ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The Director of Elementary Education has directed all the schools
and vehicle owners to comply with the Supreme Court order to use yellow color in
vehicles transporting school children and display the phone number of Principal of
the School and requested them to implement the order in toto.
The directive stated that despite issue of the order, it is observed that many of
the schools and vehicle owners are not complying with the order thus inviting contempt
The department of elementary education in compliance with the Supreme Court order
had notified to use vehicles painted in yellow color in transporting school children
and display phone number of the Principal of School. DIPR
Two die in Sumo accident
YINGKIONG, Aug 4: Two persons died in a tragic road accident at Lakru between Yingkiong
and Mariyang, Upper Siang District yesterday.
While two others seriously injured, other three received minor injury.
The incident happened when the Sumo they were travelling plunged into a gorge. DIPRO
AAPBSU seeks doctors for JE affected border areas
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) strongly urged
the State Government to deploy sufficient doctors with medicines at all sensitive
and interior boundary areas of Arunachal Pradesh for timely and proper treatment
of patients suffering from Japanese Encephalitis (JE).
Japanese Encephalitis is spreading at an alarming rate in entire Arunachal Pradesh,
especially interior villages bordering Assam thereby posing a serious threat to public
health, AAPBSU said in a release. The students’ union further appealed to the government
to distribute JE medicine or medicines required for treatment of the disease free
Police hopeful of breakthrough in Vijaya Bank robbery case
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: No arrest has been made as yet in connection with recent Vijaya
Bank robbery case inside the Rajiv Gandhi University campus, Rono Hills, informed
Doimukh Police source today.
A group of three to four masked men had looted an amount of Rs 42,15,980 at gun point
from Vijaya Bank inside the Rajiv Gandhi University campus, Rono Hills on August
2. The looters also shot cashier Joydeep Chatterjee.
Police source, however, today claimed that some clues were found and it could not
take much time to achieve a breakthrough and arrest the robbers. The police enforced
nakabandi in all important points and extensive search operation is still on to nab
the robbers, source said. A case No 33/14 U/S 448/307/326/394/34 IPC r/w section
25 B/27 Arms Act has been registered with Doimukh police station in this connection.
Police had earlier recovered two motorcycle used by robbers from RGU premise.
NSS training begins
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The State Level Training on 72nd Round National Sample Survey (NSS)
organized by the Department of Economics & Statistics to collect data on domestic
tourism expenditure, expenditure on services and durable goods and household consumer
expenditure commenced in the Conference Hall of the Directorate here today.
While inaugurating the training, Secretary, Economics and Statistics Sonam Chombay
urged the participants to take utmost care in clarifying and understanding the basic
concepts and procedures as they are expected to collect the data from the field through
house to house visit. He urged the department to produce correct and reliable data
to maintain the pride of the department as it is the core department which provides
data to the state for planning and decision making. The Secretary also emphasized
the importance of tourism sector in the state as a part of the survey.
Director, Economic and Statistics Koj Tajang asked all officers and field officials,
especially from districts to take full advantage of the training so as to complete
the 72nd round within the stipulated time.
All together 65 officers and officials from the districts and NSS staff of the directorate
are attending the three days workshop, according to an official release.
Jadi Boti Diwas celebrated
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The Patanjali Yog Samiti, Arunachal Pradesh today organized a state-wide
plantation programme along with distribution of medicinal plants throughout the state
to mark the birthday celebration of Acharya Shree Balkrishnaji as Jadi Boti Diwas.
At Itanagar, Sr. NCC cadets (both boys and girls) and the NSS unit of D N Govt College,
the volunteers of Vivekananda Yuva Shakti and Arunachal Vikash Parishad organized
tree plantation under the aegis of Patanjali Yog Samiti and planted hundreds of trees
and medical plants like Arjun, Bahera & Giloyi in the college campus. Some of the
valuable saplings were made available by the forest department.
At Pasighat, the plantation programme was organized at Govt. Middle School Runne
with the logistic support of forest officials and medicinal plants like Giloyi, Tulsi
and Aloe Vera were distributed.
