December 27

ASUM members donate blood

ITANAGAR, Dec 26:   Arunachal Students Union, Mumbai (ASUM) conducted a blood donation camp at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai on December 24 last.   This is for the first time that the Arunachalee students  organized a blood donation camp and donated blood in a famous hospital at Mumbai.  It is worth mentioning here that large number of patients from Arunachal are visiting the Hospital for medical purpose.

Meanwhile, ASUM  reiterated the state Govt to make the Arunachal Bhawan functional. The Bhawan is fully ready  but the state Govt  did not take any steps to utilize the Bhawan, the union said.



CCLAPF calls on LM secy

ITANAGAR, Dec 26: A team of the Capital Complex Land Affected Peoples’ Forum (CCLAPF) led by its Chairman Takam Dari Sojik today called on the Secretary (Land Management) Belatee Pertin, who is also the Member Secretary of the stated government constituted committee to look into the present land occupation and allotment imbroglio of the capital complex.

During the meeting,  the CCLAPF team requested the Secretary (LM) to take up the present case in a very holistic manner as thousands of indigenous peoples’ lives are at stake. The visiting team exuded full confidence that the present people friendly state government would not take any decision which would be detrimental to the interest of its own people.  The Secretary (LM) on his part has assured to look into the matter, according to a Forum release.


Bandh called off

ITANAGAR, Dec 26: Exuding faith on the state Government in carrying out their written assurance on its demands and convinced with the matured steps taken by the Nyishi Elite Society (NES) in this regard, the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) decided to call off the proposed 24 hours Capital bandh on 27th December.

The NES in a release informed that on invitation of the Government, the NES delegation led by its president Bengia Tolum held a hectic parley with Chief Minister yesterday on ANYA demands and obtained written assurance from the Government side to expedite re-organization/creation process of the two reasonable and overdue districts, namely, Pakke-Kessang and Khemle districts and to fulfill other demands.  Later, the NES executive team had a detailed discussion with the executive members of ANYA led by its president  Bamang Thaji and General Secretary Kumar Tajo on the assurance given by the Govt.  However, ANYA requested the NES to ensure that a tangible work on the process of preparatory works and reporting stage of survey and public hearing from the Government is ensured, according to a release issued by the NES.


AMSU opposes visit of CM & Governor

ITANAGAR, Dec 26: The All Mishmi Students Union has decided to go for bandh call in the twin districts of Lohit and Anjaw during proposed visit of Chief Minister to Tezu and that of Governor at Walong. The union decided to call bandh in response to indifferent attitude of the state government and authorities regarding the traumatic incident that occurred on the night of 27th September which left a deep scar in the minds of public.

In spite of several representations, appraisals and memorandums submitted to the Chief Minister, Governor, DGP and other high ranking officials, the government has maintained a dubious silence on the issue even after 3 months from the date of incident. Such high handed attitude of the local administration and the representative together with the callous attitude of the state government has led to extreme disappointment and hopelessness to the victims of the 27th Sept' incident in securing justice. Therefore, All Mishmi Students Union has unanimously decided to call bandh in the twin districts on whichever date chief minister and the governor visits.


Training cum Exposure visit for progressive farmers under NAIP

ITANAGAR, Dec 26: Two days training cum exposure visit for 14 progressive farmers of Upper Subansiri and West Siang district under NAIP project was organized at Lakshmi Agriculture Multipurpose Project, Pabhoi in Biswanath Charali Assam recently.

The farmers were trained in the field of organic farming, paddy cum pisciculture, vermicompost, bio-pesticides, system of rice intensification (SRI).  

During interaction session with Peggy Caswell and Weil Turner, Fertile ground, Canada advised the participating farmers to adopt organic farming.

Exposure visits were also arranged to the research farm of Baiswanath College of Agriculture, to witness the recent cultivation technologies of rubber, tea, spices, banana and flowers. At the same time they got acquainted with different farm machineries and tools in North Eastern Regional Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institute, Biswanath Chirali (Assam). This programme was lead by Dr Raghuveer Singh, Scientist, ICAR, Arunachal Pradesh centre, Basar.


