---- Editorial ----
The move of the section of residents of Itanagar to start self demolition of structures
that falls under Right of Way to pave the way for construction of 4 lane highways
is praiseworthy. It will become easier for the highway authorities and capital district
administration to start the work for much awaited 4 lane with such kind of cooperation
from the denizens of capital complex. Every citizen of Itanagar should develop similar
attitude and become the partners in development. The Itanagar-Banderdewa 4 lane highway
which is in offing since last years has not taken off due to compensation issue.
Inordinate delay caused by excessive compensation demand has made life miserable
for the people of capital complex. The condition of NH 415 is deteriorating day by
day. The recent monsoon has further caused more damage. Massive traffic jam is witnessed
on regular interval due to pathetic condition of NH 415. The construction of 4 lane
highway is expected to the ease traffic congestion and also improves the condition
of NH 415. The citizens have set an inspiring example by dismantling structures falling
under ROW on their own. Hopefully others will take cue and follow them. Over the
year people of capital complex has acquired notoriety for obstructing major developmental
projects. Green Field airport project is the best example. Due to bitter fight for
site between people of Karsingsa and Hollongi the project got delayed for many years.
Though Hollongi has been selected as the permanent site by the Airport Authority
of India the project is still in limbo. People should become partner in development
and not an obstacle.
---- Readers Forum ----
Hands of friendship hold the key of international peace
Sarabjit Singh had strayed into Pakistan in an intoxicated state as per his version.
But he got branded as a terrorist and lodged in Pakistan jail for as many as 23 years
in cruelest of cruel condition. His hapless father passed away in the meantime without
seeing the return of the son. His young wife had to engage in Himalayan struggle
to nurture their two infants single-handedly in this cruel world. The two innocent
children had no memories of their father. As if that was not an ordeal enough, Singh
was mercilessly beaten to death within the prison. What a tragic life story!
And throughout this ordeal spanning more than two decades, valiantly fought the brave
Dalbir Kaur to see the return of his brother from Pakistan jail. But even after Singh's
murder, Kaur has not left the "battlefield". She continues her consistent fight to
ensure release of many more Sarabjits leading hell-like existence in Pakistan jails.
And now comes the punch line. The gallant lady talks for numerous Pakistanis also(who
might have stepped into India through inadvertence just like Sarabjit's claim or
sailed into Indian waters due to ignorance while fishing) who are lodged in Indian
jails and fights for their release!
Just look at her magnanimity! Even after witnessing such unfathomable misery of his
brother in Pakistan and Himalayan sufferings of the family, Kaur's heart cries for
the Pakistani prisoners also lodged in Indian jails!
Since Kaur's mindset has reached the sky, she knows very well that the likes of Sarabjit
are nothing but victims of the system or narrow parochial boundaries. Her liberalism
saw to it that all Pakistanis cannot be painted in the same derogatory colour. Rather
she has succeeded in viewing all as human beings by transcending all boundaries of
This is called humanity which needs to emulated by all persons in the globe. Hats
off to Dalbir Kaur --- our teacher of humanity in this violent narrow intolerant
Not to forget Awaise Seikh also --- the Pakistani lawyer whose mission was to ensure
justice for Sarabjeet and get release other Indian prisoners despite facing death
So not nurturing of hatred and feelings of enemity, but one and only forwarding of
hands of friendship hold the key of international peace.
Let the likes of Dalbir Kaur and Awais Seikh remain our inspiration.
Let essence of Friendship and international brotherhood transcend all narrow barriers
of religion-race-language-caste-colour-nationality-attire-dietary habits and uplift
all to the greatest platform or divine truth of humanity.
A few suggestions on recruitment process of govt employees
Let’s consider Arunachal Pradesh as a Bus running on Central Government’s Fund. Government
officials are like engine of the Bus, if engine does not perform well the Bus will
not run smoothly. We should never use or replace engine parts with low quality and
unreliable parts. Likewise government officials should be recruited based on qualification,
talent and hard work, which is why various exam are conducted. High grade and reliable
officials can only make Arunachal developed. Recruitment based on corruption not
only create trust deficit on government mechanism, but also the recruited candidate
take it granted for doing more corruption, it ultimately effects development of Arunachal
Recent bold step taken by CM in JE Recruitment Exam is well appreciated by all corners
of society. The demand made by few vested interest people calling themselves representative
of All Unemployed Engineers is pointless, instead of demanding one time age relaxation
and action against RWD department for creating confusion, they are demanding for
conducting of exam by department whose credibility is doubtful.
