DC inspects offices, discourages absenteeism
TEZU, Aug 17: Lohit Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak has inspected all the office
establishments under DC’s office Tezu today and strictly instructed the officers
and officials to maintain discipline and punctuality.
Discouraging absenteeism, he asked everyone to work with dedication and sincerity
for prompt delivery of services.
The inspection was necessitated to acquaint with all Govt staff.
Earlier, in a brief meeting held at his office chamber, the DC asked all the offices
to work as a team for the benefit and development of Lohit district. DIPRO
TWS writes to HM
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Tagin Welfare Society Itanagar has written to Home Minister urging
him to constitute an expert police team to investigate the alleged Kali Bulo murder
case. Society while seeking exemplary punishment to the accused, appealed the state
government to provide ex-gratia to the family of the deceased at the earliest.
Org allege violation of road DPR
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: While alleging violation of DPR and NIT in the PMGSY road from
BRTF road to Ruku village under Monigong circle in West Siang district, the Shajee
Youth Club (SYC), Monigong has lodged a complaint with the EAC, Monigong, against
one M/S Tenzin Enterprises, the project executing agency.
The Youth Club, in its complaint letter to the EAC, claimed that the work executing
agency completely violated the DPR and NIT by not including Korle village in the
project thereby depriving the locals of area. It claimed that the DPR was prepared
after due consideration of the population as well as villages that fall within the
area. It demanded the EAC to initiate action against the executing agency and stop
the release of payment until and unless the discrepancies are rectified.
Meanwhile, the Club claimed that despite the EAC’s letter to the District Programme
Implementation Unit-III, Mechukha seeking explanation as to why PMGSY was not executed
as per key plan and approved alignment the authority concerned as well as executing
agency have failed to come up with an explanation. It strongly urged upon the concerned
authorities to look into the matter and take necessary action at the earliest.
X-ray machine for Koloriang hospital
KOLORIANG, Aug 17: Kurung Kumey District Zilla Chairperson Sangha Tagik inaugurated
the portable X-Ray Machine and semi-auto analyzer of Koloriang district hospital
at the newly constructed district hospital Nikja today. The machineries are funded
under the ZPC grant-in-aid during the financial year 2014-15.
Speaking on the occasion, the ZPC assured to help the health sectors in smooth implementation
of Chief Minister Universal Health Insurance schemes and requested the Kurung Kumey
DMO to place the insurance personnel and immediately dispatch Smart Cards. Tagik
also requested the District Medical Officer and District administration to liaise
with working agency for immediate handing over of District Hospital building to medical
department for making the hospital fully functional. He appealed the higher authority
for immediate posting of doctors and para-medical staffs in the district Hospital
for its smooth functioning.
Koloriang EAC Cheechung Chuku suggested proper use of machines for smooth health
delivery and also assured co-operation on behalf of administration. District Hospital
Medical Superintendent, Dr. Boni Tuluk requested DMO, ZPC and district administration
for immediate posting of radiologist and radiographer.
Kurung Kumey DMO Dr. Higio Tama also spoke on the occasion and lauded ZPC and all
other Panchayat members of Koloriang block for their generous contribution to the
A host of medical officers, panchayat leaders and senior citizens attended the programme.
Art and Culture Day celebrated
HAWAI, Aug 17: The Anjaw District Art and Culture Day-2015 was celebrated with the
theme “Loss of Culture - Loss of Identity” under the aegis of the Art and Culture
department here on August 16 last.
In his inaugural address, Deputy Commissioner Nyabin Ete advised the youths to adopt
the good traditions and discouraged the evil practices like child marriage which
was earlier prevailing in Mishmi Society. He also called upon the youths to keep
away from drugs like opium which is a long time threat to the society. However, he
praised the Mishmi costumes and asked the younger generation to preserve their traditional
costumes and culture.
The main attraction of the celebration was cultural programme including Mishmi
priest dance, folk song etc.
B. Yun, incharge District Art & Culture officer also spoke on the occasion.
Among others, Chainumlu Khamblai, ASM chairperson, Hawai CD block, Govt officials
and general public attended the programme.