Adopt mechanism

without delay: SUMA

ITANAGAR, Dec 26: Reminding the state Govt of its assurance given to the Union on Dec 1 last, Students Union Movement of Arunachal Pradesh (SUMA) today  urged the Govt to seriously consider formation of various committees within 1st week of January next to mitigate the ‘social menace’.

Delay on part of GoAP in adopting mechanisms shall dissuade the interest of indigenous people of the state and shall invite social unrest in days to come, the SUMA said. Meanwhile, SUMA president Biri Tabing, while expressing dismay over the irresponsible approach towards its assurance for constituting committee, warned the state Govt to expedite the process or else the union shall be bound to go for democratic movement.


Two houses gutted at Sido

PASIGHAT, Dec 26: As reported by the Koyu Anchal Block ZPM Takir Kakki, houses of Yapak Dabii and Tajong Siram of Sido village, about 70 km away from Nari Sub-divisional headquarter, were reduced to ashes in a massive fire that broke out at about 10.30 AM on Dec 24 last and all household items including other properties were destroyed in the devastating fire.  

ZPM  Kakki along with OC Tapir Mingki met the victims and handed over Rs. 2000 and utensils to each families. Expressing shock over fire accident, Kakki asked all to take necessary precautions and be careful while handling fire to prevent such incident. DIPRO


APF asks for re-allocation of nomenclature of Hapoli

ITANAGAR, Dec 26: The Apatani People’s forum (APF) has asked for re-allocation of nomenclature of Hapoli in its geographical location.

In its letter submitted to the DC seeking to issue notification for the change in nomenclature, it said, Ziro and Hapoli are two geographical locality of Lower Subansiri district and are located at 8 kilometres apart just like Naharlagun and Itanagar. But officially Hapoli is addressed as Ziro. Office of the DC, Ziro, Higher Secondary School, Ziro are all located in Hapoli. It is a misnomer of the official location.

It is historical that Ziro was an administrative centre of NEFA. It was later shifted to Hapoli. But geographical address was not changed for the reason best known to the then administrator.

As of today, Ziro and Hapoli are two separate circles. Ziro is a notified SDO headquarter whereas Hapoli is a district headquarters of Lower Subansiri district. The official anonym of Hapoli is likely to hinder the political, administrative, economical and geographical development not only of Lower Subansiri district but of entire state.


Orgs seek immediate relief for fire victims

ITANAGAR, Dec 26: Claiming that the dwelling houses of Gida Kago, Giogi Logu and Biri Pegi at Bazar Line under SDO headquarters Sangram were gutted down to ashes in a devastating fire accident on December 21 last, the Nyobia Youth Association and Nyapin Nyobia Sangram Phassang Students Union (NNSPSU) have appealed the district administration and local MLA to provide immediate relief and adequate compensation for rehabilitation of the fire victims.


Association donates relief materials to fire victims

ITANAGAR, Dec 26:   The All Bameng Constituency Social Welfare Association led by its president Pawan Sonam and GS Rinya Biyu has donated relief materials such as utensils and blankets to the fire victims of Lapung Village where 14 houses were burnt down in early December. The similar relief materials were provided by Akhil Bharatiya Vikas Parishad, East Kameng Unit in collaboration with Nyedar Namlo Seppa.  Both organizations later assured all possible help to the fire victims in rebuilding their dwelling houses.



News Impact

Doctor goes missing, search operation on

SEPPA, Dec 26: Doctor Okit Peyang, posted at Bana in East Kameng district, has reportedly gone missing on December 20, according to official sources.

East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Tarin Dakpe, who along with police, rushed to Bana on December 24 to take stock of the incident, has ordered police to launch massive search operation to trace the whereabouts of the missing doctor. He also sought help from the army posted at Tenga valley, GBs, PRI members and public. The army rafting team will undertake search operation starting from Bana to Bhalukpong through Bichom and Kameng River.