The Jadi Boti day was also celebrated at Tezu, Namsai and Hayuliang in a befitting
The main aim of this celebration is to bring awareness among the common people about
the importance of medicinal plants.
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: With phenomenal growth in agriculture and horticulture cultivation,
the state government has constituted the Arunachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce
Marketing & Processing Board (APHPMPB) with the objective of providing remunerative
prices to the farmers.
Highlighting the issue, Agri-Horticulture Minister Chowna Mein had told the just
concluded Budget session of the Assembly that the vision of the GoAP to expand the
sector to spruce up rural economy while PWD Minister Gojen Gadi had recommended allocation
of Rs 2 to 3 crore for strengthening the APHPMPB to meet the pressing need of the
Meanwhile, Arunachal Chamber of Commerce & Industry president Techi Lala having vast
knowledge in trade and commerce and progressive farmer of Papu village Tarh Loram
have been appointed members of APHPMPB for its effective functioning.
AAPSREMEWA reiterates demand
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The All Arunachal Pradesh Seba Real Estate Marketing Executive Welfare
Association (AAPSREMEWA) has expressed disappointment over the state government alleging
that it is showing no response to the 17 crore Seba scam.
The Association had appealed to the state government to intervene into the matter
and sought arrest of SEBA Real Estate Ltd Managing Director Siddhartha Nag, Regional
Marketing Manager of SEBA Management Board and Executive Officer of SEBA Real Estate.
In the letter addressed to the home minister, it sought that the case be handed over
to SIT or CBI for thorough and detailed enquiry, cancellation of all ongoing projects
by the company in the stat and seizure of all movable and immovable properties of
the accused and selling it off for the benefit of the investors.
The association further decided to launch democratic movement if the state govt fails
to fulfill the demands.
Legal awareness camp organized at Yingkiong
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A legal awareness camp for Women Welfare Society, Upper Siang district
was held at DC’s conference hall, Yingkiong on August 2 last.
Giving his keynote address, JFMC Habung Tangu talked of the importance of knowledge
of legal proceedings.
Topics covered during the programme were: Arunachal Pradesh Victim compensation schemes
2011, Rights of arrested persons, protection of women from domestic violence Act
2005, Juvenile Justice Act (care and protection of child Act 2000), proceedings under
CPC and CrPC, offence against women under Indian Penal Code and Right to information
Advocate Akoying Tekseng, Apang Jongkey, Dubom Tekseng and the JFMC were the resource
persons on the occasion. (DIPRO)
Dreamer FC, Leporiang Panchayat register wins
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Dreamer FC and Leporiang Panchayat FC won their respective matches
1-0 in the Tiger 7 Football Tournament at Sagalee today.
Dreamer FC beat Ajing Arum FC while Leporiang Panchayat FC beat Late Tana Hari FC
B Team. Techi Tazap scored the goal for Dreamer FC while Nabam Saju scored for Lepoirang
Shir Chera Tama (Jersey No.10) of Leporiang Panchayat FC was red carded and he will
not be able to play one match in the tournament. Bhuken Murtem of Late Tana Hari
FC 'B Team' was shown yellow card by referee, according to organizing committee.
VVFC and AGYAW-2 win
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: VVFC and AGYAW-2 won their respective matches against Sange Lhaden
School and Tarh Lugu FC by same 2-0 margin in the 9 Warriors 10th Independence running
football trophy tournament at KV No 2 playground here today.
Rigia Tapu scored both the goals for VVFC in 50th and 75th minutes while David Mara
(45th min) and Taksing Mangsa (68th min) scored one goal each for AGYAW-2, according
to organizing committee.
Today’s match: 1st Match: AARA FC vs Youngstar FC at 2:45 pm
2nd match: Zoo FC vs Rising Boys FC at 4:15 pm.
BJP Capital writes to DHS
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Viewing seriously the problem of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the
Capital Complex, the BJP Capital district unit has appealed to the Director of Health
Services to provide JE vaccines free of cost.