Draft guidelines for panchayat bodies
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: A meeting on the draft guidelines developed by the SIRD-SPRC for
Panchayat Raj Institutions with the theme ‘My Village My Development Plan’ was held
at SIRD here today. Representatives from RD and PR departments, SIRD-SPRC faculties,
professors from RGU and DNGC Itanagar attended the meeting. A presentation on the
draft guidelines and proposed capacity building plan for PRIs for 2015-16 was presented
by Likha Kiran Kabak, Deputy Director (SIRD) and by Mihin Lalli, Asst Director (Rural
Governance) SIRD-SPRC respectively.
Presiding over the meeting, Indira Mallo, Secretary, RD & PR, while appreciating
the draft guidelines, called upon the representatives of RD and PR departments to
review the important points for its submission to the state government. All arrangements
should be made in right earnest for organising the first Gram Sabha on 2nd October
2015 all over the state, she said. She also instructed all concerned to ensure that
all plans are developed well before end of December this year. She also suggested
for MoU with RGU for third party monitoring.
In his address, B J Duia, Director SIRD assured all support to the department concerned
in policy formulation and implementation.
New ADC office & circuit house inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: The Thrizino-Buragaon assembly constituency under West Kameng district
of Arunachal got its new Additional Deputy Commissioner office and new circuit house
on Independence Day. The new buildings were inaugurated by local MLA cum Parliamentary
Secretary PHED &WS, Kumsi Sidisow.
The ADC office and circuit house was constructed at a cost of Rs 1 crore each which
was sanctioned under SPA. The work started in the year 2012. The approach road to
circuit house and ADC office cost Rs 90 lakhs. In his address, Sidisow appealed people
to support the various development initiatives. He added that everyone have to work
together to take Thrizino to the path of development and enjoy the fruits of development
under the leadership of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki. He stated that CM has assured
to sanction Rs.5 crore from RIDF for construction of water tank and supply lines
Meeting on special summary revision of PER held
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: A coordination meeting of all EROs and AEROs under Papum Pare district
on special summary revision of photo electoral roll (PER) was conducted in the conference
hall of DC cum DEO at Yupia today.
In her address, CO cum ERO (Hq) Shania Mize announced the commencement of special
summary revision of Photo electoral roll with respect to 01.01.2016 as the qualifying
date. She reiterated that the intention of revision of electoral roll is to achieve
an error free electoral roll for which various pre-revision and revision activities
would be completed in a time bound manner as per the schedule given by ECI.
Issues of rationalization of polling stations, Aadhaar card number collection and
booth level officers’ appointment and their training were also discussed in length.
As per the meeting, AERO concerned will fixed a day to train the BLOs under their
A few AEROs have also expressed their disappointment over the recent Supreme Court's
decision on Aadhaar card issue, and many shared their concern on the lethargic attitude
of Aadhaar card vendor’s functioning in the district. The date of draft publication
of electoral roll is 15.09.2015.
No representatives from any political parties attended the meeting inspite of intimation
letter sent to them.
ERO (Hq) also requested all the election officers to cooperate and coordinate with
DEO’s office for a successful special summary revision of PER in Papum Pare District,
according to an official release.
East Siang gets new DC
PASIGHAT, Aug 17: Isha Khosla, IAS took charge of East Siang as Deputy Commissioner
today. A 2011 batch of IAS, she was posted in Changlang as ADC.
The new DC prioritized maintenance of law and order, cleanliness and Dengue control
to make township healthy to live in.
Nidhi Srivastava, earlier DC is leaving for Delhi for her new assignment. (DIPRO)
Motivational camp at VKV Nirjuli
NIRJULI, Aug 17: Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Nirjuli conducted a three day residential
motivational camp for the class VII students of the school. In the camp, first hand
learning experience was given to the participants on organizational skills, focus,
time management, students’ role as promising youths to the nation and importance
Principal Panchanan Tripathy spoke on the role of Vivekananda Kendra in shaping the
personalities of the learners in its schools in general and man making and character
building in particular.
Prof. Pramod Kumar Dash, Director, NERIST, Nirjuli urged upon the participants to
be hard-working, strong determination and be perseverant, which alone can grant them
a very gratifying career and blissful life ahead.
The camp came to an end after three action-packed days in which an assortment of
life skills and preparatory trainings on yoga and meditation, prayers and songs,
games and sports were imparted to the students.
