ITANAGAR, Dec 12: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Upper Subansiri district unit organized
two days training programme for extension personnel of the Department of Agriculture,
Horticulture and Fishery of the district on 9th and 10th December. Twenty extension
personnel participated in the programme with great enthusiasm. The programme started
with the welcome speech by Dr Deepanjali Deori, Programme Coordinator of the KVK.
She also highlighted about the mandated activities of KVK. Rukdam Jeram SDAO, Nacho
and Thupyong Singpho DHO Daporijo were also present on the occasion.
Training on “Nutrient management of declining orchard of Khasi mandarin orange” was
demonstrated by Nyape Bam SMS Soil. Later on Arbind Pratap SMS Agronomy gave training
on “Potato cultivation by True potato seeds”. The technical session closed on the
first day with training on “Integrated Paddy cum Fish cultivation” by Dipjyoti Bora,
PA, Fishery. On the second day SMS Agronomy, SMS Soil Science and Programme Assistant,
fishery gave trainings on “Seed germination and testing, Soil health and nutrient
management and Integrated Paddy cum fish cultivation” respectively and programme
concluded with valedictory function.
Silver Jubilee of conferment of Nobel Peace prize to the Dalai Lama celebrated
BOMDILA, Dec 12: The Tibetan settlement camp at Tenzingaon under Kalaktang circle
in the district celebrated the completion of the 25 years of the conferment of the
Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. A grand programme at the Gyuto
Tantric Monastery was organized to commemorate the day.
Attending the programme, Deputy Commissioner A K Singh opined that practicing the
teachings of the Dalai Lama in one’s life with sincerity and devotion would be the
real tribute to the religious guru which in turn would manifest the well being of
the sentient beings.
R K Khrime, President Indo-Tibetan Sahyog Manch State Unit, in his address called
for upholding and strengthening the bond of brotherhood between the Indians and the
Tibetans residing in India.
In addition to the various religious ceremonies, the day was marked with colourful
cultural programme and a community feast. DIPRO
Swachh Bharat Mission
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: The Miao administration led by ADC T Mara with the full support
of all the HoDs of Miao Sub-Division, Bazaar Committee and inhabitants of the Miao
carried out a massive cleanliness drive in and around Upper and Lower Miao township
area yesterday in order to take forward the grand Swachh Bharat Mission. The administration
extended heartfelt gratitude to every one for supporting the cause.
Declaration Day of Bomsok clan observed
AALO, Dec 12: The counting of genealogy is an inseparable bond that goes way back
to our traditional ethos and young generation should take pride in it to know their
origin and identity, said Oni Padun, Circle Officer of the newly created Nikte (kodum)
circle while attending the Declaration Day of Bomsok Clan at Sora Hiku yesterday.
She also called for unity and oneness among the clan and elaborated on official procedure
to get proper notification on the merger of some members from Sora to Bomsok clan.
The CO who was also on a verification spree of Nikte Circle, said that training to
GBs is essential to make them an integral agent of the Govt.
Speaking on the occasion, former MLA Kito Sora said that the declaration should give
massive dose of confidence to the clan members to excel in their given circuitry
to contribute their best to the society. The ills that plague the society need cleansing
at individual, family and clan level, he said.
Gijum Tali, DIPRO and G. Sora ASM also stressed on hard work for faster progress
among of the clan. Organizing President Limo Bomsok, Yomrak Sora HGB, Yomluk Sora
also spelt out the aims and objectives behind the gathering.
On the occasion a booklet on Genealogy on Bomsok Clan was also released and senior
members of the clan were felicitated with traditional shawls amid cheer. Womenfolk
too presented rich varieties of traditional songs and dances to mark the occasion.
GSU condemns action on bandh callers for Lower Siang
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Galo Students Union (GSU) has strongly condemned the arrest of
senior citizens and women, including former minister Kardu Taipodia, DDJAC chairman
Sengo Taipodia, Gumke Riba, Zirgi Kadu and others on the eve of 96 hours Lower Siang
Expressing its strong resentment over government’s non-responsive attitude in addressing
the demands of the protestors, GSU said that although Lower Siang was created much
before districts like Namsai, it remained non-functional till date.
