August 11

Miscreants pelt stone on Arunachal vehicle

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Unknown miscreants pelted stones on the Guwahati-Pasighat night bus service yesterday around 10.30 PM at Sonitpur area. One Arunachalee girl from Pasighat received minor injury when the bus window broke down. The girl was returning home from Guwahati after an ear operation. A police complaint was lodged by driver of the bus at Sonitpur police station.

Ever since the Assam-Arunachal boundary row heightened in Tarasso area, such incidents of attack on Arunachal vehicles on the national highway especially in between Tezpur and Gohpur have increased. It is becoming increasingly unsafe especially during night hours to travel through Gohpur-Tezpur road. “There is lot of hostility against Arunachal in the areas around Tarasso. In recent months many incidents of attack on Arunachal vehicle have taken place. Government of Arunachal should take up the matter with the Assam counterpart and make this road stretch safe to travel,” said a resident of Itanagar.


DDSE for batch wise training for teachers

AALO, Aug 10: West Siang Deputy Director of School Education (DDSE) Tumto Lollen stressed on batch wise training for teachers in DIET.

Informing that two years diploma course in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) is mandatory for all categories of teachers in the fresher’s meet and plantation programme at DIET, Kamki on August 7, the DDSE asked the trainee teachers to sincerely attend the training imparted to them by DIET from time to time. He said that there should be atleast 75% attendance per semester by the trainee teachers and those who are found absent for more than 10 days in a month should be discontinued from training. He said that the wait-listed teachers should be given preference to take admission in the DIET.

He also asked the teachers to start plantation in their respective schools for a healthy environment.

Lecturers U Roy, RN Yadav and TN Prasad and in charge of the DIET Shambhu Singh highlighted the aims and objectives of the programme and advised the trainees. DIPRO


Forum submits memo to CM

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: All Lower Subansiri Trans-Arunachal Highway Land Affected Peoples Forum (ALSTAHWLAPF) in its three-point memorandum to the  Chief Minister appealed for cancellation of the  reported order of the state Government not to compensate the structures built within 5 meters from the centre line of existing road in their region.

The Forum claimed that in other parts of the state TAH land affected people were compensated as per laid down norms without mentioning of 5 metres from centre line of existing road.

Demanding maintenance of road from Potin to Bopi TAH in Lower Subansiri district, the Forum said it had earlier submitted a memorandum to competent authority with a request for early renovation of the road but yielded no positive results till date. The road is not being repaired by any agency and there is every possibility of occurrence of accidents due to worse condition of the road,” the Forum said.

Thirdly, the Forum demanded disclosure of properties assessment report prepared in 2014 regarding Potin to Bopi Trans Arunachal Highway in Lower Subansiri district. Describing the Govt order for re-assessment of property again with a decision not to consider existing infrastructures within the 5 meters from the centre of road for compensation as unfortunate, Forum said “the land and property affected people will welcome the decision of re-assessment on the ground that the property assessment done earlier regarding Potin to Bopi road should be brought to the public notice.”


Medical camp by Avp

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) conducted free medical camps for common diseases in various remote villages under Upper Siang and East Siang districts from June 25 to Aug 7.

Over 750 patients from various villages, namely Milang, Dalbing under Mariyang circle, Singing, Palsi, Pango, Migging, under Migging and Palling circle, Suple and Kebang of Boleng and Pangin constituency and Kiyit of Mebo circle, Depi and Debing of Ruksin circle availed the benefits of the free medical camp conducted by Dr. RV Mishra and his team members.

AVP also organised a general health awareness camp on the sideline of the camps conducted in the villages.


Health-cum–awareness camp on Dengue

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Over 400 villagers and students of Oyan benefited from a day-long free medical-cum-health awareness camp on Dengue hemorrhagic fever, being organised by the Halo Society, a local NGO at VKV Oyan on Sunday.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Tourism Dr. Joram Beda, explained the gathering about Dengue hemorrhagic fever and urged them to adopt all preventive measures to stop spread of the disease.  

East Siang DMO Dr. M Perme also explained about the ways the disease is spread and appealed all to get their blood tested for dengue at the general hospital.

A team of doctors including Dr. Kaling Tatin, Dr. Mattek Gammeng, Dr Tani Siram Dr. Tenzing Mize, Dr. Tapi Koma and Dr. Karan Pao attended to patients during the camp.


