August 05

Selling of meat along NH-52 banned

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Deputy Commissioner cum District Magistrate of Itanagar Capital Complex has banned selling of meat along the NH-52 A in the Capital Complex. Anyone found indulging in such activities will be booked under appropriate provisions of Law, said a statement.


Penalty imposed on DDSE

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A penalty of Rs.25000 under section 20 (1) RTI Act 2005 has been imposed on DDSE Yupia TT Tara by the Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) for deliberately defying orders in connection to a appeal case made by one Tacha John for seeking information.


Proposed FTI site inspected

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Information & Public Relations Director C M Longphong accompanied by AE WRD subdivision, Itanagar Er. Tarak  Sima  and  JE WR Poma section Prakash Tayam and villagers of the area today inspected the proposed film institute site at Rakap-Jote.

The survey was done to oversee the preparation for the contour map of the area to be submitted to Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata.


APCTA to join nation-wide cease-work strike

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: All Arunachal Pradesh College Teacher's Association (APCTA) in its executive meeting has decided to join the nation-wide cease work and hunger strike being called by the All India Federation of University & College Teachers' Organisation (AIFUCTO) on Aug 7 next.

The demands of AIFUCTO includes immediate constitute of VII Pay Review Committee, MHRD approval of UGC decisions on 3rd Amendments of UGC Regulations - 2010 and Ph.D. Regulations 2009, scraping of Academic Performance Indicator (API), roll back of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) & Central Universities (CU) Bill 2013, extension of dates for RC and OC upto December 2015, UGC Pay Scales for all categories of teachers of the country and halt on commercialisation of Higher Education.


LSU reacts to allegations

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The Likabali Students Union (LSU) has strongly condemned the allegations leveled against MLA cum Parliamentary Secretary Transport & Supply, Jomde Kena by Likabali Unemployed Youth Association (LUYA).

Reacting to the press statement of LUYA published in this daily on Aug 4, the Union said Association’s demand for removal of Kena alleging his involvement in land grabbing and corruption has no justification. The land has been allotted to Kena after fulfilling all the formalities, it said. Regarding a case in Basar court against Kena on alleged corruption, the Union said it is the law to decide over the allegation.

On development front, the Union said, Kena has initiated many developmental activities such as creation of PWD division at Gensi and creation of PHED division at Likabali, upgradation of Gensi circle office to EAC office, PMGSY road to Litemori village and Bali village, water supply of Likabali township, route to Kane village, electrification at Kangku circle and multi-storey building at CHC Likabali and many more.

The Union urged the Association to refrain from issuing such statement and rather work together for proper development of the constituency.


ITW members meet CM

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A delegation of Itanagar Traffic Warden (ITW) today met Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and placed their two point memorandum. As a symbolic gesture, the traffic wardens went on a foot march from IG Park to CM Bungalow. The demands of the wardens include immediate regularisation of job and salary hike. Chief Minister reportedly assured to look into their demands and patiently heard their grievances. “The Chief Minister appreciated our work and said he will personally take up the matter. He assured to soon hold a meeting with senior government officials and discuss our issue with them,” claimed one of the traffic warden who met the Chief Minister.


Medical allowance for Pensioners enhanced

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The state Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki last evening, has approved the enhancement of fixed medical allowance from Rs 300 to Rs 500 in respect of pensioners and family pensioners of the state government. The enhancement comes into effect from 1st December 2014. The move is expected to boost the morale of the pensioners and their family members as well as serving state government employees.

The proposed enhancement has been long pending and was brought to the notice of the Cabinet as a welfare measure for hundreds of state government employees, who have retired after serving in the government for their whole life.


Guv wishes to Japan bound karate team

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, JP Rajkhowa has expressed his immense happiness at the selection of six karate players from the state to represent the country at World Championship in Japan.