Saying that the Capital dwellers are living with constant fear because of the dreaded
disease, the unit also called for making available the vaccines for JE in all the
SMC members’ sensitization training held
DAPORIJO, Aug 4: A three days sensitization training programme for School Management
Committee (SMC) members of the schools of Upper Subansiri district was held at DIET,
Daporijo recently. Around 40 SMC members from the various schools participated in
the training programme which concluded on August 1.
Earlier, inaugurating the training, Tapip Ramsing (Principal, Govt. Higher Secondary
School, Daporijo) appealed to the participants to take the training seriously and
try to gain maximum knowledge from the programme.
Biren Dutta (Principal, DIET, Daporijo) called upon the trainee SMC members to extract
maximum benefit from the training and implement them in their respective school for
the overall improvement of school environment and teaching learning process.
On this occasion, T V Srinivasan (Sr. Lecturer), Dr. UC Ishwar and SB Singh imparted
training on various topics. DIPRO
AKKDSU holds coordination meeting with district education department
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) along with
the four branch students unions held a coordination meeting with Kurung Kumey district
education department on July 26 at DC’s conference hall, Koloriang.
The meeting was attended by good numbers of officials from education department.
DDSE Tai Tach highlighted the various problems faced by the department, in implementing
programmes and policies of the department.
Talking of various lacunas in education sector of the district, AKKDSU appealed DDSE
to immediately deal with all the requirements.
AKKDSU President Techi Atunia requested all the education officials, staffs and also
to DPC and Kurung Kumey DC to cooperate with the union for all round development
of the education sector in the district. He also urged for providing any guidelines,
policy and programme issued by the department to the student leaders for effective
functioning and responsible discharge of the duties.
He further called on the officials not to mix politics with their work and to discharge
their duties sincerely.
Ziro District Hospital facing myriads of problem
ZIRO, Aug 4: The District Hospital Ziro -- one of the oldest hospitals of the state
-- is facing acute shortage of infrastructure and medical equipments as evidenced
by the fact that a group of few enthusiastic persons recently collected donations
from well-wishers and like-minded people in aid of the Hospital and procured some
important medical equipments and handed them over to hospital authority.
The blood bank of the district hospital is also not functioning properly since its
inception due to irregular power supply. Blood bank needs continuous and uninterrupted
power supply to store blood and certain blood components at required temperature.
Dr. Joram Khopey, Pathologist, blood bank officer, told this reporter that the hospital
is facing serious problem to run the blood bank due to shortage of blood bank equipments
like blood storage, donors’ couch and blood donation room. People come out to donate
blood voluntarily but we can not avail it due to storage problem and irregular power
supply, he lamented.
He said, the Chief Secretary of the state during his recent visit to Ziro has assured
the hospital authority to provide a solar based inverter. We can revive this blood
bank if it is provided. Since there is no dearth of voluntary blood donors we can
make blood available for emergency cases like delivery, he said.
On being asked whether the people know about the existence of blood bank in the hospital,
Dr. Khopey said that majority of the people do not know about it since it is a new
one. He maintained that a hospital is incomplete without a blood bank.
He further informed that he had taken up some initiative to make some changes in
the status of the blood bank after he took over the charge as blood bank officer
in November 2013. We conducted awareness campaign highlighting the importance blood
donation among college students, officers and general public. We have received overwhelming
response from them. But we could not collect blood from all of them mainly due to
storage problem. We, however, collected their contact numbers to call them for donating
blood when there will be requirement. If this blood bank is made fully functional
with uninterrupted power supply, it will cater to the need of patients from Lower
Subansiri, Upper Subansiri and Kurung Kumey districts, he said.
ANSU gives PWD minister 10 days to take action
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) has served ten days ultimatum
to Public Work Department (PWD) Minister to take appropriate action against those
officials allegedly involved in misappropriation of fund meant for construction of
ST Girls’ hostel under Palin circle of Kurung Kumey district.
Expressing disappointment over the PWD department and the Chief Secretary’s inaction
against the corrupt officers and officials despite repeated pleas and submission
of memorandum, representation etc. to them by the union, ANSU in a release threatened
to launch second phase of democratic movement in form 24-hr Capital Complex bandh
if the demand was not met within the given time period.
“We are left with no other options but to serve this ultimatum for the government
has not initiated any action against the corrupt officers and officials as demanded
by us,” ANSU said in the release.