The staff of medical department and other Govt. staff posted at Seppa, including Adi community were under constant search of the missing Doctor since he was reported missing on December 20.

The 32-year-old Dr. Peyang joined government service in May 2013. He is the son of Nying Peyang of Tuting in Upper Siang district. DIPRO



Minister urges youth to be self-employed

PASIGHAT, Dec 26: Industries Minister Tapang Taloh today exhorted the youths of the state to choose entrepreneurship for self-sufficient and over all socio-economic development of the state. Taloh was inaugurating a week-long state level exhibition under the Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) at the general ground here in East Siang district. The exhibition is being organized by the National Youth Project (NYP) and sponsored by Khadi & Village Industries Commission under Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India.

Taloh highlighted the initiatives taken by the state Govt for financial empowerment of youth, and assured to conduct various skill development programmes for all young entrepreneurs in all districts. He asserted the success of job mela in this line.

In her address, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava highlighted the  importance of PMEGP programme  to boost   the rural economy of the country.

A.P. Chobin, State Director KVIC discussed about the PMEGP schemes and its benefits and also explained the main objectives of conducting such exhibitions in bigger way.

Denong Tamuk, Chief Councillor Pasighat Municipalities  also spoke on the occasion.

H.P. Biswas, President National Youth Project, D. Koyu Deputy Director Industries, DIPRO, other Government officials and public were present on the occasion.

PMEGP artisans from several districts of Arunachal Pradesh  and from Manipur, Assam, West Bengal and other states are showcasing their products in the exhibition. The  opening day of the exhibition recorded sale upto Rs 58,000.



PMC  working hard to fulfill aspirations of city people

PASIGHAT, Dec 26: The monthly business meeting of Pasighat Municipal Council (PMC) was held at PMC conference hall on  Dec 24 last.

Various subjects including sanitation and waste management, urban poverty alleviation program, burial and cremation ground, slaughter houses and tanneries, cattle pounds, urban forestry, birth and death registration, safeguarding the interest of weaker sections of society including the handicapped and mentally retarded, salaries and other allowances of deployed and contingency staffs etc were discussed under the chairmanship of the Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk while various development plans were presented by all the ward councilors headed by the Dy. Councilor Atik Pertin.

While attending the open house discussion, FAO Robo Megu suggested to set up establishment branch in PMC immediately for smooth conduct of financial activities. Forest Range Officer Osar Gao said the forest department is handing over the social forestry block (urban forest area) which could be maintained and beautify as park with the technical help of the forest officers.

To prevent cruelty in animal, DVO Dr. Emo Lego advised to constitute a town animal welfare board and for cattle pounds, Dr. Lego informed that his department is having good building but need manpower and amenities to function it properly.

While focusing his view on slaughtering house, he advised the councilors to consult with authority of the well established Doimukh slaughter house and directorate of Vety. & AH. D Naksang, DSO (Stat) informed that as per the direction of the East Siang DC he is ready to transfer birth and death registration with one well versed official soon. DD (UD) Laya Nabam assured to provide all permissible helps to strengthen PMC. AE (PWD) K Siram assured to develop drainage and pay-parking place in the market area if town road construction is awarded to them.

Earlier, Dy. Councilor Atik Pertin informed that “City sanitation task force” has been formed and ‘City Sanitation Action Plan’ is underway with the technical guidance of M/S Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi and initiative of PMC Chief Councilor and concept paper is being developed to ensure speedy municipal activities. He opined that the state municipal regulatory commission should allow the PMC to involve or undertake or to make MOU/MOA with private agency, party, consultant, and community based organizations or groups or individuals to provide better public health risk assessments and to enhance capacity building management for various sectors to fulfill the aspirations of the city dwellers of Pasighat. In his deliberation, the Deputy Chief Councilor appealed the councilors in particular and the citizens as a whole to extend their cooperation to the administration to complete the on going construction of Airport smoothly. According to him, about hundred people have been shifted to other places providing lands. A new market and police beat house would be required to meet the daily needs of the villagers of Jarku.