DRDA staff reiterates demand

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Reiterating its demand for absorption in the line department of the state government, the All India DRDA Staff Welfare Association Arunachal unit has warned that non fulfilment of its department by August 26 next will invite indefinite pen down strike from August 30 next.

Informing this to the chief minister in a memorandum, it said that the agitation will then continue till the demands are met.


Call for regularisation of SBM employees

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The All Arunachal Pradesh Saakshar Bharat Mission (SBM) Employee Association (AAPSBMEA) has called for regularisation of all the Saakshar Bharat Mission employees in the state. It submitted a memorandum to the director of secondary education and state literacy mission authority in this regard.

Its other demands include enhancement of honorarium of state, district and block coordinator by Rs. 25000 per month and village coordinator to Rs. 7000 per month, immediate establishment of adult education centre at 1653 gram panchayats, immediate release of pending state share in the ratio 9:1 from March 2011 to March 2015, immediate release of pending honorarium of SBM employees, immediate supply of teaching learning materials and immediate issue of computer set to all the state, district and block coordinators.


Mass tree plantation prog held

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Mass tree plantation programmes were organised at the Govt. Secondary School, Kovin and Govt. Higher Secondary School, Nampong compounds today to mark the end of the week-long 66th Van Mahotsava celebration. A large number of Govt officials, panchayat and public leaders including Nampong MLA Laisam Simai, Jairampur ADC Kento Riba, DFO C Loma took part in the plantation programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Simai highlighted the importance of trees and exhorted the gathering including teachers and students to preserve the environment by planting more and more trees, according to an official release.


ASF seeks lowering ticket cancellation fees

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The Arunachal Students Federation (ASF) has sought Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Bus ticket cancellation fees to be reduced to 10 percent from 30 percent.

In its representation served to the APST Superintendent, it said that the present cancellation fees at 30 percent is too high and that even flights and trains do not charge that much amount.

Also requesting streamlining of ticket reserving procedure, it said that the tickets are being sold even before the counter is open and that tickets are being sold to the relatives of the issuing authorities.


ARMSATA demands release of pending salary

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The Arunachal Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (ARMSATA) has demanded immediate release of the seven month’s pending salary of RMSA teachers since January last by August 16 next. It wrote to the education secretary in this regard.

The association had observed two days pen down strike on July 21 and 22 last.


AASSATA reiterates demand

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA) has reiterated streamlining the regularisation process in favour of SSA teachers as it was decided in the cabinet decision on August 7 2009.


KKSU decries deplorable govt establishments

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The Kargu Kardi Students’ Union (KKSU) has drawn the attention towards deplorable condition of government establishments under its jurisdiction.

In a release, it said despite sanctioning of Rs 2 lakhs for maintenance of Govt Sec School, Darak, no provision for separate toilets for boys and girls was made and no ventilation system and fan in the classrooms were installed.

Further informing that the Inspection Bungalow at Liromoba is dilapidated with no ceiling fan, proper ventilation and no chowkidar present, it added that Rs 15 lakh was sanctioned for its maintenance.

The association has further warned of taking action against absentee government employees.


Lok Adalat

Karda Natam

DAPORIJO, Aug 10: The Upper Subansiri district legal services authority conducted a Lok Adalat at the court of JMFC-cum-Civil Judge Daporijo in which 17 criminal compoundable cases were disposed off.

The Lok Adalat was presided over by Domo Padu, JMFC cum Civil Judge cum Member secretary, District legal service authority and advocates Talin Lusi Tamin and Busing Konia.

Another Lok Adalat will be conducted on Sept 12 and preliminary hearing will be conducted on Sept 4.

Forum seeks action

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Arunachal Pradesh Colleges’ Forum (APCF) has reiterated that Dr Apurva Ranjan, Assistant Professor of Dera Natung government College Itanagar–Cum- PRO to Minister Education, Government of Arunachal Pradesh be terminated from his job. It further stated that an SIT enquiry be conducted against him. Dr Ranjan is accused of not taking classes among many allegations leveled against him. The Forum called on the Chief Secretary’s office to act on the demand at the earliest.

Forum further alleged that Education Minister is trying to protect Dr Apurva Ranjan by seeking his transfer from Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar.


Science seminar

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: District Level Science Seminar 2015 on the topic “Harnessing Light: Possibilities and challenges” was organised today by the Deputy Director of School Education, Lohit District at BRC Training building, Tezu.

