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December  -  16


Tribal MPs concerned at atrocities against STs and SCs

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The Conference of All India Tribal MP’s Forum (AITMPF) viewed seriously about atrocities committed throughout the country against Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled castes population. Reservation Policies are not adhered to by various State Governments and there has been instances of wrong interpretation of Reservation Policy by various agencies of the Central Govt, it said.

The Forum  have decided to call on UPA Chairperson  Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh soon to apprise them of immense problems being faced by Tribals on reservation policy in the wake of recent Supreme  Court Judgment, informed MP Takam Sanjoy.

The conference which was held in New Delhi on Dec 14 further welcomed the decision of the prime minister and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi for constitution of group of ministers to draft the historical policy on tribes which will immensely protect and upgrade the interest of tribal in the country.

The conference which was attended by more than 40 tribal MPs mostly from Lok Sabha elected Kanti Union Cabinet Minister for Tribal Affairs Lal Bhuria as Chairman and MP Arunachal West Takam Sanjoy as Convener. Four other core members were elected which includes MOS (Finance) Namo Narain Meena, MOS Water Resources Vincent H.Pala, MOS Tribal Affairs Tusharbhai A. Chaudhary and MOS Rural Development Miss Agatha Sangma.


Medicines to be directly procured from manufacturers: Byaling

Workshop on Homoeopathy for Mother and child care concludes

Ojing Tayeng

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Health and Family Welfare, Minister Tanga Byaling said that the department is planning to procure medicine directly from manufacturers instead of tendering the supply of medicine to other parties. He was speaking to media persons today on the sidelines of the two days State level campaign cum orientation workshop on Homoeopathy for Mother and child care organized by Arunachal State Health Society (AYUSH) at Banquet hall, Itanagar.

He further said that, to address the shortage of Doctors, the department is planning to call back all the state government doctors working out of the state. He further said that transfer and posting of Doctors and medical staff would be rectified to ensure equal distribution of work force.  

The working of district surveillance unit will also be strengthened and it will be entrusted to send the district report to State Surveillance unit time to time so that, the department makes out better health care programmes for the welfare of the people.

The minister further informed that to streamline the Community Health Centres the department will conduct district tour to access the problems faced by the various CHCs in the state and also assured to depute Malaria employees in the villages.

Earlier, on the inaugural function yesterday Byaling emphasized the importance of Homeopathy and called for mass awareness in various system of medicine, and advocated for the need to incorporate the medicinal plant board under Homeopathy department.

He further highlighting the availability of medical plants in the state called for mass cultivation of medicinal species.

Meanwhile, in the Second day of the workshop, general Hospital Naharlagun, Gynecologist Dr. B. Tayeng and Dr. Gautam Ash, BHMS,MD (Hom), Reader & HoD, Department of Anatomy, NIH, Kolkata,GOI highlighted about various health problems and their remedies through power point presentations.

During the workshop, the house highlighted about the vast potential of Homoeopathy for healthy mother and child in particular and AYUSH in general. The representatives from various districts emphasized on Public awareness campaign to achieve their goal of safe mother and healthy child in the state.

The workshop further resolved to conduct such workshops in district level in its next phase to create awareness on strength of Homoeopathy for Mother & Child Care to policy makers, Professional and NGOs.

Dr. T. Basar, Director Health Services, Dr.BVs Murthy and Dr. Eswara Das, Director National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata, Y. D. Thongchi Commissioner Health also spoke on the inaugural day while, Dr. Eswara Das, Director National Institute Of Homoeopathy, Kolkata,GOI, Dr,. S. S Babar, MBBS; DG;M;MF Hom, FRSM;FICS, Dr Moji Jini, CMO, General Hospital Nlg., and Dr T. Zirdo, MD, Sr. paediatrician, General Hospital Naharlagun attended the workshop as resource person.

DMOs, M.Os from different districts of the state, doctors from different disciplines, NGOs, and North East Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital took part in the workshop.

Besides, Exhibition of Medicinal plant by Regional Research Institute of Ayurveda, Itanagar, numbers of informative booklets on health care including Homeopathy for mother and child care were distributed to the participants during the workshop.