The Chief Councilor Tamuk in his address stated that increasing number of traffic and wrong parking causes difficulties to pedestrians as well as the businessmen which should be regulated with proper plan(s), providing pay-parking place on priority in the market area.  He reviewed the resolutions, adopted in the last business meeting. He urged the government officers to work for development of Pasighat with dedication and devotion and advised his colleague councilors to interact with the common masses more and more so that their grievances could be redressed and need based local issues could be forwarded to the government for consideration on priority.



Christmas celebrated with pomp and gaiety

ITANAGAR, Dec 26: Christian Revival Church (CRC) in Akashdeep, one of the prominent church of APCRCC (Arunachal Pradesh Christian Revival Church Council) in the capital, has joined the rest of the world in celebrating the Christmas Day with all pomp, gaiety and spirituality.

The two-day long celebrations witnessed literary, sports, choreographies, artistic programmes, waiting night prayers, praise and worship, biblical discourses, cake-cutting, merry-making and feasting.

Attending the celebrations as the main speaker Dr. David Pertin, Deputy Registrar of Rajiv Gandhi University in his discourses centred on the theme verse John 3:16 calls for self introspections and play one’s part to spread the true essence of Christmas to the society by becoming ambassadors of love, joy, peace and hope. Building upright and Godly attitude from inner self was also emphasized to the hundreds of enthusiastic revellers, while reminding that Jesus Christ became poor to make the people spiritually rich. Message-filled skits and dances with modern moves and elegance by women, youth and Sunday school departments of the church were the main attractions of the celebrations. Asstt. Pastor of the church Binmi Eshi, Secretary Biri Saan, deacon Takar Doke, APCRCC treasurer Yangbiu Pale also spoke. The celebration was witnessed among others by DFO of Manas National Park in Barpeta Sonali Ghosh, IFS, Doimukh EAC Maman Padung Doke, and many other govt. officers, public leaders and score of young and old believers, which culminated over a mass feast.

Christmas was also celebrated with much fanfare at Abotani Village Baptist Church, Karsingsa yesterday. Cultural display, games and sports events marked the occasion.

Speaker Khoda Halley advised the believers to follow the path of love and peace. Christmas candle lighting was observed in the church for the first time.

Pastor Rojum Lombi and secretary Tabi Kiri encouraged people for mass participation in future.

Christian Church Museum Colony, Itanagar also celebrated the day in a befitting manner. Among others,  MLA Techi Kaso, Engineer Joram Lali, Anu C Samuel of  Kerala (as Speaker)  and Pastor Roy Vargese were present on the occasion.



Plastic-free Tawang !

ITANAGAR, Dec 26: About 2450 pounds of plastic waste were collected by students of GHSS and Town Govt. Secondary School, Tawang in a cleanliness drive organized by Environment Protection Society (EPS) at Tawang today.

The students were divided into 10 groups of 10  each and they were asked to collect as much plastic wastes as they can from different places as the first three groups with highest collection would be awarded.

Two groups of students from Town Govt. Sec. School collected 227 and 203 pounds of wastes to bag the first and third places respectively while a group of students from GHSS Tawang stood second by collecting 216 pounds.

The winners would be awarded during Republic Day celebration.

The cleanliness drive was organized as part of Plastic Free Tawang under the banner of CAMPA. Plastic Free Tawang was the brain child of Deputy Commissioner Abhishek Dev.



Raga Assembly constituency sandwiched between two districts: RAPF

ITANAGAR, Dec 26: Raga Area Peoples Forum (RAPF) today demanded the state government to expedite the creation of Kamala district and urged the local representative to use political will to bring district re-organization Act in the floor of the state assembly before run upto Assembly Election 2014. RAPF stated that 25th Raga Assembly Constituency has been sandwiched between two districts -- Lower Subansiri  and Upper Subansiri, and causing lots of administrative inconvenient for all round development in the area. It also claimed due to administrative division between two districts, the area is hardly receiving infrastructural development funds.