Seven schools of the district participated in the Seminar. VKV, Sunpura got the first prize followed by Govt. Higher Sec. School and VKV, Tafragam. DIPRO


Memo submitted

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: In a memorandum submitted to the Capital Complex DC, the Nirjuli Youth Welfare Association has today demanded early establishment of a Circle Office, fire station and general ground at Nirjuli. The association also sought early upgradation of Nirjuli health sub centre into a primary health centre and infrastructure development of government secondary school and police station besides, installation of CCTV within Nirjuli market.

It further appealed to the DC to take up the issues with the higher authorities for early sanction of adequate funds.


5 traders booked for violation of LM laws

PASIGHAT, Aug 10: During its routine inspection, an official team of Legal Metrology department has seized non-standard weights and measures from the possession of five traders from meat and main markets of Pasighat recently. The five traders were also booked and imposed penalty under the provisions of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009.

Of the seized weighing instruments, two beam scales which were found manipulated was giving short delivery of 150gm per kg while one of the counter machines used in selling chicken was giving short delivery of about 250gm, said KP Tago, Asstt. Controller (LM & CA) Pasighat in a release today.

Tago, who was the one of the members of the inspection team, further said weighing instruments like beam scale or counter machine could be manipulated in many ways. He appealed to the people to remain alert as consumers.

Of the five traders booked, two were jewelers who used non-standard tola weights, mostly silver coins instead of metric unit in gram, in their business transaction of gold or silver ornaments. Tola unit which was introduced during British India period has been replaced in 1956 with the metric unit gram/kg.

If ornaments are purchased in the expression of tola unit, the consumer will incur loss in term of money value, said Lupha Sikhet, Inspector LM, another team member.


Union Ministry urged to approve project soon

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Claiming that no initiative has been taken by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for early approval of the GoAP’s proposal regarding early implementation of state drug regulatory mechanism, establishment of state drug testing laboratory and professional education institution (pharmacy), the Arunachal Registered Pharmacists Association (ARPA), has in a representation to the Union Minister today appealed him to grant early approval to the said proposal.

The ARPA in its release said that despite the Director of Health Service-cum-ex-official drug controller, apprising the Ministry about the GoAP’s project proposal vide. MDC-2/98 dated Dec 24th 2013 on Oct.13 last year, no positive action has been initiated so far.

The approval of the said projects from the ministry will not only enhance the health and safety of the people of the state but also open up job avenues for the unemployed degree holders of the state, it further added.


Expedite investigation, orgs say

Karda Natam

DAPORIJO, Aug 10: Topo Welfare Society and All Tagin Youth Organization have expressed dismay over the slow investigation process into the death of Kali Bulo who was allegedly murdered on 3rd August at his govt quarter by unknown miscreants.

Further, the societies have also appealed to the local administration and law enforcing authority to expedite the investigation and arrest the culprit and award exemplary punishment.

Meanwhile, TWS has appealed to the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh to immediately grant ex gratia amount to bereaved family members.


PRI leaders seek re-verification

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The PRI leaders of Huri-Damin CD Block has urged for re-verification of the BADP scheme 2014-15 in the block claiming that the monitoring committee returned back without visiting the 80 percent of the project located at various villages. They gave a representation to the chief secretary in this regard seeking his intervention.

They informed that the committee only visited few projects being implemented at Damin.


AAPETA warns of pen down strike

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The All Arunachal Pradesh Elementary Teachers’ Association (AAPETA) has warned that it would resort to indefinite pen own strike if the state government fails to interrogate all the members of the polling team and polling agents of the polling station where late Mathew Dabi was deployed and award punishment to the culprit/s involved in his death by Sept 10 next.


Govt primary school inaugurated

ROING, Aug 10: Lower Dibang Valley DDSE Mijum Lego has inaugurated a Govt Primary School at Jemi-Notko (Jia), 10 km from Roing township today. “It is one of the 20 schools in the district that had been upgraded to Primary School from EGS under SSA,” the DDSE informed in his speech.

Informing that school uniform to all the students from Class 1 to Class 8 will be given free of cost as per the RTE Act, the DSSE assured to look into the additional teacher requirement of the school and to provide sports item for the students. Regarding lack of furniture, Lego assured to take up the matter with higher authorities.

