December -  16


Memo to CM

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The Libo Ramo Bokar Welfare Society (LRBWS) , All Libo Bokar Ramo Students’ Union (ALBRSU) and PRI leaders met Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for the second times at his office chamber today and submitted a memorandum demanding relief/compensation and government job for Tateng Yorpen, father of late Tamar Yorpen.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has assured to look into demand, they claimed.

Meanwhile, keeping in view the assurance given by the Chief Minister to look into its demands at the earliest, All Libo, Bokar, Ramo Students’ Union (ALBRSU) has decided to temporarily suspend its 20 days ultimatum to initiate democratic movement against the concern authority.


Siang Prayer Festival & Advent Christmas

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The Upper Siang  Christian Forum celebrated Siang Prayer festival along with Advent Christmas with religious fervour at Christian Revival Church Compound, Yingkiong  from December  9  to 11.

The 3 days programme began with Siang Prayer festival on the first two day and Advent Christmas (Join Sunday fellowship service) on the last day. The believers took out colourful candle light town caroling in the evening around Yingkiong township followed by cultural function including colourful dances from all the churches of Yingkiong.

Attending the celebration, K.Zirdo, urged the congregation to be the perfect disciple of Christ and to help each other in the hours of need.

Rev.M.K.Babu  Pastor  Sacred assemblies fellowship, Delhi delivered the message of love, peace and unity and urged the congregation to shoulder the responsibilities that has been assigned to each one of us and for the glory of Lord.

Believers from all the churches including ABCA, ABU, Revival, Oriya, Catholic of Upper Siang district attended the prgramme.


Sepak Takraw Coaching Camp concludes

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The State level Sepak Takraw coaching camp organized by Arunachal Pradesh Sepak Takraw Association at Namsai concluded today.

Earlier, the camp was inaugurated by Finance Minister Chowna Mein and MLA Nang Sati Mein.

Addressing the gathering, Mein advised the organizer to conduct such coaching camp in every district of the state to promote the sport and inculcate the spirits of games and sports among the youth.

Later, both Mein and Nang Sati Mein distributed the prizes and certificates of participation to the winners of various events.


NSUI meeting held

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) state, district and college units jointly conducted its coordination and interaction meeting here today.

Speaking on the occasion, State Unit NSUI briefed about the aim and objectives of NSUI and informed that training programme of NSUI executive members will be held on first week of January next.

The meeting was attended by former AIYC General Secretary Nyamar Karbak, all district and college executive members.


Foundation day

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Gichik Abu Welfare Society today celebrated its 19th Foundation day by felicitating  the meritorious students of Gichik clan.

Attending the programme, MLA Markio Tado emphasizing on the importance of education advised the students to work hard to survive in today’s cut throat competitve age.

ANYA and IMWA president Bamang Taji, Director Printing Charu Tajok, DGM Nabard S.N Chalia, among others,  were present on the occasion.


Union appeals for labourers’ wage

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union strongly appealed to the Power and PHED departments to release the wages of labour on time.

It also appealed to the head of departments to conduct three days re-training of group-D staff.


‘Allegation baseless’

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: Reacting to the news item demanding resignation of  IMWA/ANYA president over his alleged misuse of power and position which was published in this daily on December 14, All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA), in a release, clarified that the allegation leveled against the ANYA/IMWA president by  Nyishi Youth Welfare Association (NYWA) is false, baseless and without any iota of truth.

The ANYA/IMWA president had neither forced the shopkeepers to open shop nor applied might to break shutter, ANYA claimed. It stated that the allegation was an attempt to tarnish the image of its president.

While appealing to all to oppose any kind of bandh calls which hamper common man, business community and daily wage earners, ANYA also cautioned NYWA not to intervene in TOI and Deccan Chronicle issue since the association did not get the support/mandate of Nyishi community to take up the issue.

ANYA, Itanagar unit has also condemned the NYWA for demanding resignation of ANYA president without any valid reason.


