ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Taking serious view of the 12 hours capital bandh call given by
Arunachal Pradesh Democratic Youth Association (APDYA), Arunachal Pradesh People’s
Volunteer Youth Forum (APPVYF) and Arunachal Pradesh Cleans Corruption Youth Federation
(APCCYF) on Dec 4, the Capital District Magistrate, in exercise of power conferred
upon under Section 144 Cr.P.C. has declared the said “bandh” illegal within the
territorial jurisdiction of Itanagar Capital Complex and directed them to abstain
from any act that may affect right, liberty, safety or security of common citizens
or that may cause public disturbance of the public peace and tranquility or may cause
a riot or affray. The Administration has also ordered that any damage to private
property shall be recovered from such bandh callers. The Police officials have also
been directed to take all security measures to ensure the safety of life and property
of citizens of this District. The District Administration also requested for cooperation
from all section of the society including trading community and transporters and
to carry out their routine business.
Appeal for bandh deferral
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Podi-Barbi Festival Celebration Committee, Itanagar (PBFCCI) has
fervently appealed to the executive members of APDYA, APPVYF and APCCYF to defer/postpone
their proposed 12 hours Capital Complex bandh call on December 4 keeping in view
the ongoing preparation for Podi-Barbi Festival Celebration-2013 which is slated
to be held from December 4 and 5 at Mopin-Solung ground, Itanagar. The Committee
appealed to the organizations to not to hurt the social sentiment and respect the
sanctity of the festival, so that it doesn’t hamper and dampen the festive mood of
the Adi community.
The dawn-to-dusk bandh was declared by the Organizations trio as first phase of their
agitation in support of their four-point charter of demands to government.
Restore power supply:BJP
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: State BJP has demanded the state government to immediately restore
power supply at Chop village along Indo-Myanmar border by installing a new transformer.
The last border village under Wakka border outpost has not been getting electricity
since last two years following defect in the transformer. The fact was revealed during
state BJP’s second phase of “Sarhad Ko Parnam Yatra,” informed state BJP spokesperson
Techi Necha. The party urged the chief minister to instruct the department concerned
to restore power supply in the village by replacing the old and defective transformer
with a new one, if possible before the Christmas /New Year.
CT Mein visits Namdapha National Park
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: The Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Forest CT Mein accompanied
by DFO Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary and Chongkham BCC President Chow Sujanta Mansai
paid a visit to Deban from where boundary of Namdapha National Park starts. It is
25 kilometre away from Miao town. They were received by Namdapha National Park Field
Director Dusu Shra and his staff.
The Parliamentary Secretary and his team visited Happy Valley and Boga Pahar travelling
on elephants. It took 4 hours to reach Boga Pahar. During his interaction with park
official, he assured to initiate steps for construction of approach roads to these
significant sites to attract trekking enthusiasts. He assured to initiate for sanctioning
of fund for new patrol tracks and for the construction of watch towers for efficient
vigilance. Empathizing with grievance placed by the field staff, CT promised to look
into it for overall welfare of the park. He appealed to field staff present to continue
their service dedicatedly as sentinels of the park.
APSLSA observes World Disability day at DPM School for Hearing Impaired
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) observed
World Disability day along with the students and staff of Donyi Polo Mission School
for Hearing Impaired by organizing a legal awareness campaign.
District and Session Judge cum APSLSA Member Secretary Budi Habung, Under Secretary,
Law/OSD Dani Belo and advocate Deepa Yoka attended the programme and highlighted
the rights of persons with disabilities and the role of the authority in protecting
their various rights. Brochures, leaflets containing the legal rights of the disabled
were distributed among the students of the school.
APSLSA also provided various games and sports items to the school during the programme.
Drug peddlers nabbed
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: Three drug peddlers were nabbed by Mahadevpur Police at Dirak check
gate yesterday and about 12.65 gm of suspected brown sugar was recovered from their
The arrested persons have been identified as Chow Chiyata Manjekhun, Chow Wclanan
Manlong and Chow Waiingna Manlong. Lohit SP Tumme Omo informed in a release.
A case (No. 33/13) under section 21 NDPS Act has been registered at Mahadevpur PS
against the arrested persons, the release added.
ATTWS demands reconstruction of community hall
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: All Tei-Temir Welfare Society (ATTWS) has strongly appealed to
the Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner to reconstruct the Community Hall at Kamporijo.
In its representation to the deputy commissioner, the Society said that the existing
community hall at Kamporijo was demolished without notification or public consent
in February this year for construction of a helipad. But, the administration, after
demolition of the hall, did not initiate any step for reconstruction of a community
hall, the society alleged. It said that the people of the area have been facing lots
problem to organize various social programmes/festivals for want of a community hall.
The society demanded the DC to do the needful for construction of the hall before
the ensuing Nyishi Nyokum Yullo Festival, 2014 failing which the Society threatened
to launch democratic movement for fulfillment of the demand, the letter said.
Workers’ Board conducts awareness campaign in Kurung Kumey
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: The Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare
Board (APPB&OCCWB) conducted an awareness camp about the various benefits available
with labour board and distributed school kits to the 1100 children of registered
workers of Kurung Kumey district such as school bag, geometry box and umbrella.
The five days awareness campaign that concluded on November 29 last was conducted
in five circles of the district namely Parsi-Parlo, Koloriang, Sangram, Nyapin and
Addressing the workers, APPB&OCCWB chairman, Jalley Sonam called upon the workers
to remain united and registered themselves with the Labour Welfare Board to avail
He further informed that a labour guest house is being constructed in Itanagar, where
workers can stay at nominal charge during medical emergencies.
MWA alleges Khupa Police of negligence
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: The Meyor Welfare Association (MWA) has expressed disappointment
with the unresponsive attitude of Khupa police authorities.
In a release, it has claimed that an FIR was lodged with Khupa Police station about
the brutal attack on its vice president Unchen Meyor and misbehaving with his two
daughters by a group of masked miscreant on November 13 last, but the police authorities
are yet to act.
The assaulters are still at large creating fear psychosis in the mind of the innocent
people. And instead of taking rigorous action against those miscreants, police authorities
are issuing arrest warrant against innocent people in order to pressurise the complainant
to take back his complaint, it alleged.
According to MWA, the victim was assaulted with sticks and machete who was later
rushed to Walong PHC and then to Aditya Diagnostics and Hospital, Dibrugarh in a
Healing crusade held
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: Around 1000 believers from various North Eastern states like Nagaland,
Assam and the host state participated in a three day long 13th healing crusade which
began on November 29 last concluded recently at Changlang District Christain Revival
Church Council Mission Centre, New Plone Namphai-I under Kharsang circle.
Rev Dr Shiwoto Sumi from Nagaland Christian Revival Church Council & Rev Dr Takeng
Taggu, Pastor, and Siang Prayer Centre Pasighat attended the programme as resource
persons while Panglom Mossang, Pastor Kharsang Town CRC & Tangkhul Mossang, Pastor
New Plone Prayer Centre were the service leaders.
VKV, Sher wins first position in district level Science exhibition
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: The team from VKV, Sher led by Master Tanu Bhai won the first position
and VKV, Vivek Vihar, Itanagar team led by Master Gokul R won the second position
in the district level science exhibition of Papum Pare district held at BRC Hall
Doimukh today. Both the schools will represent Papum Pare in the state level science
exhibition scheduled on December 17 and 18.
Govt. Sec. School, RGU, Doimukh, VKV, Balijan, VKV, Chimpu, Govt. Hr. Sec. School,
Doimukh and Govt. Sec. School, Ganga were also awarded prizes on merit basis.
The programme was held under the chairmanship of DDSE TT Tara. Dr. AK Mishra, Coordinator,
Pedagogy, SSA District Mission, Papum Pare District. Twelve schools participated
in the competition.