Taking dig at Tuki led government for taking steps for Mon Autonomous Council and Patkai Autonomous Council, Forum said that the state government should  united and committed  for  Pan-Arunachal identity rather than go on disintegrating mode.



Sanjoy expresses concern over shortage of ration in West Kameng

ITANAGAR, Dec 26: Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy has expressed grave concern over the reported shortage of ration supply in West Kameng district and directed the Food and Civil director for immediate restoration of the shortage.

A delegation led by Phurpa Tsering, parliamentary secretary for Science and Technology called on Sanjoy here this evening and apprised him of the acute shortage of ration especially rice in West Kameng district.

The district has been reeling under the shortfall for two months following the limitation on monthly allocation of rice from 3600 quintals to 2800 quintals.

Sanjoy called the Food and Civil Supply Director and directed him to take immediate steps to restore the normal monthly allocation of 3600 quintals. He made it a point that the shortcoming is resolved before his public meeting in West Kameng next month. He also assured the delegation of a prompt and permanent solution from the government after discussing it with the Food and Civil Supply Minister Kamlung Mossang soon.  

Earlier, while urging the MP to take up the matter seriously, Phurpa Tsering pointed out that the people of West Kameng primarily depend on PDS items as the denizens of the district do not grow rice but horticulture products.   

The delegation comprised of ZPM Dirang Chumpi Merakpa, NSUI  West Kameng unit president Pem Dondu, Dirang Youth Block Youth Congress president Dorji Tsering, Dorjee Khandu, Ex ASM Sagor Village and Dor Tsering senior public leader of Dirang.  



DPCC meeting calls for joint efforts of PR bodies and line depts

ZIRO, Dec 26: The first Governing body/District Programme Co-ordination Committee meeting of DRDA, Lower Subansiri District, Ziro was  held at Hapoli on Dec 23 last.

The  meeting chaired by Hage Kobing, ZPC-cum-chairman, District Programme Co-ordination Committee (DPCC), Lower Subansiri District was attended by all the ZPMs  and ACPs of the district, the BDOs, PD, DRDA, HoDs of all the line departments including Nending Chatung, DPDO incharge DC.

While applauding the  state Govt headed by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for fulfilling long felt demand of the Panchayat body by devolving powers to the PRIs as per Article 243-G of the Constitution of India read with section 30,70, 93 of the Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Act, 1997 vide Notification vide No.CD(PLG)391/2011-12(pt) Dated Itanagar the 14th Nov, 2013, Kobing urged officers of all line departments to adhere to the guidelines of centrally sponsored schemes and state funded schemes as well. Moreover, he put special emphasis on co-ordination and cooperation among panchayat bodies and all the line departments pertaining to implementation of panchayat schemes so that benefits should percolate down to the grass root level thereby making decentralization of Panchayati Raj more meaningful and realistic.

Nending Chatung, SDO, in-charge DC urged all the panchayat leaders and officers of the line departments to be cooperative and transparent while dealing in panchayat subjects.

Hage Lailang, PD, DRDA presented all the proposed schemes submitted by the panchayat body and suggested all the BDOs to work sincerely in hands in glove with district panchayat bodies.

All the HoDs of the line departments while presenting a comprehensive Labour Budget for the year 2014 of all the blocks of the district under MGNREGA scheme, also spoke on the occasion about panchayat related schemes such as MGNREGA, etc. and sought for full cooperation from all stake-holders so as to implement the schemes successfully.



National Consumer Day observed

ITANAGAR, Dec 26: The department of legal metrology and consumer affairs, East Siang observed National Consumers Day at Ruksin on December 24 last.