“The state govt. should immediately make Lower Siang district functional by posting
DC, SP and other HoD's and declare Likabali as temporary headquarters and Sikirima
as permanent headquarters,” reiterated GSU.
The students union also cautioned the state government not to play with the sentiments
of the community and make any changes in the district re-organisation bill.
Phase-wise bandh calls in Basar area for LS Hq
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Hurt by the alleged act of partiality and undermining the sentiments
of the people of Basar constituency by some certain community based organizations
and students unions, the Basar Area Students’ Union (BASU) in a meeting today decided
to boycott any activities of those organizations within Basar Assembly constituency.
The meeting further decided to call a series of phase wise Lower Siang district bandh
with first phase of the democratic movement starting in the form of Chakka Bandh
on December 22 and 23 from 5 am demanding declaration of Basar as headquarter of
Lower Siang district by the government as per Cabinet approval in 2009 before January
26, 2015 and making it functional with immediate effect.
The duration of second phase of the bandh which is to start at 5 am on January 7,
2015 will be of 48hrs and the third phase will be of 72 hrs with boycott of Republic
Day celebration from January 24 to 27, 2015.
Essential services like, milk van, ambulance, pharmacies, fire brigade, BRO, military
& para-military force, PHED and Power Dept vehicles on emergency duty will be exempted
from the purview of Bandhs.
It also termed the ongoing 96hrs Lower Siang Bandh as economic blockade and harassment
to the people of the constituency.
Deployment of forces welcomed
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: The All Gaon Burah Welfare Association Balijan unit has welcomed
the move of state government to deploy adequate IRBN force at Kokila Panchayat, Lenka/Tengabari
Panchayat under Balijan administration jurisdiction in order to maintain peace in
Arunachal-Assam boundary area and to contain illegal entry of anti-social element
from our neighboring state.
“After deployment of force and with the regular patrolling, we the people of the
area have seen changes as there is peace. This has lead to improvement in the law
and order scenario. We take the privilege to extend gratitude to Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki, Home Minister Tanga Byaling and local MLA cum Speaker Arunachal Legislative
Assembly Nabam Ribia,” the association stated. Further they also lauded the role
of local administrative officers in providing security to the citizens. Association
hopes that government will continue to take care of the people residing in border
PRI leaders for early construction of bridge over Banyom Koro
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: The PRI leaders of Baririjo Anchal Samiti Block have expressed
concern over the delay in the construction work of the new alternative RCC bridge
over Banyom Koro at NEC road under Ronya village.
In its representation to the Executive Engineer, PWD, Dumporijo division, seeking
immediate construction of the bridge, it wanted to know why, the concern contractor
and the executing department, is delaying its construction work and said that it
would hold responsible both in case of any damage of property or loss of life.
The bridge is the lifeline for number of villages such as Haji, Gongo, Ronya, Panimuri,
Labri, Laigi, Dego etc.
They claimed that the work was awarded to the former ASM of Gongo Anchal Segment
and that the fund was already sanctioned about 8-9 months back but the work is yet
The PRI members also stated of taking up democratic action if the work is not initiated
by this month.
Haphazard parking of vehicle prohibited
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Capital District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner Mige Kamki
under Section 133 CrPC has prohibited parking of vehicle in the radius of 200 mtrs
around Raj Bhavan without driver.
Vehicles parked within the prohibited area without driver shall be seized by the
police and impounded as per law. It is further directed that intensive patrolling
may be carried out to ensure peace and tranquility in the Raj Bhavan area. Haphazard
parking of vehicles around Raj Bhavan is not only a public nuisance but also a matter
of security concern, the order said.
BPT completes survey for labour budget
CHANGLANG, Dec 12: The Block Planning Team (BPT), Department of Rural Development,
Changlang has completed door to door survey of Khimiyang Block through Intensive
Participatory Planning Exercise (IPPE) for preparation of Labour Budget for 2015-2016
under the supervision of the Project Director, DRDA, Changlang and BDO, Khimiyang
on December 9.
A total 109 schemes were approved in the Gram Sabhas and 83 schemes prioritized
on the basis of monthly works demanded by MGNREGA workers within the provision of
100 days per household.
