Constructing agency alleged of discrepancy
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: Monigong Extra Assistant Commissioner has written to the Chief
Executive Officer of Arunachal Rural Roads Development Agency (ARRDA), GoAP to look
into the discrepancies alleged of M/s Tenzin Enterprises (Tenga, West Kameng district),
the construction agency of PMGSY road from BRTF road to Ruku village under Monigong
circle of West Siang district.
The action was taken following a complaint lodged by Shajee Youth Club (SYC) against
the agency for allegedly completely violating the DPR and NIT by not including Korle
village in the project thereby depriving the local people of the area. The Club had
further demanded the concerned authorities for immediate action against the agency
and not to make any payment until the discrepancies are rectified.
The EAC had written to the District Programme Implementation Unit (DPIU)-III Mechukha,
seeking explanation as to why the PMGSY road was not executed as per key plan and
approved alignment. However, neither DPIU officials nor representatives of construction
agency turned up for the explanation till date. The EAC, in his letter dated August
25, 2015 pleaded the CEO, ARRDA to look into the matter and take necessary action
at the earliest possible.
Fire devastates house, ANSU demands relief for victims
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: A team of All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) today visited the family,
whose house was gutted in a fire on August 26 at Senki Park.
According to an ANSU release, the dwelling house of one Toku Tapang (House no.13)
at Senki Park was completely burnt down in the devastating fire that broke out at
around 2 am.
All properties, including valuable local ornaments, vehicles and cash were reduced
to ashes in the fire, ANSU said.
The students union urged the state government to provide special relief package to
the victims and also to conduct spot verification of the incident for further necessary
action and assistance.
Early completion of Abo Tani bridge sought
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: Councilor Ward 48 of Itanagar Municipal Council, Donik Tayu has
expressed displeasure over the slow progress of the bridge at Abotani Colony here.
Referring to the bridge as an important link connecting Ganga and its nearby areas
from Niti Vihar, he called for early completion of the construction work.
The bridge was closed down last year and it is yet to be completed.
While also drawing attention towards pathetic road condition of Niti Vihar road,
he called for its repair at the earliest.
ATCWA opposed to district based contract work
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: The Arunachal Tribal Contractor Welfare Association (ATCWA) has
expressed opposition to the district based contract work and entrepreneurs for professional
The association in its memorandum to the Chief Minister, the ATCWA called for cancelling
of the notification that was issued by the state government in this regard, and sought
reconsideration saying it would divide the people of the state on communal lines.
The association’s other demands include opposition to involvement of government employees
in contract works, transferring of government employees after three years and reduction
of bank guarantee from 5 percent to 2 percent for tribal contractors.
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: The All East Kameng Capital Complex Students’ Welfare Association
today donated six units of blood to RK Mission hospital.
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: Claiming that the private residence of one Alokong Minno at Yingkiong
was completely gutted down in a fire incident on April 17 last, the Komkar Welfare
Society has urged the concern authority to compensate the victim.
The society further informed that properties worth Rs. 40 lakhs were lost in the
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: The All Kurung Kumey District Students’ Union (AKKDSU) has called
for verifying the educational qualifications and experiences of BRCs, CRCCs, BLOs
and DPCs serving under SSA in Kurung Kumey district. The union wrote to the Secretary
Education in this regard.
Seeks authority to verify ILP application
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: Alarmed with growing number of illegal immigrants in Upper Subansiri
district, All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU), Upper Subansiri District Unit
has urged the Chief Secretary to authorise the Market Welfare and Gaon Burahs to
verify Inner Line Permits (ILP) in the district. Claiming that the Union knows the
ground reality of the labour and law & order related problems, it also demanded the
Chief Secretary to authorise them to verify ILP verification.
Meeting held on stalling of project
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: A meeting regarding stalling of the project, Kamba BRTF road to
Darak vide; ‘package no. AR/12/07/015’ under Chairmanship of Chief Executive Officer,
ARRDA, RWD, Itanagar was convened today.
Representatives from the concern area pointed out that no action has been initiated
by the department for stalling the road construction even after a lapse of six years
since the work started, and called on the department and the contractors for early
completion of the project. The road is the life line to 18 villages, stated the representatives.
The panchayat leaders also demanded the department to handover the project to DPIU-I,
Aalo from DPIU-II, Basar for administrative convenience.
Superintending Engineer, RWD, Pasighat, N Rigia suggested that the present contractor
be allowed to carry out with extra time as the contractor has already drawn maximum
amount of the tendered amount and re-tendering and litigation will further delay
Executive Engineer, Aalo, T Kena suggested for notice to be served to the contractor
for early completion of the project by March 2016.
Empowered Officer, ARRDA, RWD, Itanagar, T K Tagin highlighted for final notice and
intimation to contractor for termination of the contract.
Chief Executive Officer, ARRDA, RWD, Itanagar, D. Nyodu, informed the house that
positive action will be taken up in consultation with DPIU-II, Basar and Superintending
Engineer, RWD, Pasighat for completion of the project and informed the house that
the department has already initiated action for transferring of PMGSY works under
Kaying and Rumgong Block to DPIU-I, Aalo.