UNICEF’s help sought

ITANAGAR: The grief stricken family of the two students of JNV Mahadevpur, who were found dead out side the school campus recently, in a letter, have urged the UNICEF, India to request the state government, JNV authority, local as well as district authority to find out the ‘real cause’ of death of the two students.


‘Cancel land allotment to non-APST’

ITANAGAR: All Nyishi Youth Council, All Arunachal Pradesh Abo-tani Clans Youth Organization and All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum, in a joint press statement, demanded the authorities concerned to cancel the  allotment of land to one M/s Gyan Singh, the proprietor of a Saw Mill at Industrial Complex Naharlagun.

Claiming that a plot of land measuring 250ft X200 ft was allotted to the person in 1976, the three organizations gave  authority 15 days to cancel the allotment failing which they threatened to go for democratic movement to get their demand fulfilled. It also decided to submit a memorandum to the chief minister in this regard.


News Impact

Arunachal planning masterplan to streamline agriculture

Itanagar, Dec 15: Arunachal Pradesh is mulling to prepare a master plan soon to streamline the activities of agriculture and allied sectors, Agriculture Minister Setong Sena said today.

“The master plan will help the farmers of the state in a manifold way to sustain their economy,” the minister said after inaugurating the two-day Fish Festival cum Kishan Mela, a technology outreach programme being organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Balijan, near here this evening.

While suggesting the department officers must be more proactive and assimilate the technical know how and share it with the farmers, Sena said this will fully benefit them to take up schemes in any sector. Sena also exhorted the youth to take up agriculture and horticulture on commercial basis.

Underlining the importance of human resource development and giving the youths the right education for opting to agriculture and allied sectors, the minister advocated that publicity materials including pamphlets should be translated into local languages so that least educated can learn from it.

“It (fish festival) is a very important initiative of KVK and a step towards making Arunahal self sufficient in fish production, he said while suggesting that such festival should be organized in all the districts at regular intervals to make the farmers aware of the latest technology and give them the required opportunity to sell their products, Sena said.

The highlights of the two day programme include video shows on organic aqua-culture farming, product show on agriculture, fisheries and horticulture and animal health check-up cum vaccination. Over 600 farmers and 240 Self Help Groups from Toru, Laptap, Mengio, Sagalee, Yupia, Doimukh, Papu Nallah and Balijan are participating the Mela by putting stalls and exhibiting their products ranging from poultry, fish, cattle, fruits, vegetables, cloths, handicrafts, forest and medicinal plants.

The inaugural function was participated and addressed by top officials of Agriculture and allied departments, Bank officials and agricultural scientists. PTI/DIPR


6 shops gutted in fire at Changlang

CHANGLANG, Dec 15: Atleast six shops were gutted and properties worth lakhs of rupees lost in a devastating fire at Changlang market yesterday.

The fire also caused partial damage to ‘Das Grocery store”,  the largest shop of Changlang township.

It took the public, civil police, CRPF and Assam Rifles personnel nearly an hour to douse the fire..

There was no report of serious injury or death. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

All affected persons were given immediate relief by District Administration.

Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary (WRD) Thinghap Taiju also visited the spot and contributed Rs 5000 each to all the victims. Bazar Committee of Changlang Bazar also contributed Rs 5000 each to the victim as immediate relief. DIPRO


Arunachal troupe wins million’s heart at Ch’garh

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The cultural troupes of Sanskar Bharati Arunachal, which participated in the 4-day cultural programme ‘Apna Purvottar Vision 2020’ at Chattisgarh recently, won million’s hearts with their mesmerizing cultural performance.

The unique dance form and costume of the Arunachal Pradesh were highly appreciated by one and all, said Sanskar Bharati Arunachal in a release.  “Sanskar Bharati Arunachal Pradesh is looking forward for promotion of state’s rich cultural heritage and also to develop the sense of national integration among young generation by conducting such cultural tours,” the release said.

The programmes also gave an opportunity to the people of Chattisgarh to have a glimpse of rich cultural heritage of North Eastern states during the four-day programme organized at different parts of Chattisgarh.