Councillor demands eviction against school land
PASIGHAT, Dec 3: A major portion of Bakin Pertin Memorial Government Middle School
land situated at Gumin Nagar-2 Mile area, Pasighat has illegally been encroached
by some nearby residents/individuals of the colony, said Kangge Moyong, councillor
Ward No. 12, Pasighat Municipal Council in a complaint letter to East Siang Deputy
The said encroached land of the school has been converted into WRC field for their
cultivation at present, he alleged. The school and its premises which is a property
of State Govt are being surrounded by the WRC field, the councillor said adding that
the barbed wire fence which is erected clearly demarcating the school area has been
already removed by the said encroachers.
The councillor urged the state Govt, particularly district authorities to take immediate
action against such illegality and restore the land to its rightful owner. “With
the steady increase of enrollment of students, the school will be need of the said
land for its expansion in near future,” Moyong said adding the career and the education
of the future learners cannot be put into stake.
It is high time that the concerned authority rise up from their deep slumber and
show some empathy to the pitiable plight of the school, he added.
Basic healthcare service demanded
NAHARLAGUN, Dec 03: A group of panchayat leaders led by Chayang Tajo ZPM Lama Bagang,
Sawa ZPM Khya Choya and C’Tajo block chairperson Rongmir Yangfo today submitted a
memorandum to the health services director, seeking basic healthcare service in the
C’Tajo CHC in East Kameng district.
The people of Chayang Tajo are deprived of basic health facilities for years owing
to unavailability of doctors, staff, medicines and infrastructure at the CHC. While
Dr Kemba Padu had been posted as the CHC’s MO in April last, he has still not joined
his duty there, the PR leaders said. Urging the director to locate the doctor and
direct him to join his place of posting immediately, the PR leaders sought to know
from the doctor himself the reason behind his absence.
Meanwhile, no reliever has been posted at the CHC following the transfer of Dr Nime
Bodi, they said.
Relief work by Arunachal Vikas Parishad
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: Kurung Kumey unit of Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP) distributed
utensils, carpets, cloths, blankets, rice etc. to all the 30 members of 6 families,
whose dwelling houses were gutted in a devastating fire in Koloriang town on November
AVP workers under the guidance of general secretary AVP Chello Nyakum collected the
materials from various donors and distributed them to the fire victims the next day.
PA Committee to visit Kharsang
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: A Committee on Public Accounts headed by its Chairman Tangor Tapak
alongwith its five members Tapuk Taku, Tani Loffa, Bamang Felix, Tapen Siga and Alo
Libang will undertake study tour to Kharsang for spot verification of Namchik-Nampuk
Coal Field and Oil Field at Kharsang from December 8 to 11 next.
Deputy Accountant General (Audit) alongwith officials and three officers and staff
from Legislative Assembly Secretariat will accompany the committee.
16 Tigdo Panchayat bans illegal fishing and hunting
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: The 16 Tigdo Panchayat under Doimukh circle has put a blanket ban
on illegal fishing, hunting and extraction of timber and other natural resources
from its jurisdiction.
In a letter to the principal chief conservator of forest (PCCF), ASM Tayum Akin while
saying that it has been decided in order to conserve the diminishing flora and fauna
of the area, it warned of taking serious action against the violator by the village
Govt urged to release pending salary of SSA teachers
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: The All Arunachal Pradesh Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teacher’s Association
(AASSATA) East Kameng district unit has urged upon the state government to release
the pending salaries of SSA teachers.
Meanwhile, it has urged all the SSA teachers of the state, particularly of East Kameng
district, to perform their duties well.
NPF state unit alleges threatening
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: Claiming that its women wing general secretary Yayi Tato was threatened
of being killed by an anonymous caller on her mobile phone on December 1 last, the
state unit of Naga People’s Front has demanded the law enforcing authority to immediately
arrest the culprit involved without any delay.
The FIR was lodged with Naharlagun police station on the same day itself with the
phone no. of the caller but no arrest has been made so far, it said.
Society appeals for re-arrest of culprits
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Perme Kening Welfare Society in a letter to Chief Secretary appealed
to the state government to re-arrest the culprits who assaulted Dr Rajen Perme at
his government residence at Sangti.
The society also demanded that the exemplary punishment should be given to the culprits
as per the established law. The society said that no-early re-arrest and allowing
the culprit to hold his government job would encourage such sort of criminal activities
in any establishment.
Indigenous Faith Day celebrated at Daporijo
DAPORIJO, Dec 3: The Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh,
Upper Subansiri unit celebrated the Indigenous Faith Day on December 1 at the Donyi-
Polo festival ground.
On the occasion, mass procession, cultural, games and sports competitions were conducted.
The celebration was attended by Toni Koyu (MD, APID and FC), Tage Ekke (EAC) and
IFCSAP, Upper Subansiri Unit president Puluk Lida highlighted the aims and objectives
of the day on the occasion.
In the cultural competitions, Subansiri Public School and Vivekananda Public School
bagged 1st and 2nd prize of cultural competition. DIPRO
31st Annual Week celebration of GHSS, Itanagar begins
ITANAGAR: Dec, 03: Political Secretary to Chief Minister Bamang Tago stressed on
the need to channelize young energy into right direction towards nation building.
“Youth is the most important period of the life of a man so the youths should use
their youthful energy in productive activities for the welfare of the society,” Tago
said addressing the students in the 31st Annual Week celebration of GHSS, Itanagar
today. Describing that students are the future of the nation, Tago asked the students
to devote their time only in study and live up to their parent’s and society’s expectation
by excelling in their academics. He also asked the students not be swayed away by
Tago also encouraged the students to take part in extra curricular activities for
overall development of a student.
All Papum Pare District Students Union President Teli Dui called upon the students
to maintain strict discipline and serve the society in future.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Principal D Kato informed that the students have
been divided into four houses namely, Gandhi, Nehru, Subash and Tagore houses for
the school week.
Govt employees urged to be sincere
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: In a meeting held at village Mengi Kabak, Kamporijo Block-I in
Lower Subansiri district, its ASM Kabak Taka called on the government employees,
especially the teachers posted in the village to be sincere in performing their duties.
In the meeting, it was decided that strict action will be taken against irregular
Union seeks compensation for fire victims
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: Claiming that one house was completely gutted in a fire incident
at Laba village under Nyapin circle in Kurung Kumey district on November 30 last,
the Nyapin Nyobia Sangram Phassang Students’ Union has requested the concern authority
to provide compensation to the fire victims. It also urged upon the state government
for immediate establishment of fire service at Nyapin and Sangram.
Committee demands early appointment of regular APH&WCL MD
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: The Contractor’s Welfare Committee Arunachal Police Housing & Welfare
Corporation Limited has demanded for early appointment of regular and technically
sound managing director for APH&WCL.
In its representation to the director general of police, it claimed that the present
managing director is unable to discharge is duties due to holding of dual charges
of policing in the state. Further IPS officer lack in technical knowledge and cannot
carry out the work in a proper manner and their willingness to serve the corporation
is half hearted.
It’s other demands include timely furnishing of utilization certificate and to maintain
proper CPWD guidelines.
World AIDS Day at Oyan
RUKSIN, Dec 03: Arunachal Pradesh AIDS Control Society (APACS) in collaboration with
Lisang Donyi Welfare Society, observed 'World AIDS Day' at Oyan village. The day-long
programme started with procession in the morning followed by Marathon Race and drawing
competition among the school children.
There was a meeting held to discuss about HIV/AIDS and the routes of transmission
of the disease.
Jitendra Pait, teacher, asked the young students to know about the HIV and create
awareness among the people about the disease.
Eminent citizens, including retired police officer HN Bori and PN Pait, former Sille-Oyan
block ZPM Majit Pao, Gaon Burahs, PRI leaders and village women attended the programme
and encouraged the organizers.