School girls taken ill after consuming drug-mixed food stuff

Bishnu Rana

ROING, Dec 15: Six school girls of age bracket between 13 to 15 years of Govt. Middle School Mayu-II were found in sick condition soon after they consumed food at a picnic party here recently. They were immediately rushed to District Hospital and under-going treatment under close supervision of Dr. A. Yirang.

It is suspected that some of the school boys mixed narcotics in foodstuff which they consumed resulting in such health disorder.

"We have administered some medicines to the patients. We could not find out any case of intoxication or any other chemicals that may lead to such health problem. They might have consumed narcotics without their knowledge in heavy doses," Dr. A Yirang, who was in emergency duty, said.

Blood samples were collected and sent for investigation, he informed.

Police also echoed Dr. Yirang and said consumption of drugs can not be denied as several such narcotics related cases have been reported in the town in the past few years. We had arrested many drugs peddlers in the past few years but they get released before initiating any action", rued SI N Diyum.

According to police sources, 11 boys were remanded to police custody following an FIR lodged by the parents of the victims. However, nine were released later on personal bond after thorough enquiry. Two were still in police custody for further inquiry, police sources said adding that investigation was on to ascertain the cause of the incident.


Harness potential workforce for the development of the state: Marde

Daporijo, Dec 15: There is a need to harness the potential of the officers and workers for the development of the state, stated RD & PR minister Takar Marde while addressing a gathering today during a public meeting at Aya-Marde.

Talking about the need for development in the area, he stated that progress could be made only if the concerned officers and departments, PRI members and people worked hand in hand in a united way. He encouraged the PRI members to actively monitor the schemes and policies implemented for the area so that they could keep the public informed.

Appreciating the officers present, he said that their dedication should be taken as an example by the public in learning about the need for development and working towards it. A request was made by him to the local officers to direct and guide the people towards the right steps in developmental works for the area and district as they were the ones who could really understand the language, needs and priorities of the people.

Answering to the memorandum submitted by the public with demands for a community hall, medical sub-centre etc, he said that their demands would be looked into according to the provision and availability of resources. Being a son of the place, he also thanked the people for their love and support in electing him and giving him a chance to represent them.

ADC G. Ete, while addressing the people of Aya-Marde, said that the place had adequate infrastruc-tural facilities like road and power connectivity and so encouraged the people to engage in horticulture and agriculture activities for the economic development of the area. He also explained in detail about the powers and functions of PRI members and Gaon Buras so that those present would know and be aware about it.

The Minister was accompanied by ADC G Ete, SP Apur Bitin, DPO S. Timba, PD Hage Ruja, EE(PHED), EE(WRD), Principal (Govt. Hr. Sec. School) other district heads of departments, PRI members. (DIPRO)


DNGC team calls on CM for better amenities

ITANAGAR, Dec. 15: A team led by Nabam Tuna, General Secretary of students union Dera Natung Government College called on Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu on Tuesday and presented a memorandum with set of demands. Still trying to come out from the unfortunate incident of 26/11 when clash between two groups of students led to extensive damage of college properties, students union of DNGC is working hard to slowly bring calmness in college.

Satisfied with the outcome of their meeting, union informed that Chief Minister has assured to look into all of their demands. Their set of demands include renovation of hostels damaged on 26/11, relief package to students whose belongings were damaged and fund to buy new buses to fulfill need of ever increasing number of students.  Dera Natung College being the premier institute of capital each year welcomes large number of students from every corner of state. Keeping this in mind union demanded that basic infrastructures of college should be upgraded on urgent basis. There is an immediate need to purchase buses as present strength of bus has not been able to cater to the need of students, it said.

Union also drew the attention of CM towards unhealthy condition of college buildings. They claimed that for quite some time no repairing work took place and condition of most of the college buildings are in dilapidated condition. Adding to this, union also believed that lack of staff quarters are hampering the smooth running of college.


FGA promotes Community-based Conservation in Talle Wildlife Sanctuary

Ziro, Dec 15: The team of volunteers of Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) returned from a field trip to Talle Wildlife Sanctuary today. Sadhana Deori, Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri District who accompanied the volunteers of Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) to Pange on December 11, 2009 had sent off the team with the message that the Talle Valley is one of the last remains of wilderness in Arunachal Pradesh and needs to be developed as a model of protected areas. She was accompanied by Hibu Tadii, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Ziro and Kalung Bida, Range Officer. Ridi Bui, Range Officer, Talle Wildlife Range also participated in the program. The field work is a part of the project entitled “Community-based Conservation in Talle Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh” being carried out by FGA with support from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE). The project aims to document the relative wildlife abundance in the Talle Wildlife Sanctuary and evolve a model for increased participation of community members in conservation activities. A wildlife survey based on scientific method using camera traps as well as the traditional knowledge of the indigenous people is being carried out. The result will be widely disseminated by a series of workshops and awareness campaigns.

