all the assembly segments of Kurung Kumey district for balanced
development. The union claimed that though a huge amount of SPA fund has been released
under health department for the district, the fund was diverted to only Koloriang
segment and Palin, Nyapin and Tali assembly constituencies are deprived of the fund.
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Adi Students Union Rajiv Gandhi University (AdiSU RGU) will celebrate
pre-Solung Festival in the University premise on August 29.
Work with dedication
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The Chambang Town Youth Association (CTYA) has appealed to administration
and various department to work with dedication and sincerity in order to make Chambang
one of the developed circles of Kurung Kumey district. The Association also urged
both education and medical departments to perform up to the satisfaction of the people.
Formation of committee opposed
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The people including intellectuals, land owner of Rumbang and Higio
Anchal segment in Kurung Kumey have opposed the reported formation of Rumbang and
Higio Anchal Joint Land affected Committee under NLCPR road project from Chambang
to Phaa, 30 km phase, said Higio Anchal Samiti member Hidung Nike claimed in a release.
He said the said committee was formed without the knowledge of GB, HGB, panchayat
leaders, intellectuals of the Rumbang and Higio Anchal segment.
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: All Capital Complex Unemployed Youth Association (ACCUYA) has appealed
to the Capital Complex Auto Welfare Association to follow the traffic rules strictly
and keep their auto in particular place in market area in order to avoid any parking
problems for other vehicles. The Association also appealed to the traffic police
to enforce traffic rules in letter and spirit for smooth movement of vehicles.
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: All Capital Complex Youth Welfare Association (ACCYWA) has appointed
Tai Roket as general secretary in place of former GS Dolang Tako who resigned from
the post on personal ground.
‘Cancel transfer order’
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: All Tagin Students Union has appealed to the director of health
service to cancel transfer order of doctors from Daporijo district hospital.
Claiming that 11 eleven doctors of the hospital have been transferred without relievers
within six months, the union said Upper Subansiri district being one of the malaria
prone zone, requires adequate number of doctors to tackle any unwanted health hazard.
It further said that such transfer of doctors without reliever which is not acceptable.
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The officers and staff of Rural Development Department today mourned
the death of Kaushik Kumar Chakravarty, joint BDO, RD, who died after prolonged illness
on August 20.
Late Kaushik joined the service as regular PA under RD on April 18, 1983 and later
promoted as joint BDO. The staff observed two minute silence as a mark of respect
to the departed soul and prayed to Almighty for his eternal peace.
Kargu Kardi Welfare Society (KKWS) deeply mourned the death of Tumke Bogo, HGB of
Bogo village under Darak circle in West Siang district, who died on August 20. The
death of Bogo is irreparable loss to both his family and the KKWS, the society
said. The society members prayed for eternal peace of his departed soul.
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The representatives of various NGOs, social activists in a coordination
meeting held under the chairmanship of Christopher Tayeng constituted the Arunachal
Pradesh Sepak Takraw Association (APSTA) at Forest Inspection Bungalow, Namsai on
August 9. The 15-member executive body of the Association included Lalringsang Ralte,
(chairman NE zone WFFI) as president, Christopher Tayeng, (executive member WFAAP)-
working president and Chau Tewa Manpoong, Tako Opin, Issac Kimsing, Chikseng Longchat
and Jogkam Jogka – vice presidents and Chau Suvat Mowke as general secretary.
The house also decided to organize a coaching camp for the selection of state team
for participation in the forthcoming Sepak Takraw National Championship to be held
at Cuttack, Orissa from Nov 10 to 14.
Jr Taekwondo team leaves for Ranchi
ITANAGAR: The Junior Taekwondo team of Arunachal Pradesh led by Deepak Gurung has
left Itanagar yesterday for participation in 31st Junior National Taekwondo Championship
scheduled to be held at Harivansh Tana Bhagat Indoor Stadium, Ranchi (Jharkhand)
from August 26 to 28. Bini Chukam also accompanied the team as coach.
Meanwhile, the All Arunachal Taekwondo Association (AATA) lauded the sports authority
of Arunachal for extending financial support to the team for successful participation
in the championship.
Teachers asked to join duties
ITANAGAR: The authority of Govt ME School Lengdung under Balijan circle requested
the two teachers who have been posted in the school two months back, to join the
school and report for duties immediately.
Inspite of the fact that the students of the school have been facing problem in their
studies due to shortage of teachers, the two teacher posted in the school in the
month of July last have not yet joined the school, the teacher-in-charge of the school
said in a release.