Ram Bd Chetry of Oyan GNA School won the first prize in drawing competition for boys
while Aku Bori and Kiron Saroh of the same school bagged the first and second prizes
in girls category.
Teachers and students from Oyan GNA School, Upper Primary School and local villagers
participated in the programme.
Army conducts medical camp in Tirap
KHONSA, Dec 3: The Army Garrison at Khonsa as a part of overall “Operation Sadbhavana”
project conducted a medical camp at Khela village in Tirap district yesterday.
In the day-long programme Army doctors and paramedical staff along with Medical Officers
from District Hospital, Khonsa distributed free medicines and rendered routine medical
checkup along with free diagnostics.
The event received overwhelming response from Khela village and its surrounding villages
like Bunting, Lamsa and Wathin village. Altogether 513 patients attended the camp.
The District Administration and the Chief of Khela extended their gratitude to Army
for their noble gesture and requested to conduct such camp in future also. DIPRO
Arunachal Times media scholarship award ceremony held
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: The Arunachal Times media scholarship award ceremony was held today
at department of mass communication Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU). On the occasion
two students of mass communication from RGU namely Mapi Taipodia and Jumi Ringu were
handed scholarship money along with certificates by Audrey Apang, Editor of Arunachal
Times. Jumi Ringu is currently in MA 1st semester whereas Mapi Taipodia is in 3rd
semester. The two students of RGU had won the scholarship after passing through lengthy
selection process conducted jointly by Mass Comm department and Arunachal Times.
The panel of judge included noted writer Mamang Dai, Editor of Arunachal Times Audrey
Apang and Moji Riba, HoD incharge of Mass Comm. department, RGU.
The Arunachal Times media scholarship has been started to mark 25 years of this daily.
Speaking on the occasion Audrey Apang stated that she would like to encourage more
young journalists in the future. “If more students take up journalism as profession
it will only help this state. We all know that vibrant media creates healthy atmosphere
and in such situation state stands to gain,” stated Audrey. She went on to add, “If
this scholarship goes well, we will continue to support more budding journalist in
the future. The onus lies on these two scholarship winner. If they perform to our
satisfaction and fulfil all pre-condition of scholarship, we might think of continuing
it.” As part of Arunachal Times’ empower initiative, the scholarship was officially
launched on 29th August this year. The HoD incharge Moji Riba and Associate Professor
of Mass Comm department Dr Kh. Kabi also spoke on the occasion.
Brief bio-data of award winners
Born to Rima Taipodia and Nyater Taipodia.
Schooling from Donyi Polo Vidya Bhawan, Itanagar.
Always interested in participating in speech and debate competitions.
A good dancer too - went to Rajasthan for an inter-school dance competition.
Basketball captain of school and had been awarded the best basket ball player for
two consecutive years.
Was the school prefect and awarded as the most supportive student of the school.
Born to Tajum Ringu and Nyapi Ringu.
Schooling at Higher Secondary School, Tezu and Gyan Ganga Vidyapeeth, Itanagar.
College: B.A in Journalism and Mass Communication, Sikkim Manipal University, Shillong.
Participated in various co-curricular events and bagged 3rd position in the State
Level Essay Writing competition.
Umbrey declared PPA’s Chief Ministerial candidate
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Nine months ahead of the Assembly elections in 2014, the People’s
Party of Arunachal (PPA), the lone regional party in the state, today declared its
lone legislator from Roing Laeta Umbrey as its chief ministerial candidate.
Accepting the declaration humbly amidst roaring applause at Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok
here, Umbrey asserted, “The path is full of thorn. I sincerely wish that the power
of spoken words will work magically this time.”
Taking a dig at the Congress-led state government, he said, “Nobody is happy with
how the government is working. Leave aside the common public, even the people forming
the government is not happy.”
“Are they capable of doing anything for the people? No. As long as this present government
continues, nobody will feel secure,” he said of the deteriorating law and order situation
in the state.
It accused state government of promoting corruption and nepotism and being a mute
spectator on major issues.
Talking of many festivals and rallies in the state, he said, “witnessing events being
organized one after another which is adding to the already pitiable financial condition
of the government, nobody will say that our state government is a sensible one.”
“Arunachal Pradesh is a very rich state but because of the complete mismanagement
and mishandling, it is being made to depend on the government at the centre for survival.
We are being made to suffer,” he charged adding, “Time has come to say goodbye to
the political hegemony of the Centre who has always looted us.” On the major issues
concerning the state such as Chakma-Hajong refugee issue and the vexed boundary issue,
he said, “the solutions to the problem depends only upon the sincerity of the state
government to solve it, which it lacks.”
Later interacting with media persons on a question regarding checking defection of
the party legislators, Kamen Ringu informed that any person seeking PPA party ticket
will have to sign affidavit agreeing to term of five years with the party.”
The border and wandering mind
It was indeed a big relief to hear from the President of India that “Since Arunachal
Pradesh has common borders with three countries; the development of border areas
is also vital and must receive our utmost attention".
Other than massive militarization, there really has been no improvement in road conditions
or other infrastructure along the border, much in contrast to the story on the other
All roads leading to the borders - be it Tawang, Upper, West Siang or Anjaw are in
unstable conditions, often cut off for weeks together during monsoon with Tezu-Hayuliang-Chaklagam
being the worse affected.
Needlessly to say that all-weather road connectivity would be huge relief not only
for the military forces but also for people living in these areas.
The first step to secure the border; good roads are a must.
Though the ambitious Trans-Arunachal has already started in some portions of the
state, it has also caused the neglect or spoiling of existing roads, making it an
arduous task for daily commuters.
One hopes that soon, not only the border but the whole state has all-weather roads.
On the other hand, ugly exchange of words between China and India soon followed the
visit of President Pranab Mukherjee.
The usual rhetoric was not unexpected.
“Arunachal is integral and important part of India” is the line we hear every time
a dignitary comes calling from Delhi. The repeated line makes one wonder whether
they are trying to reassure themselves that Arunachal is indeed part of Indian Union.
Yours truely find these statements akin to a grandfather visiting once in five years
to reassure the by now irritated grandchild that indeed they belong to the same family.
Reassurances are good once in a while but if it is turned into a routine, it is rather
perplexing when one repeats what we already know.
Having to live up to the expectations as a “Hindi-speaking patriotic people” is already
tiring and hard enough.
The President’s visit and reassurance of course was rebutted by the Chinese as usual.
For China, parts of Arunachal is South Tibet, thus under “illegal Indian occupation”.
Do we say more about where we belong when the fact is that we vote every five years
and send three elected representatives to Indian Parliament?
Easier said than done. But it is time both countries come to a conclusion on the
contentious border issue. One hopes for an agreement similar to the one carried out
in 1996 on Line of Actual Control.
While we wait for a border agreement mutually agreeable to both countries, in the
meantime instead of usual rhetoric, it would be a step forward if Border Personnel
Meetings are made more effective and spread to all border posts in between the two
nations. After all, these are a supposed platform for strengthening friendship and
peace along the border.
It is a well known fact that there are intrusions along the India-China border and
if these border meetings are made more effective, other than becoming just customary,
it could go a long way in controlling the intrusions from both sides.
And one other major impediment is stapled visa issued to the Arunachalees and people
from Jammu and Kashmir by the Chinese. The worst affected have been the sportspersons
who are often turned away from the immigration counter.
Few notable objections apart, yours truly is not sure if there is any Indian initiative
on this worthy to be reported or informed to the people of the country.
In the long run, however it will not be the visa or the border problems alone that
will be the cause of concerns. There is already growing disillusionment among the
young people because of lack of livelihood options, so perhaps it would be advisable
to also look into problems of unemployment. “Jai Hind” or speaking Hindi is not going
to feed the hungry mouth or wandering mind.
