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A lesson for home department
In a highly controversial act the photographs of sex workers who were recently arrested
from various hotels of Itanagar was leaked to the public. The circulation of photographs
in social media forums like Facebook, Whatsapp is highly condemnable and it has shocked
the whole state. Apparently the photographs were leaked to the public by three police
jawans and since then all of them have been arrested by Itanagar police. The police
need to take strict action against such erring officials. This incident is an eye
opener for the home department and it exposes the lack of training to the jawans.
Majority of police personnel especially jawans are not properly trained in dealing
with human right issue. Also the concept of right to privacy and IT act is alien
to most of them. Police officials especially constables live and work in abysmal
conditions. They are often exhausted and demoralized, always on call, working long
hours without shifts and necessary equipment. Apart from physical and weapon training
that is imparted to them at the time of joining police force they are not given any
other training. Due to this jawans especially those hailing from IRBn are often accused
of violating human rights. State government in particularly home department should
conduct refresher course for the police constables. They need to be trained on how
to deal with sensitive cases. Police should be responsible towards their duty. Leaking
of information from their side can hamper the progress of case.
---- Readers Forum ----
Plight of non-teaching staff of SSA
There is a lot of hue and cry over regularization of SSA teachers and everybody seems
to be worried about their future which is a justified matter. Nobody cares to think
about a small number of the SSA employees who stay away from media limelight. They
are blissfully overlooked by all sections of society. They are equally qualified,
equally shares the burden of envisioning the scheme of SSA materialized since inception
of the SSA.
In the State, from Peon to Office Assistant, Data Entry Operator, Junior Engineer
and Accountant all have equal share of success of SSA Mission like the teaching fraternity
in the State. Yet, sadly they are least noticed. They are underpaid, run from pillar
to post to meet up deadlines given by authorities working extra hours and putting
extra efforts to shape the SSA. Unfortunately, they are least cared for and nobody
is thinking about their future.
When SSA teachers are demanding regularization, even some of them are already regularized,
is not it time to think for the Office Staff of SSA who are equally toiling and uncertain
about their future? The Office Staff who entered in to the job at the beginning like
SSA teachers have sacrificed their age, youth and agility for the sake of SSA.
It is high time for people at the Upper rung of society to sympathize with this section
of employees so far unnoticed by all.
A frustrated employee
As we are living in the advanced technology era, without internet there is no other
option because all the works are done "online” right from applying for a government
job to banking and shopping.
Internet has made everything easy and fast but at what cost?
These days in every individual’s hand, there is a 4G connected smart phone hand set.
Due to this, many are deprived from the nature, family, relatives and friend. Children
ask for smart phones in the name of education purpose but maximum of them are wasting
time in social media and indulging in pornographies and many have became victims
of many social evils.
Many marital relationships are being broken due to internet as many are having extra
marital relationships; many of our youngsters are experiencing premarital sex and
teen pregnancies. So which direction is our society going?
With regular education, we need strong moral education for our young generation
and family counselling centres. So I appeal to our state Govt and NGOs to stand together
and work for the right and better usage of internet.
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