In his message, the Governor said, “I am pleased to learn that a team comprising six Karatekas, namely Nanu Sangha, Dari Lokam, Dunun  Miyu,Tajar Nilling, Juna Dada and Kambung Wangsa led by coach Yarda Niki from our State has been selected to represent the Country at the ensuing World Championship in Japan to be held from August 13 to 18, 2015. It is a matter of great pride and honour that sportsmen and women of Arunachal Pradesh are participating in such prestigious International competitions and representing India due to their sheer merit and performance.”

The Governor wished all the best to the entire team and hoped they will bring laurels for the state and the country with their outstanding performance, in their respective categories, in the upcoming championship.PRO to Raj Bhawan


DDSE stresses on team work for complete eradication of drug menace

TEZU, Aug 4: Lohit DDSE Mana Linggi today stressed on team work for eradication of drug and opium menace from the society.  

Presiding over the inaugural session of the two days state-level anti-drug awareness programme for teachers, PRI members, SMCs, BRCCs and NGOs from Lohit and Anjaw districts being held at BRC Hall here, Linggi has exhorted all the members present to extend their support and play a pivotal role in spreading awareness on ill effects of drugs and opium among students and society. “Complete eradication of drugs and opium menace will lead to a developed society,” she observed.

Neelam Siram, State Project Coordinator SSA Rajya Mission, earlier highlighted the aims and objectives of the programme. “All teachers and responsible citizens have their share of responsibility to educate the students and society about the detrimental effects of drug and opium abuse,” he said.

Medical Officer Dr. Pema Yonton and Pill Thakur, District Programme Coordinator SSA Tezu were the resource persons during technical session of the programme.

Two days programme is being organised by the SSA Rajya Mission, Itanagar. DIPRO


Breast feeding week

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: ICDS Project, Itanagar organised an informative cum awareness programme on breast feeding as part of the World Brest Feeding Week celebration at Nitivihar Angawadi centre, here today.

The importance of breast feeding as well as adverse effect of feeding artificial substitute milk to children was explained in detail to the attending mothers in the programme.

Dr. Morik Bagra, Medical Officer of Itafort Dispensary dealt in length about the importance, correct position and advantages of breast feeding.

CDPO SC Tok urged all the participants to make use of what they have learnt practically and share the same to their friends and relatives accordingly. He also highlighted on IMS Act, 1992 amended in 2003 [(Infant Milk Substitutes) Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods], PWDV Act, 2005, POCSO Act, 2012 and Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000.

Social Worker and Ward Member Bengia Takap asked all Anganwadi workers and helpers of the area to carry out their duties and responsibilities effectively.

Field officials of the Project C Lowangcha and N. Thongon also spoke about the importance of the celebration.

A baby show competition was also organised.

Around 100 women and adolescent girls from nearby areas attended the programme.


Public alleges poor health service at Wakro CHC

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Alleging poor health service delivery at Wakro Community Health Centre (CHC) run by NGO Pravas Janhit Seva Sansthan, the panchayat leaders of Wakro, on behalf of the public, have urged the Health Minister to terminate the agreement with NGO to run the CHC and hand it over to the State Government.

The Panchayat leaders, who also happen to be the hospital management committee members, in a complaint letter to the Health Minister stated that health care delivery at the CHC has gone from bad to worse since the NGO took over the charge of the hospital two years ago.

Doctors, particularly allopathic, remain absent from duty for most the days in the month and there are no laboratory technicians for blood tests, expert technicians to operate X-rays. Ultrasound machine etc for which patients have to go nearby private laboratories.

The health centre remains closed for many days for want of doctors as they are frequently transferred from the CHC, the claimed. Such patients are often referred to Assam Medical Hospital at Dibrugarh, they said. They also alleged non-availability of medicines in the hospital.


Entrepreneurship development training at Ykg

YINGKIONG, Aug 4: A week-long entrepreneurship development training programme for women under gender budget organised by District Industries Centre here commenced today.

All together 25 women trainees are attending the training programme.

Upper Siang ADC Tapik Pertin, who attended the inaugural function, suggested all women trainees to attend the training sincerely and regularly and take full advantage of the training.

DDI Marme Kato Loya highlighted the objective of the training.