CM exhorts people to be self-employed
SAGALEE, Dec 3: Chief Minister Nabum Tuki today inaugurated the newly created CO
headquarter at Parang Circle. The foundation stone of the Circle HQ, Parang was
laid on January 24, 2001. He also laid foundation stone of three new projects namely-
Water Supply Scheme at Parang funded under NLCPR at an estimated cost of Rs. 492.94
lacs, the Anti Erosion Flood Control Work at Parang River at an stimated cost of
Rs.442.86 lacs funded under DONER NEC and Construction of Link Road from Parang to
Seema-Gangtung with an estimated cost of Rs.20.86 crores funded under NABARD,RIDF.
The construction works of office infrastructure of CO HQ have been completed by the
PWD Sagalee Division. The Water Supply Scheme is being executed by the Department
of PHE & Water Supply and the Anti erosion Flood Control work under execution by
the Department of WRD. The construction of link road from Parang to Seema-Gangtung
village will be executed by Rural Work Department. Chief minister was accompanied
by Parliamentary Secretary (Planning & Development) and Doimukh MLA Nabam Rebia
The Chief Minister in his speech apeal to the people not to depend on Govt job only
but to be a good enterpreuners to earn one’s livelihood. Govt jobs are limited and
difficult to find out due to active competitions. The sanctioned posts are very few
but aspirants are more due to increase of educated unemployed youths every year.
Even for a few limited posts, numbers of applicants are increasing. Instead of running
after for govt. job people should work hard in the field of agriculture, horticulture,
fishy culture, Goatery, Poultry, Dairy, Rearing of Mithun etc as it enhance the economy
of an individual. As an instance educated youth should ready to serve in other country
too instead of seeking job in own’s state or country, he said.
The CM disclosed that his govt. have hiked the GBs honorarium and GB will be provided
free water supply and two points electrical power supply.
The Chief Minister Health Insurance scheme to cater to the needy poor patient who
cannot afford to bear huge medical expenses is also under active consideration of
his Govt, he disclosed. The construction of 30 bedded Hospital at Parang Circle
is near completion and will be fully equipped to cater the need of patients. The
people need not go outside for treatment after commission of the Hospital, he said.
On the people’s demand regarding tender process of the projects, the chief minister
clarified that as per the Govt. of India (CAG ) and Supreme Court rulling, tendering
process are mandatory to get release of central funds.Therefore, some sort of internal
understanding have to be sorted out by the villagers with the executing agencies.
On the occassion Nabam Rebia appealed the people of Parang to maintain the spirit
of secularism and ensure communal harmony. He also appealed to the public to make
Sagalee a Model ADC HQ which can be role model for all other District and Sub-Division
of the state.
During the function all Head of offices Sagalee,PR members and GBs of Parang circle
were present, according to an official release.
APPDSU gives 10 days for action
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: All Papum Pare District Students Union (APPDSU) in a complaint letter
to the Chief Secretary demanded immediate cancellation of land allotment order issued
to Talo Potom, CEO cum ADM from DC, Capital Complex.
The Union claimed that against his 500 Sq mtr allotted area, he is in illegal physical
occupation of 11,313.76 sq mtr by encroaching Itafort the protected monumental area
of national heritage. It further said “he did not maintain the distance mentioned
in the letter of Director Research issued on January 19, 2000 to D.C. Capital Complex
and carried out massive earth cutting activities within Zero distance, which shows
the clear-cut violation of the laid dawn norms.”
Demanding restoration of Itafort boundary to its original shape as per the original
map, the Union further called for immediate withdrawal of official power conferred
upon Potom for his alleged misuse of it and also demanded criminal proceedings against
him alleging excavating and defacing monumental area.
It further said that all structures erected illegally by the officer in the vicinity
of protected Monument Area should be evicted. The state Govt should constitute a
committee immediately with high ranking officer not below the rank of joint secretary
as CEO in place of Talo Potom to continue eviction drive in the Capital Complex as,
the union said, Potom himself is an encroacher.
The Union urged the CS to fulfill its 6 points memorandum within 10 days, failing
which the union shall be compelled to stage peaceful dharna in front of Chief Secretary’s
office on Dec 16.
Chayangtajo and its peculiar facts!
Ajit Tajo Sonam
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Most of the people might take it as farcical statement but it is
the facts we are facing today. Everyone has far-fetched ideas about the leaders,
departments and other executing agencies but none of them ever tried to realize the
facts and try to come up with the solid ideas and solution that might help us prosper
and progress at the par with other developed places.
Since my childhood days I heard lot of people talking about development of area and
its economic progress. As a child I always believed that when I grow up, our place
would be better and developed like other great cities, I always hoped that Chayangtajo
could be no less than Switzerland. When I was young we had State Transport buses
plying and people made use of such facility. And then I believed that one day Railways
and Airport will also come into existence at my doorsteps after few decades. But
progress has advanced in the ironical path and everything deteriorated as the year
passes by. It went in reverse direction. Then we had Bus and trucks on the road
but now we have seen that vehicles has reduced their size to just having two wheels
to somehow accommodate themselves with the present condition of roads we have. Bus
has reduced to size of Tata Sumo and Truck to Tata Mobile. The fares charged is sky
I don’t want to be so critical to anyone but would like to put light on the prevailing
situation to the concern people. During past few years we have observed lot of infrastructural
development activities been taking place, be it complying with quality aspects or
not? Most importantly, one question often creeps in my mind “will all those infrastructural
development be useful or will it be used?” While people of Chayangtajo and its periphery
who were supposed to be using all those infrastructures are migrating to other places
and settling at Seppa, Itanagar etc in the search of better and conducive place to
Meanwhile Administrative officers and their subordinates are also absconding from
Chayangtajo as a criminal absconds from police. Sadness is at its height when we
see those deserted office buildings, Government quarters, School buildings, deserted
road and market. Moreover, some governmental buildings have vanished without any
Government employees who are posted to Chayangtajo have sheltered themselves at Seppa
and others at Itanagar. They seldom visit their posting place. Their private home
has become a virtual office; all the official matters are said and done at their
home. I don’t want to ridicule our so called intellectuals and public leaders but
the bitter truth is that most of them builds’ fancy buildings at Itanagar and never
return to their villages. Yet they play hypocritical politics in the name of developments
of area. They often talk against the corruption but at end they just become the part
Sadly our people think that the MLA is only source of income. This could be the real
menace that hampers the development and it hinders the way of equal progress to each
and everyone. One with the blessing of MLA is becoming rich and one against is struggling
hard to survive whereas some have chosen other violent ways to earn their livelihood.
Sadly everyone wants power so that they can earn money the same way as other MLAs
does. Meanwhile some opportunists are getting ample chance to earn through vote bank
People should realize that the money could be generated and economic development
could be achieved when our place is well developed and can accommodate people from
Govt sector and other self entrepreneur and businessmen from outside. Precisely when
huge numbers of population resides in that place then local people will get chance
to earn some cash and get the share of the incomes of those residing people by running
local market like selling locally available, fish, vegetables, firewood, plot of
Now all of above aspects depends so much on completion of Seppa-Chayangtajo road,
the life line of the connected areas. Without better road dreaming of development
is more or less like a bucket hanging upside down. Other civic amenities and infrastructural
development is just some kind of wasting public fund in absence of proper road connectivity.
Ever since Gammon India Pvt Ltd took up Seppa-Chayangtajo road construction work
we were assured many times that project shall be completed within a year or two.
However it has not been completed on time and now blame game has started. PWD and
Gammon India blames on mischievous act of local goons whereas local people counter
blames on Gammon India and PWD for delay. Amidst the course of blame game work progress
has stopped, there’s certainly some disparity within which needs to be unearthed.