AAPSU not happy with HPC on Chakma-Hajong issue
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: A delegation of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) led
by its president Takam Tatung and general secretary Tujum Poyom called on Chief Minister
Jarbom Gamlin today at his office and apprised him of the letter issued by the J
P N Singh, Director (NE-II), NE Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India.
The delegation, briefing the Chief Minister about the content of the letter, asserted
that the High Power Committee under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary (NE), Ministry
of Home Affairs which was constituted to examine various issues relating to settlement
of Chakma/Hajongs in Arunachal Pradesh, is adopting a dilly-dallying tactics.
The apex students body has received so many letters from the Home Ministry containing
only the future meeting but it has never given a particular date for the all important
“Almost one year has passed since the constitution of the Committee but no concrete
steps have been taken by the Home Ministry,” AAPSU lamented. “Chakma-Hajong is an
age old issue but lackadaisical attitude and insincere approach by the successive
government in the Centre and the State have halted further progress of the issue.
It remained in the same stage where it was.”
Both the Governments have failed to fathom the gravity of the situation. Incident
at Mpen near Miao, Changlang is still fresh in people’s mind. The land of indigenous
tribal possessing valid documents was usurped by the Chakmas. In Khatan near Wakro
in Lohit also the community land of the Mishmi were encroached upon, AAPSU said.
These are not the solitary cases. There are so many such incidents where the locals
had to bear the brunt. There is much possibility that Mpen and Khatan issue would
recur in near future in those areas where Chakmas are illegally inhabitating.
AAPSU strongly urged the Forest Department to evict the Chakma who have encroached
virgin land in Mpen and Khatan.
It also urged the State Government to make Khatan as the headquarter of Arunachal
Khatan was unanimously selected to be proposed as the Headquarter for Arunachal Scout
in the Federal Assembly at Ziro, last year.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has assured to seriously pursue the Chakma/Hajong matter
to a fruitful end, AAPSU claimed.
AAPSU would be moving to New Delhi to seek an audience with President of India and
Central leaders on the Chakma/Hajong issue.
IMYO advocates for PPP model in tourism sector
ANINI, Aug 23: The Idu Mishmi Youth Organization (IMYO) has appealed to the State
Government for initiating public-private partnership in running tourist lodges built
across the State to facilitate accommodation for visitors in remote areas.
The organization called on the State Minister for Forest and Environment to immediately
initiate the modulation for running tourist lodges and to grant funds for maintenance
Drawing the attention of the ministry and the office of the Principal Chief Conservative
of Forests (PCCF), it brought the case of one tourist lodge at Anini which is in
dilapidated condition and run by forest department.
The organization said the building was temporarily handed over to Jawahar Navodaya
Vidyalaya (JNV) authorities for accommodation to students. After the JNV management
shifted to its own campus a year back, the tourist lodge is now without a caretaker
and unfit for accommodation, IMYO said.
The organization said there is shortage of accommodation for people coming to district
and said the tourist lodge of forest department can provide for much needed accommodation
Ration sorties bring succor to people
SEPPA, Aug 23: The recent ration sorties by Eastern Air Command (HQ), IAF Shillong
for the people of Bameng, Khenewa, Chayangtajo and Pipu has provided much needed
succour to the people of the area who were facing serious food crisis due to disruption
of road communications.
While appreciating the State Government for materializing 10 sorties thus almost
solving the food problem, East Kameng deputy commissioner Tope Bam said that another
two ration sorties planned for remote Sawa circle headquarters had to be abandoned
due to unsuitable helipad/landing ground.
Initially, the IAF Pilots were reluctant to perform the assigned national duty, which
is a part of disaster management, due to inclement weather and on pretext of not
having refueling facility at Seppa. However, the ration sorties were made possible
only after constant persuasion of the deputy commissioner. DIPRO
Vocational education camp under KSY held
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: The ICDS Project in East Kameng district has conducted 2 days vocational
education camp under Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY) at Pampoli, Seppa on Aug 11 and
12. Altogether 30 adolescent Girls (AGs) and Anganwadi Workers/Helpers from the nearby
villages have participated. The objective of the camp was to empower Adolescent Girls,
especially the deprived section by giving them basic training on various fields for
self- dependence. The KSY is an initiative of union ministry of Women and Child
Inaugurating the programme as chief guest, R F Rimo, ZPM appreciated the initiative
of the ICDS Project and urged to conduct such programmes frequently including awareness
about other schemes of the Department for the benefit of rural local population.
He also advised all the participants to take maximum benefit from the training.