Regarding the cabinet’s decision to made all Group B and higher grade Post exam
to be conducted by APPCS is much appreciated, but what about post like MTS, LDC and
UDC and other lower grade post?
Nepotism and Corruption are rampant in all departments and in all districts in recruitment
of lower posts. Post are auctioned or else reserve for officers and local leader’s
relatives. Contingency or adhoc staffs are filled without interviews and examination
and after some times to be found as regular staffs, whereas contractual staffs serving
long enough under various schemes are struggling for job security.
The solution to mitigate rampant corruptions in recruitment of various post lies
in conducting a common exam like SSC and Bank exams by APPSC or a Minimum Qualifying
Exam for all post including technical posts. General public still has faith in APPCS
despite scandals surrounded it in 2015 APPCS combined examination.
In all recruitment, including Engineering Dept, Forest Dept, APPCS Combine Exam and
Department’s Clerical exams we see question on General Knowledge, English and Mathematics.
Why there can’t be common exam of above subjects for all posts? The score of the
exam can be use by Departments and other’s in recruitment process. This will have
many benefits, some of which are.
1. It will check corruption and nepotism, as marks obtained will be available easily
for cross comparison.
2. It will reduce burden on candidates applying and travelling for separate exams,
as one has to prepare for only one exam.
3. It will reduce burden on APPCS and Departments in recruitment process in terms
of time and monetary, as no separate exam is to be conducted for General Knowledge.
4. APPCS can focus more on professional knowledge of candidates.
5. It will be more transparent and accountable, as exam will be conducted by APPCS.
6. It will encourage students to excel in their academics.
The syllabus can be up to metric level, current affairs and computer knowledge. Since
up to class x, we study common subject, Math, English, General Science, Social Studies.
A well prepared questions from class I to class X will be difficult to answer by
many of our graduates and postgraduates students, like a quiz game came in television
“KYA AAP PAANCHVI PASS SE TEZ HAIN”, where questions from primary level were difficult
for many adult participants. Any candidate, technical or non technical, if are not
good enough in basics is doubtful of delivering best in their profession. If a person
is well informed and good in academic up to class x, with proper basic knowledge
of computer, she/ he can do most of clerical works, we see many of our elders with
class x pass only; can beat today’s graduate students in drafting and other paper
One of the reason for recent poor performance in CBSE by our students may be because
of corruption prevailing in Arunachal Pradesh, as students are discouraged by notion
that their hard earned certificates and academic knowledge be of no use since certificates
and jobs can bought by money, as we have seen in recent fake Nurse recruitments,
this makes youths of today’s to indulged in easy money making involving anti social
activity. When the government system fails to perform justice in their duty, a decent
man becomes antisocial.
Lastly, I want to say that moral of a society is best reflected by leaders they choose
and a capable leader upholds the morality of society.
Don’t publish anonymous letters
Apropos to the letter in your paper that was published on 07/08/2017 by an anonymous
frustrated candidate under head "An exam to remember", I would request the Editor
not to publish an allegation against a department or a school or any other organisation
and individual without publishing the name of the writer.
There was Exam Centre Superintendent in the school and a coordinator from the Cooperation
If the frustrated candidate was so much disturbed by the atmosphere in the exam room
and negligence of duties by the invigilators that has prompted him to make allegations
in print and social media, he/she could have complained to the to the Exam in charge
or the invigilators at the spot itself and wind up everything there.
At Govt HSS Ganga, the Exam incharged cancelled the answer scripts of two candidates
and turned out one candidate from the exam centre for adopting unfair means. Under
such efforts of entire machinery in the department, how can the candidate make a
cheap assumption that the lapse in an exam centre might be because of sale of posts
before conduct of examinations.
I would request the Editor not to publish any allegation written by an anonymous
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