DLRSO Mikyi Boje, DFDO Kenbom Chisi and CDPO Gyamar Gagung also attended the inaugural function and gave valuable suggestions to the trainees. DIPRO


DHTE urged for shifting of polytechnic college to its permanent site

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The Polytechnic College Development Committee Layang has urged the Director of Higher and Technical Education for shifting of the Govt. Polytechnic College, Layang to its permanent location.


Complain against EE

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The All Arunachal Pradesh Unemployed Union (AAPUU) in a complaint against the Executive Engineer of Ziro Electrical Division has alleged of misappropriation and embezzlement of public money. The union wrote to the chief minister in this regard.


State chess team leaves for NE Chess Championship

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Eight chess players from Arunachal Pradesh under the banner of Arunachal Pradesh Chess Association (APCA) left here yesterday for Duliajan Assam to participate in the FIDE rated 15th OIL North Eastern States Chess Championship 2015 to be held from August 5 to 11.

APCA vice president Getor Lombi is the Team Manager.

The players are, Hage Lassa (Nado) (FIDE rating:1737), Tamar Nilling, Padi Khambo, Takhe Pai, Kalom Megu, Biswajit Phukan, Getor Lombi, Nabam Nikum.


Eagle Trophy: Nirjuli United

pips FC Doimukh 1-0

ITANAGAR, Aug 4:  Nirjuli United Football Club beat FC Doimukh by a solitary goal in a group level match in the 6th Eagle Trophy Football Tournament at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

The all important goal was scored by Jumdo Padu in the 26th minute.

Earlier, NUFC played out a goalless draw against APP on the inaugural day.

In another match of the day, Capital Complex SC (CCSC) beat Bamang Taji Football Club (BTFC) 3-2 in an evenly poised match.

CCSC shot into lead 15 minutes into the play through goal from Karli Ngomdir. BTFC equalised it in the 30th minutes with goal from Tage That. Taba Isac scored another goal in 34th minute to give of BTFC 2-1 lead at half time.

Tadar Kojum of CCSC neutralised the goal by scoring in 51 minutes (2-2). Tamuk Taja scored the winner for CCSC in 77 minutes.

Today Matches:

Gora Makik SC vs Tarh Ku SC- 1.30 p.m

Gangte Togung SC vs 19th Nyapin FC - 3.30 p.m


News Impact

Helicopter with three people goes missing in Tirap

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A Pawan Hans Dauphin Vt-phk helicopter which took off from Khonsa on Tuesday morning has gone missing. The chopper with two pilots and Deputy Commissioner of Tirap, Kamlesh Joshi took off from Khonsa for Longding at 10:15 hours.

 Department of Civil Aviation stated that Air Traffic Control (ATC) Chabua contacted the pilot of the helicopter, five minutes after departure when the pilot is reported to have informed that they were flying towards Longding. However it soon lost contact with ATC.

The normal flying time between Khonsa and Longding is 15 minutes.

Khonsa was foggy and drizzling when the chopper took off, the SP Tirap Jasmeet Singh IPS said when contacted by this daily. At around 11.15 AM when the chopper did not land at its destination, SP Tirap office was contacted after which all police stations were alerted to look out for the chopper with a hope that it might had landed somewhere in view of bad weather.

According to sources’, the chopper was to land at Longding and then at Changlang before its onward journey to Mohanbari-Itanagar. The chopper had left Naharlagun heliport just before 9 AM this morning.

Earlier, villagers of Kolagoan-Lamlo, north of Khonsa, reported sighting the chopper at around 11.30 AM whereas Longding is west of Khonsa, according to police source. The search operation was concentrated near Kulagaon in Tirap district but has since been spread to two districts, according to SP Singh.  

Today four Indian Air force and Pawan Hans’s choppers were pressed into rescue operation. Changlang, Longding and Dibrugarh district administrations are in touch for the rescue operation, said an official source.

Army and Air force along with state police will resume search and rescue operation on Wednesday, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi said.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki convened an emergency high level meeting with Home Minister, Civil Aviation Minister, Chief Secretary, DGP and legislators of Tirap, Changlang and Longding.

