August 12

TUFC  thrash Nyapin FC in final league match

Eagle Trophy

NAHARLAGUN, Aug 11: Todo United FC finally lived up their fans’ expectations registering a 3-1 victory over FC Nyapin in the final league match of the fifth Eagle Trophy currently underway here at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium.

Although TUFC won the match, it was the Nyapin lads who drew first blood in the 20th minute with Tame Lokam giving his side the lead. Their opponents would continue to trail till half-time before managing to get one back. In fact, it would take a full one hour before TUFC’s constant searches for goal would yield any result when Rajesh Nazary managed to level the game in the 64th minute.

Less than ten minutes later, it would be the chance for another Tame to get his name on the score board.

TUFC midfielder Tame Loram’s strike on the 71st minute got TUFC in the lead for the first time in the match. It wouldn’t take long for them to extend their lead further with Byabang Dolley getting the third goal with a beautiful chip shot over the FC Nyapin goalkeeper to make it 3-1.

Nyapin had a chance to close the gap before the final whistle blew when they were awarded a penalty kick which led to emotions spilling out of some of the players but the late gift was of no use as they were unable to take advantage of it.

The first semi-final would now be played on Tuesday at 2:30 PM between Capital Complex SC and FC Doimukh.


I-Day Open badminton champ gets underway

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The 2nd Independence Day Open Badminton Championship-2014 organized by the Officers’ Club, Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) got underway at the university auditorium Sunday evening.

Inaugurating the tournament amidst presence of a gathering of sports enthusiasts and badminton lovers, Director of the College Development Council of RGU Prof KC Kapoor lauded the club and its efforts for promotion of the sport. He suggested the Club for inclusion of other value and intellect based activities such as medical aid oriented and helping differently abled persons in the campus.

Prof. DN Das, Dean, Faculty of Basic & Life Sciences, RGU exhorted the players to play the game with sportsmanship spirit.

Earlier, Chairman of the Officers’ Club and Deputy Registrar of the university Dr. David Pertin informed that 20 teams comprising faculty members, administrators, research scholars and post graduate students are participating in the men’s doubles event.

The finals of the match will be played on the eve of the 68th Independence Day. The winners, runners-up and 2nd runners-up will be given cash prizes, trophies and citations.

RGU’s Assistant Director of Physical Education Dr. Anil Mili, Assistant Professors Dr. Tabang Mibang, Dr. Gibji Nimasow, David Gao, D.B. Gurung and Leki Norbu, besides other govt. officers and staff witnessed the opening ceremony.


Itanagar Solung Football Tournament league round concludes

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The last match of the Itanagar Solung Festival Football Tournament league match played between Golgí Boté FC and Nuyi Yameng FC ended with a draw 3-3.

Nong Padung scored two goals and Tagung Mingki scored one goal for Nuyi Yameng. While Tabuk Tali, Obang Panor and Tom Lego of Golgí Boté scored one each goal.

With the end of league round, the knock out round first quarter final match will be played between Tumi Lotmo-B vrs Rumking Peri Soman Yameng at 2 PM and in the second match Tumi Lotmo-A will meet Solung United FC at 4PM at RGGP play ground here on August 12, informed ISF Celebration Committee’s, Sports Secretary Tarok Lomtung.


Workshop on ‘Pay Fixation’ begins

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: A three days workshop on "Pay Fixation" under the 100 per cent course fee sponsorship of DoPT, GoI  has commenced at ATI, Naharlagun today. 31ministerial staff from AP Civil Secretariat & other Head of Offices  who are mainly dealing hands  are attending the workshop.

