Put all efforts to combat Dengue: DC
PASIGHAT, Aug 20: In her maiden meeting with the HoDs, Councilors and PRIs, the East
Siang Deputy Commissioner Isha Khosla today directed that preventive measures be
intensified while working on the curative aspect to control Dengue and other communicable
Khosla said that community participation was necessary to control the disease and
directed the health officials to carryout anti-larval work, source reduction exercise,
fogging, educating the public and much more on regular basis. She informed that administration
has already constituted teams comprising of administrative officers, doctors and
public leaders who would visit every nook and corners in the township. MEO Deepak
Shinde presented a detailed report on Dengue control and awareness. He informed that
at many locations town dwellers and shopkeepers were advised to maintain cleanliness
but they have not complied. Notices would be served and if necessary they would be
penalised, he said.
DMO Dr. M Perme briefed the DC on preventive measures and control of Dengue. (DIPRO)
Villagers oppose proposed Army firing range
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: The people of Kamcham-Ngopi in particular and Kamcham-Balisori
in a public meeting held at Kamcham community hall in Kangku circle on Aug 8 have
unanimously opposed the proposal for construction of Army Firing Range at Kamte-Kamche
While referring to the meeting held at the Likabali SDO office on July 15 last, Ngopi-Kamcham
ASM Karbom Nyokir in a release said that the representatives of the Kamcham-Ngpopi
village had strongly registered their protest against the proposal as the proposed
Army firing range site with approximate area of 1853 acres included the village land
including jhum lands and cattle rearing fields. Moreover, Army authorities did not
take the public into confidence before coming out with such proposal for the firing
range and grievances of the affected villagers were not addressed, the release added.
Again on July 21, the affected villagers in a public meeting held at Ngopi while
unanimously opposing the firing range observed that the Army map for proposed firing
range shows most parts of Arunachal under Assam territory. Preparation of a map for
the firing range including inter-state boundary area may create law and order problem,
the release added.
Anjaw cut off
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: Anjaw district is cut off from rest of the country for the last
four days due to heavy landslide at Tiding. Tiding River and entire hillock has come
down to the roadside. It is likely to remain blocked for another week or so as BRO
is unable to progress due to continuous rain.
BJP unit for enquiry into road project
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: The BJP East Kameng district unit has given 15 days ultimatum seeking
enquiry into the discontinuation of the Seppa-Chayang Tajo road project.
In its memorandum to the Chief Minister demanding constitution of an enquiry committee
for the matter, it alleged that Gammon India Private Limited, the construction agency,
and the executing department PWD Chayang Tajo have misappropriated more than Rs.
87 crore but has failed to physically achieve even 20 percent of the project.
It sought blacklisting of the construction agency and urged that PWD Chayang Tajo
be held responsible for messing with the public money and that the erring officers
It also claimed that the local MLA is involved in the embezzlement and warned of
rigorous democratic movement if the demand is not fulfilled.
In-service teacher’s training
AALO, Aug 20: The block level in-service teachers training programme organised by
SSA Zila Mission of West Siang District concluded today. Keeping in view of the shortage
of language, Mathematics and Science teachers, the major objective of the training
was capacity building of teachers of elementary level to enable them to teach all
A team including Gemar Karga, District Pedagogy Coordinator, Bejum Kato, and District
Community Mobilisation cum Media Coordinator, Batel Rimey, District Resource person
and Bhupen Dewan, District Planning Coordinator visited all the blocks and ensured
the effectiveness of the training programme. They also imparted training on various
new topics and informed the trainees about the latest relevant development.
The training was imparted with slide shows and interaction with feedbacks from teachers.
ASHAs trained on maternity care
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: Eight days induction training for urban ASHA’s under Urban Health
Mission of Papum Pare and East Siang began at Arunachal state hospital. Organised
by State Health Society, the training will be imparted on roles and responsibilities
in promoting maternal–antenatal and post natal care as well as preparedness to tackle
any epidemic outbreak. Nodal officer (NHM) Dr D Padung while lauding the ASHAs for
taking up voluntary work exhorted them to bring a paradigm shift, in health sector
with their initiative in mobilizing their community towards healthy practice. Urging
them to write down their activity record, he stressed on coordination with MOs in
charge to achieve the target set by National Health Mission.