Chief Minister said that search and rescue operations to track the missing chopper have been intensified. The District Administration, Police, all panchayat leaders and local villagers of the nearby villages have been sounded for extending support to the search operation. The Chief Minister has also sought help from Government of India, while the Indian Air Force and Indian Army have been requested to help the state in locating the missing chopper.

Army, IAF and Para-Military forces are continuing the search and rescue operations in the area.

Earlier in the day, Chief Secretary Negi spoke to Home Secretary, Government of India and informed about the incident.

The government of Arunachal had suspended the Pawan Hans service in 2011 after the Late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu died in a chopper crash. But it resumed its services in last year.



Unconfirmed report states that the chopper was sighted at Thinsa, some 8 kilometres from Khonsa late evening. However authorities are tight lipped on it. According to highly placed sources, Mobile phone of one of the pilots was active till 8.30 PM and a call was made. However no contact was established.



Chopper crashes in Arunachal Pradesh

Nov 1997: Four including a Union Minister of state for defence died in an Army chopper crash near Tawang.

2001: Seven people including Late Education Minister Dera Natung and Education Secretary Sangey Laden lost their lives in a Pawan Hans crash near Sessa in West Kameng.

2009: IAF’s AN-32 with 13 people crashed after taking off from Mechukha.

2010: A Pawan Hans crew member fell 10,000 feet to his death at Namsai, while trying to close a door that had flung open during a flight.

Nov 2010:  IAF’s MI 17 with 12 personnel on board crashed near Tawang

April 2011: 17 passengers died in Pawan Hans crash in Tawang

April 2011: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others perished in a Pawan Hans Chopper crash in Luguthang in Tawang district.



Illegal structures demolished

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Several illegal structures were damaged and encroachers evicted from the permanent state assembly road by the police personnel on the order of Capital Complex Chief Estate Officer Talo Potom here today.

The CEO had cautioned against encroachment in public places and said that violators will be booked under relevant sections of law. Carrying out earth cutting in and around the Capital Complex will henceforth require permission from the office of the Chief Estate Officer in the form of NOC as a measure to control encroachment and prevention of manmade disaster, an order from the CEO informed.   

It also said that the all allotments in the Capital region are leased allotments and the government is the sole owner of the land including private allotted land. Therefore, all shall obtain necessary permission for earth cutting and construction activities in the Capital Complex. They should keep copy of such permission/NOC in the site of the construction for the inspection of official of the CEO failing which necessary action shall be initiated as deemed fit on the spot itself.

The order further informed that measurement of unauthorized occupation and damage of public premises under section 10 of Arunachal Pradesh Public Premises Act 2003 has been initiated in the Capital Complex by the CEO.



Puroik community decries lack of basic facilities

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: The All Puroik Welfare Society Kurung Kumey and Kra-Daadi District Unit have expressed disappointment over the lack of basic facilities in its area.

It informed that Govt Primary School Maching-Jeeping under Nyapin administrative circle, Govt Primary School Tayer under Phassang circle, Govt Primary School at Rayek under Palin circle Govt Middle School Polosang under Sarli circle and Govt Primary School Lebia under Parsi Parlo circle are not functioning and the teachers posted are drawing salary without any work.

The union blamed the contractors and concern officers for deliberately corrupting the government schemes and not constructing the school buildings at the designated place. While also saying that health care system has not yet reached out to the community, it said that people from the community are still living under below poverty line and that they are being deprived of government schemes.

It further said that bonded labour system still prevails in the society.



APRB team submits memo to CM

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: A team of officers from Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank (APRB), Head Office, Naharlagun led by its chairman Akshay Kumar met the Chief Minister and submitted a memorandum requesting him to help the only RRB in the State in providing security and Non-Treasury  Govt. Funds  to  Arunachal  Pradesh Rural Bank for business development of the Bank.  

During their meeting, the team informed the Chief Minister about roles played by the APRB for the development of the rural masses of the State since its inception. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has assured the bank officials to provide all possible helps for the growth of the bank, claimed a bank release.