“We have already submitted memorandum and representation to Chief Secretary and Public
Work Department to take against officers involved in the misappropriation of fund
but still no action has been initiated by both the Chief Secretary and PWD minister,”
the release said.
While giving the union’s movement against the alleged corruption since April 25,
2014 till June 30 in a chronological manner, ANSU exclaimed: “We failed to understand
that as to why the state government is shielding the corrupt officers, who misused
the central fund meant for welfare of ST students of Arunachal Pradesh.”
Mass awareness meeting on sanitation, law and order
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A mass awareness meeting on sanitation, law and order system and
other developments under the Ward no. 9 of Itanagar Municipal Council was held at
Govt. Middle School, Mowb-II here on August 2 last. More than 500 people participated
in the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Pakyum Tagung, Councilor of the ward, highlighting about
his work assured of more development activities.
He further sought cooperation from the public for overall development of the ward.
ADM, Talo Potom speaking as resource person called on the ward members present to
make proper correspondence on any information related to crime to minimize criminal
activities and also appealed to stop those involved in construction activities over
the drain on road.
He further urged people to cooperate with the administration to maintain peace and
tranquility in the ward.
They celebrate Friendship day in unique way; restore water supply
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A group of around 15 students of the ITI Roing particularly from
Nyishi community along with the staff of the Heritage Academy, Meka (Roing) had restored
the water supply to Gamgu, Rayang, Meka & Pilek villages of Lower Dibang Valley district
The team was led by Adi Culture & Literary Society, Lower Dibang Valley District
Chairman Kirpa Pertin.
These water supply systems have been disrupted due to torrential rain since three
days affecting around 2800 citizens.
The volunteers repaired the pipeline and cleared the sedimentation tanks which were
choked and filled with soil upto 25 feet.
Meanwhile, one of the volunteers said that, water is life and also it is an important
commodity. There is scarcity of water everywhere in the nearby villages and had almost
doomed the life of the people here. So we have decided to organize this social service
to mark the Friendship day. Such social activities show-causes our goodwill and friendship
towards the people of this area, he added.
Worn-out MMJ road causes problem to commuters
RUKSIN, Aug 4: The deplorable condition of historical Mirem-Mikong-Jonai (MMJ) PWD
road which has gone from bad to worse due to lack of maintenance is causing great
inconvenience to the commuters, especially the office goers and businessmen.
The worn-out PWD road with numerous man-size potholes along the road put the motorists
in difficulty as they have to endure slush when it rains and the road filled with
muddy water. Presently, half a dozen of small passenger vehicles besides few auto
rickshaws and commercial pick-up vans are plying on the road on regular basis.
The road which connects greater Mirem-Bilat area with Ruksin headquarters in East
Siang district remained in deplorable condition due to lack of fund for maintenance.
People from different sections of the society have submitted numerous representations
demanding early renovation of the most important road, but no serious step for renovation
of the 14-km MMJ road so far has been initiated by the state government.
Greater Ruksin area falling under Pasighat-West constituency has strategic importance
as there is an interstate entry point situated on NH-52 passing along the Assam-Arunachal
border here. Further, Ruksin gate is accounted as second gateway of East –Arunachal
districts. Major portion of the constituency falls under Ruskin circle bordering
Assam, while its lower portion is closed to Nari-Koyu constituency.
The local villagers alleged that the law makers every time gave false assurances
to the people. Some local PRI leaders accused the former MLAs for the present condition
of the road. According to them, the former MLA has miserably failed to address the
burning problems of the area.
It may be recalled that former minister for Finance, Planning & PWD Chowna Mein along
with then Pasighat-West MLA Tangor Tapak and PWD officials had inspected the MMJ
road in November, 2012 and assured to repair the road. But, their assurance remained
The ministerial team, during the visit, also assured to improve the condition of
the worn-out Pasighat-Ledum-Koyu PWD road linking major portions of Pasighat-West,
Nari-Koyu and Pasighat East constituencies, but the people are yet to see any development.