The Deputy Commissioner appreciated the fact that the knowledge of the traditional hunters are being used for scientifically accepted conservation activities. Accompanied by the DFO and other officers of the district, she stayed overnight in the Pange Camp and exhorted the volunteers to carry out the project sincerely. The volunteers comprised of traditional hunters as guides and school teachers as the nodal persons of the teams.

Earlier, Dr. Tage Kanno, Executive Director, FGA and a member of the State Wildlife Advisory Board, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, who accompanied the team to Talle Camp briefed about the project and highlighted its objectives. It may also be mentioned that it was for the first time that a Deputy Commissioner visited and camped overnight at Pange.   


A circus called ULFA

Tongam Rina

As we were enjoying the colourful parade at I G park on Independence Day in 2004, there was an urgent message from a TV network. “There has been a bomb blast in Dhemaji and we need you to cover it”.  As simple as that. A friend offered to drive the crew there and in no time, we were at the site of the blast. By the time, we reached the site, the ground had been cordoned off and we were directed to go to the Hospital if we needed any footage. We kept shooting and occasionally spoke to people.  Honestly, we did not know what to ask and what to shoot.

Somehow, we sent the tapes on time. There was a call to inform us that it was on air. How professional!  

After five long years, Paresh Barua, the Commander in Chief of United Liberation Front of Asom better known as ULFA issued an apology for 15 August 2004 Dhemaji blast that left at least 19 people dead and dozen other maimed for life. Many of the dead were school children who had gathered at Dhemaji Parade Ground dressed in their best attires.  

Till now, ULFA had refused to acknowledge this fact.

The apology is a mockery of the pain that families of the dead had gone through. No amount of apology or compensation will ever make their lives same again.

The man who called the shots in the entire region does not even have the decency to admit it properly. He put the blame on a company of his own organisation which has since been disbanded  and in negotiations with the government. The drama does not end there. He said that bombings were carried out without the knowledge of the top leaders of the organisation. If Paresh Barua was seeking some public sympathy, he miserably failed.

No amount of apology will ever be enough. ULFA leadership must realise that they would never be forgiven for what they did on that fateful day. Putting the blame on others make it worse.  It is such a letdown for an organisation that spent thirty years fighting the Republic of India for a sovereign Assam. More so, for the people who supported what ULFA stood for.

Paresh Barua seem to have forgotten that ULFA did command respect in Assam and the region before it went on a killing spree of Hindi speaking people and indulged in extortions and kidnappings. Even though they continue to have prime time coverage in media, today ULFA is in a terrible minority because of their own misdeeds. And the apology is a joke at the costs of those parents who lost their dear ones on that day in Dhemaji.

Trading ideologies for violence never helped anyone and it is time, Paresh Barua and his organisation accept this fact. Some fact and truth remains.



FGA conducts Drinking Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance Program

Pangin, Dec 15: The Gram Panchayat (GP) level training on National Rural Drinking Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance Program (NRDWQM & SP) was conducted in phase wise by Future Generations Arunachal (FGA) at Pangin CD block.

The main objective of this program was to help communities understand about the importance of safe drinking water and build their capacity in monitoring the quality of water in their respective villages.

The training program conducted at Pangin, Kebang and Riew villages covered 20 GPs under Pangin circle, which was started on December 12 last.

Attending the programme, T. Dupak, Headmaster, Govt. Secondary School, Kebang exhorted the trainee participants which included teaching staff and senior students of his school to take full advantage of this important health oriented training which is very rare at grass-root level. It is our primary duty to know the safe quality of drinking water to safeguard our own health, which is directly correlated to the family economy and education of younger generations. He expressed his gratefulness to PHE and WS Department and FGA for organizing this program for the benefit of community. He urged upon the trainees to disseminate awareness and timely monitor the water supply sources to ensure quality drinking water.