Speaking on the occasion, Bassu Perme, Ex-MLA of Dambuk, who donated the land for the school said that one of the long-felt need of the local people has been fulfilled with the opening of the primary school. He further assured to donate more land in future too if the govt desires to upgrade the schools to middle, secondary and up to higher secondary level. He requested for posting of additional teachers in the school and suggested for temporary arrangement of the teachers till posting of additional teachers by the govt.

Jowar Moyong, President Bogum-Bokang Kebang while speaking on the occasion requested the parents and guardians of the students to take care of the school building as their own assets. He further said the school should be made a role model for all other school.

Among others, Kirpa Pertin, Chairman ACLS, Abu Saring, Principal GHSS, Bolung, SMC and panchayat members were present on the occasion. DIPRO


News Impact

Chopper wreckage sighted, no survivors

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The wreckage of the Dauphin VT-PHK Pawan Hans Helicopter that had gone missing on August 4 has been sighted between Pongkong and Longliang in Tirap early this morning, according to an official report.

Though there is no official confirmation yet, lifeless bodies of Tirap DC Kamlesh Joshi and Captain BS Brar from Delhi and Captain Rajeev Hoskote are reported to have been sighted as well.

At around 05.45 hrs, debris of the missing Dauphin VT-PHK Helicopter was sighted at the deep gorge between the villages.  

Earlier at 04:34 hrs, the Indian Air Force’s MI-17 and Cheetah Helicopter with leads received from earlier operations of MKI SU30, EW Boeing and imagery intelligence zeroed down at the area.

Two parts of the chopper including the tail has been sighted and verified, said a statement by Dr BM Mishra, Secretary, Civil Aviation.

Tirap SP Jasmeet Singh said that the villagers, local police and security forces led by Assam Rifles have already reached the deep gorge where the wreckage has been spotted.



Fire destroys 37 shops in Pasighat

PASIGHAT, Aug 10: The fire accident at Pasighat market that occurred on Sunday evening gutted down 33 shops and partially damaged four. Many structures were dismantled by JCBs as preventive measure to stop the devastating fire from spreading further. Fortunately, there was no loss of life in the tragic incident but shopkeepers have lost property and goods worth crores of rupees in the accident.

The fire broke out at about 8.15 PM and the cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained. Reportedly, two fire tenders from Pasighat police station were pressed into service while a fire tender from neighbouring Jonai, Assam that rushed to the spot was of great help especially in preventing the fire from spreading.

John Perme, Chanchal Singh, K Moyong, NCC and BRTF had spared their excavators to fight the fire.

The district administration has disbursed Rs.5000 each as immediate relief for the fire-affected families in presence of local MLA Kaling Moyong, DC in-charge Deepak Shinde, Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk, local leaders and shopkeepers.

Local MLA Moyong asked the administration/DDMO to submit the damage report soon. Better fire services are need of the hour and firemen should be alerted and ever ready for any eventuality, he said.

The MLA while appreciating the administration and DDMO for prompt action also extended gratitude to the owners of the excavators, Jonai Fire Brigade and also the volunteers who rendered precious service to control the fire.

Moyong appealed the people of Pasighat for proper installation of electrical connections by experts and use candle and other inflammable items carefully while stating that fire accidents are common in the town.

Chief Councilor Tamuk informed that an emergency camp has been set up at the Town club. All shopkeepers should procure and install fire extinguishers compulsorily in shops and urged the Disaster Management Department to conduct fire fighting training/demonstration in market areas.

Meanwhile, Advisor to Chief Minister, Bosiram Siram in a press statement informed that the State’s Home Minister Tanga Byaling has assured to make a proposal for procurement of one new Fire Tender for Pasighat on priority besides placing fund for immediate maintenance of old vehicles and equipments of the concerned department. DIPRO



Guwahati-Murkongselek Intercity Express flagged off

RUKSIN, Aug 10: Bringing an end to the agonizing wait for long four years, the NF railway today resumed the train service on the newly-converted Rangiya-Murkongselek BG (broad gauge) railway with the flagging of Guwahati-Murkongselek Intercity and Murkongselek-Dekargaon trains.

The Union Minister of Railway, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off the 15613/15614 Guwahati-Murgongselek Inter-City Express through video conferencing from New Delhi at 1.30 p.m. He also flagged off the 55719/55720 Dekargaon-Bhalukpung Passenger train at the same time.