Sources in Pasighat Pubic Work Division last year informed that it had submitted
a project proposal amounting to Rs 2.70 crore which is yet to be sanctioned. It was
further informed that that no fund has been granted for repairing of the decade-old
Bailey bridges along MMJ and Pasighat-Ledum-Koyu road even after submission of project
cost estimates to the concerning authorities.
The people of the constituency are looking forward to their MLA Tatung Jamoh, who
made promise during the election to initiate reconstruction of MMJ road. They urged
the MLA to accord top priority to the road issue in the current financial year.
Training on CAS for Govt staff begins
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The two weeks training programme on “Computerized Accounting System
(CAS)” started at Administrative Training Institute (ATI) Naharlagun today. Altogether
25 Ministerial Staffs from A.P Civil Secretariat, various directorates and D C Yupia
staff are attending the programme.
Attending the programme, Opung Ering Sceintist ‘D’ cum Principal System Analyst,
National Informatics Centre (NIC), Itanagar has informed that NIC although central
Govt. organization is closely associated with state Govt. for a balanced growth in
information technology (Computerization) in every part of the state.
Computer Accounting System in Govt. department is very important for easy and accurate
accountings and is equally important even in private establishment and at home too.
She also advised that downloading of inputs should not be done beyond permissible
system of networking.
The Director Training Pate Marik has briefly informed the participants of the basic
importance of the ongoing Training Programme. He said, computerized accounting system
has the advantages of speed, accuracy, lower cost of handling, transactions and quick
and quality reporting. It reduces physical & manual stress and so many paper works.
It offers online facility to store & process transaction data so as to retrieve information
to generate and view financial reports.
He informed the participants that rampant absenteeism and indiscipline amongst govt.
servants are seriously viewed by the govt. authorities and are frequently criticized
by the general public. As such, it is the need of the hour that govt. employees should
take pledge to revamp the work culture and improve their discipline and devotion
to duties for the betterment of the state.
“The working situation and attitudes of public towards govt. servants have changed
a lot and we being public servants are answerable to our authorities and public for
any dereliction of duties.”
The development of Japan and China are because of hardworking people of those countries
and our society can also prosper if we do hardwork as govt. servants, the director
Further, the Assistant Directors Priscilla Tayeng & Nani Khambo also advised the
participants to take full advantage of the DoPT sponsored programme for their benefits.
The Course Director -cum- Main Faculty of the programme, Palvinder Singh who is also
Director (ITI Computer Education) Naharlagun has highlighted the course contents
and advised the participants to cooperate the faculty members for successful completion
of the course.
Capacity building training on computer applications to IPR staffs
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The Department of Information & Public Relations is making constant
effort to enhance the capacity building of its officers and officials at various
levels through skill development trainings especially in the field of information
technology. IT based skill development trainings have been imparted to various categories
of officers & officials from time to time at office and outside as well.
It is worth mentioning here that the department of IPR was one of the first departments
in organizing training on ‘e-tendering’, a vital part of state’s government’s initiative
of e-governance and the process is on for implementing the e-tendering process in
Taking this endeavor forward, an one-month training on typing and basic computer
application was organized in the department from June 9 to July 9 last in which newly
recruited Lower Division Clerks (LDCs) were imparted training to acquaint them with
computer tools and applications for skill up gradation and enhancement of their service
While handing over the certificates to the trainees after successful completion of
the training at a brief function organized at the Director’s chamber here today,
IPR Director C M Longphong emphasized on the need to upgrade oneself especially in
the field of Information Technology.
Underscoring the necessity of computers in offices and other fields as indispensable,
he exhorted the trainees to utilize their knowledge and skill imparted in the training
to enhance their efficiency in works. He said that government is focusing on skill
up- gradation of employees for improving delivery of government services for which
knowledge in computer is must, adding that an IT savy man is well equipped to venture
out in any field. The DIPR further sought dedicated services from them at office
to facilitate smooth functioning of the department.
As a part of capacity building of its officials, the department is sending another
batch of 12 technicians to attend a one-month skill up-gradation training on projection
and PA system at Guwahati shortly.