Er. Oling Taloh, AE, PHE &WS Boleng –Pangin Sub-Division, highlighted the various diseases that are spread due to contaminated water. He informed that departmental efforts are on to provide treated water to every village of the sub-division. He urged the PRI bodies to involve various community workers to check and monitor their respective drinking water sources to ensure good quality water.

The PHE & WS Department will provide field testing kit in each Gram Panchayat and FGA will input a well versed user friendly manual for testing purpose.

Earlier, Pura Aiya, Project Manager, FGA highlighted the aim and objective of this program and encouraged the trainee participants to keenly involve in this activity to safeguard the health and economy of local inhabitants. He also briefed about FGA’s program on community-based sustainable development and said that success of any program lies upon the community ownership; any development follows when community own their future, he added.

Ojing Megu, Lab. Assistant, PHE &WS, Pasighat sub-division elaborated every parameters of field test kit (FTK) through a demonstration with the help of FGA staff.

It may be mentioned here that FGA had organized the block level sensitization workshop at Pangin and Boleng during August, 2009. PRI members, local school teachers, ASHAs, Anganwadi worker, local youths participated in this training program. This GP level training program is scheduled to continue at Pegging Bote, Parong, Nirle and Boleng under Riga Boleng CD block.

FGA carried out this program in East Siang district under the sponsorship and partnership of Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU), Public Health Engineering and Water Supply (PHE & WS) Department, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.


PS and Bank for Raga

RAGA, Dec 15: Parliamentary Secretary (Cooperation) Nido Pavitra expressed the hope that with inauguration of Police Station at Yada, under Raga Circle and reopening of SBI Raga with e-banking facilities will benefit the local people. After inaugurating these facilities, he also visited the Road Cutting Site that will link Surya to Yada (7kms). He later interacted with the local people and stressed on developmental activities in Raga.


Scouts and Guides camps

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: 16 Scouts and Guides from government middle school, Oyan East Siang District are participating in the regional level tribal Scout and Guides meet which is being held at Aizwal, Mizoram from December 15-19.

Scout Master J Pait and U Pao are also participating as escorts.

They will take part in the state exposition, exhibition, folk dance and song and food plaza.

Meanwhile 16 Scouts and Guides from government higher secondary school, Arunodaya and secondary school ganga, Itanagar along with Scout Master T Taniang and Guide Captain G Loyi are participating at the regional level standard judging camp held at Dharma Nagar, Tripura from December 16-20.


ATI prog on Human Rights

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: A 3-day training of trainers (ToT) programme on ‘human rights issues’ sponsored by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is being organized at Administrative Training Institute (ATI) from December 21.

The participants for the ToT would be drawn from various departments, including education, police, social welfare and child development, forest, civil service officers and also from few reputed NGOs of Arunachal Pradesh.

A senior resource person and associate representative of NHRC, New Delhi will impart training to the participants. ATI will also utilize the services of experienced senior officers of police department, media persons and legal experts as local resource persons.


Org calls for proper implementation of MDM

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: All East Kameng Contractor’s Welfare Association has alleged that Mid-Day Meal scheme has not been implemented in various schools of East Kameng as per guideline and strongly appealed to the authorities concerned of SSA Mission to implement the same in every school properly.


SHGs meet

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Annual meeting of Seva Kendra SHGs of Miao and Kharsang Circle under Changlang District was held at Namphai I today. An action plan was made which was subsequently made known to the SHG Office Bearers. It was decided that there would be review of activities conducted for past one year, meetings of SHGs  and evaluation of work on a regular basis.


Legislators orientation training

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training is organising an orientation training programme on Parliamentary Procedure and various legislative matters for elected representatives of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly from December 16-18 at Parliament House, Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi.

22 MLAs including Deputy Speaker and two officials from Legislative Assembly Secretariat left today to attend the training programme.


PPA welcomes Panggeng’s statement

ITANAGAR: People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) appreciated Parliamentary Secretary Law, Legislature & Judicial J.K Panggeng for taking  steps for bifurcation of the judiciary from executive and amendment of Article 371-H of the Constitution of India to safeguard customary practices and ownership and transfer of land of various tribes Arunachal. Party’s General Secretary Dr. Ashan Riddi, said that it would cooperate with the government in framing such important legislations while adding that people of the State would be benefited from ownership and transfer of land.