The Arunachal team was led by  Hage Dumi of Doimukh.


Exhibition-cum-consumer awareness campaign at Tezu

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The Department of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs organised a two-day Exhibition cum Consumer Awareness campaign at Tezu, the district headquarters of Lohit, on December 14 and 15 sponsored by Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs.

Attending the inaugural function yesterday, Parliamentary Secretary (PHE&WS) Karikho Kri thanked the department for organising such important campaign at Tezu, the first of its kind in the district, for the benefit of grassroots level consumers.

He informed the gathering that out of 148 consumer cases registered so far in the District Consumer Forum 147 have been disposed off. He urged the consumers to come up with specific complaints not only against the supplier of goods but also against service providers like Postal department, BSNL, insurance company etc.

While specifically addressing the trading community, the Parliamentary Secretary informed that this awareness campaign was not against the traders but to safeguard the interests of all, including them who are also consumers as well. While dwelling on sale of LPG, cement etc., he emphasised on installing weighing machines at the sale premises to the satisfaction of the consumers.

G. K. Paul Chowdhuty, in charge Deputy Commissioner gave emphasis on better interactions between the department and the consumers and requested for organising such consumer awareness campaign at various places of the district.

Earlier, the Deputy Controller, Tezu requested all to avail the benefits provided under Consumer Protection Act, 1986 and come forward to lodge their complaints in appropriate forum for redressal of their grievances.

The Deputy Controller also explained various provisions of CP Act, 1986 and relief available to the consumers and also requested the youths to come forward and form NGOs to work in the interest of the consumers. DIPRO


Awareness prog on Rural Drinking Water Scheme

TEZU: Dec. 15: Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP), Tezu Unit yesterday organized the 3rd phase of  its Special Awareness  Programm  on “Rural Drinking Water Scheme” (RDWS) at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Mahadevpur of Lohit district.

During the Awareness  Programm Gohin Deori, gram panchayat chairperson of Mahadevpur-II village informed that at least 10 ring wells were constructed by PHED and domestic water filters distributed  to each household in Mahadevpur-II village for clean and safe drinking water.

Local PHED authority briefed the gathering about significant of RDWS and cleanliness.

More than 800 students, teaching community and villagers were present in the awareness programme.

A quiz competition among the students on drinking water and hygiene was also organized and prizes distributed among the winners. The teaching community and villagers appreciated the DFP, Tezu unit for organizing the awareness programme.

The first and second phase of the awareness campaign were organized in November last at Mekeliang village and Govt. Middle School, Danglat of Lohit.

The last phase will be organized at Koraliang village on December 18 next.


Govt takes urgent decisions on Bana Bridge

ITANAGAR, Dec 15:  Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has taken serious note of the report submitted by the East Kameng district administration on the precarious condition of the suspension bridge over Bichom River in Bana, on way to district headquarters Seppa in the district.

The bridge, as per the report, has become weak due to years of wear and tear and is in poor condition for loaded vehicles to ply over it. Following a directions of the chief minister, an emergency meeting was held under the chairmanship of PWD, Finance and Planning Minister Chowna Mein in presence of local MLAs of the district that resolved to build a temporary bridge over Bichom by BRO for crossing heavy and loaded vehicles till the onset of next monsoon. The temporary bridge is supposed to be completed within one month.

Meanwhile, the Government will take technical support of the original builder of the Bailey suspension bridge for construction of a new bridge over the river. Taking note of the urgent need of the bridge, Mein has directed for its completion before the onset of the monsoon.

Further, the district administration has been directed to ensure posting of police personnel on either side of the old bridge so that no loaded vehicle is allowed to ply on it for safety reasons. It has also been directed that cautionary sign-boards be erected on either side of the bridge to warn approaching vehicles.