The team was accompanied by Arunachal Pradesh Rubber Board, Itanagar Chairman Likha Maj.



DRDA employees announces pen and tool down strike

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: All India DRDA Employees Association of Arunachal Pradesh Upper Subansiri unit has decided to launch phase wise mass democratic movement in form of pen and tool down strike in protest against non-fulfillment of its various demands by the state government.

In its intimation letter to the Upper Subansiri Deputy Commissioner cum CEO, District Rural Development Agency, the DRDA employees’ association of the district stated that  they are going to launch the first phase of the strike from August 12 to 13, second phase from August 24 to 27, third phase from September 7 to 11 followed by indefinite strike from September 27.

“The DRDA staff has been instrumental in ensuring implementation of various RD programmes and schemes in Upper Subansiri since inception by virtue of their sincerity, hard work, commitment and dedication but our relentless and noble services to the rural poor couldn’t help us bring a secured future,” the association rued.

“Our service conditions are very pathetic and devoid of any service benefits. Even our salaries are not paid regularly which is causing immense hardships to us. We are the most ignored staff in the state and our long-standing prayer to absorb us in line departments was never paid attention leaving the lives and services of the DRDA employees of Daporijo and its family members at risk,” the association added.



CC Admn forms town vending committee

ITANAGAR, Aug  4: A meeting was convened regarding the constitution of the Town Vending Committee today at Itanagar. Later a committee was formed with the Deputy Commissioner as the Chairman and the Chief Municipal Executive Officer as the Member Secretary of the Town Vending Committee Itanagar Capital Complex.

Habung Lampung EAC cum CMEO informed that as per the Arunachal Pradesh Street Vendors (Protection of livelihood and regulation of street vending) Act 2011, it is to provide protection of livelihood of urban street vendors and to regulate street vending which would help regulate activities of the hawkers.

Stressing that the formation of such committee is the need of the hour, the Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex Mige Kamki added that the committee would help check the influx of immigrants as well as the committee would be involved in providing registration certificates to the street vendors. Recognising the rights of hawkers/vendors, the DC stressed that safety of hawker items especially edible items are to be checked regularly as one should not compromise with the quality of the products. He also instructed the magistrates to randomly send edible items for test to laboratories to ensure that the product is of good quality as most of the time, children are seen consuming items from such hawkers.

Among others, Town Planner, Likha Suraj, Dy.SP (HQ), T.K. Nath, EAC, Itanagar, J. Bomjen, Circle Officer, Naharlagun Neelam Teji had attended the meeting. DIPRO



Moyong inspects Pasighat market road construction

PASIGHAT, Aug 4: MLA Kaling Moyong along with engineers and leaders inspected the ongoing CC road construction at Pasighat Market area this morning and declared the road partially opened to public.

He instructed the executing agency to maintain quality and expedite the work to lessen the misery of the business community as well as the common public.

According to PWD, which is the executing agency, the 2.6 KM CC road would connect old fish market to Mirmir Charali. The project was started in November’14 last and expected to complete soon. 1.5 KM DLC and 600 Mtrs PQB have already been completed.

Meanwhile, Moyong today released two Audio CDs namely “GIIDI-GOKTOM” (festival songs) and “KONGKU RAAYO” (folk songs) sponsored by the Central Solung Festival Celebration Committee, Pasighat. The first CD contains various festival related songs composed and played during Lummer Dai’s 76th Birth anniversary, festival of indigenous faith and culture and various mega cultural events of Adi community. The second CD contains folk songs and lyrics of Nong Dai, Maksam Yomso, KK Upadhaya, Tayom Dai, Kaling Borang and Delong Padung. DIPRO



Setback for badminton in Arunachal as BAI express inability to hold Sub-Junior Nationals

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: Setback for badminton in Arunachal Pradesh as Badminton Association of India (BAI) has expressed its inability to hold the Sub-Junior National Badminton Championships, 2015 at Itanagar due to lack of infrastructure.