Attending the inaugural session, Abdul Basit, Director of Audit & Pension has advised the participants to be very meticulous while fixing the pay of the Govt. servants so that an employee is not harassed unnecessarily. He told that there are so many stages & situations of fixations like; normal promotion, revision of pay, time bound promotion, granting of MACP & demotion to lower stage etc. The department having time bound promotion schemes like JEs of Engineering Department, Teachers of Education Department, Doctors of Health Department are facing so many problems because of misunderstanding & confusion in fixing the pay by the dealing hand in such time bound promotion matters. And as such, so many discrepancies  are being noticed in the service book of these departments. As a result, employees are being harassed while clearing the pension cases  and  the works of such Deptts. as well as Audit & Pension Directorate are increased unnecessarily. He also informed that in case of wrong fixation in the lower side, these can be corrected on detection & there is no financial loss to the state exchequer. However, on the wrong fixation in the higher side resulting to over/excess drawal of the pay, the employees concern on detection has to re-pay the whole over drawal amount which are heavy burden to the employees. In this matter, the High Court has already seriously viewed such wrong fixation & upheld that such wrong fixation on higher side is detected after the Govt. servant is retired, the Govt. authorities cannot force the retired employees to recover the excess/ over drawal & as such, the Govt. has to waive the excess drawal at the cost of Govt. exchequer which is not advisable for the dealing hands. He also advised that the Service Books of a retiring employee should be forwarded to Directorate of Audit & Pension five years before date of superannuation for checking, so that employees do not face problems before or after retirement due to wrong fixations and wrong entries in the service records.

Pate Marik, Director (Training) has advised the participants to cooperate with the main faculty members T. Tatung (FAO), Directorate of Audit & Pension & Shri S. Hore (Overseer) Directorate of Printing. The Asstt. Director (Trg.)-cum- Course Coordinator P. Tayeng & Asst. Director (Trg.)  Nani  Khambo have also advised the participants to be very serious  and  attentive  during the Workshop & requested them to cooperate with the ATI officers  & faculty members for successful completion of the workshop.


MLA inspects under-construction shopping complex

TEZU, Aug 11: The local MLA of Tezu, Dr Mohesh Chai today paid a maiden visit to the DUDA assets and inspected the ongoing projects sites. He was accompanied by the Deputy Director,  UPO & AUPOs of UD & Housing Tezu Division.

While inspecting the construction work of Shopping Complex building, he said that the concerned contractor should make every effort to complete the work within the stipulated time frame and also directed the officers to seek explanation from the contractor in case he fails to execute the work within the time frame.

The MLA directed the field officers to prepare detailed project report of all the schemes and assured to extend co-operation in developmental works.

He also urged all the allottees of the rent houses/shops under DUDA to pay the monthly rent regularly since the non-payment of the rent is causing loss of revenue to the State exchequer.

Earlier, The Deputy Director, UD & Housing Tezu Division apprised him about the schemes like Urban Infrastructure development for small medium towns (UIDSSMT) and Integrated Housing for Slum Development Programmed (IHSDP) under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). Special plan assistance (SPA) and Poverty Alleviation Scheme like Swarna Jayanti Sahari Rojgar Yojana (SJSRY), Rajiv Awas Yojna (RAY) and National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) for the town. DIPRO


Maintain the glory of state: Kena

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Transport & State Transport Services Parliamentary Secretary Jomde Kena today appreciated the Galo People’s Forum, District Demand Joint Action Committee (DDJAC) and Local Sub-Committee (LSC) for adopting a resolution on Sunday honouring his request to refrain from boycotting the August 15.

Pointing out that a bandh call or boycott of Independence Day in Likabali would go against the nationalistic spirit of Arunachalees, Kena exhorted one and all to maintain the glory of the state by avoiding bandh call on such important national days.

These committees have been spearheading for creation of Lower Siang district with Likabali as its HQs.

Kena, who represents Likabali Assembly seat, referring to his series of meetings with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on the issue, assured on behalf of the state government that the headquarters of Lower Siang district would be notified by the GoAP within few months with Likabali as its temporary HQ.

Respecting the sentiment of the masses, Kena made a fervent appeal to Nyadaar Loya, who chaired the meeting, DDJAC chairman Sengo Taipodia and LSC chairman Dakjar Karlo to help the government to act to fulfill the long pending aspiration of the area.