Besides Deputy Directors Obang Tayeng and Michi Kani, the function was attended by
other officers and office staffs. DIPR
TLFC and Nuyi Yameng FC win
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Tumi Lotmo Football Club Naharlagun-A beat Rumkíng Péri Soman Yameng
FC by 2-1 in first match of today’s Itanagar Solung Festival Tournament being played
at RGGP College ground, Itanagar.
Orin Lego and Okit Paling scored one each for TLFC while Tobang Lego scored the single
goal of RPSY FC.
In the second match, Nuyi Yameng FC crushed Junior Boys by 3-0. Megu Jongkey scored
two goals and Bharat Gammi scored one goal in favour of NYFC.
Yesterday, Nulu Nubu Yameng FC defeated Kiyi Bogyi FC by 2-1 in the first match and
in the second match Ramgeng FC beat Mébobian FC by-1-0.
The lone goal of ABKFC on the 2nd match of Second Day ISFT was netted by Taken Gammeng
which was inadvertently given as Raja Gammeng.
August 5 match schedule: Ramgeng Football Club vrs Tumi Lotmo Naharlagun-B (2.30
PM), Dadi Boté vrs Nulu Nubu Yameng FC (4 PM) informed Itanagar Solung Festival Celebration
Committee, Sports Secretary Tarok Lomtung.
Eagle Trophy Football Tournament
Capital Complex SC, Gora Makik SC share points; FC Domukh win
ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Capital Complex SC played out a 1-1 draw with Gora Makik SC in a
group level match in the fifth Eagle Trophy Football Tournament today.
Both the teams started strongly but it was striker Mihin Pullo who put GMSC ahead
in the 34th minute.
Capital Complex team had a golden opportunity to equalize, when the team was awarded
a penalty kick. But, Gakir Dulom missed the spot kick as his shot went wide.
As play progressed, CCSC was given another lifeline with a free kick from an advantageous
position in the 80th minutes. This time Dulom did not make any mistake as his beautifully
taken shot landed in the net not only to restore parity but also force the GMSC to
In the second match, FC Doimukh defeated 19th Nyapin FC by solitary goal. The all
important goal was scored by Nabam Gunna in 30th minutes.
Defending champion ITBP will be up against Gangte Tugung SC in tomorrow’s first match.
Bamang Taji FC, who lost their opening match against CM’s XI yesterday, will look
to earn their first points when they take on Todo United FC in the second match.
‘Encephalitis claims 700 lives this year’
NEW DELHI, Aug 4: Around 700 people have lost their lives due to encephalitis that
has hit four states, including Assam and West Bengal, the government said in Lok
Sabha today, as members demanded that the disease be termed as an epidemic.
The disease has claimed 208 lives in West Bengal, 197 in Assam, 159 in Bihar and
123 in Uttar Pradesh so far this year, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said replying
to a calling attention motion.
"In recent months, upsurge in cases of encephalitis has been reported from Eastern
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam," he said, adding he had written to West
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee offering all assistance.
In the last few years, even adults were being affected by encephalitis, which was
usually seen in children below the age of 15 years, Vardhan said. The cases of Acute
Encephalitis Syndrome (AEC) reported from UP, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam stood
at 501, 857, 1183 and 1,217 respectively, he said.
The calling attention motion, moved by BJP member Yogi Adityanath, was later converted
into a short duration discussion by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Vardhan said his Ministry
was closely monitoring the situation in the affected states and added, "We are available
24X7 for any assistance."
As soon as information was received about an upsurge in encephalitis cases in North
Bengal, the Centre had sent a four-member expert team to assist state health authorities
in containing its outbreak and to provide technical assistance, he said.
Vardhan urged MPs from the affected districts to undertake awareness campaigns in
their areas on the importance of clean drinking water and ensure routine immunisation
for children. On containing the Japanese Encephalitis, a vector borne disease, he
said the strategy should now be to get adults vaccinated and expand the coverage
Initiating the discussion, Adityanath said over the years, encephalitis virus has
changed its nature and hence there was a need for proper vaccination and it should
be declared an "epidemic".
He said the incidence of encephalitis has now spread to 19 states, affecting 171
districts and hence there was need for the government to organise an awareness campaign.