Lian Moyee, the Deputy Director (ICDS), district ICDS Cell, Seppa who was the Guest
of honour as well as one of the Resource persons urged upon the AGs present to be
very concentrative during the various training classes. SC Tok, CDPO of the ICDS
Project had outlined the objectives and the need of such vocational training for
Resource persons from various department like Textiles & Handicraft and ICDS, Dr.
K. Lapung, DRCHO, L. Moyee, Jaro Lingfa, Academician and Gunia Nabom, SCO have also
took classes on their respective disciplines.
Posting of teachers demanded
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: While lauding the education department for introduction of commerce
stream in Govt Hr Secondary School, Yazali, the Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students’
Union (LSDNSU) has appealed to the Education Commissioner to take steps for immediate
posting of Accountancy teacher in the said school.
In a memorandum to the education commissioner, the union said that beginning of commerce
classes will not be possible from current session unless an accountancy teacher
is posted in the higher secondary school. Despite introduction of commerce stream
two years back, no accountancy teacher is posted in Yazali Hr Sec School for far,
the union said. The union further said that the school has no vice principal and
political science teacher and history teacher had been transferred without relievers
last year. It appealed to the Commissioner to issue directives to the appropriate
authority for posting of Political Science, History teachers and a vice principal
for smooth running of the higher secondary school.
APB&OCWW Board awareness campaign held at Tezu
Tezu, Aug 23: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board,
the lone board which is working for the welfare of workers of the state for the last
couple of years, has conducted an awareness meeting here today.
Speaking on the occasion, Board Chairman Jalley Sonam called upon the labourers and
construction workers of the Lohit district to avail the benefits under Building and
Other Construction (Regulation of Employment & Condition of Service) Act, 1996 and
the Building and Others Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act, 1996 which provides
them with housing loan of Rs 50,000, tools advance Rs 5,000, medical assistance
Rs 5,000, marriage assistance Rs 2,000 each for two children, maternity assistance
Rs 1,000, educational assistance, old age pension and disability pension Rs 150 per
month. Besides financial assistance of Rs 15,000 against normal death, Rs 50,000
against accidental death and Rs 1,000 for funeral purposes.
He informed that the amount of benefits would be increased soon and as per last year’s
assurance 10,000 registered workers children would be provided bag and free exercise
books from this financial year.
He advised the labour community work cooperatively. He also urged the HoDs and Officers
of the district to extend help to the labour community of their respective department.
Further, urging all the department and private companies to deposit 1% cess to the
Board, Sonam informed that penalty would be imposed in case of any failure by those
department to deposit the 1% cess.
Sonam further informed that the Board is also planning to conduct medical camp for
workers/labourer at far flung places of the state and to establish a labour guest
house at Itanagar and also ear marked disaster relief fund for labour community.
ADC, W Khimhun while lauding the activities of APB&OCWWB advised the worker community
of the district to extend their full cooperation to the Board for the welfare of
the worker community and the board.
He also informed that, The district administration along with HoDs of the district
had conducted a meeting recently in which labour welfare activities, particularly
on timely payment of labour wages, was discussed .
Anjaw, Labour Office J Krong highlighted about APB&OCWWB and Cess Act%. He also
advised the labourer to get registered their name with the Board so that they can
avail the various benefits from it.
AAPWU Eastern Zone Secretary Sanu Tamang said that the awareness campaign carried
out by the Board is for the welfare of the labourer and the Government. He aso advised
the workers to register their name with the Board.
The zonal secretary appealed to the Board chairman to take up medical fund provision
in all the district head quarter of the state for the labourers and also urged him
to initiate step for maintaining seniority basis while regularizing the services
of contractual labourers.
Indian National Trade Union Congress, Lohit district president J Namchoom advising
the workers to dedicate themselves in their duties urged for registering their name
with the Board. The MGNREGA card holder and labour of private company and organization
can also register their name with the board to avail the benefits, he added.
Lohit District, Labour Officer G Jongkey and DFO T Pertin also spoke on the occasion.
The meeting was actively participated by All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union Tezu
president S Khrotong and general secretary Yalum Ama and Anjaw District president
Jothanso Pul, women wing president Melaisi Yun and various AAPWU block secretaries
and INTUC members of the both the district.
On the occasion, free exercise books were distributed to all the 560 workers, who
attended the awareness meeting.
Lage Raho Anna Bhai
Anna movement gains support from far flung areas of Arunachal
Anini, Aug 23: Along with rest of the country, Lower Diabng Valley has joined Anna
Hazare’s crusade against corruption.