Labour force not receiving SK oil, says AAPLU

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) has drawn the attention towards non-receipt of SK oil by the labour force of the state.

In its letter addressed to the director, food and civil supply, claiming that many people belong to labour class are not getting SK oil, it said that many of the labour class cannot afford LPG connection and while some of them are still used to using SK oil stove to prepare their meals.

Claiming that various card holders like IAY, Annodaya, APL, BPL etc are not getting SK oil, it sought the director’s intervention into letting the labour class have their share of SK oil.


MLA inaugurates audio visual studio  

PASIGHAT, Aug 11: “Film Craft”, an audio visual recording studio and  audio visual documentary and film producing industry was inaugurated at Pasighat today by MLA Kaling Moyong in presence of PMC Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk, Officers and Public.

While congratulating the proprietor Ipak Diyum for the venture, Moyong said that for such services, the local people had to go outside of the state. Now this facility will save time and money.  He hoped that more people will take up such self employment ventures and provide best services to the people.

The MLA said that for any development the basic necessity is electricity. He informed that the Chief Minister has assured for completion of the Aalo-Pasighat tower line which will solve the power problem of the district. He appealed all the people to co-operate for developing Pasighat into a model town. DIPRO


Society claims outbreak of Mithun disease

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The Wildlife and Green Sister’s Society in a release today alleged that in Chambang area under Kurung Kumey district Mithun’s (Bros Frontalis) are dying due to outbreak of Mithun disease. The Society expressed concern over alarming death of Mithun and appealed the director of animal husbandry and veterinary and  the deputy commissioner Kurung Kumey to send veterinary team with proper vaccine and medicines to contain the disease.


Slow Loris rescued

AALO Aug 11: A Slow Loris was rescued by Pokde Yomgam, Head Master, Govt. Secondary School, Nomuk from his village area and handed it over to the DFO, Aalo.

This is for the second time that Yomgam has rescued endangered species as he has handed over one Bear cub to the then DFO. The endangered species, slow Loris will be handed over to the Chief Wildlife Warden, Itanagar after examining her health by the veterinary Doctor.


Fishing and hunting banned at Bassarnallo

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The All Bassarnallo Youth Association (ABYA) has put a blanket ban on fishing and hunting by non residents of Bassarnallo within its jurisdiction.

In a release, it further warned of imposing Rs 50000 fine or  stringent  action to the violators of the order.


Health camp at Katang

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: In view of the growing fear among villagers on Japanese’s Encephalitis, a health camp was organized at Katang village bordering Changlang district today.

The camp was inaugurated by Chawang Lowang Chairperson Zilla Parisad Tirap district in presence of S Bangsia ZPM and all the PRI members of Khela –Lamsa Block.

Tirap DMO Dr. K Perme  briefed the gathering about early warning signs and symptoms of the disease and requested the PRI members to disseminate the information at grassroots level and also to inform the health departments in case of any eventualities.

The medical team comprised of Dr. K Socia, Medical Superintendent District Hospital Khonsa, Dr. C Mongchan, MO and other paramedical staff of various vertical programme.

One person was detected malaria out 110 patients after RMT.


News Impact

Horticulture schemes should cover more farmers across the state: Mein

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Minister Chowna Mein paid a two-day visit to West Kameng district on August 9  and  10  to take stock of the on-going developmental activities in Agriculture and allied sectors in the district.

During his tour, the minister visited the State Horticulture Farm, Shergaon, Regional Apple Nursery, Dirang, Sheep breeding Farm, Sangti and several apple and kiwi orchards of progressive farmers in Dirang, Zimthung, and Namthung area.

While interacting with officers of the Horticulture department, the Minister advised that similar model Govt. Farms and Nurseries should be established in other districts also, so that farmers can see and learn the improved farm practices for their benefit.