APSCABEA unique recovery drive

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Apex Bank Employees Association (APSCABEA) has taken Gandhigiri to the next level. It decided to organise Dharna in front of the residences of respective defaulters in its third phase recovery drive after March 31.

Meanwhile, it thanked some of the defaulters for the full cooperation and response in the recently concluded 2nd phase Door-to-Door Recovery Drives and appealed the defaulters to liquidate their dues before March next.


Assam contemplating to establish poll stations in Arunachal: Wangham

ITANAGAR: Asom is contemplating to establish a polling station at Kamku Russa, Tanglam Russa and Hasse Russa of Tirap Dist, alleged Parliamentary Secretary, Trade & Commerce Thangwang Wangham.

These villages are integral part of Tirap Dist and ironically, Assam is accusing Arunachal to have encroached over their land, he said.

He requested the Chief Minister to immediately talk to his counterpart in Assam to bring an amicable solution to the problem and to make security arrangement to thwart any untoward incident.

Wangham further said that host of NGOs from Assam like AASU and Assam Jatiyavadi Yuva Chatra Parishad is planning to conduct a meeting on Dec 22 at Nagahat supposedly to solve the boundary problem.

 Village authority and Panchayat Leaders of these three villages have been served summon to attend the meeting. Under such circumstances, the villagers are apprehensive of the sinister design of Assam and it fails to comprehend if any NGO can solve the inter-state boundary problem without the knowledge of the State Government concerned, he added.

Stay with the public


Dear Editor,

With the new ministry and many MLAs occupying the vital posts it is to be seen how far they would meet the aspirations of our people as promised during the Assembly elections. Some top brass senior leaders losing battle in the elections has exposed the maturity and realization in the minds of our voters that they want works & developments and cannot be further lured by paying money and keeping them in dark about financial sanctions & grants by the government for development in the area.

Only one independent candidate winning in the assembly election is also a clear message. There have been instances of Independent Candidates switching to the party in power for their petty interest without the knowledge and consents of their voters.

Instead of switching to the ruling party, the political parties can play a vital role by raising the issues jointly & united on all parts thereby checking misuse of public money and bring such affairs before the public.


Komjum Riba






No Sundays please!


Dear Editor,

I would like to draw the attention of Market Welfare Committee of Capital Complex regarding opening of Markets on Sunday.

I on behalf of all the government servants who are working in capital complex would like to request all the Market Welfare Committees  to close the market on any other days instead of  Sunday as all the government servants are busy in official works right from Monday to Saturday. There is no chance to enjoy marketing along with family members in those working hours.

Therefore, I earnestly request the bazaar committees  to open market on Sunday and close the market on Monday or any other day as per convenience of all.                                       


A. Toko

Nirjuli, (On email)




Confusion over negative marking


Dear Editor,

We on behalf of APCS aspirants, would like to draw the kind attention of APPSC Itanagar toward the doubt on the minds of   aspirants,  regarding  the negative marking in prelim Exam Jan, 2010.

Many a times the APPSC had to take different advice and suggestion from the legal expert forgetting its discretionary power that is provided. In the recently conducted APPSC examination, there were chaos and confusion in the cut off mark in English, whereby the commission compelled themselves to agree with the few aspirants resulting in the further delay of examination process.

This time there is again a confusion in the minds of most of the aspirants, that the much talked about the  negative marking in the prelim examination is really going to be implemented or not. It was published on the commission‘s advertisement on various local dailies of the state whereby commission mentioned that by this time negative marking in prelims examination will be implemented however, it is very much worrying that such changes or modification in the examination system is nowhere mentioned in the prospectus. Such confusion will further create hue and cry after the declaration of results of prelim examination.  

Therefore, we would like to request APPSC, to make it very clear on its stand on negative   marking system.  On the other hand, is there any change in the system? Hope commission will respond to our request and it may be published through official communique at earliest possible time.


 Taluk Taji, Naval Dobin,

Tapor Mosi,  Tasing Singkom,

Rajiv Lomdak, Tajap Bage

Daporijo on e-mail





Why is govt meting out preferential treatment?


Dear Editor,

I take this opportunity to reveal the saga of Arunachal’s hydro power projects and preferential treatment of the private players by the State Govt.  

The state is estimated to possess hydroelectric potential of over 50,000 MW and public sector undertaking and private players are eying it to get a share of the profit.