Discrepancies is need to be meted out so that each and every one of concern areas
should give their support and helping hands for the earlier completion of Seppa to
Chayangtajo road. Moreover some lunatic people always use this road issues to play
vote bank politics. Come on, this is not appreciated at all. If we really want to
see changes then we should participate and give our feedbacks for proper execution
of work. The said stretches of road falls under the jurisdictions of four MLAs of
East kameng, I wish they come up collectively for early completion of work.
When this road is completed and well maintained then only we can think about development
of other civic amenities and infrastructures. Then we can dream of bigger and larger
town or city. For example Chayangtajo could expand its area and peripheral cluster
of villages could become a landmark sectors or colonies. Likewise it applies to other
circle headquarters like Pipu, Sawa and rest of the places in Arunachal Pradesh.
Now the need of the hour is each one of us, be it public leaders, PRI Leaders, Govt
employees, students, farmers, common people should leave the greed behind because
greediness and charity is hard to go hand in hand. So, let us collectively put our
energy and ideas to bring ‘a city back to villages’. Mind it; you won’t be doing
it for others rather it would be for yourself, for your place, for your people, for
your children and for the next generations. “Go into the world and do well. But more
importantly, go into the world and do Good. My hope still is to leave the world a
bit better than when I got here.” (Writer is native citizen of Chayangtajo and member
of Green Pioneer)
International Day for Differently Abled Persons celebrated
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: The International Day for Differently Abled Persons was organized
by the department of Social Justice and Empowerment &Tribal Affairs, Government of
Arunachal Pradesh here at Banquet hall today for the first time in the state.
This program aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage
support for their dignity, rights and well being. The highlights of the program were
the distribution of aids and appliances like wheelchair, walking sticks, blind sticks
and hearing aids etc along with disability certificates.
The dignitaries present in the programme include Yumsem Matey, Parliamentary Secretary
& H.K. Paliwal, Chief Secretary.
Michi Omo and Talo Tama demonstrated beautiful showpieces and accessories made
by them at home. It was inspiring to see their achievements in spite of their disabilities.
Additionally children of DPM School, Chimpu & children and adult from the various
part of the state participated in the cultural program showcasing their talent.
Voicing the same thoughts, the dignitaries said that since persons with disabilities
face barriers in their everyday life, they should be encouraged in overcoming those
Matey extended his full support to the department for the upliftment of Disabled
persons and also said that a program to visit the far flunged villages of Arunachal
to find people with disability and help to cure them should be initiated.
The program was also attended by Tao Tebin, Director and Shalini Verma, Secretary
of Social Justice and Empowerment &Tribal Affairs and other dignitaries.
The “World Disability Day” was also celebrated at DIET Auditorium Changlang today.
The programme was organized by the District Administration in collaboration with
the District Health Society Changlang.
Speaking on the occasion, Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav stressed that
such celebration is essential to focus the problems faced by the people with disability
(PWD). “We must help and try to solve their problems to minimize the suffering,”
the DC said also reminded of the recently concluded Mega Health Camp the “Windows
of Hope” where screening done by a team of doctors, 84 persons with cent percent
disability certificates were distributed to avail the flagship scheme, the CM’s Disability
Pension Scheme, the financial assistance of rupees one thousand per month.
She further informed that, more health camp would be organized in the uncovered
areas like Miao, Bordumsa and Diyun Administrative circles to extend health facilities
to the needy poor villagers. Also, an “Eye camp” is being fixed from December 10-12
next at District Hospital Changlang. The eye specialists would carry out cataract
operation. The district administration would provide spectacles free of cost to the
needy people. She appealed officers, ICDS workers and PR Members to carry forward
the message among the villagers to avail the rear opportunity.
Dr. P. Dutta, DMO Changlang, said that disability is an umbrella term, covering impairments,
activity limitation and participation restrictions. It is not just a health problem,
it is a complex phenomenon, reflecting the interaction between features of a person’s
body and feature of the society in which he or she lives. They also needs the health
care like immunization, cancer screening etc. The evidence suggests that PWD face
barriers in accessing the health and rehabilitation service, they need in many settings,
On the occasion, Disability Certificates were given away by the Deputy Commissioner
to the people with disability. The DC advised the people particularly to youths with
partial disability to obtain certificate to apply for various Govt. schemes like
financial assistance and to apply for jobs kept under reservation. DIPRO
Buddhist believers, MP pay last obeisance to mortal remains of RT Jigmey
SHERGAON, Dec 03: A pall of gloom has descended over the Lhagyala Monastery and the
Morshing valley as the multitude of grieving Buddhist believers thronged the 7th
century old monastery to pay their last obeisance to the mortal remains of Rinpoche
Thupten Jigmey who died on 29 November last. The ‘physical body’ of the abbot would
be cremated tomorrow morning.
Born in Thembang village under Dirang circle, the abbot who was in his 9th incarnation
played an important role in the socio-religious life of the area and much revered
by the worshippers.
Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy also air-dashed to the Monastery and paid his respect to
the mortal remains of the abbot. Conveying his condolence to the believers and abbot’s
relatives, he said the untimely departure of Rinpoche has left a void in the state
in the form of a socio-religious leader. He brought a little solace to the mourners
when he assured 1 crore for widening of the dilapidated approach road from Morshing
to the Monastery; and another 10 lakh for the construction of Rinpoche’s chorten
Consoling the grievers, Sanjoy hoped that Rinpoche would reincarnate sooner to continue
his incomplete works and to serve the people. Also expressing his condolence over
the demise of TT Lama, SP (SIT), who died on 30 at Bomdila following a cardiac arrest,
he said that it was a sad week for the people of the region with the loss of two
Tourism and RWD Minister Pema Khandu urged the people to be resilient and bounce
back from the grief. He also urged the Tsopa (Trust) looking after the monastery
to ‘work list’ so as the govt could help them in all possible ways.
Chief Advisor to CM T N Thongdok, Parliamentary Secretary (Science & Technology)
Phurpa Tsering, West Kameng DC AK Singh and Dr Leki Wangchuk also paid their obeisance
besides a host of other dignitaries.
According to a ritual, the body of the abbot is cremated on the 7th day. The Monastery
(Gonpa in local dialect), is situated on the mountainside, overlooking the Morshing
valley at Morshing. It is about 25 km from Shergaon. Lhagyala means the repository
of more than hundred large icons.
People’s cooperation sought to conserve bio-diversity
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: Expressing serious concern over rampant earth cutting in and around
Capital Complex, Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goel has asked the people to stop such
earth cutting to avoid man-made disaster. He was addressing a gathering during one
day training and awareness programme on forest fire, deforestation, soil and water
conservation within the vicinity of Capital Complex, organized by the State Forest
Research Institute (SFRI) and supported by State CAMPA here at Lor Pota village Tuesday.
Stating that the climate change and global warming have become a serious issue threatening
the present environment, he appealed to all to conserve natural resources in order
to beautify the capital complex and maintain ecological balance as well.
“Because of rampant earth cutting and jhum cultivation, land erosion is witnessed
every year and various rivers are drying up. So, we have to conserve both soil and
forest to save it from further destruction”, he said. He also sought the people’s
cooperation in checking illegal hunting and selling of wildlife meat in the market.
“Quick information sharing is necessary to stop such illegal activities. Be courageous
and have self discipline in conserving the natural resources for the upcoming generation
of the state”, the DC added.
He stressed the need for making proper plan before developing any infrastructure/
projects in the capital.
Informing that Itanagar is very vulnerable to natural disasters like earthquake,
landslide etc., SFRI scientist R K Taj said that indiscriminate earth cutting, jhumming
and forest fire in and around capital complex have caused substantial damage to the
environment. He said that deforestation causes climate change, rise in temperature,
loss of flora and fauna, water scarcity, soil fertility loses and erosion.