In his speech, Ruksing sub-divisional officer Yemling Tayeng, suggested the people to be careful when they buy consumer items, particularly food and check expiry/manufacturing dates of items. He asked the people to become responsible consumer by protecting themselves from the unscrupulous traders. He also suggested the business community to respect the sentiment of buyers and their rights and maintain healthy relation with customers.

He requested the department to conduct similar programmes at Ruksin as well as in village level periodically to generate awareness among public about consumer rights.

The Ruksin ZPM T Panyang suggested people to make it a habit the checking of manufacturing and expiry dates, MRP, weights etc. before buying any consumer items.

Ruksin ACP O Jamoh also spoke in the occasion.

Earlier, KP Tago, Asst. Controller cum DCPO department of legal metrology and consumer affairs, East Siang highlighted about the National Consumer Day and aim and objective of its celebration. He asked the public to learn get more information about consumer rights and consumer services to protect themselves from unscrupulous traders and businessmen.

Govt. HS School, Ruksin principal O Yomso urged the department to conduct similar exhibition cum demonstration in future in the area and also in every school and village.

The programme was also attended by HoD, PRI members, Gaon Buras, traders, and students.

Later in afternoon, a quiz competition was conducted among the students who were engaged as the demonstrator.



National Consumer Day celebrated at Basar

AALO, Dec 25: The National Consumer Day organized by the Department of Legal Metrology and Consumers Affairs in collaboration with Global Human Right Organization Itanagar was observed in a befitting manner at the Panchayat office building Basar on 24th December last.

Attending the function AS Chairperson Yaham Bam said that the day assumes special significance for all common people to know their rights as consumers and such awareness is quite essential for ignorant rural masses to avoid exploitations. Since there is department, Consumers Courts and Commissions at different level to redress the grievances of the consumers without cost, it is very important to know the various provisions under the Consumers Act to safeguard our rights and urged the department to take the awareness to the rural areas also.

In his key note address, advocate Goken Bam dwelt at length on various provisions of Consumer Protection Act, 1986 which are compensatory in nature and applicable to goods and services.

Disclosing that he has been associated with the consumer protection works as an NGO representative for last many years and keen to help all consumers at different level to fight for their right, Bam, however,  said  awareness on the right of the consumers is of paramount importance to take up the cause. The Inspector Legal Metrology Jomba Kamgo disclosed that the department can function as the effective nodal agency to safeguard the interest of the consumers only with the support and cooperation of the people. Awareness in the form of seminars, workshop, consumers mela, street plays and literary activities are being conducted from time to time as per the directive of the Govt. to generate awareness.

G. Tali DIPRO, Dongam Nyodu, BDO Basar, ASMs and other public who attended the function spoke in detail on the significance and problems of consumers. The exhibition stalls put up on the day on standard weight and measures, packaged commodities, MRP, do and don’ts etc. were nicely presented to the public by the selected students from various schools of Basar. DIPRO



Children’s park inaugurated

CHANGLANG, Dec 26: Coinciding with the Christmas celebration, Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav yesterday inaugurated the newly constructed Children’s Park Changlang in presence of SP Vijay Kumar, HoDs, children and general Public.

She dedicated the park to the children of Changlang as a New Year gift for their recreation, mental and physical development. The project to the tune of Rs 24.75 lakh was funded by district administration under its innovation fund  and executed by the Water Resource Department, WRD.

The Children’s Park situated at prime location - MOH-MOL Festival Ground Changlang, provided all the modern play materials and equipments such as double swing, duck seats, double plank see-saw  and a Hawa-Ghar  for the  viewers.  DIPRO



Vajpayee turns 89, Arunachal BJP wishes him

Itanagar, Dec 26: Former Prime Minister and senior BJP leader Atal Behari Vajpayee turned 89 on Wednesday.

The Arunachal Pradesh BJP celebrated the 89th birthday of Vajpayee at the party’s state HQs, Itanagar, with its leaders including state president Tai Tagak wishing him on the occasion, besides recalling his immense contributions to the nation.

To mark the birthday of former PM and BJP patriarch A B Vajpayee, the East Siang district unit of BJP distributed light snacks and sweets to the patients of General Hospital, Pasighat.