Nodal officer JSY&JSSK (NUHM) Dr C. Lowang asked them to take the advantage of training
and clear their doubts and encouraged the ASHAs to become role model to bring a healthy
change among peers and community people.
Resource person State Community Mobiliser Dagyir Esse explained about the roles and
responsibility of ASHAS while adding that the goals of ASHAs is to reduce maternal
and infant mortality and promote family planning.
Resource persons Devajit Bora, Nodal officer (NHUM) Dr R. Dodum, DRCHO Papum-Pare
Jomnya Ado, were among those present.
Coordination meeting of administration and citizens
YINGKIONG, Aug 20: The District Administration Upper Siang organised a coordination
meeting of government employees and public leaders of Yingkiong Township with an
objective to check and prevent fire accidents due to electric short circuits and
other faults. There was also a discussion to cleanse bamboo groves planted within
the government land boundary with an attempt to make the town Malaria and Dengue
free zone. The members suggested that a verification committee headed by the Town
Magistrate including the officers of link department should be constituted on how
to tackle the problems posed by bamboo.
Jumte Jini EAC (Jdl)/Town Magistrate spoke about the problems and difficulties faced
in practical implementation of the executive order.
Earlier, Tapik Pertin ADC(Hq) also addressed the people. DIPRO
IMWK appeals for permanent solution to Siku bridge
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: The Itanagar Mebobian Welfare Kebang (IMWK) has urged the Chief
Engineer, BRO Project Brahmank Pasighat to find out a permanent solution to the recurring
disruption in surface communication between Pasighat-Mebo on NH-52 road which is
being disrupted time and again during rainy days at Siku Bridge point.
It has become a matter of grave concern for the people not only of Mebo area but
also those from districts like Dibang valley, Lower Dibang valley and others who
use NH-52 (Pasighat – Mebo) that their only lifeline is being disrupted time and
again during rainy days at Siku Bridge point, the IMWK lamented. The Kebang expressed
displeasure over the fact that no permanent solution has so far been made either
by BRO or the administration even after witnessing the recurring incident over the
last decade. It urged the BRO to adopt innovative idea and new technology for taming
the river and to mitigate the recurring problem at the Bridge point.
YINGKIONG, Aug 20: With the number of Dengue cases on the rise, district health service
authority has become more alert. Dr. India Modi SMO, DVBDCO along with his technical
team has started fogging in vulnerable areas. Dr. Modi informed that the fogging
activities would be a continuous process till the complete elimination of Dengue.
AYO seeks strict action against irregular officers and HoDs
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: The Arunachal Youth Organisation (AYO) has sought strict action
against irregular officers and HoDs. The organisation gave a representation to the
Chief Secretary in this regard.
The state government allocates 57 days of leave in a year which includes earned leave,
casual leave etc., but despite this, the officers in our state practice the trend
of Khushi Khushi absenteeism which directly hampers every developmental activity
across the state and thereby development of the people, the letter read.
AHCSHWA demands timely release as per NITI AAYOG guideline
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: The Arunachal Agriculture-Horticulture Clinic Showroom Holder Welfare
Association (AHCSHWA) has demanded timely release of state matching share as per
NITI AAYOG guidelines.
In its representation to the Chief Minister, it said that the farmers of the state
are fully dependent on both agriculture and horticulture departments in the form
of Capital assistance and subsidies of various schemes. Moreover both the departments
run only Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) programme without any state special plan,
Nawa ga hwme released
SEPPA, Aug 20: The Parliamentary Secretary Tax & Excise, Power, Tapuk Taku released
a short Nyishi Film ‘Nawa Ga Hwme’ (A village boy) at Seppa recently. The film has
been directed by Er. Pai Dawe and produced by SSA District Mission plan on the theme
“Drug Abuse and Early marriage”.