Terming Arunachal Pradesh as power house of oxygen, the Scientist asked the people
to stop jhum cultivation and to prevent forest fire and to maintain greenery.
Speaking as resource person, Itanagar Biological Park (Zoo) curator Raya Flago exhorted
all to stop wanton killing of wild animal and birds to maintain ecology and promote
“Wanton killing of wildlife has posed great threat to the existence of many animals,”
Describing the botanical garden as state asset, he appealed to the people living
near the zoo to help protect it from destruction and illegal encroachment.
Social activist and entrepreneur Sama Dodum on behalf of the people stated that complain
has been lodged on many occasions regarding illegal hunting and land encroachment
to the Governor and PCCF, but nothing has been done in this regard.
Dodum, who also is authorized to look after the famous Ganga Lake (Gekar Sinyi),
appealed to all to fight together against destruction of the Mother Nature.
While sharing her experience how the population of crows and monkeys is decreasing
day by day, 11 Bath-Ganga ZPM Techi Mecha appealed the DC to visit villages to educate
the people of the need to protect wildlife.
Journalist Gandhi Darang suggested the villagers on various water harvesting techniques,
water pollution and its mitigation measures. He also expressed the eco-tourism potential
within the vicinity of capital complex.
Kara Topu, Gram Panchayat Member of Batt-Lor village expressed his gratitude to Forest
Department and Capital administration for conducting such awareness programme at
Earlier, Capital DC along with his IAS colleague BM Mishra distributed artificial
hornbill beaks to the gaon burahs and senior members of the village in order to discourage
hunting of hornbill.
PRI members, GBs and villagers from Lor Pota and Bat villages attended the daylong
More than 2500 benefitted from health camp
KHONSA: Dec 3: A 3-day medical health camp was held from December 29 at Niaunu, Niausa
Longkhaw, Sennua, Pongchau and Khasa.
The health camp was carried out by a team of experts and Medical Officers from Naharlagun,
Pasighat, Khonsa and Longding led by the Jt Director, NVBD CP, Naharlagun, Dr. Hage
Taki. A number of para-medical workers also took part in the camp and many more para-
medical workers from CHC, Longding.
More than 2500 patients benefited during the health camp.
The Chief of Longkhaw Wangpo Wangham and Nokha Boham, ASM, Senua expressed their
gratitude to the Parliamentary Secretary, IPR Thangwang Wangham for taking initiative
in conducting the Health Camp for the poor patients of various remote villages. They
also appealed the government of Arunachal Pradesh for holding such camp with sufficient
health experts and medicines. The Chiefs of Khasa, Niausa, Niaunu, Longkhaw, Senua,
Pongchau also expressed their gratitude to the Medical Team.
Earlier, Dr. Hage Taki, Jt. Director (NVBDCP), Naharlagun suggested all the Wancho
Churches leaders, youth leaders of Longding to motivate the village people to live
with hygienic life and to use boiled water.
DMO Longding Dr. N. Lowang also appreciate local MLA Thangwang Wangham, Parl. Secy.
Horticulture, Honchun Ngandam, Deputy Commissioner, Longding, Dr. Hage Taki, Jt.
Director NVBDCP, Naharlagun, Dr. J. Gibi, MD GH Pasighat and other medical officers
and officials who directly or indirectly supported for the success of Health Camp.
As per the report 109 died in between October – November. Niausa village- 12 Death
case, Niaunu -16, Longkhaw -13, Senua-9, Khasa -11, Pongchau -14, Konnu-13, Konsa-6,
Jagan- 6, Votnu-6, Bonia-3. DIPRO
KK DLVMC meeting held
KOLORIANG, Dec 3: The District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee (DLVMC) meeting
of Kurung Kumey district was held under the chairmanship of Daniel Teli, Chairman,
DLVMC RD at Conference Hall, Koloriang on Nov 28 last.
Presiding over the meeting Teli asked the executing agencies such as DRDA, BDOs,
EEs of RWD, PWD, PHE not to repeat the mistake already made earlier but set example
where other districts would follow the execution process to guarantee that the contracted
objectives are met. He urged the PRIs and Project Director, DRDA to select genuine
beneficiaries of IAY programme. He informed the house that Indira Awas Yojna (IAY)
beneficiaries should be a widow, physically challenged, widow of ex-Army man, or
daily wage earner but a teacher, GPM, ASM, public leader and its workers can’t avail
this benefit. While informing the decision taken at the State level meeting he directed
the PD and BDOs not to make any payment to anybody without work under Integrated
Watershed Management Programs (IWMP). He urged the agencies to correct the track
record which is very poor in Kurung Kumey District in implementation of IWMP scheme.
He directed the BDOs to delete the names of the State Govt employees whose names
are entered under MGNREGA schemes and select the genuine only. Any complaint regarding
wrong selection of beneficiaries, mis-appropriation / diversion of funds or none
comply of Ministry’s guidelines may lodge to Deputy Commissioner who is also Member
Secretary of the DLVMC.
Teli also directed the head of departments to massively engage the PRIs in all RD
related programs and speed up execution of all the programs during winter session.
Neglecting them would provoke misunderstanding and bad relationship said Teli.
G. Ete DC Kurung Kumey asked the executing agencies to submit monthly progress report
and cultivate the habit of work culture in every sphere. He highlighted the importance
and necessary to have acquaintances about guidelines of various programs. He further
urged the PR members to cooperate and help the departments in all ongoing works.
Explaining the functioning of the Panchayat Raj Institution, Sangha Tagi, Chairperson-
Zilla Parishad, urged the head of department to make mandatory use of PRIs leaders
in all developmental works. He also recommended the Chairman DLVMC to exercise preventive
vigilance to ensure that physical and financial irregularities of funds are avoided
and take strict action against the defaulter. He further urged the implementing agencies
to allow manual contract work system in some cases as it would reduce huge burden
of the department.
Poor performance of the construction of some PMGSY roads was discussed seriously
by the ZPMs and urged Chairman DLVMC to take stringent action against the contractors.
The Executive Engineer, PHED, RWD and PWD gave presentation of physical and financial
achievements and status of various ongoing and completed programs.
Pisa Tatup, PD DRDA in his speech said that the primary objective of the meeting
is to effectively monitor the implementation of the schemes and programmes of the
Ministry of Rural Development and to ensure the people for the purpose for which
they are meant.
The APOs of DRDA, DLVMC members and chairpersons of Anchal Samity of Block Panchayat
attended the meeting, according to an official release.
Workshop on sustainable drinking water and sanitation
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: A week-long mega block level workshop on sustainable drinking water
supply and sanitation was conducted in Upper Subansiri district.
It kicked off from the district headquarter Daporijo on November 21 at Singik hall
organized by Public Health Engineering and Water Supply Division, Daporijo.
Highlighting the aim and objective of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA), EE (PHE & WS)
on the inaugural function at Daporijo on November 21 Niapung Konia stressed on the
need of the involvement of PRIs in implementation of NRDWP and NBA programme. NRDWP
guidelines recognize and make a provision to hand over the responsibility for operation
and maintenance of intra village drinking water supply system to PRIs, he said.
In his speech, Mayan Kino, AE, PHESD, Nacho explained about the importance of formation
of village water and sanitation committee (VWSC). To achieve this goal of drinking
water security, the GP have to form VWSC to mobilize communities, educate them and
ensure that they get the training and technical support from District Water and Sanitation
Mission (DWSM), he said. Both the District Consultant Tanga Nima and Osum Konia also
spoke in the programme.
Similar workshop led by Consultants, Block Coordinators and Lab Assistant were conducted
in various blocks, namely Puchigeko, Dumpurijo, Chetam and Giba. And it concluded
at Sippi under Chetam block on November 28 where Dr. T Miji, MO, District Hospital,
Daporijo highlighted the relationship between water, health and sanitation. While
explaining on various water borne diseases, like malaria, typhoid, dysentery, diarrhea,
jaundice etc, he advised the villagers to keep personal hygiene and village sanitation.