The street of Anini, the district head quarter of Lower Diabang Valley,was full and
flocked by Anna supporters and the crowd roared anti corruption slogan.
The candle light peace march was pioneered by Idu Mishmi Culture and Literary Society
(IMCLS). Huge and zestful participation of students, village youths, and senior citizens
grew larger and intense with the march of the crowd. Large number of female population
also actively participated in the march to show their deep concern on the issue of
Each one carrying a candle; shouting slogan expressed soliditary on the issue and
affirms their support till its attainment. Vowing to move in hand with Anna’s movement
against corruption, public showed their anguish over the Govt.’s dual policy with
regards to Jan Lok Pal Bill.
“We dream of a country free from corruption, we want to breathe in a country free
from corruption. Jan Lok Pal Bill is our ultimate hope for realizing our long cherished
dream into reality, said one of the Anna supporters.
Few of the youths are also planning to join corruption movement shortly at Ram Lila
Maidan, if Govt. delays further.
All Arunachal Pradesh Forest Workers Union also extended support to the movement
launched by the Anna Hazare against corruption. It appealed to the Central Govt to
accept demands of Anna while approving the Lokpal Billa in Parliament.
Meanwhile, Bazar Welfare Committee (BWC), Naharlagun would take out a peaceful road
rally at Naharlagun tomorrow to express its solidarity to the on-going nationwide
movement led by Anna Hazare demanding for a ‘strong’ anti-corruption law.
The rally which would start at Sector-A, Naharlagun would pass through the main road
before culminating at Itanagar Capital Complex DC’s Office complex.
All the business community of the Naharlagun township would participate in the rally.
All the business establishments within the Naharlagun area will remain closed till
the programme is over, a BWC release said.
Meanwhile, Basar Area Anti -Corruption Forum (BAACoF) formed today with Marge Basar
as President is organizing a candle light procession in New Market Basar tomorrow
at 5 pm in support of the Anna’s crusade against corruption. All are expected join
the candle light vigil.
AMASA lauds state Govt
Bomdila, Aug 23: Hailing the State Government for announcing the name of two young
lady Everesters Anshu Jamsenpa and Tine Mene for the prestigious State Award (Gold
Medal), Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association (AMASA) president
Tsering Wange said that the State Award and the accompanying recognization will serve
as a great inspiration to other Arunachalee youths in general and sports persons
By selecting them for the State Award, the State Government has identified and recognized
their outstanding achievement in the field of mountaineering and adventure sports,
said Wange in a meeting here today.
He also made a special mention of CM Jarbom Gamlin, Tourism Minister Pema Khandu,
Sports & Youth Affairs’ Parliamentary Secretary R T Khunjuju and several other legislatures
for their wholesome support in Team Arunachal’s Mt. Everest Expedition.
Wange also expressed heartfelt gratitude to Governor Gen J J Singh for his unprecedented
support to the mountaineer duo. Governor’s Secretariat was also the first to shoot
a quick letter to Indian Embassy Kathmandu to help out Anshu Jamsenpa when she was
attempting her second summit to create a world record in mountaineering.
AMASA Secretary Sange Lhamu said that Anshu and Tine have made the whole of Arunachal
and North East India proud by their sheer determination, perseverance and hard training
She also credited their success to the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports who moulded
and guided them all along.
In the meting, issues like early setting up of National Institute of Mountaineering
& Allied Sports (NIMAS), organizing joint Adventure programme with Indian Army and
follow up action on Memorandum submitted to Hon’ble PM Dr Manmohan Singh for promotion
of adventure sports and adventure tourism in the State were discussed.
The meeting was also attended by Nima Lama, who successfully sumitted Nepal Peak
7168 mtr last year.
PR leader opposes retention of non-wage material component under MGNREGA
ITANAGAR, Aug 23: Parsi Parlo CD Block Anchal chairperson Ha Takia has opposed the
retention of non-wage material component under MGNREGA at district level.
Reacting to the letter issued by the director of rural development to DC cum DPC
of various districts for ‘retention of non-wage material component under MGNREGA
at district level’, the Anchal chairperson said that retention of 40 per cent of
the fund (non-wage) at the district level is not acceptable as it goes against the
spirit of NREGA Act 2005. The letter however said the DPC shall release the non-wage
component to the BDO-cum PO as per their requirement.
The nature of objective of MGNREGA scheme is to generate wage employment so that
each house hold gets opportunity to get 100 days wage employment in a year, the panchayat
leader said. He further said funds under this scheme is to be released to programme
officer cum block development officer being the implementing authority and according
to the Act there is no provision to implement it at DPC or ADPC level.