BAI has taken the decision based on unfavourable report submitted by its two officials, who in June last inspected indoor facilities available for badminton in Itanagar.

As per the report, BAI said, the existing infrastructure did not fulfill the mandatory requirements for holding such national level championships. "There are only two badminton halls each with two courts. The gallery for spectators and parents is very small and is situated in one side of the hall," the reports stated.

"Further, the basic requirements like washrooms and change rooms are not enough and not up to the mark. The warm up area is also very small. Hence, it will not be wise to hold the championship at Itanagar with the existing facilities," the report said.

"In view of their unfavourable report, it is not possible to hold the tournament with the existing infrastructure, BAI President Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta said in his letter to Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) Secretary Bamang Tago.

It suggested ASBA to develop international level facilities for badminton tournaments.

"Once the infrastructure is developed, we will surely go for the bigger tournament," the BAI President assured.

He suggested ASBA to hold ranking tournaments first instead of going for the national level tournament.

When contacted, ASBA Secretary Bamang Tago said that the news has come as setback for badminton in Arunachal Pradesh definitely. But we are optimistic that we will be able to hold the championships within the next few years.

He said all necessary infrastructure and allied facilities required for holding such national championships would be come up in the state very soon as the Chief Minister has kept Rs.10 crore in the budget for the purpose.

It is pertinent to mention here that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki personally met the BAI President in New Delhi and had proposed for holding the Championship in Arunachal. BAI, as a follow up action, had deputed its two officials to inspect facilities available for badminton in Itanagar in June last.



Solung Festival Football Tournament

President XI, Giidi Yameng, Donyi-Polo Ganging win

ITANAGAR, Aug 4: President XI FC, Giidi Yameng FC and Donyi-Polo Ganging FC won their respective matches in the Itanagar Solung Festival Football Tournament played at DNG College playground here today.

President XI FC defeated Pameng Patang FC 2-1 in the first match of the day played in the morning while Giidi Yameng FC trounced Ngargo Yameng FC 5-1 in a lopsided match.

For President XI, Nakkeng Perme and Tajum Tamir scored a goal each while Katam Tamuk scored the only goal for Pameng Patang.

Donyi-Polo Ganging FC beat Donggin Yameng FC 2-1 in the third and last match of the day played in the afternoon.

Batong Perme and Kajin Ratan were the scorers of the winning team. The consolation goal for Donggin Yameng FC was scored by Matin Yaying, according to organising committee.

Today's matches:

1. Sisang Yameng FC Vs Siang United FC- 7 a.m.

2. Solung United FC Vs  Abotani FC -2 p.m

3. Banggo United FC Vs  Siang Brother FC - 4 p.m


---- Editorial ----


Involve other rebel groups

The signing of peace treaty between government of India and Naga rebel group NSCN (IM) has been welcomed with caution by the people of north east region. Yesterday NSCN (IM) leader T Muivah and centre’s interlocutor in Naga peace talk RN Ravi signed the agreement at New Delhi in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and host of Naga leaders. The governments of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur have all welcomed the agreement. Naga leaders of Manipur has expressed happiness over the historic agreement signed between NSCN (IM) and the Centre and said it would usher peace and progress in the region.

The full details of deal has been not been made officials till now but it is widely believed that NSCN has not insisted on inclusion of all Naga inhabited area under its greater Nagalim demand. Majority of people are waiting for the full details to be made public before making any comment. Keeping aside such concern, this deal will give lot of hope to the people of NE region. Naga insurgency has badly affected developmental aspect of states like Manipur, Assam and Arunachal which shares boundary with Nagaland. If indeed this agreement brings peace in Nagaland then it will have positive impact on whole region. However by keeping NSCN (K) out of peace agreement union government has taken a big risk. There is every possibility that NSCN (K) may try to disrupt the peace process by unleashing fresh violence. Union government should start talking to other Naga rebel group including likes of NSCN (K) if it is really serious about bringing long lasting peace in the region.