The film shall be shown in each and every school of East Kameng to bring awareness
among the students about ill effects of drug abuse and early marriage.
Musical instruments donated
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: The Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) has donated musical instruments
to Nyedar Namlo, Rilloh in a function on Aug 13 last. Nyedar Namlo president Techi
Bunke received the instrument from AVP workers Tamchi Dollee, Narayanan and Takar
Gorkha’s celebrate Bhasha Diwas
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: The All Arunachal Pradesh Gorkha Youth Welfare Association today
observed its 23rd Bhasha Diwas.
For the 10 million Indian Nepalese (Gorkhas), 20th August is a historic day. This
day is celebrated by the Indian Gorkhas as ‘Nepali Bhasha Manyata Diwas’.
Forest officer dies
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: Tapu Pangu, Range Forest Officer, who was working at Yupia social
forestry range under Social Forestry Division, Itanagar passed away on Aug 16. Late
Pangu was born in the year 1959 at Gaseng village under West Siang. He joined the
Environment and Forest department as forester in the year 1978 and later got promoted
to deputy ranger in 1995. He was promoted as range forest officer in 2003.
Informing this, the Arunachal Pradesh Range Forest Officers Association stated that
with his death they have lost a very prominent and energetic member.
Appeal to lift garbage
ITANAGAR, Aug 20: A public delegation from 24 IMC ward, Naharlagun along with the
Councillor Yapu Lishi called on IMC Chief Councillor today and apprised her about
the inconveniences being faced by the public due to lying of garbage by IMC from
IMC chief reportedly informed the delegation about the difficulties in taking major
decisions due to existing court order. However, Chief Councillor assured them to
take action for garbage lifting from every nook and corner of the Itanagar Municipal
area after the final court verdict.
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Very good initiative
It is heartening to know that officials of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs department
is conducting surprise inspection in various commercial areas and is taking strong
action against those traders who violate the law. As per report published in local
media in the last few days team of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs conducted raids
at C-Sector, Zero Point, P-Sector, Vivek Vihar and Chandranagar area. Altogether
26 traders have been booked for violation of various provisions under Legal Metrology
Act and Rules.
Some of the traders were booked for selling goods at exorbitant rates beyond the
Maximum Retail Price (MRP). Department should carry out such raids on regular interval.
The traders of Arunachal have acquired very bad reputation of selling items at extremely
high rate. Most of the consumers are not aware about their right and therefore hardly
lodges complaint against traders. For example a BSNL recharge card who’s MRP is Rs
55 are sold at Rs 60 in the market. Also many traders sells product at high rate
by adding transportation charge which is against the prevailing laws. Legal Metrology
& Consumer Affairs department should conduct more frequent raids and strongly punish
those traders who are indulging in malpractice. Trading community should also desist
from cheating the consumers as it might harm their own reputation.
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Percentage and recruitment processes
As the saying goes-never judge a book by its cover, likewise a person should never
be judged by simply looking at his academic performance. Using my right- freedom
of speech, I would like to bring to the notice of the people the few differences
in the education system in the country. While evaluating candidates meeting the minimum
eligibility criteria for a certain job the following should be kept in mind.
The marks obtained through academic exams do not reflect the true caliber of a student.
There are many who aces in their academics but fail to do well in competitive exams
as these exams test thinking and analytical abilities of students apart from bookish
The school/college/ university from which the candidate has completed his/her formal
education should also be reviewed. There are many colleges whose sole purpose is
to earn profits in the name of handing out degrees with very high percentage/CGPA.
For instance, there are many institutes which offer some incentives to students who
bring new students for a new academic session. How can one expect quality education
from such colleges? And it is the duty of the students, parents and above all the
responsibility of the state government to evaluate the status of all the colleges
where students go for their higher studies.