Khimiyang Anchal Samity Sabha was held at Old Jukhi village under the chairpersonship
of N. Changmi, ASC. Renu Salnang Mungrey, ZPM, Khimiyang and all the MGNREGA technical
officials were present in the Khimiyang Anchal Samity meeting. Talo Jerang, Project
Director, DRDA, Changlang explained to the members present about the importance of
technical and administrative sanctions of the estimates to be framed by technical
officials for obtaining technical and administrative approval of the competent authorities,
all data which are to be uploaded in the MIS as per timelines given by the Govt
of India. Khimiyang Anchal Sabha accorded approval of all the schemes submitted by
chairpersons of all GPs through BDO, Khimiyang Block.
PTA expresses concern on handing over of school to NGO
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: The Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of KGBV, Bameng has expressed
displeasure over the news that the school is being leased out to an NGO yet again.
The association in its letter submitted to the state project director, SSA, claimed
that the school, since it came under the direct supervision of East Kameng education
department in 2012, has been functioning well.
KGBV Bameng, during the time it was operated by an NGO couple of years back, it had
the worst administration. The school was almost defunct and it was on the verge of
closing down. During that period, we worked in close coordination with the district
administration and revived the sick school. Educational institutions should not be
allowed to politicalised and be commercialized, it said.
Also informing that the person, whose NGO ran the school earlier, has lodged petition
in the court challenging removal of his NGO from running the said school, it expressed
apprehension that the matter being sub-judice in court, any move to hand over the
school to another NGO might create problem.
Google to launch CM’s Global Education Prog. in state
NEW DELHI, Dec 12: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’s recent visit to Google Headquarters,
Mountain View, California, USA seems to bear fruit as Google Inc has agreed in principle
to launch Arunachal specific project and bring in solutions for imparting global
standard education to the students of the state.
In a communiqué from Parliamentary Secretary, Education, IPR and Government Spokesperson
Bamang Felix, who along with Education Secretary and Planning Secretary, Government
of Arunachal held a meeting with Gagandeep Singh Puri, Head of Education in India
for Google here today, stated that Google has agreed to launch a special programme
for Arunachal titled “Chief Minister’s Global Education Programme”.
The programme which would be a restructure of CM’s Talent Award Scheme and shall
cover the students of Class – VIII to XII, will be launched on 22nd of December at
Itanagar by Chief Minister, Felix revealed. The entire technical support is being
provided by Google, making it first of its kind in the country.
While lauding the CM for the landmark initiative, apparently excited Felix stated
that with the launch of this e-education programme involving professionals from Google,
Arunachal Pradesh would find its mention in educational map of the world.
Google being a pioneer in e-education would be of tremendous help in fulfilling the
vision and ideals set by the State Government, he expressed confidence.
It may be mentioned here that the Chief Minister during his visit to Google Headquarters
had sought assistance from Google for making the state an e-educational hub.
Abotani colony Bailey bridge to wear new look soon
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: The Bailey bridge located at Abotani colony is undergoing major
renovation due to which it has been closed for the traffic. The said bridge is one
of the most important bridge which connects various sectors and colonies of Itanagar.
Sudden closure of bridge has put immense pressure on national highway because of
which massive traffic jams are being noticed in between Ganga-Mithun gate stretch.
However come March 2015, the said bridge will wear new look and offer comfort to
the motorists as well pedestrians. While talking to this daily, Assistant Engineer
PWD Tadar Bhupin informed that work started on Monday last and is expected to be
completed within 90 days. “At present it is one way bridge. However once completed,
it will accommodate two ways traffic and will also have a separate footpath provision
especially meant for the pedestrian,” said the AE.
Manipur replaces Arunachal at the top of medal table
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Manipur went top of the medal standings ahead of host Arunachal
Pradesh on the penultimate day of the North East Zone Sports Competition here today.
Manipur added 30 medals, including 12 gold, five silver and 13 bronze to their overnight
tally of 14 gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze medals to push Arunachal Pradesh to the
Arunachal was on the top of the medal table yesterday with 14 gold, 11 silver and
10 bronze medals. The host added 22 medals, including five gold, six silver and 11
bronze medals today. Five of those gold medals came in Boxing (three) and Weightlifting
Yukar Tachak and Soram Hitlar Tagru won one gold medal each in weightlifting in men’s
62 kg and 69kg category respectively.