Mein further advocated that schemes and projects should not be concentrated in a particular area in the fields of few progressive farmers alone, but the schemes should cover more and more areas to provide self-employment and livelihood to maximum number of farmers through horticulture and also to boost the GDP of the state. The success stories of those progressive farmers should be replicated in other potential areas also, the minister added.

Appreciating the farmers of West Kameng for their hard work due to which the District has become a model district for Horticultural activities in the state, the minister further expressed that cooperation and responsiveness of farmers is essential for success of development projects under Agri & allied sectors. He appealed to farmers of other districts to learn from the success stories of West Kameng district and take advantage of various schemes of the department of Horticulture for establishment of horticultural orchards as per suitability of the area. He reiterated the fact that real sustainable development in Arunachal Pradesh can happen only by using the vast available land resource of the state.  While responding to memorandum submitted by the casual labours of State Horticulture Farm, Shergaon, Regional Apple Nursery, Dirang regarding non-payment of their wages since April, 2014, the Minister assured them to take up the matter with the state govt. to ensure regular payment of their wages in coming years, according to an official release.



Assam forest officials damage paddy field, houses

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Claiming that Assam forest officials repeatedly violated the status quo  issued by the Supreme Court on Assam-Arunachal boundary issue, All Dollungmukh Youth Association (DAYA) and All Dollungmukh Area Students Union (ADASU) today informed that Assam forest officials had illegally conducted eviction  drive under Arunachal territory in Dollungmukh area by damaging the paddy fields and two dwelling houses on August 6. The Associations claimed that Assam officials also planted saplings at paddy field and warned the farmers if it uproots the saplings.  The association further urged the state government to drag the Assam forest officials into court  for punishment, so that brazen violation of status quo could be stopped.



VKV Balijan wins first position in district level science seminar

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Byabang Amin from VKV, Balijan won the first position in the district level science seminar- 2014 held at Government Higher Secondary School, Doimukh today.

Tikio Yagin from Govt. Sec. School, RGU campus and Lishi Yam from VKV, Nirjuli won the second and third positions respectively. The first position holder will represent Papum Pare in the state level Science Seminar.  In all, 12 schools participated in the seminar.

Prof. AK Das, HoD, Botony, Prof. DN Das, HoD, Zoology from RG University and NT Hina, ADO, Agriculture, Doimukh were the judges of the seminar.

Nyagi Riba, Principal, GHSS, Doimukh chaired the seminar which was also attended by Papum Pare DDSE.

Meanwhile, the district level science seminar for Lower Subansiri with theme “Innovation in Agriculture for a sustainable future : Prospects and Challenges,” was held at Govt. Hr Sec. School, Hapoli today.

Nani Lucy, Class X of VKV Ziro was adjudged first in competition.

She will represent Lower Subansiri at the state level Science seminar.

The seminar was conducted by Lower Subansiri DDSE.



ANSU lodges complaint against unknown individual

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) in a release today claimed that some unidentified individuals are collecting forceful donation from the business community of capital complex in the name of ANSU. Union claimed that few individuals collected donation from a business establishment of Akashdeep shopping complex in the name of ANSU Education sectary Lokam Tagiam. On receiving complaints from councilor of ward no.13 about it, ANSU swung into action and clarified that no one from union had made such collection and it was done by unknown individual. An FIR was lodged at Itanagar police station against the unknown person by ANSU education secretary for using his name and designation to carry out illegal activities.

ANSU has appealed to the business community members of capital to lodge police complaint against those unknown individuals who use name of ANSU to collect donation. They also urged police to arrest any fake individual found indulging in such activities in the name of ANSU.



New species of catfish discovered in Lower Subansiri

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: A team of scientists from Zoological Survey of India, Itanagar centre discovered a new species of catfish in Lower Subansiri district recently.

The catfish was found in Pange River, which is located at an altitude of 1600 m near Aro-Lenching, about 10 km from Ziro, the district headquarters of Lower Subansiri.