The meeting was attended by PWD Commissioner Hage Khoda, Col M B Shashidhar of Project Vartak and Chief Engineer (Highway) Bora Ete. (Media Cell, CM)


ANSU expresses concern over ‘misuse’ of RTE

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) has expressed strong reservation over some of the provision under Right To Education (RTE) Act implemented by government of India.

“ANSU believes that of all, two provisions of RTE Act are especially not good for the cause of Arunachalee students. As per RTE, from class I to class 8, no students can be detained or failed and they have to be promoted at any cost. Also, no students can be given any physical punishment. These two provisions are creating hurdles for teachers of interior Arunachal, ANSU general secretary Arjun Panye said in a release.

He stated that these two provisions could be quite easily misused in Arunachal.

“During my recent visit to few interior areas of Nyishi dominated district, I spoke to many teachers and they told me that these two provisions of RTE have become stumbling block for them. It seems student who is well aware that they will not be failed under RTE are not studying hard and are simply wasting time in school,” said Panye. He also told cases of misbehave by student towards teachers after the implementation of RTE.

“The students misbehave with teacher knowing well that they will not be detained. Teachers also told me that if they scold students, they threatened them that they will report to police under RTE Act. The guru-shisya relation between teacher and students has been spoilt by these two provisions. In fact in many places students have started bossing the teacher,” added the ANSU general secretary. He urged Arunachal government to bring out some mechanism to make sure that teaching community does not get harassed under these two provisions of RTE.  He expressed fear that some students may misuse RTE Act to intimidate and unnecessarily harass teachers.

ANSU also appealed to the state government to release salaries of SSA teachers on monthly basis so that they are inspired to put in more efforts.

“SSA teachers are backbone of education department, therefore state government should take proper care of their welfare”, ANSU general secretary added.


Tai, Khampti, Singpho students, youth leaders call on Governor

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The members of Tai Khampti Singpho students’ body and youth leaders of Namsai area of Lohit district called on Governor General (Retd.) J.J. Singh at Raj Bhavan here today.

Interacting with members of the Tai Khampti Singpho communities, the Governor reminded them of the rich cultural heritage and advised them to preserve and promote their inherited cultural assets.

Stanch environmentalist General Singh also advised the youth and student leaders to preserve the treasured flora and fauna of their area.   

Earlier, the members of youth and students’ bodies apprised the Governor on the problems of educational institutions in the district, including the recent case related to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mahadevpur and other law and order related issues.

The Governor assured to look into the matter and recommend advisory to the State Government and departments concerned on the issues raised by them.


Kumsi inaugurates Thrizino SDO office

Bhalukpong, Dec 15: Thrizino-Buragaon MLA Kumsi Sidisow has inaugurated the Sub-Divisional Office at Thrizino on December 13 last.

While dedicating the office to the public of Thrizino and its nearby area, Kumsi urged the mammoth gathering present on the occasion to extend full cooperation to the officers so that the developmental work of the government is reached to the deserving public without any hassles. He announced Rs 50 lakh for construction of new link roads as well as repair of the existing one inside Thrizino. Kumsi further said that the Rs 4 crore under SPA which he allocated for construction of ADC office and quarter, circuit house  and helipad-road during his first official tour there several months ago would be executed by the departments in order to maintain work quality.

Additional Deputy Commissioner R Pilya, HoDs and host of panchayat leaders and public attended the inaugural function.

Earlier on  December 10, Kumsi inaugurated a primary school at Khola camp, lower Bhalukpong in presence of Bomdila DC Rinchin Tashi.


Come clean, AAPSU urges Public Service Commission

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has expressed serious concern over controversy brewing out of AE (civil) examination conducted by Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission in June this year.

In a release, AAPSU president Takam Tatung called on Commission to clarify everything so that sanctity of the institution is maintained.

“Public Service Commission institution is like Mecca for those students who work hard to achieve their desired goals in life. The institution is above any individual and it is sad to see it getting into controversy. We appeal Commission to get their acts together and come out in public to tell people the truth behind this raging controversy,” stated Tatung.