Health & Family Welfare Minister Kalikho Pul recently visited Itafort government
dispensary and himself found expired medicines and sterile water for injections IP
with expired date. The incident has proved right the allegation that expired medicines
are very often supplied by the health department. Minister also found that there
was not a single drop of water while the wash basin had no water connection in the
entire dispensary having 11 doctors, including four dentists.
Health minister deserves round of applause for conducting such unannounced visit
to govt. run dispensaries. Such visit for sure will improve attendance of staffs
leading to development of good work culture. However, he should not end here and
conduct more such visit especially in interior districts. Most of the doctors and
nurses posted in interior areas are often alleged to be spending more time in district
headquarters than at actual place of posting. No one cares about quality of medicines
supplied there. Pul has taken first step towards streamlining the health department
by making unannounced visits to govt run dispensaries. People have high expectation
----Readers Forum ----
Roads need maintenance
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to place my grievances to
the concerned authority of GREF/BRTF that the condition of road from Kimin to Potin
which is the main route/life line of three districts i.e. Lower Subansiri, Kurung
Kumey, Upper Subansiri of our state is in pathetic condition since decades. No main-tenance
work is being carried out till date despite several representations and dialogue
with the GREF/BRTF authority.
On 28th July, an incident occurred at 22 KM where all the family members of Lichi
village lost their lives after being washed away in flood due to lack of bridge.
After this the GREF authority assured that highway road is going to be sanctioned
soon and the road condition will be improved and the said bridge will be constructed.
When contacted the GREF authority informed us that various measures has been initiated
with the state government to compensate the affected land owner, but till date it
is being delayed and every time fabricated assurance is given that maintenance of
road will be carried out.
Further, I am unable to understand how the GREF authority carried out the construction
in patches without compensating the land owner.
Therefore in this regard, I would like to appeal to the concerned authority to either
start the construction of the highway at the earliest or else if the fund for construction
of highway has not been sanctioned yet kindly start the maintenance work for the
betterment of the concerned area and three affected districts in particular and the
state as a whole.
Fascinating facts of modern schools
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to share my view regarding
mismanagement of funds in the name of schools particularly in Kurung Kumey District.
Under certain schemes, many schools have come up almost in every village which is
indeed a good step taken up by the education department to boost education system
and to nurture the future generation. As a result, almost every village small or
big has got a school in their neighbourhood. But the question arises whether all
these schools are necessary?
In fact, I have seen in different parts of the District where schools are in pitiable
conditions. Many are lying defunct where stray animals come to study instead of the
students. In many schools the numbers of teachers are more than that of students
with a ratio of 2:1 where two teachers could possibly teach a single student comfortably.
There are some villages with only 5-6 houses with meagre population, still there
are schools without any students. When asked, people reply that those school buildings
were built just to earn money in the name of school. Why can’t the concerned authority
use those funds to develop poor infrastructure of existing schools instead of building
new schools for stray animals?
Teachers who come from different parts of the state find many difficulties to find
accommodation due to lack of quarters. Why can’t those funds be rightfully used to
make quarters available for them so that they could concentrate on their duties?
Gone are the days when we learnt that School is the Temple of Learning where wisdom
and knowledge is imparted by the teachers to the students. But nowadays, it has changed
into Temple of Earning for some individuals. Can this improve the education system
of our society? Can this system nurture our future generation for a brighter Arunachal?
The answer is a simple No because there isn’t any hope with such a corrupted system.
Only the children of haves would be possibly getting quality education in private
schools while getting the same would always remain a mere dream for the children
of have nots.
Therefore, it is a humble request to the concerned Department, Authority, Student
Leaders to look into the matter and ensure that no such wastage of public funds occur
in near future so that our poor brothers and sisters wouldn’t be deprived of quality
education and they may become the hope for better tomorrow.
One more college
Capital complex have only one government degree college , i.e Dera Natung government
college. The college has more students than it can handle. Many students come to
the college hoping for better education. Yes it is true that there are private colleges
but it is expensive for students with poor background.