A good number of panchayat members and public participated in the training programme.
Later, field test kits were distributed to all GPCs present in the workshop by A
Lamrah, AE, PHESD, Dumpurijo.
Central Bank of India branch opens at Ziro
ZIRO, Dec 03: 40 customers opened bank account with cash transaction of Rs.13. 9
lakhs during the opening day of Central Bank of India (CBI) branch at Ziro yesterday.
The branch was formally inaugurated by Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo in presence
of I/c Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Nending Chatung SDO, Khoda Ruja, director
textile & handicraft, EAC TR Tapu, Dy. Director, textile & handicraft, CBI’s Dr.
Regional Manager, Utpal Baruah, Bazaar Committees.
While welcoming the CBI here, MLA said that people of the district has faced great
difficulties in transaction with the only nationalized bank SBI in the locality as
their work gone up to many fold with the compulsion transaction of the salaries of
the govt. servants. As such, the bank was found crowded whole the day during first
fortnight of the month and due to which general public faced great difficulties.
With coming up of CBI at the door step, people will get relieved considerably, he
Suggesting bank authorities to create friendly atmosphere with the people to attract
into their stride, Richo appealed them to conduct awareness campaign in village level
on the subject matter related to agriculture, horticulture or in such other fields.
He also appealed them to share the burden with the SBI in respect to agricultural
loan, on PMGP schemes etc.
Earlier, the Regional Manager B P Singh in his key note address informed that the
CBI, a Govt. of India undertaking is becoming second largest bank in the country.
He informed that there are five branch offices of Central Bank of India in Arunachal
at Itanagar, Pasighat, Bomdila, Tawang and Ziro and by March next, more branches
will be opened up at Tezu, Daporijo and Seppa, he added.
LDV to expedite revenue drive
ROING, Dec 3: A meeting was convened in the office chamber of Deputy Commissioner,
Lower Dibang Valley district yesterday to discuss about revenue drive under various
departments in the district.
Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar directed the revenue department to expedite the revenue
drive. He also asked them to give the list of major defaulters either Govt, public
or the private agencies.
Assistant Commissioner, Sandeep Kr Singh, who is also looking after the Superintendent
(Tax & Excise) informed that the heavy amount of tax are kept in dues by some private
firms and Govt agencies which is a huge loss to the state exchequer. He disclosed
that Mayudia Filling Station has dues of Rs 74 Lakhs (Approx), Shantipur Filling
station has 61 Lakhs (approx) and OC GREF has due of Rs 93 Lakhs (approx) in the
last year. He informed that several notices were already served to them to clear
the pending dues. He also cleared the misconception among the general people that
escalation in prices of some of the essential commodities especially perishable items
like potato, onion, vegetables, fruits, etc in the district are not due to increase
in tax as most of the edible items are tax exempted.
Jotin Linggi, Assistant Mineral Development Officer informed that there is non-paid
royalty by some Govt Organization and Private companies under the Mineral and Mining
Department since July 2012 to June 2013 despite repeated reminders. Some of them
are 62 RCC – Rs 2,33, 24,476, 75 BRTF (1446 BCC) – Rs 1,50,000 (approx), 48 BRTF
(1446 BCC) – 9,83,000 (approx) and Indo Power Pvt Ltd – Rs 66,40, 743 (approx).
Er Napi Modi, Executive Engineer (Power) informed that the department is conducting
disconnection drive from December 10 onwards in the district against the non- paid
consumers and requested all to clear their pending bills within the notified date.
While Er Subhat Pertin, EE (PHED) also submitted the list of non-paid consumers to
the Deputy Commissioner. DIPRO
Illegal tress-passing still poses a great threat to D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary
PASIGHAT, Dec 3: The D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary here in East Siang District which
has been said gradually reviving after hunting and poaching were presumably restricted
to some extent from last 2 years is now found still to cross another big step by
prohibiting illegal tress-passing of human beings inside the Sanctuary.
The recent findings of salt lick ambush laid by hunters, killing of a bird, disappearance
of two camera trappings from the Sanctuary itself strongly testimonies the urgent
need of enhancement of vigilance and surveillance by authority concern here. The
case of disappearance of two camera trappings under mysterious circumstances that
was installed by WWF team is serious enough to gauge into the suspected movement
of hunters deep into the Sanctuary. Out of five cameras installed in different locations
inside the sanctuary, two are said to be disappeared from its location, informed
the staffs of the Sanctuary and sources from WWF has also confirmed the same. Since
the cameras were installed in the easily visible side, the hunters might have taken
it away so as to abort getting caught in the cameras, informed the sources.
On the other hand, salt lick ambush is also found laid in some locations of the Sanctuary.
The hunters mostly hunt deer through salt lick ambush as salt attracts numerous salt
licks animals like Deer, Sambar etc. A team of Daying Ering Wildlife Foundation Eco-Development
Society (DEWFEDS) a dedicated NGO fostering for wildlife and forest conservation
in the region being accompanied by staffs of the Sanctuary came across the Salt Lick
on Saturday in their survey into the sanctuary after getting several tips from sources.
In the visit, a bird was also found death into the river premises of the Sanctuary
by the DEWFEDS members who might have possibly died of either poisoning or bullet
There are also cases of electrocution of fishes going on in large scale in the river
premises of the Sanctuary which needed to be strongly restricted. In a recent incident,
a team of Sanctuary staffs are said to have came across some individuals carrying
Inverter on country boat for purpose of electrocution of fishes. But the offenders
were said to be let off only with a warning. There are many such cases of illegal
tress-passing into the Sanctuary under the guise of fishing which are suspected to
be laying salt lick, traps, snares, poisoning including hunting. Hence, alternative
or drastic pursuance of such illegalities is immediately needed from the part of
authority concern here as there are lots to be done yet. Under such illegal practices
still prevailing behind the curtain, the D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary still needs some
serious care from the department and its conservationists around.
DEWFEDS hope that the concerned authority takes adequate measures are taken to curb
out such illegalities by deploying staffs and officers on field on regular basis
as maximum possibilities of illegal tress-passes of hunters and poachers into the
Sanctuary are reported during dry and winter season after Siang River recedes from
flooding and become easily navigable.
Consumer awareness campaign conducted at New Palin
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: A day-long Consumer Awareness Campaign was conducted at Nyokum
Hall of New Palin, Kurung Kumey district on November 28 last.
Organized by the officials of the Department of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs,
Ziro, consumer related items like Package commodities, Weights and Measures, LPG
Cylinder, Posters, Banners, Booklets and pamphlets were displayed and distributed
for consumer awareness.
District Consumer Protection Officer cum Assistant Controller, Department of Legal
Metrology and Consumer Affairs, Ziro, Hage Tabin while explaining about the Consumer
Rights under the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act 1986 appealed all the
participants and common consumers in general to be aware that every consumer has
its rights with do's and don'ts.
He made a briefed report of Consumer Cases decided under the President of District
Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum, Ziro and appealed every citizen to support and
cooperate to foster the consumer protection movement to protect and promote the interest
of common consumers.
Consumers have to be aware about the quality and potency of products or services
for which they are paying; he said further stressing on the consumers to be more
responsible in exercising those rights as a consumer.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pania S Lowang attending the programme as chief guest
calling on all the participants to know their Consumer Rights as per the Consumer
Protection Act 1986 suggested the Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs, the Nodal Department,
to implement the amended Acts and Rules for the cause of Common Consumers.
She further requested the concern department to conduct surprise inspection to control
unfair trade practices by some unscrupulous traders also in transaction of Goods
Palin ZPM Rido Mina appealed all consumers as well as trading communities to cooperate
with the Department so that market can exercise fair business and consumers can fairness.