Regarded as one of the pillars of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Vajpayee has been a stalwart in the Indian political arena for over six decades.

Vajpayee served as the tenth Prime Minister of India, three times – first for a brief term of 13 days in 1996, and then for two terms from 1998 to 2004. After his first brief period as Prime Minister in 1996, Vajpayee headed a coalition govt from March 19, 1998 until May 19, 2004.

A Parliamentarian for over four decades, Vajpayee was elected to the Lok Sabha a record nine times and to the Rajya Sabha twice. He served as the Member of Parliament for Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, until 2009, when he retired from active politics due to health concerns.



Bharat  Jyoti Award to Karbom Riram & Milo Pushang

AALO, Dec 26: Karbom Riram, District Agriculture Officer and Millo Pushang District Planning Officer, West Siang district have been conferred with “Bharat Jyoti Award” for  outstanding contribution  in their  respective field of activities.

The award along with Certificate of Excellence was presented to K Riram and Millo Pushang by the New Delhi based organization - India International Friendship Society (IIFS) in a glittering function held in New Delhi on December 23.

After pursuing his career in Master of Agriculture Extension Management from Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Karbom Riram has been rendering untiring services for the cause of agriculture growth and development in Arunachal Pradesh. While the Award was  presented to Millo Pushang in recognition of his yeoman services and relentless contribution towards preservation of traditional culture and his efforts towards economic growth of the common masses. Pushang received the award from Bishma Narain Singh, former Governor of Assam and Tamil Nadu in presence of many dignitaries including former CBI director Joginder Singh.



Database on SHGs in West Siang district released

AALO, Dec 26: West Siang Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar Sahoo released the 1st Self Help Groups (SHGs) Database on Tuesday last at Deputy Commissioner office in presence of Project Director DRDA, DHO, DACO, DIPRO, DAO, DIO, and DRDA officer and officials.

Deputy Commissioner expressed his satisfaction over the timely release of Database on SHGs in West Siang and lauded Dege Ete, PD DRDA and his officials for successful publication of the database.

D. Ete, PD, DRDA also spoke on the occasion.

The primary objective of this database is to provide a sources and relevant information about SHGs in entire West Siang District. The database also seeks to aid and facilitate policy level decision for establishment of rural marketing linkages, creation of federation structures in village, Block and District Levels by providing required information inputs for the same. This database shall be immense help in extending valuable documents to SHGs in West Siang District for successful implementation of NRLM (Aajeevika) Programme.  DIPRO in-charge

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---- Readers Forum ----


When protector turns destroyer

Dear Editor,

As a layman we feel that police is for protection of common citizen and guardian of law. While joining force they take pledge to safeguard the interest of common citizen and protect it from every kind of robbery, dacoity, violence especially in the case of children and woman but for goon police the uniform is just a simple piece of cloth and national pledge is like a joke. On 30th Nov 2013 at around 6 pm two policemen Marak Doka, police constable and L Buni, Sub-Inspector, Seppa police station in uniform and carrying pistol physically assaulted Yamak Phassang w/o Tasso Phassang at her resident, type-III colony at Seppa for no reasons. And more shocking is when victims lodged an FIR against duo, the Seppa police station official did not accept the FIR supporting the accused. Till today the culprits are roaming and doing their duty freely.

This is a matter of great concern for all common citizen of Arunachal Pradesh especially for woman section of society. How can a police with their Khaki WARDI and pistol who are suppose to protect the woman and children can misuse their uniform and government weapons and attack a private resident at around 6pm and brutally beats up the woman? Does police think that Khaki Wardi and police station are their ancestor’s property or are they above the law????And why the Superintendent of Police, East Kameng is not taking any action against these goons police till now and supporting the goon police?????? The district administration needs to answer this kind of injustice practicing now at Seppa police department. The erring officers who misuse the government uniform and machinery are not fit to serve in a very responsible and important job like police. They should be terminated from their service so that it will remain as an example for future and no one will dare to repeat such crime again. So I request Arunachal Pradesh state commission for woman (APSCW) and Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) to help Yamak Phassang and take up this case so that highest punishment should be given to culprits.