Tachak lifted a total weight of 223 kg (Snatch- 98kg, Clean & Jerk- 125Kg) while
Hitlar lifted 117 kg in Snatch and 145 kg in Clean & Jerk (Total- 262 Kg). Sambo
Lapung could not perform upto his potential and settled for the silver in men’s 77kg.
category. He lifted a total weight of 270 kg (:Snatch- 123 kg, Clean & Jerk- 147
kg). The gold medal in this category was won Jojo Meitei of Manipur, who lifted
125kg in Snatch and 155kg in Clean & Jerk(total: 280 kg).
Minu Moriju won a bronze in women’s 63kg category by lifting a total weight of 122kg
(Snatch-54 Kg, Clean & Jerk- 68 Kg).
Archer Maselu Mihu, who along with Genam Tekseng, Sorang Yumi and Netan Drema, won
gold medal in Women’s Olympic Round Team Archery yesterday, settled for the silver
in women’s individual Olympic Round event. She scored a total of 136 points.
Sorang Yumi, who won one gold medal in women’s Qualifying Round Double 50 event yesterday,
failed to repeat her performance and settled for the bronze in women’s individual
Olympic Round event.
Manipur’s TH Ishembi Devi won the gold medal in the category with a total score of
Yumi pairing with Task Kara won a silver medal in mixed team event with a total score
The gold medal in this category went to Manipur.
Arunachal won three medals (two silver and one bronze) in Taekwondo.
Borik Pamo and Dorik Gamo won a silver medal each in men’s below 63 kg and women’s
below 55 kg category respectively. Pani Raja won a bronze medal in men’s below 68
Rajendra S. Bisht of Arunachal Pradesh won a bronze in men’s 3000m race, He clocked
9:02.5 minutes to finish third.
Anung Wangsu, who won the 1500m race yesterday, finished at fifth place in 3000m
race. She took 11:46.4 minutes to cover the distance.
In Badminton, state’s ace shuttler Laa Talar will play against W James of Manipur
in the men’s open single final tomorrow. Talar beat Ankur Rai of Nagaland 21-9, 16,
21, 21-14 in the semifinal.
Laa Yajum and Pinky Karki, both from Arunachal Pradesh, reached the women’s open
Pinky pairing with Taring Yania also reached the final of women’s double event defeating
N Purnima and N Somibala of Manipur 21- 12, 21-18 in the semifinal today.
The pair of Ambita and Akshay beat Vicky and Sonam from Sikkim 21-8, 21-7 and reached
the final of men’s double event.
Meghalaya will meet Assam in the final of the football competition at Rajiv Gandhi
Stadium Naharlagun, tomorrow at 8.30am.
Arunachal lost 6-7 to Meghalaya via tie-breaker after both the teams were tied 1-1
in regulation time in the semifinal.
Assam entered into the final beating Mizoram 5-4 through penalty shootout in the
Withdraw ‘negative report’: ANSU
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) has urged the state Chief Secretary
to immediately direct U M Shambharkar, Superintending Engineer and RO (MORT&H), Itanagar
to withdraw the ‘negative report’ that he (Shambharkar) has submitted to the Chief
Engineer (NER), Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, New Delhi recently.
In a single-point demand submitted to the Chief Secretary today, ANSU said that
the report regarding construction of 4-lane Itanagar–Banderdewa road submitted by
Shambharkar is disheartening and it “has carried a sense of anti-development activities
and touched the sentiments of the people of the state.”
“U M Shambharkar will be held responsible if 4-lane road of Itanagar-Banderdewa fails
to get implemented as per proposal because he sent a negative report to the Chief
Engineer (NER), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, New Delhi,” the ANSU said.
“In the report (serial number X) Shambharkar had mentioned inauguration of foundation
stone laying by the then minister RT&H for 4 lanning of Itanagar-Banderdewa section
of NH-52A as incorrect which is false, rather on Oct 3, 2013 the Minister RT&H had
laid down foundation stone at Chandarnagar, Itanagar for 4 lanning in the presence
of Chief Minister and other dignitaries of the state,” ANSU further said.