He added: “If the Commission do not clarify, the student community will look at them with suspicion and henceforth, people will suspect all the coming examinations conducted by it. The respected institution like APPSC should become role model for every hardworking student.”


Lower Siang dist. by next assembly session: Tuki assures GSU

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The members of Galo Students' Union (GSU) today met Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and submitted memorandum seeking his urgent attention regarding its various demands including early creation of Lower Siang district by bifurcating East and West Siang districts with it’s headquarter in the foothill areas.  

Though the state Govt passed order to create Lower Siang and Longding districts the creation of Lower Siang district remained pending.

GSU claimed that this is putting the people of the concerned area in chaos and bewilderment.

While reacting to this demand, the CM promised to clear provision for creation of Lower Siang district in next assembly session, GSU claimed.  Regarding  the demand for up gradation of District Hospital Aalo to General Hospital, Tuki promised to look into the matter with top priority considering its importance.

The other demands of Union included establishment of session court at Aalo, infrastructure for Donyi Polo Government College Kamki, early completion of NEC funded road from Pakarijo in Upper Subansiri district to Gogamukh in Assam, immediate establishment of Government College in Upper Subansiri and to find solution to Assam-Arunachal boundary issue which affects life of West and East Siang people.

The delegation led by president and general secretary of GSU also included members of West Siang District Student Union.


Yuva Kriti and State Level Cultural Festival conclude

ITANAGAR, Dec 15: The three days Yuva Kriti and State Level Cultural Festival organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangthan, Itanagar concluded here today.

Altogether, 150 participants from West Siang, Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri, Lohit and Papum Pare district NYK units participated in the exhibition and cultural programme.

Textile and Handicrafts Director Koda Ruja and Arunachal Seva Sangh Secretary Vishal Nath Rai attended the valedictory programme.

Both Khoda and Nath distributed certificates and prizes to the winner of the cultural programme and exhibition stall competition.

NYKS, Itanagar awarded the State Level Outstanding Awards for youth leader for the year 2010-11 to Yomjum Yongam and Amar Nangbia Dui and district level award to Bamang Kumar and Tamchi Niania for their contributions towards community services.

Earlier, the programme was inaugurated by Joint Director, Industries Leki Phuntso and Zonal Coordinator, Indian Youth Congress Nyamar Karbak. State president AITCC Toko Sheetal attended the cultural programme on December 13.

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Infrastructure key to exports growth

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the news item under heading ‘EXIM Bank officials meet CS to explore export potential’ published in your daily on December 11.

The EXIM Bank has agreed to provide business friendly schemes (read incentives/interventions) for promoting exports from the state. But then, what the state government is doing regarding the basic infrastructures required by the farmers and entrepreneurs such as cold storage chains, logistical support and auction market to bring in the produce. Without these basic building blocks, the "Schemes" will yield nothing.

Imagine consignment of oranges coming from Hawai (in Anjaw dist.) and there is a landslide, so no produce can be supplied downstream. No all weather roads, no cold storage chains are there. The same holds good for the orchids of Bomdila. Moreover, will the farmer get his due in the absence of any auction centre.

So, actually the state needs to focus on the infrastructural development of the state (rural in particular) and then ask for incentives and schemes, without which both farmers and the businessmen are on the losing side.


Subrata Bhowmick

Vizag, Andhra Pradesh



Coupling power upon power is of no use

Dear Editor,

Since the inception of Nabam Tuki as the CM of the state lots of programmes and policies seems to be coming. CM's initiative of forming a committee headed by state Chief Secretary to compile the grievances and suggestions of all the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Superintendents of Police (SPs) and forward recommendations to the government for further action is worthy. But with every duty comes responsibility and accountability. I personally feel in the process of strengthening the administration the good office of CM must not forget that justice is yet to be done to the people of the state in cases like Daporijo MMS scandal, Roing police firing incident and many more which also need to be highlighted. Coupling power upon power is of no use when they don't upkeep the faith in their administration by exhibiting exemplary outcomes.