Lakhimpur MP cum Union Minister of State for Sport & Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonwal, who  participated in flagging off ceremony at Murkongselek station later inaugurated  the  train service of the 55813/55814 Murkongselek-Dekargaon passenger train, which left the station at around 2 pm. The Murkongselek railway station near here today wore festive look as several thousands of people of came to celebrate the resumption of the broad gauge train services.  The General Manager of NFR, RS Virdi, Commissioner of NFR, S K Das, ADRM Vinod Agarwalla, Tezpur MP (Lok Sabha) Ram Prasad Sharma and Pasighat East MLA Kaling Moyong were also present on the occasion.

In his address Sonowal said that operation of BG railway linking Guwahati was a long pending public demand, which was fulfilled today. He informed that central government was planning to introduce more trains along the route linking the region with the national capital.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, MLA Kaling Moyong expressed his optimism that that operation of BG train linking Guwahati and other capitals would benefit the people of the landlocked state. He appealed the people to keep the station neat and clean and help the railway authority in maintaining safety and security measures.

NF railway sources informed that last phase of gauge conversion work along 155-km stretch between North Lakhimpur to Murkongselek (Jonai) near here was completed early this year. Commissioner of Railway Safety, NE Circle (Kolkata), Sudarshan Nayak, along with the top ranking railway officials in early May this year conducted the high-speed trial run on the route.

It may be recalled that Rangiya-Murkongselek railway came up in 1962 during Chinese aggression for transportation and mobilisation of security forces to Arunachal Pradesh. The BG railway line has been proposed to be extended to Pasighat in East Siang and further to Roing, Parsuramkund, Rupai, Anjaw and other places along the Indo-China border. The BG conversion project was one of the two major rail projects in Assam announced by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during 2010.



AAPSU demands enquiry into alleged enrollment racket

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: A team of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) today called on Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi and requested him to institute an enquiry into the alleged illegal enrollment of students in unrecognised schools for CBSE examinations in the state and take action against the wrongdoers involved in the alleged enrollment racket.    

In its memorandum, the AAPSU headed by its president Kamta Lapung said that many private schools in the Capital Complex have not yet obtained the CBSE recognition/permission to run classes upto Class-X and XII. But these unrecognised schools in connivance with some government and genuinely affiliated public schools are getting the students enrolled for CBSE exams, which is illegal.

Claiming that some CBSE recognised private schools are also selling their seats or CBSE quotas to unrecognised schools, the memorandum said, “the whole process smacks of deep rooted corruption and gross commercialization of the education process.  Such process of admission also results in cheating of the education department as the department has to make sanction of stipend money for ‘illegally enrolled’ students.” Claiming that “this nefarious activities” spread its tentacles many districts of the state, the AAPSU requested the CS to direct the district authorities to curb the menace and also to take action against the erring school principals if found involved. Action should be taken against the private schools responsible for organizing such alleged racket with the sole commercial motive and also for cheating hundreds of students as well as the state government, the memorandum said.

The AAPSU further said that the Chief Secretary assured the team of an enquiry committee headed by an IAS officer and with AAPSU representative as one of the committee members to look into the matter and punish the guilty if found after enquiry as per law.



Weavers undergo skill dev training

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Twenty-five selected weavers from Diyun circle have successfully undergone the three months training on improved handloom weaving which concluded at Diyun, Changlang on Aug 4.

The main objective of the training was to improve the weaving skills of the local weavers, develop quality local textile designs and products diversification for marketing them outside the state. Several local textile designs were developed by designer Lakshi Bora of Assam during the training programme.

Attending the valedictory function, Senior Project Officer of Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) Hemanta Rabha informed that the trained weavers under this programme would be extended concessional loan from National Schedule Tribes Finance & Development Corporation (NSTFDC) through its respective State Channelizing Agencies/Regional Rural Banks for setting up of their own Handloom units.

Diyun EAC D. Gadi urged all the trained weavers to take up handloom weaving seriously to earn a decent livelihood. He asked trainees to make diversified products having their own traditional design so that the products get market outside the state.

Steel Frame looms were distributed to all the 25 trainees along with certificates.

The training programme was sponsored by India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL), an organization under Union Ministry of Finance, and National Schedule Tribes Finance & Development Corporation (NSTFDC), an agency of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India and implemented by IIE, Guwahati, an organisation under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India.