This is the third species in the genus Creteuchiloglanis after two such species -- Creteuchiloglanis kamengensis and Creteuchiloglanis payjab were reportedly discovered from Norgum river in Kalaktang in 1976 and Yomgo River in Mechuka this year, informed Dr. Bikramjit Sinha, Officer In-charge of ZSI here in a release. The scientists have named the moderate size Glyptosternine torrential catfish species as Creteuchiloglanis arunachalensis.

The fish is deposited and preserved in the ZSI here.



ANYA interim community to hold election soon

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The seven-member interim committee appointed by the parental organization of the Nyishi community, Nyishi Elite Society (NES) yesterday revealed that since present All Nyishi Youth Association was dissolved by NES due to some internal problem within its executive members, the power and function of ANYA is now completely vested with the interim committee.

The interim committee member was addressing the press persons at Arunachal Press Club (APC), Itanagar. “We the interim committee will chalk out ways to solve problems of ANYA issues since highest body of Nyishi community, NES, has endorsed us such huge social responsibility” said Bamang T Kiogi, president of the interim committee. Kiogi further informed that the interim committee has been formed to conduct free and fair coming ANYA election within next three months under the supervision of NES.

He also stressed that any individual or group press release should not be entertained in connection of ANYA matter and requested the press fraternity to refer interim committee of ANYA for any matter pertaining to issues of ANYA election.“We appeal all the youths and elders of the society to cooperate with the interim committee to accomplish assignment endorsed by the supreme body of the Nyishi community” said Kiogi adding that till the declaration of the date and place of its election, no candidate will launch activities related to campaign. On August 7 last, NES appointed the 7-member interim committee after dissolving present incumbent ANYA team.  During the press briefing all the executive members of the interim committee were present.  



One HIV positive case detected in Lower Subansiri

From a Correspondent

ZIRO, Aug 11: While new HIV cases are declining over the period throughout the nation because of effective policies and measures taken up by the government,  detection of one more new case this year in Lower Subansiri district hospital, Ziro has alerted the concern department and the people of the district.  

A decade or so ago, HIV/AIDS was not known to the people of Arunachal Pradesh but today there are more than hundred of such cases  across the state including Lower Subansiri district.

According to source, 4 cases of HIV (+ve) were detected in Lower Subansiri district till 2013, of which one was found to be AIDS who died later.

Recently one more case was detected.

The record available in hospital since 2006 shows that only 8486 persons came forward for test, among them 1 detected with HIV positive in 2008, 3 in 2011 and one in 2014. Now the district has officially 4 HIV (+ve) cases – 2 female and 2 male. It is just the tip of iceberg and the number may be much higher.

Another shocking disclosure is that Lower Subansiri district also has large number of sexually transmitted Vineral Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) positive cases. As per data available in hospital since 2011, 1586 persons were tested for VDRL out of which 134 were found positive (108 female and 26 male). These VDRL affected persons are mostly from the age group of between 20 and 35 year.

Since series of tests are done at hospitals before any blood transfusion, spread of STD and HIV/AIDS could be mostly for uncontrolled sexual activities in the society.

Despite knowing well the consequences of having unprotected sex, people also commit mistakes repeatedly for which transmission of these dreaded diseases could not be stopped.

To prevent further spread of HIV/AIDS & STD in the district, it requires extensive awareness campaign especially in schools and colleges, said a senior citizen who is very much concern about it. Total awareness of people on the issue only could help prevent spreading, he added.  



Skilled Arunachal youths to be employed outside

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: 17 girls trained by Gorgeous Parlour Training Institute (GPTI), Aalo in the field of beauty culture would be sent to Guwahati tomorrow for their placements at Assam and other parts of India.

At a briefing session held at the conference hall of the Directorate of Skill Development and Employment Generation here today, Industries Secretary Dr. S. Ghonkrokta and Director Skill Development and Employment Generation (SD&EG) Subu Tabin wished all the best to the trainees and advised them to make the best use of their newly learnt skill in earning decent livelihood for themselves.