Blood Donation Camp at NERIST
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: In all, 45 units of blood were collected during a voluntary blood
donation camp being jointly organised by the NSS Cell of NERIST in collaboration
with Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, Arunachal State Hospital, RK Mission
Hospital and Viveka Yuva Shakti at NERIST health unit in Nirjuli today.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Director (blood safety) Dr. Nabam Budh informed
that the need for blood in Arunachal State Hospital, Naharlagun is increasing as
many patients undergo chemo-therapy. ASH Pathologist Dr. Pasang Sona also appealed
more voluntary blood donors to come forward and donate as often as they can to ensure
that the ASH blood bank do not face shortage of blood.
Dean (SA) Prof. Binay Singh and NSS Cell of NERIST coordinator Dr. A. Dinamni Singh
also encouraged the young students to donate blood and motivate other eligible youths.
Veterinary camp held
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: Hundreds of domestic animals; pigs, goats, mithuns, cattle and
poultry belonging to the farmers of Goilang circle of Anjaw district were de-wormed
and treated for various diseases during an ICAR, KVK Anjaw organised Veterinary camp
here on Thursday.
A team of KVK’s scientific staff led by programme coordinator incharge, Dr. Tilling
Tayo besides, stock man of veterinary department Hayuliang and coordinating president
of Nyilang Farmers Club, informed the farmers about prevention and control of diseases
in domestic animals which could otherwise result in reduced income generation.
Later, the farmers also visited the piggeries of local youths as part of the training.
Capacity building prog for Fire and Emergency Services concludes
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: A week long training programme on capacity building for Fire and
Emergency services concluded with practical demonstration of fire fighting and rescue
drills at Don Bosco Youth Centre here today. The programme was sponsored by Disaster
Attending the valedictory function, Nabin Payeng, DGP in-charge, expressed his satisfaction
over the professionally oriented training programme and stressed on the need of more
modern equipments for the fire fighting and rescue operations. He advised the trainees
to maintain discipline and bring awareness on fire prevention among the general public.
Fr. Cyprian of St. Mary’s Parish, Itanagar and Kime Aya, SP, F&ES also spoke on the
Among others, Sunil Kr. Basumatary, Regional Director of Youths and Sports, Govt.
of India, Dr. V. N. Sharma and students of the Youth Centre attended the function.
NERIE conducts training for KRPs
ITANAGAR, Aug 29: A five days training programme for resource persons and key resource
persons (KRP) on the use of learning resources in the subjects of Science and Mathematics
at elementary level was conducted by North East Regional Institute of Education (NERIE),
Shillong in collaboration with SCERT, Itanagar at Naharlagun.
A total of 25 DIET lecturers and teachers from different districts participated in
this capacity building training programme as KRPs.
Resource persons from Bongaingaon Polytechnic, Assam imparted training to the participants
on the use of learning resources in Science and Mathematics promoting activity based
Constructivist approach and innovative teaching- learning practices in the classroom
were the highlights of the programme.
Lectures, demonstration and group work were the training strategies adopted by the
Gania Leij, Jt. Director, SCERT, who attended the inaugural and valedictory sessions
of the training, advised the trainees to put their acquired skills into actual classroom
practice. Later, he gave away certificates to the participants.
Director of IPR Chow Miko Longphong, who attended the valedictory function, highlighted
the importance of Skill Development training and lauded the efforts of JSS in imparting
training to unemployed youths of the state.
Skill development training concludes
KOLORIANG Aug 29: A 21 day Capacity building-cum-skill development training programme
on house wiring-cum-electrician, tailoring and handicraft (mura making) organised
for local youths under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) of Kurung-Kumey district
concluded at general ground here today.
In all, 130 trainees took part in the training programme which was organised by Manghi
Welfare Society, Sangram, a local NGO under the aegis of the department of Skill
Development and Employment Generation.
Speaking during the valedictory function, Koloriang Circle Officer, Nangram Pingkap
highlighted the aims and objectives of BADP scheme under which the skill development
training has been incorporated and suggested the trainees for proper utilisation
of the skill and knowledge that they have acquired during the training period to
become self-reliant. Pingkap further advocated for the efficient utilisation of local
natural resources for the benefit of local people and expressed the need for promotion
of Self Help Groups in the district to avail government subsidies.
Kurung-Kumey District Planning Officer (Nodal Officer) BADP, Dr. Joram Anu informed
the trainees that the state government has decentralised the policy of selecting
the trade and it shall be made as per the requirement of district/block and for that
the feedback of field functionaries shall be taken into account. While responding
to a joint appeal made by the vocational training providers, trainers and trainees,
the DPO assured to take up with the authority concern for establishment of a Training
Centre and Emporium at Koloriang soon.
District Training Coordinator Bamang Chai also emphasised the need for giving preferences
in choosing reputed local NGOs /VTPs to minimise difficulties. Manghi Welfare Society
president Ngurang Tado and the vocational training provider also spoke on the occasion.