RKSK aims at providing health service to adolescents

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Rahtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakaram (RKSK) aims to provide holistic services, both clinical and community to adolescents of the state and improve sexual and reproductive health by enhancing their knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, said nodal officer (adolescent health) Dr. Amping Perme Ete, while addressing the inaugural function of the 5 day training on Adolescent Friendly Health Services (AFHS) under RKSK, which began at NHM state training hall in Naharlagun today.

He further said that the aim of the training is to train the health personnel dealing with adolescents so that they provide quality healthcare services to them.

ANMs and LHVs from all districts of the state attended the training which was chaired by NRHM Additional Mission Director Habung Lampung.

Lampung, in his address exhorted the participants to utilize the knowledge imparted in the training and provide quality health care services in adolescent friendly health clinics (AFHCs).

Highlighting the importance of adolescent health, Gynecologist Bombie Tayeng said that they constitute 22 percent of the country’s population and further explained about various mental, physical and emotional aspect of adolescents which are over-looked by most of the health personnel.

The resource persons also included; Dr. Joram Khopey, Dr. T Aruna Likha and state coordinator (RKSK) NHM Dr. T Natung among others.



AdiSU demands suspension of in-charge SP, OC fire station

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Angry over the district police and the fire brigade’s alleged negligence and delayed response to yesterday’s devastating fire at Pasighat town that devastated more than 20 shops, Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) has demanded immediate suspension of the Superintendent of Police (In-Charge) and Officer-In-Charge of Pasighat Fire Station.

Yesterday’s fire exposed the inefficiency of the ill-equipped Pasighat Fire Station. Fire tenders could have reached the spot within 4-5 minutes through NH-52, but they could not reach the spot on time, alleged AdiSU in its complaint letter to Home Minister.

Holding the late response by the fire station solely responsible for the heavy losses, AdiSU said that the extent of the damages and losses could have been minimized had the fire tenders reached the spot on time.

It was the second incident of such kind this year. Earlier on January 30, the Govt. Gandhi Middle School was reduced to ashes in fire. In that case too, it took more than 45 minutes for the fire tenders to reach the spot which is hardly 300m away from the fire station. But the Fire Station and Pasighat Police did not learn any lesson from it, AdiSu informed, and demanded the Home Minister to immediately suspend both the SP and OC of Pasighat Fire station for their alleged negligence to initiate any corrective measures.

AdiSU urged the HM to provide two additional high-tech fire tenders for Pasighat Fire station at the earliest and also appealed to state government to exempt the fire affected shopkeepers from VAT.



Dept & police claims of not receiving any official complaint

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The recent report about alleged threat made to Joint Director of Youth Affairs Ramesh Linggi by group of people took new turn with department officials and Itanagar police categorically stating that they have not received any official complaint from Linggi in this regard.

An official of the department while expressing surprise over the report stated that instead of complaining to his fellow community member and later issuing statement in media through them, the joint director should have first informed the department about it. “The joint director is a government servant and any issue related to him be it safety concern or any other thing, should first be brought to the notice of department. If we had failed him then he could have resorted to other means,” the official added. The SDPO Itanagar Techi Hanyir told that no complaint has been made by any person in this regard at Itanagar police station.



ATI training on pension rules and retirement benefits

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: A three day training on pension rules and retirement benefits has commenced at Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Naharlagun today.

Twenty-five ministerial staff dealing pension matters from Arunachal Pradesh Civil Secretariat and Heads of offices within Capital Complex are attending the programme.

Md. Abdul Basit, Director Audit & Pension, who also is one of the resource persons of the training, urged the trainees to make best use of the training for error free processing of pension cases. He informed that all the states, including Arunachal, have centralized pension settlement in the directorate of Pension through Treasuries because of which there may be delay in settlement of pensions. He emphasised that every department should process the pension papers in six months advance so that the Government servant could be handed over the Pension Paper Order (PPO) on the date of retirement. The Director Audit & Pension advised the trainees to read the Rule Books, interact with fellow participants and co-workers and to do practice to solve problems to learn all matters related to pension.

ATI Director Pate Marik informed about course content and urged the trainees to be very serious and attentive to get maximum benefits out of the training.

Course Coordinator and Assistant Directors Nani Khambo and Priscilla Tyaeng also spoke on the occasion.



AACWA welcomes govt. decision to implement property tax

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: All Arunachal Contractor’s Welfare Association (AACWA) welcomed the state government’s recent decision to implement property tax in the state.