The six-month long training programme was conducted at North Lakhimpur under the supervision of Topu Basar (Ete) who is also the head of GPTI, one of the 22 Vocational Training Providers who have signed MoA with the state govt. in the Skill Development Programme. GPTI is also the lone local VTP so far enrolled in the programme.

Spelling out other targets and achievements of the department, Dr Ghonkrokta said that of the 13,645 unemployed youth selected during the ‘Job Melas’ held at Itanagar and the Districts, 3,013 trainees have been sponsored to undergo Skill Development Training outside the state while 4,258 trainees inclusive of those at the Industrial Training Institutes and other short term courses have been trained and skilled. “Following our Chief Minister’s vision to create one lakh jobs during the 12th Plan, till date, 31,048 youth has been employed so far in Govt, Semi-Govt and Private sectors during 2012 to 2014 and the remaining 68,952 job targets are to be achieved till March 2017. For this, the department plan to skill 6000 youth during the current financial year”, he elaborated.

The state govt. had recently created the Department of Skill Development and Employment Generation (SD&EG) from the erstwhile Industries Department with a view to give more thrust and strengthen the Skill Development Programme in the state.



Social service conducted at Yazali market area

ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The Tat-Gagga Foundation (TGF)  conducted a  mass social service  at Yazali Market Area yesterday to commemorate the 26th death anniversary of Late Taba Tat,  Ex-PI. More than 200 people from all walks of life including the members of TGF conducted the cleanliness drive with the support of traders, members of Yazali Market Welfare Committee, elder citizens of Yazali area.

After the social service programme, the Tat - Gagga Foundation, in a formal programme felicitated Class – X and Class – XII toppers amongst Nyishi students under 16th Yachuli Assembly constituency.

During the felicitation programme, Toko Babu felicitated Raho Techi Tara, with a certificate, memento and cash amount of Rs.8, 000 only for scoring 8.4 CGPA and securing top position in class – X examination in 2014.  

Taba Dol, a senior and respected native of Billo village felicitated Taba Menia, with a certificate, memento and cash amount of Rs.10,000 only for scoring 84.6%  and securing top position in class – XII examination in 2014.

Earlier, Pill Reka, president, Yazali Youth Association, while lauding the TGF for rendering humane service to the people of Yazali, assured all possible help to the foundation in near future.

Taba Amman Nagu, TGF chairman showered praises on all the people of Yazali area for successfully organizing the social service. He also lauded Bath Teli, ex-ZPM, Yazali and the family members of  Bengia Tolum for providing a Tata -JD and a Tipper for the social service.



I-Day Table Tennis concludes

CHANGLANG, Aug 11: The Independence Day Table Tennis Tournament-2014 concluded here at Changlang Old Club today. The Tournament, which began yesterday was joined by 36 teams in different categories of Men’s Doubles, Man’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, Woman’s Singles, Junior Boys’ Doubles and Junior Boy’s Singles. The tournament was organized by the District Administration in collaboration with District Disaster Management unit Changlang.

The inauguration match was played between Suman Rai and S Chakki of Junior Boy’s Single category in which the former crushed the later by 11-03, 11-08 and 11-01. The final match was played between W Hakhun and Suman Rai in which former defeated the later in a fierce competition by 11-02, 11-06, 08-11, 11-05.

In woman’s single category Ten Mepu won over Mira Tamuk by 11-09, 03-11, 11-07, 09-11, 11-06 whereas in doubles final match the duo of  Komoli Tayeng & Ten Mepu defeated Rubi Tangha & Mira Tamuk by 11-06, 11-01, 11-08.

In Junior boys’ Doubles category the duo of Suman Rai and W Hakhun managed to win the final match by defeating R K Rai & A D Lashkar by 11-04, 10-12, 11-06, 11-06.