Bank robbery attempt foiled at Daporijo
Daporijo, Dec 12: A bank robbery attempt in the Arunachal Pradesh State Co-operative
Apex Bank, Daporijo in the early hours of 11 December 2014 was prevented by the alertness
of Majum Haji, an employee of Dapo LAMPS Ltd and the swift and prompt response of
the police team led by ASI Tagio Leriak.
Haji, who resides within the cooperative complex saw the robbery attempt in progress
and informed police immediately around 2.50 am.
The police team comprising of ASI Tagio Leriak along with constables R. Leya, P.
Ngemu, M. Tangku, N. Tangha, G. Singpho and N. Boo swiftly reached the place by 3.00
am. The team surrounded the area and apprehended the robber while he was trying to
escape from the window. The robber, Gyolam Daru was caught red handed. Police found
2 hex-saw blades, a monkey cap and bag from his possession.
On opening the bank, which is situated on the first floor, it was found that the
frame of a window grill was cut and the robber had entered the cash room but nothing
was stolen. The Deputy Commissioner, Daporijo has appreciated the efforts of Talam
Haji and the police team for their swift response and prompt action in nabbing the
culprit and averting a bank robbery. (DIPRO)
Arunachal to get Regional Research Centre for Temperate Horticulture soon
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: Arunachal Pradesh will soon get a Regional Research Centre for
Temperate Horticulture which is expected to boost up production of temperate crops
in the state. This was informed by Deputy Director General (Horticulture ) ICAR,
Dr. K K Krishna Kumar in presence of Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi to the Minister of
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandary, Chowna Mein and Parliamentary Secretary
(Horticulture) Mutchu Mithi in a meeting in New Delhi today.
In this regard, earlier the Chowna Mein had written a letter to the Govt of India
for early establishment of the research centre. The Reseach centre will be the first
of its kind in the country besides the Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture
(CITH) at Srinagar in J&K.
The Minister urged the ICAR authority to expedite the process of establishment of
the said centre so that farmers could reap the benefits. In the states like Himachal
Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, establishment of such institutes ensured the full
technical back for scientific production and as a result, temperate horticulture
boomed in those states to become an important source of revenue for the states.
The Minister said that although there is vast scope for temperate horticulture in
the State with considerable production of Apple and Kiwi but the pace of development
is not at a desirable rate as Arunachal Pradesh remained dependent on J&K and Himachal
for technical know-how and planting materials till date. Establishment of the said
institute will fill the gap and help in developing horticulture as a economic mainstay
for the State, keeping in view the huge potential that exist. He also said that with
the establishment of such a centre, Arunachal could become a ‘temperate fruit bowl’
The DDG, ICAR informed that in the month of February 2015, the site selection team
in coordination with R&D Wing of the State Department of Horticulture will visit
West Kameng district to finalize site and start the institute in earliest possible
Apart from the discussion on establishment of the institute, general development
of horticulture was also discussed.
The meeting was also attended by Dr. Manish Das, Principal Scientist (ICAR), Egam
Basar, Mission Director, APHRDM and T Dubi, OSD (Horticulture), according to an official
CSS not being implemented properly in Upper Subansiri
DAPORIJO, Dec 12: Upper Subansiri district is one of the most backward districts
in the state. Despite being awarded various centrally sponsored special packages,
there has been no significant development due to either poor implementation or non
implementation of those schemes.
Although vigilance committee and other monitoring committee members from the state
visit to monitor physical and financial status of the implemented scheme but they
never reach to the project sites as most works of such schemes, like IWMP, are located
in very remote areas.
There are also reports of overlapping of schemes implemented in Siyum, Nacho, Limeking,
Chetam and Giba area and most of the works are not visible. Moreover, the DPR prepared
for most of the sanctioned schemes are not feasible, claimed district BJP President
Recently, the newly inducted member of the District Level Vigilance and Monitoring
Committee, who visited Siyum circle, informed that there are many such schemes which
are neither properly implemented nor there are any record of maintenance, he told.