Lingirieu Aniley



Electrical Graduates deserves more

Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed daily I would like to draw the kind attention of unemployed diploma/graduate Electrical Engineers over the Recruitment Rules (RR) of Department of Power, Government of Arunachal Pradesh.

Department of Power is the only department where we have the 100% right to claim all the vacant engineering posts through the open interviews. But, it has been learnt in recent past that some unscrupulous politicians and high level government officers with their vested interests changed the Recruitment Rules of Department of Power. They introduced the reservation system & divided the reservation quotas for vacant engineering posts into 60 %( Electrical), 30 %( Mechanical) & 10 %( E&T/CE) which was injustice done to the unemployed Electrical Engineers of AP. They claimed it as an act of Sympathy to unemployed Mech./E&T/CE engineers.

The engineering syllabuses & practicals of Mechanical and Electronics & Telecomunication /Computer Engg. have no relevance to Electrical Engg. syllabuses/practicals. Hence, they are not the competent engineers to be recruited in Power department no matter how much intelligent they are in their field of study. No offence to anyone. Regarding the fight for fresh recruitment in the department, I witnessed only unemployed Electrical Engineers fighting tooth & nail against the Government. Who take the advantages of it?

In response to the letter "Review the advertisement" published in your esteemed daily dated 14`h Dec., 2011 written by An Aspirant, I would suggest him/her to visit concerned offices at least for the sake of E&T/CE degree holders & get clarification instead of raising questions in print media. According to the requisition letter No.PWRS/E-93/95-96/VOL-3/PT/3231 dated 21st Nov.2011, no extra post has been allotted to the Electrical Engineering degree holders.

After a deep study of various changes made in the Power Department, I think Government of AP should introspect on the Recruitment Rules (RR) of Power Department for its overall development. Only a specialised person can think & do best in the field of his/her specialisation.


An Unemployed Electrical Graduate



A letter to APPSC

Dear Editor,

Regarding AE Civil examination, I do strongly feel that APPSC can’t just call it a mistake!

Frankly speaking, for us it’s a matter of dedication, hard work, faith and time! I am all convinced that it calls for re-conduction of the examination. The people there are paid for doing their duty by the government, but not us for appearing in the examination. So you cant just subside our anger. You are not supposed to commit such mistake, not atleast when you take five months to check five hundred papers. So, I call upon the concerned authority to re-conduct the examination. I am aware that it would cost much on government's exchequer and your valuable time, but we have already witnessed how much Arunachal government can waste both time and money. So I do request please give us justice, keep our faith, and re-conduct the examination.


A  candidate



NES- only for elite Nyishi

Dear Editor,

These days Nyishi Elite Society (NES) seem to be making headline of every local dailies. After closely watching their activities, I have come to the conclusion that they are truly ‘elite’ in nature. They are carrying out high profile campaign against high profile newspaper like Times of India. They took up cudgel against office of former chief minister which was a high voltage campaign too. NES people only have meeting with chief ministers, home ministers. Hardly we have heard them meeting ordinary Nyishi people. Oh, yes I remember there was dignity rally at IG Park where also NES leaders were sitting in dais and rest were on ground. Nyishi people of Tarasso circle is being tortured by Assam officials but NES do not have time for them. May be Tarasso people are too poor to be concern of NES. An advocate from Nyishi community was badly beaten up for carrying out his profession but again NES kept silent and reason could be that victim advocate comes from poor family. All the above acts confirm that NES really stands for elitism. The poor Nyishi like us wishes our elite brothers and sisters all the best for their future elite activities.


Truly un-elite Nyishi



Shattered faith

Dear Editor,

We are quite shocked and acrimonious at the way APPSC handled the recruitment of A.E. I had my faith and respect for APPSC, thinking that even poor students can succeed through hard work in APPSC. But this time, even a little bit of faith that was left inside me was shattered. Thanks to "The Arunachal Times" who opened our eyes.