In Men’s Double final, duo of C Haisa and D Khandu lost to A Wangpan and Birpal giving a tough fight by 11-03, 11-07, 11-05 while in mind boggling match of man’s Single Birpal defeated  Mireep Singpho by 11-03, 11-07, 11-05.

It may be mentioned here that the Independence Day Badminton Tournament-2014 also concluded at Officers’ Club, on 9th August last.

In Men Doubles Category, teams from Jairampur won both first and Second prizes whereas in Mixed Doubles and Junior Boys category teams from Changlang lifted both first and second prizes. In Man Singles category Jairampur team stood first and Changlang runner-up.

Giving away the cash prizes to the winner and runner-up teams, Deputy Commissioner Changlang, Chanchal Yadav, IAS appreciated the excellent play displayed by the players of different categories. She encouraged young and budding shuttlers of the district to continue their practice and look for participating in national level competitions. Impressed by the superb performances she gave her words to make available such opportunity in days to come. The Superintendent of Police, Vijay Kumar and ADC Changlang Isha Khosla were also present in the occasion.  

Cash prizes to winner and runner-up teams of Table Tennis will be given away on Independence Day-2014.



----Readers Forum ----



State Govt too should fall in line

Dear Editor,

After going through both sides of the argument regarding increasing the retirement age of State Govt Employees from 58 yrs to 60 yrs and the other view that the Govt must maintain status quo, I am more convinced by the former purely on the ground that the Fundamental Rules governing services of Govt employees are derived from the Constitutional provisions.

The State of Arunachal, being a part of Indian Union following all the laid down constitutional provisions and norms, therefore cannot afford to violate the laws merely on the ground that it is industrially backward and Govt job is the only medium for employment to the educated youths. Since most of the States have complied with the directives of various Central Pay Commissions, it is high time our State Govt too fall in line. The avoidance tactics or ignorance of law is not a good excuse. It’s lucky that no member of COSSAP or any employee has moved to the Court and filed a PIL. A sensitive Govt concerned with its image as well as the wellbeing of its own servants must not wait for the directive of the Court for discharging it Constitutional duty.

Also it is a fact that due to rapid progress in medical science and improvement in standard of living world over, the average life span of humans have increased from fifties to seventy plus and the age range of 58 to 60 yrs is seen as highly matured and productive and, it is probably because of this reality that the Seventh Pay Commission has recommended raising the retirement age further from 60 to 62 yrs for all employees. Needless to conclude that the State Govt after consulting its Legal Wing and the Dept of Organisation and Methods take a call at the earliest.


Rillang Chege




The efficiency of a hospital

Dear Editor,

I recently spent 13 days in the Ramakrishna mission  hospital and would like to publicly acknowledge and praise the doctors  and staff who attended to me, none of whom I knew prior to this event.

I was initially taken to the hospital emergency room after a bike accident. The EMTs were all professional, caring and courteous. They did what needed to be done and tried to ease my pain.

They referred me to go to an Orthopaedic room of an O.P.D. After an examination, tests and X rays, I was admitted to the hospital male ward 1 after consultation with Dr.Obang. If you ever have the misfortune to be placed on this hospital, I pray that you will have the good fortune to get the skilled, efficient, caring, compassionate group of nurses. After the successful operation, I was moved to the Bed128 of a Male ward 2 . The attending physician, Dr Obang was extremely intelligent, experienced, knowledgeable, caring and dedicated to addressing my problems and how best to get me back on my feet and improve my health. Ramakrishna Mission Hospital is truly fortunate to have someone of his abilities on their staff.

I was also blessed with wonderful nurses, nurse technicians and therapists. To these great nurses, I was a sick  patient, not a sick task. Their smiles and encouragement helped lift my spirits, thereby, promoting my well-being.

They did not just perform their required tasks, but truly took care of the patient efficiently and very respectfully. Additionally, the housekeeping staff who maintained our ward were not only concerned about the cleanliness, but did so with pleasant demeanors. They should

be rewarded for their attention to details and performance of duties, for if there is a weakness in the cleanliness, then all of the medical care in the world would be in vain due to the potential of bacteria or other contaminants infecting the already weakened patient.