Meanwhile, the BJP district unit alleged mis-utilization of govt. funds sanctioned
against centrally sponsored schemes, especially in Siyum Nacho and Limeking area,
by some contractors.
Alleging that many porter tracks, suspension bridges and various projects sanctioned
were technically not feasible, the party questioned as to how the DPRs have been
prepared against those schemes or project.
They also informed that the BJP district unit will keep a strict vigilance implementation
of various project carried out by the implementing agencies to ensure proper and
quality implementation of those projects.
Science stream at Sille Hr. Secondary school introduced
RUKSIN, Dec 12: Fulfilling a long cherished demand of the local people, the state
government has announced introduction of science stream in Govt Hr Secondary School
, Sille with laying of its foundation stone by Education Minister Tapang Taloh today.
Addressing a huge public gathering at Sille Higher Secondary School auditorium, Taloh
said that his government will make the premier educational institution a full-fledged
one by introducing all streams such as Science, Commerce, Agriculture and other disciplines.
He is optimistic that introduction of Science stream in the school will benefit the
students from economically backward family of the district and others parts of the
state as well.
Assuring the people for posting adequate subject teacher and laboratory equipments
for the science stream, he requested the guardians to take care of the school. He
also urged the young students to take advantage of the science study in their local
Referring the ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy adopted by the state government against any
discrepancy in the education department, Taloh sternly asked the teacher communities
to render dedicated service in order to build up the young students as human resources.
He appealed the guardians to maintain closer cooperation for improving quality of
teaching in the educational institutions.
Opposing the agitation resorted by teachers’ association, Taloh said that the government
has rigid policy for rationalization of teachers in the state. “We have a strong
determination for streamlining the education department in the state. We are taking
all efforts for rationalization of teachers and any disobedience of the teachers
in the name of organized protest will never be tolerated”, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Pasighat West MLA cum Parliamentary secretary (Industry),
Tatung Jamoh requested the Education Minister to attend infrastructure development
of the educational institutions in his area. Jamoh, who earlier opened a ‘Panchayat
Ghar’ in Sille-Oyan Circle Office premise, urged the panchayat members and public
leaders to use the office properly so that benefit of the panchayat office percolate
down to the rural people.
Among others, principal of Sille Hr SS Tamon Doruk, Vice Principal Yari Sitang,
East Siang DDSE Tani Talom and Sille Oyan block ZPM Tajing Taki also spoke in the
Sangdupota likely to become tourist hot spot
SANGDUPOTA, Dec 12: Assembly Speaker cum local legislator Nabam Rebia today participated
in a mass social service conducted at Sangdupota circle headquarters.
While interacting with the public at Basernallo, Rebia said that Sangdupota circle
has huge potential for sustainable development like tourism, fish culture and other
eco friendly activities which needs proper attention and promotion. He added that
he is contemplating on bringing Sangdupota circle under tourism circuit and in the
coming days it is going to be one most developed area of the district. He called
upon the officers to give their full support in all round development of the area.
Rebia also appealed the public to maintain cleanliness of their village and surroundings.
Expressing his deep concern on diminishing fish numbers from rivers he urged upon
public to protect and preserve the rich varieties of fish life in the rivers for
future generations and refrain from polluting the rivers by spreading unwanted materials
and illegal methods of fishing from the rivers which directly affects the fish and
other aquatic life in the rivers.
The Speaker accompanied by Tourism Secretary Joram Beda, DC Tai Kaye, SP P.N Khrimey
and other senior officers also visited the confluence of Poma and Papum river to
explore the prospects of rafting expedition.
Secretary Health and Family Welfare Indra Mallo was also present on the occasion.
DC Tai Kaye, SP PN Khrimey, all Head of Departments, CO Sangdupota, Panchayat leaders,
Gaon Buras and villagers enthusiastically took part in the mass social service. DIPRO
Pharmacy to bring succor to BPL patients
TEZU, Dec 12: Tezu Sunpura MLA Dr. Mohesh Chai inaugurated a Rogi Kalyan Samiti Pharmacy
at District Hospital, Tezu yesterday in presence of Deputy Commissioner Dr. B M Mishra,
Superintendent of Police Ved Prakash Surya, heads of departments of Lohit, Medical
Officers and officials of Tezu District Hospital.