Arunachal Pradesh has been identified by NHPC and NEEPCO as a key state to develop several medium and large-sized hydroelectric projects. These organisations  have been asked to prepare detailed project report (DPR) of various projects, but it has not had much success when it came to getting the projects. Even after preparing  DPR of various projects, the state government has later preferred the private players to carry out execution of projects.

The saga began with award of Siyom project to Relience power Ltd., Siang lower to JP Power Ltd., Damwe in Lohit to Athena groups, Kameng basin to GMR power Ltd., Namjangchu in Tawang to Bilwara  Etalin 4,500 MW to Jindal power Ltd, and recently Subansiri middle project on Kamla river has been allotted to joint venture of Hydro Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh and Jindal power Ltd.

There are many more which is beyond the knowledge of common people, even though none of power project was develop by these private sector players in India except JP power Ltd that developed Baglihar project in J&K which took 17 year to complete though the target was 6 years.

What is the reason behind state Govt favouring private sector players? state Govt. have to reply if it is asked. As one of its kind in state, 405 MW Ranganadi Hydroelectric project was built and run by NEEPCO. As we all are aware that CPSU’s is guided and entrusted by Ministry of power, Govt. of India with lots of corporate social responsibilities towards the host states with time bond agreement. Even the secretary power, Govt. of India has said that it would be better if project agreed upon between state and CPSU itself and not hand it over to a private sector player as per the Economic Times of Nov.29 issue.

The state Govt. should come up with a pragmatic policy on awarding hydropower projects. This will not only ensure transparency but also for faster implementation of state’s hydro potential for better Arunachal.


Taw Teri

Roing, (On e-mail)





Choice is yours


Dear Editor,

This is in response to the collective decision taken by the Panchayat leaders of Kurung Kumey regarding SSA teachers in which they had decided that teachers will be transferred inter circle/ inter constituency and salary of teachers may be withheld for non-performance.

We are appreciative and impressed by the way the present panchayat leaders for thinking seriously about the problem of the education sector unlike earlier leaders. As education is only the vital and most important sector which needs especial attention. Involvement of Panchayat leaders in policy making deserves appreciation from our SSA teachers in particular and whole right thinking people in general but it is our sincere request and appeal to our responsible grass root panchayat leaders not to hurt the struggling teachers sincerely devoting their time and energy in nation building in remote part of Arunachal Pradesh in spite of meager salary without TA/DA, Medical Re-imbursement, teachers quarters, ration supply, timely disbursement of salary and other benefits being enjoyed by regular service holders under government of Arunachal Pradesh.

Instead of harsh policy against SSA teachers, support and cooperate our demand for regularization of services in place of raising issues like inter constituency/ inter-circle transfer policy to SSA teachers which actually goes against the agreement being signed by respective teachers with government of Arunachal Pradesh.

Our sincere appeal go to government of Arunachal Pradesh specially Minister Education not to comply with the Panchayat leaders of Kurung Kumey District.

In case if it is to be accepted by the government than we will demand for benefits enjoyed by other regular services holders in accordance to service norms since as per agreement copy of appointment letter there is clear cut guidelines and directives that SSA teachers is no-transferable as there are no other benefits beyond fixed salary. Teachers will have to serve in same school until regularization is made from the Govt. other than mutual transfer cases.


Techi Pahi

and Tarak Tatuk

All Arunchal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

Teachers Association





Space for select few!


Dear Editor,

I have observed that your paper gives space to only prominent people and what they say. The actual happenings and genuine concerns of the people of the state are hardly given a place.

This I say from experience. I had earlier on written on shortage of teachers at our village but you chose not to publish it.

Now again, I want to draw the attention of the authorities regarding shortages of teachers in Debing Village under Ruksin circle. If we expect quality education in the state, it is necessary that sufficient teachers are posted in the schools.


Litem Eshi

Debing, East Siang

(On email)




A welcome move


Dear Editor,

Initiative taken by the Parliamentary Secretary Law, Legislature & Judicial Mr. J.K Panggeng, to bifurcate the judiciary from executive is a welcome move. It should have been done much earlier. Better late than never, it is hoped this would bring about good change in judiciary system. Judiciary system in our state is still in infancy stage and this initiative of separation of judiciary from executive would bring maturity to both the wings.


Millo Tago, IFS


Biological Park

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