Animals and plants are shifting their natural home ranges towards the cooler poles
three times faster than scientists previously thought.
In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers looked at the effects of temperature
on over 2,000 species. They report in the journal Science that species experiencing
the greatest warming have moved furthest.
The results helped to cement the link between climate change and shifts in species'
global ranges, said the team.
Animals like the British comma butterfly, for example, has moved 220km northward
from central England to southern Scotland in the last two decades.
There is also evidence that more species seem to be moving up mountains than down.
But studies had stopped short of showing that rising temperatures are responsible
for these shifts in range.
Analysing the range shifts of more than 2,000 species - ranging from butterflies
to birds, algae to mammals - across Europe, North and South America and Malaysia
over the last four decades, they show that organisms that experience the greatest
change in temperatures move the fastest.
The team found that on average organisms are shifting their home ranges at a rate
of 17km per decade away from the equator; three times the speed previously thought.
Malpractices will not bring any development
We on behalf of the Right to Information Bureau (RTIB) under the banner of All Arunachal
Contractor Welfare Association (AACCWA) would like to ask the Govt, particularly,
the rural work department and civil supply department as to why the work for the
construction of Food Corporation of India (FCI) godown at Sagalee/Rach village has
been carried out without inviting any NIT. The construction of such big godown needs
technical hands which should be provided in competitive way to the most capable and
experienced firm in such field. But the work has been awarded to the individual firm/individual
without examining the experience and capabilities of the firm.
Such malpractices will not bring any development in the state rather it will jeopardize
the development of the state leading to poor quality of works. Therefore, we strongly
urge the department concern to clear their stands on the issue as to why such important
construction work was awarded to individual firm without floating any tender depriving
the experienced and capable firms of the state.
Yayi Doke Lendo
Right to Information Bureau
Honour the sentiment of citizens
We resent the government dancing to the tune of the corporates. The matter is related
to the 1750MW lower Demwe Hydro Electric Project. A gram sabha meeting was conducted
on 17th August 2011, at the Parshuramkund complex for diversion of forest land at
Kandey area required for the project township. The member secretary of Wakro gram
panchayat presided as the chairman of the gram sabha and the panel comprised of officers
from the administration and forest department. We attended the sabha on behalf of
the " Lohit Valley Dam Affected Citizens Forum " to get acquainted with the proceedings
of the maiden gram sabha, much to the disappointment of the project authorities.
We discovered that they resented our unexpected attendance, who cautioned the gram
sabha members not to pay heed to us.
The primary purpose of the gram sabha was to consult the local people for the diversion
of forest land for the project. It's pertinent to mention that, the panchayat extension
to schedule area act 1996 has laid down the provision that, the gram sabha at the
appropriate level must be consulted before making the acquisition of land in the
schedule area for development project. The central government has made it mandatory
for diversion of forest land to be acquired by a resolution to be passed by the Aam
or gram sabha stating that the project is in the interest of the local people. This
would further facilitate the process of forest clearance. Secondly, in compliance
with the provisions of the" Recognisation of the Forest Rights Act 2006, the landowners
were advised to claim community rights over the forest land residing there prior
to 13th Dec 2005 by filling-up the prescribed forms.
Much to our surprise, when the turn for passing of resolution arrived, the chairman
announced that people other than those from the two clans (representing Kandey area
) should leave the sabha, for reasons best known to him. It's apparent that either
he did it at the behest of the project authorities, who were conspicuously orchestrating
the whole show or he was ignorant with the provisions of the panchayat extension
to schedule area act. It says that in this process not only the affected people
who have the right to participate, but any concerned person or an organisation can
put their comment on record in front of the panel. To make the process more meaningful
and effective, it is very important to have an informed citizenry, which is not happening
here. On the contrary, the authorities at the helm of affairs dictate their terms
on the citizens, though covertly. Jubilant after obtaining the environmental clearance
post farcical public hearing, it seems that they are taking the citizens for granted.
Their sinister attempt to segregate the affected citizens and their policy of divide
and rule would rather impede the smooth sail of the project. Henceforth it's expected
that the authorities concerned would honour the sentiments of the citizens and refrain
from stifling the voice of the citizens, paving way for their meaningful and effective
participation during the ensuing gram sabha meetings starting from 23rd August 2011
Suraj Tayang, GS
Lohit Valley Dam Affected Citizens Forum
Lohit Valley Dam Affected Citizens Forum
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