The Rogi Kalyan Samiti Pharmacy under the Hospital Management Society of District
Hospital Tezu will function 24X7 and M/s Tayang Medical Hall Tezu has been authorized
to run the hospital by a board on tender basis.
Dr. Chai appreciated the activities initiated by the health department to facilitate
the patients in the medical compound. A round the clock pharmacy is essential especially
during emergencies and this requirement has been fulfilled with opening of this pharmacy,
he said. He has also asked the team to work professionally and dedicatedly.
DC cum Chairman District Health Society encouraged such developments in health sector
in the district.
District Medical Officer Dr. K Basar highlighted the salient features of the pharmacy
under RKS. The pharmacy will provide life saving drugs to BPL patients at 5 per cent
discount on MRP and 2 per cent discount for general patients on MRP.
A MoU was signed on the day between Dr. A Wailong Medical Superintendent and M/s
Tayang Medical Hall as first Party and second Party respectively on the basis of
terms and conditions of Government of Arunachal Pradesh directives. DIPRO
Gram Sabha meeting held to finalize labour budget
ITANAGAR, Dec 12: A Gram Sabha meeting of Sigin-I (G) Gram Panchayat at Sikarijo
under Intensive Participatory, Planning Exercise (IPPE) was held on 9th December
for the finalization of Labour Budget for the year 2015-16 under MGNREGA. The meeting
was presided over by Duma Yekar (Ex- ZPM Sigin-I Anchal Samiti). It was attended
by officials, Panchayat members and villagers. The meeting had two dichotomous objectives
to finalise the labour budget and other to showcase the importance and the procedure
of Gram Sabha.
Initiating the meeting, Tapor Nalo, BDO Daporijo, briefed about the importance of
IPPE in finalising the labour budget for the MGNREGA. He told that IPPE is an important
step towards ensuring participation of the people; thereby bringing out the true
meaning of Participatory Democracy. He added that this exercise is not just for MGNREGA
but would also become a vital pool of information for other development programmes
also. Speaking about the technical aspects of the IPPE, DRDA official Nabu Chokar,
highlighted the meaning and importance of social mapping, resource mapping, seasonal
mapping, transect walks etc.
The meeting was unique with Deputy Commissioner Komkar Dulom, Upper Subansiri, participating
as the member of the village. Speaking on the meeting, the DC reiterated that Gram
Sabha is an important and inalienable part of the decision making process and without
Gram Sabhas, the local self govt cannot perform effectively and successfully.
Representatives from departments like PHED, Agriculture, Horticulture, Fishery, ICDS,
KVK, Veterinary & Power were also present in the meeting. The officials highlighted
opportunities that can be worked upon under MGNREGA like Agriculture, Horticulture,
Fisheries, and Sanitation etc. The officials also threw light on the various aspects
and opportunities of converging MGNREGA with the various line departments.
BPT members, Tilling Sambyo, EO(RE), GopalSikom, Doyom Ronya and Dolii Ngomdir of
CD Block Daporijo demonstrated social/resources and seasonal mapping during the meeting
for the validation at the Gram Sabha.
After threadbare discussion in consonance with the various maps and the priorities
for work as laid by the people, all the proposals were approved.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project ‘Make in India’ campaign has been cautioned
by RBI governor Raghuram Rajan. Sounding a note of caution Rajan on Friday said it
should not focus only on manufacturing. He further said there is "danger when we
discuss Make in India" as something which is focused on manufacturing, "an attempt
to follow the export-led growth path that China followed. Modi had announced the
ambitious 'Make in India' programme at his first Independence Day speech from ramparts
of Red Fort to attract overseas investments and make the country a global manufacturing
Modi who came to power with the promise of sweeping economic reform so far has failed
to deliver. The country’s economy has failed to take off. PM has been selling his
Make in India campaign to the world claiming that this will bring in investment and
subsequently help in economic growth. However with RBI governor giving guarded response,
it seems like not everyone is excited about his Make in India campaign. Instead of
concentrating in governance and carrying out economic reform agenda, BJP government
at the moment is following dangerous communal agenda. We can only hope that they
will not continue to hang on to communal agenda to hide their failed governance.