When a department like APPSC took 6 long months to declare the result of 509 candidates, it is disappointing to know at the end that the answer papers were evaluated quite irresponsibly and unfairly, in which papers of some deserving candidates might have left unchecked. I appeal to all the candidates who did not get selected not to get disheartened but file RTI, because you could have been selected if your papers were evaluated fairly.

Looking at all the facts the integrity of APPSC is quite questionable and it is unequivocal that APPSC has failed to conduct the A.E. examination fairly this time.

So, I would like to appeal to the Commission to reconduct the written examination for A.E.

Revaluation alone would still leave some doubt in our mind.

We hope that APPSC will look into the matter seriously and re-conduct the written examination soon.


A Candidate



What about those who qualified?

Dear Editor,

On 14th December morning, I was on the way to appear viva-voce /interview for the post of A.E.(civil) in APPSC office.

On the way I was astonished to see interview postponed as I read the newspaper. When I reached Commissions office to enquire about the matter, to my utter surprise a group of angry written disqualified candidates standing in front of commission office was questioning the competency of commission and the pressurizing the authority to conduct fresh examination because the checking of answer sheets was not properly done, as revealed by the R.T.I. Act filed by some disqualified candidate.

When I asked the authorities that I also want to file R.T.I. to see my answer sheet whether any of my answers are under marked or  left unchecked as done to some candidate, I was denied saying qualified candidates answer sheets will not be shown in any case.

But here my question to concern authority  is that disqualified candidates will see their papers and claim whatever they have to get, and will enhance their marks, but what about qualified candidate whether their answer sheets will be re-evaluated or they will be kept untouched.

Another point is that everyone faced the same exams. While some made it to the next level and some did not.

With demand of fresh exams, one wonders where those 49 candidates who made it to the next round figure will.

Somebody has rightly said this is the land of Kusi-Kusi, that day is not far when recruitment will be done by Election Commission through election.


Frustrated qualified candidate



Place fire tender

Dear Editor,

It was very shocking and sad to hear that a devastating fire broke out on 10/12/2011 at Paraline Hapoli town were 39 houses were gutted down.

In cold place like Ziro, fire is very essential for households but sometimes fire accidents take place. However, if such fire accident occur frequently, it will be very difficult for us. So everyone should take proper care and precautionary measures to avoid similar incidents in future too.

Since my childhood in Ziro, I have witnessed many fire incidents every year. During such fire incidents single fire brigade in a rickety condition was pressed in service. Most of the time, it was unable to control the fire and sometimes it could not reach on time. At that situation citizens from different villages and Ziro town came to help themselves and extinguish the fire with whatever equipments.

Now after last incident in Paraline, it has come to notice that there is no sufficient fire tenders in Ziro town, headquater of Lower Subansiri district.

Lastly i request the concern Department, district administrative and local MLA to provide sufficient fire tender in old Ziro and Hapoli town.


Duyu Siira.

Rajiv Gandhi University




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Law against discrimination


Indian will soon pass the long pending law to prevent discrimination against HIV/Aids patients.

The proposed law has been in the pipeline for several years and activists have been demanding its immediate passage, disappointed over indifference shown towards HIV-infected people. They allege that the government was not showing any urgency on the.

A group of NGOs and a legal advocacy group that helped draft the HIV/AIDS Bill, said the measure was very important in the light of the large scale discrimination being faced by HIV positive people.

A sum of Rs.11,500 crore has been provided for National AIDS Control Programme -III during 2007-12. The NACP-III has brought about a decline in the prevalence of the infection to 0.31 per cent with 50 per cent reduction in newer infections in the last decade.

Nearly 4.5 lakh people living with HIV in India, including 26,238 children, have received free Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART) at around 1,000 ART centres and Link ART Centres.

The universal access to second line ART in a phased manner and launch of infant and child diagnosis were some of the newer initiatives launched to combat AIDS by the NACP.

Now it remains to be seen how far the law will go in combating massive discrimination against HIV Positive people. It is unlikely that the passing the law alone would bring in any changes unless there is awareness at all levels.