So, I appeal the state government and the Director of Higher Education to take initial
steps to establish one more government degree college in capital complex for upliftment
Takar Niji, DNGC
The avoidable fire accident
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my sadness on the fire accident
which gutted five houses at Libu-Bene village, Kamba on 27th July 2014.
Kamba administrative sub-division with its ADC headquarters, comprises of more than
25 villages with a population of nearly ten thousand people, is situated at 23 km
from Aalo, the district headquarters of West Siang.
The village, Libu-Bene is situated just adjacent to Kamba town, where there is police
station and ADC office. The house owners could not save even a single household item,
due to non-availability of fire extinguisher at police station.
Fire could have been stopped and some properties could have been saved, had there
been a fire station at Kamba. But there is no such facility, whereas, Kamba town
could have been next to Aalo, in terms of infrastructures because of its population
and good communication.
On several occasions, local publics, students’ unions such as HHSU, GSU, AGSU have
been demanding such facilities at Kamba. But, still today, there is no fire station
at Kamba, which is a matter of great concern for the people of the area.
It is not the first time. Earlier also, the medical complex was gutted down completely
by fire, a year back.
Unless a fire service station is established, people of the area may continue to
suffer due to such fire incident, as such incidents are in evitable.
However, people should take precautions for such incidents in future.
Er. Meyom Karga
Building a castle in the air
Consecutively Nabam Tuki led congress GoAP is declaring budget deficits Rs. 140 crores
following Rs. 293 crs in 2013 and Rs. 218 crs in 2012, a hatrick. Interestingly this
Govt while regularly showing the fiscal deficit on the other hand is sanctioning
“road to No Man’s land” Yembung-Yemsing road to Tarak, Yemsing to Ledum and Yemsing
to Tadun sanction order No. DNER/NLP/AP/165/2010 Dtd 17.09.2013. Rs.1014.58 lakh
has been released as first instalment out of Rs.2818.30 sanction amount in 35 Pangin(ST)
PWD department was Tuki’s kitchen garden for more than two decades and this year
he is realizing the need for a cemented road in capital complex. During his last
Pasighat visit in January 2013 he announced many projects totaling Rs.48 crores,
building a castle in the air.
During Nugong Banggo emergency meeting at Sissen on 27th April 2014 Some officers
were tirelessly praising our incumbent delivering speech tinged with idiosyncratic
thesis. For them we the No Road No Vote team were politically motivated, in true
sense we were not politically but we are true politicians of the state and paradoxically
speaking the real remnants of Karging Mennyang. We could have voted for a political
party and there are many in the district but do not understand the concept of boycotting
elections in Sissen.
In spite so many representations against Road project from Yemsing to Tarak, Ledum
and Tadun were lodged during the year 2012 to Chief Secretary GoAP and to DONER Ministry,
either DONER ministry has abundant funds to spend for road to no man’s land and empty
for major villages of Nugong banggo. DONER ministry could have consulted the map
of East Siang District and Google earth. At least the election census record would
show that there’s no person to use the road. The guidelines framed for NLCPR schemes
must be scrutinized and re-written.
The concern department be informed that to execute road project to No man’s land
will fuel sentiments of Nugong people and any officer or contractor willing to perform
can come on their own peril.
Last Parliamentary and Assembly election was boycotted in Sissen for road connectivity
in Nugong region and as per Tapang Taloh education Minister he did enough development
If we suppose his press statement as true then a probing mind will ask where did
the assets disappeared? Nugong Bridge will be derision to the people of Nugong area.
Strictly speaking Sissen election boycott was a Pokran test to herald the real one
The editorial part of the local dailies contains volumes of what HCM Nabam Tuki had
included in the budget, a responsible editorial will publish praises of that is performed
right instead of what is planned.
Tuki Govt must present budgets to reckon the unfinished and unscathed task. The series
of budgets specially the preparatory ones will be swallowed up by so many forums,
SU(s), and so on.
Finally, if Nugong Banggo road don’t start and finish in an immediate tenure, the
eight villages of Nugong viz Riew, Beging, Rasing, Komsing(Old), Komsing(New), Jorsing,
Pangi and Sissen will boycott election forever. As an example these villages will
have a black day on 15 August and 26 January.
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