8th convocation of NLBTI conducted
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: New Life Bible Training Institute (NLBTI), Dobam village near Banderdewa,
an institute run by Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival Church Council (APCRCC),
conducted its 8th Convocation at the Chapel of the Institute located in the APCRCC’s
Mission centre where 28 graduating students were conferred degrees and certificates
in Theology and Christian ministry courses.
APCRCC president Tarh Kama while quoting the Bible from 2nd Timothy 4:2, exhorted
the students to serve the society in season and out of season with all dedication
APCRCC general secretary Evan. Tai Ete in his convocation address charged the students
to fulfil the Great Commission as written in Matthew 28:19. He also led the commissioning
Earlier, the gathering joined the rest of the world in observing the World Aids day
by wearing on the symbolic red ribbons expressing solidarity with those fighting
against the disease and extending moral support to those living with HIV and AIDS.
Later, the principal of the institute Rev. Tinu Yangba Imchen gave away the certificates
to the passing out candidates.
Present on the occasion were, among others, APCRCC leader and deputy registrar of
RGU Dr. David Pertin, institute’s warden Evan. Likha Tassar.
The convocation was also witnessed by state’s NCP vice-president L K Yangfo, Karsingsa
ASM Kipa Taniang, APCRCC adviser Toku Nigla, vice president Alo Nibia, APCRCWW president
Assu Taba, Banderdewa Welfare Society chairman Kipa Loram, faculty members of the
Eviction of govt. land encroachers demanded
RUKSIN, Dec 03: Alleging that a bulk of government land meant for office construction
at Nari town has been encroached by government labours, the members of Nari Elite
Society (NES) and Nari Village Welfare Society (NVWS) have demanded the district
administration to take legal step against the encroachers.
NES (NGO) general secretary Ibbom Bomjen, in a statement alleged that the illegal
dwellers have constructed grain-store, cowshed, pig sty and other structures for
their own and thereby polluting the atmosphere of the surroundings. The NGO repeatedly
moved the authority to demolish the temporary structures and evict the encroachers
of government land, but nothing has been fruited so far, he said.
Expressing concern over the allegation against his society by All Arunachal Pradesh
Workers’ Union (AAPWU), Bomjen further alleged that the encroachers in the name of
labour union resorting a well-panned conspiracy against the NGO members and trying
to mislead the administration.
Supporting the NES statement, the secretary of NVWE, Tahen Miroh said the government
employees dwelling in temporary houses in the township are rearing domestic beasts,
which is polluting the atmosphere in the area. According to him, NES conducted “cleanliness
drive” to make the township free from dumping of animal faeces and which deserves
appreciation from all quarters.
Official information reveals that the district administration during September, 1996
passed a prohibitory order against construction of cowshed, pigsty or setting up
temporary houses within the heart of Nari town. But, the government employees (workers/
labours) dwelling therein are not obeying the order and thereby violating the legitimate
"The local administration had warned the encroachers of punishment under the provisions
of law, but significantly, nothing action has been taken so far regarding their non-Compliances",
the NGO members alleged.
CCLAPF team calls on Development Commissioner, finance
ITANAGAR, Dec 03: A team of Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF)
today called on the Development Commissioner (Finance), who is also the Chairman
of the Govt. constituted Committee to look into the contentious land occupation and
allotment issue in the Capital Complex to discuss about the activities undertaken
so far by the Committee.
The CCLAPF team was appalled at the callousness of the government machinery when
the DCF revealed that although he was aware of the formation of the above Committee,
but he was yet to receive its Order officially. To this, the visiting CCLAPF team
handed over a copy of the order, vide which the above Committee was constituted by
the Govt. way back on dtd. 22.10.2013, to the DCF and advised him to work with all
seriousness so that this vexed issue can be solved once and for all.
The CCLAPF team reminded the DCF that thousands of lives are at stake and entire
populations of affected families are waiting with a high hope for an acceptable and
practical solution from the present team of Govt. constituted Committee.
After hearing the pleas of the CCLAPF team, the DCF advised the visiting team to
get in touch with the Secretary (Land Management) cum Member Secretary of the Govt.
constituted Committee, and said that as this is a land related issue, he will lean
heavily on the advises and comments of the Secretary (LM) while preparing and submitting
the detailed report to the government.
The CCLAPF team also met the Secretary (Home & Vigilance) and apprised her about
the anomalies on the recently issued Order (No. VIG-13/2013/388 Dtd. 20/11/2013,)
regarding the need for taking into account the government land encroachment cases,
etc. of the incumbent(s) in the DPC for promotion in services. The team urged the
Secretary (Home & Vigilance) to review the above order in right earnest and revoke
all the Executive Orders ‘requiring’ land encroachment cases, etc. data in settling
the retirement dues and in promotion in services immediately without any pre-conditions.
Rang-Frah Govt. College ties-up with Sunbeam Inc. Kolkata for soft-skill development
ITANAGAR, Dec 3: Rang Frah Govt. College Changlang in collaboration with Sunbeam
Inc, Kolkata organized a one-day Soft-Skill training programme on November 27.
Such training programme will enhance the employability skills of general graduates
which most employers looked for. While general education and experience may make
one to eligible to apply for a job, but to be successful at the job one needs to
exhibit a mix of skills ‘employability skills’. Employability or ‘soft skills' are
the foundation of career building blocks, and they are lacking in school-leavers,
graduates and those already in employment. Gone are the days when a Bachelor or
Masters degree would act as a passport to a dream job for a young man or woman. Nowadays,
employers want more from employees, particularly those that qualify as graduates.
What they want are individuals who possess a good amount of ‘soft skills’. Soft skills
are the personality that is coming to the forefront as professional assets - problem
solving, teamwork and adaptability to change. The truth is, we have transitioned
to a society where it is important to have knowledge but also critical to have the
skills to deal with people, find solutions to problems and be adaptable in a world
that is shrinking rapidly to meld more multi-culturism at the work place.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. K. Megu, Principal, highlighted the importance of Soft-Skills
and assured the students that more such programme will be organized which will enhance
the generic skill and employability of graduates. Co-ordinator of the Career & Counselling
Unit, P. G. Tago brief the students that, Rang-Frah Govt. College is the first college
in the state wherein professional services from Private sector has been made available
for the benefits of the students. After next round of such programme, placement dives
will be carried out by all the business houses which had tied-up with Sunbeam Inc.
Kolkata, According to an official release.
The Gauhati High Court constituted committee to study technical feasibility for construction
of a Greenfield airport in Itanagar visited both Karsingsa and Hollongi site. The
team which landed yesterday afternoon at Naharlagun helipad is headed by Justice
Retd AC Upadhyay. The other committee members include Anil Kumar Jain, director of
aerodrome, Saranjit Singh, director of land reforms, Govt. of India, JP Singh, director
of North East and Home affairs, Govt of India and Shilpa Shinde, Home Secretary Govt
of Arunachal Pradesh.
The tussle between Karsingsa and Hollongi over airport site had resulted in PIL being
filed at Gauhati High Court challenging the proposal of Airport Authority of India
(AAI) to shift the project from Karsingsa to Hollongi. The Gauhati high court in
its judgment passed on August 30 this year had ordered formation of the committee
after hearing the PIL. It is for the committee and Gauhati High Court to decide the
site for construction of airport after thoroughly studying every nuance. However
for the ordinary citizen what matters is just coming up of airport in the vicinity
of capital complex. It is quite troublesome to travel all the way to Guwahati to
Especially during Assam bandh call it becomes more difficult. The college students
and medical patient is the worst sufferer in such situation. Therefore for the benefit
of Arunachalee citizen, the Green Field Airport should be constructed at the earliest.
The government of Arunachal and AAI should try to end this impasse by keeping in
mind the interest of all the stakeholders.