Chapo Phassang

Sinki View Colony, Itanagar



Follow proper recruitment process

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to lay down the following few words to all the engineering dept. of Arunachal Pradesh. The All Arunachal Pradesh Surveyor Employees Association (AAPSEA) recently held a meeting at hotel Chandni, Naharlagun which was attended by surveyors from across the state. We had discussed the points regarding up-gradation of grade pay, regular promotion through DPC as per the rules of the specified roster and need to follow proper recruitment rules.

The AAPSEA has found that some of the department had diverted few promotional posts to direct recruitment under pressure from some politicians and had not even followed the promotion rules of 80:20 ratios in the past few years. Due to it, the APST officers were victimized by getting stagnate in the same post for over a decade. We would like to inform all the engineering department that AAPSEA would not tolerate such kind of deceitful act ever again and we also request all the HOD's of various engineering department not to repeat the same mistake in future, so that the working spirit of the employees may not be discouraged and the cordial relations between the employees and the HOD's be maintained.

The AAPSEA also urge the dept. of PHED and RWD to conduct DPC of the regular- promotion of few posts of junior engineer which are to be filled up through the departmental promotion committee (DPC) from the capacity of surveyor before the declaration of the results of junior engineer recruitment exam which were held earlier this year. It should be done so that incumbent may not miss the opportunities. This promotional post of junior engineer has been remaining vacant since the superannuation and voluntary retirement (VRS) taken by some officers, and the DPC for the same has not been conducted since then, whereas it has to be filled up through the DPC within a year.


Heri Matam

President (AAPSEA)



Picture exposed the true facts

Dear Editor,

This is in references to photo caption news published in your daily on 22nd December stating ‘all is not well in border’ by Vijay Sonam.  First of all I value his audacious work and it is very upsetting to see such photo. The Saria and Langchu  Puriok villages are most interior villages of Khenewa Hq.  As concerned inhabitant I want to acquaint all the readers that the photo exposed the true fact.

The picture shows us ill working pattern of contractor and executing agency. We cannot totally blame on contractor. The local contractors always want to make some money. Also earning money in easy way is first agenda of our leaders. The total responsibility lies with executing agency who prepares the bill without physical verification. Are they compelled to pass the bill due to pressure from higher authority? In this situation we public are the loser. Our development gets affected and we lags behind other district and state as a whole. The effort of State Govt to bring PURIOK community into mainstream society will go in vain.


Tama Pabing


Semey Pangia

Foundation Seppa







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Maintain peace along disputed areas

The Papum Pare district administration and Sonitpur district administration of Assam in a joint meeting held on 23rd December agreed to maintain status-quo in letter and spirit in boundary area till the apex court delivers its verdict. The meeting held at the DC's Conference hall, Tezpur following the report of tense situation in boundary area under Tarasso circle of Arunachal Pradesh. Large number of Assamese citizen has been camping inside Arunachal territory by illegally encroaching upon Arunachal forest land.

 This meeting between authorities of two neighbouring state came in right time.  Tension has been brewing in Tarasso area with local Arunachalee citizen extremely agitated over encroachment carried out inside Arunachal territory by Assamese villagers with tacit support of govt. authorities. The most shocking aspect of this new boundary row is that incident took place when Supreme Court appointed Local Boundary Commission was visiting border areas to get first hand information. The repeated violation of Supreme Court order for maintaining quo by Assam side will jeopardize the process of finding solution to long standing Assam-Arunachal boundary problem. The govt. of Assam should rein in the erring officials posted along boundary areas, who tacitly encourages Assamese citizens to encroach upon Arunachal land. If peace is not maintained in the disputed areas, there will never be any solution.  Sooner Assam govt. understand this, better it will be.