Miscreants pelt stone on Arunachal vehicle
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Among others, Kirpa Pertin, Chairman ACLS, Abu Saring, Principal GHSS, Bolung, SMC
and panchayat members were present on the occasion. DIPRO
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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
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.
---- Readers Forum ----
Create more posts
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
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.
M.Phil Scholar, RGU
3G facilities needed
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.
Former Secy. APCC
Corruption: moral issues
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
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
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.
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