The association, however, urged the government to set up proper mechanism and a clear cut policy before implementing it to avoid tax evasion.

Meanwhile, AACWA strongly objected to executing of contract works by government officers in the name of their kith and kin.

If they are so much interested in doing contract works then they should take voluntary retirement. Otherwise, they should surrender their contractors’ registration registered in the name of their kith and kin, AACWA said in a release without naming anyone.

Many unemployed youths are being deprived from getting contract works due to involvement of government officers and officials in it, the release said.

It also urged the State government to implement the Arunachal Pradesh District Based Entrepreneur’s Act-2015 and 1% EMD for tribal contractors in to too.



Eagle Trophy: Capital Complex beat Tarh Ku SC, enter semis

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Capital Complex SC came from one goal behind to beat Tarh Ku SC 2-1 in their last group level match today and entered into the semifinal of the 6th Eagle Trophy Football Tournament.

Capital Complex will meet 19th Nyapin FC in the first semifinal on August 12.

Tarh Ku SC took the lead in 17th minute through a goal from Tai Kaya. However, Tarh Ku's lead was short-lived as Capital Complex found the equalizer in the 30th minute through Karli Ngomdir. Phasang Tama added one more goal two minutes later that ultimately became the match winner.

Earlier, Gangte Togung SC defeated Nirjuli United FC 3-0 and completed their group assignments.

Page Tashi scored two goals (46, 48 min) and Rigio Topu one (68th min).

The second semifinal will be held between Todo United FC and Doimukh FC on August 13. The final will be played on August 15.

State's first class football referee Bogum Zirdo with 15 years of refereeing experience in the state and the country will referee both the semifinals and final match.



Badminton umpiring exam

ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) will facilitate the conduct of the State Umpires Certificates Examination to be held at Raj Bhawan Badminton Stadium here from August 17 to 23.

H Gyaneshwar Singh, International Umpire will conduct the examination.

Those interested are suggested to contact ASBA before August 16.

Meanwhile, the organizing committee of the 3rd Dorjee Khandu Memorial State Badminton Championship has appealed to all badminton lovers to come to the Raj Bhawan Badminton Stadium and encourage the badminton players of the state for promotion of the sport during the championship from August 19-23.


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Don’t compromise with quality

The pathetic condition of capital road is not only troubling the motorist but is becoming matter of huge embarrassment for the denizens. National highway as well as majority of sector roads is in deplorable condition. The so called repairing work carried out by PWD has only worsened the road condition. In order to fill the potholes, PWD dumped pebbles and sand. However during recent rain it has been washed away. The unprofessional method of road repairing has further destroyed the already dilapidated road.

A bailey bridge constructed near Papu Nallah did not last more than a week. This exposes the inefficiency of PWD engineers as well as that of the contractors. It is quite evident that here public money is being misused. However, surprisingly no action has been initiated against any person for such kind of poor quality work. State government should not compromise with quality of work especially while constructing road. Capital complex is gateway to Arunachal and therefore it becomes more important to have world class road here. Today local media carried news of All Nyishi Students’ Union demanding PWD minister to immediately repair capital road. It is heartening to see pressure group worrying about the pathetic condition of road. They should put pressure on PWD and contractors not to compromise with the work quality.




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Dear Editor,

Through your daily, I would like to bring to the notice the anomalies in the recent advertisement of Assistant Professors for the Govt. Colleges of Arunachal Pradesh. In the Recent advertisement for the post of Assistant Professor in History and Geography, there was only one post each whereas the requirement of Assistant Professor is more in these two Departments as compared to others.

I am not writing this with mere assumption. The NET, SLET holder had conducted a survey of Teacher-Student ratio and found that still there is a need of 64(Sixty-four) teachers in Under Graduate Section for Geography alone (As per UGC 1:30 ratio) excluding the Post Graduation which was started in JN College Pasighat way back in the Year 201.

The recent budget shows allocation of huge funds for infrastructural development, but who will be using those infrastructure? Even if one get admitted in the colleges, he/she has to manage learning materials by their own- Reason ‘Shortage of Teacher’.

May be the People Friendly Govt. is planning better for us but as a great aspirant of teaching profession, I request Education Department and Education Minister, to at least conduct a fresh Survey and increase the post in the discipline of geography and history including for post graduation course.


