---- Editorial ----
Set an example
Chief Minister Pema Khandu's call to the government officials to perform or be ready
to be sacked is a welcome one and it should send out a strong message. The govt employees
of Arunachal are notorious for their lackadaisical attitude and corrupt practices.
Most of them do not regularly attend office. If one visit any govt offices it is
seen that majority of employees starts arriving after 11 am though the official timing
is 10 am. Also they leave office even before the actual official time ends. The state
government employees are known for holding on to file for months which delays the
progress of important projects and push back the developmental activities.
Many important infrastructure projects get hold up due to hassle created by the bureaucrats.
Government should take strict action against those officials who keep file pending
without any valid reason. They have to develop a mechanism to come down hard on those
officials who deliberately keep important file pending for their personal gain. Government
should set an example by ensuring that attendance is strictly checked in the civil
secretariat. Attendance of all the employees right from Chief Secretary to peon should
be checked and verified. If any one comes late without valid reason action should
be initiated against him or her. Govt should constitute a team who can visit offices
on regular basis and check the attendance.
---- Readers Forum ----
Do not increase post
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to respond to a letter which
prayed to increase posts of ADO.
I would like to request to the concerned authority not to increase anymore post as
the written exam for the said post has already been completed.
Increasing post would mean that the final year graduate of next session, newly graduate
students, aspirants who could not give this year's exam, rejected candidates and
aspirants who could not do well in the present ADO exam will suffer for no faults
of theirs. Writer claimed that unemployed agri-graduates stand at about 1000 and
number is supposed to increase. But he failed to add other stats. That is, only 478
candidates gave this year's ADO exam. And out of 478, many were found absent. How
can the mean demand of 478 candidates can be greater than the aspirations of thousands
of future aspirants!
ADO written exam is done and dusted. Do not increase anymore post. Instead, declare
result of ADO exam as soon as possible and advertise new ADO post for next time.
Let status quo prevail.
Meanwhile, I request people of Aunachal in general and writer of previous letter
in particular to refrain from making selfish demands and broaden your mind for the
Through your esteemed daily, I wish all the aspiring candidates for the post of assistant
professors, a good luck. I believe that the APPSC will extend its help in achieving
quality education and address unemployment problems in the state by maintaining its
utmost transparency in recruitment process.
Lack of scope in veterinary profession
Agriculture and Animal husbandry are the twin endeavours which are highly interrelated
and inseparable and are the backbone of India’s economic status.
Central government has thus, given utmost priority to Agriculture and its allied
sectors which is evident through the various initiatives taken under the leadership
of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
On the other hand, looking at the present scenario of Veterinary profession in our
state as well as the past records, the department has gravely failed in various aspects
whether it is in the production of good quality farm animal products such as Milk,
Poultry meat, Piggery sector or a Veterinary Hospital i.e. well furnished and hygienic
with specialised doctors to handle major surgeries and cases and a well established
Disease Investigation Laboratory to detect major outbreaks like FMD or Swine Flu
or an appropriate Slaughter house in the state with veterinary officer as a meat
inspector to prevent meat borne diseases and the list goes on.
The common masses and pet lovers have already lost their faith in the Veterinary
department by looking at the poor condition of Veterinary Hospital and Dispensaries;
they avoid taking their animals for consultation in the sole Veterinary hospital
in the state which is in a pitiable condition.
Sadly; animals become the victims of such a pathetic condition by giving up on life.
Gone are those days when animals were domesticated just for milk and meat purpose.
Today, they have become an integral part of human society and because of this we
are obliged to look on the other aspect of human health that is the emergence of
Zoonotic diseases. Zoonotic diseases have been defined by the World Health Organisation
as those diseases and infections, the agents of which are naturally transmitted between
animals and man. More than 300 such diseases of diverse etiology have been recognized.
Some important zoonoses are Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis, Influenza, Chikungunya
, Brucellosis, Plague, Tuberculosis, Anthrax, Food-borne zoonoses, Ringworm, Taeniasis
, Filiarasis, Echinococcosis etc., which is a global problem and there is no option
that we can ignore but, an urgent need to take steps to provide better health for
both animal and man considering “One Health” a concept that became an approach and
then a movement to improve the health and well being through the prevention of risks
and the mitigation of effects of crisis that originate at the interface between humans
and their various environments.
Hence, approaches to curb out these problems can only be feasible when the Veterinary
department will brace up and start transforming.
It is time that “Right to equality” is seen in all profession, as quoted in the Fundamental
Rights; all persons are equal before the law and state cannot discriminate anyone
on matters of employment. Young veterinarians are enthusiastic and have the interest
to change the veterinary sector in the state and work at par with medical profession,
thus they need the opportunity to pursue their dreams. At present there is no lack
of veterinary graduates in the state in fact there are many who have undergone specialisation
in various fields like Masters in Veterinary Medicine, Surgery, Gynaecology, Public
Health, Livestock production and Management with the sole hope to bring transformation
in the veterinary sector at par with the Medical Department.
Unfortunately, due to unemployment the skills and knowledge that they have gained
undergoing specialization is just a degree, as there is no opportunity for them to
share their skills and knowledge.
Its disheartening to learn that since 1986 not even a single post has been created
and almost six years since the last recruitment of Veterinary doctors, only for the
vacant post to be filled.
Ultimately, a void has been created in the man power and the quality of veterinary
profession in our state. It is time that State Government takes steps to improvise
the Veterinary Department and generate employment to fill up the void, as well as
create post for specialists under the sole State Veterinary Hospital Naharlagun.
in fact there should be Veterinary Hospitals with specialists at every major districts
in the state in order to uplift the welfare of animal and provide the right to live
a healthy life to all animals like man and above all grant the basic right to all
the veterinary doctors to serve the state who are no less than any other Doctors
in the world.
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