Also, contrary to what many people think or say, the food was excellent! I was told that the hospital had good dietician in the fall, and I was extremely grateful to be the beneficiary of his/her talents. The food looked good and tasted good, very hard to do without seasoning.

I’m very thankful to the Ramakrishna hospital. Hope the hospitality increases day by day.


Jipak Dagium

Discharged patient




Service to humanity

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily I would like to thank and appreciate Ramesh Jeke, Chairman Vivekananda Yuva Shakti for his kind deed toward humanity.

On 4th August 2014, a 45 year old woman from  Yazali circle met with a bike accident at Doimukh-Potin road. She was evacuated to R.K Mission Hospital where the doctors suggested surgery and that she would require at least 2 units of blood during operation.

Unfortunately, her blood group is A (-ve) which is rarely found blood group. We tried a lot but could not find a single person with the same blood group.

And then someone informed me about Vivekanada Yuva Shakti and gave me the mobile number of Mr. Ramesh Jeke. I called him and told him about the predicament we were facing.

Within no time his team member came to the hospital and donated the blood voluntarily for the lady. 

Vivekananda Yuva Shakti which acts on motto- “Man Making Nation Building through Blood Donation” is quite appreciable. They have been doing this kind of job since 5 years and they have saved many lives so far by donating blood to the needy one.

We should support and encourage such kind of act in our society which will bring the feeling of oneness within us. Their selfless service to the humanity will always be remembered.


Techi Biroy





Start free vaccination

Dear Editor,

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) have already claimed hundreds of lives in the state of Assam and the government have been providing free vaccination to prevent further spread of disease since the four years in almost all districts.

However, in our state, the attention of the concern authority is confined to Capital Complex alone and ignoring the people of other districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

The concern authority should provide free vaccination all over Arunachal Pradesh as early as possible because poor and helpless people are not in a position to afford the high cost of vaccination sold in the market.

The poor people dwelling in the remote and rural areas of West kameng, and East Kameng districts are rushing to the Govt Hospitals and Dispensaries at Charduar, Balipara and Tezpur in Assam to obtain a single dose of free Vaccination to save their lives and to prevent the spread of dreaded disease.

Therefore, it is my humble appeal to the government of Arunachal Pradesh, through this daily, to launch a Mass Free Vaccination Programme at every district to eradicate the spread of Japanese Encephalitis from the State. Awareness campaign alone may not be able to check the spread of disease.


Lipi  Bam  Nyorak

Tippi, West Kameng



Regularise jobs

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of Panchayati Raj Department towards the regularization of contractual staffs of 2009 batch. We have been sincerely serving the department for the last 5 years. Unfortunately our grievances are growing day by day due to meagre monthly honorarium. So, I request the concern department to initiate steps towards the regularization of jobs of Computer Assistant, Driver and Peon who are on contractual basis at the earliest possible time.


An employee





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New beginning in Bihar politics

It is stated that in politics no one is permanent foe or friend. RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar today proved it right by launching joint campaign for the August 21 by-election to 10 assembly seats in Bihar. Once bitter enemy, the two leaders have been forced to align following sweeping victory for BJP-LJP combine in Bihar in the last parliamentary election.

The two former chief ministers shared stage after nearly 23 years, marking the beginning of a new phase in the politics of the state. Nitish Kumar, who had parted ways with Lalu in 1994, succeeded in dethroning him in Bihar in 2005 in alliance with BJP. Last time the two had together fought election was way back in 1991. During the rally at Hajipur today, Lalu attacked the NDA govt and took digs at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two leaders also attacked LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan and called him an opportunist. Lalu hoped that Mulayam Singh Yadav and Maywati also joined hands in Uttar Pradesh to defeat the BJP. Both Lalu and Nitish are leader with strong personalities. Only time will tell how long this new found bonhomie between former foes lasts.

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