Nalo Darang

M.Phil Scholar, RGU



3G facilities needed

Dear Editor,

I would like to bring to the authorities about the grievances faced by the people Mariyang area and their needs.

There should be installation of 3G (Internet) facilities and correction of present technical defect of phone service at ADC HQ Marung.

The BSNL has established telephone exchange at Mariyang, 21 years ago but since the last one year the telephone/mobile service at Mariyang has become very bad that one can’t even talk on the phone.

Hence, technical defects must be corrected and and installation of 3G (Internet) facility at ADC LIQ Mariyang is demanded for the larger interest of public.


Thomas Borang

Former Secy. APCC

Arunachal Pradesh



Corruption: moral issues

Dear Editor,

Corruption, one of the most buzzing social evil of present millennia has affected our society so adversely that it has become very difficult for us to rely on anything.  Gone are the days when corruption was associated only with politics. Of course there is inter-state variation in its intensity but no one can deny the truth that today like an epidemic corruption has infected every corner of this macrocosm and almost all the domain of our society; politics, industry, judiciary, bureaucracy, education,  everywhere corruption has became a common phenomenon. Politics and bureaucracy are the two major areas where corruption is more prominent than other sectors, shattering the dreams of all those people who want to achieve their dreams through honesty, sincerity and hardworking efforts and to live joyful and peaceful lives. The politicians and bureaucrats who must shoulder the major responsibilities to run the society by giving good governance work with utmost loyalty towards each other to fulfil their vested interest more than the sense of working for common good. Centralization of power in their hands fixed the place of layman as mere spectator of the game they play.

Corruption is a multi-faceted phenomenon as such it causes multi-dimensional but the epicenter of its causes is moral degradation. Education which is considered as one of the major instrument for imbibing moral values among individuals now appear a paradox only because in spite of notable acceleration in the numbers of educated population based on literacy rate in the state, exhortation of corruption is becoming more visible among so called educated people.  Whether big or small in everything from job recruitment to promotion, transfer, processing of bank loan, issue of driving license, to pass a bill from public office, allotment of land, selection of beneficiaries for entitlement programmes and social spending schemes etc. bribing and influence peddling are seen  working more effectively than the eligibility, quality, criteria, conditions or rules furnished. In recent years corruption has succeeded to catch the attention of people across the country to debate and discuss extensively and exclusively but there is hardly a few who truthfully practice to root it out from the existing system of our society. We debate and discuss about it and very easily blame this and that for influencing corruption but hardly stick to our moral principles against it when needed, when crisis befall upon us or need arise in our life we don’t leave any stone unturned to display it enthusiastically. Our personal greed to own external goods; money, power and position with no regards to whatsoever moral boundaries cause decline of our personal ethical sensitivity resultantly we indulge in malpractices or simply stay quiet or cover corrupt individual, thus, also provides  negative learning experience to the young generation. There is no wrong to have desire for personal well being but to fulfil our selfish interest when we exploit other or misuse the system to work in our favour is wrong. But who care, who dare to think this, ironically people who lives with ethical principles are crowned either as rigid, bad or foolish persons and their judicious deeds are ridiculed or belittled and those who practices corrupt behaviour by rationalizing false arguments with no moral basis.

We are considered pretty smart, respected and tagged as role model for our society to be followed, this kind of degraded cultural environment accelerate erosion of moral values and condone corruption.  More than a legal issue corruption is a moral issue because we know that there are numerous laws  to punish the corrupt people and to fight against corruption but knowingly we practice  it.  We don’t fear for punishment. Why? We are not ashamed of our corrupt behaviour. Why? It’s because morally we are corrupt that’s why more than our conscience we allow our carnal desires to direct our thought and action. One single factor can’t be blamed for corrupting our morality as there are several factors such as the way existing system of our society is running, family environment, negative learning experiences caused by degraded cultural environment of the society, personal greed etc. thus, the need of the hour is to help today’s youngsters to develop sound personal ethical principles regarding not what to do but what not to do so that our future generation can be saved from the disease called corruption.


Dr. Anga Padu

Assistant Professor, JNC



Funds for infrastructure

Dear Editor,

On 15-01-2014, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh laid the foundation stone of Extra Assistant Commissioner H/Q at Village Buragaon.

But still infrastructure is not ready due to fund crisis. So, I would like to request the authorities to kindly sanction fund for infrastructure development for the same.


 l. Jebisow



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