Difference between percentage system and CGPA should also be considered. In the CGPA
system, grades are allotted for a certain range of marks which does not exactly show
the effort of the student (e.g-student who has obtained 80 and a student who has
obtained full marks i.e 100 gets the same grade point of 10). On the other hand,
percentage system shows the actual marks obtained by a student, here a student obtaining
full marks get 100% and student who obtained 80 secures 80% in that particular subject/
class. Comparing the two is not wise but it of course should be taken into consideration.
There are many colleges where money talks. Hundreds of students have 70% or more
in their UG degrees but has never ever / rarely sets foot in the classroom. And their
ineligibility to write the final exams due to attendance shortage is sorted out by
a few thousand rupee notes. Such a student must be super brilliant to secure Ist
division marks when sometimes it's even tough for a hard working average student
to obtain the passing marks. Maybe some students are given intelligent potion by
a fairy god mother.
In India, there are different types of colleges. Some of them are a govt university
affiliated college, autonomous college and deemed. Each college/ university has
a different set of rules. In the case of an autonomous/ deemed institute the institute
follows their own rules; timing, syllabus etc whereas university affiliated colleges
have to abide by the rules of the university. Students of autonomous / deemed institutes
have a little bit advantage over the students of a university affiliated college,
exams papers in autonomous/ deemed institutes are prepared mostly by the teacher
who takes the classes, checked by him. So students can roughly know the topics important
for exams by taking cue on the hints given/ topics emphasized by the teacher in the
With this I conclude, hoping that percentage cutoff will not be the basis of selection
of candidates fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria in recruitment processes
and a just screening method in the form of reasoning/ aptitude test would be adopted
for restricting the number of candidates, even for walk-in-interviews.
A deprived candidate
The collusion of constructors and engineers
Through your daily esteemed, I would like to express my view on pathetic condition
of road and improper drainage system.
As we know, to make a state beautiful and developed proper drainage system and good
road condition is most essential factors. Arunachal Pradesh the "Land of rising sun"
is known for its natural beauty. But due to poor drainage system and substandard
road condition, the beauty of the state has diminished. People from outside the state
who visit our state are not impressed after seeing the worst road condition of our
state and are ashamed of it. But the native of this state doesn't feel ashamed. Because
of improper drainage system, when rain falls, water overflow from drain and carry
all waste material on to the road and the roads are damaged within no time. This
pathetic road condition and poor drainage system is because of corrupted engineers
and contractors. They work together and consume huge amount of money without doing
proper work. Every year, govt. of India sends crore of money in the state for construction
and maintenance of road and drainage. But here corrupted engineers and contractors
maintain road and drain just for formality. They don't use proper materials and good
equipment. They work together and try to get as much as benefit as possible by investing
less amount of money.
So my earnest request to concerned engineering department is that if they can't construct
road and drain properly, please don't consume money. Please handover the work to
BRO(Border Road Organisation). BRO works sincerely in construction and maintenance
of road and drainage.
CC pavement and drains
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of the authorities
towards the drainage condition in Abotani colony. The CC pavement of the colony is
done but it has made the drainage problem worst. They destroyed the dustbins and
now people throw their garbage at the spot where the bin was. This has blocked the
main drain and the drain water along with garbage is about to block another drain
near SBI ATM. This dirty water enters the low lying homes and shops. It gives unnecessary
problem to the citizens. There never has been maintenance of the drain. So, it is
a humble request to the concerned authority to take note of the problem.
Abotani colony, Itanagar
Collapsed water tank
The Water Tank located at Hill Top, Barapani above SIB Colony Naharlagun had collapsed
on 16 August. The water storage in the tank ultimately eroded the portion of earth
due to earth cutting done.
It is worth to mention here that the matter was reported to DC's office way back
in 2013 but no serious action was been taken against the erring individual.
Despite the case listed and reported to the authorities, no head way has been achieved.
The accused did not repair the damages caused due to the earth cutting by him. Had
the tank collapsed in full storage time, there could have been casualty.
Concerned authority should take a serious note of the issue and take necessary action
for repair and restoration of water tank.
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