Dr. V. N Sharma, the State Liaison Officer, NSS, Directorate of Higher and Technical
Education and B.K Bharadwaj of Vivekananda Kendra College of Teacher Education, Nirjuli
also spoke to the students.
Mesmerized, Dr Sharma said that VKVs are synonyms to quality education and its students
are role models to the society.
AVP’s circle level games and sports competitions
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) conducted its circle level sports
competition at Pakke Kessang and Rilloh recently.
86 athletes both boys and girls took part in the sports competition at Pakke Kessang
and 42 at Rilloh conducted on August 12 and 13 respectively.
AVP is planning to conduct such sports competition in more than 100 circles covering
10,000 youths this year before the district and state level competitions to be held
in between September and November. The selected athletes will take part in the national
level competition scheduled at Ranchi from December 25 to 31.
Events like running race, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Archery, shot put, long jump, and volleyball
will be held in three categories Sub Junior, Junior, senior groups.
Similar competition was also conducted at Hunli in Lower Dibang Valley District wherein
47 athletes participated, according to an AVP release.
Meeting on law & order and civic problems held
ITANAGAR, Aug 17: A meeting was convened by Ward. No. 8 Councillor Donik Tayu with
a select gathering of residents of Niti Vihar area to discuss issues related to sanitation,
waste management and security problems here on Sunday.
During the meeting, the gathering stressed the need for regular night police patrolling
to address the law and order problem in the area. Claiming that many young boys and
girls under the influence of alcohol and drugs often resort to criminal activities,
the residents appealed the authorities concerned to direct the owners of wine shops,
bars, pubs and local restaurants within the area to close down before 8.30 pm.
Among those who attended the meeting included, IPR Director CM Longphong, APIDFC
MD Tony Koyu, APCC general secretary Minkir Lollen, Dr. Ani Siram, Niti Vihar School
SMC chairman Tai Chali, Niti Vihar Govt. Middle School head master Jumnee Rina, Prof.
Bikash Bage, Mepung Tadar, Law Officer H Pulu and various IMC members.
---- Editorial ----
Union Govt. is playing with fire
The secrecy around peace agreement signed between NSCN (IM) and central government
is increasing the tension in the North East region. On 3rd of this month Centre and
Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) faction signed a landmark
peace accord. The agreement was signed by the outfit's leader T Muivah and government's
interlocutor R N Ravi in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Though most of
the people have welcomed the signing of agreement but the reclusive nature of procedure
has baffled everyone.
Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur where the sizeable Naga
population lives have alleged that centre did not take them into confidence while
signing the agreement. NSCN (IM) has been demanding integration of Naga inhabited
areas of the above three states into part of their greater Nagalim. The government
as well as people of three states strongly opposes such demand. Though the days have
passed but still the content of agreement is not being made public by the union government.
This is causing discomfort to the people of three states. Assam Chief Minister Tarun
Gogoi during his Independence Day speech once again asserted that details of the
agreement should be placed in the public domain. The latest statement of NSCN (IM)
General Secretary T. Muivah issued on last Friday stating that there can be "no solution
whatsoever" without fulfilling the two core issues of "sovereignty" and "integration"
of Naga inhabited areas has added more uncertainty. His statement has not gone down
well and many NGOs of Arunachal has expressed reservation about it. Union government
is playing with the fire by continuing to keep the details of agreement secret. Doing
so, not only they are creating tense atmosphere but also destabilizing the region.
---- Readers Forum ----
A different ratio
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to highlight some of the
annoying facts with regard to recruitment process of UDC conducted by Department
of information and public Relation. The recruitment advertisement was published in
local daily in May 2012 and written exam conducted only after 3 years i.e. 31 May.
My son got qualified in written exam and I was surprised to find just for 2 posts,
the total number of candidate called for viva voice is 10 in numbers I.e. 1:5 ratio
against 1:3 ratio according to government norm. Now my question is why concerned
department hasn't maintained 1:3 ratio? Will interview be conducted fairly? Is there
any nepotism or favouritism because all of a sudden the ratio is violated?
I request concerned authority to look into the matter and conduct free and fair interview.
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Govt of Arunachal Pradesh.
The advertisement was carried on 18/10/14 of AT, with the DIPR/ARN/2181/2014 & order
no. IND/ESTT/291/2012(pt-II) for the various posts including Economic Investigator,
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