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Poor quality work
Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw the attention of concern executing
agency of sector road maintenance works within Itanagar Township. The maintenance
works of sector roads is underway but it is found that work is being carried out
without technically expert supervision. Instead, surprisingly works are left in hands
of few unskilled labors. The worst quality of work can be witnessed in the portions
of works they have constructed so far, which may not even last for a month or two
by considering physical aspects of the road geometry. Moreover, construction materials
used are consist of very poor quality, like aggregate of least cohesive property
obtained from river is being used, that too without proper grading of aggregates.
In this regards, I on behalf of the silent spectators or public of various colonies
would like to request concern department to look after the execution of works to
avail better and durable road by making judicious use of public fund.
Ajit Tajo Sonam
Regularize remaining SSA teachers
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to highlight some view regarding
the news item published in your daily on 10th December 2014 under the headline “AAPETA
writes to Education Commissioner”. I support the move of AAPETA for seeking promotion
of Assistant Teacher (ATs) to Junior Teachers (JTs) on seniority basis through Departmental
Promotion Committee (DPC). The regularization of J/T (SSA) has been done 50 percent
through State Project Director (SPD) or Director of School Education (DSE) and the
remaining 50% of regularization should be regularized through APCS Examination.
In this regard, it is good to hear that the regularization of J/T (SSA) will be done
through the most prestige APCS Examination. I would like remark that most of the
SSA teachers who have been regularized through the department on seniority basis
were 2003-06 batches. Their jobs are secured now but what about the other SSA teachers
of the state especially the teachers of 2007-14 batches, who are still waiting for
their regularization on seniority basis? I am also one of the J/T (SSA) of 2009 batch
and I keep hoping and waiting for my job regularization. There are many SSA teachers
like me who are still waiting for their regularization. Most of the SSA teachers
have now gone past their prime age. Honestly some are quite old and it would be impossible
for them to compete with young teacher who is much younger in age than them. The
idea of conduction of J/T appointment through APCS exam is commendable and it should
be mandatory only for fresh candidate, who holds B.Ed. degree. And it should not
be implemented to the teachers who are serving as A/T’s and J/T’s under SSA scheme.
Almost all the J/Ts (SSA) of next batches have completed or either is pursuing D.EI.
Ed, B.Ed. courses which is most significant for the SSA Teachers to secure their
job. An order has already been issued in this regard by the education department
directing all teachers to complete the necessary B.Ed or D.EI.ED degree on or before
2015. I fee worried, if the remaining 50% of J/Ts (SSA) Teachers of the state would
not be regularized and the process of regularization SSA Teachers would stop or discontinued
then what will happen to the SSA Teachers those having the qualification or degree’s
of B.Ed, D.EI.Ed courses as well as those who are still pursuing the said courses
under SSA scheme provided by IGNOU. Soon, the hopes and qualification of SSA Teachers
would go in vain. Our efforts, hard work, sincerity, reciprocal reward will ruin
at last, because we have cope numerous kind of hardship situation in this SSA service
such as posting at far flung areas, late release of monthly wages, given duties on
election time etc. If possible try to understand our problem and co-operate with
Hence, I extend support to some of the points of memorandum submitted to the Education
Commissioner by the AAPETA. I am tired of praying regarding the early release of
pending salaries to the Education Department. No more prayer for the salary release.
At this particular moment we pray for co-operation from the Education Commissioner
and the authorities concerned of Education Department regarding the continuation
of regularization process from 50% to 100% on seniority basis. Teachers are waiting
for the good days to come.
DUGI RAJU, J/T
SSA Teacher, Palin.
We the All Arunachal Contractual Staff Nurse Association would like to urge our Head
of Department to release our salary immediately which we are not getting for the
past six months. It’s impossible to continue without getting wage and moreover we
don't get any extra time for earning as our duty is stipulated. We staff nurses reside
in rented house and we don't get our payment regularly, so how can we managing our
daily life. Please no more punishment to us and kindly release our salary immediately.
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