---- Readers Forum ----


Rectify the anomaly

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to ventilate my grievances to the authorities concerned that unemployment in our State of Arunachal Pradesh is increasing at a worrying rate. In this industrially backward region, government jobs are the only hope for poor students to make their career. However, government jobs are in great scarce. The situation is more discouraging for students who have graduated in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, IT engineering and many such other fields. There are hardly any Government posts in these fields. Some students do not even get a single chance to appear in any interview in their respective field. Gradually, the students cross their Upper Age Limit that too without facing even a single interview in their respective fields.

In such pitiable condition, our only hope is the Combined Competitive Examination conducted by Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC). But here too, the problem does not end at all. Delays, Controversies etc in conduction of the competitive examination play havoc on the minimum opportunity that we have, as these delays reduces our chance to appear in these examinations due to Upper Age Limit . The recent conduction of APPSCCE is an example which is taking more than three years for its completion. This trend is very discouraging for students who have minimum career opportunities. The Upper Age Criteria coupled and affected by delays leave us with least possible scope.

Hence, I would like to request the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission to follow and implement the UPSC norm. The UPSC has fixed the Upper Age Limit for ST/SC as thirty seven (37) years for appearing in its Combined Competitive examination, whereas the APPSC has fixed it as thirty three (33) years. Why this anomaly has not been rectified by the Commission so far? The immediate attention and rectification in this direction by the concerned authority may widen the scope of students and graduates who has minimum opportunity. 


Loma M





Who is responsible for rising crime?

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to share my opinion regarding the rapid increasing crime rate at Koloriang, the district HQ of Kurung Kumey, with the recent incident of rape of 6 years old minor girl by an immigrant worker.

The news of the rape of underage girl shock the entire state but our political leaders of the district are still silent on the issue of rising crime rate.

But during the election these political leaders forgets the sentiments and security of indigenous peoples/voters by bringing thousands of bogus voters/immigrants voters for enrolment  in electoral roll just to be elected and to acquire the power.

Earlier several NGO/associations objected to bogus enrolment issue and it was published several times in the media.

There were lots of hue and cry on sudden increase of voters and several memorandums were also placed to the concern authority.

So my question to the political leaders of concern area is who are these illegal immigrants? Who is responsible for bringing them to Koloriang as most of them do not possess ILP (inner line permit) or proper documents of their identity proof?

Who shall take responsibility for the security of local citizens in the coming days? Will those political leaders who encourage the non-tribal for enrolment take the responsibility for this incident? As there is a saying “prevention is better than cure”, it is my humble appeal to all concern to strictly check the ILP regularly so that local citizens can feel secure in our own land.


N Ponung





Good roads

Dear Editor,

This is regarding “CC 4-lane for Itanagar-Banderdewa road”. I appreciate that the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways has agreed for the 4 laning road from the Itanagar to Banderdewa.

It is a good initiative towards capital roadways as we have been facing lots of roads blocks not only in capital complex but in the whole Arunachal especially in summer seasons due to landslides in most of the areas.

A good example is near petrol pump Itnagar via Naharlagun road which is still in deteriorating conditions.

No doubt there are many places in Arunachal facing the same kind of situations because of transportation problems.  

In summer season we can’t even come to our Capital city because of landslides in many places in the state. And one funny thing is that when villager first time come to Itanagar, he/she first notice the road and finds no difference between the capital and their town/village roads!

Good road not only prevents us from disasters but also provides more convenient, quicker transportation as well as provides significant advantages to the peoples of the state as well as tourists.

Good roads also strengthen and stabilise the state economy systems.

Furthermore, it is good to hear that our capital road is going to be Cement Concrete (CC) 4 lane road. I hope that the works shall progress soon.


Obang Mize





Illegal land allotment

Dear Editor,

Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of concerned department toward provision of LPC or land allotment which is creating havoc in many small town and villages. Maro village is an example. At this time of underdevelopment, provision of such LPC to some self conceited people invites criticism from all section. Therefore, we urge department concerned to stop such process immediately failing which common people will start protest.


Makrum Buchi




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